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Cute, Creepy And Cool: Check Out Some Of This Year’s Most Creative Costumes

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It’s Halloween! That means some super creative souls are showing off clever costumes that’ll make us say, “Man, why didn’t I think of that?” Here are some of our favorites so far:

Clearly, Cardi B is one of the most popular costumes of the year.

The rapper recently got engaged to Offset of Migos, so it makes for one of the best couples costumes of 2017.

This Cardi B costume can be described in one word: accurate.

#cardib #halloween ❤️❣️????? #lvlsalon ??????#theaccuracy

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Get it.

This is the biggest little chicle you’ll see this Halloween.

Look #1: quieres un chicle?

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Celia Cruz at the Latin Grammys will always be classic.

Instantly recognizable, eye-catching, and super fun. How can you go wrong with this kind of costume? Hint: you can’t.

This clever man showed up as El Rey del Acordeon, Ramón Ayala.

#ramonayala #reydelaacordion

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That’s definitely one costume no one will ever forget and how could they.

If rancheras are more your speed, here’s the one and only Chente.

The giant head is a nice touch. Really makes him stand out.

This JuanGa get up is clever and kinda creepy, tbh.

Cuando quieras tu….. Divertirte más #halloween #juangabriel #divo #monterrey #mexico #costume #disfraz #lentejuela

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That’s definitely El Divo but that mask doesn’t totally do him justice.

This little cutie has that Romeo Santos post completely down.

This classic J.Lo and Diddy look will take you back to the year 2000…

Jenny from the block and P. Diddy ?

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… and this one will bring you back to 2017.

HALLOWEEN 2017 #jlo #jennyfromtheblock #jenniferlopez #arod #andrewrodriguez

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This “Ladies of the Supreme Court” costume features Sonia Sotomayor.

Demi Lovato as Selena is only going to make you more envious than you already are.

First of all, you look incredible, sweetie. Secondly, who wants to make me this same outfit for a $3 budget?

LaLa Romero nailed this Selena look from the 1994 Grammy Awards.

1994 ??? hair @hisvintagetouch MUA @makeupbylysette

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Holding an actual Grammy Award is a great touch.

America Ferrera’s “Superstore” character is also getting a lot of love this year.

Can you guess who I am?! #superstore

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Yes, one of the funniest sitcoms on network TV features a Latina lead. 

This little paletero proves that you’re never too young for a great and creative outfit.

Even when the paletero is that young you’ll struggle to keep up with him.

Last, but not least, this J.Lo and Pitbull couple’s costume slays.

¡Dale! What costumes are you all wearing this year? Show us in the comments below!


READ: Only Latinos Will Recognize These Costumes

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A Former J.Lo Dancer Is Found Homeless And Heroin-Addicted But Univision Reunited Her With Her Son

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A Former J.Lo Dancer Is Found Homeless And Heroin-Addicted But Univision Reunited Her With Her Son

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The insidious disease of alcoholism and drug addiction is indiscriminate in its victims. Univision’s Genela Solano recently found Susy Pérez, a former dancer for J.Lo and model, living on the street fighting for her life against a heroin addiction. Solano interviews Pérez in what might be the most heart-breaking news’ interview broadcast ever–ending with Pérez sending a message to her son, who she hasn’t seen in years. 

That is until Solano returns with Pérez’ son, who she hasn’t seen since she first became homeless. 

Susy Pérez came to the U.S. from the Dominican Republic, and made it big in the entertainment world.

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The mitad-Boricua and mitad-Dominicana was a model and a dancer for J.Lo. Up until a week ago, she had spent the last five years homeless living on the streets. She told Univision that when her mother died, she was lost without her. That prompted the spiral downwards.

Pérez has survived off the trash of others and the kindness of strangers.

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She told Univision that she’s grateful for the people who have bestowed compassion on her and offered her money or food. Her son has also said that he was giving her money the first couple years she was homeless, not realizing she was a heroin addict and using the money for drugs.

Pérez is a breast cancer survivor, and hasn’t been to the doctor in years.

Both her and her abuela were breast cancer survivors and endured double mastectomies. “She may still have it. It may have come back, because cancer never really leaves,” her son tells Univision.

“Jay, I love you and want you to know you’re the best thing that’s ever happened to me,” she tells the camera, hoping her son will receive the message.

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“Without you, I cannot smile,” she says.  She tells Univision that she wants to get off the drugs but that she can’t because her body has adapted to them. It’s important for people with addiction to have medical supervision as they detox because their bodies could go into shock and die from cardiac arrest.

Three days later, Solano returns with Jay to reunite the mother and son.

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“My love, look over here,” Solano tells Pérez. When she sees Jay from a distance, she tosses her wig on the ground and runs to hug him. She doesn’t let go for several minutes, sobbing into his shoulder. Later, she shouts at the crowd gathered around for the touching moment, “I’m going to fight for my son.”

Jay tells Solano that after his mom left, his father kicked him out of the house for being gay.

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He started living with friends at a young age and was adopted by another family. According to Jay, in his father’s mind, his sexuality was “the last straw” after coping with his mother’s addiction and abandonment. Jay tells Solano that most of his family doesn’t support him. “I haven’t felt safe. He would constantly verbally abuse me because of the way I expressed myself,” Jay tells Solano.

He told Univision that his mom has a herniated disc, broken bones, and has likely contracted HIV or AIDS.

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A car was ready to take Solano to get food, medications, a doctor’s check up and fresh clothes and a shower. According to Solano, they attempted to take her from streets and into the car not once, twice, or three times, but six times before she got in the car. She was very happy to get a fresh haircut but didn’t want to check into a treatment center.

They weren’t able to remove Pérez from the streets.

