The chill of October is finally in the air, and there's not much time left until the spookiest holiday of the year. What better way to celebrate the upcoming general election than by using it as inspiration for your couples costume? For those of you who have waited to see a woman take the White House, this is the time to let everyone know where your political loyalties lie and support our (hopeful) future commander-in-chief. Creating a couples costume for Hillary and Bill Clinton doesn't have to be costly or difficult. Let's celebrate the political powerhouse (oh, and Bill, too) this holiday season.
Hillary and Bill recently celebrated their 41st anniversary together. It's been a long time since the two met, and they've weathered their fair share of scandals and setbacks, but they have proven to America that they're in it to win it. You and your partner don't have to be as committed as the political couple, but when choosing your costume, it might be helpful to consider some of the history Hillary and Bill have together. From Bill's affair with Monica Lewinsky and later impeachment to Hillary's duties as senator and secretary of state, the two have worked their way past pretty much any obstacle in their way. For the first costume, let's take it back to the early days.
1. Hippie Hillary And Bill
Step 1: For Bill, I'd suggest looking for a wig that embodies the true glory that was Bill's hair in this picture. Unfortunately, they're hard to find, so you might have to settle for this wig, and then rough it up a bit so that it's wild and crazy. Throw on a corduroy blazer, turtleneck, and wide jeans, and you're good to go.
Step 2: For young Hillary's look, a pea coat, boot cut jeans, and black heeled boots will have you feeling like a college student. Accentuate with some Lennon-esque sunglasses and a shoulder-length wig, and you're all set.
Step 3: Grab some books and pretend you attended Yale.
2. Grandparents Hillary And Bill
Step 1: A little less formal than typical Hillary and Bill, they were still matching in preppy, neutral-colored jackets. While Hillary's jacket is very unique, this houndstooth jacket from Etsy is a similar look, and pairing it with a black shirt, black pants, and a Hillary wig will get you close to the look you want.
Step 3: To illustrate the grandparents point, use a baby doll like this one to carry around throughout the night. Feel free to call him Aidan and fawn over your youngest grandchild.
3. Young(er) Hillary And Bill
Step 1: For Hillary, a nice vintage button-up suit will really make the look. Even better if there's padded shoulders to give it an authentic '90s feel. Try this vintage skirt suit set. Layer a neutral turtleneck underneath and add a Hillary mask.
Step 3: Look young and hopeful. Remember, at this point, Bill hasn't been impeached and Hillary hasn't sat through 11 hours of Bengazi hearings.
4. Campaigning Hillary And Bill
Step 1: For Hillary, show your support in a Bill for First Gentleman.
Step 2: Add these fun Hillary sunglasses.
Step 4: Wear your support for the political couple proudly. Pretend that these are Hillary and Bill's casual day-off clothing for when they need to give each other an extra boost. Or layer under a blazer to make it more presidential.
5. Pneumonia Hillary And Bill
Step 1: Even presidential candidates get sick sometimes (many months of handshakes will do that to a person.) For this costume, use this handy Hillary paper mask, throw on these cool and comfy Hillary pajamas, and grab a box of tissues. No need to do any makeup or hair or anything — you're sick! Take it easy and get some rest. Let Bill deal with the details.
Step 2: For Bill, use a matching paper mask and attend to Hillary's needs. You might need to stump for her while she takes a few days off to rest, so make sure you have the proper blazer, chinos, and Hillary pin to get America pumped up for Hillary.
6. Hillary And Bill For Prison
Step 1: Feed right into the Trump supporters' dislike for Hillary and their belief that she should be in jail. Find a Hillary mask, like this one from Amazon. You can either throw on a black and white striped T-shirt and pants, or go for the all-orange look. Either way, your fellow party-goers will get it.
7. Democratic National Convention Hillary And Bill
Step 1: A white pantsuit for Hillary. This white ASOS blazer is the perfect crisp and professional jacket worthy of accepting the Democratic Party's nomination. Yes, it's almost $90, but think of all the glass ceilings you'll smash when you wear it to your next board meeting. Totally worth it. Add a smiling Hillary mask to celebrate.
Step 2: An equally tailored suit jacket for your Bill will have you both looking presidential. This black H&M blazer is a reasonable price for a great-fitting jacket he'll be able to wear over again. Use this laughing Bill mask to communicate your joy.
No matter which Hillary and Bill costume you choose, you're sure to sleep easy knowing the election is almost over.