This election day, look for celebrities wearing their vote on their sleeve -- or ear, shoulder, or entire body, as the case may be.
Beyonce sparked a trend last month when she wore gold hoop earrings bearing Obama's name. Since B debuted them, jewelry designer Erika Peña has sold 1,300 pairs of the 1,500 earrings she made.
"I made these earrings over the summertime just for me, and every time I'd wear them, people would compliment me," Peña told Univision."So then I thought, I'll make an order of 1,500. I sent a pair to Beyonce because I had worked with her on her B'Day album."
B introduced the earrings to Oprah, and a sensation was born.
"I ended up sending her six pairs total because her stylist Ty Hunter said she wanted a pair for her sister Solange and another pair to give to Oprah, too," Peña said. "That was like a month ago and I hadn't heard back, so I was like 'Gosh, maybe she doesn't like them.' But it turns out she loves them. And then she wore them and Ty called on Sunday to say, 'Get ready because this is going to blow up!'"
Beyonce isn't the only celebrity showing off her political leanings with her style. Many stars have been endorsing candidates by wearing their names on clothing, accessories, and even underwear. Given his four year head start, Obama has more items on the market than Romney, but some of the Republican contender's supporters have taken a DIY approach to showing their support.
At her October performance for Obama in Last Vegas, Katy Perry wore a skintight, white dress designed as a ballot, with Obama's name filled in. The "Firework" singer urged the crowd to vote for Obama and to vote early.
Perry also sported a skintight dress with Obama's campaign slogan "Forward" at a campaign rally in Milwaukee.
Sharon Stone is literally carrying her endorsement for Obama. The actress was spotted last month at a store in Beverly Hills, Calif., carrying a bag with the famous "Hope" poster printed on it.
Eva Longoria has been one of Obama's most vocal celebrity endorsers. The former "Desperate Housewives" star serves as the co-chairwoman of Obama's re-election campaign and made a speech at the Democratic National Convention. She also starred in a political ad urging voters to vote for the president.
In August, the actress showed her support by wearing a button for Obama during a speech at the Obama for America Women's Summit event in Miami in August.
Stacey Dash showed off her support for Romney in a patriotic red bathing suit. The "Clueless" star posted a photo to Twitter, urging fans to vote. "Vote for Romney. The only choice for your future," she tweeted with the photo. But Dash faced backlash from her followers for endorsing Romney, who slammed her with such tweets as, "You're an unemployed black woman endorsing @MittRomney. You're voting against yourself thrice. You poor beautiful idiot."
Despite the criticism, Dash stood by her endorsement, tweeting, "My humble opinion … EVERYONE is entitled to one."
|Sarah Jessica Parker|
Sarah Jessica Parker is known for her fashion statements, so it was no surprise when she showed off her support for Obama by donning a pin on her duds. The actress was spotted in New York City last week wearing a pink "Viva Obama" pin while pushing a stroller.
Parker has been outspoken about her endorsement of Obama. The actress and her husband, Matthew Broderick, held a multimillion dollar campaign fundraiser at their home in New York City earlier this year. Parker also told the Associated Press she would be in "great despair" if the president lost to Romney.
"I'm speaking up for the 47 percent," she said. "For women in this country who rely upon social programs -- not because they're lazy, not because they don't want to work hard, not because they feel entitled -- but because they need access to basic health care that we all, the privileged few or many of us, sort of take for granted."
|The Naked Cowboy|
While he may not exactly be a celebrity, the Naked Cowboy (real name: Robert Burck) is pretty famous among New York City tourists. Burck showed off his support for the Republican candidate with "Romney" written across the seat of his underwear.
"I believe in a small decentralized, fiscally responsible federal government, and Obama's policies are the antithesis of this," Burck wrote on his Facebook page with the photo. "Under Obama's Presidency the size and scope of government has expanded drastically, the federal government is growing at the expense of state and municipal authority, creating federal centralization with a national debt which continues to increase an average of $3.89 billion per day since Obama has been in office."