Inauguration Day fashion of Sen. Bernie Sanders inspires bobblehead

Posted at 10:44 AM, Jan 21, 2021

(WXYZ) — It was an Inauguration Day fashion moment that went viral.

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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders attended the ceremony donning a beige parka and knitted mittens — and the internet took notice as instant memes began to emerge.

His outfit has even inspired a bobblehead from the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum. The museum's online store is now taking preorders. The bobblehead features Sanders wearing a face mask, mittens and a winter coat while sitting in a folding chair on a white podium base.

The bobbleheads are currently on sale for $25. The expected ship date is slated for May.

"As soon as one of our employees alerted us to the viral pictures of Bernie, we checked out Twitter and knew we had to get to work,” National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum co-founder and CEO Phil Sklar said in a news release. “We think this will be another fun bobblehead to put a smile on people’s faces!”

The museum said this is the second bobblehead of Sen. Sanders that they have made.