Seven Last-Minute Queer Costume Ideas
Scrambling for last-minute Halloween costume ideas?! ELIXHER’s got you covered. Here are seven quick and easy looks that are so queer, you’ll want to wear them every day of the year.
The singer/actress/model/muse is iconic for her high-top hair, over-the-top style and one-of-kind voice. She helped pave the way for everyone from Lady Gaga to us quirky, Black queer girls.
- Black Leather Jacket or Blazer (Tip: Add strong shoulder pads for emphasis)
- Black or Bright Neon Circle Scarf
- Black Pants or Bodysuit
- Dramatic Eye Makeup and Red Lip
- Bold Accessories
TAKE NOTE: Model Rose Cordero nailed the look for VOGUE Paris.
CHANEL and SAJ
You either loved or hated the Showtime reality show The Real L Word. Regardless of what you thought of the series, if you were anything like us, you probably couldn’t get enough of lesbian couple Chanel and Saj.
THE ESSENTIALS (Chanel)
- Beenie or Slouchy Knit Hat
- Long, Wavy, Black Wig
- Skinny Jeans
THE ESSENTIALS (Saj)
- Backwards Fitted Cap
- White Button Up Shirt
- Lots of arguing then kissing and making up
TAKE NOTE: Autostraddle’s Megan Jones had the look down pat for their “Real L Word” parody.
Although the singer/rapper of our favorite ’90s girl trio is no longer with us, her tomboy style and in-your-face demeanor will always remain.
- Oversized Overalls
- Tank Top
- The Obligatory Black Line Under Your Left Eye
TAKE NOTE: Team up with two of your friends to rep the entire group. Crazy. Sexy. Cool. (We had to do it.)
Channel Queen Latifah’s badass lesbian character from this classic action film.
- Baggy Jeans
- Baggy Button Up
- Bag of Money
TARA aka TONI and LAFAYETTE
We doubt we were the only ones NOT complaining when Tara Thornton returned as a lesbian cage fighter in Season 4 of True Blood. Double up with a gay guy friend who can play Lafayette or go in drag as him instead.
THE ESSENTIALS (Tara)
- Tank Top
- Denim Jacket
- Ripped Arms
- Vampire Fangs
THE ESSENTIALS (Lafayette)
- Tank Top
- Denim Vest
- Cargo Shorts
- Eye Makeup
- Gold Chain