11 Black Girl Costumes That Would Be Epic This Halloween

October 24, 2016  |  
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2016 is arguably the year of Black Girl Magic and it would only make sense to show that off on the most magical night of the year: Halloween. We know the holiday is typically all about goons, goblins, and other scary things but it’s also a time for dressing up like celebs and other women we admire, and we can’t think of anyone better than the ladies on this list. Here are 11 Black girl costumes that would be epic this Halloween.

Teyanna Taylor in “Fade”

Okay so maybe you wear booty shorts instead of a thong, but if you have the abs to pull this look off, by all means pull out that bralette, wet your hair, and grease your body down to recreate one of the biggest music video moments of the year.


Rihanna in “Work”

You know you have a pair of gladiator sandals and a mesh dress just dying to be tie-dyed. Throw on a green lip and you’re at the promise land.

Solange’s album cover

All you need are some hair pins girl.

Alicia Keys VMAs

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Alicia Keys no makeup look

For that last minute party invitation.



Black Panther

Don’t act like this hasn’t been on your mind since the Super Bowl.

deshauna barber


A Black Beauty Queen

In honor of Deshauna Barber and Raissa Santana.



Michelle Obama

It’s her last year in the White House and there are hundreds of beautiful looks to choose from.

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Malia Obama

Or you could go with the younger Obama who is clearly looking forward to the freedom of adulthood away from the secret service.

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Simone Biles

Who wouldn’t want to dress like this history-making Olympian who became the first gymnast in 42 years to win four straight U.S. National championships.


Hidden Figures

This costume gives you a chance to rep your history and educate others who don’t know the story of these NASA women.



Serena Williams

Serena was a huge part of this year’s Black girl magic surge and with her versatility you can rock any look you please. May we suggest the leotard from the “Sorry” video?

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