Pregnant Beyoncé and Jay-Z
The world basically stopped turning when music’s power couple announced that a mini Bey-Jay was on the way. For Jay-Z’s look, keep it simple with a white T-shirt and his go-to Yankees hat. To get the full Beyoncé glow, pick a sparkly sequin number, add a baby bump (a regular pillow will do the trick), and top it off with a diva-worthy accessory, like a big faux fur. For extra points (or a midnight snack), pack some of Beyoncé’s oddball pregnancy cravings, like bananas with ketchup, to nibble on throughout the night.
Beyoncé: Sparkle dress, $88, and faux fur coat, $125, Screaming Mimi’s; Pillow, Ikea, $3.99.
Jay-Z: White T-shirt, American Apparel, $21; Jeans, Forever 21, $21.90; Yankees hat, Modell’s, $17.99; Aviators, Screaming Mimi’s, $60
Anna Wintour and Nicki Minaj
One of our favorite moments from New York Fashion Week was the emergence of new front-row BFFs Nicki Minaj and Anna Wintour. Relive the moment this Halloween, with a sky-high wig (the bigger, the better), a pom-pom-covered top (for an easy DIY option: buy colorful arts-and-crafts balls and glue them to a bright T-shirt), and neon tights for Minaj. To re-create the Vogue editor’s look, pick a ladylike dress, top it with some statement-making necklaces, and finish with the editrix’s signature bob and sunglasses.
Nicki Minaj: Tights, $14, skirt, $74, American Apparel; Clown dress, $60, and necklaces, $19–$55, Screaming Mimi’s; Wig, Ricky’s, $19.99.
Anna Wintour: Dress, $135, and jeweled necklace, $65, four-string pearl necklace, $65, Screaming Mimi’s; Sunglasses, $4.99, and wig, $29.99, Ricky’s
Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann
For a topically scary look this Halloween, go as the GOP’s most frightening candidates: the wild-eyed Michele Bachmann and the gun-toting Rick Perry. These two go for pretty conservative garb—suits adorned with the ubiquitous American flag pin—so the tricks are in the details. For the governor’s rough-and-tumble Texas persona, don a cowboy hat and brandish a toy gun. The key to Bachmann’s look is re-creating the intense stare that made a splash on the cover of Newsweek.
Rick Perry: Pinstripe jacket, Forever 21, $53.90; Dress pants, Screaming Mimi’s, $65; Button-down shirt, American Apparel, $58; Tie, Macy’s, $37.50; Cowboy hat, $9.99, “bang” gun, $4.99, and marshal pistol, $6.99, Ricky’s;Flag pin, Target, $4.99
Michele Bachmann: Double-breasted blazer with gold buttons, $49.95, andmidi-front pleat skirt, $49.95, H&M; Flag pin, Target, $4.99; Unisex long-sleeve button-up shirt, American Apparel, $58; Drooping eyes, Ricky’s, $3.99
Lady Gaga in the “You and I” Video
Lady Gaga can be too much woman for one person, which she proves in the gender-bending, cornfield love-story video for “You and I.” Zero in on two of her personalities by dressing as her zaniest alter egos: Yuyi the mermaid and Jo Calderone. For her mermaid persona, a nude bodysuit or bra and green maxi skirt can re-create the head-to-fin look, while a blue wig or a touch of blue hair spray will work for her fishy do. To play her male counterpart, nothing says “Jo Calderone” like a grungy white shirt under a black tuxedo-style suit and a black, Elvis-inspired haircut (feel free to skip the pants-stuffing for this one).
Mermaid Gaga: Top, $15; and skirt, $58, American Apparel; Wig, Ricky’s, $44.99
Jo Calderone: White shirt, American Apparel, $21; Tuxedo, $175, (Tuxedos range from $80–$225) Screaming Mimi’s; Wig, Ricky’s, $19.99