Josh Romney face, Joe Biden laughing: Print out this Halloween’s best political masks.

This Halloween’s Best Political Costumes

This Halloween’s Best Political Costumes

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Oct. 18 2012 3:52 PM

This Halloween’s Best Political Costumes

Political masks make for perennially popular Halloween costumes (and bank-robbing disguises). But they tend to be uninspired: Basic, op-ed style caricatures that don’t really pick up on the nuances of our public servants. And it’s always the same cast of characters, too—the president, maybe the VP, possibly the opposing candidate if it’s an election year.

And so we give you: the Josh Romney Face and Laughing Joe Biden, meme-worthy masks to terrify trick or treaters of any political persuasion. Click on the image to enlarge—and to print out! We recommend you find a friend and go as a bipartisan pair. Happy Halloween.


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