Reality check: Sneak in as Snooki for Halloween trick or treating
Reality television stars are big hits for Halloween costuming. MTV’s Jersey Shore (2009-2012) cast perennially offers fine fodder for trick-or-treat outfits and costume parties this fall. In particular, Snooki is usually one of the top celebrity costumes for Halloween.
Who is Snooki?
Nicole (Snooki) Polizzi is a reality television personality who became popular for appearing on the 2009-2012 MTV series Jersey Shore. Born in Santiago, Chile, the 4’9” Snooki competed on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars in 2013.
Here’s how to dress up as Jersey Shore’s Snooki for Halloween.
The number-one component of the Jersey Shore’s Snooki Halloween costume is the long black wig with the poofy hair on top. Snooki wigs are marketed by many costume shops and online masquerade sellers.
Prices range from $15 to $30 or more for Jersey Shore’s Snooki wigs. Leftover Elvira, Mistress of the Dark (Cassandra Peterson), a wigs will do nicely, with a bit off poofing and hairstyling to create the Snooki look. Snooki’s trademark hairstyle is long, thick ebony hair with a poofy partial bun on top. The front tresses are left loose and tucked off to the side.
Of course, no Jersey Shore’s Snooki look is complete without a skimpy too-tight dress, preferably fashioned in a shiny synthetic fabric of an animal print or a bright color. Skip natural fibers; only polyester will do for Jersey Shore’s Snooki, who is also partial to plunging necklines. The petite, yet curvy, reality television star has been known for flashing her figure in all her outfits. A black shawl, wrap, or glitzy sweater may be used as an accessory, particularly on a chilly Halloween evening.
Vintage platform shoes (the higher the better) may be found at resale shops and thrift stores. These need not match the dress. In fact, once again, the gaudier varieties of platform sandals may be most like the footwear worn by Snooki on MTV’s Jersey Shore reality television series.
Finish the Jersey Shore’s Snooki look with a bronzer, tanning cream, or tinted lotion, for the Jersey girl known as Snooki is devoted to tanning.
Finally, if a guy is game enough, Snooki might sport a costumed counterpart, Mike (The Situation) Sorrentino, on one arm. A group of friends might even don Jersey Shore costumes to portray the entire cast of reality TV housemates.