Iconic Selena Halloween costume ideas that'll make you stand out

We've got your iconic Selena Halloween costume ideas covered with multiple options—including where to shop them

Selena Quintanilla
(Image credit: Arlene Richie/Getty Images)

Selena Halloween costume ideas are a great choice. Like us, you'd probably jump at the chance to dress like the late Tejano superstar and as always, Halloween gives us the perfect excuse to do so. 

From her chic '90s outfits to Selena's famous make-up routine, Miss Quintanilla was not only breathtakingly beautiful, but her unique style mesmerized the world. Her signature red lips and curly locks have inspired countless red carpet moments since her death in 1995, and for years fans have been paying tribute to her by recreating some of her most famous looks for Halloween. Proof that choosing an iconic costume over a spooky one is always a great option.

On that note, it's time to create your mood board for your 2022 Halloween costume. Naturally, we'll be channeling Selena this year and after binge-watching Selena: The Series on Netflix, we've got more outfit inspiration than ever. The iconic purple jumpsuit may be the first to spring to mind, but it's only one of many looks to choose from. Here are some of our favorite and equally memorable looks by Selena and where to shop them, to ensure your Halloween costume stands out. You can thank us later!

Selena Halloween costume ideas to shop now

One thing about Selena that never went unnoticed was her ability to rock a statement bralette. She had a glamorous silver sequin-covered one in particular that we're obsessed with and makes for the perfect Halloween costume. Selena wore it with black high-waisted trousers and a chic baker boy hat that can be easily replicated. In fact, we've found some uncanny pieces  that will have you looking just like the Latin queen herself.

Rhinestone Diamond Bralette

ELLACCI Rhinestone Diamond Bralette: RRP $45.99/£19

A rhinestone corset similar to Selena's iconic 'fit. 

Baker Boy Hats

KYEYGWO Beret Hats for Women: RRP $18.48/£13.99

An iconic baker boy hat is the perfect finishing touch to your Selena look.

Dreamgirl Women's Dancing Queen

Dreamgirl Women's Dancing Queen: RRP $34.99/£22.66 UK

Channel your inner diva with these embellished flares. 

The album cover

Selena looked incredible on all of her album covers, no question. But her fourth studio album, Amor Prohibido, not only gave us timeless hits like the title track (which became the most successful US Latin song in 1994) and the infectious "Bidi Bidi Bom Bom", but it brought us one of the most famous pictures of Selena too. The album cover sees the star wearing a chic 80s-style ruffled white shirt with a leather jacket over it, complimented by her signature bangs, red lip, and gold hoop earrings. It's iconic yet super easy to imitate with these items... 

Long Sleeve Formal Frill Ruffle Blouse

 Long Sleeve Formal Frill Ruffle Blouse: RRP $12.87/£13.17

Make like Selena's album cover with this ruffled tie-neck blouse. 

Women's Leather Jacket

Women's Leather Jacket: RRP $44.89/£32.99

A leather jacket is a great option for your Selena Halloween costume, but outside of that it's a great addition to your wardrobe all year round.

Gold Hoop Earrings

Gold Hoop Earrings: RRP $7.90/£15.40

Much like the best huggie earrings, chances are you already have a pair of hoop earrings in your jewelry collection, but if not, these will do the job nicely as part of your costume.


Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Love Bite Lipstick: RRP $34/£25

This bold red hue is the perfect statement lip à la Selena, with a nourishing formula and light-reflecting pigments. 

The Grammys look

Singer Selena (Quintanilla) receives Grammy Award at The 36th Annual Grammy Awards on March 1, 1994 in New York, New York at Radio City Music Hall.

(Image credit: Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Selena's 1994 Grammys look was one of her most iconic, where she wore a stunning Lillie Rubin halter gown. It was also one of the most important nights of her career, as she won the Best Mexican/American Album award. The look has gone down in history ever since and was even recreated by Jennifer Lopez in Selena's 1997 biopic. 

While we don't expect you to fork out a fortune for your own custom-made gown this Halloween, we have found a pretty good dupe that's far less damaging to your bank account. 

Sequin Mermaid Gown

Shein One Shoulder Rhinestone Detail Gown: RRP $46/£55.99

Just like Selena at the Grammys, you'll be worthy of the red carpet with this eye-catching ball gown.

Clip On Silver Drop Earrings

Clip On Silver Drop Earrings: RRP $33.12/£24.34

Many of us can't afford actual diamonds, but these clip-on earrings will give you the same effect for Halloween.

The sparkly power suit

Selena (Quintanilla) performs at the opening of the Hard Rock Cafe on January 12th, 1995 in San Antonio, Texas.

(Image credit: Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

The oversized suit is a trend that is still going strong as part of capsule wardrobes today and, in Selena's time, she was the queen of the powerful look. While she had several suits in her wardrobe, the one that quite literally outshone the rest was a black glittery co-ord that she wore for her performance at the opening of Hard Rock Cafe in San Antonio, Texas in January 1995, mere months before her death.

Sequin Blazer

na-kd Sequin Blazer: RRP $83.95/£56.95

The design of this power suit is a little different to the real deal, but it's got the same vibe. 

Pinstriped Stretch Slit Pants

na-kd Pinstriped Stretch Slit Pants: RRP $41.95/£28.95

These form-fitting pinstripe trousers are perfect for your Selena power suit get-up.

The purple jumpsuit

Mexican singer Selena performing in concert; one month later she would be shot and killed by Yolanda Saldivar, the pres. of her fan club, after confronting her on charges that she was embezzling funds

(Image credit: Photo by Arlene Richie/Getty Images)

The purple jumpsuit is the look that's most synonymous with Selena, and one you're guaranteed to see during Halloween party season. If you want people to know exactly who you've dressed up as, then this is the option for you. As the jumpsuit is so popular at this time of year, you'll find it as a staple in many costume shops, but we've also found a pretty good dupe on Amazon—and it's purse-friendly, too! 

Women Backless Lace Up Halter Jumpsuit

Backless Lace Up Halter Jumpsuit: RRP $24.99/£18.88

This jumpsuit may be sleeveless, but the flared trousers are so very Selena that this is the perfect choice. 

Toy Microphone

Toy Microphone: RRP $7.49/£5.66

In case people don't recognize you in your purple jumpsuited glory, carrying a microphone will really cement the point. 

Sagal Mohammed

Sagal is a journalist, specialising in lifestyle, pop culture, fashion and beauty.  She has written for a number of publications including Vogue, Glamour, Stylist, Evening Standard, Bustle, You Magazine, Dazed and Wonderland to name a few. 

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