Beyoncé, Blue Ivy, and Jay Z Just Won Halloween With These 'