If you don’t have a costume yet, let me spark your imagination with these eight ideas for topical costumes.
1. Cap and Trade (couple’s costume) or Cap’n Trade
2. The Box that Balloon Boy Hid In
3. The Public Option
5. Chair of the Nobel Peace Prize Selection Committee
6. Lady Gaga’s Poker Face
7. The Inexplicable Success of the Snuggie
8. The Weak Dollar
Or, if you’re not feeling topical, perhaps try an Internet meme costume.
Aaron Gotwalt has posted a video of what may be the best costume ever.