2000s-Inspired Halloween Costume Ideas
The 2000s-Inspired Halloween Costume Ideas Will Make You So Sentimental: It is the year 2002. From head to toe, you’re painting your nails sparkling blue to match your complete outfit (a Juicy Couture track suit, presumably) and have an AIM-away message up. You also smell like
Glow by JLo (butterfly clips to pointy-toe heels).
TRL is being played on MTV, or was it The Proud Family on the Disney Channel? Although you didn’t yet own a cell phone, you would play Snake on your mother’s teeny-tiny Nokia.
- All of the things that we considered typical in the early 2000s would later be an excellent inspiration for Halloween costumes, even if we were unaware of it at the time.
Or maybe you stayed too young to remember all this but are completely understandably enamored with everything from the period! What person doesn’t enjoy donning glitter?
- You’ll maybe continue to see a lot of wear out of these outfits, given how TikTok is bringing back everything from the 1990s and Y2K. In either case, you ought to imitate one of these 2000s-themed Halloween costumes inspired by the era’s pop cultural moments, stars, and fashion fads.
J.Lo at the 2000 Grammy Awards
- When people refer to “the dress” in the 2000s, they are referring to the plunging Versace gown that J.Lo wore to the Grammy Awards. People continued to freak out when she wore a similar version again nearly 20 years later since it is so well-known.
The Britney Spears in the “Baby One More Time” music video
- Since Britney Spears alone carried the weight of this decade on her back, NBD, there is no shortage of famous clothes she gave us in the 2000s. But if you’re looking for a last-minute costume, this schoolgirl appearance that defies the dress code is perhaps the simplest to pull off!
Halle Berry at the 2002 Oscars
- The Halle Berry, the first Black woman to win the Best Leading Actress Oscar in 2002, changed the course of history (crazy, but I digress).
- Instead, remember the aughts red carpet moment with a sheer bodysuit layered over a lacy floral bra and a dramatic long skirt. Her simple Elie Saab gown can be yours, in a different color, for just under $10K (LOL).
Lady Gaga’s First Red Carpet Appearance
- Nobody understood what to make of Lady Gaga when she initially appeared on the scene in 2008. There is no shortage of classic looks she has given us over the years, but if you don’t feel like putting together a butcher costume, try this look from early Gaga.
- A red bodysuit, matching gloves, nude fishnet or lace tights, and oversized sunglasses.
Josie and the Pussycats
- The decade of the 2000s was all about leopard print, flashy low-rise pants, and scarf tops. Those three things were equally important to Josie and the Pussycats. Dress up as the members of this fictional girl band for a memorable and enjoyable trio costume.