Halloween in D.C. brings on a plethora of politically-inspired costumes and tiny tots are not exempt from that scene. Don’t be basic just because it is an election year. Look beyond the Donald and Hillary this All Hallows Eve and dress your kid in a D.C.-style only a native would know. Click through the slideshow to get inspired.

Nosh the Night Away

Everyone, including the tourists, knows about the institution that is Ben’s Chili Bowl. Get ready to take that hot dog costume to the next level when you add on a topping of felt made chili with diced white onions. So cute it may help you in the actual establishment’s line later on that night.

Do you have any D.C.-centric Halloween costume ideas? Tell us about it in the comments section below. 

—Victoria Mason

Photos: Karl Johnson via Flickr, Flo’s shots 4 me via Flickr, Target.com, Gordon via Flickr, Jill Watson via Flickr, EaglebrookSchool via Flickr, Mount Vernon