10 Latin-Inspired Halloween Costumes


Halloween is right around the corner, and since Hispanic Heritage Month is in October as well, what better way to embrace your Latin side than with a Latin-inspired Halloween costume? From Mexican painter Frida Kahlo to La Reina de la Salsa Celia Cruz, here are a few ideas that will help you stand out from the crowd.

Scroll through to check out these 10 Latin-inspired Halloween costumes. 

  • Mexican Painter, Frida Kahlo 1 of 10
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    Blogger Jessica Quirk from What I Wore did a great job of recreating the iconic Mexican painter Frida Kahlo with this costume. Check out her blog here to learn how you can make it yourself. 

  • Topo Gigio 2 of 10
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    I grew up watching reruns of Topo Gigio, an adorable little mouse who was first introduced to South America in the '60s. You can find the costume on ebay, or use a little imagination and make it yourself. All you need is mouse ears, pajamas, and a night cap. 

  • El Chapulin Colorado 3 of 10
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    "No Contaban Con Mi Astucia, Eh?" How can we forget "El Chapulin Colorado"? The Mexican television series was a huge hit in the '70s and '80s. Our very own Babble writer Liz teaches us how to make it here. 

  • La Chilindrina 4 of 10
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    And, of course, we couldn't forget about La Chilindrina either. It's a fun and quirky costume that's sure to get some laughs, and if it doesn't, just go "Wa-wa-wa-waaaaaa" (La Chilindrina's favorite catch phrase). 

    Buy it here. 

  • Flamenco Dancer 5 of 10
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    Flamenco is a form of Spanish folk dance from the region of Southern Spain. All you need are some castañuelas and ole, you're all set. 

    Buy it here. 

  • Ethnic Costumes 6 of 10
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    Show off your culture with a traditional costume. It's a great idea for the kids and adults. Whether you're from Colombia, Dominican Republic, or El Salvador, we found several here to embrace your cultura this Halloween. 

  • Sofia Vergara 7 of 10
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    Channel your inner sauciness by dressing up as Sofia Vergara this Halloween. Ellen DeGeneres looked hilarious dressed up as her last year (see pictures here). You can recreate her Emmys look by wearing a green long dress ... oh, and don't forget the slit in the back. 

    Photo: PR Photos

  • Bullfighter Costume 8 of 10
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    Bullfighting is a traditional spectacle of Spain and Portugal, and this woman's bullfighting costume would be perfect for any of your Halloween get togethers. Make it a couples costume by having your partner dress up as the bull. 

    Buy it here. 

  • Celia Cruz 9 of 10
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    Become "La Reina de la Salsa" this Halloween by dressing up as Celia Cruz. All you need is a colorful wig, a bold dress (anything with sequins or feathers works), and don't forget to say, AZUCAR!

    Photo: PR Photos

  • Cantiflas 10 of 10
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    Mario Morenos, who played Cantiflas, was often referred to as the "Mexican Charlie Chaplin." I remember watching Cantiflas growing up with my dad. This costume will definitely bring back nostalgia for many. All you need is a mustache, bandana, a hat, and a long sleeve tee with trousers. 

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