Extra LSR: Cher Horowitz for Halloween 2016.

Cher Horowitz and Danny Trejo walk into a bar…

I love Halloween; it’s always been one of my favorite holidays. Dressing up is just too much fun– I mean, I wear some pretty loud things here on LSR, so you know Halloween is an excuse to take it to the next level.

This year I went as my one true fashion spirit animal from my childhood: Cher Horowitz from Clueless. My older Millennial pals will remember this classic.

Clueless poster from 1995, cher horowitz

Clueless was huge for me in terms of building a fashion foundation. I went from wearing Umbro shorts and “Kick Like A Girl!” t-shirts in fifth grade to being decked out in nothing but pleated plaid, twinsets, and loafers in the sixth. I scoured JC Penney’s and Dillard’s for anything that resembled what Cher, Dionne, and post-makeover Tai wore to school, and then hit Claire’s for pens with fluffy feathers on top and patent leather backpack purses.

I was clearly leaving behind the immaturity of elementary school for the big leagues of middle school. Hello, womanhood. Or whatever. Clueless was the guidebook to that fashion pivot. (Note: I caved over Christmas break, asking for a few new pairs of jeans from Santa and entered the second semester with a little more style leniency. Fashion moderation.)

So when the idea popped into my head to be Cher for Halloween… Well, let’s just say I went all out.

Ashley from LSR as Cher Horowitz from Clueless
Ahhh, fashion dreams realized.

To round out the ridiculousness, my boyfriend went as Danny Trejo‘s character from Desperado. Aka, the scary knife-throwing mustache guy. Together, we were a pair of pop culture icons from 1995.

Ashley from LSR as Cher Horowitz from Clueless with Danny Trejo
Danny + Cher = <3
Ashley from LSR as Cher Horowitz from Clueless with Danny Trejo
Just a couple of pop culture icons in love; Danny’s eye bags care of my massive makeup collection.

We started off the night at a friend’s house, where a costume party was in full swing. Themed snacks, flip cup, beer pong, quarters– the stuff Halloween party dreams are made of.

Ashley from LSR as Cher Horowitz from Clueless with pals
Babes on Halloween l to r: Amy from Big Bang Theory, Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, Andie from How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Miranda Lambert, and Cher.

After a few hours of house party fun, we relocated to the local bar (where Beetlejuice was DJing) to show off our costumes + partake in a little karaoke. Super fun night! I snapped all the magic in real time:

Here’s a little rundown, professional style (shot + cut by a friend and fellow party-goer):

That’s a wrap on Halloween! Already planning my costume for next year…


  1. This is pretty much Halloween goals! Cher was my style icon as a child as well – and I’m not gonna lie – I owned more than one fluffy feather pen during that time. I’m also loving your friend dressed as Amy from BBT – hilarious!!!!

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