Celebrate Halloween Bolly-ish style

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October 31st is Halloween, when kids (of all ages) dress up to go trick-or-treating. Then, of course, there are the cool adults getting in on the costume fun to go to Halloween parties. Since we are all Bollywood buffs, okay fanatics, we thought it would be fun to poll our writers to see who they would love to dress up if we had a Bollywood Halloween – Bollyween Ball. Boy oh boy were we flooded with amazing and inventive ideas.

Some of these costumes you could probably put together easily. However, some might need extra help from family, tailors, costume designers, stylists, costume engineers and even Oscar winning makeup artist Greg Canoom (transformed SRK in Fan and Robin Williams in Mrs. Doubtfire)!!

Check out how the excellent team of BollySpice would celebrate Halloween Bolly-ish style.


“Dress as Madhuri in Hum Aapke Hain Kaun and wear that gorgeous purple outfit.” Because who wouldn’t want to own that? Bahar certainly does!

“Helen from the song ‘Khilta Hua Shabab Hai Tu’ – so I could wear the black and white checked outfit and the red lampshade on my head.” – T-o much fun Katherine!

Prateeksha could not decide: Madhuri’s Maharashtrian dress from Sailaab in the song ‘Humko aaj kal hai intezaar’ or perhaps she would wear Deepika’s costume from ‘Deewani’ from Bajirao Mastani.

Githa agrees, she wants to dress as Mastani too but might choose another of the incredible costumes Deepika wore!

Speaking of Deepika what about one of her looks from Om Shanti Om…there are a treasure of ideas there! – #HalloweenGlamGoals!

Rima said she had so many too but she narrowed it down to be Chandramukhi from Devdas or wearing Sri Devi’s blue saree from Mr. India.


Stacey’s list went on and on and on and on but for costumes she chose, “Madhuri’s blue and black outfit from the title song of Aaja Nachle – I covet that outfit and want to dance like her!”

“Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in her costume in ‘Kajre Re’ including the lamp… now only if I could dance like her too!”

Jem says, “Katrina Kaif from the film Humko Deewana Kar Gaye – The outfit would be the white/cream dress she wears in the video of the song ‘Tum Saanson Main’ composed and sung by my fave Himeshji. I am a big fan of Kat and love her pairing with Akshay! Plus just because it is Halloween, does not mean that there can’t be any Bollywood romance at all.”

Both Caitlin and Maria said they think they would dress up as Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’s Anjali both in college and then later when she finally gets her Happily Ever After.

Caitlin also thought dressing in, well, any of the costumes of Aishwarya in Jodhaa Akbar would be fab but that would get expensive!


On that same line another great Jodhaa Akbar costume would be what Hrithik wore during his sword practice…swoon!

We had several fun Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge suggestions:

Coming as Raj would be perfect for a guy, but Caitlin thinks it would be fun to dress up as him – hence the need for Greg Cannom. Awesome!

It also would be brill for a couple to dress up as Raj and Simran… cue the awwwwww!

Aashi would dress up as Kajol on the train- big glasses, long skirt, white shirt and of course, a book!

Stacey came up with the crazy idea of printing the iconic mustard field picture of DDLJ on a signboard and wearing a full head to toe black bodysuit so all you saw was the poster. One day she is totally doing that!

She also suggested another difficult one that she really wants to do! “It would be oh so cool to somehow create a costume of the above Chandni poster”. How? Well that is still to be determined but it certainly would win a costume contest if it could be done.

Another amazing couple idea, but it has to be done in black and white, is Raj Kapoor and Nargis from Shree 420. Every now and then at the party hit the iconic umbrella pose and the applause would start.


Going with the deewani ideas, one person could be the iconic YRF logo. Might take some creative engineering but it would be easily recognizable and whoa that would turn heads!!

Dana wants to dress as Anushka for Halloween but can’t decide if it would be one of her everyday looks or perhaps one of the looks of Alizeh from Ae Dil Hai Mushkil or she even thought of taking on the avatar of Bijlee from Matru ki Bijlee ka Mandola.

Trupti suggested Big B’s look in the recent most ‘Yo Se Jingalal Fan’ Tata Sky ad. Totally can be done!

While Stacey says his killer look in Jhoom Barabar Jhoom is totes made for Halloween!

Also his look from Shahenshah would be a hit

Salman Khan’s Chulbul Pandey from Dabangg was suggested by several of our writers. Again cool for a guy but if a girl came as dressed as him it would be even more epic! Of course heart sunglasses are a must!


Fari suggested Gabbar Singh from Sholay! We say that totally kills!

What about Ranveer Singh and that mucchiiii and the costumes from Bajirao Mastani – #Epic

Or pick one of his interesting/strange/crazy/cool fashion choices from the red carpet!

Why not step into the super-suit of Flying Jatt?

Or perhaps an epic battle between a duo dressed as SRK’s G.One vs. Arjun’s Ra.One?

Also in the superhero realm is Krrish, which of course is always cool.

Or what about being Kangana from Krrish 3 that would be #badass!


Trupti had some great Rani Mukerjee costume suggestions: Black would make an epic costume but you definitely would have to be not just wearing the dressed down costume, you would have to be her!

The outfit(s) she wore in the song where she did the belly dance in Aiyya would look so good and stand out.

Also be her character in Mardaani and see who can guess who you are!

Probably been done before but certainly one that never goes out of style – Kareena’s Poo from Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham is an instant hit…well she would think so!


Vani went classic and says she would love to dress up as Noorie from the movie Noorie in the song ‘Noorie’! That’s so good!

Two Priyanka Chopra ideas: you could go glamorous with Fashion or something a bit different and dress up as Jhilmil from Barfi!

What about Rekha in Parineeta as the lounge singer?


It would be really interesting to try and replicate one of the disguises Vidya Balan wore in Bobby Jasoos and see if anyone can solve the mystery.

Fashion icon Sonam Kapoor also made the list but there are so many of her fashion highs that there were too many to pick from. Actually we just want her wardrobe not just for Halloween as a costume! A perfect one for Halloween though would be her Ralph and Russo black dress she wore to the Chopard party at Cannes! To die for!

Charla’s choice rocks and gets into the scary Halloween spirit! “I want to be Amrish Puri! I would not only scare the shit out of people with his voice but also with the eyes. Mogambo Khush Huaa….. Amazing! Truly miss this man!”

Now this list is in no way exhaustive… these are just the ones we thought of first and it was so much fun! There are so many more killer and wicked looks you could Don (see what we did there) for your Halloween costume! Tell us who you would love to dress up as or if you have then do share pictures either by tweet (@bollyspice) or on Facebook! We would love to see your Bollyween look!

Happy Bollyween from all of us here at BollySpice.com!

Contributions by Stacey Yount, Trupti Rathod, Maria S, Charla Manohar, Katherine Matthews, Prateeksha Khot, Vani, Jem Raj, Fari, Dana, Githa Vanan, Caitlin E O’Connor, Rima Bhatia, Bahar, Aashi Gahlot

What if the listed characters were turned into zombies…. *cue Thriller music*

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