From La Gárgola to JLO: 7 Costumes That Will Let You Channel This Year’s Biggest Latino Moments

Lead Photo: Art by Alan López for Remezcla
Art by Alan López for Remezcla
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If Halloween to you means referencing the biggest pop culture moments of the year, then we’ve got you covered. We’ve scoured the Latinternet for the funniest, best, and most interesting moments to come up with the most topical costumes of the year.

Check out seven ideas below.

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Thalia in her Jumpsuit

Art by Alan López for Remezcla

In a spur-of-the-moment video that went wildly viral, Thalia wore a pale pink fringed jumpsuit from House of CB. She somehow broke out into an impromptu song (the lyrics were: “¿Me escuchan? ¿Me oyen?”) and it prompted others to do their own versions.

While choosing a light pink jumpsuit would make your costume most accurate, you can pick any other color as long as you make sure you get the accessories right. Grab a pair of hoop earrings, a purple purse, and a matching headband to complete the look. The best part of this costume is that you can sing Thalia’s very catchy song all night long.


La Gargola de Barceloneta

Art by Alan López for Remezcla

In the Puerto Rican town of Barceloneta, residents claimed that a 5-foot-tall gárgola was killing chickens and roosters. Thanks to eye witness accounts and drawings, the monster wound up a big hit on the internet, and now it’s a perfect costume for you.

Grab a gray body suit, a pair of wings, and prepare to look menacing all night.


J. Lo's Gigantic Boot Aesthetic

Art by Alan López for Remezcla

A couple months ago, Jenny from the Block stepped out in New York City in an oversized button down and a pair of truly attention-grabbing denim boots. The baggy boots – part of Versace’s Resort 2018 collection – featured pockets and belts at the knees.

All the button down part requires is that you size up. But for the boots, you’ll have to get a little creative. First get a pair of slouchy denim boots, and then you can add a small belt around your knees.


Carmen Sandiego

Art by Alan López for Remezcla

Carmen Sandiego, super thief, leads V.I.L.E. (Villainous International League of Evil). And while she’s supposed to be a villain, we’re definitely fans of the criminal mastermind. She’ll make her triumphant return in 2019 on Netflix.

All you need to nail her look is a red trench coat, a red fedora, black boots. Not only is her costume easy (and composed of stuff you might already have in your closet), it’ll also keep you warm.


World's Greatest Fan

Art by Alan López for Remezcla

During the World Cup, Peruvians were such devoted fans that they won FIFA’s Best Fan award. You can recreate this look with a few simple items.

Wear a jersey or T-shirt of the Peruvian team, a Peruvian flag (or flags), and some face paint so you can really show your enthusiasm for Peru.


Dora the Explorer

Art by Alan López for Remezcla

This year, we learned that Nickelodeon show Dora the Explorer would be turned into a movie. And while the bilingual explorer will not be a kid in the live-action version, sticking to the classic look is your best bet.

All you need is a purple backpack, pink shirt, orange shorts, and white shoes.


Miles Morales

Art by Alan López for Remezcla

Miles Morales is having a moment. The Afro-Latino Spider-Man will star in his own animated movie, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, later this year, and he also showed up in the latest Spider-Man video game. Unlike Peter Parker’s Spidey, Miles wears a black suit with red details.

If you’re feeling ambitious, you can create your own version with a black bodysuit and red puffy paint.