Outfit Inspiration

Halloween Outfit Inspiration: Politicians Edition

Vote "yes" for presidential candidate and musical-inspired politician costumes this year

By Style Girlfriend | Last Updated: Feb 25 2016

Leading up to this weekend’s frightful festivities, we’re giving you guys five full days of Halloween-inspired Outfit Inspirations. Whether you’re in it for the boos (or the booze), get into the spirit with one of these #SGapproved costumes. And be sure to check out Monday and Tuesday’s looks, too.

Drop a beat, guys: “You down with OPP GOP (Yeah you know me).”

Ok ok, maybe hip-hop doesn’t always pair well with politics, but we feel pretty confident about the connection today.

Get political with these partisan-pushing costumes:

Republican Candidate Posse
Republican presidential candidates arrive on stage for the Republican presidential debate on August 6, 2015 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. From left are: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie; Florida Sen. Marco Rubio; retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson; Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker; real estate magnate Donald Trump; former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush; former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee; Texas Sen. Ted Cruz; Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul; and Ohio Gov. John Kasich. AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Get the look:

Dark suit: SuitSupply, $499 | Shirt: LL.Bean, $45 | Tie: Tie Bar, $19

Flag pin: US Flag Store, $2 | Shoes: Clarks, $90 | Socks: Ralph Lauren, $12

Teeth whitener: Crest, $61 | Self-tanner: Tan Towel, $15 | Notebook: Mead, $12

Comb: Grooming Lounge, $10

Wear it well: If you’re working with a Taylor Swift-size #squad this Halloween, might we suggest a group costume?

All your posse members will need is an indiscernible, ill-fitting suit (we know there’s one stuffed in the back of your closet somewhere), big-as-a-fist flag pin, oddly orange glow, and – of course – conservative black dress shoes (always with the black..). Since you’ll each be vying for votes all night, make sure to take down donor names while flashing those pearly whites and pressing the flesh.

Whoever’s willing to spring for the combover wig can be the Donald.

Lin-Manuel Miranda as Alexander Hamilton

Get the look:

Colonial uniform: HalloweenCostumes.com, $64 | Wig: Party City, $20

Feather pen: Amazon, $12 | Declaration of Independence: Amazon, $6

Woodsy cologne: Malin + Goetz, $150 | Cleanser: Kiehl’s, $18 | T-Shirt: Hamilton store, $35

Playbill: Hamilton store, $10

Wear it well: Want to throw it back – like, way, way back – with your politically-themed costume this year? Go as the “founding father without a father,” first secretary of the treasury, and current Broadway sensation: Alexander Hamilton. Specifically, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s current incarnation in the hip-hop heavy Hamilton (Did I mention I’m obsessed? Because I’m obsessed). Take a quill, in case you’re inspired to pen an addendum to The Federalist Papers…or need to clear your name in a sequel to the Reynolds pamphlet.

If you’re looking for something a little lazier, opt for an outing as a #Hamiltunes fan with the show’s meme-inspired tee.

Want even more costume ideas? See last minute styles, create your favorite movie-inspired looks, or become a fictional sports hero