35 Badass Celebrity Halloween Costume Ideas For Black Girls

Halloween costumes that cater to women of color — and especially black women — can be hard to come by. To help fill that void, we've rounded up this list of celebrity-inspired looks that are perfect for black women, no matter your skin tone, hair type, or body shape. From hot onstage looks from Lizzo, Megan Thee Stallion, and Normani, to celebratory sports moments from Simone Biles and the USWNT, scroll through for 35 Halloween costume ideas for black girls everywhere.

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Zendaya at the Met Gala
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Zendaya at the Met Gala

The Euphoria star took the red carpet by storm with this Cinderella-inspired look, which is obviously perfect for Halloween.

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Lizzo Chugging Tequila at the MTV VMAs
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Lizzo Chugging Tequila at the MTV VMAs

OK, so there wasn't tequila in it at the time, but Lizzo's vibrant on-stage look and bedazzled bottle was such a mood that it has to be done for Halloween.

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Janelle Monáe at the Met Gala
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Janelle Monáe at the Met Gala

This campy look is begging to be copied on Halloween, and no amount of hot glue can stop us.

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Beyoncé and Blue Ivy at the UK Premiere of The Lion King
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Beyoncé and Blue Ivy at the UK Premiere of The Lion King

It will take two people (and lots of crystals) to make this adorable mother-daughter look go right.

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Normani at the MTV VMAs
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Normani at the MTV VMAs

Make sure you limber up before heading out for the night in a velour two-piece and fresh white sneakers. Normani's split is something else!

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Serena Williams at the Met Gala
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Serena Williams at the Met Gala

Serena slayed the court this year, but she also dominated the red carpet. Her campy Met Gala look — complete with neon yellow Nikes — will be unexpected and fun to dance around in.

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Megan Thee Stallion at Summer Jam
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Megan Thee Stallion at Summer Jam

Keep your Hot Girl Summer rolling through Fall by channeling the unapologetically sexy rapper. Are your knees ready?

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Simone Biles at the US Gymnastics Championship
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Simone Biles at the US Gymnastics Championship

Don't forget the flowers and medals — you've earned them!

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Yara Shahidi at the SAG Awards
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Yara Shahidi at the SAG Awards

The Grown-ish star's ethereal look will be a fun spin on the classic princess costume.

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Meghan Markle at the Smart Works Capsule Collection Launch
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Meghan Markle at the Smart Works Capsule Collection Launch

Copy Meghan's working mom glamour with sleek black pants, a button-down shirt, and long, straight locks.

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Chloe x Halle at the Grammys
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Chloe x Halle at the Grammys

Enlist your sister, cousin, or BFF to jump in on this glamorous and architectural look.

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Rihanna at the FENTY Pop-Up in NYC
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Rihanna at the FENTY Pop-Up in NYC

This hot pink look was one of RiRi's best this year — and those braids? Don't hurt 'em!

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Coco Gauff at the US Open
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Coco Gauff at the US Open

This will be one of the most powerful (and comfortable) costumes of the night.

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Cardi B at the Grammys
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Cardi B at the Grammys

This look is best served without a date standing next to you (we're looking at you, Offset).

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Leikeli47 at Afropunk
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Leikeli47 at Afropunk

All you'll need to copy the "Money" rapper's signature look is a bandana, comfy sweats, and a high ponytail or bantu knots. Don't forget the "girl blunt."

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Crystal Dunn at the Women's World Cup
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Crystal Dunn at the Women's World Cup

The ultimate defender — this costume works great on its own, but you can also grab some friends for a group USWNT black girl moment.

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Alicia Keys and Michelle Obama at the Grammys
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Alicia Keys and Michelle Obama at the Grammys

Turn this touching moment in a Halloween look by grabbing one friend and two mics.

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Missy Elliott Finally Getting Her Damn Vanguard Award at the MTV VMAs
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Missy Elliott Finally Getting Her Damn Vanguard Award at the MTV VMAs

This long overdue honor will make an equally historic Halloween costume.

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MJ Rodriguez at the Golden Globes
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MJ Rodriguez at the Golden Globes

Bold blue eyeliner and gold hoops make this look pop.

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Lupita Nyong'o at the Met Gala
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Lupita Nyong'o at the Met Gala

The brighter, the better.

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Tracee Ellis Ross at the Met Gala
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Tracee Ellis Ross at the Met Gala

This look is literally a work of art.

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Issa Rae at the NBA Awards
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Issa Rae at the NBA Awards

Your melanin will absolutely pop against a gorgeous printed gown.

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Willow Smith at the Louis Vuitton Fashion Show
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Willow Smith at the Louis Vuitton Fashion Show

If you're in the mood to flash a little midriff.

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Storm Reid at the MTV Movie and TV Awards
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Storm Reid at the MTV Movie and TV Awards

Give the girls Romeo & Juliet realness like Storm did on the red carpet.

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Laverne Cox at the Orange Is the New Black Final Season Premiere
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Laverne Cox at the Orange Is the New Black Final Season Premiere

If you can't rock a giant blonde beehive and miles of tulle on Halloween, when can you?

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Naomi Osaka at the US Open
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Naomi Osaka at the US Open

The tennis phenom's look will be a lot easier to DIY than her backhand.

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Jessica McDonald at the Women's World Cup
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Jessica McDonald at the Women's World Cup

For this winning look, you'll need to wear a white soccer uniform and black headband, then top it off with confetti.

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Elaine Welteroth at Her NYC Book Signing
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Elaine Welteroth at Her NYC Book Signing

The More Than Enough author's sharp business-casual look and big curly hair makes for a fun, work-friendly homage.

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Indya Moore at the Golden Globes
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Indya Moore at the Golden Globes

Purse first!

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Kamala Harris at a Campaign Event
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Kamala Harris at a Campaign Event

Channel the presidential hopeful in a smart pantsuit and pearls.

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Zoë Kravitz at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party
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Zoë Kravitz at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party

If you're looking to show a considerable amount of skin, might I suggest this slinky look?

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Jordyn Woods at the 47 Meters Down Uncaged Premiere
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Jordyn Woods at the 47 Meters Down Uncaged Premiere

The former Kardashian confidant made a splash on the red carpet this year, and her sexy looks are perfect for a party.

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Mallory Pugh at the Women's World Cup
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Mallory Pugh at the Women's World Cup

Wrap yourself in an American flag and play the field.

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Adrianna Franch at the Women's World Cup
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Adrianna Franch at the Women's World Cup

A curly mohawk and goalkeeper tape is really all you need.