Hollywood's Latest Fashion Statement: Political Endorsements

Katy Perry wore a ballot-inspired dress to urge fans to vote for Obama.

Oct. 29, 2012— -- intro: With the election just hours away, stars have been stepping out with some serious political fashion statements.

At her October performance for President 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 wasn't the only celebrity to use her clothing to show off her vote. Many stars have been endorsing their candidates with their name displayed on clothing, accessories, even underwear. There are more Obama- than Romney-inspired clothing items, but Mitt Romney supporters are beginning to make their own fashion pieces for the Republican candidate too.

quicklist: 1 title: Sharon Stone text: Sharon Stone is literally carrying her endorsement for Obama. The actress was spotted last week at a store in Beverly Hills, Calif., carrying a bag with the famous "Hope" poster printed on it. media:

quicklist: 2 title: Eva Longoria text: Eva Longoria may be one of Obama's biggest celebrity endorsers. The actress wore a button for Obama during a speech at the Obama for America Women's Summit event in Miami in August.

The "Desperate Housewives" star is not only co-chairwoman of Obama's re-election campaign, but she also made a speech at the Democratic National Convention last month. Longoria also starred in a political ad urging voters to vote for the president. media:

quicklist: 3 title: Stacey Dash text: 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.

"You're an unemployed black woman endorsing @MittRomney. You're voting against yourself thrice. You poor beautiful idiot," one user tweeted.

After the negative backlash, Dash stood by her comment, tweeting, "My humble opinion … EVERYONE is entitled to one." media:

quicklist: 4 title: Beyonce text: Beyonce was a little more subtle with her endorsement of Obama. During dinner at New York City's Giorgio Ristorante with her husband, Jay Z, earlier this month, the singer wore gold hoop earrings that said "Obama." The couple have been big supporters of Obama, even holding fundraiser for the president last month. At the fundraiser, Obama said Beyonce was a role model for his daughters, Malia and Sasha, who were jealous that he got to spend the weekend with the superstar couple. The president also said he had a connection to Jay Z, because "we both have daughters and our wives are more popular than we are." media:

quicklist: 5 title: Sarah Jessica Parker text: Sarah Jessica Parker is known for her fashion statements, so it was no surprise when she showed off her support for Obama with a pin on her clothes. 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 her husband, Matthew Broderick, held an exclusive 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." media:

quicklist: 6 title: The Naked Cowboy text: While he may not exactly be a celebrity, the Naked Cowboy is pretty famous to New York City tourists. Robert Burck, also known as Naked Cowboy, showed off his support for the Republican candidate with "Romney" written across 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." media: