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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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Lawmakers Want To Include ‘Selena’ In The National Film Registry

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Lawmakers Want To Include ‘Selena’ In The National Film Registry

“Selena” is one of the most influential and impactful movies of our generation. We all remember watching Jennifer Lopez embody the Tejana queen of music. The 1997 biopic is a classic and there is finally talk of including it in the National Film Registry.

“Selena” is one of the most impactful movies of our childhoods.

The 1997 movie was something that we watched over and over when we were younger. We sang the songs and basically learned all of the lines of this movie. It is arguably one of the first times we saw our culture and one of our icons’ stories told for the masses.

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus is pushing for “Selena” to officially be recognized.

Movies are a crucial part of telling the full story of American life. The National Film Registry is a list of movies that are honored for their cultural impact. “Real Women Have Curves,” “West Side Story,” and “Zoot Suit” are all part of the National Film Registry. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, is the chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and wrote a letter asking for the consideration of “Selena.”

“As a next step, we also wish to formally nominate the 1997 film ‘Selena’ for inclusion in the National Film Registry in 2021,” reads the letter. “Directed by Gregory Nava and starring Jennifer Lopez and Edward James Olmos, the film depicts the life, remarkable rise, and tragic death of Tejana music star Selena Quintanilla.”

There is a lot of hope that the Library of Congress will make this happen.

Selena represents that first major and successful jumps from the Latino market to the mainstream that many of us can remember. We finally had someone who looked like us and understood our cultural struggles in a real way. Our story was being told and the film about the music icon was so important in guiding some of us through our own cultural struggles.

“The film also touches on important themes of cultural identity and assimilation faced by Mexican American communities as they navigate their personal connections to two cultures and languages,” the letter continues to explain. “The film has become a beloved icon of Latino culture and has found widespread mainstream success, proving once and for all that Latino stories are American stories.”

Selena is the kind of cultural phenomenon that comes once in a lifetime.

The singer was able to build an impressive legacy that has endured for longer than she was alive. We were raised with her music and told her story over and over to keep us all tuned in to the fact that we could do anything. If Selena could break into the mainstream audience, we could all be that successful.

“Given its importance as a work of Latino cinema, we believe it is deserving of preservation at the Library of Congress. We trust you will give ‘Selena’ careful consideration, and hope to see it included in the titles added to the National Film Registry in 2021,” Rep. Castro further explains in the letter. “We also expect to identify other films which feature the American Latino experience and urge you to devote careful consideration to Latino films when considering films for the registry as well.”

Here’s hoping that “Selena” gets the official recognition it clearly deserves.

We all have our fingers crossed that this movie will earn its place in the National Film Registry because it deserves that kind of praise.

READ: Part 2 Of “Selena: The Series” Has Already Finished Filming And Here’s Everything We Know About The Next Season

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Netflix’s ‘Selena: The Series’ Leads To Massive Increase In Spotify Streams Of La Reina’s Music

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Netflix’s ‘Selena: The Series’ Leads To Massive Increase In Spotify Streams Of La Reina’s Music

Selena has been dead longer than she was alive, yet her legendary status is only strengthening. La Reina de Tejano Music continues to reign supreme and the latest Spotify Wrapped proves it. Streams of Selena’s music skyrocketed this year and we love to see it.

Selena’s music continues to spread around the world in 2020.

Selena’s music is timeless. Her heartfelt music, in English and Spanish, has transcended culture and race to speak to people around the world. Twenty-five years after her death, Selena fans are still going strong and passing that legacy down to the younger generations. The new Netflix series has reignited that love of Selena to incredibly high proportions.

Streams of Selena’s music on Spotify increased 260 percent.

That’s not a typo. People streamed Selena’s song 260 percent more than the month before because of the timelessness of this singing queen. The spike in Selena streams come after “Selena: The Series” was released on Netflix. The family-approved tv show received a lot of backlash from Selena fans because of the wigs and storyline. However, the show did bring music lovers back to her.

Fans are proud to have helped Selena break this record.

According to Spotify, three songs were the most loved by Selena fans. Two of the songs had the biggest growth in listeners. Those two songs are “Como La Flor” and “Amor Prohibido,” which saw 250 percent and 150 percent increases, respectively. “El Chico del Apartamento 512” joined in to be the three Selena songs to break into the top 200 Spotify songs.

Once again, Selena proves that she is more than a queen of Tex-Mex, she is a queen of music.

The lasting legacy of Selena is something we are still talking about because it still matters. She has remained relevant decades after her death and that is not an easy feat. As 2020 comes to a close, it is impressive to know that Selena is still going strong.

READ: As The New Selena Series Comes Under Scrutiny, People Are Asking Where Is Selena’s Husband Chris Pérez Now?

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