This “BABErham” costume was to poke fun at the idea that costume companies have a “sexy” version of every type of costume. There’s never been a Sexy Abraham Lincoln, for good reason, so I decided to create a Homemade Sexy Abraham Lincoln Costume myself. I used materials I already had, high heel shoes, nude fishnet stockings, black tap shorts, black and white corset, and a black blazer. I did buy a black tophat and crepe wool and spirit gum for the beard. I made the “Vote Baberaham Lincoln” button on my word processor and laminated it with packaging tape and pinned it to my blazer with a safety pin.

It was a really successful costume in that it was funny and creepy and unique!