10 Hilarious Halloween Costumes Based on Jennifer Lopez's Lyrics
While most of us aspire to be Jennifer Lopez IRL (be her, not like her), most of us don't share her DNA. But that's what Halloween is for, right? All you need is to ace a costume inspired by one of her lyrics to channel the best J Lo has given us through the years — aside from the naked dress trend, of course. We put together 10 creative ideas you can choose from this Oct. 31.
I Ain't Your Mama, Boy
What you need: This is your chance to slay in big ways. Put on your trendiest, most 2016-inspired look and graffiti a t-shirt with the title lyric. (You could also dress up as J Lo's 1960s alter ego in the video, complete with puffy dress and blond wig.)
What to say when someone asks what you are: Point at your t-shirt and say, "Lucky to have these curves . . . I ain't your mama."
Song: "Ain't Your Mama"
What you need: We say you take this old school, embrace a Dance Dance Revolution style (remember DDR?), and wear a paperboy hat, flared jeans, and your tightest top.
What to say when someone asks what you are: Explain that you drew inspiration from one of the best lyrics out there, "I wanna dance, and love, and dance again," and do your best Dance Dance Revolution choreography.
Song: "Dance Again"
That's the Lightning and the Thunder
What you need: A jean jacket, a lightning-bolt pin, a pair of jeans, and, of course, the attitude with which Iggy Azalea and J Lo carry themselves.
What to say when someone asks what you are: All you say is, "Have you seen her on the dance floor / She got the boom, shake the room / That's the lightning and the thunder," and then drop the mic.
Don't Be Fooled
What you need: Embrace the '90s in a head-to-toe khaki outfit, all the best fake bling you have, and a paperboy cap.
What to say when someone asks what you are: "I'm real, I thought I told you," then shrug.
Song: "Jenny From the Block"
Just Put Your Name on the Dotted Line
What you need: Your most comfy outfit with a cardboard sign around your neck with (what else?) dotted lines. Make sure to carry a pen!
What to say when someone asks what you are: All you have to say is, "Take whatever you want, baby, let's ride / And whatever you won't do, let me decide / Just put your name on the dotted line" — warning: this might get awkward with strangers.
Song: "Get Right"
If You Had My Love
What you need: Here's your chance to become the DIY master of your Halloween party. Turn a white tee into a Valentine's Day card that reads: "If you had my love . . . "
What to say when someone asks what you are: "Well, if you don't know, then it means this love is not for you," and then do like the girl flipping her hair emoji and split.
Song: "If You Had My Love"
I've Spent All of My Life
What you need: Get yourself a "Goodnight Moon" t-shirt, then show up to a Halloween party like you're in on a very big secret (because you are).
What to say when someone asks what you are: Embrace the role you were meant to play — the one where you're kind of just at the party because you have to be; if it were up to you you'd be watching Netflix — and say: "I have spent all of my life, waiting for tonight."
Song: "Waiting For Tonight"
What you need: A couple of your best girl friends, hot matching outfits, and lots of attitude.
What to say when someone asks what you are: Girls. Not the TV show. The song.
Live It Up
What you need: You know that dress that's in the back of your closet and you just haven't found a reason to wear it? Halloween's the night. Dress up just because and embrace the fact that you're going to "Live It Up."
What to say when someone asks what you are: "Don't want your number, don't need your name."
Song: "Live It Up"
If You're an Animal Then Tear Up the Floor
What you need: Animal print — any kind of animal print will have you living up to J Lo standards.
What to say when someone asks what you are: "If you're an animal then tear up the floor" is all the explanation you need.
Song: "On the Floor"