Occupy Halloween: The 10 Best Costume Ideas Straight from Occupy Wall Street
Still looking for the perfect Halloween costume? Occupy Wall Street is all the rage this year. Check out some of the best costumes spotted among the 99 percent.
Noble Philosopher/Creepy Old Guy
Pull out that Intro to Philosophy textbook and look up this guy—Diogenes of Sinope, the Greek philosopher who lived a poor life and was critical of government and society. The epitome of what a 300 B.C. "occupier" might look like. Plus, if people are confused by your musings, you can just tell them you're a creepy old guy who lives on Social Security and you are—you guessed it—the 99 percent.
Money-Hungry Wall Street Zombie
Zombies. They walk through life—or death?—without much regard for others. Sound like the Wall Streeters to you? Then throw on your traditional zombie garb, stuff a few dollar bills (or $100s, if you dare) into your mouth, and walk around like you own the place. Because chances are, you probably do.
Madame Scales of Justice
Do you feel justice is blind? Want to have at it with a badass medieval sword? Bring this trusim to life—or rather, to your Halloween style.
V for Very Frustrated with the Economy
"Remember, remember, the Seventeenth of September, the Gunpowder Treason and Plot. I know of no reason why the Gunpowder Treason should ever be forgot... But what of the man? I know his name was Wall Street and I know, in 2011, he attempted to blow up the economy."
Time for [Spare] Change
Sporting ol' George W. (the original W.) on his tête, this costume is a bit more than just spare change.
The Master of Degrees
Shackled to his student loans, weighed down by his debt, forced to protest by day and apply for jobs by night. The Master of Degrees is a classic costume choice for any post-grad- and at almost no cost! Dust off that cap and gown and ball up those student loan statements to make one memorable costume.
Porky the Protester
Redefine Washington's idea of "pork" by strapping on a pig's mask and asking for change.
Lost In Space
Shoot for the moon and you'll land among the 99 percent.
Musician & Occupier Tom Morello
First, throw on a hoodie, grab a guitar and then...wait, that is Tom Morello. Well then.
Keep It Simple: The 99%
Looking for a way to show your true 99%, without the trouble or the cost (let's be honest—we are the 99%)? No problem! All you need is your favorite protestin' shoes, cardboard, and a marker. You can take the catchy/controversial phrase route, or the simple 99% approach. We're happy to say the 1% has no say in this choice.
Brian Stewart is the communications manager at Campus Progress.
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