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After experiencing what looked like withdrawal symptoms (irritability, aggression, crying), Pérez stormed off looking for money to buy more drugs. Nearly everyone who has seen the video has offered their prayers that she findS the strength to voluntarily get the help that she needs. 

If someone’s drinking or sobriety is bothering you, there are resources that can help. You are not alone.

Suzette Quintanilla Tried Distancing Herself From A Man Who Revitalized A Selena Mural But He Had The Receipts

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Suzette Quintanilla Tried Distancing Herself From A Man Who Revitalized A Selena Mural But He Had The Receipts

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If you’re paying attention to all things Quintanilla, you know that the family is fiercely protective over the late Selena’s image and trademark. That fight has recently erupted over Eric Lee Tunchez’s promotion and revamping of the Molina Selena mural. Tunchez is the founder of non-profit Stop Bullying Inc. and planned to pass out backpacks and school supplies at the event. The Quintanilla’s legal team sent a cease and desist letter to Stop Bullying Inc. accusing the organization of ‘unauthorized and unlawful marketing and promotion’ of the Selena themed Fiesta de Selena Mural.

The whole ordeal has boiled down to a he-said, she-said, but Tunchez has recently responded with screenshots of the email from Suzette, and now the Internet is outraged.

On July 31, 2018, Tunchez posted to Facebook that he got “blessings” from “Selena Quintanilla’s father, Abraham, to re-do the neighborhood mural on Elvira and Bloomington.”

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It seems as if Tunchez has been earnest in his year-long effort to unveil this mural for his community. In a Facebook post, Tunchez wrote, “I would like to share with everyone that I have been working hard to revitalize my old neighborhood Molina. Today, I got the blessings from the store owner of the Times Market and Selena Quintanilla’s father, Abraham, to re-do the neighborhood mural on Elvira and Bloomington.”

The day before the event, August 2nd, Tunchez was promoting the event as expected.

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“With the Quintanilla family collaboration and my passion to carry on the Selena mural tradition in the Molina neighborhood, the revitalized memorial will influence Latinos for generations to come,” Tunchez posted. He consistently has thanked and credited the Quintanilla family for the cooperation.

Then, the day of the event, Tunchez told folks that he “received a love letter (cease and desist letter) by the estate of the Selena Quintanilla.”

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“I understand, respect, and agree that people should not profit from Selena. It is very important to keep Selena clean,” Tunchez posted. “I’ve been inspired and she is a local icon and I in no way want to disrespect the family of Selena. My intent for today’s event is benign and is for the community of the Molina neighborhood.”

Then, he blamed “the corporate powers” that “want to stop today’s event, which I planned to hand out backpacks to disadvantaged families.”

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“Today, I received a love letter (cease and desist letter) by the estate of the Selena Quintanilla,” he continued. “We may need to go through a legal battle to compromise something for the community in which where this mural stands.”

Abraham Quintanilla told the Caller-Times that Tunchez did reach out about a year and a half ago about updating the mural, but “never collected money for the project.” The Quintanilla family then hired New York artist San Sigüenza to do the work. Tunchez “didn’t pay one penny … and is taking credit for everything,” Abraham said. 

Then, Suzette went on public television to denounce any contact she may have had with Tunchez.

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Tunchez tried to clear his name on Facebook with a rebuttal post. “Suzette Quintanilla went to public television and said she had no association with me in regard to the mural. She reached out to me about my project. I didn’t ask them for anything.”

Tunchez went on to say that “they want the credit for my efforts and work to revitalize the Molina. I think that is pure greed. I still hope we can compromise to keep this event at the Selena mural every year to promote education and give out school supplies. My energy and motivation will propel me to continue to create something that will last forever because my neighborhood would not like to take down this mural that inspires many generations of Tejanos.”

Buckle up, because Suzette released all hell and fury at Tunchez on her own Facebook platform.

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This is getting heated. “Now lets talk facts,” Suzette’s post continues. “FACT: This Mural was for the Molina Neighborhood, NOT to help promote anything you do sir. Never has been about you making money, its about you trying to use this mural for self glorification and wanting to use the Selena Trademark name and likeness to promote yourself. Our local newspaper failed to add the rest of the wording for the cease and Desist letter… AND /OR PROMOTE AND EVENT. thats a really important part. last thing I wanna share with everyone is my family and I have protect what is ours from day one and will continue to do so. This legacy Selena has left behind for all future generations is due to all of my family, we were a team. We created music from day one together since Sel was 9, I was 13 and AB 17. So we have all rights to do what we want what is ours.”

Tunchez then posted some receipts backing up his claim.

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Within hours of her Facebook post, Tunchez kept it simple. “Hey Suzette Quintanilla,” he writes. “The fact is your father gave me the blessing to find an artist to re-do a mural that was neglected. The fact is I wanted to make things better for my neighborhood Molina. The fact is Sandra Gonzalez was going to do the mural with West Oso art students. Fact is you denied that opportunity for our community and went with your artist San Siguenza from New York. The fact is we can take down the current mural in Molina and give our community the opportunity to do so still. I will leave that up to my community.”

He then included attachments of the email where he claims she “reached out… so please do not call me a liar. I’ve been really nice to you and you have been real mean to me. I don’t need your money. Let me know.”

People have opinions about all of this.

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Jesse Lino Villareal commented, “At the end of the day this was sopose to be a community thing and it has blown up to an Quintanilla thing…..this is about the Westside Molina not them folks….Selena was apart of this neighborhood he just wanted to honor her by helping revitalizing the mural……at the end of the day this is about the community not them other folks”

When someone replied with some legal facts like they can sue because they “own Selena rights,” someone else responds in all caps, “NO ONE OWNS A FOLK HERO LIKE SELENA. NO ONE.”

READ: Dying Over This OTT Selena-Themed Birthday Party That Had Yolanda Saldivar Present

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