Halloween is right around the corner, and if you have yet to figure out what you’re dressing up as, we’ve got you covered.
Whether you’re trying to top your costume from last year or just looking to get in the Halloween spirit, these DIY costume ideas won’t disappoint. Billboard suggests the following costumes inspired by some of our favorite Latin artists and music videos that are fun and easy to put together at the last minute.
Sech & J Balvin in “La Luz”
What You Need: “La Luz,” which was released last year, fuses the distinct flavors of both artists over a spooky reggaetón melody, and it’s accompanied by a Ghostbusters-inspired music video directed by Colin Tilley. Building the costume is simple: wear matching tie-dyed jumpers (and feel free to dye your hair). An important part of the costume is to dance to “La Luz” at your Halloween party.
Lunay, Chris Jedi & Gaby Music at Latin Music Week
What You Need: Grab two of your closest friends and dress up as Puerto Rican star Lunay and his longtime producers Chris Jedi and Gaby Music. The source of inspo? Their OOTD’s at Billboard’s 2021 Latin Music Week. To dress up as Lunay, wear ripped jeans, a yellow bucket hat, and a banana-print shirt with a black turtleneck underneath. To dress as the Latin hitmakers, wear an all-magenta fuzzy and all-lavender jogger set. Don’t forget your silver chain and/or baseball cap.
Natti Natasha in “Noches en Miami”
What You Need: A golden sequined dress, bedazzled silver pumps, and a neon green wig. To make it the ultimate Natti costume, take photos in your car and have a blast at any Halloween party, preferably in Miami and dancing to her EDM-influenced retro track “Noches en Miami.”
Sofia Reyes & Becky G in “Mal De Amores”
What You Need: There’s no time for “mal de amores” when it’s the Halloween weekend. Instead of moping around for a worthless ex, call your girlfriend and dress up as Sofia Reyes and Becky G in their latest collaboration. Think Western. Think Charro. Think Cowgirl. To dress up as Becky, wear white pants, white boots, a white tube top, along with silver accessories. To tackle your inner Sofia, wear a black charro jacket, black fringed skirt, and black boots, along with gold jewelry. Don’t forget to learn the TikTok dance!
Karol G & Nicki Minaj in “Tusa”
What You Need: “Tusa” is the way to go for you and your best friend. If you’re dressing up as Karol G, wear an all-white pantsuit, a sparkly bustier underneath, a bedazzled choker, large earrings, and a low ponytail. If you’re dressing up as Nicki Minaj, rock a high ponytail with a small crown around it, a hot-pink prom dress with a slit up the leg, and a matching glove on your right arm.
Maluma & J.Lo on the cover of Billboard
What You Need: Grab your hottest friend to re-create this stunning Billboard cover featuring Latin superstars Maluma and Jennifer Lopez. To dress up as Maluma, you’ll need crisp white pants paired with a white vest, black shoes, a statement ring for your left pinky and a dangly gold necklace. To re-create J.Lo’s black dress, you can either go with a long, one-shoulder dress and make a few cuts on the right side just enough to reveal your killer abs and (very) high slit on the left side. Keep it simple on the jewelry; a simple gold choker will do.
Lele Pons & Guaynaa in “Se Te Nota”
What You Need: Se te nota that you and your twin soul want to dress up as Guaynaa and Lele Pons for Halloween! For Lele, wear a white, cropped tube top, black tights, black bathing suit bottom with a black skirt, opened in the front, and a white glove on the right arm and black glove on the left arm. Rock a really high ponytail with a thick, white ribbon around it, silver statement earrings, and funky eye makeup. For Guaynaa, wear light blue slacks, black shoes, an orange tee and matching buttoned-up shirt, and most importantly, a puka shell necklace.
Bad Bunny in quarantine
What You Need: You don’t need much to re-create this painting-like photo of El Conejo Malo sunbathing while in quarantine. Grab some heart-shaped sunglasses, a towel, a blanket to lie on top of, and a thin gold chain necklace. For those that want to get a bit more creative, draw a palm tree tattoo on your right thigh.
Rosalía in “WAP”
What You Need: Rosalía’s iconic and chic matador look in “WAP” won’t be easy to pull off, but if you want to give it a shot, you’ll need a red latex bodysuit and matching sky-high platforms. To re-create the montera hat, you’ll have to stack braids on top of your head for the ultimate look. Finally, bling it up with dramatic gold necklaces and rings.
Anuel AA, Jhay Cortez & J Balvin in “Medusa”
What You Need: A fun option for the squad. To dress up as Anuel, wear all black, a color-block puffer jacket, a lot of bling around the neck and fingers, and a beanie — if it has diamonds, even better. For Jhayco, paint your hair with funky animal print, wear all-white denim (make sure to get creative with a marker), black combat boots, and a pair of fashionable sunglasses. For J Balvin, an all-red jogger set, white sneakers, cool sunglasses, some tats on the hands, and you’re all set!
Mau Y Ricky & Thalia in “Ya Tú Me Conoces”
What You Need: Grab your best pals for this one to re-create Mau y Ricky and Thalía’s look in their video for “Ya Tú Me Conoces.” To look like Thalía, you’ll need booty denim shorts and a fitted pink and gold blouse with matching gloves. For accessories, grab a dramatic oversized gold chain necklace, a thick belt and gold chains to put around your waist. Let your hair down and style in beach waves and voila! If you’re dressing up as Mau, you’ll just need blue pants and a beige hoodie with a smiley face. For Ricky, you need a red leather jacket, black pants, a red and white checkered, button-down shirt. Accessorize with dark sunglasses, silver necklaces and silver bracelets.
Camilo & Evaluna at the beach
What You Need: If love is in the air, then Camilo and Evaluna is the perfect costume. For Evaluna, wear white linen pants, a black cropped tank top, natural makeup, and a bandana on your head. For Camilo, twirl your mustache, rock cool jewelry on your ears and neck, and don’t forget your acoustic guitar with a Polaroid photo of your girl.