In order to convince people that Truman was dressed as President Harry S. Truman (and NOT as Harry Potter), I made sure we had some other identification with us. Not only was he sporting an authentic American flag lapel pin I purchased for him on a recent trip to the Mall of America in Minneapolis, he also accessorized with a replica of the famous “Dewey Defeats Truman” 1948 election outcome as erroneously reported by the Chicago Daily Tribune.
The President was also seen with his Secret Service detail, Tai, who did an excellent job of protecting him all evening.
“Psst! Don’t be alarmed, sir, but there’s a scary ghost right behind us.”
The President’s aide adjusts his tie before the briefing:
Even when Secret Service has to go to the bathroom, the President is always protected:
I love it! And the secret service agent is the perfect touch. Did he really allow those glasses to stay on his face for any length of time?
LOL Too cute!!!
Julia, he DID. But he didn’t have much of a choice, as the stems of the glasses were connected to a couple of very thin puppy collars I had clipped together and adjusted to fit around his neck, just behind his ears. :)He was actually very good about leaving them alone, and only tried to knock them off with his paws once or twice the whole evening.
Jenny, I have to say- your imagination never ceases to amaze me. That is one hell of a hilarious costume!!!!!Yay Truman and Tai!!!!
Jenny, you are brilliant at this costume thing! I love Tai as Truman’s Secret Service detail.
Oh, that’s so awesome! Great costume – I hope you won!
Aw… SOOO cute!! I love it!
That is awsome! I love both the costumes!
That is the funniest thing I have ever seen. AWESOME!!! I can’t believe you got them to wear those glasses. And the ear piece for Tai is a great touch, too!
lol! They’re so well behaved. Our dogs would be thrashing around trying to take off their costumes after 30 seconds.