With Barbiecore at its peak this year, it’s safe to assume the doll will be one of the hottest Halloween costumes of the year. It’s chic, it’s nostalgic, and, best of all, it’s easy — all you need is a few bubblegum staples and that long, flowing hair (blonde or otherwise).
One thing about the Mattel maven is: she’s versatile. From ‘80s Barbie, to cowgirl Barbie, to Beyoncé Barbie (more on that, ahead) — the costume ideas are plentiful. If you’re thinking about creating your own Barbie fantasy this year, achieving the look is actually pretty simple. Take any Barbie pink item already in your closet and build around that. A unitard and bike shorts can become workout Barbie. Cowboy boots and a hat become hoedown Barbie. A structured blazer becomes CEO Barbie.
Even before those behind-the-scenes pics of Margot Robbie leaked last year, some of the most stylish celebs in the game had already provided plenty of inspiration for fantastic plastic costumes — from Kylie Jenner to Beyoncé. Replicating their unique takes on the icon offers another layer of pop culture relevancy to your own Halloween costume.
Ahead, those looks and more — plus, look-alike items you can shop for yourself.
‘80s Workin’ Out Barbie
Robbie’s take on the classic Workin’ Out Barbie demands to be replicated. Add up the simple ingredients of a traditional bodysuit and leg warmers, some bike shorts, and comfy sneakers.
Kylie Jenner As Barbie
All you need is a swimsuit and a bold necklace to recreate Kylie Jenner’s famous Barbie Halloween costume from 2018. Throw in a blonde wig to get the full effect.
In the film, Robbie channeled Western Barbie in flared pants and a matching pink vest. She completed the look with white cowboy boots and a coordinating bandana.
Beyoncé As Barbie
Back in 2016, Beyoncé served up vintage Black Barbie like an absolute legend. She donned a 1940s-style swimsuit and cat-eye sunglasses, then finished the look with a whole Barbie box — ya know, for content.
Mojo Dojo Casa House Ken
When Ken discovers the patriarchy in the real world, chaos breaks loose in Barbieland which results in the Kens turning Barbie’s dreamhouse into a Mojo Dojo Casa House. Here’s how to channel that toxic Kenergy — for the costume, that is.
Barbie Pink Power Suits
When Barbie, Sasha, and Gloria team up to save Barbieland they sport matching bright pink coveralls. Wear your own take on the power suits with a pink outfit and whatever accessories match your favorite Barbie.
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