These days when we get home after a crazy busy day we can’t wait to plop down on the sofa and tune out by tuning in to our favourite reality TV shows on the new-to-Canada streaming service we’re now (legit) obsessed with called Hayu. There’s something about watching women in their 40s drunkenly yell at each other that’s just so damn soothing, right? Between work, life and binge watching reality TV (sorry, social life) we definitely didn’t have time to plan an elaborate Halloween costume this year–oopsie!
That’s why this year, we’ve opted out of spending hours shopping for a crazy look we’ll never wear again and decided to shop our own closet (and save $$) to dress up as our favourite realty TV stars from shows we’ve been avidly watching on Hayu. If you’re into our celebrity costume hack, there’s a good chance you’ve got a few of these pieces hidden away somewhere and, if you don’t, we did some major digging around to find everything you need!
Ashlee Simpson Ross & Evan Ross
Looking for a fab couple’s costume? Why not go as Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross from Ashlee & Evan? Their style is SO cool from his love of hats to her kimono obsession and we simply can’t get enough. Their show showcases their crazy life with their crazy friends while always trying to balance family time in between. Plus, keep your eyes peeled for a Diana Ross cameo too – did you know that Evan’s her son?
Our guilty pleasure fave on Hayu has to be Mariah’s World and if you watch just one episode, you’ll understand why. Mimi is a self-admitted diva but she has the talent to back it up and this show is one fabulous peek into the behind the scenes of her life. Dare to bare in a nude illusion bodysuit but stay warm in a giant faux fur coat. Don’t forget your sunnies too just in case you hop into an elevator because hello – elevator lighting!
Do you always tell it like it is? Then you need to serve up a Nene Leakes costume for Halloween! Ever since Hayu came into our lives, we’ve been inhaling every housewives series and that includes one of personal faves, Real Housewives of Atlanta. We think this could be a fab group costume with your girl gang – grab all the tight rhinestone dresses you can find, pair with loads of jewellery and there you have it – your own Housewives party!
As lovers of all things Paris Hilton, when we saw that Hayu was streaming The World According To Paris, we couldn’t contain our excitement! Focusing on Paris (duh!), her relationship with her boyfriend Cy and her group of gal pals and her questionable assistant, we promise there is no lack of drama, just a lot of pink outfits! We’re all about being comfy and this costume is the comfiest you’ll ever get!
You didn’t think we’d include just one Housewives series did you? Real Housewives of New Jersey is way too major to overlook so why not dress up as ultimate Drama Queen Teresa Giudice this year? All you need is a glam dress, a french mani and a dark wig but don’t forget to pull it down a bit for her iconic hairline! Bonus points for bringing a “Free Joe” sign with you!
Wonder what it’s like to be a Housewife? Click HERE to read our interview with RHONJ star Dolores Catania!
Be MAJ this halloween and dress up as Rachel Zoe, herself! The Rachel Zoe Project is not only super entertaining but we live for the insight it gives you into the hectic life of a pro stylist. It may all sound fabulous and glam but there’s no shortage of drama, we swear! Dressed as RZ, you’ll look BANANAS in this look for Halloween!
The Queen of reality TV has to be the one and only Kim K so why not channel her for Halloween? Keeping Up With The Kardashians is def our top fave and all you need is a pink wig and bicycle shorts but don’t forget the pads to fill ’em out — gotta have that Kardashian booty, right?
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(Story by Assistant Editor, Blair Stutz)