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.

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 ObamaMalia Obama to attend Harvard after gap year Pre-WHCD speakeasy bash draws athletes, Hollywood bigwigs and Washington insiders The Hill kicks off WHCD festivities with star-studded bash 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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