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Halloween inspiration often comes in waves based on current pop culture moments. Back in 2017, it was all about Left Shark, and then last year you were probably bobbing for apples with four Kim Kardashian look-alikes at the company Halloween party. Of course, this year things will look a lot different, but you can still expect plenty of Zoom-friendly costumes as we celebrate Halloween safely during a pandemic. With careful attention paid to everything happening above the neck, you've got to get the hair right to portray any pop-culture icon and make it convincing through a laptop screen.So, to make your life a little easier, we recommend planning your costume around the hair. Whether you're planning to buy a wig or just styling your own strands with accessories, we have all your Halloween hair inspiration ahead. These looks range from Cher's waist-length black hair to a platinum Xtina with colored streaks, but each one is a recognizable Halloween classic. CherCher's look is all about jet-black, pin-straight hair parted right down the middle. Hairstylist Harry Josh let us in on the secret to Cher's iconic hairstyle: an ironing board. "She used to actually iron her hair on an ironing board to get it that straight and smooth," Josh told us. Now, we have flat irons, but you get the gist.Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images.Madonna It's impossible not to have a bomb Halloween when you're channeling the best of '80s punk via Madonna. You'll need a big tulle hair bow, wax texture spray, sparkly eyeshadow, an oversized denim jacket (worn backwards, of course), and every piece of chunky jewelry you own.Photo: Michael Putland/Getty Images.Donna SummerSoft fluffy curls, indigo eyeshadow, some high drama blush draping, and a glossy berry stained lip — and you've got a costume that disco dreams are made of.Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images.Marilyn MonroeTo really pay homage to Monroe's signature blonde hairstyle, you'll probably need a wig. Or, if you already have the color, you can take a cue from Lady Gaga and grab the Velcro rollers to recreate her iconic curly coiffure. Either way, red lipstick is a must.Photo: Bettmann/Getty Images.Janet JacksonName a more iconic box braid hairstyle than Janet Jackson's high pony in Poetic Justice... we'll wait. Don't forget to stock up on headbands and hats to accessorize the look.Photo: KMazur/WireImage.Jackie O.Jackie Kennedy Onassis invested time into her hair. To get that signature bouffant, you could run to your local Drybar with this White House photo for inspiration. Or, opt for an at-home blowout. After you add volume with a round brush, make sure you have have some hot rollers on hand to help with perfecting those curled-under ends.Photo: Bettmann/Getty Images.Audrey HepburnWith a high ballerina bun and a teeny tiara, you can easily recreate this Breakfast at Tiffany's look. Bonus points if you already have wispy baby bangs.Photo: Bettmann/Getty Images.Tina TurnerIf you're going '80s, Tina Turner's hairstyle is the perfect look. To get in the mood, jam out to "What’s Love Got To Do With It" on repeat as you tease your hair (or wig) to the max.Photo: Francis Apesteguy/Getty Images.Christina AguileraA hair icon of the early 2000s, Christina Aguilera made us beg our moms for a crimper and colored hair extensions. And if this inspiration isn't doing it for you, look back at how Kylie Jenner styled Xtina circa Halloween 2016.Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic.SadeThe signature Sade look consists of a slicked-back rope braid, gold hoops, and a turtleneck. Some things are timeless for a reason. To recreate her hair for Halloween, stop in at the beauty supply store to get a faux pony.Photo: Dave Hogan/Hulton Archive/Getty Images.Jane BirkinJust got new face-framing fringe? Then, you won't have to do much to pay homage to one of fashion's finest. Obviously, bangs are a must for this one. High-waisted jeans are also strongly encouraged.Photo: REPORTERS ASSOCIES/Gamma-Keystone/Getty Images.SelenaOn stage, Selena Quintanilla typically left her long black hair down, but she's often memorialized by her red-carpet appearance at the '94 Grammy Awards (after winning for Best Mexican/Mexican-American Album). There she sported a stunning updo with piece-y curls framing her face and her signature red lip, of course.Photo: Vinnie Zuffante/Getty Images.Twiggy If your hair is blonde and short, channeling Twiggy is totally doable with a little styling mousse, a side part, and mascara dotted across your lower lash line.Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images.Diana RossDiana Ross has rocked many different hair looks over the years. The only requirement: The hair must be big. Everyone — from Yara Shahidi to Rihanna — is wearing voluminous curls inspired by the music icon, but none can touch the fabulous, high-glam that Ross made famous. For this look, you'll need an Afro pick and a mic to carry around.Photo: Harry Langdon/Getty Images.BeyoncéMost Beyoncé costumes involve stilettos and a leotard, but don't forget the golden-blonde waves — and a small wind machine (or fan) to really nail the look.Photo: John Shearer/WireImage.Like what you see? 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In honor of Halloween, people will go all out and adorn every square inch of their houses with spooky, seasonal ornamentation. Some people incorporate Halloween into every aspect of their lives — like TikTok user Alondra. Alondra decided to showcase her Halloween spirit by decorating her car to look like it had been involved in a gruesome hit-and-run. On Oct. 22, she took to TikTok to show off her work — and people were as impressed as they were horrified. With some fake blood from Walmart, a fake hand from the 99 Cent Store, some old hair extensions and some press-on nails. she turned her beat-up Volkswagen into a murder weapon on wheels. Alondra did a great job with her decorations — almost too great, as some people pointed out. “This looks a lil TOO realistic,” one person said. “Sis I would literally call 911 if I saw that,” another added
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They're a ghoulish good time.
If your family is as crazy about Halloween as mine is, you might still be hoping for some miracle to make all your favorite spooky activities suddenly safe again. But alas, if we're to trust the CDC (please do), it looks like Halloween trick-or-treat cancellations are part of our "new normal." We'll just have to […]
This decor isn't for the faint of heart.
This year has been tough on just about every level, but goodness, has the content been tremendous. join us on a brief trip down memory lane to appreciate the few bright spots we’ve had over the course of this wretched year. we present to you the best memes of 2020 — so far. 1. Robert Pattinson’s Tracksuit. “I think it’s so funny because he’s just standing there so awkwardly. Like, there’s something about that dumb expression on his face, like he was caught off-guard”. 2. Michael Jordan’s iPad. “We may never be Jordan, but at least we can laugh at our own tweets the same way M.J. laughs at an iPad video”. 3. Will Smith Crying During ‘Red Table Talk‘. “I know we shouldn’t be laughing at Will Smith’s pain, but the memes that came out of Will and Jada’s ‘Red Table Talk’ episode were next-level”. 4. ‘Gossip Girl‘ Letter-Rearranging. “The format is so simple and the jokes are so stupid, but it was the funniest thing I’d ever seen”
Twitter users have gone crazy over a Halloween display that hits a little too close to home this year. Comedian Brian Stack shared a photo of his neighbor’s elaborate Halloween display. where a skeleton is sitting at a desk and on a Zoom call with other skeletons. “That is genius!” someone replied. “This is flawless and they deserve an award,” another added. The neighbor, Judy Tygard, apparently has had creative Halloween lawn decorations before. “Last year, they had a skeleton being chased up a tree by a dog skeleton,” Stack wrote in a follow-up tweet. Others chimed in to share their neighborhood lawn decorations and they did not disappoint —. one even included the enormous Home Depot skeleton
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