Five Celeb Inspired Costumes

Five Celeb Inspired Costumes
ESSENCE.COM Oct, 28, 2010

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This pop-star has many signature performance looks – and they all seem to involve a body suit. This sparkly gold number is our favorite and easy to recreate for Halloween.

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This form flattering body suit by Star mercifully squeezes you in while pushing you up. Find it for $142 on

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Gold sequined pumps by Dolce Vita, $129 complete your pop-star look. Get them on

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Whipping her hair back and forth has made her a pop star, but her zany outfits – like this number – have made her a style icon.

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Borrow Willow’s red carpet look with this white motorcycle leather jacket by Peutrey, $280.

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Layer this slash neck sailor tee by Joseph, $135 under the jacket. It’s available at

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And those Converse shoe pants? Artist Daryl Van Wouw created them two years ago. They aren’t available for purchase but create your own by pairing pants and Converse sneakers together in this gray color or Willow’s hot pink version.

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Top your costume off with these white framed glasses by Ray-Ban, $159. Available at

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It’s hard to compete with flaming red hair, but Rihanna manages just that with this eclectic look that caught our attention – and makes a great Halloween costume!

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Start off with this black and silver stripped jacket by Labour of Love, $140 found on

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This fitted bustier by Loeffler Randall, $275 works wonderfully under the jacket.

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These Zebra print shorts by Tara Matthews, $130, are a close match to Rihanna’s look. It’s Exclusive to

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These lace top thigh high tights by Hue, $8, complete the look. They are available now at

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For extra edge, layer these orange cotton crew socks by Holistia, $6, over your tights. Also at

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These lace up tan suede booties by Hive and Honey, $90, are great for your Rihanna costume – and great for your winter wardrobe too! Buy them at

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If you’ve got it – like Naomi does – then flaunt it in one of Campbell’s legendary Victoria’s Secret numbers.

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These red angel wings are huge, but surprisingly light weight – and inexpensive. Get them for $15.95 at

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This Tomas Maier bikini set is bold in color and cut. Find it on

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Red platform pumps by Apex, $220, complete your Naomi Campbell runway look. Find them at

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Pretty, poised and powerful is the best way to describe Mrs. Obama and her signature look. The upside to this costume? You can still get lots of wear out of it post Halloween!

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Start with this Tropical Floral-Print Sateen Sheath Dress for $50 available at

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Push up the sleeves of this bright yellow cardigan and layer over the dress. Knit cardigan, $14 from

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Top off the look with these multi-strand pearls from Mrs. O’s favorite store, J.Crew. Available in stores and online for $98.

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This clear belt compliments the costume without competing with the floral prints or pearls. Find it online at for $20.

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The look is complete with these black kitten heel pumps from Mossimo. Available at and Target stores for $24.99.


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