October 31 is quickly approaching, which means it's time to have your best Halloween costume locked down. If you're still struggling with an idea, some of the most popular musical releases from 2019 are great sources of inspiration for a hot party look that also reps your favorite artist in the process. What's better than having a fierce, original costume while showing off that you can be trusted with the aux cord at the same time?
You can keep it minimal with some edgy eye gear à la Solange's When I Get Home or show up in the ultimate group costume with neon bodysuits to recreate Yung Baby Tate's Girls. Whatever you choose, you're going to wind up with a look that'll surely have everyone talking.
Get some serious Halloween inspo, as well as a refresher on all of your required listening from 2019, below.
Shea Butter Baby - Ari Lennox
A look as rich as Lennox's silky, smooth vocals that will have all eyes on you. Check ahead with your party host to ensure there's a shag rug for you to lounge on all night long.
Akira, Show Me the Money Mesh Maxi Dress, $80, available at Akira; Janefashions, Clear White Austrian Rhinestone Crystal Choker Collar Necklace, $20, available at Amazon; FreePeople, Champagne Dreams Faux Fur Scarf, $98, available at Free People; PublicDesire, Drank Clear Pumps, $49, available at Asos; ASOSDESIGN, Shaping Seamless Control Bodysuit, $26, available at Asos; Butter London, Smashing! Patent Shine 10X Nail Lacquer, $18, available at Butter London.
Girl - Maren Morris
My favorite part of this look is that it's basically what I wear around the house already.
Custommade, Yoko Cardigan, $450, available at Shopbop; Savage x Fenty, Unlined Microfiber Bralette in Pink Lollipop, $38, available at Savage X Fenty; Outdoor Voices, TechSweat Shorts in Popcorn, $65, available at Outdoor Voices; Baublebar, Elysian Hoops, $40, available at Baublebar.
Fever - Megan Thee Stallion
Three words: Hot Girl Halloween.
Boohoo, Plus Leopard Suedette Biker Jacket, $36, available at Boohoo; Boohoo, Plus Leopard Print High Waist Bikini, $16, available at Boohoo; Urban Outfitters, Rayna Circle Chain Belt in Gold, $19, available at Urban Outfitters; Seeksmile, Adult Lycra Spandex Gloves in Leopard, $10, available at Amazon.
Dedicated - Carly Rae Jepsen
Wear fringed bottoms sans top like Miss Carly herself, or dig up a nude bodysuit to keep it PG. If you need more CRJ style inspiration, her recent video for "Want You In My Room" is filled with sparkly 'fits, too.
Norman Fucking Rockwell! - Lana Del Rey
The only couples costume I want to see this year is Norman Fucking Rockwell! Be prepared to sing in your most witchy voice on command all night long.
American Eagle, AE Studio Zip Front Windbreaker in Neon Yellow, $28, available at American Eagle; FP Movement, Happiness Runs Neon Tank in Hot Magenta, $34, available at Free People; Nasty Gal, In The Hoop 3-Pc Earring Set, $10, available at Nasty Gal; American Apparel, California Fleece Raglan in Black, $36, available at American Apparel; Bershka, Slim Chinos in White, $30, available at Asos; Jack & Jones, Premium Leather Belt in Black, $39, available at Asos.
Lover - Taylor Swift
Very low-key but perfect costume for the last-minute Swiftie in search of a timely costume. Bonus points if you have a cat willing to snuggle in your arms for an entire evening (or even just for a photo to post on IG).
Good Dye Young, Poser Paste Temporary Hair Makeup in Blue Ruin Blue, $18, available at Sephora; Taylor Swift, Heart-Shaped Face Gems, $13, available at Taylor Swift; Free People, We The Free Clarity Ringer in Optic White, $38, available at Free People.
When I Get Home - Solange
Solange's face piece is not an accessory you're easily going to find at your local costume shop, but pop the lenses out of a pair of half-rim sunnies, and that's close enough. Apply plenty of liquid metallic eyeshadow to your lids to complete the look.
Beauty Marks - Ciara
Painting your body might be a little too edgy (or messy) for the regular fan, but a vinyl catsuit will do — and will be much warmer than the first option.
Kiki Riki, Storm Surge Vinyl Catsuit, $132, available at Dolls Kill.
Sanctuary - Aly & AJ
All you need is a bath and a bestie! And, sure, gloves.
On The Line - Jenny Lewis
This costume has perks: You'll have a killer jumpsuit to wear again once Halloween passes. Not to mention, the perfect excuse to talk at length about how Rilo Kiley should get back together.
Forever 21, Plunging Open-Back Jumpsuit, $35, available at Forever 21; Shashi, Chicago Necklace, $55, available at Shopbop; Urban Outfitters, Triple Layered Chain Belt in Gold, $19, available at Urban Outfitters.
III - Banks
A simple, chic way to turn strangers into Banks stans when they inevitably ask you about your costume.
Reformation, Luisa Dress in Cherry, $248, available at Reformation.
The Fall of Hobo Johnson - Hobo Johnson
Pin some flowers in your hair, mess up your makeup, and get ready to scream about being sad.
Urban Outfitters, Block Stripe Twill Button-Down Shirt in Gray, $69, available at Urban Outfitters; Ashland, Wine Waxflower Bush, $8, available at Michaels; Ashland, Toast Starflower Bush, $10, available at Michaels; Colourpop, Blue Moon Shadow Palette, $12, available at Colourpop.
Girls - Yung Baby Tate
This is the ultimate squad costume. Start learning the choreo now!
Over It - Summer Walker
I'm really into the idea of dressing up for an IG pic alone, posting it, then logging off and throwing my own party with no one invited. Queue up Over It, pop a bottle, and turn off your phone. It's time for a self-care Halloween.
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