T-Boz and Chilli for 'V' Magazine.
Photo: V Magazine
TLC is B-A-C-K and TBH, they look like they haven't aged a day since the '90s. Earlier this month, we got to talk to Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas about costuming for their recently-released biopic, CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story, and they told us that the process was actually pretty easy—thanks to their ability to preserve original outfits from the golden days and the current resurgence of '90s style. V Magazine got to chat with the duo as well, and the mag gave us the exclusive on some choice quotes from their forthcoming interview with the R&B legends.
As you well know by now, thanks to Miley as Lil Kim, Iggy as Cruella De Vil, and Ellen DeGeneres as shirtless Nicki Minaj, Halloween is RIGHT. NOW. If you don't have a costume yet, you, my friend, are a certifiable Lazy Girl™. Hey, us, too! *high fives* We're a special breed that needs to stick together, so just in case you need some help figuring out what kind of costume you can cobble together for tonight, we're throwing you a few ideas.
A VIDEO GAME MODEL
Photo: Urban Outfitters/Home Depot/Amazon
Laziness Factor: 5
Originality Factor : 8
Thanks to the wide availability of Morphsuits this Halloween season (they're selling them at Urban Outfitters right now!), you can easily pull together a simple yet effective video game model costume. Cop an all-black Morphsuit then laden it with strips of yellow duct tape from your local hardware store and some ping pong balls (a.k.a. "sensors") glued to your joints! Sure, there's some assembly required, but you also don't have to do your makeup OR hair. Or you can just wear the black Morphsuit and be a ~shadow~, but this look is way cooler, TBH.
When Iggy Azalea started posting photos of Glenn Close as Cruella De Vil this AM, we had a sneaking suspicion she’d be devoting her Halloween costume to the devilish Disney villain. But TBH, we were NOT prepared for how totally and completely committed she’d be to bringing her costume to life. The split-color wig, of course, was a given. (Although, we must say, Iggy’s looks especially voluminous.) And the black-and-white duds? We expected those, too. (Although, that fur coat looks pretty legit and her silver accessories are a nice touch.) But the living, breathing Dalmatian and the IRL Panther De Ville (actual name) as her ride? Consider our minds blown.
A still from 'My Crazy Beautiful Life.'
It's no secret that here at MTV Style we luhhhhve us a behind-the-scenes look at, well, basically anything. Luckily for us, the new season of Ke$ha's MTV series, My Crazy Beautiful Life is, essentially, an extended BTS look at Ke$ha's life on tour. Count us in.
The second season of My Crazy Beautiful Life premiered last night and we got some more 411 on the ghost that haunts Ke$ha's vagina (a convenient Halloween costume), as well as her family, including her penis-costume wearing mom, Pebe. While the entire show is filled with footage you wouldn't have access to anywhere else, we were most struck by the sight of Ke$ha without her long hair.
YAAS, Ellen! YAAS! Man, the Halloween costume competition is getting STIFF this year, you guys. Just when we thought Miley Cyrus as Lil’ Kim couldn’t be beat, Ellen DeGeneres brings THIS noise to the table and we. Are. DYING. *slow claps* I mean, let’s be real: if your name is Ellen and you were thinking about dressing up in a costume this year, you should probably just go ahead and throw in the towel. (JK, Ellens of the world! You're gonna be great!) But seriously, Ellen DeGeneres as Nicki Minaj on The Ellen DeGeneres Show is pretty much the best EVAAAR.
Ariana Grande's 2013 Halloween costume.
Photo: @arianagrande Instagram
After toying with cat ears for the past few weeks, it seems as though Ariana Grande took her Halloween costume in an entirely different direction. Where she ended up, though, is unclear. Ariana posted a picture to her Instagram wearing vampire teeth, fake blood, light contacts, and...a bra and a robe?
Is she a Victoria's Secret vampire? A vampire whose coffin-wear is casual PJs? In the caption of the photo Ariana reveals Halloween is her "favorite holiday bar none," which is clear: there's a lot going on. This costume, while casual, is also terrifying. Like, that's a lot of blood. Those eyes will haunt my dreams forever. They are staring into my soul. I don't know what she's doing with her hand (making a claw?), but that combined with the blood, eyes, and teeth is almost too much. Is she waving? Ahhh, IDK but I'm scurred.
Lady Gaga in London.
Photo: Splash News
Working in Times Square on Halloween can be confusing, because it’s like, "Oh, look! Everyone’s wandering around in costumes." But wait—are these people in costumes because it’s Halloween, or are they wearing costumes because it’s just another day in Times Square? IDK. Same goes for Lady Gaga. Case and point, the photo above: is she channeling geisha style because it’s ~finally~ Halloween, or is her Asian-ish get-up just another outfit in her over-the-top wardrobe? Again, IDK. But regardless, that giant conch-shaped parasol is pretty great, and we definitely appreciate the nod to "Venus" in the form of a new prop.
Miley Cyrus' Lil Kim Halloween costume.
Photo: @mileycyrus Instagram
We should've known yesterday when we saw the purple wig that there was only one costume Miley Cyrus was considering for Halloween. An opportunity to wear a pasty AND a onesie? Those are two of Miley's fave things: Lil Kim's infamous outfit at the 1999 VMAs gives her a chance to wear both, at the same time.
This isn't the first time Miles' has dressed up as a famous female rapper for Halloween: last year she broke out a leopard print onesie (I'm sensing a trend), a bright yellow wig, and a collection of gold chains for her Nicki Minaj costume.
Demi x The New Black.
Photos: Getty Images/The New Black
Get excited, Lovatics (and general fans of nail art)! It’s your lucky day. Demi Lovato’s polish kit collaboration with The New Black has arrived earlier than anticipated and it’s everything we ever dreamed of (and more). The blue-haired singer and X Factor coach is forever flashing her on-point nail game (see here and here, for example), so when we heard that she’d be designing some stylish collections for the DIY-nail brand (alongside her ~personal~ manicurist), we were pretty pumped, to say the least. And while we thought we’d have to wait until November 1st to get a glimpse at the kits, it turns out they’re available online now! SQUEE!