Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the social media savvy congresswoman representing the 14th district of New York, has taken to Twitter to announce her team's Harvest and Halloween Celebration on Oct. 31, and to ask for help coming up with a last-minute Halloween costume.
As most people are aware, tweets from a member of the government giving social media users free rein to comment can lead to citizens airing their grievances against their policies instead. But, surprisingly, social media users have been rather genuine in their suggestions.
The Good News: We are hosting a kids’ Halloween/Harvest celebration party for NY-14 families tomorrow! 🎃🍂— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) October 30, 2019
The Bad News: I haven’t had time to put together a costume :(
Any favorite last minute costume ideas out there? Help!
Naturally, some suggestions were politically-themed.
RBG!!!— 🇯🇵 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐭 ᴮᴼᴼ 𝐛𝐚𝐛𝐲 🇧🇩 (@nicefaceilikeit) October 30, 2019
Donald Trump?— RheinMain Aviation (@FlyingFan1) October 30, 2019
Go as a Future American President. You won't have to wear anything different or change your makeup.— Denis Viens du Lac (@nelsonstreetlad) October 30, 2019
Break the internet and go as Ivanka. You could carry around some fake Chinese parents and a slice of cake (as in “Let them eat....”)— Dave Zirin (@EdgeofSports) October 30, 2019
Go as Mark Zuckerberg asking you to repeat the question— Carol Zara from Alien Toilet Monsters® (@carolzara) October 30, 2019
Rosie the Riveter!— mandatory patriotism is fascist 💀 (@bonniejean___) October 30, 2019
Others, however, offered simply solid last-minute costume ideas.
Easiest option is to be a werewolf. Werewolves look just like regular people when there's not a full moon.— Marq Edwin (@MarqEdwin27) October 30, 2019
wear regular clothes— Jennifer Hale (@jhaletweets) October 30, 2019
tape a sign to your chest that reads “yay ceiling!”
you’re a ceiling fan.
inspired by @RandyCoppinger
And then, of course, more than one critic couldn't resist throwing in their two cents.
Just go as yourself and talk. You'll scare the bejabbers out of everybody.— Darren Yancy (@dgyancy65) October 30, 2019
Be yourself. That is costume enough— Stefanie Daubert (@Stefild) October 30, 2019
Get an orange jumpsuit and a blonde wig you can be Hillary Clinton in a better world— Hick (@AfloatHickory) October 30, 2019
Hopefully, AOC will be able to scrounge up a solid Halloween costume in the knick of time, as Team AOC's Halloween & Harvest Celebration is set to kick off on Thursday at 4 p.m. in the Bronx. Attendees can expect "fun, games, and crafts for kids, and candy and music for ALL!" according to the Facebook event.
Happy Halloween everyone - don’t boo, vote! 👻— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 1, 2018
Thank you to all our NY-14 families who turned out to our community Halloween party in the Bronx.
From chicken little to peacocks, there were so many amazing costumes tonight. I came as a bodega cat 🐱 pic.twitter.com/N7WdxI2xF6
Last year, AOC attended the community event dressed as a bodega cat, so another New York-themed costume would be one way to go. Perhaps, Joaquin Phoenix's Joker — if only so she could pose on "the Joker stairs" in the Bronx.
What do you think Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez should dress up as for Halloween this year?
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