13 Halloween Costumes Latinas Who Grew Up in the '90s and Early 2000s Will Love
The older we get, the more Halloween may become about the kids around us, but this is us giving you permission to fully embrace your teenage years again by bringing back some of your own back-in-the-day favorite characters to life, at least for one more night. We guarantee other Latinos who grew up in the '90s and 2000s will appreciate your efforts!
With so many iconic moments we could never let go of to choose from — '90s novelas alone could give you endless Halloween inspiration — we've narrowed down the list for you and selected the most recognizable characters from those two decades. Read ahead to be inspired to DIY your way to the perfect nostalgic Halloween costume!
'90s Gloria Trevi
Here is a Halloween costume that could have you playing the soundtrack to all your '90s heartbreaks. Embrace Gloria's wacky style with a leather vest, a patchwork skirt, leather booties, ripped stockings, and knee-high socks.
La Cuatro From Sábado Gigante
You probably grew up watching La Cuatro and even if Sábado Gigante is no longer on the air, it doesn't mean you can't embrace your roots. A high ponytail half-up hairstyle will do the trick to give you La Cuatro's signature beauty look. Pair it with a black polka-dot long-sleeved shirt and a pink jumper. Just think of the great #TBT Instagram pic this costume will provide.
El Chacal From Sábado Gigante
Just go around judging everyone for their singing and dancing abilities in this costume! A black and silver outfit and mask plus a trumpet will make you #goals.
The bold red lip is key to any Selena Quintanilla you want to be this Halloween. Add a bustier top, black straight-leg pants, and hoop earrings, and your outfit will be complete!
Betty La Fea, La Original
While there have been many new versions of Betty La Fea, the OG premiered in the late '90s. Achieve Betty's iconic look by adding clip-on bangs (if you don't already have natural ones), buying a pair of dark-rimmed glasses, and rocking a maxi with your brightest colored top and cardigan (or sweater vest, if you're really committing).
All. Things. Floral. Achieve the best Thalia-inspired '90s look by embracing sunflowers big time. Find a crop top and pair it with short shorts, add flowers to your hair, and make sure to carry around a bouquet with a microphone in it.
Doña Meche From Despierta América
As soon as Doña Meche, brought to life by Raúl González, made her debut in the late '90s, she won a spot in our hearts! A short auburn-colored wig, a blue uniform, a well-placed mole, and bright lipstick will make your Halloween Despierta América approved.
Go for one of Shakira's OG looks this Halloween: a choker, long dark hair, and a red crop top — and, of course, a guitar and moody vibes. Just like that, you'll be Shakira pre-"Hips Don’t Lie."
You can channel Luz Clarita's style by donning a blue and white dress with a green necktie, two pigtails, and clip-on bangs. This is a costume that's guaranteed to bring you back to your best childhood memories.
Soraya Montenegro From María la del Barrio
Get ready to embrace classiness in a big way. Blow out your hair with a deep side part and sport a two-piece suit to get the perfect Soraya look (or just sport the t-shirt version of the costume).
Early 2000s J Lo
A bandana, a crop top, and white pants — these pieces will get you the late-'90s vibe that J Lo was channeling during her relationship with Diddy. Just make sure everything is bedazzled.
Roberta From Rebelde
If you've ever needed an excuse to rock a red wig, this is it. You can get Roberta's most classic beauty look with some heavy eyeliner and her fashion by fully embracing '90s punk. Try a short leather skirt, a crop top, and a choker, and you'll be a rebelde.
Mia Colucci From Rebelde
Mia was the more traditionally girlie character on Rebelde and had the pink, frilly clothes to prove it. Tie a white button-down right above your belly button, rock a jean skirt, and draw a star on your forehead. You can also go the school uniform route — you might already have one in your closet you can repurpose.