Halloween 2012: Lana Del Rey Costume Ideas!

Even though Lana Del Rey’s breakout single technically debuted last year, the New York songbird has stayed firmly planted in the spotlight ever since, making her the PERFECT last-minute lazy girl Halloween costume. We’ve witnessed various incarnations of the star recently, whether it’s in her statuesque SNL column dress, channeling Jackie O. with A$AP Rocky in “National Anthem” (and onstage thereafter), and most recently as a romanticized free spirit in “Ride.” No matter which version of Lana is your favorite, we’ve got tons of quick and easy ways to recreate her signature look just in time for Halloween. So blast the music, practice your lip pout, and check out our ideas below!


Dress like Lana Del Rey’s “Video Games” album art for Halloween.
Photo: Universal Music/ Courtesy of Etsy/AE/L’Oreal/Miss Selfridge

It makes sense to start things off with the OG Lana look from her “Video Games” album art- wide eyes, nude lips, a simple cross necklace, and most importantly, the statement flower crown. The first components are super easy to score, but the headband requires a bit more thought. There are pleeeeeenty of options on Etsy flower crowns are a huge trend, after all– or you can make the accessory yourself. To DIY, just hit up your local crafts store and grab some artificial flowers (we hear Michael’s has a good selection). Then just attach them to a headband or wire with glue, and ta-da! You’re set. We usually don’t recommend procrastinating, but just in case you leave the costume sitch to the last minute, whip out this Lana outfit and you’re good to go in no time flat.

+ Floral Crown: Etsy Hair Wreath ($39.00)
+ Tank: AE Boyfriend Tank ($11.99)
+ Eyeliner: L’Oreal Extra Intense Liquid Pencil Liner ($8.95)
+ Lipstain: Tarte LipSurgence Matte Lipstain ($17.95)
+ Necklace: Miss Selfridge Rose Gold Cross Necklace ($13.00)


Dress like the Jackie O. incarnation of Lana Del Rey For Halloween.
Photo: Getty Images/ Courtesy of American Apparel/Sephora/Ulta/Target

Ever since she channeled the former First Lady in her “National Anthem” music video earlier this year, Lana’s been all about sporting classic, tailored looks. We love her outfit from the House Festival in London this summer, where she’s wearing a flouncy peach minidress, neutral pumps, and a sky-high ’do. Get the retro-perfect look yourself with a vintage-inspired dress from American Apparel, dramatic black eyeliner, and a big-time bouffant. After all, it wouldn’t be Lana without her hair, right?!

+ Dress: Lace Sun Dress ($70.00)
+ Eyeliner: Nars Eyeliner Stylo ($27.00)
+ Hairspray: Big Sexy Hair Spray and Play Harder ($17.95)
+ Belt: Merona White Belt ($9.99)


Dress like Lana Del Rey in “Ride”for Halloween.
Photo: Getty Images/ Courtesy of Mango/JC Penny/GoJane/Dorothy Perkins

For her epic, 10-minute music video-slash-short film “Ride,” Lana channeled a modern day bohemian in denim on denim with a western twist. She rocks classic cowboy boots paired with jean cutoffs and an embellished denim jacket. And after scouring the internet to find a similar coat to copy, we spotted something even better-THE EXACT SAME ONE. The Stud Embellished Fringe Jacket comes courtesy of GoJane.com. It’s a little bit country, a little bit rock, and the easiest way to snag LDR’s music vid look for under $100. Not too bad!

+ Shorts: Mango Frayed Hem Shorts ($34.99)
+ Boots: Studio Paolo Cowboy Boots ($47.00)
+ Jacket: GoJane Stud Embellished Denim Jacket ($96.00)
+ Ring: Dorothy Perkins Cutout Knuckleduster ($4.00)