Although one of her musical idols has spawned one of 2010’s most popular Halloween costumes, Willow Smith doesn’t plan to go trick-or-treating as Lady Gaga this year. Nope, the 9-year-old upstart intends to dress up as … herself.
“I’m gonna be myself, and I’m gonna go around the neighborhood saying, ‘Do you like Willow Smith?’ And then I’m gonna be like, ‘Ta-da! It’s me,’ ” the Roc Nation artist explained.
While it seems a rather unusual idea for a costume, the tween singer’s 10th birthday happens to fall on Halloween, and that may account, in part, for Smith’s unwillingness to don a disguise. But more likely, the “Whip My Hair” singer, whose mantra is “the best thing is you,” just happens to realize that it’s pretty cool to be Willow.
For Halloween-ers who want to follow suit, keep in mind that being Willow, à la her “Whip My Hair” video , requires a trip to your local beauty-supply outpost. From heart-shaped braids to fuchsia-frosted locks, Willow’s hairdos — and those of her Warriorettes crew — would take honors at an Atlanta hair show and are key to miming her style. (A hot-glue gun and an abundance of rhinestones, studs and grommets will get you halfway there.)
One rather edible-looking ‘do in particular ranks as Smith’s favorite from the colorful clip: “The cotton-candy one, the one with the big-old balls of cotton candy, ’cause it was very crazy.” But boys and girls attempting the look should be crafty; the pink poof is synthetic and took some serious scissor-work. “We had to cut it and snip it and do all that stuff,” Smith warned.
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