We’re baaack! You may remember us offering costume advice last year to Divas participating in the now-defunct Cyber Sunday Halloween costume contest. Well, we’re extending that tradition this year, extending the love to TNA’s Knockouts as well. We’ll offer costume possibilities to nearly every Diva and Knockout over 3 installments, all leading up to Halloween night. Get your popcorn ready! (Check out part 1 here.)
Costume: Beyonce from the “Single Ladies” video.
Why?: This music video became a sort of phenomenon earlier this year, with even SNL spoofing its famous dance sequence. The single-sleeved black leotard, cyborg-esque glove, and heels are simple but instantly evoke the style of the video. I have no doubt that Alicia would be able to pull off Beyonce’s glamorous style flawlessly.
Get the look: Get a black unitard (and cut off the right sleeve), find a cheap substitute for her robotic hand, don some strappy heels, put your hair up into a bouffant half ponytail, and be sure to learn the dance moves!
Costume: The “Bear Jew” from “Inglourious Basterds”
Why?: The infamous bat-wielding “basterd” from Quentin Tarantino’s Nazi-blasting hit movie is destined to be a popular costume this year, and why not? It’s easy to replicate, and which Diva would better convey the intimidating air of Sgt. Donny Donowitz than the Glamazon herself? She’s certainly the most intimidating Diva at first glance, and she has an attitude that says that she’d beat you senseless if so much as looked at her wrong. Sure, it’s a gender-bending look, but if you’ve got Beth swinging a baseball bat at your head, I doubt you’re going to be too concerned with her X chromosomes.
Get the look: Why not get tips from the Bear Jew (Eli Roth) himself?
Costume: “Zombie Hot”
Why?: For those of you who are confused, “zombie hot” is what Daffney has been dubbed by TNA announcer Tazz. Clearly, he’s referencing her gothic style, pale skin, and ferocious attitude, but why not take it literally for Halloween? The costume wouldn’t be too different from a regular old zombie, but Daffney could wear some of her sexy outfits over her pasty, decaying flesh. She’d easily be the hottest zombie you’ve ever seen.
Get the look: Smear on some homemade fake blood, follow these gory makeup tips to achieve the decayed look, toss on some sexy gothic clothing, and perfect your dazed zombie walk (unless, of course, you’re of the running variety, à la Zach Snyder’s “Dawn of the Dead”).
Read on to see more costume suggestions.
Why?: Katie Lea’s obviously into the whole mysterious and spooky look, so a classic monster such as a vampire would be perfect for her, but not of the ridiculous “Twilight” variety–no sparkling here, folks. Maybe it could be more like the “Underworld” movies or “True Blood”, if you’re dead set on a pop culture influence. Be honest, Katie Lea looks like she’d like to drink your blood, doesn’t she?
Get the look: Follow these vampire makeup tips, strategically place some homemade fake blood around your mouth, and stick two fangs over your canine teeth.
Costume: Farrah Fawcett
Why?: The late “Charlie’s Angels” actress is unmistakeably the inspiration behind the wind-blown style of Maryse’s long blonde locks–Maryse has even named her as a style inspiration on Twitter. This costume, then, would be exceedingly simple. All she needs to do is style her hair as she already does, don some 70’s duds, and do the trademark Charlie’s Angels crime fighting pose!
Get the look: Style your hair like Farrah with these helpful tips, toss on some 70’s-inspired clothing (bell bottom jeans would be perfect!), and you’re good to go!
Costume: Anna Wintor, famous sourpuss and editor-in-chief of American Vogue
Why?: We can’t be the only ones that have noticed Rosa’s resistance to smiling? I know she’s a heel and all, but the girl is downright scary looking at times with her super-serious attitude. So why not have her dress up as one of the most famous “bitch faces” in pop culture? Anna Wintour, whose Miranda Priestly-esque icy ‘tude was profiled this year in the documentary “The September Issue”, is known for her prickly demeanor and love for large sunglasses. In fact, did you know that she inspired Meryl Streep’s scary Runway editor character in “the Devil Wears Prada”? Yep, now you know where I’m coming from. Slap on an ashy blonde bob, a pair of glamorous sunglasses, and some Vogue-worthy fashion and you’ve got a match made in heaven!
Get the look: Adopt her signature hairstyle, shield your eyes with some fashionably large sunglasses, pick a classy fashion-forward outfit, and be sure to work the ‘tude.
Sarita & Taylor Wilde
Costume: Roller derby girls
Why?: With the recent release of Drew Barrymore’s movie “Whip It”, female roller derby has had a bit a of resurgence in popularity. when you think about it, it’s not too different from your Knockouts and Divas–the girls each have their own characters and persona, dress in a signature style, and brutalize each other without remorse. Perfect, right? Seeing Sarita and Taylor, with their cute entrance routine made me think that they’d make a fantastic team on the rink. Costumes like those in “Whip It”–inspired by girlscout uniforms–along with helmets and some cute skates would be all they need. After all, they’re already brimming with team spirit!
Get the look: Get a roller derby costume, a matching helmet, and a nice pair of skates–be sure you can actually skate, though!
Costume: Kate Gosselin
Why?: Anyone who hasn’t been living under a rock this year knows all about the combustion of the reality show “Jon & Kate + 8” and the subsequent war of words between parents Jon and Kate Gosselin. Almost as infamous as this is Kate’s hair–a strange, mullet-like haircut that has taken on a life of its own. Tiffany bears a slight resemblance to Kate, and I’m sure as ECW’s GM she’s used to dealing with rambunctious manchildren like Kate does with her Ed Hardy-wearing mid life crisis-suffering husband. A matching wig and soccer mom-worthy outfit and she’s the spitting image of her! Maybe she could tote 8 baby dolls along with her, but then people might confuse her for some Kate Gosselin/Octomon hybrid.
Get the look: Buy a frighteningly accurate wig, don a mundane mom outfit, and perhaps recruit a brood of children to exploit if you’re itching to go all-out.
Stay tuned for part 3 as Halloween approaches. When all is said and done, we’ll have a poll for you to vote for your favorites. Until then, chime in with your thoughts and suggestions!