We're in the homestretch, you guys: less than a week 'til Halloween! We've shown you how to revive the '90s, how to dress like characters from TV shows that aren't Breaking Bad, and how to resemble your favorite merkin-mask-wearing pop star, Lady Gaga. Now it's time to consider rounding up three of your BFFs for a group costume that guarantees it's ~Spring Break 4Evaaa~. That's right, we're talking Spring Breakers.
Anyone who has seen the movie, slash anyone who has been on the Internet once in the past year, knows that the four Spring Breakin' girls—Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson, and Rachel Korine—spend the majority of the film in bathing suits. They even wear bikinis in jail. They wear cut-out one piece suits to rob other revelers. They bad. We rounded up the three most recognizable looks from the film, which, with a few exceptions, you probably have all the pieces for already. We also already laid down some Spring Breakers steez tips when the trailer came out in January, so you can add mirrored sunglasses, snapbacks, anything neon, etc. to these looks for an extra Spring Break-y costume.
Rihanna for British 'GQ.'
Photo: @badgalriri's Instagram
Trick or treat? JK, you don’t get to choose. You get both! You’re welcome. Actually, thank Rihanna, because she’s the one that’s appearing on two different magazine covers in December. And TBH, I think we could all learn something about time management from Rih—because seriously, how did she manage to squeeze in two different magazine covers (for different countries, no less) in between all of the touring, marketing, shopping, smoking, grinding, TV show producing and shark diving she's been doing these days? SHEW. *wipes brow* #impressed.
Katy Perry performs at Lakewood High School in Lakewood, Colorado.
Photo: ABC News
Katy Perry amped her schoolgirl style up BIG TIME this morning when she gave a private performance to students and faculty at Lakewood High School in Lakewood, Colorado. The spirited pop singer, who celebrates her 29th birthday today, looked homecoming-ready in a bedazzled version of the school’s ~actual~ cheerleading uniform: a black and orange striped two-piece representing the Lakewood Tigers. The students of Lakewood won Good Morning America’s "'Roar’ With Katy Perry Contest," by creating a viral lip-dub video to her hit song in one single-shot take, and thus, were rewarded with a special appearance by KP, Queen of the Jungle herself.
Kanye West's Yeezus tour merchandise sold at PacSun.
Need a little more Yeezus in your life? If you're still waiting for Kanye West's first solo tour in five years to hit your city, never fear. Ye and PacSun are bringing you at least one aspect of the show NOW: the clothes. No, not Yeezy's custom Maison Martin Margiela performance outfits. As of today, the surf/skate/streetwear mall staple is carrying special edition Yeezus tour merch online and in select store locations.
Lady Gaga in Berlin.
Photo: Getty Images
NOPE. That is not, in fact, a whimsical wood nymph extra from a German production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Nor is it a newly escaped patient from a nearby psych ward. That wide-eyed, big-haired, barefoot woman is, of course, Lady Gaga, making another dramatic exit from her hotel in Berlin. Of course. Yesterday, Gaga left the Ritz wearing this confusing attachment, and today, she goes sans shoes. We understand the want to wiggle your toes freely, especially when they're constantly being stuffed into 12-inch platform stilettos, but isn't that a little unsanitary? Just sayin'. Also, is that chalk on your legs? Did you take a tumble during a game of hopscotch? So many questions.
We simultaneously want to eat/wear/use all of this cake apparel.
Photos: Etsy/Opening Ceremony/Fred Flare/Demeter Fragrance/Society6/Beloved Clothing
As KatyCats around the world know, today is Katy Perry's 29th birthday! HBD, KP! We hope wherever you go your song "Birthday" is playing, welcoming you into the room. It's not every year your album featuring a song about birthdays coincides with your actual birthday. Embrace, Katy. It's your day. To celebrate Katy's birthday in the best way we know how, we figured we'd dedicate this installment of our weekly Food Friday posts to KP, her birthday, and cake. We searched the 'net for the best cake clothing and accessories out there and rounded them up for your viewing pleasure.
