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How To Dress Your Kid Like Ken Bone, Star Of The 2nd Presidential Debate

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Ever since the second presidential debate on Sunday, Oct. 9, there has been one thing — or rather, person — on people's mind. And that person's name is Ken Bone. One of the undecided voters  who was selected to ask a question during the town hall-style debate, Bone won the country over with his charm, charisma, and classic attire. Bone's shot to stardom couldn't be better timed, given that Halloween is right around the corner and many parents now want to know how to dress your kid like Ken Bone come October 31.

If you're a politically savvy parent and want to pass that passion onto your child, then you were likely leaning towards an election-themed costume to begin with. But let's be real, there are going to be a lot of little Hillary Clintons, toddler Donald Trumps, and even baby Bernie Sanderses trick-or-treating. And don't you want your child to stand out? More importantly, don't you want them to stand out for dressing as America's newest hero?

Of course, your child won't be the only one donning a Ken Bone costume this year. In an interview with The New York Times, Bone said he would be dressing as himself for Halloween. "I’ll wear the sweater again, and I’ll dress as me because I look just like me," he said. So why not get your child twinning with the debate star by dressing them as Ken Bone for Halloween. If anything, it'll get a ton of laughs from the adults in the neighborhood.

1. A Red Cable Knit Sweater

You may not be able to get your hands on the Izod that Bone wore (the New York Times reported that it sold out within a day of the debate), but a Ralph Lauren red cable knit ($60) will do just fine.

2. A Pair Of Khaki Pants

The Children's Place has both girls' khaki pants ($10) and boys' khaki pants ($12) available. So no matter which child is dressing as Bone, you're all set.

3. Some Smart-Looking Glasses

Part of Ken's iconic look includes a pair of skinny frames. If your child already has glasses, then no need to buy a new pair. But if they have 20/20 vision, pick up a pair of uxcell plastic rectangle lenses ($7).  

4. Some Comfy Brown Shoes

Your kid will definitely wear these Tanner loafers ($36) beyond Halloween night. But if you want to save some money, you can wear any pair of brown shoes paint an old pair of shoes brown.

5. A Killer Question

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Though Ken didn't ask the most iconic question of the night (that honor went to Karl Becker, who asked the candidates to say one nice thing about each other), it was still pretty intense. Make sure your tot has a few questions about the homeowners stance on regular sized candy bars, store-bought costumes, and the Teal Pumpkin Project in their back pocket.