Ciara Came Through Drippin’ as Cardi B for Her Epic Halloween Costume

Ciara revealed her over-the-top Halloween costume this year by dressing as Cardi B on her Invasion of Privacy album cover. But did the real Cardi say “I Like It” to the look? Read on to see.

By lindsay wei Oct 30, 2020 11:51 PMTags
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From the top, make it drop 'cause Ciara is winning Halloween once again! 

We didn't think anything could top her couples costume with husband Russell Wilson from last year, when they dressed as Beyoncé and Jay-Z in the Louvre Museum. However, Ciara went all out this year as another iconic singer. 

The mom of three recreated Cardi B's lavish Invasion of Privacy album cover for her Halloween look. And it has Cardi's seal of approval. 

Ciara shared the final costume on Instagram on Friday, Oct. 30, complete with the exact same black-and-white checkered retro outfit from Christian Cowan's fall 2018 collection.

She captioned it, "CARDI. Swipe to the right for a Surprise." That surprise was Ciara's son, Future Zahir Wilburn, dressed as Cardi's husband Offset in cool shades, a black denim jacket and gold chains. Rapping runs in the fam as the 6-year-old's dad is musician Future.

Cardi was blown away by the honor. The "WAP" rapper wrote on Insta, "I'm gagging! I love it! I'm so hype!"

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She continued explaining why she likes it like that: "I've always been a huge fan of @ciara and became an even bigger fan after I met her! She is the most sweetest and the most nicest person in the world! A true peach! Staying sweet and humble was the prayer!" 

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Invasion of Privacy was released in April 2018, and we have not been able to get "Bodak Yellow" out of our heads ever since. 

Fans have yet to see what Cardi will wear for Halloween this weekend. In 2019, she bore all with her skimpy Poison Ivy outfit featuring a 7-foot-long red wig. She called the getup "Money Ivy," because she makes money move obviously. 

We're holding our breath to see if Cardi will wear coordinating costumes with Offset, considering she filed for divorce in September. But they madeout and made up at her 28th birthday party in Vegas a few weeks later, so it's certainly been a rocky season for the off-again, on-again spouses.

Ciara clearly still ships the couple. And when paying homage to Cardi in her look, she got all the details right, down to her crimped yellow hair and white cat-eye sunglasses. Ciara showed off a "Vote" manicure as well.


Halle Berry said it was *chefs kiss* while bestie Vanessa Bryant wrote, "Yaaas! Came through drippin' as Cardi. You and Future look so good. So cute!" with flame emojis.

On the other hand, Russell appears to be benched from Halloween this year. The Seattle Seahawks quarterback was nowhere in sight, perhaps prepping for his football game against the 49ers on Sunday.

He is more in love with Ciara now than ever, as he wished her a happy 35th birthday on Oct. 25 with a touching note. Russell wrote, "You are Heaven sent. You have changed my life for the better. You, my Queen, are the most loving mother to our beautiful 3 babies. I am grateful for how you always love."

He's the Jay-Z to her Beyoncé, even if he wasn't the Offset to her Cardi.

See which other stars have dressed up as celebrities for Halloween below.

Frankie Jonas & Anna Olson as Joe Jonas & Taylor Swift

With the help of his girlfriend, the Jonas Brothers' lil' bro trolled his older bro and his ex (who he dated briefly in 2008) for Halloween 2022.

Megan Fox & Machine Gun Kelly as Pamela Anderson & Tommy Lee

From one twin flame to another. Megan and her fiancé dressed up as the former couple at the 2022 Casamigos Halloween party.

Josh Duhamel & Audra Mari as J. Howard Marshall & Anne Nicole Smith

The newlyweds dressed up as the late couple at the 2022 Casamigos Halloween party.

Bebe Rexha as Anna Nicole Smith

The pop star channeled the late Anna Nicole Smith for Halloween, recreating the Playboy Playmate's infamous wedding in 1994 when she married 89-year-old billionaire businessman, J. Howard Marshall.

Kourtney Kardashian & Travis Barker as Sid Vicious & Nancy Spungen

Just days after getting engaged, Kravis decided to celebrate spooky season early by dressing up as another iconic (though tragic) couple.

"Throw away the key," Travis wrote on Instagram after revealing his outfit. Kourtney added, "Till death do us part."

Sid Vicious, whose real name is Simon John Ritchie, was a member of the punk band Sex Pistols, and Nancy was his girlfriend. In 1978, she died by stabbing, with Sid suspected of her murder. He died of an overdose in 1979.

For the unforgettable look, the Blink-182 rocker opted for black clothing from head-to-toe with a cigarette for an accessory. As for Kourtney, she sported a black, mesh short-sleeve top with a matching bra underneath. When it came down to glam, Kourtney's blond wig was perfected by hairstylist Glen Coco and Tonya Brewer created her makeup look for the night.

The pair even sported handcuffs from Enfants Riches Déprimés to re-create looks from the 1986 feature film Sid and Nancy, which explored the doomed real-life relationship.

Dorit Kemsley as Paris Hilton

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star dressed up as her co-star Kathy Hilton's famous daughter for the premiere of Halloween Kills

Emily Ratajkowski as Demi Moore

The then-pregnant model channeled Demi's infamous 1991 nude pregnancy photo shoot for Vanity Fair for her costume in 2020. 

Ciara & Russell Wilson as Beyoncé & Jay-Z

Talk about paying attention to detail!

