October 29, 2019/Blog, Media

Texas Democrats Last Minute Halloween Costumes ?

Halloween is on Thursday, but are you scrambling to find a costume? Don’t worry — we’ve got you covered! Check out our list of Halloween costumes below, the tricky part will be having to choose which one to pick!

1. Ann Richards

Photo via CBS

There’s no doubt that this Texas trailblazer was anything short of a badass, and implored women to run for office in her tenure.

What you’ll need for the look: Grab yourself a maroon (or white) pantsuit, pearls, and a good wig!

2. Lyndon B. Johnson

Photo via AP

LBJ loved both his beagles and civil rights — Johnson championed many programs that still affect Americans today, such as Medicare, Head Start, the Voting Rights Act and the Civil Rights Act. If you’ve ever dreamed about dressing up as this former Texas President, look no further!

What you’ll need for the look: A blue suit and a stuffed animal in the shape of a beagle — or even better if have a beagle of your own!

3. Selena

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The Queen of Tejano was one of the most celebrated Mexican-American entertainers of the late 20th century, and is credited with catapulting Tejano music into the mainstream market. Whether you want to draw inspiration from her phenomenal Astrodome look or her classic bustier outfit as shown in the movie starring Jennifer Lopez, Selena is a Texas classic with looks that stand the test of time.

What you’ll need for the look: Bright red lipstick, a microphone with red lipstick all over the grille, purple glittery bell-bottoms and long sleeved snug crop top, silver hoop earrings, and silver boots.

4. Barbara Jordan

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Barbara Jordan was a groundbreaking African-American woman of many firsts. Not only was she was the first Black woman to be elected to the Texas Senate and the first southern Black woman to serve in the United States House of Representatives, she was the first African-American woman to deliver an address at the Democratic National Convention and the first African American to be buried in the Texas State Cemetery.

What you’ll need for the look: Round glasses, pearl earrings, a striped (or navy!) pantsuit, and even better if you can recite her historic 1976 Democratic National Convention Keynote Address!

5. Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Photo via Supreme Court of the United States

Ginsburg is a well-respected Supreme Court justice who spent her early legal career championing women’s rights, co-founding the Women’s Rights Project at the ACLU.

What you’ll need for the look: All you need is a black graduation gown, dark-rimmed glasses, lace collar, and round earrings that both say a statement but are just subtle enough!

6. Lizzo

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Lizzo is having the best year ever, and her hit “Truth Hurts” is on its way for the longest reign ever for a rap song by a female artist. Her songs are about self-care, positive body image, and embracing your sexuality — she has defied convention at every step of her career.

What you’ll need for the look: A white lacy corset with garter straps, long metallic necklaces, silver hoop earrings, fishnet pantyhose, a silver microphone
and/or a flute!

7. Impeachment

Making a political statement never looked so easy.

What you’ll need for the look: An orange wig, a navy suit (to add a little more trolling), and a print out of a peach — print a large enough size, paste it onto a piece of cardboard, pierce two holes at the top, loop ribbon through the holes, and voila!

8. Texas Is The Biggest Battleground State

You’ve probably heard by now — but Texas is the BIGGEST battleground state, and we’re so excited about that! Poll after poll shows the same thing: Democrats are beating Donald Trump, and what better way to show your Democratic pride with this easy Halloween costume?

What you’ll need for the look: Just like the impeachment costume, all you would need is cardboard, a print-out of a blue Texas of whatever size you want, and ribbon!