When thinking about a Halloween costume, the first and most obvious option might be to transform into your favorite celebrity, remaking one of their album cover looks or an iconic red carpet moment. We can’t wait to see what 2021’s costumes have to offer, but until then, we took a look through some of the world’s greatest Caribbean American music artists’ Instagrams and came up with the top three ladies who know how to stand out on October 31st. Here’s are some of our favorite celebrity Halloween costumes from Nicki Minaj, Cardi B and Beyoncé from years past.
Though Trini gyal Nicki Minaj’s outlandish stage outfits have become the basis for others celebrity Halloween costumes (cut to Lil Nas X dressed in full Harajuku Barbie drag), the singer herself has been known to indulge in the holiday’s fancy. After announcing her marriage to former flame Kenneth Petty, the couple decked out in not one, but two sets of Halloween costumes.
First, a DC Comics inspired couples’ costume with Petty as the Joker and Minaj as Harley Quinn. Petty was decked out in the Joker’s signature white face makeup with and painted on smile while Minaj played badass sidekick with Harley Quinn’s iconic dual colored hair and red, white and blue outfit.
The same year, the duo dressed as legendary Halloween horror Chucky and the Bride of Chucky. No doubt playing into the just married role, Minaj is in a blood stained wedding dress and Petty can be seen proposing with a ring attached to a cut off finger.
Cardi B always goes all out for her Halloween costumes, so naturally we have to show you two of our fav looks. Last year the Latin Caribbean superstar shocked with a gold Medusa outfit complete with a full snake body, gold cuffs, gold claw talons on her fingers and a crown of gold serpents. The costume not only showed off the singer’s amazing body but her dedication to the holiday. The same year, Cardi B also dressed her daughter, Kulture Kiari Cephus, as a little Wonder Woman mini-me and we are living for the cuteness.
Back in 2019, Cardi B shimmied into a skimpy version of Uma Thurman’s Poison Ivy costume with thigh high green stilettos, a barely there green leaf bodice and underwear set and a long red wig. Enough said! We declare her the Queen of Halloween.
Bahamian-American beauty Beyoncé and husband Jay-Z dressed up as Olympic medalists and record-setters Florence Griffith Joyner and Tommie Smith for Halloween 2018. Ms. Knowles’ outfit included a purple one-legged leotard with white cleats and FloJo number, nearly identical to what Joyner was wearing at the 1988 Olympic trials. Like Beyoncé, hubby Jay-Z’s outfit was virtually identical to Smith’s vintage team USA jacket, pants, black glove and gold medal. Jay-Z even recreated the legend’s iconic 1968 Olympics Black Power Protest photo on the medal stand.