My Halloween costume for 2012: Matt Romney!

My fellow Americans, I’d like to introduce my latest Halloween costume: Matt Romney!


Mitt Romney? No, it's Matt Romney!

My five-point plan for the Mitt Romney Halloween costume went like this:

  1. Start with a suit and tie.
  2. Put a little silver in my sideburns. My wife used some silver and white eye shadow.
  3. Swoosh the hair up a little bit and lock it in with hairspray.
  4. Take off the glasses, and
  5. Add a flag. Boom!

This was a fun, easy, comfortable costume. I practiced a few of Mitt Romney’s catchphrases and I think people really enjoyed seeing “Matt Romney” around the Googleplex.

My wife and I are also trying something new for Halloween. I remember as a kid when I got a full-size candy bar for Halloween–it blew me away! I still remember those neighbors as really cool. Recently someone reminded me of that experience.

So this year, the first couple dozen kids who stop by our house are in for a nice treat:


A lot of full-size Halloween candy.

Happy Halloween, everyone! You might also enjoy seeing some of my other Halloween costumes.

34 Responses to My Halloween costume for 2012: Matt Romney! (Leave a comment)

  1. good dressing.. but for Halloween it should have been something else.. :) anyways .. nice..

  2. You do realize that one of Mitt’s sons is, in fact, Matt Romney?

    I knew him in high school. Very, very nice kid- I liked him a lot. That said, I’m not voting for his father.

  3. Woah! The sans-glasses threw me through a loop! Great costume, Matt! My heart warmed a little bit at the full size candy bars thing. Fond memories there. This halloween, kids in my city are going to probably only get one thing: Frozen.

  4. That is a truly scary costume Matt and good on you for handing out those full-size candy bars.

  5. Dan

    This was funny because one of Mitt Romney’s sons is actually named Matt Romney. That’s who I thought you were at first.

  6. You always do the best Halloween costumes – the XKCD stickman is epic. Its also the only day each year I get a @mattcutts tweet :)

  7. Lisa

    Wow!

    I second AJ, that’s pretty out there – you’ll reel the kids in with the candy bars, for sure.

    Any magic undergarb?

  8. Doesn’t everyone hand out the full-size ones?!

  9. Wow, great job, and many will find it terrifying. Seeing all those treats gives me a November 30 day challenge idea. One piece of candy per day for 30 days. :D

    Happy Halloween!

  10. Hi,

    > My wife and I are also trying something new for Halloween.

    Hello! :-)

  11. Nice one. I hope you win…best costume :)

  12. “Hey kids! I just did a Google search on ‘who hands out full size candy bars on Halloween’ and you’ll never guess what came up on Google Maps!!!”

  13. Where do you live Matt – may send my kids round :)

    As a sidenote – like the haircut – maybe you should keep it :)

  14. Gary Henderson

    If you were Obama you could of avoided buying candy. You could of just taken from those who had large amounts of candy and redistributed the wealth to those less fortunate.

  15. Great job (though it’s hard to top your Rick Astley costume).

  16. matt romney for president. you could make career in politics. after romneys electoral defeat you should become his successor. elaborated paraphrasing should be no challenge, you learned that at google extensively :-)

  17. Wow! This is one is scary, but i’m thinking to try little cuteness along with scary elements, might someone fall for me and I’ll get extra candy, I mean my little sister…

  18. Matt, I must admit – it took me 10+ seconds (after opening this in my Google Reader) to figure out who’s on the picture.
    You are truly in the character. Pretty scary…

  19. I think you need to share a few zingers for your debate with the bing party’s barack oballmer.

  20. Is it really you Matt? Nice costume if yes… you look like a FBI Agent!

  21. chris boggs

    ha nice costume! Our dentist happens to live on our street and he gives big candy bars to all his clients’ kids :)

  22. Greg

    You forgot the blue jeans!

  23. Greg Mattson

    And you have binders full of…?

  24. Awesome Matt, I love it, have fun tonight!

  25. Enjoy it while you can. Bloomberg will be banning full size candy bars soon.

  26. Jim

    Hello Matt,
    I’am going to assume you have created many millions in dollar value for the Google over the last 12 years. Have they made you a millionaire yet?

  27. LOL I guess it’s easier for you to disguise yourself as Romney than as Obama :)

    BTW love your 30 day challenge idea – your TED talk inspired me to start doing them myself – started in March & still going!

  28. I love it Matt. To add a little extra try bushing up your eyebrows a bit and darkening them… Mitt has some bushy brows :-)

    Happy Halloween!

  29. Bigdaddy

    I love the new look!!! Like the big candy bars even more ;-)

  30. This is really nice. I really like it.. Thank you for showing this up in your blog.

  31. LOL Love your sense of humor!

  32. Heyyy Matt….

    Really nice dress up.. 99% looking like Romney. Matt Romney is his son’s name. Anyway..you are looking pretty.. :)

  33. Jay

    Isn’t that the same tie you wore for your Ask Jeeves costume? ;-)

  34. still , you forgot to set a big fat smile on your face :)

    just like this ^______________^

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