Viewing celebrity Halloween costumes is the highlight of the spooky season, and after a year of fewer Halloween parties, we're anticipating what our faves have in store. These eight celebs have always made it to our Pinterest boards for their creative and detailed fits. Many celebrities like Saweetie and Beyoncé choose to dress as their fellow superstars, while some of them choose to opt-in for a comic book or cartoon character. Here's eight of the best Halloween costumes worn by our favorite Black women.
Every year, we can look forward to Beyoncé and her family’s choice of Halloween attire. In the past, she’s dressed up as Flo Jo, Salt-N-Pepa, Lil’ Kim, Barbie and Toni Braxton. Whether her outfit is partnered with Blue Ivy, Jay-Z or Momma Tina Knowles-Lawson, she deserves a tribute for her authentic looks.
For many Halloweens, Ciara has made it clear that she does not play around when it comes to her costumes, specifically in 2019. Her electric recreation of Cardi B’s album artwork for Invasion of Privacy was already a 10/10, but her son Future dressing up as Offset completed the look with extra cute points for a mother-son costume. Not to mention, Ciara recreated the cover of Megan Thee Stallion’s “Girls in the Hood” single.
If there was a remake of Clueless, Lupita Nyong’o would be an excellent casting choice for Stacey Dash’s Dionne. In 2018, Nyong’o donned the dashing ensemble at Heidi Klum’s annual Halloween party. Needless to say, she’s inspired our ‘90s themed costume for this year!
You’re telling us that Anok Yai’s spooky rendition of X-Men’s Storm wasn’t enough evidence to cast her in the Marvel universe? As another attendee at Heidi Klum’s 2019 Halloween party, Yai literally took Halloween by storm and landed on our list for winning Halloween two years in a row. Her 2018 costume was an extremely realistic version of Avatar’s Neytiri.
In addition to her sultry version of Medusa, Cardi B unleashed her inner Wanda Maximoff in a stunning red fit. Due to WandaVision airing earlier this year, the Scarlet Witch's costume is guaranteed to be popular this year, but Cardi B was ahead of the game last year.
As if Saweetie’s copy-cat costume of RuPaul wasn’t enough to impress us, her tribute to the Destiny’s Child album cover of “Bootylicious” did the job. Cosplaying as Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, Saweetie understood the assignment. The more that you observe the details in her outfit, the better it gets.
What’s better than dressing up as the nostalgic Clovers from everyone’s favorite cheerleader movie Bring It On? As head captain of the Compton Clovers herself, Gabrielle Union won our hearts and landed on our Pinterest boards while matching cheer uniforms with her daughter Kaavia James. Nearly twenty years later, what’s her secret on looking as young as she did while filming Bring It On?
Tracee Ellis Ross
Tracee Ellis Ross’ taste in fashion doubles in her level of eerie Halloween costumes. Months after Jordan Peele’s horror film Us was released, Ross donned the identical outfit to Lupita Nyong’o’s terrifying doppelganger. The red jumpsuit was a snazzy piece that was probably already in her stylish wardrobe, but the golden scissors complemented the costume.