This Halloween there are many options for great costumes. If you happen to have hair that will comb out to a big beautiful afro, you have numerous options.
If you want to dress up as Foxy Cleopatra from Austin Powers – Goldfinger, you simply need to find appropriate outfit and add some Spray on gold streaks to your afro. While Beyonce wore a number of costumes in the role, one of the most identifiable is a small bra top and fitted bell bottomed pant both made from gold lame fabric. In fact once you find the best Afro wig, you can wear any matching bra/midriff top with fitted pants and platform shoes and your costume will be complete. the only thing that you may want to add is a sprinkling of gold body shimmer dust,
Another option for a young lady with an afro costume is the singer Lauryn Hill. While she often wears her hair in dreadlocks, this gorgeous recording artist has also worn her hair in it’s natural afro style. For a Lauryn Hill costume, after securing the appropriate wig you’ll want to put together an outfit that blends the eclectic eclectic east coast style with pieces from her african roots. There are many photos for reference available on the web.
One of the most overlooked costumes with an afro is Annie. This lovable orphan was one of the first white females to wear an afro. This costume is very simple to make. You’ll need a red dress with a white collar and belt and a pair of black patent leather Mary Jane’s worn with lace trimmed ankle socks, and of course the signature red haired afro. You can finish off the costume with a generous sprinkling of freckles on both cheeks
Macy Gray is another pop singer who would be a great Halloween costume with an afro. While other celebrities occasionally wear an afro, is it decidedly part of her persona and style. While her dress varies also, she is generally in jeans and a casual yet eccentric top. The only other important part of this costume would be the signature gap between her two front teeth, and her gravelly voice.
An idea for a male costume with an afro is generally a hippie, perhaps from the musical Hair. This costume can be constructed with an afro wig, a casual bell sleeve or simple T-shirt, and a colorful pair of bell bottomed pants. You can finish it off with a hair band for an accessory.
While we’re still in the same decade or at least a similar era of history, you could also be a Black Panther with an afro wig. This classic uniform is head to toe black, completed with a black leather jacket. The costume pieces that will make your intention clear are a black beret and a fake machine gun.
A funny character to dress up as for Halloween with an afro wig, is Richard Simmons. This hyper-energetic exercise fanatic is such an outlandish character, that the only requirements for attitude, are tremendous flamboyance. For this costume, you’ll want to wear very short athletic shorts and a wrestling tank top. The effect is completed with a pair of sneakers worn with very high tube socks.
Another classic Halloween costume with an afro is Don King. This Boxing promoter has made a name for himself not just through his career, but with his outlandish speech and persona. You’ll want to wear a tuxedo with a pair of his signature glasses and a big cigar. It’s best if you walk around making up words all night.