“Oh my god, I am totally buggin’” – Cher
Oh my GOD you guys.. I think this might be my favorite Halloween costume I’ve ever had (and that is saying A LOT).
I can’t even begin to explain how completely obsessed I was with the movie “Clueless” when I was young. My best friend Elizabeth and I would watch it over and over on her VHS player. We would practice all the one liners Cher has, try to master the “whatever” hand signal.. and we both decided then and there we both needed a white Jeep with black bars! “Clueless” was such an iconic movie for so many reasons, and it will stand the test of time as one of the most memorable & incredible movies of our generation. It tore onto the scene in 1995, and I will never be the same! Also a side note… this movie got me SO obsessed with Alicia Silverstone that I would print out full-page color photos of her… on my Dad’s expensive work color printer. Needless to say I literally used ALL the ink, and he was so mad at me. Having to explain it was so I could have 50 printed photos of Cher Horowitz, didn’t go over that well haha. I regret NOTHING!
Mel: “What the hell is that?” Cher: “A dress.”
Mel: “Says who?”
Cher: “Calvin Klein.”
At one point in this movie the character Tai (played by the stunning Brittany Murphy) says to Cher “You’re a VIRGIN who can’t DRIVE”. This is iconic, and hilarious because while I am not a virgin, I 100% can’t drive…. so my dreams of Cher’s black and white Jeep.. will have to wait for now 🙂 Also while we are on the subject of things Cher has that I will never have…. making out with Paul Rudd is a close second haha. He’s ageless, and honestly perfection.
Ok so back to this Costume!
I knew if I was going to dress up as the Queen Cher, I had to do it perfectly.. or not at all. I started hunting online for a costume in the Summer. I found the official “Clueless” licensed costume, and ordered it straight away (from Halloween Costumes Canada). It was a bit expensive, but it was SO worth it. The costume is made so well, and is literally almost a perfect replica of Cher’s classic Dolce and Gabbana yellow plaid outfit (even down to the kilt pin). Mine was 100% NOT Dolce and Gabbana, but it came with the “Clueless” tags, and that was almost more exciting.
Now the absolute pièce de résistance was the cell phone. My Dad has an actual 90’s cell phone, and it was PERFECT. It’s fucking huge, bulky, and absolutely perfect. He said it was super expensive in the 90’s, and was a very cool find haha. It really tipped the costume over into the next level, and I am so grateful my Dad held on to it as long as he has!
Anyways, I got it all on… strapped on this (surprisingly good quality) wig from Amazon, and off I went. I loved this costume so much, and I didn’t ever want to take it off.
Here are some photos I took in my little outfit. Most of which I shot in my building’s Squash Court.. which is hilarious. If anyone had stumbled upon this shoot, I would have died of embarrassment. Nobody saw me, and I love all the photos so much.. so it was a success haha!
“Rollin’ with the homies”- Tai
Mel: “Do you know what time it is?”
Cher: “A watch doesn’t really go with this outfit, daddy.”
“In conclusion may I please remind you it does not say R.S.V.P. on the Statue of Liberty.” — Cher
Cher: “Would you call me selfish?”
Dionne: “No, not to your face.”
Dionne: “Phat! Did you write that?”
Cher: “Duh. It’s like a famous quote.”
Dionne: “From where?”
Cher: “Cliffs Notes.”
Josh (to Cher, who is training for her driving test): “You want to practice parking?”
Cher: “What’s the point? Everywhere you go has valet.”