Celebrity Inspired Halloween Costumes

Halloween is right around the corner and if you don’t have your costume in order, now is the time to figure it out. If you need some inspiration here are 8 celebrity-inspired costume ideas!

Halloween is that one occasion where you can be whoever you want! It’s the perfect time to be extremely creative whether that’s putting on a crazy wig or doing extravagant makeup.

As the holiday is quickly approaching, I know some of you may not have any clue on who or what you should be this year, but that’s totally okay because I got you covered!

If you are into celebs as much as I am, you’ll love these iconic celebrity looks that I’m about to share. 

Nicki Minaj 

If you ever wanted to dress like Nicki Minaj this is the perfect occasion to do so! If you’re a #barb like me, you’d recognize this outfit from her iconic Super Bass video. 

This is a very cute pink and white giraffe printout jumpsuit that hugs your figure, and if you really want to embrace your inner Nicki then you would wear a pink and blonde wig to match, and don’t forget the long lashes!

Cardi B

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This is Cardi’s debut album, Invasion of Privacy, cover.

I mean, who wouldn’t want to look like Cardi this Halloween? She’s stunning! This would be a great option for anyone who needs an excuse to pop out with bright hair. 

Cardi slayed with a checkered jacket, white sunglasses, and a bright yellow wig

Britney Spears

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This look is from her popular Baby One More Time music video. I love this look because it’s easy to put together and you may have a lot of the clothing in your closet already. 

It gives sexy schoolgirl vibes. 

All you need is a cropped white collared shirt, a grey cardigan, a short black skirt, over-knee cotton socks, and light pink hair ties. 

Marilyn Monroe

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Everyone knows this Hollywood Diva! Marilyn Monroe always kept it cute and classy. 

You can transform into her by wearing a nice elegant white dress, with a short curled blonde wig, with a hint of red lipstick. 


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You can even take it all the way back to the ’80s if you want to! This look is from Madonna’s Like A Virgin video.

You’ll be wearing a flowy white dress, finger lace gloves, white heels, and layered necklaces, and a white headband. Get the look here.

Miley Cyrus 

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This look is from her 2013 VMAs performance! All you need is a teddy bear onesie, or this t-shirt and some comfortable white shoes. 

Very simple and cute! Make sure you don’t forget to put your hair up in two buns. 

Micheal Jackson

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Fellas I did not forget about you! 

Why not pop out with Micheal Jackson’s thriller outfit? The only thing is, you must know how to do his iconic dance so when you step out you will be memorable!

*Plays Thriller


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Another legend you could dress up as! 

We all know this look from his legendary music video Purple Rain. As soon as you step into the party, everyone will know who you are! This costume idea is probably one of my favorites. 

If you really want to go all out, make sure you purchase a curly wig and an inflatable guitar. 

Be creative this Halloween and step out of your comfort zone! I hope you were inspired by these iconic celebrity looks.

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Imani Williams

Imani Williams is a senior at Penn State University majoring in Broadcast Journalism. She is an intern at AfterBuzz TV and a fanatic of all things entertainment.