Don't mess with Texas.
In real life, there are generally no greater fashion mistakes than the hats you wind up buying and then never wear more than once. At political conventions, a John Waters idea of fabulousness prevails, inverting all rules of good dress. Simplicity becomes no one. Got a vest -- a thing that is second only to hats on the list of fashion red flags? Pull it out of retirement. Buy a treasure trove of buttons for your favored candidate and safety pin them through every article of clothing on your body. Pound into yourself the mantra that less is not more! Add in a bumper sticker that you decided not to put on your car or a kooky set of sunglasses and you should be set. Here are some favorites from Thursday night at Invesco Field at the Democratic convention, taken shortly before Barack Obama took to the stage to accept the nomination.Â