The "Goodies" singer and Seattle Seahawks quarterback went to great lengths for their 2019 costumes, taking up the ultimate challenge of dressing up as Bey and Jay. 

Ciara and Russell shared photos and videos of them recreating the musical power couple's "Ape Sh*t" music video. The two recreated one specific scene from the video—the one where Bey and Jay-Z are seen standing in front of Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" at the Louvre Museum in Paris. But in case you didn't notice—instead of the Mona Lisa—the Wilsons are standing in front of a portrait of the former President of the United States Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama.

"From the Wilsons to the Carters to the Obamas... Much Love & Respect. We goin Ape $#!% #HappyHalloween," Ciara captioned one of her Instagram posts.

Kaitlyn Bristowe & Jason Tartick as Jennifer Aniston & Brad Pitt

The Bachelor Nation couple dressed up as the famous exes for Halloween 2020, reenacting a virtual reunion that was part of a Fast Times at Ridgemont High table read benefit that they had taken part in over a month prior.

Kim Kardashian as Aaliyah, Selena, Madonna & Cher

In 2017, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star decided to pay homage to several icons, including Madonna channeling her Marilyn Monroe-like "Material Girl" look and the late Aaliyah from her 2000 music video "Try Again."

Kim Kardashian & Jonathan Cheban as Carole Baskin & Joe Exotic

Netflix's wildly popular docuseries Tiger King gets a Kar-Jenner spin thanks to this feisty group, which rocked stripes in 2020. 

Kylie Jenner as Christina Aguilera

Kylie got down and "Dirrty" for the holiday in 2016, paying tribute to the singer by totally nailing her early 2000s look, including faux facial piercings, beach blonde and jet black tresses and, of course, the leather chaps. And the costume was approved by the inspiration herself. 

"YAASSSSS".....Killin it @kyliejenner," Christina wrote on Instagram. "Yes to dirrty 2016!! Get it girrrl!!!"


Kylie Jenner & Kendall Jenner as Their Younger Selves

They grow up so fast. For one of their looks for 2020, the sisters perfectly recreated their past Halloween costumes.

Christie Brinkley as Lisa Rinna

The model channeled the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star for Halloween 2020. And yes, she totally owned it.

Jessica Biel as Justin Timberlake

For Halloween in 2019, the famous pair threw it back to J.T.'s *NSYNC days, but with a twist. Jessica dressed as her hubby (permed wig and all), while Justin served as her microphone and a group of their friends dressed as the remaining four boy banders.

Lil Nas X as Nicki Minaj

From the multicolored wig to the hot pink bodysuit, Lil Nas X nailed his Nicki Minaj Halloween costume in 2020. 

Ciara as Cardi B

She likes it like that! Ciara recreates Cardi's iconic Invasion of Privacy album cover for Halloween 2020. 

David Burtka & Neil Patrick Harris as Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen

It takes pull off a Halloween costume this epic. The duo transform into the famous twins for Heidi Klum's annual Halloween party in 2019. 

Brad Goreski as Jennifer Lopez

It was the dress that started Google Images and the stylist slayed in 2019 when he paid homage to the iconic look from J.Lo from the 2000s Grammys. 

Stormi Webster as Kylie Jenner

Like mother, like daughter! The makeup mogul's then one-year-old daughter, got all dolled up for the fun and festive season, and recreated her mother's iconic 2019 Met Gala lewk.

Tracee Ellis Ross as DJ Quik

Quik is the name! The actress paid tribute to the 49-year-old rapper with her Halloween costume in 2019. "You know @djquik had to roll through and show @gabunion some #CaliforniaLove for her Birthday," the Little star wrote.

Amber Valletta as Twiggy

Groovy! The model and actress channeled the legendary Twiggy in 2019. From her colorful mod-style mini-dress to her whimsical makeup, Valletta knocks it out of the park with this lewk.

Normani as Naomi Campbell

Normani served bawdy and face as she recreated an iconic Naomi Campbell fashion lewk for the spooky holiday in 2020. "Campbell - 1991," the pop star captioned her Instagram photos of her fashionable get-up.

Kylie Jenner & Stassi Karanikolaou as Madonna & Britney Spears

The Kylie Cosmetics founder and her BFF got into spirit of Halloween in 2019 by dressing up as Madonna and Britney Spears from their iconic 2003 MTV VMAs.

Lisa Rinna as Jennifer Lopez

Rinna from the Block! The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star channeled the one and only Jennifer Lopez for the 2019 Casamigos party.

Lisa Rinna as Erika Jayne

The Real Housewives star dressed up as her pal and co-star for Halloween in 2018. In response to Lisa's costume, Erika commented, "I LOVE YOU!! AMAZING!!"

Halsey & Evan Peters as Sonny & Cher

I got you babe! Making their red carpet debut as a couple, the pair makes an entrance at the AHS 100th Episode celebration in Sonny and Cher costumes. Alas, they called it quits months later. 

Jessica Biel as Justin Timberlake

Mic drop! The 37-year-old actress shows up and shows out for the Casamigos party wearing an ensemble inspired by her husband's *NSYNC days.

Nina Dobrev & Pal as Gigi Hadid & Fashion Week Crasher

A major pop culture moment from 2019! The Vampire Diaries alum finds the humor with her Halloween costume as she and her gal pal recreated the Chanel Fashion Week Show prankster. You know, where Gigi Hadid totally stopped a crasher from ruining the runway.

Nina Dobrev as Billie Eilish

Nina is a "bad guy"...The actress dressed up as singer Billie Eilish for the Casamigos party in 2019.

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