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Check Out These Very Impressive Selena Costumes To Give You Some Halloween Inspo

Halloween is slowly approaching, but it’s never too early to plan for your costume. Selena is and will always been know for her iconic looks. Not only did she show off her signature red lip, Selena created some iconic style moments. Even more than 20 years after her death, la reina de tejano music is still inspiring some amazing Halloween costumes. Check out some of the best renditions of Selenas outfits via Halloween costumes through the years.

1. It is always about the bustier and pants.

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Keke Palmer paid homage to the singer in her very own costume. Adding the bedazzled hat on top really solidifies the look and it is everything.

2. Take it way back and bring out an old school Selena look.

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Look at those sleeves. This iconic look earned its fame at a concert in San Antonio, Texas, when Selena and her band all wore matching cow print. You know you remember that concert.

3. Accentuate the hips to give is an authentic Selena feel.

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This Selena costume nailed the bustier. From the hair to the mic, this look is spot on.

4. You can always make it a couples costume because Chris Perez.

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Talk about a nostalgic feeling. He even went so far as to show off the old school, pre-haircut Perez and it is working.

5. Never, ever forget the stunning GRAMMYs outfit.

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Lala Romero looks impeccable in this look. She even has the award to match and that is just all the commitment we deserve.

6. You don’t have to use a specific look. Just look the part.

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It really comes down to the hair, outfit choice, lip color and attitude. Selena is one of the most recognizable faces in entertainment so it’s easy to make her your own.

7. You can get crafty to really make the look authentic.

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Big hair, don’t care. Just add some metallic embellishments and make the belt to truly make it your own.

8. Some people are better at crafting and creating than others.

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This look will have you thinking it’s the same outfit Selena wore. The top is almost identical and it is a hard top to recreate with the same effect.

9. Seriously. Selena has so many looks you can copy for Halloween.

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This Selena leather look has me feeling muy, muy excited. Who know she had a biker grunge look in her arsenal.

10. She really is one of the easiest and most recognizable person to make into a costume.

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Once again. It is about the bustier, red lip and belt/pant combo to make the look.

11. Even the little ones can get in on the Selena dress up act.

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You might have been drawn right to the rose and that makes sense. However, who else noticed the Band-Aid on her finger? Just like Selena’s iconic Astrodome concert.

12. Think out of the box and use some promo shots as your costume inspo.

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This unique Selena costume looks amazing. Can you believe that shirt is DIY? That’s what you call talent.

13. Hoop earrings are always a nice touch.

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That red lipstick and those hoops. Desi Perkins looks perfect in her Selena costume and you can too.

14. Another unexpected couple’s costume to love.

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This couple looks incredible in their matching Chris and Selena jerseys. They even have the pose down. There are so many photos of Selena and her husband that are perfect for Halloween.

15. But that purple jumper is the most iconic outfit of them all.

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This look is gorgeous and classic. You’ll definitely stand out at any Halloween costume you go to.

16. Simple. Nostalgic. Flawless.

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Nobody wears a ruffle shirt like Selena. This costume looks so good that she should win all the costume awards.

17. Stunning vision in white.

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This all-white Selena look shines bright as it should. Also, that hair is goals and we are kind of jealous.

18. Did we mention that you can give the little ones their dream Selena outfit?

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Eyeliner on point. This little girl even matched the earrings and we are here for that attention to detail.

19. Red is made for Latinas and that’s all we have to say about that.

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The bead work on the bustier is exquisite. Like, how long did it take to create that look?

20. Just copy Demi Lovato and you’ll slay this Halloween.

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Last, but definitely not least, Demi Lovato. This is one of Selena’s most popular looks and Demi looks flawless.


READ: Here Are 25 Of Selena’s Most Iconic Photos

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The Free Selena-Themed Concert In Support Of Immigration Rights Is Coming To LA This Día De Los Muertos

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The Free Selena-Themed Concert In Support Of Immigration Rights Is Coming To LA This Día De Los Muertos

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The free Selena-themed outdoor concert in support of immigration rights is going bi-coastal. After the success of their summer show headlined by Colombian-American star Kali Uchis in New York, the event is coming to Los Angeles. The organizer, artist manager, and activist, Doris Muñoz of Mija Management, is bringing the event to the West Coast just in time for LA’s Day of the Dead celebrations on Nov.1. 

Solidarity For Sanctuary is a non-profit aimed to amplify the voices of immigrant communities through music, advocacy, and the arts.

