5 Last-Minute DIY Diva Halloween Costumes for Naturalistas

Greetings, Naturalistas! Halloween is right around the corner. While we are well aware of the fact that many detest this holiday and want to avoid it like The Purge, we are also equally aware of the fact that many choose to use this as a day to just go out, let loose, have fun, and eat some candy! With that said, the following is an overview of 5 last-minute Halloween costume ideas that are perfect for Naturalistas.

Janelle Monae

Things You Need:

  • Long hair (or wig/ weave)
  • A pompadour style
  • Black & white suite of your choosing
  • Bowtie
  • Red Lipstick
  • Microphone (optional)

First and foremost, the natural queen of the age, Ms. Janelle Monae is a no-brainer for Naturalistas looking to have some Halloween fun. Although she has had many looks over the years, her signature look is a pompadour and some variation of a black and white suit. A great way to look comfortable, fab, and have lots of fun, don’t forget your mic in case anyone wants to see you perform!

Lauryn Hill


Things You Need:

  • Dreadlocks (or deadlock wig)
  • Baggy Clothes
  • Guitar & Mic (Optional)
  • Melanin (Recommended)

Another style icon whose look has changed over time, if you’re going to be Lauryn Hill this year, please go with the old school look complete with dreadlocks and a guitar! Although Lauryn will never not be relevant (just ask Nicki Minaj) the point of Halloween is to create a surreal experience for all. We can see Lauryn with her new style everywhere, but we may never again get a glimpse at the 90’s, more rough around the edges (pun slightly intended) version. Bring her back this Halloween!

Amber Rose


Things You Need:

  • Short Haircut
  • Sexy Clothing
  • Model Walk (Recommended)

If you’ve just done a big chop and don’t mind being a bit risque, dressing as Amber Rose will be tons of fun for you this Halloween season! All you need is a low cut (preferably dyed in a bold, bright color), your sexiest dress or romper, and shades. Moreover, if you have an equally risque bestie, you can go as Amber and Blac Chyna!

Diana Ross


Things You Need:

  • Big Hair
  • Sequin Gown
  • Too Fab Besties to be your “Supremes” (Optional)
  • Style and Grace (Recommended)

C’mon, you know you want to! The queen mother of divas never gets old! And don’t let the chosen pic fool you, muva loves her some big hair! Throw on your favorite Afro wig, find a cute ballroom gown or fab jumpsuit, (don’t forget the mic!) and have the time of your life. This is a great costume to wear anywhere, but especially to karaoke parties! Fun!

Donna Summer

Things You Need:

  • Big Hair
  • Shiny Jumpsuit
  • Chain Belt
  • Lovely Voice (Recommended)

Lastly, another 70’s diva that has never truly gotten her just do, the late Donna Summer was a glam diva goddess! No matter if you use your own hair or some big fabulous wig, the queen of disco was all about big hair and gorgeous gowns and accessories. Also, having some pipes is advisable as people will likely want you to sing “Last Dance” and you wouldn’t want to disappoint your public!

Honorable Mention: Foxy Cleopatra 

Things You Need: 

  • Huge Golden Afro
  • Big Hoop Earring
  • Gold Jumpsuit
  • Microphone

OK, so she’s technically not a “real” person. Nevertheless, Foxy Cleopatra is DIY Halloween costume maker’s dream! Super sexy with more than a touch of sass, bring your biggest attitude with you for this one. You’re gonna need it!

Now that you have our top Halloween costume picks, what are yours?