DIY Costume Idea: Rihanna MTV VMA’s 2010


* Red Wavy wig+ Silver Stretch Sequin Trim + Stick-on Velcro *

DIY RIHANNA HALLOWEEN COSTUME-2, cut up slip and cross necklace

Find an adjustable nylon or silk slip in nude, pink or white with lace on the bust,this one would work too {you can probably find this at a thrift shop for less than $5} – or find a lace topped camisole,or nightgown, and simply cut it right below your ribs. {for more coverage, wear two} + any sort of beaded long Cross pendant necklacewill do {use a bracelet at the clasp to lengthen a short necklace} or if you have rosary beads, they will work too


Buy a pre-made Ballet Tu Tuballerina skirt, tutu, tulle skirt{go with the 24 inches long (606-24″) for $22.99} in white or pink {whichever matches your slip top} and trim the ends if it’s a bit too long {also, for more volume add tulle to this pre-made one or wear two}

OR …diy one yourself

You’ll probably need at least 5-7 yards of tulle for the skirt to get the volume she has {I’m a stickler for authenticity lol}. Match your tulle to the color slip you buy for your top. You can make the skirt one of two ways: 1. Stitch it directly to a pair of large high waisted panties or wide elastic or 2. Fold over the top creating a channel and run a ribbon through it and tie a bow as a closure {like this}

* Military Combat Boots {a more expensive version here} *


Rihanna MTV VMAs 2010 OUTFIT halloween costume diy

I really didn’t bother with the mic because who wants to carry that around all night BUTTTTT, if I were going to get really crafty, I’d make a purse that LOOKED like a microphone to carry my essentials in, killing two birds with one stone.

Her makeup is simple …bright red lips, dark eyeliner & lashes …and if you want to get really authentic, don’t forget to Sharpie on her tattoos

Have Fun!


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  • esdelope

    October 7, 2010 |

    That’s pretty awesome – I’m not sure I’m digging the hair, but I am loving it as a costume!


  • Danna

    October 7, 2010 |

    Don’t forget your microphone prop! I’ve seen some really cute ones in the seasonal aisle of several pharmacies that sort of made me want to change my costume idea!

  • Gwen

    October 7, 2010 |

    Love this idea!!! Too bad I’ll be walking the neighborhood this year instead of hitting up the costume contests around town. 🙂 Can’t wait to see who you dress up as!!! XOXO

  • Pauline

    October 7, 2010 |

    This is such a good idea for a costume! It looks pretty easy to make too…Thanks for posting!


    October 7, 2010 |

    This is a fabulous idea!

  • Tugba

    October 7, 2010 |

    Oooi thx for sharing 🙂 superb idea 🙂

    G blog 🙂

  • Lisa Petrarca

    October 7, 2010 |

    Super fun…always so full of ideas Maegan!

  • DiamondsandTulle

    October 7, 2010 |

    LOVE this idea and sun step-by-step tutorial Maegan!

    xx Vivian @

  • Violet

    October 7, 2010 |

    omg thank you!!! ive been trying to find a pop star i could do this year. i was trying to figure out a rhianna look last night… THANK YOU!!

    Vi from Cali

  • Holly

    October 7, 2010 |

    this is cute and i give you props but i can just hear people asking all night “what are you?” “im rhiannon at the VMAs” “…….oh”

    hehe cute though!

  • Kris

    October 7, 2010 |

    fab ideas!

    ps check out my giveaway!

  • Ashleigh

    October 7, 2010 |

    I just saw that you’re featured on this weeks ‘Instructables’ newsletter!!

    Nice work 🙂

  • Brown Birdy

    October 8, 2010 |

    Haha love it-Only thing that could have made this better is if you’d actually done this DIY yourself and modeled it lol…Prob being-you make EVERYTHING look good! xo

  • Francesca

    October 8, 2010 |

    cool post

    F <-- Texas gal bloggin fashion from NYC!

  • jennine

    October 8, 2010 |

    i was goning to be antoine dodson, but this could be the new contender!

  • Alex!

    October 8, 2010 |

    It’s very Ace Ventura meets 80’s Madonna. LOVE IT!

    In high school I was Ace Ventura…this is a much better costume idea!

  • Amanda

    October 8, 2010 |

    Awesome idea!

  • Coy Fallacy

    October 8, 2010 |

    Maegan…you have done it again.

    Rhianna’s outfit was very costumey on that show. She looked like a devilish-ballerina….that red hair is still not my havorite look on her.

    Anywho, I love the tut. That might be a pretty hot costume!

  • Jen

    October 11, 2010 |

    I bought this wig not long ago and two things to keep in mind: removing the devil horns is going to leave some gaps in the hair + the wig is much shorter than the image is showing! You probably wont even have to cut it. (unless I got one from a different company, not sure… the image is the same girl on the cover of the packaging!)

    Cute idea though, love it!

  • Anonymous

    July 23, 2011 |

    OMG!!! Thank u soooo much for the idea. hav a friends b-day party coming up and needed serious help. and here it is, all in one blog. soooooo visiting here again.

  • Mel C

    September 10, 2013 |

    I like this costume. But how can wear without my undies showing. I have white undies and still showing. I cut my top but I’m thinking make it longer. That’s might worked or buy another tutu..

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