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

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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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As Hollywood Grapples With Diversity, Here Are A Few Examples Of Hollywood Whitewashing Latino Roles

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As Hollywood Grapples With Diversity, Here Are A Few Examples Of Hollywood Whitewashing Latino Roles

Hollywood is doing their best to try to fix the diversity issue plaguing the entertainment industry. However, Latinos are the minority being the most left behind. When Latino roles do becomes available, Hollywood often casts a white non-Latino to play the role. Latinos are the most active moviegoers representing a large number of the movie going population. Latinos represent 24 percent of frequent moviegoers to be exact. Yet, we are securing fewer leading roles than ten years ago.

The problem is even higher reaching than just roles available. Less than five percent of directors and producers are Latino. When you find a Latino producer or director (i.e. Guillermo del Toro or Jennifer Lopez), the representation follows. In the meantime, prepare to feel a renewed sense of grief as you realize that the cult classics of your childhood, or even your favorite new Netflix heartthrob, have been robbing undiscovered Latino of their own acting careers.

Charlie Hunnam as Edgar Valdez Villarreal

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Let’s not forget when Legendary Studios announced that British actor Charlie Hunnam would be playing Mexican-American drug lord Villarreal, a.k.a. “La Barbie.” Sure, La Barbie is a light skinned Latino, but he is still a Latino and Legendary can do better at understanding the meaning of ethnicity and cultural identity.

The movie has not been released yet.

Al Pacino as Tony Montana in “Scarface”

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For those who haven’t seen the movie, “Scarface” is all about the Cuban migration into Miami and the mob and drug wars that made Miami what it is. Italian Al Pacino rose to fame after landing the role of Cuban drug kingpin Tony Montana. Who knows which Latino could have secured the most iconic mob film fame.

Noah Centineo as Jesus Foster in “The Fosters”

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“The Fosters” is produced by Jennifer Lopez and chock full of Latino characters, but when Puerto Rican actor J.T. Austin quit the show, they replaced him with half Italian half German Noah Centineo.

Cierra Ramirez crushed it as his twin sister, Mariana, and she’ll be co-starring in the spinoff, “Good Trouble.”

Natalie Wood and Richard Beymer as Maria and Tony in “West Side Story”

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“West Side Story” is a classic tale featuring the Sharks, a Puerto Rican street gang vs. the Jets, a white street gang of New York. While Rita Moreno earned an Academy Award for the boricua Anita role, they failed to cast Tony and Maria as Latino.

Ben Affleck as Tony Mendez in “Argo”

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Sorry, buddy, but growing a baby beard don’t make you a Mendez. Just when you started thinking that this is a Hollywood snafu of the past, you should know that this casting happened in 2012.

Cliff Curtis as Emilio Restrepo in “Colombiana”

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Cliff Curtis is literally from New Zealand and openly non-Latino. Curtis is widely sought after for playing Latino roles, and it’s frankly the only ones he’s known for. He even played Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar in “Blow.” Everyone deserves work and that should be the same for actors of color.

Catherine Zeta Jones as Elena Montero in “Zorro”

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While Shakira and Salma Hayek were both reportedly considered to play the part of Elena Montero, Zeta-Jones scored two leading roles in “Zorro” and it’s sequel. Plus, this isn’t the first time she’s played a Latina role.

Anthony Hopkins as El Zorro in The Mask of Zorro

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We loved this movie as children and it pains me how we couldn’t have possibly known better how outrageous this looks to have El Zoro be a white man with a tiny gotee. For those of you who are wondering, Zorro is a Mexican character and therefore should have been played by a Mexican.

Will Ferrell as Armando in “Casa de mi Padre”

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Too often, when white people are cast as Latino characters, it’s to make a mockery of the culture and of Latinos as a whole. The majority of the movie is in Spanish and yet, the screenplay was written in English by a white boy. When will Hollywood learn that whitewashing Latino culture just makes it worse, you ask?

Jack Black as Nacho in “Nacho Libre”

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This whole movie is a total spoof of Mexican culture, which could have been funny if it was played by someone other than Jack Black. Someone please remake this true story of Fray Tormenta, a Mexican Catholic priest who had a secret, very famous career as a luchador, with a Mexican actor. We can have a good time laughing at a Mexican making fun of Mexican culture just as much, if not more so, than Jack Black.

John Turturro as Jesus Quintana in “The Big Lebowski”

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Italian-American John Turturro’s unforgettable role as Cuban-American Jesus Quintana could have belonged to an actual Cuban American. Once again, Hollywood whitewashes everything.

Armand Assante in “Mambo Kings” (1992)

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This Hollywood tradition has definitely improved over time but is overall unforgivable. in 1989, Cuban-American author Oscar Hijuelos wrote a Pulitzer Prize winning piece of Latino mythology called “The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love.”

When Hollywood adapted the story into a movie, they gave one of the two main roles to a non-Latino, but at least Spanish actor Antonio Banderas got the second part, who is a little bit closer to Latino in that his country colonized Latin America.

Madonna as Evita

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As much as we love you, Madonna, you could never fully capture what it was like to be Argentina’s First Lady Eva Perón. She was adored by Argentines of the 1940’s until her tragic death in 1952. Key qualifier to crush the role: be Latina.

Hank Azaria as Agador Spartacus in “The Birdcage”

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Hank Azaria earned a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for his part as a gay Guatemalan housekeeper. Tbh, the role was perfection but having a Latino in the role would add to that authenticity.

Viggo Mortensen as Captain Alatriste in “Alatriste”

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Based on a series of novels written by Arturo Pérez-Reverte, and even directed by Agustín Díaz Yanes, the leading role went to Danish-American Mortensen. To this date, it is the second most expensive Spanish-language film ever made in Spain.

Lou Diamond Phillips as Ritchie Valens in “La Bamba”

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If you’re Mexican, you know who Ritchie Valens is and you know he doesn’t look like this baby John Travolta. Valens created the Chicano rock movement but when Hollywood made the movie of his life, they failed to even cast a Latino to play the Mexican rocker. However, Phillips has played several Latino characters and always treats the roles with respect and that is something to be admired.

Jack Palance as Fidel Castro in “Che”

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Jack Palance is Ukrainian-American and distinctly not Cuban. Maybe that’s why the film totally flopped? Just guessing over here.

Johnny Depp as Cuban in “Before Night Falls”

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Cuban poet Reinaldo Arenas’ memoir “Before Night Falls” is the heart-wrenching story of what it was like to be openly gay in Cuba under Communism, and be diagnosed with AIDS. Arenas committed suicide shortly after publishing his work.

Johnny Depp played his part.

Ethan Hawke as Nando Parrado in “Alive”

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The fact that Ethan Hawke was cast to play a Latino would be funny if it didn’t tragically reinforce the white savior narrative we see too often. Nando Parrado was one of sixteen survivors of a Uruguayan airplane crash in the Andes mountains.

He was on his way to business school when he was traumatically forced to survive in the Andes for 72 days. His life was never the same, but he was certainly the hero that kept who he could alive.

Meryl Streep as Clara del Valle in “House of Spirits”

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Oh, Meryl. If you were Chilean, we’d already have you sanctified, but you’re not. Neither was Glen Close or Winona Ryder when they were cast to play the roles based off Isabel Allende’s novel “La Casa de los Espíritus.”


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