9 Epic Black Girl Halloween Costumes

(Photos from Left: Columbia Records, John D. Kisch/Separate Cinema Archive/Getty Images)

9 Epic Black Girl Halloween Costumes

From Solange to Grace Jones, these iconic Black women make for the best costumes

Published October 18, 2016

Looking to sprinkle some #BlackGirlMagic this Halloween? These costumes make the most of your natural assets.

  1. “Olivia Pope”
    SCANDAL - "That's My Girl" - As each presidential candidate gets ready to announce their running mate, Olivia finds herself in a potentially dire situation. Meanwhile, Cyrus is presented with damaging information that could alter the presidential race entirely, on the season finale of "Scandal," THURSDAY, MAY 12 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Byron Cohen)
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    (Photo: ABC/Byron Cohen)

    Grab a fab oversized coat and a massive wine glass or bowl of popcorn for this chic look.

  2. Grace Jones
    Jamaican-born actress, singer and model Grace Jones as May Day in the James Bond film 'A View To A Kill', 1984. (Photo by Keith Hamshere/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Keith Hamshere/Getty Images)

    The androgynous beauty is always a worthy inspiration. Knock it out of the park with an infinity scarf, a leather jacket, black leggings and bold makeup.

  3. “Justice”
    Publicity still portrait of Janet Jackson in the film 'Poetic Justice' (Columbia Pictures), Los Angeles, California, 1993. (Photo by John D. Kisch/Separate Cinema Archive/Getty Images)
    (Photo: John D. Kisch/Separate Cinema Archive/Getty Images)

    Already have these super-popular braids? Add a funky black hat, massive hoop earrings and a solid-colored bodysuit and you’ll be camera ready.

  4. Solange
    Solange Cranes in the Sky music video still (Photo: Columbia Records)
    (Photo: Columbia Records)

    Let your natural hair flourish, pull on some slinky pastels—or a voluminous pink fur—and let yourself embody the younger Knowles sister.

  5. “Lt. Uhura”
    LOS ANGELES - MARCH 29: Nichelle Nichols as Lt. Uhura in the STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES episode, "Assignment: Earth." Season 2, episode 26.  Original air date was March 29, 1968. Image is a screen grab. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
    (Photo: CBS via Getty Images)

    You just need a red mini dress, black knee-high boots and a fab short wig to be the “Star Trek” character that Nichelle Nichols made iconic.

  6. “Foxy Brown”
    Publicity portrait of American actress Pam Grier in the blaxploitation crime film 'Hit Man' (MGM), 1972. (Photo by John D. Kisch/Separate Cinema Archive/Getty Images)
    (Photo: John D. Kisch/Separate Cinema Archive/Getty Images)

    Pam Grier’s 1974 character was a “whole lot of woman.” Grab a maxi dress with a sexy slit and some platform boots, then go kick some ass.

  7. Beyoncé

    A photo posted by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on

    Buy a long blonde braid, pull a gown from the back of your closet and be Yoncé.

  8. Angela Davis
    American revolutionary and educator Angela Davis sits with her head on her hand, shortly after she was fired from her post as philosophy professor at UCLA due to her membership of the Communist Party of America, 27th November 1969. Davis followed up her brilliant early academic career by joining the Black Panthers and being listed on the FBI Most Wanted list. She was acquitted of all charges and continues to be a writer, educator, and activist for race, class, and gender equality. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

    Pick out your wash and go, grab a black t-shirt and raise your fist to evoke the power of this revolutionary.

  9. “Imani Izze”

    Coming to America🎃

    A photo posted by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on

    Or as you probably know her: “Your queeeen to beeeeee!” from “Coming to America.” Blue Ivy did it flawlessly last year.

Written by Kenrya Rankin

(Photos from Left: Columbia Records, John D. Kisch/Separate Cinema Archive/Getty Images)

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