Britney Spears in the "....Baby One More Time" music video.

These Britney Spears Halloween Costume Ideas Are 100% Iconic

From her denim moment to that red latex bodysuit.

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Once summer comes to an end, my only focus is on the next most important time of the year: Halloween. Since it’ll be here sooner than you think, there’s no better time than now to invest in this year’s costume. But where, oh, where, are you going to find inspiration for something cute and original? I’ve got you. To celebrate the spookiest holiday, I suggest dressing up as the legendary, iconic, and the one and only Britney Spears.

For years, fans like myself have proudly championed the #FreeBritney movement in hopes the pop star would one day win her fight for financial and emotional autonomy. Finally, after 13 years, a Los Angeles judge terminated Britney’s conservatorship in November 2021, and the decision sent fans into a celebratory frenzy. Since then, Britney’s had some major cultural moments, including the release of her “Hold Me Closer” duet with Elton John in August 2022.

What better way to continue Britney’s momentum than to channel her for Halloween? From Britney’s “...Baby One More Time” schoolgirl getup to her unforgettable “Slave 4 U” performance, during which she literally held a live snake across her bare shoulders, the singer has always delivered plenty of fashion inspo over the years.

Below are 10 of her most memorable looks that you can try for yourself this Halloween. Might I recommend gathering a few BFFs to join you?

1. The “...Baby One More Time” Schoolgirl Outfit

It’s impossible to think of DIY Britney costumes without immediately remembering the pop star’s 1999 “...Baby One More Time” video. It set the stage for everything to come, so if you’re leaning toward this look, get a white button-down shirt and tie it into a cute crop top.

Put a cropped gray cardigan over it.

You’ll also want to put on a black tennis skirt.

Cap it all off by adding those adorable ponytail holders and braiding your hair into pigtails.

2. Britney’s ...Baby One More Time Concert Look

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In June 1999, Britney embarked on her ...Baby One More Time tour in support of her debut album of the same name. While performing on stage, the singer wore a pink tube top with white pants featuring pink knee pads. She also styled her hair in pigtails. Channel your inner pop star this Halloween by matching with Britney. Start by putting on a similar pink top.

Then, put on white cargo pants.

If you’re all about the details, you can accessorize with pink knee pads, or you can just make your own with some pink fabric.

3. Britney’s 2000 Grammys Red Carpet Dress

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The classic (and easy) white outfit Britney wore to the 2000 Grammys was absolutely beautiful. Luckily for us, it’s also easy to remake. You can use any long white gown for this look.

Add on a white (faux) fur shawl and a diamond necklace, and you’re done. Also, here’s a free couples outfit idea: If you want to take this costume even further, bring a “bodyguard” with you.

4. The Classic “Oops!” Red Latex Look

In April 2000, Britney dropped the video for the “Oops...I Did It Again” song, which saw her wearing a red latex body suit and big, black boots. Wear this outfit with a high ponytail, and make sure to put on lots of white eyeshadow. For a couple's costume idea, it wouldn’t hurt to show up with a cute astronaut on your arm. Good luck finding one!

5. Floral Britney

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In 2000, Britney performed live in New York City on an episode of TODAY. She wore a white floral dress for the occasion with a pair of white boots and a pink cowboy hat. It was so iconic that it’s still talked about even 20 years later. Make a fashion statement this Halloween by wearing a similar floral dress to Britney’s.

Purchase a pink cowboy hat from Amazon.

And then opt for a pair of white boots to match your dress.

6. The Epic Britney And JT Denim Moment

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Putting aside your feelings (whatever they may be) about him for a moment, remember when Britney and Justin Timberlake were a thing? Back in January 2001, the A-list couple showed up to the American Music Awards wearing matching denim outfits.

Britney wore a patchwork denim dress. Since a dress like hers is unique, you’ll have to put a few different pieces together to get a similar look. For example, start by finding a denim corset that will serve as the top half of your “dress.”

Pair it with a mermaid-style denim skirt, and voila! There’s your denim dress.

Go the extra mile by purchasing a denim purse similar to Britney’s.

Finish off your outfit with a diamond choker necklace.

7. Britney’s 2001 VMAs “Slave 4 U” Performance


In September 2001, Britney performed “Slave 4 U” on the MTV VMAs stage with a boa constrictor resting across her shoulders. Even if you didn’t watch the show, you know the image. It was absolutely unforgettable. In order to pull off this version of Brit on stage, you’ll need a green bikini top.

Denim shorts are also a must.

Tie a few silk scarves around your waist.

And don’t forget the (stuffed animal) snake.

8. Britney’s “Like A Virgin” Performance With Madonna

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In August 2003, the passing of the pop icon torch took place on the VMAs stage when Madonna and Britney shared a tongue-tied kiss. You might not remember what Britney wore, considering the ... distraction, but it’s a pretty easy outfit to replicate. To start, find a white dress fit for a party or a cocktail wedding.

Accessorize with a long pearl necklace.

Complete the look with a pair of white lace gloves. Oh, and don’t forget the gum in your mouth!

9. Britney’s “Toxic” Flight Attendant

Is there anything cuter than dressing up as a flight attendant for Halloween? Yes, the answer is giving the costume a Britney spin. In her “Toxic” video, she pulled the look off while dancing on a plane wearing a blue attendant outfit and a matching hat.

10. Ringmaster Britney

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This list wouldn’t be complete would Britney’s ringmaster costume. The singer wore the outfit throughout her The Circus Starring Britney Spears tour in 2009. Her look featured a red tailcoat jacket and black latex shorts. This ringmaster costume from Party City is similar and it has almost all the pieces you’ll need to channel this version of Britney. Just add a pair of black boots.

If you don’t want people to mistake you for an ordinary ringmaster, put on a mic and sing your fave Britney songs.

Regardless of which OG Britney look you go with, these iconic outfits are sure to turn heads.

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