Mitt Romney Costume
Presidential (or candidate-for-president) costumes are always pretty easy to do, and the Mitt Romney costume is no exception! Romney is perhaps one of the most well-known Republican and one that is often pitted against Obama (Obama costume anyone?)…so how can you be this most controversial Republican? Pretty easily with a few basic pieces from your (or your father’s) closet.
#1. A Blue Tie. Take a look at the actual picture of Mitt Romney – the most outstanding part of it is his tie!! For someone in office, great care is taken into the color of the tie that they are selecting – red is often a color of choice as it signifies power, wealth, and strength – you will often see a president wearing this color! In this particular photo of Romney above, you will notice that he is wearing a blue tie. Blue ties represent peace – they are soothing and calming ties and meant to put you at ease and let you know that you’re here for the long haul. To be Romney, you will want to find a blue tie!
#2. Black Suit – Your costume should include a black business suit – meaning a black blazer (with a white collared shirt underneath), and black slacks with black shoes. Remember, you want to look well-presented and put together.
#3. The Romney Hair! – So now you have the costume put together, the last step is to focus on your hair. It should be greying around the temples (easily done with some white face makeup brushed along the temples of your head). The hair should also be well-combed and geled into place with a slight lift in the center. If you’re a female, or you don’t have the full head of thick hair that romney has, you can buy a latex halloween mask to wear!! 🙂
#4. Attitude – Finally, don’t forget your facial expression! Be sure when you walk around to wear a broad smile and shake people’s hands! You can even throw in some of Romney’s most famous quotes to get more in character, say things like “Education is the investment our generation makes in the future” (Mitt Romney) or “Isn’t it fitting that so many of those who have contempt for the private sector will soon find themselves back in it?” (quoted from Romney).