What you’ll need:
- Three coat hangers fashioned into rings
- Dozens of women clipped out of magazines
- A disdain for Mitt Romney’s method of choosing his Cabinet members
This Halloween, let Mitt Romney’s odd turn of phrase be your guide to a stellar costume. During the second Presidential debate, the Republican candidate recounted a story from his time as governor of Massachusetts when he was searching for female candidates to help fill a cabinet position. “I went to a number of women’s groups and said, ‘Can you help us find folks; and they brought us whole binders full of women.” Romney’s words became the phrase that launched a thousand tweets, dozens of internet memes, soon made its way to Tumblr and, according to Politico, quickly became the third most-searched term on Google.
To make the costume you can either spend hours clipping photos of women out of newspapers, catalogs and magazines, with the implicit understanding that such an activity is a slightly creepy way to pass an afternoon. You would then tote the binders full of women with you to your holiday festivities. For a costume on a grander scale, you could even become the binder, sandwiching yourself between two pieces of cardboard. Of course, it’s most convincing if you are, indeed, a woman.
Women also have the option of simply gluing together binders into an ensemble suitable for public viewing. Perhaps watch a few episodes of Project Runway for inspiration. If you’re looking for the right binder for your costume, head to Amazon, where the helpful and comical reviews can surely help you select the correct binder to contain your women.
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