Calling All Material Girls! Here's How to Dress as Madonna For Halloween
Madonna has been one of the most popular celebrity Halloween costumes for over 30 years for a reason. She's been supplying an endless amount of costume inspiration since the start of her career, thanks to the fact that her killer outfits are not only fashion-forward and trendsetting, but also super memorable too. The best part? Even though her outfits may look complex, it's actually super easy to channel the Queen of Pop on Halloween, and we're here to show you how.
Of course we'll be breaking down her iconic "Like a Virgin" and "Material Girl" looks, but if you're afraid you'll get lost in a sea of classic '80s Madonnas, we've got plenty of her more recent looks for you to choose from as well. Get into the groove, and keep reading for 15 ways to channel Madonna this Halloween.
Blonde Ambition Tour Madonna
Let's start with one of Madonna's most iconic looks. Chances are when you think of the Queen of Pop, her Blonde Ambition tour outfit is one of the first things that comes to mind.
What to wear: A pink bodysuit with cone cups worn over black tights. Slick your hair back into a high ponytail and wrap a braided extension around the base of the pony. Bonus points if you also wear a old-school headset microphone.
"Like a Virgin" VMAs Madonna
Madonna's onstage outfit from the 1984 VMAs is one of the popular Halloween costumes of all time for a reason. It is equal parts fun and iconic.
What to wear: A white corset underneath a frilly white tutu. Be sure to pile on pearl necklaces and tons of bracelets over your sheer white fingerless gloves.
2003 VMAs Madonna
Madonna gained a whole new generation of fans when she performed at the 2003 VMAs alongside Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. Grab two friends and re-create the iconic moment.
What to wear: A black tank under a black corset belt. Wear them with black leather pants, a pocket chain, and black arm sleeves. Finish the look by slicking hair back in a low bun.
"Papa Don't Preach" Madonna
Looking for a last-minute costume idea? Channel Madonna's easy-to-re-create outfit in the "Papa Don't Preach" video.
What to wear: A black and white striped shirt, mom jeans, a black belt, and a classic leather jacket. Throw on a platinum pixie-cut wig and red lipstick and you're good to go.
"Material Girl" Madonna
Who doesn't want to dress up like an old Hollywood star on Halloween? Madonna's "Material Girl" look is glam and super easy to achieve.
What to wear: A hot pink strapless dress, matching opera gloves, and plenty of bling. Go the extra mile and get a Marilyn Monroe-esque wig.
2012 Super Bowl Madonna
Who can forget when Madonna killed it at the 2012 Super Bowl Halftime Show? Her performance won over a stadium full of football fans, making this the perfect Halloween costume.
What to wear: A short-sleeved black minidress with a gold belt around the waist. Add thigh-high leather boots, fingerless leather opera gloves, and add a festive touch with gold pom-poms.
A League of Their Own Madonna
Madonna's role as "All the Way" Mae in A League of Their Own is one of her most iconic film roles, making it a fan-favorite costume.
What to wear: A baseball jersey with high-waisted pants and a baseball hat. Be sure to swipe on a bold red lip and carry around a baseball glove.
"Ray of Light" Madonna
Madonna's red ensemble from the "Ray of Light" video is one of her most memorable and easy-to-re-create looks of all time.
What to wear: A red kimono, red corset belt, and a black bob wig.
"Hung Up" Madonna
Want to go the fitness route? Channel Madonna's stylish look from the "Hung Up" music video.
What to wear: A hot pink leotard worn under a matching wrap sweater and a sequined belt. Finish the ensemble with flesh-toned knee-high socks and red pumps.
2014 Grammy Awards Madonna
Love the tailored look? Re-create Madonna's sleek suiting from the 2014 Grammy Awards.
What to wear: A black tailored pantsuit with a white button-up and black necktie underneath. Make the suiting look feminine by wearing it with bedazzled fingerless gloves and keep your hair loose and wavy under a wide-brim hat. Complete the look with red lips and a cane.
Why not channel one of Madonna's most iconic music videos "Vogue"? Re-create her sleek outfit and then dance the night away.
What to wear: A black tailored suit worn with a strappy black bra underneath. Add a dramatic dark lip and pin hair in retro waves.
"Don't Tell Me" Madonna
We all remember Madonna's cowgirl phase, especially her simple yet chic Western-inspired look from the "Don't Tell Me" music video.
What to wear: A plaid button up, a Western belt, and flared denim jeans. Keep your makeup neutral and wear hair in loose waves for a natural, relaxed look.
2013 Billboard Music Awards Madonna
Madonna loves to put her killer legs on display, which is why her 2013 Billboard Music Awards look is so iconic.
What to wear: A furry cropped jacket tucked into a pair of high-waisted black panties. Accessorize with a studded belt, black fishnets, a garter belt, sheer fingerless gloves, and plenty of bling.
Madonna's look for the "Music" video was the perfect mix of Western cowboy and over-the-top glam.
What to wear: A white pantsuit with no top worn underneath a white furry coat. Pile on the gold baubles and a gold cowboy hat. You get extra points if you carry around a Champagne glass all night.
2018 Met Gala Madonna
Madonna proved she still knows how to turn heads when she stepped onto this year's Met Gala red carpet in this dramatic church-goth look by Jean Paul Gaultier.
What to wear: A black gown with a full skirt. A black veil, plenty of necklaces, and a tiara embellished with crosses. Braid your hair into pigtails and don't forget to carry around a few black roses.