Still scrambling to come up with a Halloween costume that’s smart, sexy, and completely unrecognizable? Why not dress as a head of state! If nothing else, you’ll finally get to wear that suit you bought for job interviews.
But with over two hundred heads of state to choose from, how do you narrow it down to just one? Luckily for you, JD and I have nothing to do, so we’ve compiled this list of 12 Heads of State Who Would Make Great Halloween Costumes.
Pope Francis, Sovereign of Vatican City
Here is an easy costume to throw together if you are a former pope!
Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Prime Minister of Denmark
Trust me on this: a sexy Helle Thorning-Schmidt costume is going to go over way better than your Sexy Abraham Lincoln costume did last year.
Goodluck Jonathan, President of Nigeria
Because you are going to look badass in that hat.
Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada
You’ll be surprised by how much you look like Stephen Harper when you put on a rubber Stephen Harper mask. This is because Stephen Harper also wears a rubber Stephen Harper mask.
Pedro Passos Coelho, Prime Minister of Portugal
The best part about this costume is that you can use puns from the era of the Portuguese Empire as double-entendre pickup lines. “I’d like to be the first to round your Cape of Good Hope,” etc.
Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian National Authority
Telling people that you’re dressed as the president of Palestine is a great ice-breaker!
David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
If you decide to dress as David Cameron for Halloween, you can add some authenticity to your costume by driving on the wrong side of the road.
Kim Jong-un, Supreme Leader of North Korea
This one probably won’t win you any popularity points, unless you’re going to a costume party hosted by Kim Jong-un. (In which case—I hope you like cheese!)
Abdullah II, King of Jordan
If you’re going to dress as Abdullah II, don’t be boring and dress in a military uniform or regal garb, because that’s what everyone does when they wear an Abdullah II costume. Instead, dress up as Abdullah II from that time he had a cameo on Star Trek. It will basically look like you’re just wearing a Star Trek costume. Only you will know the secret!
Tony Abbott, Prime Minister of Australia
This one might seem hard to pull off, but keep in mind that the more you drink, the better your Australian accent will get. (Unless you are Australian.)
Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, Prime Minister of Iceland
Don’t get us wrong—we’re sure Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson is a very nice guy and all. But if he ever turned out to be a serial killer, you’re not going to hear a lot of people saying “But he didn’t look anything like a serial killer!”
Christopher Loeak, President of the Marshall Islands