14 Fashion Halloween Costumes That Start With Gold Hoops
If, like so many women are these days, you're a fan of hoop earrings, your Halloween costume is halfway complete. We made it our duty to come up with 14 females — some fictional and some just well-known — who are known for wearing the popular jewelry style. When you image search these ladies on the internet, they're almost always wearing hoops. So slip yours on and let us give you options for finishing the look. And if you're in need of a new pair, we rounded up the best of the best after all the inspiration.
Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City
Carrie owned hoops that were monogrammed with her name (she loved the personalization option!), but even if you've just got simple gold hoops, you can style accordingly with a little halter top and denim — or a shirt unbuttoned to reveal your abs, of course.
Miranda Priestly, The Devil Wears Prada
If your hoops are embellished with little gemstones, all the better. Throw on a wig in the proper shade with a really over-the-top outfit and press your lips together like so. Miranda also wore a couple more pairs of hoops that didn't have beads, so it's fine if yours aren't as decorative as the fictional editor's.
Here's a photo of the star in the mid 1950s, lounging poolside. If it's simply too cold to wear a bikini, people will get the picture when you style your hair into a bob and rock a glamorous dress.
Vivian Ward, Pretty Woman
Vivian's most iconic outfit is the cutout minidress she's wearing at the beginning of the film. Her hoops were properly oversize and they drew attention to the ring at the center of her midriff, holding the fabric of her dress in place.
The star has been wearing large hoops, usually in gold, for years. Here she is back in 2013, heading to dinner in a very Rihanna ensemble: sexy sweatpants and a handful of noticeable jewelry. You get the picture.
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Foxxy Cleopatra, Austin Powers in Goldmember
When Beyoncé Knowles starred in Austin Powers in Goldmember as Foxxy Cleopatra, she wore big, circular hoops with every outfit. You can choose whether you'd rather rock her yellow leather set or this groovy jacquard minidress. Remember to accessorize with a proper necklace.
There's no denying Michelle Obama favors her hoop earrings. She owns a gold pair by Jennifer Fisher, but also plenty of delicate silver pieces, some of which are embellished with diamonds. After eight years in the White House, Michelle has so many iconic looks to choose from if you want to go as the former FLOTUS.
Regina George, Mean Girls
Who wouldn't recognize a pink cardigan layered over some sort of "dramatic" graphic tee? Complete with medium-size hoops, an "R" pendant, and stick-straight hair, and you've got Regina's look on lock.
Just set your browser to J Lo's Instagram page and you'll find she practically has a different pair of hoops for every outfit. Since the star loves to tie her hair back, opt for a look just like this one (with smoky eye makeup and heels), and everyone will know exactly who you are.
Dionne Davenport, Clueless
Dee didn't wear hoops with every outfit, but this look — complete with a terrycloth collared shirt and headband — sticks out to us in particular.
Esmeralda, The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Yup, we went there. Esmeralda's single hoop and bangle are pretty iconic, after all. If you find a similar dress in purple and teal (and perhaps a toy goat?), at least Disney fans will recognize your look.
Cher continues to wear hoop earrings now, but she also wore plenty on her hit variety show in the '70s with the most lavish costumes. Think about pairing yours with bell bottoms and a crop top.
Here's Sienna Miller's portrayal of Edie Sedgwick in Factory Girl. Edie, the actress Andy Warhol made into a movie star, loved any statement earring that came her way. But if your hoops have little trinkets or add-ons, like a charm or a row of beads, they'd be perfect paired with a tunic and tights for a '60s look.