Halloween 2011: Nicki Minaj Costume Ideas!

Halloween is less than two weeks away (talk about SCARY), and if you’re a procrastinator like us you probabbblllyyy still haven’t picked our your costume yet. But don’t worry dudes, we’ve got you COVERED—literally and figuratively. Thanks to Nicki Minaj’s cray cray ensembles throughout the year, she’s given us enough inspiration to create not one, but THREE different Halloween looks that emulate her one-of-a-kind style. But first, you’re going to need a few Nicki staples before you start prepping your costume:

+ Butt Pads: The Can-Can Padded Panty ($30)
+ False Eye Lashes: Sephora Collection False Eye Lashes in Showstopper ($8)
+ Eye Color: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Flipside (bright teal) ($18)
+ Lipstick: M.A.C Cosmetics Lipstick in Saint Germain (Clean pastel pink) ($14.50)


Nicki Minaj poses in the portrait studio at the iHeartRadio Music Festival held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sept. 24, 2011, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage

If you’re feeling girly (and hungry) go the Nicki Minaj chicken wing route and re-create her ’80s studded tutu ensemble from the iHeartRadio Music Festival. All you need is some pink spray paint and a chain to re-create the necklace (We found you the chicken wing. You’re welcome.) or you can just buy the EXACT one she’s wearing if you’ve got the dough. Don’t forget to put your wig into pigtails like Nicki does, and, don’t worry, that facial expression is not mandatory.

+ Boots: Hunter “Original Tall” High Gloss Rain Boot ($125)
+ Tights: Look From London Cosmic Tights ($25)
+ Camisole: FULL TILT Essential Womens Seamless Cami in Neon Hot Pink ($9.99)
+ Skirt: Purple Organza Tutu ($19.99)
+ Bodysuit: American Apparel Strapless Ruched Bodysuit in Lavender ($19.99)
+ Studs: The Original BeDazzler Stud Refills 200/Pkg-100 Gold/100 Silver ($3.78)
+ Necklace: Chompin Chicken Wing Teething Toy ($14.99)
+ Wig: Hawaiian Blonde Wig ($3.78)



Nicki Minaj attends the Oscar De La Renta Spring 2012 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at 11 W. 42nd Street on Sept. 13, 2011, in New York City.
Photo: Gary Gershoff/Getty Images

Not a girly-girl? Go for Ms. Minaj’s Barbie animal hood look that she wore during NYFW. It’s as much fierce as it is TOTALLY adorable. Also, please paw at people all night.

+ Hat: Fleece Animal Hat in Tiger ($19.99)
+ Necklace: Barbie Pink Kiss Bling Necklace ($16.50)
+ Hosiery: Hanes Silk Reflections Opaque Control Top Tights in Black ($7.50)
+ Bodysuit: ASOS Leopard Print Tab Bandeau swimSuit ($61.11)
+ Shoes: Charlotte Russe Button Leopard Platform Bootie ($35.50)
+ Wig: Long Blonde Adult Wig With Bangs ($19.99)—Spray-paint a leopard print with Animal Print Stencils ($5.25)



Nicki Minaj attends the Carolina Herrera Spring 2012 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Theater at Lincoln Center on Sept. 12, 2011, in New York City.
Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage

And, if you’re one crafty mother, go for Nicki’s pom-pom look that she also wore during Fashion Week. Sew those pom-poms to an old T-shirt, spray-paint the skirt, pin up the wig, and you’re good to go! Bonus points if your BFF dresses up as Anna Wintour. HUZZAH!

+ Pom-Poms: Assorted Bright Neon Pom Poms ($4.49) & Assorted Bright Craft Pom-Poms ($1.79)
+ Skirt: Sporting Look Women’s Sporting Look Classic Pleated Skirt in Royal Blue ($40)—To get both colors, spray-paint with Krylon Fluorescent Spray Paint in Yellow Orange ($4.99)
+ Hosiery: Adult Neon Green Footless Fishnet Stockings ($4.99)—If it’s going to be cold out or for an even more authentic look, layer neon leggings over Basic Solid Color Leggings Tights in Hot Pink ($5.28)
+ Wig: Blonde Mesmerelda Wig ($10.99)



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