Introduction: Halloween Costume: Swing Voter
Shortly after Halloween ends this year, millions of Americans will go to the polls to vote in this year's presidential election. That means, for all the politically active comedians in the audience, that this is your last chance to make a political statement while stirring up some laughs at your costume or office party.
As an Ohioan, I am often told that Ohio is a swing state in this year's up and coming election. As such, my fellow Ohio brethren and I have been deemed "Swing Voters". Neither candidate, to the knowledge of the author, has released a compelling platform in favor of swingsets and playgrounds, so as a swing voter I can't help but feel somewhat left out. Therefore this Halloween I will be standing up for recess and the interests of swing voters everywhere!
So let's get started...
Update: Featured?! Thanks Instructables, I really appreciate it.
Step 1: Construct a Sign
This step is fairly straightforward. Write a witty phrase on a sign (cardboard or wood work well) and then attach the sign to a sign pole (wood scraps or dowels work well for this purpose).
For best results, make a double-sided sign or 2 signs, each poking fun at a particular candidate. Alternatively, protest in favor of the issues important to swing voters (example phrases provided below).
-"Obama voted to support jungle gym interests 4 times"
-"McCain supported anti-monkey bar initiatives twice"
-"Protect our Playgrounds!"
-"Defend Right to Recess"
EDIT: After a field test of the costume (aka Halloween), it was noted that wind is a probable factor for the sign, so when building it, consider making sure its strong enough to withstand a light breeze.
Step 2: The Shirt
The shirt is incredibly simple, simply buy a super cheap shirt from Wal Mart or Goodwill or Target (or wherever), and write something witty on it. Uncreative or afraid people won't get your costume? Just write "Swing Voter" on it. If you want to get fancy, you can silkscreen your shirt.
As an addition to the shirt, get buttons from both political candidates. By wearing both you can proudly display your indecisiveness.
Step 3: Summary
The true beauty of the swing voter costume is its simplicity. Such a costume can easily be made in under an hour for very little money, and many of the materials are available in an average household. So this Halloween, go out there and have some fun, with the Swing Voter costume!