Will Obamas skip Halloween costumes again this year?
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Let “POTUS Halloween Costume Watch 2013” begin…

President Obama has typically shied away from getting in on the costumed-fun on Oct. 31, donning a fall getup (sweater and slacks) most years to welcome trick-or-treaters to the White House.

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But for his first Halloween without facing a reelection fight in the future, could this be the year that the commander in chief debuts a festive outfit?

Obama isn’t the only West Wing resident to forgo wearing an alter ego’s outfit on Halloween. While Michelle ObamaMichelle ObamaMichelle Obama surprises Chance the Rapper with BET Awards video Michelle Obama holds fitness 'bootcamps' for friends Obama marks Father’s Day: ‘I'm most proud to be Sasha and Malia's dad’ MORE wore a leopard-print top and fuzzy ears to celebrate the spooky holiday back in 2009, she hardly went full-on with her cat costume.

The first lady traded her feline wardrobe for non-costumed clothing in the following years, opting for regular apparel on Halloween.

The Obamas are poised to greet local children and military families at the White House for trick-or-treating on Thursday evening. 

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