Halloween can be a stressful holiday for many. I mean, there's so much pressure about having the perfect costume because you only get to do this once a year. (Or multiple times, depending on how many parties you're invited to attend.)
Without a doubt, 2016 was the year of Beyoncé. She shut down the Super Bowl halftime show, and she made the world bow down at her feet when she dropped Lemonadein all of its black glory. Thus, it shouldn't come as a surprise if you see some variation of Queen Bey making her rounds on Halloween.
Given that you have almost four weeks to spare, we thought we'd make your shopping list a little bit easier by providing some affordable options for duplicating the many looks of Lemonade. For one night, the power of Beyoncé will course through your sugar-coated veins. (Not that we should need to warn you about this, but please, under no circumstances, wear blackface when dressing up as Beyoncé.)
There can only be one Beyoncé to rule them all. May the best Bey win!
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"Sand Castles" This would probably function better as a couples costume, but you can get away with anything black.
"Don't Hurt Yourself" Let's face it, you're not about to blow your bank for a Hood By Air fur coat or a Lynn Ban necklace, and there's no chance that you'd be able to get your hands on a Yeezy bodysuit, leggings, and bra.
"Sorry" There are many options when it comes to this song, in particular, so listen up ladies. The first requires black booties, tights, and a long-sleeved bodysuit made out of lace to snatch this look. (Originally, Queen Bey wears a Yousef Al Jasmi bodysuit and Givenchy boots.) Forever 21 has this cute bell sleeve lace body suit that you could rock with some sheer footless tights from Urban Outfitters and these Cayden heeled sock boots in black stretch from Public Desire.
The second look would be channeling your inner Nina Simone and finding a black leather bra—because we know you're not shopping at Zana Bayne for a one-night fix—and some earrings that look similar to Maxior's.
This jacket from Nike is similar to Neil Barrett's suit, and you can pair it with these SPANXcamo leggings. Good luck finding a jumpsuit with a pattern similar to Gig Couture's.
"Six Inch" Unless Zac Posen is letting you borrow one of his white dresses, think again.
"Daddy Lessons" This one is so easy! All you need are a pair of light washed high-waisted jeans like these BDGmom jeans in vintage wash from Urban Outfitters and a white tank top like this 2X1 rib racerback tank from American Apparel. If you want to fully commit, maybe opt for a toy horse.
"Freedom" The closest thing to a Maria Lucia Hohan gown is this Billabong"Behind the Sun" maxi dress from Nordstrom. Priced at $59.95, at least you can wear it again.
"Love Drought" This is one of those costumes that could work for the whole crew.
"All Night" This is another great group costume, but we'll focus on Bey because duh. Bey's actual top was designed by Rosie Assoulin. Instead, you could buy this ruffle wrap long sleeve blouse from Topshop and these rewash camo pants from Tillys.