Rita Ora stayed true to the world of popular music when selecting this year’s Halloween costume, and adopted Post Malone’s signature look, complete with face tattoos and golden grill.
The Poison singer got a head start in the competition for this year’s greatest Halloween costume when she turned up as Malone to the KISS Haunted House Party at Wembley Stadium in London last night (October 26).
Rita went all in with her costume, perfectly recreating the 23-year-old rapper’s tattoos, and even donning a wig which replicated Malone’s new dread-free haircut – and there’s no denying she hit the nail on the head.
She resembled the rapper so much so, that when she arrived to perform at the event, some fans didn’t even recognise who she was.
The pop star appeared on stage to Malone’s number one song, the hit Rockstar, waving a bottle of beer as she greeted the crowd who looked surprised as they figured out who it really was on stage.
Rita shared a picture of her performance on Instagram, writing:
What the f*ck is good HALLOWEEN 2018 @postmalone i LOVE you bro. Surprised Wembley as you tonight at my show my fans didn’t even recognise me LOL. [sic]
If anyone’s ever wondered what Posty would look like performing upbeat pop songs with a woman’s voice, then look no further than this thread of videos:
The pop star showed true commitment to her costume in a series of photos posted to Instagram, in which she mimicked Malone’s style – mostly by always having a cigarette in hand.
She dedicated the reveal of her costume to her 14 million followers as well as to the rapper, writing:
Ima get Halloween started for you the right way… postttyyyyyy I LOVE YOU BRO @postmalone…ratatatatataata wassssss gooood!! And this is also a BIG thank you to getting me to 14 million! [sic]
The 27-year-old admitted turning herself into the rapper wasn’t a solo effort, captioning one of her photos:
So many people I need to thank for helping me dress as @postmalone this year!! All tagged! [sic]
She tagged seven people in the photo, which admittedly is quite an excessive amount of people to pull together one Halloween costume.
She should have just asked Malone to lend her a few clothes and drawn the tattoos on with some eyeliner.
But the manpower obviously paid off, and Rita’s fans were extremely impressed by her getup, with many declaring it this year’s best Halloween costume.
Sharing a picture of the singer posing for photos, broadcaster Lucy Jones wrote:
OK @RitaOra WINS HALLOWEEN! [sic]
— Lucy Jones (@thisislucy) October 26, 2018
While another Twitter user wrote:
Rita Ora as Post Malone is actually dope af! [sic]
Rita Ora as Post Malone is actually dope af! 😍🔥 pic.twitter.com/zsC3L7Qbe0
— IG: Ms_Ashake (@Ms_Ashake) October 26, 2018
Another adoring fan added:
THIS IS THE BEST HALLOWEEN COSTUME I HAVE EVER EVER EVER SEEN. [sic]
THIS IS THE BEST HALLOWEEN COSTUME I HAVE EVER EVER EVER SEEN.
— Lynne Mckinnon🌠 (@lmckinnon96) October 27, 2018
Malone doesn’t appear to have responded to Rita’s tribute to him yet, but I think it’s pretty clear what needs to happen now.
The rapper obviously needs to turn himself into Rita for Halloween. There’s still three days to go, so he can definitely pull it together in time.
Here’s hoping we see a blonde-haired Malone in the next few days!
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Emily Brown first began delivering important news stories aged just 13, when she launched her career with a paper round. She graduated with a BA Hons in English Language in the Media from Lancaster University, and went on to become a freelance writer and blogger. Emily contributed to The Sunday Times Travel Magazine and Student Problems before becoming a journalist at UNILAD, where she works on breaking news as well as longer form features.