Shopping for the Fourth? Be sure to remember the basics and plan your outfit thoroughly.
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Uncle sam independence day
Stand out in a crowd. Grab a pair of stilts and dress up like Uncle Sam like this man at the 2011 Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island.
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Team usa cheerleaders independence day
Cheer on Team USA! Add a touch of neon green to your outfit for that extra wow-factor like these members of the Zany Band in the Avondale Estates July 4th Parade.
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Drapped flag independence day
Why not go with the classics, and drape yourself in the American flag?
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Flag outfit independence day
Or, put a twist on that classic flag outfit by making it into a flag cape. Add a fun cap for that extra dash of fourth flair.
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Captain america independence day
You can dress like Captain America, that star-spangled hero known for his super-human strength and fashion chops.
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Lady liberty independence day
Looking for a more elegant option? Try dressing up as Lady Liberty. Here she's preparing to judge waiters and waitresses as they race during the Brasserie Les Halles Bastille Races and Liberty Festival in New York City.
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George washington independence day
Another approach to the fourth--pick your favorite founding father. Imitator William Sommerfield is dressed up as George Washington.
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Dancers independence day
Remember, whatever you wear, to add a dash of flair: sequins, sequins, sequins. These ladies certainly did. Even Jason Alexander is sporting a dapper hat as he prepares for the Capitol Fourth 2006 Holiday Concert.
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