I will never forget turning on TRL when I was younger and becoming absolutely mesmerized by the "Bootylicious" music video. Destiny's Child was at the top of their game, the song was infectious, the outfits were ah-mazing, and it was all about the booty. Basically, this video gave meaning to the word "goals." And what's the one night of the year when it's totally appropriate to step out of your house wearing an outfit out of that video? Say it with me, ladies and gents: October 31. So I'm going to help you be the Bootylicious video for Halloween. Are you ready for this jelly?
This video gives you plenty of options for costumes because there are three girls and a few outfit changes, but I'm going to go with the signature yellow look, because it's usually what you think of when you think of the video. And I'm going with Beyonce, because duh. (Really, though, I'm obsessed with Beyonce.) And I'd be in good company on that decision.
Queen Bey covered Beat magazine this month, and they asked her which Destiny's Child video she'd be for Halloween. Her answer? "Survivor era with the army fatigues. Or maybe Bootylicious with the gold tooth and pink tips in my hair," Beyonce said.
Below you'll find everything you need to recreate the iconic music video.
Can you handle this?
1. Yellow Top
Yellow Crop Sweater, $45, Lulus
I bet you never thought any part of this costume could be worn IRL.
INC International Concepts Plus Size V-Neck Long-Sleeve T-Shirt, $34, Macys
2. Yellow Booty Shorts
Stretch Booty Short, $19, Ecrater
You're feeling bootylicious already.
Without the feather, this is totally cute for fall.
4. Yellow Feather
Yellow Ostrich Feather, $5, Shop Wild Things
Now stick it in your hat.
5. Buckled Boots
Embrace the fierceness.
6. Hair Chalk
SPLAT Hair Chalk, $6, Ulta
You HAVE to recreate those pink tips.
7. A Gold Tooth
Gold Plated Single Cap, $11, Bling Cartel
You knew it was coming.
Images: ULTA; Choies; Bling Cartel; Shop Wild Things; E4Hats; ECrater; Lulu's; YouTube