October 27, 2016 7:00 AM EDT It’s a historical accident that Election Day falls so soon after Halloween. But the two dates are linked every four years by the inevitable politically themed costumes.
This year is no different, with costumes for Democratic presidential nominee
Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump already popping up on social media.
It helps that this year’s options include both a male and a female costume and that both candidates have distinct personal styles: for her, a
pantsuit; for him, a boxy suit and Make America Great Again cap.
As America counts down the days to the election, here’s a closer look at some of the horrors that Halloween revelers have come up with.
Read More: How Donald Trump’s Clothes Reinforce His Campaign An employee wearing a mask of Donald Trump poses for a photograph at the Shenzhen Lanbingcai Latex Crafts Factory in Shenzhen, China, on Oct. 18, 2016. The factory runs a small scale production of Donald Trump masks for local distribution within mainland China. Anthony Kwan—Getty Images Workers of Ogawa Rubber Inc. are making rubber masks of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton at its factory in Omiya, Saitama Prefecture on June 9, 2016. Koji Ito—AP Gil Mobley wears a Donald Trump costume while singing a song about him as protesters rally in front of the Trump Hotel in Las Vegas on Feb. 23, 2016.
Josh Edelson—AFP/Getty Images #RevolutionIsSexy Marni & Elliot at the Javitz Center outside the Hillary Clinton rally with Governor Cuomo in N.Y., on April 4, 2016. Mark Apollo—Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton impersonators at Super Tuesday watch Hillary Clinton in Miami on March, 1, 2016. Melina Mara—The Washington Post/Getty Images A dog dressed up as Donald Trump attends the 25th Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade in N.Y., on Oct. 24, 2015. Timothy A. Clary—AFP/Getty Images Hunter Tirpak, 2, is dressed as Donald Trump as he adjusts a campaign sign outside his home in Tuscarora, Pa., on Oct. 12, 2016. Christopher Dolan—The Citizensí Voice/AP Dressed as Donald Trump, 13-year-old Razvan Godja (C) and 26 other children wear Halloween costumes as they take the Oath of Allegiance during their naturalization ceremony at the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services Washington Field Office on Oct. 30, 2015. Godja, who was born in Romania, and the other children became some of the United States' youngest and newest citizens on the day before heading out for the American tradition of trick-or-treating. Chip Somodevilla—Getty Images Donald Trump signs a Trump doll for a girl dressed in costume like him during a campaign rally in Sumter, S.C., on Feb. 17, 2016. Jim Watson—AFP/Getty Images Hillary Clinton poses with a fan wearing a mask bearing her likeness as she campaigns at a block party outside the Mayfair Diner Philadelphia on April 17, 2008. Joe Raedle—Getty Images People wearing masks of Hillary and Bill Clinton attend the West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnival on Oct. 31, 2007. Gabriel Bouys—AFP/Getty Images Donald Trump impersonator Robert Ensler stands for a photograph before Trump, speaks at a campaign rally in Las Vegas on Feb. 22, 2016.U.S., on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016. David Paul Morris—Bloomberg/Getty Images An attendee wears an inmate costume and mask in the likeness of Hillary Clinton during the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland on July 21, 2016. Daniel Acker—Bloomberg via Getty Images More Must-Reads From TIME Meet the 2024 Women of the Year Greta Gerwig's Next Big Swing East Palestine, One Year After Train Derailment In the Belly of MrBeast The Closers: 18 People Working to End the Racial Wealth Gap How Long Should You Isolate With COVID-19? The Best Romantic Comedies to Watch on Netflix Want Weekly Recs on What to Watch, Read, and More? Sign Up for Worth Your Time