Janelle Monae is deservedly the hottest thing in R&B right now -- her albums, 2007's Metropolis and this year's The ArchAndroid, are soulful perfection, and she also happens to be as cute as a button. She even already has a signature style. If you want to dress up as Janelle Monae for Halloween, you need two essential elements:
1. The Mohawk: Janelle's cutting-edge coif is usually styled in a straight mohawk -- extra poofy in the front. Use lots of gel and spray or whatever it takes for your 'hawk to stand up throughout the night.
2. The Tuxedo: Janelle is frequently seen in a very chic, ladylike tuxedo. Check out the example above, or here, here, here, or here. (Or just Google Image her. Tuxedos galore.) You can get creative with your tux; just make sure it's a combination of black and white, that it's slim and fitted, and that a floppy bowtie is involved.
Need more inspiration? Click through to watch Janelle's funky-fresh "Tightrope" video, in which she dances up a frenzy clad in a classic black tux.
Or better yet, see the lady in the flesh -- she'll be at the Paramount Theatre with Of Montreal just days before Halloween, on Wednesday, October 27. Click here to buy tickets.