Halloween Costumes Celebrating The Most Iconic Black Women In Pop Culture
Pop culture is a vast and ever expanding landscape. But from viral memes and GIFs to the characters that we let into our homes every week via television, Black women have always been around been around to inspire and slay. They have been the best parts of our favorite movies and the innovators of our favorite songs. They are icons, both living and deceased, and they are permanently ingrained in our memories.
If you ask me, there is never a wrong time to celebrate Black women. But it’s true that Halloween presents a unique opportunity to honor these women by looking exactly like them, and we've got a few ideas to get you started. And just to stay on the safe side, I would like to remind everyone that Blackface is never okay — it really can’t be said enough.
Let's be clear: Sister, Sister remains one of the most powerful shows in the television zeitgeist, and Tia and Tamera have remained an inspiration to little Black girls everywhere. You can pay homage to their TV beginnings by throwing it all the way back: mismatched prints, oversized denim, and if you can, force a friend to join you — you know, for accuracy.
Erykah Badu has had plenty of iconic looks over the years, but the best way to channel the neo-soul icon is to dig in your closet for your most oversized clothes, pairing whatever giant, boho-chic outfit you can pull together with an overload of accessories. Oh, and don't forget about a huge hat — you can't do Badu without the hat!
Cardi B in Hustlers
For the boldest Halloween party-goers among us, Cardi B in Hustlers is the perfect encapsulation of 2019. Understandably, you don't need much to recreate this bare-all look — just fishnet tights, a black under-boob corset, and some diamond pasties (of course Rihanna has you covered there). And, I'll just say it: a coat. It's October after all.
Look, I'm just as shocked as you are that one of the best songs of 2018 came with the hook "Bitch, I'm a cow." But here we are. And the truth is that this playful song from Doja Cat is a display of her pure creativity and talent. So if you want to recreate this custom cow costume, please grab a cow print skirt, crop a cow print top, and add a nice little twerk.
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