Happy Halloween! We’re celebrating our sixth anniversary of dreaming up Halloween costumes for the Divas and Knockouts. This year we’ll mixing Knockouts and Divas together in three posts leading up to the big day.
But before you see this year’s picks, be sure to catch up on the past five years of this feature:
Emma: Elaine Benes from Seinfeld.
Emma is certainly a unique kind of dancing queen, with moves that some people just don’t appreciate. In that way, she’s a kindred spirit to Seinfeld‘s Elaine, whose own weird dance is legendary. Thankfully, Emma’s dance doesn’t elicit such a horrified reaction.
Eva Marie: Ariel from The Little Mermaid.
We’ve been making the Eva Marie/Ariel connection ever since her Maxim photoshoot was unveiled, when the Total Divas star lounged by a beautiful body of water, looking positively mermaid-like in her poses. The fact that she has the same red hair doesn’t hurt, either. We can picture it now: Eva on a Disney World float next to some guy in a Prince Eric costume.
The moment the alliance between Gail Kim and Lei’D Tapa was revealed, fans were crying foul, claiming it was nothing more than a ripoff of AJ Lee’s partnership with Tamina Snuka. While we don’t necessarily think that, we believe that if Gail and Tapa really wanted to confront the criticism, they’d dress as the Divas they’re said to be “copying”. What would the haters say then?
JoJo: Angelica Pickles from Rugrats.
As the first half of the debut season of Total Divas wore on, we learned more about what makes rookie Diva JoJo tick….and it wasn’t pretty. From jealously to petty arguments to pouting, JoJo looked every bit a 19-year-old – and then some. We say she should dress as everyone’s favorite bratty little girl, Angelica. Maybe that would inspire a change.
Kaitlyn: Miley Cyrus at the 2013 VMAs.
Of course, everyone and their mother will be dressing as Miley this year, but we can’t not give the costume to someone, and the only Diva that could do it justice is Kaitlyn. From her Dog the Bounty Hunter costume to her spot-on Vickie Guerrero, Kaitlyn knows how to wear a goofy costume. Just no twerking, please.
Layla: An Instagram photo.
This year saw the blossoming of a new love story: that of Layla and Instagram. She is hands down the Diva Queen of the social media site, constantly posting selfies and other cutesy photos captioned with her trademark #LOL. We’d love to see her acknowledge this with a tongue-in-cheek costume of her as one of her beloved Instagram photos. And here’s bonus: it won’t cost her more than a few bucks!
Lilian Garcia: Herself with a microphone handcuffed to her wrist.
We’ve already done a lot of hating on JoJo in this post, but we’ve got to do a little more. Hey, it’s all in good fun, right? JoJo’s announcing and singing aspirations, as seen on Total Divas, made us wonder were veteran ring announcer Lilian Garcia stood in all of this. Surely she wouldn’t stand by as JoJo took her spot. That’s why we think her costume should send the message loud and clear: no one is taking that microphone from her.
Naomi: Michonne from The Walking Dead (with Tons of Funk as her walkers).
Naomi pretty much screams Michonne in every sense of the meaning. She’s silent with her words, but deadly with her attacks. To fully capitalize on the look, we’d like to also enlist in the Diva’s funkified male counterparts to complete the package by walking alongside her as Michonne’s chained, armless walker backup. Let’s be honest: would any Diva dare step in Naomi’s way with those two forces at her every command?
Written by Bobby.
Natalya: A giant high heel.
Natalya may be a third generation wrestler and one of the toughest Divas to ever step foot in the ring, but that doesn’t mean she can’t appreciate the finer things in life. She has expressed her love of designer heels many a time, her favorites being from the famous Christian Louboutin. Why not translate that love into a silly costume? Who knows – she might get a free pair of Louboutins out of it!
ODB: Joe Dirt from Joe Dirt.
We’re not saying ODB’s an idiot or that she’s destined to be a janitor, but her real life love of booze and trailers practically begs for an homage to this character. Joe Dirt, if you don’t know, is a 2001 comedy starring David Spade. Yeah, it wasn’t exactly an Oscar winner. But honestly, we just want to see ODB with a mullet.
Stay tuned tomorrow for part three!