Over the weekend I attended Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Arts Center’s politically-themed fundraiser, The Third Party. I’m never one to turn down an opportunity to dress-up according to theme, so I headed to a local costume shop to see if they would have any patriotic or political themed costumes.

Big foam heads are sure to be a hit at a costume party near you.

I’d hit the jackpot! This year’s presidential election is all over the media and a frequent topic of conversation among coworkers, friends, and family. It makes sense that you’re going to see a lot of Hillarys, Dons, and the occasional Bernie at a Halloween party near you.

Go for the presidential look, or just like an American flag come to life.


Probably the coolest item I’m seeing this year is the big foam head. Of course I had to try one on, and while you lose a little peripheral vision, the big head cutouts are actually pretty light, comfortable and not too difficult to see out of. Pair with a nice pantsuit and an American flag pin, and you’ve got an easy, timely costume for this year.