Despite not winning the Democratic nom, Bernie Sanders will definitely have a place in a lot of people’s hearts as the spunky elderly man with the hair of a cartoon mad scientist (I mean that in the best way possible). His look is truly iconic, so we could not resist doing a Bernie Sanders Halloween costume DIY.

Generally, political figures make pretty straightforward and easy costumes. We already have tutorials on how to be Bill and Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, if you want to dress your gang up as the major political figures of 2016 for Halloween.


For this Bernie Sanders costume, we dressed photographer Kurt in some slacks, white shirt, jacket and dress shoes from Target. I bought a pair of sunglasses from Walgreens and punched out the lenses to make them into old man glasses. I also bought a red tie from Ross for extra political-ness.


For Bernie’s famous wacky hair, I bought a California Costumes Rude Grandpa Wig ($12) from Amazon and Misty, our fabulous beauty editor, fluffed it up so the hairs would stick up in different directions.


We lovingly call Kurt Burt sometimes, so today he was known as Burtie :)


Normally, Kurt is behind the camera, so it was awesome seeing his modeling chops. You go Burtie!


Feel the Bern!


Yes, this is Bernie dancing the Hotline Bling dance.


He was dancing so well, his BFFs Hillary, Bill and Trump decided to join him!

Which political figure will you dress up as for Halloween? Share your photos with us on Instagram using the hashtag #iamcreative and tag @BritandCo. Need even more inspiration? Head to Pinterest STAT.

DIY Production + Styling: Irene Lee
 Photography: Kurt Andre and Brittany Griffin
 Model: Kurt Andre

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