Have you ever felt like your life is a music video? You might be familiar with the scene: standing in front of your bedroom mirror, blasting (and lip-synching) your favorite song, and pretending you're the next pop sensation. Well, thanks to Halloween , your music video dreams can become reality. We're looking back at the most influential music videos from 2013 so far, and giving you the tools to become your favorite star.
Taylor Swift's "22"
- What to wear: You're going to need to find/make a t-shirt that says "Not a lot going on at the moment," and pair it with a black wide-brim hat, red lipstick, red heart sunglasses, and black short shorts.
- How to act: Like you're young, single, and ready to have way too much fun.
Britney Spears's "Work B**ch"
- What to wear: Everything needs to be shiny. Shiny, tiny shorts, a shiny bra, shiny chains and sequins to drape on your shoulders, and shiny sky-high heels. Carry around a whip if you want to add drama.
- How to act: Like you're the baddest b*tch and you're taking back your throne. You're unstoppable. And if anyone wants to usurp you, you tell them what they need to do: "Get to work, b*tch."
Drake's "Started From the Bottom"
- What to wear: White pants, white shoes, a white t-shirt or white pullover, a white puffy jacket, and silver chains.
- How to act: Like you've worked your way to the top, and no one else is going to take it away from you.
Lady Gaga's "Applause"
- What to wear: Make your hair as curly and big as possible (or find a wig), and make or buy a seashell bra and a seashell thong.
- How to act: Like you're giving the performance of a lifetime and you're the center of attention.
Anna Kendrick's "Cups (When I'm Gone)"
- What to wear: A loose-fitted blue v-neck, jeans, and an apron. Wear your hair messy, cover your outfit in flour. Carry around two plastic cups for your night of performances.
- How to act: Learn and perform "Cups" on every possible surface, with every possible cup. Enlist others to join in.
Justin Timberlake's "Suit & Tie"
- What to wear: It might be a tad obvious, but you should likely wear your suit and tie. Specifically, a tuxedo and a bow tie. The snappier, the better. Slick your hair.
- How to act: So suave that everyone's dying to be you or be with you.
Katy Perry's "Roar"
- What to wear: Buy or make your big leaf skirt and floral crown, and pair them with a leopard bralet.
- How to act: Act amazed and confused by all the technology and clothing around you, and roar at anyone who gives you guff.
Miley Cyrus's "Wrecking Ball"
- What to wear: A white crop tank, white underwear (or bikini bottoms), combat boots, and red lipstick. Carry around a sledgehammer.
- How to act: Vulnerable yet powerful.
Selena Gomez's "Come and Get It"
- What to wear: A black, lacy bodysuit, a floor-length see-through skirt, and gold jewelry. Pair with red lips and black heels.
- How to act: Sexy, seductive, and confident.
Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines"
- What to wear: Wear a white bathing suit with clear plastic over it (hell, you could even use saran wrap). Accessorize with gold scrunchies, gold jewelry, and gold chains.
- How to act: Like you're sexy and you want to be dominated.