Step 1: Materials
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
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.