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The Girl Who Was Obsessed With the Michelle Obama Portrait Dressed As Her For Halloween

No one could've pulled it off better.

Twitter: David Mack

“I want to be Michelle Obama.” That’s what Parker Curry told her mom when she asked her what she wanted to be for Halloween. If that name sounds familiar (Parker, not Michelle), it’s because she’s the girl whose photo went viral earlier this year, when she was caught staring open-mouthed at the former First Lady’s portrait in the Smithsonian. And now she’s back, with a Halloween costume worthy of the White House.

Designed and created by Alisha Welsh of Magnolia Lake Children’s Clothing in New York, Parker’s costume was a miniature replica of the gown Mrs. Obama wore when posing for her portrait. And according to Jessica Curry, Parker’s mom, “her jaw dropped” when she saw the dress for the first time, saying, “Oh my gosh. It’s perfect!” 

In fact, the three-year-old loved her new First Lady-inspired look so much, she apparently asked to wear it again to school the day after Halloween.

After all, Parker’s love for her idol is no secret. Curry laughs, “Parker talks about Michelle Obama every day. She lets people know every day that she is the one who met Michelle Obama and she is friends with Michelle Obama.”

Which must be true, since even Mrs. Obama approved of Parker’s costume, tweeting, “You nailed the look, Parker! I love it!!!! ❤️”

But what’s even more special than the glamorous gown itself, is the message behind it. Curry explained, “As a female and as a girl of color, it’s really important that I show [Parker] people who look like her that are doing amazing things and are making history so that she knows she can do it.”