Creative Yet Simple Ways To Dress Up As A Latina Icon This Halloween

The beginning of October means one thing: it’s time to start planning a Halloween costume. Choosing the perfect outfit can be overwhelming, these costumes honoring iconic Latina women are simple to recreate. 

The Queen Of Tejano Music, Selena Quintanilla Perez.

Obviously, Selena had to be on this list. Not only is she La Reyna, but with so many instantly recognizable looks, you’ll have costume options for days. Whether you rock a bedazzled bustier or her iconic purple jumpsuit, it’ll be an instant hit. Plus, it’s easy on the wallet. In fact, someone’s mom made a stunning Selena costume for only 50 cents!

What’s better than one Frida? Dos!

Frida Kahlo gives so much inspiration. That famous brow, colorful flower crown and beautiful puebla dresses make this look easy to replicate for Halloween. And with all the different self-portraits Frida painted, you and your girls can go party-hopping as a whole flock of Fridas!

Abuelita is perfect for those chilly October nights.

A reminder of cozy nights at home, Abuelita is the perfect out-of-the-box costume. Or should we say off-the-label costume? You can find her in the pantries of Latinx households all over the world— and possibly at this year’s Halloween parties as well.

We don’t mind if you swipe this Dora costume idea.

Dora the Explorer entered our hearts when we were little girls but we still stan the adventurous Latina to this day. A purple backpack completes this look but bonus points if you’re able to add a monkey named Boots to your costume.

La Fea Mas Bella, Betty La Fea, Ugly Betty — whichever you want to go with. 



A good novela never truly ends and “Ugly Betty” is still as recognizable as ever. To replicate the character that made America Ferrera a household name, all you need is some thick-rimmed glasses and a bold, clashing outfit.

La Llorona— the ultimate scary story turned ultimate scary costume.

Far scarier than any of the big name monsters in the world of horror, La Llorona didn’t come to play. With her ghostly face, this costume will have party goers sleeping with their lights on for weeks.

The Cholula Lady is a hot look many haven’t seen before.

If you’re looking for a spicy costume, the Cholula Lady has you covered. Iconic on and off the table, you can steal her look with a white dress and a rope of fake chile. Bonus: this can easily be turned into a couple’s costume. 

America Chavez — the hero we deserve.

If you’re wanting something more super powered, Latina heroine Miss America is your girl! Decked out in red, white and blue, her costume not only makes a strong impression, it’s cool af.

Brazilian bombshell, Carmen Miranda, is an icon not often recognized.

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So gorgeous, she made fruit hats fashionable, Carmen Miranda is the look for a touch of sexy and a whole lot of style. In case you don’t think you can rock the fruit, she has even more iconic looks from her movies.

La Calavera Catrina is the ultimate sugar skull goddess.

We see a lot of Dia de los Muertos and sugar skull makeup on social media but among them all, La Calavera Catrina is queen. Though sugar skull makeup is sometimes appropriated by non-Latinas, it’s the perfect look if you want to authentically rep our culture. 

READ: This Mom Made A Selena Costume With Only 50 Cents And People Are Loving It

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