Here are some of the best celebrity and politician costumes over the weekend of 2021 / LGBTQ Nation
Pete, Chasten and one of their twin children dressed up as “twin infrastructure” for HalloweenPhoto: Screenshot / Twitter
Halloween fell on a Sunday for 2021, making this entire weekend a “Halloween” of celebration, costume and creativity that we can feast on.
Personalities and stars like Niecy Nash and Lil Nas X have stepped forward so far, and famous politicians and families of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and the Buttigiegs have also joined in the festivities.
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In the heat of the pandemic, Halloween last year was also filled with many celebrities showing up for “the big gay party,” as legendary lesbian feminist poet Judy Grahn once described. Janelle Monae, Neil Patrick Harris and Eugene Lee Yang stood out. Naturally, some of these Halloween greats have wowed again this year.
Here are some awesome costumes from LGBTQ people, community icons, or allies we’ve seen so far this weekend.
The so-called “little gay demons” have joined in the festivities this year, with Tinky Winky, Po, Dipsy and Laa-Laa disguised as Harry Styles, Ted Lasso, Bob Ross and Olivia Rodrigo, respectively.
The MSNBC host shared a photo taken during an episode of her taped show Friday. She dressed up to share her “Absolute Scariest” screenplay describing “what America might look like in January 2025 … [if] an even older and weirder Donald Trump ”is back in the White House.
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez dressed up as Venkman from “Ghostbusters” while mingling with voters at her fourth annual Community Halloween event.
Today was our 4th annual Halloween community event and I finally got out of my last minute cat ears routine!
A little one still tried to trick us with candy pic.twitter.com/VdnBzUMiNt
– Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) October 30, 2021
California State Senator Wiener (D) said he “finally broke down and did it.”
He dressed in… sausage. (Complete with brioches)
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The Keep it The host was one of the few famous faces to don multiple costumes for this long Halloween weekend. Her first was as Princess Diana in a first paparazzi photo…
… And like the superhero Quicksilver as seen in Wandavision for his second.
Ross presented a spooky and realistic portrayal of Marvel’s supervillian Venom.
Niecy Nash and Jessica Betts
The Claws The actress and his wife dressed up as Kelly Rowland and Nelly, respectively, from the music video for their 2002 hit song “Dilemma”.
Eugene Lee Yang
After dressing up as several characters from the Avatar cartoon franchise last year, Yang didn’t hold back for 2021, posing as O-Ren Ishii, the character of Lucy Liu from the Kill Bill series of films.
The drag performer posted a photo posing as “Player 067” from Netflix’s recent hit series, Squid Game.
The acclaimed actor and Live Logo host disguised as Mario from Super Mario Bros. video game franchise this year. Ryan O’Connell was Luigi and Fin Argus was Princess Peach.
The iconic musical artist and dancer has also taken the path of multiple gazes, paying tribute to the musicians who formed her: Selena and each member of the TLC girl group.
Pete and Chasten Buttigieg’s twins
At the forefront of creativity so far in political circles, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and author Chasten Buttigieg have dressed their twin children, Penelope Rose and Joseph August, for their first Halloween.
Pete, busy working throughout the weekend with various appearances on the Sunday morning news shows, shared that Chasten came up with the perfect costume ideas for newborns: “the infrastructure.”
Or better said Chasten himself, “#twinfrastructure”. He shared a photo earlier today with him and Pete holding one of their children.
Chasten revealed that the family had “spent this Halloween in the hospital” caring for Joseph August, or “Gus,” who “has been struggling” lately.
“We are very grateful for all the love and support shown to our family over the past few months,” he added.
And also, a big thank you to the dedicated and kind healthcare professionals who helped care for our two little pumpkins as they got stronger, healthier and cuter!
– Chastise Buttigieg (@Chasten) October 31, 2021
Lil Nas X (1) …
Last year, Lil Nas X grabbed the headlines for days (as usual) based solely on her Halloween costume. Nas disguised himself as Nicki Minaj in the “Super Bass” music video for one of them, sending anti-gay musicians and characters into a frenzy.
This year, in Nas’ natural way, the star decided to make it big and outrageous.
One of his costumes was that of Seth Powers, a character from the Nickelodeon series Ned is declassified performed by Alex Black.
Lil Nas X (2) …
The second was Nas describing his version of Voldemort, a character from the Harry potter franchise that’s infamously known as “The Unnamed” through much of it, which is clearly the opposite of the “Call Me By Your Name” rapper.
And Lil Nas X (3) …
Lil Nas X also attended Kid Cudi’s Halloween party on Saturday. He appeared to dress like a wizard while Cudi appeared dressed as a zombie.