Need a last minute Halloween costume with libertarian political flair? Unfortunately there aren't a lot of options out there, but by creatively combining some common costumes, we can come up with some pretty hilarious, pretty awesome, libertarian costume designs.
Just don't steal my Banksy "Flower Chucker" (or "Molotov Flower Bouquet") idea. I've got dibs on that. Here goes:
Uncle Sam + Doctor = The Public Option
That's right. Dress up as Uncle Sam, then dress over your Uncle Sam costume with a doctor's outfit and you are all set to show up as "the Public Option." Splash a little fake blood on for effect, and show everybody how gruesome you think socialized medicine is!
For the ladies, just find a female Uncle Sam costume and a nurse's outfit (which abound) and you're all set:
THL's coverage of the Health Care debate here, here, here, and here.
Alien + Prisoner = Illegal Alien
Is it politically correct? Probably not. Is it hilarious and fun? Absolutely. Does that make you an insensitive jerk? No. It doesn't really send a political message either way. It's just a play on words. Frankly, the pun is more offensive to basic decency than the message, or lack thereof.
Obama + Hitler = Obama as Nazi
Oh yeah. I am actually suggesting that you get an Obama mask and a Hitler costume and wear them both together. Be prepared to seriously offend some people with this and possibly get arrested if you live in Chicago or Washington. It would be so worth it.
"Why the Hitler/Obama comparison is apt."
Lady Liberty + Restraints = Our Country Right Now
If you want to be a little risqué, find a Statue of Liberty costume and add a ball-and-chain, handcuffs, and a ball gag to show up as the enslavement of our country to an oppressive government hijacked by special interests.
For couples, the guy can dress as Uncle Sam. What I absolutely cannot recommend is throwing caution to the wind and having the guy show up as Obama (or Obama-as-Nazi). That would be like- way too offensive. You'd definitely get called raaaa-cist!
Sumo Wrester + Poster board = The National Debt
Simply get a sumo wrestler outfit and hang a poster board around your neck with the label "National Debt" or "National Deficit." That should get the point across pretty quickly.
"The Startling Truth About U.S. Federal Spending."
Now go get 'em, my libertarian and conservative friends! And e-mail me pictures so that I can put them up here.