Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011

A Protester

What you'll need:
• A clever sign
• Comfortable shoes (optional)

Since the Occupy Wall Street movement made camp in lower Manhattan on Sept. 17, cities from Los Angeles to Boston to Anchorage have been periodically occupied. That means, wherever you choose to sport your protest gear on All Hallow's Eve, the getup is sure to be a hit. But there's a catch: these protesters are not one-size-fits-all, so you can't just toss on your parents' old Woodstock threads and call it a day. Indeed, these protesters wear everything from suits and ties to jeans and sneakers. The lack of uniformity in dress makes the sign the most crucial component of this costume. Wear whatever you'd like, but make sure to carry a sign that says something clever, snarky and/or negative about rich people. Just be sure your costume doesn't cost too much — you want to look much more 99% than 1%.