The best last-minute Halloween costume ideas for political animals

If you're anything like us, chances are you've left your Halloween costume until the last minute. 

Here are five election-themed, spooooooky costumes you can throw together in no time!

1. The Angry Conservative

 This Conservative supporter made headlines for swearing at reporters at a Stephen Harper rally in Etobicoke. 

What you'll need:

  • Conservative Party pin
  • Lightly coloured ill-fitted sports coat
  • Placard reading "you lying pieces of sh*t"
  • Angry demeanour

 

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2. Wayne Gretzky at a Conservative rally

Though he now says he was only doing Harper a favour and "would do the same for any PM", number 99's endorsement made the news. (The Conservatives also won 99 seats. Coincidence?)

What you'll need: 

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3. The longest writ period in over a century 

The election may have taken an eternity, but it definitely won't take quite as long to put this one together...

What you'll need:

  • A piece of paper with the word "writ" on it that you can unceremoniously drop at the beginning of the night
  • Calendar pages from August, September and October
  • A very large coffee cup to maintain energy levels
  • Nerves of steel and the strength of will not to keep looking at the polls. 

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4. Jerry Bance

If you want to really scare the neighbours, go as "pee-gate" Conservative candidate Jerry Bance!

What you'll need:

  • Wire-rimmed glasses
  • Toolbox
  • Mug containing apple juice (extra points if you casually sip from it)
  • Two friends with headphones and hidden cameras narrating your every move

 

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5. Social media gaffe

The first half of the election campaign was dominated by stories about dozens of candidates whose previous social media posts came back to haunt them, and a bunch of other social media gaffes. The options are endless. 

What you'll need:

  • A poster board with the Facebook or Twitter logos written on them with a square cut-out for you to put your face through
  • Take your pick of a dumb statement
  • You could even go as Canada's "Prime Minster"

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Happy Halloween!

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