Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Sarah Palin Costumes

As I write this, the election results haven't come in yet, so it's hard to tell if these costumes are tragically ironic, ironically ironic, or just plain unoriginal costumes. Everyone knew that the Sarah Palin costume was going to be huge this year, but I wanted to wait a few days to let people upload their photos to Flickr to determine the results. Just like waiting to get in the full election results of a state to "call it". Relevant, right?

Verdict is: there were more Sarah Palin costume photos than I can reasonably show here. I'm talking TONS. I couldn't get even close to finish searching and I had found over 50 different men and women dressed as S.P. Keep in mind this only applies to people who actually bothered to upload their Halloween photos and tag them individually within 5 days after taking them.

Here's my main gripe with these costumes. I found the biggest fault not in the concept but in the execution. This should have been an easy costume to get right. But as you can see, some people couldn't even cobble together a decent business suit. I don't want to sound like your mom, but seriously, people - in these times of economic uncertainty, the one thing you really should invest in is a good interview suit.

Mom chastising over; please enjoy the costume option you all knew was too obvious:













10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm amazed by the incredible amount of public interest in Sarah Palin. Good or bad, she's become somewhat of a pop icon. People are dressing like her to be and/or mock her all at the same time.

For instance, I found this video on dressing like Palin:

http://www.mindbites.com/lesson/668-how-to-dress-like-sarah-palin

Jeff said...

Did that guy third picture from the bottom dress up as Franklin from Arrested Development, or is it just racist? :p

Anonymous said...

I'm hoping that guy was a really off-the-mark attempt at Obama.

kdub said...

I was reading people's match.com profiles aloud at work today in my Sarah Palin voice. It put a whole new twist on those tired phrases.

cpe said...

The funny thing is, NOBODY that has dressed as Sarah Palin looks anywhere near as good as the real Sarah Palin (including Tina Fey). I'm no Sarah Palin fan, but she's good looking. And all these people are not doing her justice.

Jenny said...

Is that Rachel Dratch in the 8th picture down? Because if so, that's just extra hilarious.

The Honorable Mayor of Bethville said...

I'm really glad I stayed in and ate candy.

Anonymous said...

How about the guy in the background of picture 2 with both fingers in his nose?

Anonymous said...

Hate to break it to you, but guy in picture 2 is fixing his fake mustache.

Anonymous said...

These people are not doing Sarah Palin. They're doing Tina Fey doing Sarah Palin. Like Norm McDonald doing Dan Aykroyd doing Bob Dole.