When you're picking your Halloween costume this year, there are a lot of culturally relevant options to choose from. If you aren't sick of hearing about it, you can dress up as Tom Brady's least favorite subject with a Deflategate costume. If you want to get political, you can go with a zombie version of your favorite (or least favorite) presidential candidate. If you're dressing up with a group, a Taylor Swift girl squad costume will blow the rest out of the water. But if you are going solo, there's a fun, punny, and topical choice better than all the rest: a trap queen Halloween costume.
By now, you should know what a trap queen is. Popularized by the Fetty Wap song, the term trap queen refers to a smart, sexy, badass woman who is loyal, hard working, and totally street savvy. She puts her loved ones first, isn't afraid to get her hands dirty, and, of course, loves trap music. A trap queen is basically a kick-butt lady who drives a Lambo and is down for anything — but don't worry, you don't need a $4.5 million car to accessorize your trap queen Halloween costume.
In the most literal sense, here is how to be a trap queen for Halloween. Trust me, it's easier than you think!
1. It's All About The Gown
When it comes to dressing like a trap queen, the first step is to make yourself actually look like a queen. One way to do it is to dress in a gorgeous gown (like this one by Marchesa Notte which you can rent from Rent the Runway). Yes, this is also a chance to wear your high school prom dress again. You're welcome.
2. You Can Build Your Royal Outfit
If you don't have a poofy gown lying around, and don't feel like buying or renting one, you can try and put together your own queen style. Options include tulle skirts (like this one from Charlotte Russe,), silk skirts, velvet crop tops, ruffle shirts, and shirts that literally say "QUEEN".
3. Channel Queen Elizabeth II
Is there a queen more iconic than the current ruler of England? To get the look, it's all about dressing in a business formal dress (like this one from Target), tweed blazers (JCPenny), fur scarf accents, and lots and lots of pearls.
4. Find The Perfect Crown
A queen's crown says a lot about her, so choose the one that fits your personality the best. From tiaras ($6, Amazon) to metallic feather crown, your crown is what makes you queen.
5. Add An Actual Trap
Now, for the pun: add an actual trap to your queen-style costume, and you have become the subject of Fetty Wap's song. You can carry around a large trap like a purse, adhere mouse traps to your dress, or drape a rope netting trap around your shoulders. You are officially a trap queen. Go, kick ass.
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