Perhaps you’ve noticed that the ‘90s are back in full effect. From the crop-top takeover of fall Fashion Week to the re-emergence of our favorite pop groups (i.e. *NSYNC, TLC), it’s high time we show some appreciation for the decade now-defined by the World Wide Web. (Yup. The first website was created in 1990, and by 1999, the Internet was mainstream. Free history lesson!) Don’t act like you’re not nostalgic.
There was also a lot of RULL good lady-based pop culture that came out of the ‘90s, so we’ve put together three classic outfits from our favorite female icons for your Halloween enjoyment. (In addition to our picks, we've also rounded up instructions for how to be Daria, The Craft and Cher Horowitz, because we're the bomb like that.) And let’s be honest: it's pretty much the 11th hour in terms of finding a costume, so if you don’t have one yet, you’re praaahbably the kind of person who tends to DIY day-of. Lucky for you, these are PERFECT for that level of laziness. (No offense.) Fashion fiends (or hoarders of epic proportions) will likely have more than half of these costume components in their closet already, so put back those pre-packaged sexy food costumes and start practicing your throwback slang, beyotch.
COREY MASON FROM 'EMPIRE RECORDS'
Photo: Warner Bros./Topshop/ASOS/Charlotte Russe/Target/Staples
We mustn’t dwell. No, not today. Not on
REX MANNING DAY Halloween! Corey Mason (Liv Tyler) was the good girl with a bad streak from Empire Records, the 1995 movie about a group of misfit teens trying to keep an indie record store afloat. Damn the man, save the empire! Corey was a total babe, and is basically the embodiment of '90s comeback trends with her fuzzy cropped sweater, plaid skirt and combat boots. You’re gonna need your store badge to slip into the back room and woo Rex Manning, but don't forget to wear your ~most~ sexy red bra for your grand seduction. (Bonus points if you bake cupcakes for the occasion. After all, there are 24 usable hours in every day.) If that doesn’t work out though, you’ve always got your studies, so make sure to have your notebook handy and lay off those Jesse Spano caffeine pills!
Lady Gaga in Berlin.
Photo: Splash News
Ummm. Someone left her Berlin hotel earlier today in this "outfit." Any guesses? No, it is not Michelle Obama. Nope, it's not Miley Cyrus. Yes, it IS LADY GAGA! DING DING DING. Yesterday, she walked around with a claw in an airport, and today, she's walking around Berlin in this blonde merkin mask. She knows Halloween is next Thursday, right? So awkward.
Outfit-wise, she has on a chartreuse trench coat dress with fur sleeves, but NO 1 CURR about her clothes when that is on her head. I mean. Seriously, what is that? A hat? A mask? A disguise because she's about to go commit a robbery? Maybe a closer look will help us understand what's going on up there.
Happy 27th birthday, Drake! Here, we got you this bespoke Calvin Klein wardrobe for your “Would You Like A Tour” tour. Generous, we know. You’re welcome! JK JK LOL, we WISH that had been our idea. We considered making you bespoke cupcakes in your likeness, but quickly realized that our baking skills are lacking. Your face is hard to draw with frosting! It's the thought that counts though, right? Lucky for Drake, he is actually getting custom stage outfits by CK (just not from us).
Beyonce on set at her 2014 calendar shoot.
Photo: Beyonce's YouTube Page
As if we weren't excited enough about Beyonce's first-ever calendar, this morning B released a behind-the-scenes video of the calendar shoot. We love nothing more than a behind-the-scenes video but add Beyonce? This is all of our fave things wrapped up in one perfect package.
As a member of the Ever-Changing Hair Club™ (other members include Rihanna and Rita Ora), Bey's hair changes with each outfit/month of the calendar. The first 'do we see is platinum, which matches her entirely white outfit. Maybe this shot is for August as a reminder to wear all your white—even together, like B!—before Labor Day.