Beyoncé Is the Fastest Woman in the World on Halloween

Florence Griffith Joyner would be proud of the singer's '80s costume

By Zach Johnson Nov 01, 2018 11:40 AMTags
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Beyoncé has outdone herself this Halloween.

Days after revealing her Toni Braxton-inspired costume on Instagram, the 37-year-old entertainer shared photos of her second look—a tribute to Olympian Florence Griffith Joyner.

Beyoncé chose a very specific outfit, as it's the one Griffith Joyner wore at the 1988 Olympics Trials in Indiana. At the time, Sports Illustrated put her on the cover of its July 25 issue, calling her the "Fastest Woman in the World" after she set the 100-meter record in 10.49 seconds.

To get into character, Queen Bey wore a custom look created by Death by Dolls.

The "Grown Woman" singer's husband, Jay-Z, dressed up as gold medalist Tommie Smith. At the 1968 Summer Olympics, Smith and bronze medalist John Carlos raised their gloved fists during the National Anthem after the 200M race. Additionally, the American athletes joined Australian silver medalist Peter Norman in wearing human rights badges on their jackets.

They got to show off their costumes at rapper Diddy's house, where the rapper was hosting a Ciroc sponsored Halloween party which also doubled as a birthday celebration for son Justin Combs. An insider at the event told E! News, "They looked super cute dressed up in their costumes and were definitely affectionate."

Beyoncé's Halloween Costumes Over the Years

With their three kids, Blue IvySir and Rumi at home, the two "were dancing on the dance floor and looked like they were having a parents night out," said the insider. "They looked very in love and Jay-Z was by Beyoncé's side the entire time."

When they weren't grooving on the dance floor, the source shared that the performers "were chatting with French Montana and Kevin Hart for a moment and were laughing in a group." 

Even her mother, Tina Lawson and sister Solange Knowles got in on the action. "Beyoncé looked like she was having a lot of fun dancing and chatting with her sister and mom, and they were all drinking together," the insider shared.

Now that Halloween is over, take a look at more of Beyoncé's costumes through the years:

Florence Griffith Joyner

For her second look in 2018, the singer channeled the three-time Olympic gold medalist. Jay-Z, meanwhile, dressed up as fellow gold medalist sprinter Tommie Smith.

Toni Braxton

Queen Bey kicked off Halloween 2018 with a masterful recreation of the R&B legend's 1993 self-titled album. 

Notorious B.I.G. & Lil' Kim

In 2017, Bey and Jay-Z went all out as the legendary rappers. 

Lil' Kim

The "Love on Top" songstress paid tribute to the hip-hop superstar with a variety of elaborate looks in 2017, including this iconic Chanel-inspired wig.

Barbie & Ken

In 2016, the famous parents recruited daughter Blue Ivy Carter to play out their Barbie fantasy. 


Push it real good! Bey, Blue and Tina Knowles channeled their inner hip-hop divas in 2016. 

Coming to America

All hail Prince Akeem! The rapper went as Eddie Murphy's character from the 1988 flick, while Bey and Blue followed suit in similar ensembles in 2015. 


Beyoncé to the rescue! She brought the comic book superhero to life for a Halloween bash in 2015. 

Janet & Michael Jackson

In Blue Ivy's first public Halloween get-up in 2014, the mother-daughter duo looked absolutely adorable as the world-famous performers. 

Frida Kahlo & Jean-Michel Basquiat

The power couple got artsy for Halloween festivities in 2014.


We'll never know if it hurt when Bey fell from Heaven, but her 2013 costume is certainly angelic. 

The White Rabbit

Beyoncé must have been late for a very important date during Halloween 2012. 


The celeb's Spidey senses were most definitely tingling while celebrating Halloween in 2012. 

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