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Since 2017, Muñoz has been producing Selena for Sanctuary, a concert to help undocumented immigrants. Her mission remains to donate all proceeds from her concerts to undocumented people who need funds for legal fees, to submit DACA applications, etc. This year the entire proceeds of the show went to Make The Road NY. The organization’s mission is to provide “legal and survival services,” develop “transformative education,” and help with “community organizing.” 

“When our parents can barely afford to take a day off of work to go to the lawyer’s office, how are they even going to pay that lawyer,” Muñoz told Remezcla. “I think in the Donald Trump era, we’re sometimes afraid of who we’re talking to and having a brown body, you can feel like a target,” Muñoz added. “To be in a safe space like this, surrounded by people who believe in fighting for your community with you, is really beautiful.” 

Sanctuary for Selena is set to take place on Los Angeles’ iconic Grand Park. 

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The concert will be taking place on the first of November, just in time for Downtown L.A.’s Día de los Muertos celebrations. Angelenos will celebrate the ancient party of the dead with a week of altars, remembrance, and traditions that will be wrapped up on the last day, with free music performances by an all Latina lineup.

Organizers of the event took to Instagram to announce the LA-based Selena for Sanctuary.

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The non-profit Solidarity for Sanctuary announced the West Coast concert and lineup on an Instagram post. “We can’t wait to see our friends, family, and community gathered at @grandpark_la for this year’s Grand Park’s Downtown Dia de los Muertos!” read the colorful post featuring an illustration of Selena wearing her iconic high rise pants and bedazzled bustier, surrounded by cempasúchil, the flower of the dead. “On Friday, November 1st Selena for Sanctuary will be taking over in front of City Hall for a free concert featuring an all-female line-up of L.A.-based Latinx artists and SO much more, welcoming immigrants and allies together in celebration and solidarity. It’s an honor to be at Grand Park, a place that along with @musiccenterla has made it their mission to provide a packed calendar of thoughtful and exciting cultural events for all Angelinos to enjoy.”

The aim of Selena for Sanctuary is to raise money and awareness for immigrant issues that are impacting millions of lives. 

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Born of a series of benefit concerts she put together in Southern California in 2017 called Solidarity for Sanctuary, Muñoz’s dance parties raise funds to help immigrants navigate the bureaucratic minefield that is U.S. immigration policy to set them on the path to citizenship.  In June, the NYC party was headlined by Kali Uchis, the Colombian-American singer with a critically acclaimed debut LP (2018’s Isolation) and collaborations with Gorillaz, Juanes, and Daniel Caesar. The platform must have liked having women at the front of the lineup, so they’ve confirmed an all-female lineup for the event in L.A. which is great news for the Latina artists.

Here’s the line-up of the concert and it is pretty lit.

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It is all about the female empowerment with some of the best Latina acts in the music industry. Here’s who will be shining at the Selena for Sanctuary concert.

Empress Of

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The Honduran-American Lorely Rodriguez will be headlining in LA’s Selena for Sanctuary. Empress Of shifts from English to Spanish to express the vulnerability that lies in both languages. The East LA native will be heading back home to LA for the show, after a long tour of the US.

Ceci Bastida

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This Tijuana native is a ska and punk veteran. Bastida broke into the scene plating keyboard and vocals for the political band Tijuana No.1. These days, Ceci is off on her own. Nowadays, she has a new alt-pop sound with a hint of Tijuana No.1’s political energy. 

 San Cha

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Lizette Gutierrez’s sound is a mix of ranchera, cumbia and punk. She is reinventing traditional Mexican sounds and injecting them with her own identity as a queer brown woman. 

Maya Murillo

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Better known as Pero Like’s “Pocha Concha,” Murillo is a multi-talented singer and songwriter. She is most comfortable singing covers which she has shared on YouTube in the past. No wonder Selena for Sanctuary tapped her to sing a Selena song at the event. 

Loyal Lobos

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For Andrea Silva, the woman behind Loyal Lobos, this event’s mission is very close to her heart. Born in Colombia, Silva immigrated to the US as a child. She often references her experiences as an immigrant and as a feminist in her music. 

August Eve

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August Eve had already collaborated with another Selena for Sanctuary headliner, Empress Of. The LA native is taking the stage herself this time with her Old Hollywood-style music.

