Kids' Clinton and Trump costumes more timely than ever, still just as cute

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump costumes were popular once again this year.

Story highlights

  • Clinton and Trump costumes were popular ahead of the election
  • Kids across the country lightened the mood with their takes on the candidates

(CNN)With Halloween falling a week before the election, it isn't hard to guess which costumes were popular with trick-or-treaters this year.

Halloween costumes traditionally recap the best of pop culture or newsmakers of the year, and two figures have undoubtedly dominated 2016's national discussions: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
With a lighthearted spin on what has often been a very contentious and serious election cycle, these kids' candidate costumes spread joy at every doorstep.

    I had to guys. #babyhillaryclinton #littlemerrittelizabeth

    A photo posted by Rachel Scott (@solandrachel) on

    Although it's hardly the first year that mini pantsuits and toupees have made the rounds, the costumes could not have been more timely this Halloween.

    Happy Halloween from the only Trump I'd vote for! (Baby Trump is for Hillary;)

    A photo posted by Casey Wilson (@caseyrosewilson) on

    A week before the election, the costumes poked fun at the political system.

    A photo posted by mattjmccue (@mattjmccue) on

    Some of them took to exaggerating the candidates' best known features.
    Or most recognizable looks.
    Still, even in good fun, most costumes couldn't help but take a side just a little bit.
    Even Obama got in on some of the fun on Monday.
    Next Tuesday, we'll see plenty of the real candidates.
    For now, let's enjoy their adorable child surrogates.