Halloween: Nicki Minaj Costume Ideas

It’s Halloweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen week! Here at MTV Style, we love, love, LOVE Halloween. It’s a time to break out your glitter and wigs, and let your inner diva out to play. That’s why we’re dedicating this week Halloween Diva Week, and showing you different ways to dress up like your favorite pop star divas. Today, we take a look at one of our faves: Nicki Minaj. Here are three ways to dress like Nicki:


Nicki Minaj performs during the pre-show at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards on Sept. 12.
Photo: Kristian Dowling/PictureGroup

When Nicki Minaj performed at the Video Music Awards pre-show, she overloaded on metallics, and shined her ass off, literally. She wore a pink and purple metallic bodysuit, designed by Marco Marco, with knee-high custom Chanel boots. Get the look by pairing a purple bodysuit with a pink leotard, and then wear a pair of black boots, which you can get on the cheap. Don’t forget your pink lipstick; it’s Nicki’s favorite color right now.
+ Lipstick: M.A.C Dazzle Lipstick in Naughty You ($14.50)
+ Boots: Chinese Laundry Kingdom Boot ($69.95)
+ Leotard: Fornarina Guss Fuchsia Body ($27)
+ Bodysuit: Purple Shiny Metallic Bodysuit ($20.70)



Nicki Minaj appears at BET Networks 2010 Spring Bling on April 10, 2010.
Photo: Jeff Daly/PictureGroup

This look you can score by pulling some key pieces in your wardrobe together. Just pair white shorts with a white tee and snap on a pink bra underneath. To get the Nicki flavor, get some gold foil and layer pieces all over your white outfit (or you can use safety pins for the same effect), then add some temporary tattoos in Chinese character (just like Nicki!). Don’t forget to load up on green eye shadow.
+ Shirt: American Apparel Jersey Short Sleeve T-Shirt Leotard in White ($28)
+ Shorts: Adidas Sport Basic Slip Shorts ($30)
+ Gold Add-ons: Gold Foil Pleather ($14.99/yd)
+ Makeup: Buxom Stay-There Eye Shadow in Shih Tzu (gilded lime green) ($17)
+ Bra: Victoria’s Secret Miraculous Push-up Bra in Hot Pink ($49.50)
+ Fake Tattoos: Japanese Character Temporary Tattoos in Happiness, Friends, Courage and more. ($0.55 each)



Nicki Minaj backstage at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards September 12.
Photo: Gregg DeGuire/PictureGroup

What’s so amazing about Nicki’s style is that she can go from funky metallic to cute and classy seamlessly, which is what we see here in her beige Lura Starr jumpsuit backstage at the 2010 Video Music Awards. To score this look, find a cute beige jumpsuit, like this one from Topshop — a great piece because it’s not a Halloween-specific item and you can wear it long after Fright Night festivities. Then, it’s all about beauty — a pink wig and pink nail polish finish off the look.
+ Jumpsuit: Feather Print Cowl Back Jumpsuit ($125.00)
+ Wig: Hot Pink Wig ($19.99)
+ Nail Polish: M.A.C Nail Lacquer in Steamy ($13.00)

Would you dress up as Nicki Minaj for Halloween?


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