Halloween is tomorrow and I have no idea what I am going to be! I’ve been toying around with the idea of being someone from the Empire cast: their stylish looks are perfect for any fashionista and can be recreated with things I already have in my wardrobe!

There’s no denying that Cookie steals pretty much every scene she’s in (thanks in large part to Taraji P. Henson) and quite frankly, she’s the perfect person to dress up as for the fun holiday. If you’re considering her like I am, then you’ll want to read these three tips from the hit TV’s show stylist, Paolo Nieddu for channeling your inner Cookie both inside and out this Saturday.


1. Wear an animal print or metallic dress.

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“Cookie always looks flawless in a curve-hugging dress or pant suit in a fierce animal print”, says Nieddu and we agree! You might not opt for head-to-toe leopard for everyday, but Halloween is the perfect time to step out of your comfort zone and go bold like the Lyon matriarch. Pull all of the animal-patterned pieces from your wardrobe for the evening, or go snag yourself a new dress that you can wear later.

2. Load on the accessories.


“Cookie is never afraid to make a statement and what better way to do that than with hoops, rings, and bracelets— be bold and go gold!” Most wouldn’t expect it, but your nearest beauty supply store probably has some really fun gold costume jewelry that is affordable and will last at least a few nights out.

3. Top off your look with faux fur.

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Cookie holds nothing back and what is more in-your-face than vibrantly-hued fur? Of Cookie’s love for all things cozy and decadent, Nieddu states, “It’s a classic, yet opulent touch that finishes even the most simple look with style”. It might be hard to find a fun fur for a great price as we get into Fall, so head to your nearest Goodwill store and thrift it up like Macklemore.

This NYTimes Editor slayed every single look and can give you further inspiration!


Robin Roberts and TJ Holmes also did Cookie and Lucious justice on Good Morning America.


Who are you going to be this Halloween?

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