The Best Presidential Halloween Costumes

While the commercialization of Halloween began in the United States in the 1900s, it had not been till first lady Mamie Eisenhower that witches, goblins, broomsticks, and jack-o’- lanterns made their method into the White House. Because the Eisenhower days, every head of state has hosted a Halloween event. Also vice head of states, first dogs, and White House team have participated on the fun.

Patricia Nixon, spouse of then-Vice President Richard Nixon, with her daughters 8-year-old Patricia and 6-year-old Julia on Halloween, 1954. Mrs. Nixon made the outfits herself.

Head of state Kennedy delights in a laugh with his kids Caroline and John Jr. dressed in Halloween costumes, 1963.

Tricia Nixon, child of Head of state Nixon, greets visitors coming to trick-or-treat at the White House, 1969. The Nixon’s organized a Halloween party for underprivileged kids in the Washington area.

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First lady Betty Ford and her secretary dress up a skeletal system for Halloween in the President’s chair in his personal research study, 1974.

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President Bill Clinton as well as Hillary Clinton dressed as James as well as Dolley Madison at Hillary’s Halloween outfit birthday celebration at the White House, 1993.

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Vice Head Of State Al Gore and also Tipper Gore position for an image in their fancy Charm and the Monster inspired outfits, 1995.

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4 years later on, the Gore’s again wowed the White House with their performances of animation characters “Underdog” as well as “Polly Purebred.”

Even the White House animals sign up with the festivities. Right Here India, Miss Beazley and also Barney, the pets of George W. Bush, sit for photos on the White House lawn in their Halloween costumes, 2007.

Vice Head of state Prick Cheney’s Labrador retrievers also dressed up that year. Jackson dressed as Darth Vader, and also Dave as Superman.

First lady Michelle Obama greets trick-or-treaters at Obama’s initial Halloween at the White House, 2009. They commemorated by inviting pupils as well as armed forces family members over for some Halloween fun.

The White House is seen covered in Halloween decorations on Monday, Oct. 30, 2017 as Head Of State Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump hand out treats to children from the Washington, D.C. area as well as from army households.