2016 Britney Spears Costume Ideas That’ll Work, Witch

From the moment she pas de bourrée’d onto MTV in a private school uniform and fuzzy pink scrunchies, Britney Spears's style has been A Thing People Obsess Over. For nearly two decades, the “Make Me…” legend has blessed us with one unforgettable outfit after another, and autumn after autumn, fans break out the frosted pink lipstick and attempt to recreate these unforgettable outfits for All Hallow's Eve. Thanks to her awards show red carpet dresses, her Crossroads wardrobe, her legendary music video ensembles, her stage getups, and her casual everyday clothes, the Britney Spears Halloween costume idea well is overflowing; there are dozens of memorable outfits to choose from.

While a denim gown or a red catsuit or a bikini/snake combo are always solid B. Spears Halloween 'stume options, why not channel present day B. Spears this year? After all, 2016 has been a huge year for Spears: The pop icon released a terrific album, performed on the MTV Video Music Awards stage for the first time in nine years, continues to dominate the Las Vegas Strip, received the 2016 Billboard Millennium Award, and charmed the planet with her Instagram account. Brit Brit is killing it.

You want to dress up as 2016 Britney? Here comes the smash-ah. And by "smash-ah," I mean "list of costume ideas."

The 2016 VMAs

Would you like to recreate what Ms. Godney Jean wore when she made her triumphant return to the VMAs?

BritneySpearsVEVO on YouTube

Procure a yellow leotard, bodysuit, or swimsuit and cover it in your sparkle of choice (i.e., rhinestones, glitter, sequins, et cetera).

Sequin Waistband Bold Biketard, $27.99, Dancewear Solutions

Lalagen Women's High Waist Halter Bandeau 2 Piece Plus Size Bikini Swimsuit, $12 - $23, Amazon

Cotton Spandex Halter Bodysuit, $25, American Apparel

Clear Rhinestone Sheet by Recollections, $4.99, Michaels

Worried your legs might get cold on the brisk October night? Get a pair of neutral leggings and wear ‘em under your glittery bodysuit.

Cotton Spandex Jersey Legging, $28, American Apparel

Do you know what goes well with a sparkly bodysuit? An even sparklier pair of shoes. Cover a pair of yellow go-go boots in glitter spray paint.

Yellow Go Go Boots, $42.89, Costume Craze

Krylon Glitter Blast, $6.49 - $8.49, Michaels

Yellow Velvet Choker Necklace, $6.95, VelvetVerge/Etsy

And a tousled blonde wig is a must.

Luxe Volume Long Layered Wavy Wig Jasmine, $68, My Diva's Closet

The "Make Me..." Music Video

If I had to pick a favorite look from Spears’s latest vid, I miiiiight have to go with the lace dress ensemble that channels her 2001 VMAs red carpet outfit.

For this ‘stume, you just need a black sheer lace dress, a pair of black lace thigh-highs, and a pair of black high heels. Easy enough, eh?

Sheer Lace Open Back Midi Dress, $26.95, Soho Girl

Plus Size Sheer Lace Dress, $22.90, Forever 21

Lace Dress, $59.99, H&M

Rose Lace Stockings, $8, Leg Avenue

Faux Suede Strappy Stilettos, $24.90, Forever 21

And finally, toss on the same wig from the VMAs costume.

Luxe Volume Long Layered Wavy Wig Jasmine, $68, My Diva's Closet

The Corn Instagram Post

Remember when Britney shared that photo of Tyler Florence’s Mexican Grilled Corn recipe? Of course you do. How could anyone possibly forget such a moment? If you want to be this moment for Halloween, just take a screenshot of the IG post, zip on over to a site like Custom Ink, and turn the IG post into a T-shirt. There ya go.

Not feeling an understated T-shirt for a ‘stume? Go all out and make an actual Instagram post costume (this tutorial is super helpful). Throw on a corn on the cob outfit, hold up your recreation of Spears’s post, and voilà. You're the Instagram post.

Corn on the Cob Adult Costume, $34.99, Target

BBC Radio 1 on YouTube

You want to make a Godney costume for Allhalloween? Get to work, witch.

Image: BritneySpearsVEVO/YouTube