Here's Everything You Need To DIY A Cher Halloween Costume
September 7, 2017
If you’re looking to SLAY this Halloween, the obvious choice is, of course, Cher—aka the Goddess of Pop. From her folk-rock days as one half of Sonny and Cher to her Broadway career, Grammy-Award winning albums, and silver screen appearances, Cher has left behind a lasting legacy that can simply be described as incredible.
While her stunning career has provided us with countless looks to copy, we’re loving this sexy ensemble from her 2014 D2K tour. Both daring and retro in all the right ways, it’s the perfect choice to turn up the heat this Halloween.
To achieve Cher’s Burlesque-inspired outfit, you’ll want to start with a lacy bodysuit. But don’t worry—you won’t have to head to Agent Provocateur to get your hands on an equally sophisticated number. Instead, try this one from Booho for only $15. With its plunging neckline and sheer finish, the piece doesn’t leave much to the imagination. But hey, isn’t that what Halloween is all about? It’s available in three different colors, but we recommend opting for the black version in true Cher style. What’s more, this sexy suit is so on-trend, you’ll be able to wear it all year long! Case in point: it tucks perfectly into jeans or a mini skirt for a night out.
Next, you’ll want to wear a pair of fishnet tights. A staple of the jazz-age era, they’re just what you need to give this 21st century look a truly vintage feel.
To achieve ultimate fabulousness, you’ll want to top off the ensemble with a sequined black blazer. Not only will it bring the wow factor, but it’ll provide a needed layer of protection against the cold. For even more warmth, follow Cher’s example and opt for a longer blazer that falls past the torso. After all, you’ll unavoidably be bearing lots of skin on the night, but you don’t want to completely freeze your bum off, right?
And as if we could expect anything less from a Cher-inspired costume, accessories are arguably the most important part of this look. Try this chic Fiddler cap from Nordstrom to embody that showgirl flair. The classy style features a rich herringbone texture and front cord fixture worthy of the icon’s own approval. For all you brave souls out there, finish off the look with a killer pair of stilettos that are sure to make you feel like a million bucks. But don’t worry, a simple pair of black booties would also be just fine.
Brixton Fiddler Cap ($42)
If you haven’t already gathered that this costume is all about the drama, we’re here to tell you to have some fun with makeup! Try a smoky eye and sleek liner for a sultry smolder, and use a contouring bronzer to highlight those flawless cheekbones. Of course, you can never go wrong with a little glitter, so dab it on wherever you deem fit! The final touch? A soft pink lipstick is a nice complement to the already extravagant look.