Is dressing as Brexit for Halloween the most biting satire of 2016?
Yeah we all get what you did there
What’s the scariest thing to happen to Britain this year? Well, aside from those pesky killer clowns, it’s probably Brexit.
The EU Referendum saga plunged the country into a months-long argument, with the UK’s political environment turning into a post-apocalyptic hellscape, but with more Union Jack bunting and smiling-with-a-pint-of-ale photocalls.
So is it really a surprise, then, that Brexit was the costume du jour for politically savvy young people this year? Pro- and anti-EU revellers alike went out clad in flags and photos of Farage, using their acerbic skills to personify the concept of Brexit Britain.
Oscar Williams-Grut, a Cambridge grad who works at Business Insider UK, settled on the falling pound for his costume. He told us: “To be honest, I stole the idea from an old colleague who did a joke tweet about going as the pound for Halloween when it was tanking earlier this month.
“The reaction was pretty positive to the costume, everyone thought it was pretty funny and I managed to avoid any unwanted awkward political chat.”
Here are some more of the most piercing Brexit costumes from around the country. Try not to leave too scared.
— Chris Saint (@saintpiercing) October 30, 2016
Halloween 2016: Brexit. pic.twitter.com/YJ5m1kgHIA
— verity-jane keefe (@veritykeefe) October 29, 2016
— Andy L (@AndrewLegon) October 29, 2016
— Victor Cardenas (@vmcardenas9) October 30, 2016
— Kyle (@ko_oneill) October 30, 2016
— Bill Conlon (@invincibilly) October 29, 2016
— Rob Gainey (@RobGainey1) October 31, 2016
— Sam Elliott (@SamuelJPElliott) October 29, 2016
— Sara Kenigsberg (@skenigsberg) October 29, 2016
— Oliver Imhof (@oimho) October 29, 2016
— Megan (@megannnelliottt) October 28, 2016
— Monica Chakravarty (@MChakra) October 24, 2016
I'm going as Brexit for Halloween cause what's scarier than Britain leaving the EU pic.twitter.com/noHtEdbcww
— Niamh Corcoran (@niamhmcorcoran) October 24, 2016
— Danika Worthington (@Dani_Worth) October 23, 2016
— Alexandra Davies (@Alex_Doune) October 30, 2016