Still don't know what you're going to be this weekend for Halloween, or how you're going to party? This isn't the year to stay in; after all, Halloween falls on a Friday night.Here are three ideas to get you started, whether you're on a budget or prefer to live it up V.I.P. style.
1. Sarah PalinThere doesn't seem to be anyone more newsworthy this fall than the GOP.'s vice-presidential candidate. She's attractive and controversial, so any Sarah Palin lookalike is bound to inspire comments and provoke conversation, even if there are five or six Palins at the party. Sarah on a budget: If you're not looking to spend Republican coin, Sarah Palin wigs are easily had; they're actually selling like challah in Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods throughout Brooklyn, reports the New York Post. Check out eBay.com for your last-second Palin hairpiece. Palin kit costumes are predictable and include Miss Alaska sashes, bikinis, and, of course, the trademark glasses. BrandsonSale offers four options: Or borrow some hockey equipment (and some lipstick) and play the hockey mom.
2. Barack ObamaOf course, Halloween is orange, not blue or red, so if you're going to have your Palins, you also must have your Obamas. Nothing wrong with looking good in a suit at a party if you're a guy either, unless, of course, you're one of those business types that wear one all day, six or seven days a week. But hey, that'd make the costume-buying easy. Barack on a budget: Well, this is simple. All you need is a nice navy blue suit, a bright red tie and a clean white shirt. If you don't look particularly like the senator, there is no shortage of cheesy masks online that can instantly transform you into a B.H.O. On most of them, a plastic Obama is flashing a bright toothy smile. Beware, some of these can get pretty scary, as they really resemble those presidential masks used to rob banks in the movie "Point Break." But hey, these masks are cheap -- HalloweenCostumes.com offers a particularly toothy version for only $23.99.