KERRY
Houston
"Give Bush a pink slip!" says Shelley Buschur (front, with Mends), who hopes her all-pink attire and prettified pickup will get folks all fired up to vote Kerry.

BUSH
Madison, Wis.
Officially sponsored mascots Flipper, Flopper and Flapper (at a rally Sept. 26) are the GOP's soft and cuddly way of poking fun at their opponent's decision making.

BUSH
Rochester, Minn.
"We wanted to do something cool," says Bush supporter Shelly Long. Her solution: rubber bands and wire used to morph her 6-year-old daughter Madison's brown locks into a hair-raising tribute to the President.

KERRY
Philadelphia
"My belly is the perfect billboard," says Julie Odland, 35, of her eye-popping message.

BUSH
West Chester, Ohio
A quartet of Bush supporters sport homemade shirts at a Sept. 27 Republican rally.

KERRY
Phoenix
Artist Michael Levine, 36, spent 22 hours to display his true colors in a parking lot near the Arizona Diamondbacks' Bank One Ballpark with a 250-ft.-long Kerry" sign.

BUSH
Presque Isle, Maine
"I'm not mowing it down, win or lose," vows Richard Canty of his farm-field Bush banner, made of giant letters of tall grass best appreciated by passing planes.

KERRY
Austin, Texas
Monique Hernandez, a retail manager, uses a flannel coat to make her Scottish Terrier Kerry-ier.