READ: ‘Selena For Sanctuary’ Is The Free Concert In NYC All About Helping The Immigrant Community

Ditch The Sexy Witch Costume This Year In Favor Of A Not-So-Basic Getup: We Rounded Up Our Fave Mermaid Inspired Makeup Looks For Halloween

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Ditch The Sexy Witch Costume This Year In Favor Of A Not-So-Basic Getup: We Rounded Up Our Fave Mermaid Inspired Makeup Looks For Halloween

We’re all a little basic sometimes. And don’t get me wrong, I love a quick costume that I can pick up at a local Forever 21 as much as the next girl. But we all know the costumes that get overdone year after year; the witch, the sexy nurse, the black cats, the angel… they’re just straight-up basic. So how about this year you try something that doesn’t feel outdated or boring? Like a mystical creature from the depths of the sea.

2019 has been the year of the mermaid, so why not channel your inner sea-princess this Halloween?

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2019 has been the year of overhyped mermaids. From the wild reactions people had to Halle Bailey playing Ariel in The Little Mermaid’s live action remake announced earlier this year, to the premiere of The Little Mermaid Live! —another remake of the classic Disney film to be broadcasted on live TV. What’s more, mermaids are one of Pinterest’s top costume searches, even in 2019.

So we say, clad yourself in pearls, seashells and glittery scales. You could go modern and sleek, Nicole Kidman-style in Aquaman, or classic and romantic like Disney’s children’s classic. This costume gives you lots of room to let your creativity run wild and make the mystical character your own. 

We wanted to offer some help, so we rounded up our favorite mermaid makeup inspo for you to get planning your Halloween getup:

 Technicolor Barbie doll inspired mermaid.

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Think 90s Mermaid Barbie doll. No Barbie-inspired makeup look is complete without Barbie Pink and Purple. For this look, beauty blogger, Wiktoria went all out with those Barbie-inspired hues. Iridescent products are key for any mermaid interpretation, so don’t be shy. Bring the color from your cheekbones to the side of your face and brows for a colorful, artful take on the underwater look.

Pearls are a mermaid’s best friend

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When constructing a sea-themed costume, pearls are a must for a luxe, boujee mermaid look. Case in point: James Charles. And because we’re guessing you’ll be tired after you’re done struggling to glue those pearls on your face, keep the rest of the look natural. Maybe add blue tones to your eyes for an under-the-sea feel, and top it all off with metallic blue lips.

Iridescent scales 

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Yes, this looks like you need a certain level of makeup experience and expertise to pull off the technique. But we promise you, it’s a lot easier than it looks. Recreate the look of self-confessed makeup geek, Naz Rahman, by using fishnet stockings. Hold the stocks over your face and dust the iridescent shadows through the holes. Easier than you thought, amirite?

The Little Mermaid with a twist 

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…if the fishnet tip is still too much work. Draw the scales with colorful eyeliner. Put those Euphoria-inspired neon liners to good use this Halloween before the fad ends. 

Barely-there mermaid look

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This one is for that last minute invite to a Halloween party. If you didn’t have anything planned and need to whip up a costume at the very last minute, we got you covered. Do your everyday look, and brush a bit of pink or blue shadow over fishnet stockings for subtle scales. Stop by a craft store on your way to the party and glue a few pearls over your temples and forehead. Now you’re ready to go trick-or-treating!

The princess of the ocean

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I mean… wow. Why no go all out like makeup artist influencer @moninamua? Let that creativity run wild, it’s Halloween! Visit your local craft store and bag some sequins, paper shells, and pearls to recreate this look. 

Simple and Classic

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For a more subtle and classic take on the sea-creature, get yourself a pair of seashells to cover your boobage and keep the hair and makeup natural and beachy. Add a metallic eyeshadow and matching lip for a little bit of a pop —it’s Halloween after all! Don’t keep it too boring, girl.

The artsy take 

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This is for the gals that want a less literal costume. Create a wave-inspired effect across your face and add touches of glitter to evoque a sense of bubbly rippled-water.

Extra Extra 

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If “Go hard or go home” are words you live by, then this level of commitment to a theme is for you. Make a statement with pearls, a whole crown, a wig, blue body paint and purple lips. Then proceed to cash that ‘Best costume of the night’ prize, you earned it. 

Dead mermaid bc Halloween, duh!

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The occasion calls for a costume, but also for scary vibes —it is all hallows’ eve after all! So if you’re looking for a dead-something or another, add some fale blood and under-eye bags to your mermaid look, et voila! You’re welcome.