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Party Dress

Skip the rubber masks this election season and get conceptual with these tips for pulling off all four major candidates from writers, gossips, and haberdashers.


Sarah Palin and Family

"Miss Alaska! Get a white sash with powder-blue lettering: Miss Alaska on the front, Miss Vice-President on the back. Throw on a wig and glasses." —Todd Kenig, CEO of Ricky's NYC

"If you go as Sarah Palin, people will just think you're Tina Fey. But you could go in an eighties Sarah Palin costume, from her basketball era. And bring lots of babies! And even babies holding other babies!" —Joel Stein, Los Angeles Times

"Yes, Tina Fey may have done it better than you, but if you're a brunette with long hair, you too can be Sarah Palin. Just add a twist:

  • Sarah Palin with a rifle (and a moose with a target on its back)
  • Sarah Palin with a rifle (and John McCain with a target on his back)"
Rachel Sklar, Huffington Post

"There will be so many Sarah Palin–with–a–hunting–rifle costumes that, to be original, dress up as Palin's knocked-up 17-year-old daughter, Bristol. All you need is a prairie dress and a pillow underneath it. Maybe carry cookies from Bristol Farms so no one confuses you with a pre-baby Jamie Lynn Spears." —Peter Davis, Paper

“Forget the candidates, I'd just sling on my hockey jersey, grab a date and a doll (or a really sleepy baby), and hit the street as Levi Johnston.” —S.T. VanAirsdale, Defamer

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