Come October, we love leaning into a playful pop culture-inspired Halloween costumes — and nothing screams “pop culture” louder to us than our favourite Bravolebrities. This year, we’re making the case for dressing up as Erika Jayne.
Why Erika? Love her or not, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star knows how to get people talking (heck, even Jon Hamm has opinions about her, ahem, accessories) — and she isn’t afraid of a bold, bright and often outrageous ‘fit. In fact, fellow “Fox Force Five” member Lisa Rinna dressed up as Erika for Halloween herself a few years ago — the ultimate compliment.
If you’re looking for some RHOBH-inspired costume ideas this year, we’ve rounded up five ways to channel your inner Erika Jayne.
Erika Jayne-inspired costume idea: start with the hair
If you’re going to channel your inner Erika Jayne, you can’t forget about your hair (even if you’re not lucky enough to have your own glam team for the evening).
While the singer has her own line of hair extensions, Pretty Mess Hair, we’d suggest taking your tresses to the next level for your costume. From spiky updos to retro baby bangs to hair literally adorned with dollar bills, it’s best to go bold if you want to be like “an enigma, wrapped in a riddle and cash,” a la Erika.
Apostrophe Games play money, Amazon, $20.
Erika Jayne-inspired costume idea: think pink
A woman of many vibes, Erika Jayne has also been known to rock a blazer on many occasions. To keep your costume more Erika Jayne than business meeting, opt for an oversized blazer in a Barbiecore-pink hue. Think: the Rotate Birger Christensen pink blazer dress that Erika and Lisa Rinna twinned in at her dinner party in season 10.
Pink jacquard blazer, Zara, $100.
Erika Jayne-inspired costume idea: a printed set
Want to keep things comfy – but still looking very “Xxpen$ive”? Erika has mastered the art of the luxe two-piece tracksuit. The key to elevating your costume? Choose a two-piece set with a vibrant colour, bold print or fun texture.
Two-piece pleated set, Amazon, $43.
Erika Jayne-inspired costume idea: lean into latex
We can’t help it: when we think of Erika Jayne looks, we think of latex. While the star’s most iconic latex ensemble is likely her season 8 red-and-black look in Berlin, she’s been known to rock the material on the red carpet and during performances.
Red latex dress, Amazon, $37.
Erika Jayne-inspired costume idea: leave your waterproof mascara at home
Of course, not all Halloween costumes require dressing up — sometimes you can get the look with makeup alone. For Erika, we’re thinking that opting for multiple coats of your favourite non-waterproof mascara (and then adding lots of water) could be a super-simple callback to an iconic Erika Jayne on-screen moment.
Maybelline New York Lots of Lashes Washable Mascara, Amazon, $7.
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