Halloween is almost here and if you're anything like me, I love being different than everyone else. Scrambling for ideas? Are you looking for inspiration for your next fiesta? Need last-minute finds? Here's a top ten list of some fun Hispanic and Latino costumes that will make your familia stand out! From traditional dresses to iconic characters, we've got you covered. Let's get started!
1) Selena Quintanilla Costume
Can you say Bidi Bidi Bam Bam?! We all love the iconic Selena Quintanilla, from her signature long hair, bright lips, and hat, anyone in your familia will make a statement with this costume!
Some Selena Quintanilla Costume Ideas:
2. Chespirito Halloween Costumes
If you're Latina, odds are that you at least recognize some of these iconic characters like El Chavo de Ocho, La Chilindrina, or El Chapulin Colorado. I loved watching Chespirito growing up and I even love watching it now. So when these characters are pint size, it just makes you go awww! This is a great family themed costume!
3. Mini Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera Halloween Costumes
Frida Kahlo has become a symbol of iconic Mexican art, Mexican pride and Latina feminism. It is no wonder why many women want to dress themselves up and their daughters as this icon. Though their relation was very volatile, Diego seems like a natural partner costume.
4. Bad Bunny Halloween Costume
If you know Cardi B, then you are probably familiar with Bad Bunny as well. Here's how you can make a fun and literal take on a "Bad Bunny" costume: Get a Bunny costume, I think for babies this is especially cute, use a baseball cap, sunglasses, a plastic gold chain, and there you go, you've yourself a Bad Bunny on your hands or for an older child check out this Bad Hare costume!
5. Juan Valdez or Taza de Cafecito Halloween Costume
You should know that my love for Cafecito is measured in daily ounces so of course I had to include some sort of Cafecito costume! You can have a Latte fun! Maybe each of you can be different types of cafecito? A Latte, a cappuccino, Cuban coffee, or if you're a family of 3 Mom can be the Coffee Bean, Dad can be the Cream and baby can be the Latte or Cappuccino!
6. Let's Taco Bout It Halloween Costumes
Ok so technically I'm Colombian American but my love for Mexican food is beyond borders. From tacos, "taco belle," burritos, and hot sauces, here's definitely a family theme you can work with!
7. Disney Encanto Mirabel or Elena of Avalor Halloween Costume
I am happy to see more Latina Disney princesses. I never pushed these cartoons on my daughter but it was interesting to see her naturally gravitate toward something that is reflective of her multicultural family. I am proud mija was Elena of Avalor one year and as far as Mirabel, well that one would be for me!
8. Traje Típico or Traditional Folkloric Costume
What's great about trajes tipicos or traditional costumes is that they not only work for Halloween, they can work for fiestas, photo ops, Day of the Dead, and cultural events so you get more use out of them and we love that!
9. Wonder Woman Halloween Costume
So I know you are asking how in the world is Wonder Woman Latina? Well, being the big Linda Carter Wonder Woman fan that I am, I researched her background and in fact Linda Carter, the original Wonder Woman is Mexican. Though she was born in Phoenix, AZ and her father is Scott-Irish, her mamá is Mexican. Here she is with her mami. I am sure alot of people do not know that this American icon is in fact Latina or maybe I've just lived under rocks!
10. Wednesday Addams
While I know the character of Wednesday Addams isn't Latina, we should celebrate the Latina Jenna Ortega playing the new Wednesday on Netflix's hit show. Our family loved playing Wednesday and Morticia and if you want a fun Cousin It trick-or-treating basket tutorial check out our Instagram reel, sure to inspire you!
As far as our costumes, we went with the more traditional, but you can get much fancier!
So there you have it, Hispanic and Latino Halloween Costume ideas. Enjoy all the festivities but please remember to be safe and use common sense. Safety first with our lil ones!
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