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Janelle Monae Halloween Costume | Hair and Makeup

Halloween How-To: Transform Into Janelle Monáe's Electric Lady

There isn't a performer who sticks to her signature look better than Janelle Monáe — from her pompadour to her red lipstick and black-on-white ensembles. If you're going to play the Electric Lady for Halloween, the look is simple to pull off because it's an easy twist on a classic. The focus of the makeup look is her bright red lipstick, which you can complement with winged eyeliner and blush. Even though Janelle sticks to a strict black, white, and leather wardrobe, the singer likes to add a pop of unexpected color on her nails. So, reach for anything neon for your manicure.

Janelle's iconic pompadour is easy to re-create, with the help of a bun shaper to get the singer's impressive volume. Place the foam shaper above your hairline, and cover it with a large section of hair between the temples. You can pull the rest of your hair into a french twist or a bun, and top off the look with a hat. Find a black fedora or trilby hat (or even a top hat if you're feeling extra adventurous) to balance on the back of your head. Now, all you need is a friend to dress up as one of her album collaborators like Erykah Badu, Solange, or Prince perhaps? Make sure, to check out our interview with the CoverGirl, so you can nail interactions with the press.

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