10 Costume Ideas Only DC Can Love
Brandon Wetherbee | jenntisdale | kaylee | Oct 23, 2017 | 2:00PM |

Fire up that Amazon Prime account and head to the one Home Depot still left in this city, you’ve got some costumes to make.

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Costume: Capitalist
What you need: MAGA hat, Bernie shirt, Hillary pin
Where to wear it: The airport. You can buy all this stuff in DCA from
the same stand.
What happens if you’re mistaken for the real thing: What’s real? What’s fake?

Costume: The Wharf
What you need: A half-finished costume
Where to wear it: The three stores at The Wharf that are open
What happens if you’re mistaken for the real thing: Head to Shake Shack baby because it’s the only thing open!

Costume: Michelin Guide Inspector
What you need: Uneven (and expensive) taste
Where to wear it: Kinship, Centrolina, Rasika, Fiola Mare, Marcel’s and Little Serow
What happens if you’re mistaken for the real thing: Free food? Free drinks? The best time of your life?

Costume: Local
What you need: D.C. flag tattoo, t-shirt featuring a neighborhood you’ve visited once
Where to wear it: Every coffee shop that isn’t Starbucks
What happens if you’re mistaken for the real thing: People will ask you about Shaw.
Costume: White Dude on Bumble/Tinder Surrounded by Children of Color in an Impoverished Country
What you need: A white dude. Some kids. Privilege.
Where to wear it: Standing in front of a nonprofit organization you’ve never volunteered for
What happens if you’re mistaken for the real thing: Swipe left and keep on moving.
Costume: Store/Restaurant that Opens and Closes Within a Year
What you need: Going out of business sale sign
Where to wear it: Bucketfeet, Kit & Ace, Shaw Bijou
What happens if you’re mistaken for the real thing: Open the same store/restaurant in a different location
Costume: Protest sign
What you need: An actual protest sign
Where to wear it: One of the protests that happen DAILY
What happens if you’re mistaken for the real thing: Protest
Costume: Capital One Arena
What you need: Any Verizon Center gear and a sharpie
Where to Wear it: Verizo …Er we mean Capital One Arena
What happens if you’re mistaken for the real thing: Charge something on that Capital One card to make you feel better!
Costume: José Andrés
What you need: Chefs coat, toque, Spanish accent
Where to wear it: Trump Hotel
What happens if you’re mistaken for the real thing: You have to serve more meals in Puerto Rico than FEMA.

Costume: Former White House staff
What you need: A Metro card because you won’t be employed for long
Where to wear it: The White House for about 10 minutes before you’re fired
What happens if you’re mistaken for the real thing: Go on the offensive immediately