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Clark Kent shows up for House duty as Trudeau shows off latest Halloween costume

On his way to question period today, Trudeau descended the stairs sporting slicked-down hair and a blue suit with a bright red tie, surprising the assembled staff and journalists who were waiting for him when he opened his shirt revealing his latest Halloween costume.

Trudeau continues his tradition of dressing up for Halloween with DC Comics inspired costume

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, dressed as DC Comics character Clark Kent, holds his son Hadrien as he walks with with his son Xavier, centre, daughter Ella-Grace and wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, as they go trick-or-treating at Rideau Hall on Halloween in Ottawa on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. (Justin Tang/Canadian Press)

It's a bird. It's a plane. No, it's Justin Trudeau.

The prime minister is disguised as Clark Kent as his Halloween alter ego for 2017.

On his way to question period today, Trudeau descended the stairs sporting slicked-down hair and a blue suit with a bright red tie, surprising the assembled staff and journalists who were waiting for him.

As he got to the bottom of the stairs, he opened his shirt to expose the Superman costume hidden underneath, quipping in both official languages that it was a big shock to see the prime minister dressed as a journalist, but "you know, gotta do it."

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Trudeau has a history of having fun with Halloween, choosing Han Solo of "Star Wars" fame for his first year in office.

Last year he went as a pilot from the French children's book "Le Petit Prince," while his son, Hadrien, went as the title character.

Trudeau wasn't the only MP in the House getting into the Halloween spirit.

Liberal backbencher Robert-Falcon Ouellette sported a blood-spattered white suit during question period, a costume he described as a "Bloody Harry" outfit.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shows off his costume as Clark Kent, alter ego of comic book superhero Superman, as he walks through the House of Commons, in Ottawa on Tuesday. (Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press)

Some other MPs also dressed up for Halloween with Liberal MPs Ken McDonald, Avalon, and Brian May, Cambridge, stepping into the shoes of the Muppets' Statler and Waldorf.

Mark Holland, the Liberal MP for Ajax, channelled Will Ferrell's Ron Burgundy from the film Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. 

The NDP's Irene Mathyssen, the MP for London-Fanshawe, dressed up as a witch and used the occasion to tout the advent of birth control.