D.C. Toddler Mesmerized by Michelle Obama Portrait Dresses Like Her for Halloween

Playing Toddler in Awe of Michelle Obama's Portrait Dresses Up as Her for Halloween

Little Parker Curry was the toddler who was just plain gobsmacked by the official portrait of former first lady Michelle Obama.

The child, who stood transfixed at the National Portrait Gallery, and whose adoring face went viral on social media, has lit up the internet again for her pint-sized version of Obama's regal gown.

Now 3, Parker rocked the dress as her Halloween costume. When her mother asked what she wanted to be for the holiday, Parker shot back "Michelle Obama."

"I was like, 'Whoa,'" Jessica told Buzzfeed News. "I thought she was going to be like, 'I want to be Elsa,' or some other character like that," the mom said. 

Obama was impressed by the costume.

It wasn't the first time Obama paid tribute to the tyke. When the museum photo went viral in March, she requested a special meeting with the then-2-year-old. The pair danced to Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off."

 

Jessica said she was slightly panicked when confronted with the task of recreating the multi-colored, full-length dress. Then she remembered that Alisha Welsh, who runs Magnolia Lake Children's Clothing, had offered to make an Obama dress for Parker back in March.

Jessica reached out, and sure enough, Welsh said she could do it. And when Parker saw the completed costume, she pronounced, "It's perfect!" her mother told the website.

While making the rounds for candy Wednesday night, Parker told everyone she was Michelle Obama, her mom said. "Running up to the houses, she would pick up the front of the gown so she wouldn't get it dirty. It was so cute," her mother said. 

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