Introduction: Have a Political Halloween... Make a Barack Obama Costume!

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Ok, I admit this wasn't technically a Halloween costume. November 3rd started spirit week at my school, each day involves dressing up to a particular theme. Seeing as the fourth was election day, and the third was super hero day, I chose to dress up as Obama! This costume is super simple, and only requires one out of the ordinary particular item.

Step 1: Materials

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The Mask

This hardest thing to get your hands on will be a Barack Obama mask. I checked six stores and they were all sold out. Luckily, my mom has a good friend who's an artist, and loves this kind of project. She offered to make my mask for me, it came out amazingly! To keep it on, I popped the lenses out of some flat glasses and hot glued them onto the back of the mask.


While anything nice looking will do, I decided on a pair of black slacks and a white dress shirt. The collar was unbuttoned and my sleeves were rolled up. Tuck it all in with a belt, and you're starting to look good.


A nice watch and shoes will add to the effect. I wore a regular pair of sneakers, because I'd be in them for the whole day, and nice shoes are uncomfortable. I contemplated wearing a black long sleeved shirt underneath it all, to replicate skin color...but it would have been too hot. Also, I wore a sticker that I recieved from the democratic headquarters that said "VOTE Nov. 4" and had a picture of Barack on it. This was perfect because it was the day before election day.

Step 2: Get the Personality Down

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Barack Obama is a very eloquent person, if you spend a bit of time reading some quotes and listening to his voice, you should be able to play pretty convincing Presidential Candidate! Enjoy your new costume!

True Story:

The lady who made my mask was out voting, and she overheard to mom's (also voting) talking about spirit week. One of them mentioned that there was a student dressed as Barack Obama, and the other one said, "Yeah, I heard about that, apparently he had a really cool mask." She was glowing when she heard that. Anyways, the moral is, making your own costume definitely pays off, compared to buying one.


Texasgreenie (author)2010-05-04

But where's the teleprompter????? 

reeree40 (author)Texasgreenie2011-03-28

ha, your funny (no sarcasm used)

TragicSnowfall (author)2010-10-07

I think I'd accidentally shoot the poor guy before giving him candy.

reeree40 (author)TragicSnowfall2011-03-28

nice :-{D <----mustache

lbrewer42 (author)2010-01-21

 Wow!  This is one of the scariest costumes I have ever seen ;^))

bounty1012 (author)2009-09-30

Lol, the ears arent big enough.

RenegadePogo (author)2008-11-11

this instructable is presidential now

haha..yep! And I mean, if you'd vote for obama, you should probably vote for him in the halloween contest, too.

Radioactv Biohazard (author)2009-01-24

That's Obama-rama!

spiffytessa (author)2009-01-20

Barack Obama is amazing... I live in Canada, but we still got to miss some school to watch the live feed from the ceremony this morning.

Cryptonat (author)2008-11-06

Why would you want to? Bleh.

cheeseboy (author)2008-11-06

AH!!! its so scary, lol nice XD

Labot2001 (author)2008-11-04

Awesome job! Good luck to Obama for you today... May the best man win ;-)

Skreetsha (author)Labot20012008-11-05

Obama? Of course, he won! :D

AnarchistAsian (author)Labot20012008-11-04

not just that, but he's so far ahead, it's just crazy, i mean, at one point, he had MORE THAN 3 TIMES AS MANY ELECTORAL VOTES OMG

Xander da gr8 (author)2008-11-04


AnarchistAsian (author)2008-11-04

go obama!

and, oh no, the girlie's face is blurred! =-0

Yeah...she didn't know I'm using the photo here, so I figured I'd blur it.


bumpus (author)2008-11-03

Yay Girlies! :D

Labot2001 (author)bumpus2008-11-04

I'll second that!

JellyWoo (author)bumpus2008-11-04


Pumpkin$ (author)2008-11-04

nice XD

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