The likeness is spooky: Go trick-or-treat with these Senate candidate masks

Just in time for Halloween, we're offering readers help for their Halloween costumes — or at least the mask portion of the disguise. The clothing is up to you. And, just in time for Tuesday's election, we're providing caricature masks of the two popular political newsmakers in Kentucky's Senate race: Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell and his Democratic opponent, Alison Lundergan Grimes. (For a caricature mask of Libertarian candidate David Patterson, go to

Tips for making your mask:

■ Use glue — or rubber cement, if you're a neatnik — to attach this page to a heavy-stock paper product such as a manila file folder, a piece of lightweight cardboard (like the kind that comes in a men's dress shirt), the front or back of a calendar, a piece of poster board, the front of a cereal box, etc.

■ Cut as close to the image of the mask as possible.

■ Glue a paint-mixing stick or a wooden ruler to the back of the chin of the mask.

■ After you've attached the cardboard, use scissors or an X-Acto knife to cut out the eyes. Adjust the openings to fit your eyes.

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