This DIY Ariana Grande "Sweetener" Halloween Costume Is SO Comfortable, You'll Forget You're Wearing Anything

August 28, 2018 by Lisa Fogarty
shefinds | Celebrity

It was the sweetest summer (or, rather, most Sweetener summer) ever for Ariana Grande fans. In August, the singer released her fourth studio album, entitled Sweetener. Along with her new music, which features guest appearances from industry giants like Pharrell Williams and Nicki Minaj, Grande’s music videos for No Tears Left To Cry and God Is a Woman are spectacular masterpieces that show off Grande’s unique style (ice-blonde hair in one vid, back to brown hair and sporting body paint in another).

Ariana Grande Halloween Costumes

If that’s not enough, Ariana’s engagement to comedian and actor Pete Davidson (hello, great couples Halloween costume idea) has also provided more opportunities for fans to get a glimpse of her out on the streets, in regular clothing that inspired this DIY Ariana Grande Sweetener Halloween costume.

Dressing Up As Ariana Grande From Her Sweetener Album For Halloween

Yeah, right—just kidding!—Ariana’s street style is anything but ordinary. And that’s just the way we love her. This Ariana Grande Halloween costume is a replica of her oversize-sweatshirt-as-dress look she wore recently (along with killer books and that adorable transparent Sweetener tote bag). While we’re pretty sure the star broke the bank on her outfit and accessories, you can get yours, along with gorgeous Ariana hair and makeup, for way, way less.

What You Need For An Ariana Grande Sweetener Halloween Costume

ariana grande sweetener halloween costume

1. A Long Brown Wig

Map of Beauty Long Straight Wig ($9.99)

Ariana is famous for her long, brown hair and she’s pretty transparent about the fact that her look is the result of hair extensions (back when she was a Nickelodeon star, Ariana had to dye her hair red so often that she suffered some damage). Regardless, her long, straight hair is silky and not worn in her conventional ponytail this time around. That makes it even easier to purchase this wig and wear it as is — it’s perfectly Ariana and requires no styling.

ariana grande sweetener halloween costume

2. An Oversized Sweatshirt

Jerzees Crewneck ($7.52-41.77)

Oversized sweatshirts and sweaters are a bit of an Ariana Grande clothing trademark. She can’t get enough of this style and it looks adorable on her. Ariana was captured leaving her New York City apartment wearing a super-big The Light Is Coming Embroidered Crew sweatshirt from her own clothing line — and she chose to style is as a dress because, why not?

Recreating this look for Halloween couldn’t be simpler. Opt for this men’s crew neck white sweatshirt and make sure you purchase it in the largest size possible (the large size that’s just right for you will also depend on your height, since you don’t want it to reach past your thighs). Luckily, this shirt is offered in sizes up to XXX-large.

ariana grande sweetener halloween costume

3. Thigh-High Beige Boots

Shoe’N Tale Boots ($36-50)

Ariana’s thigh-high beige boots are the other obvious stand-out item in this look. Ariana’s boots are Sergio Rossi Cindy Boots and boast a $2,000 price tag. These knock-off suede nude boots are a perfect replica for a fraction of the price.

Of course, we also understand that you may not want to spend money on boots you’ll rarely or never wear again. And that’s why we included another, much cheaper option that will still work.

ariana grande sweetener halloween costume

4. Thigh-High Leg Warmer Socks

HITOP Over-Knee Leg Warmers ($7.99)

Wear these thigh-high leg warmer socks instead of boots and you’ll still get the same Ariana look, but will be warm, comfortable, and able to pair these with sneakers or ankle boots.

ariana grande sweetener halloween costume

5. A Transparent Shopping Bag

Teeya Clear Tote Bag ($26)

Much like her boots, Ariana’s transparent “Sweetener” bag is from Hermes, is totally customized for the singer, and costs around $2,300.

Why not customize your own transparent bag? Snag this clear tote bag before moving on to the next step.

ariana grande sweetener halloween costume

6. White Stick-On Letters

Westcott Vinyl Letters ($8.50)

You don’t need glue or a crafty bone in your body to make Ariana’s Sweetener bag. These stick-on white letters have adhesive strips that you simply peel off. Turn your bag upside down and carefully apply the letters S-W-E-E-T-E-N-E-R. It’s that easy.

ariana grande sweetener halloween costume

7. Eyeliner Stamp For Perfect Winged Liner

La Pure Eyeliner Stamp ($13.97)

When is Ariana Grande not rocking the world’s most perfect winged eyeliner? We may not have access to her treasure trove of makeup artists, but this eyeliner stamp tool is the next best thing. It comes with two liners (for your left and right eye). On one side you’ll find a highly pigmented black eyeliner, and on the other a stamp. Line your eyes and then simply stamp on a gorgeous wing.

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Lisa Fogarty is a lifestyle writer and reporter based in New York who covers health, wellness, relationships, sex, beauty, and parenting.

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