Halloween 2011: Beyonce Costume Ideas!

Not to be dramatic, but this has been Beyoncé's YEAR. She broke the news of her pregnancy at the 2011 VMAs, gave THE MOST KILLER performance at the Billboard Awards, and continues to release one stylish music video after another. We can BARELY keep up with Pregnancé, so in her honor, we have three to-die-for costumes that you can wear this Halloween—and, yes, two of them include a super sexy baby bump. So take THAT, other boring hot chick costumes. *finger snap*


A still from Beyoncé's "Countdown" music video.
Photo: Courtesy of Columbia Records

The '60s-inspired looks from the "Countdown" video were sooo uh-mazing that we knew we had to cop one of them for Hallow's Eve. Our fave was the shot of multiple Beyoncés in primary color mock turtleneck leotards with a wide-brim black and white hat. Gather your girls (and gams!) to re-create this look in a snap, and don't forget some choreographed dance moves. (Pregnancé belly optional.)

+ Blue Leotard: Capezio Women's Turtleneck Long Sleeve Leotard in Royal ($26)

+ Red Leotard: Capezio Women's Turtleneck Long Sleeve Leotard in Red ($29.95)

+ Black Leotard: Womens New Team Essentials Turtleneck Leotard in Black ($29.50)

+ Green Leotard: Womens New Team Essentials Turtleneck Leotard in Kelly Green ($29.50)

+ Hat: San Diego 6-inch Brim Sun Hat in Black/White Mix ($30.40)


2. VMA

Beyoncé performs on stage at the The 28th Annual MTV Video Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on Aug. 28, 2011, in Los Angeles, California.
Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage

Yep, this is it—THE biggest Bey moment of 2011. Keep reliving Beyoncé's pregnancy announcement by wearing her EXACT VMA ensemble paired with a perma-smile and consistent belly rubs. Tip: You may need a friend to help you out with the fan to get the exact angle of hair blow-age. Please use gif (below) for guidance.

+ Jacket: aDRESSing WOMAN Sequin Detail Crinkle Texture Zip Front Jacket in Purple ($49.09)

+ Shirt: Merona Women's Button Up Poplin Shirt in Fresh White ($19.99)

+ Pants: Next High Waisted Workwear Boot Cut Trousers ($47)

+ Shoes: Bouquets Jasmine Heel in Purple Sequin ($69)

+ Prop: Pregnant Belly ($9.99)

+ Prop: Coleman Cool Zephyr Mini Fan ($7.99)—aka Portable Wind Machine

Rub that baby, Bey Bey.
Photo: MTV's Tumblr



Singer Beyoncé performs onstage during the 2011 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena May 22, 2011, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

WHEW, BOY. If you're a serious Beyoncé stan with some serious crafting skills, re-create Bey's Billboard Music Awards outfit with macramé. Macramé the outfit beginning with the circles as guides and have a friend help you tie it on all together. String on chunky black beads for variety and use the silver string for the skirt. To re-create that amazing backdrop, you're gonna have to use some poster board...and carry with you at all times so you can dance in front of it. WHAT?! This Halloween costume shows your commitment to Bey. You can do it!

+ Bodysuit: American Apparel Strapless Ruched Bodysuit in Nude or Brown ($26)—match your skin tone

+ Cord: Bonnie Braid Metallics Macramé Cord in Black/Silver ($3.59 for 50 yards)

+ Cord: Metallic Silver Craft Cord ($2.19 for 15 yards)

+ Rings: 5" Darice Gold Tone Metal Macramé Ring ($10.68 for 12) and 2" Brass Ring ($0.39 for one)

+ Beads: Irregular Chunky Shaped Resin Beads in Black ($15.74)—string on an assortment of black beads for variety



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