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Make A Fun Statement At Your Halloween Party This Year In One Of These Hilarious Latino-Inspired Costumes

Quick and inventive humor is vastly under-appreciated in Halloween, IMO. If you love a good play of words, pop, and Latinx culture references and being the funny one at the party,  and/or if you’re just too lazy to prepare an over the top Halloween costume, then you should definitely take a cue from the list below. 

Do you really want to be that basic person in a store-bought costume when you can be creative and witty instead?

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Yes, getting a store-bought costume will have you ready to go in a second and will rid you of the inconvenience of having to ideate and confection a costume of your own, but these super easy and funny costume ideas will guarantee a few laughs and won’t take much time to make. Rep your Latinidad even on Halloween, in these funny costumes that only Latinxs will get. 

We rounded up our favorite cute and witty costumes that make total sense if you grew up Latinx.

1. Taco al pas-thor

Dressing up as a taco just wasn’t inventive enough for this Twitter user. @Masomenosmar  added the God of thunder’s famous hammer, Mjölnir, to his store-bought taco outfit and created the very inventive wordplay costume; ‘Taco al pas-Thor’. Genius!

2. More Fabulosas than Fabuloso

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You’re sparkling, fabulous, and you smell amazing! And if your favorite color happens to be purple, then this Fabulosa costume is for you and your gal pals. All you need is a Fabuloso-hued bodysuit, a printer, and a lot of attitude. 

3. Trompo and Taquero

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Another perfect idea for a couples costume. What would be of a trompo de carne al pastor without its skilled taquero? As inseparable as you and your bae, this costume is clever, cute and funny —and it won’t require much more than a quick trip to the craft store. 

4. Celia Cruz and her iconic ‘¡Azúcar¡’

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There are few Latino celebrities as iconic as Celia Cruz, so it makes perfect sense that she would get her fair share of recognition on Halloween. With her bold outfits and signature colorful wigs, this rumbera’s look should be easy to recreate. And if you need a matching look for your BFF, no better match for the queen of salsa than her iconic, “¡azúcar!”

5. Lotería! ‘La Dama’ and ‘La Maceta’

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Technically we’re all borrachos on Halloween. This costume is hilarious, smart and so easy to DIY — just grab some cardboard, markers, scissors and glue — and you can go solo or as a group. Plus, the character options are almost limitless. You can be La Chalupa (a popular choice), El Diablito, El Borracho, El Mundo, La Dama, and so many more. 

6. A Hot family

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 You can be the bottle or the character in the label, go simple or all out, but we can guarantee you’ll take the prize for most original and hottest costume of all. Whether you dress up on your own or pair up with your significant other or BFF, there are enough salsas in the market to dress up your entire family. 

7. Pan dulce con Chocolate 

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Name a more iconic duo, we’ll wait. Nothing goes better together than a pan dulce with a hot cup of chocolate Abuelita. This iconic duo is the perfect choice for a cute couple’s costume. You’re matching looks will have everyone thinking ‘How didn’t I come up with this?’

8. Fanta Fantanas

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Remember the Fanta commercial with The Fantanas singing the catchy jingle, “Don’t you wanna Fanta”? Well, there’s your cue. Get the girls together and get shopping for your Fanta-colored mini dresses and go-go-style knee-length boots —plus matching Fantas.

9. Vaporú

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Growing up, you probably heard two things often: 1. “Don’t walk barefoot without socks on.” 2. “Ponte VapoRub.” Regardless of the ailment. In the age of the internet, where everything that’s important also happens to be a meme, it’s only right that we turned the legendary medicine Vicks Vaporú, into a Halloween costume. Perfect for kids of all sizes –little ones and the ‘all grow up’ ones. And if you want to go the extra mile, do as Jasmine Revilla did in the picture above, and add a little XL-3 to complete the iconic Latinx flu first-aid kit.

10. Veladora 

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With young Latinxs reclaiming the bruja identity, what better time of year than All Hallows Eve to dress up as the iconic tool that has secured extra protection from mal de ojos since time immemorial? None, the answer is, there’s no better time. 

Halloween Horror Nights Canceled For The First Time In 30 Years Thanks To Covid

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Halloween Horror Nights Canceled For The First Time In 30 Years Thanks To Covid

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Halloween Horror Nights, a Universal Studios staple, is not happening this year and there is only one thing to blame: Covid. The virus, which is still spread wildly in the U.S., has forced so many things to be canceled. People are not happy with the decision.

For the first time in 30 years, Halloween Horror Nights is not happening.

Halloween Horror Nights is one of the biggest events of the year at Universal Studios in Florida and California. The sudden (and not surprising) cancelation is a devastating announcement for the fans of spooky culture.

Honestly, people are ready to throw their tantrums over this.

Florida and California, home to both Universal Studios, are dealing with major Covid outbreaks. California had an explosion of Covid cases that forced the state to reverse some of its rapid reopenings. Florida is another state dealing with a major Covid outbreak that has forced some places to reclose as Disney pushes forward with the reopening.

There’s a lot of pain out there right now.

It really is another blow in a very devastating year. So many people hoped that Halloween would still happen yet the patchwork response we’ve had against the virus isn’t helping. The loss of a Halloween tradition is just too painful right now but we will be alright.

All we can do now is wait “patiently” for Halloween 2021…

All it took was wearing masks and social distancing to avoid this yet, here we are. Remember to take care of yourself, your health, and your community. This means wearing masks and social distancing to protect each other.

READ: Republican Senator Blames Latino Community For Disproportionate COVID Case Numbers

Cardi B’s Recipe For Keeping Her Natural Hair Healthy Is Not Just Cheap It’s Tasty

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Cardi B’s Recipe For Keeping Her Natural Hair Healthy Is Not Just Cheap It’s Tasty

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If you’ve been a steadfast and religious follower of Cardi B’s social media accounts over the past few years, you know she’s come quite a long way. The Dominican rapper has grown quite a bit, not just in her eagerness to speak about political matters and social issues but with her transparency about how she keeps herself fit and beautiful as well.

But it’s not just Cardi B’s strive to be transparent that can bee seen growing on platforms like Instagram.

It”s her hair too.

In a recent post to her Instagram page the “Press” rapper shared that when it comes to her hair, she sticks to routines of old.

The rapper shared her experiences with keeping her and her daughter’s natural hair healthy by revealing all of the ingredients she uses in homemade hair masks. All of which are meant to keep hair nourished and moisturized. “This is a hair mask that I am doing for Kulture,” she shared with her Instagram stories while holding up a bowl of mashed avocados. “I just finished putting argan oil, and I’m gonna put mayonnaise, castor oil, and olive oil. I know it’s a lot of oil, but my baby’s hair needs to be really hydrated like mine.”

But the party mix didn’t stop there. Cardi B went on to add eggs and bananas to her mixture as well. Both ingredients are not only easily accessible at grocery stores, but they’re also staples for keeping hair nourished.

“This treatment is really good for curl patterns,” Cardi B explained “It’s just a good hair mask to help your hair grow. All the good things you put in your body, you put in your hair.” She topped off the posts by sharing a series of images with her natural hair and chica it’s beautiful!

In a post to her feed, Cardi B shared the final results of her mask.

“The end results of all that shit I put on my hair earlier,” she wrote. “It helps with hair growth A LOT.”

That’s right chicas, take note!