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 LeVaughn Robinson ObamaHillary Clinton documentary to premiere at Sundance Obama issues statement praising Paul Volcker Michelle Obama: Do I think US can come back from Trump impeachment? 'Oh yeah' 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.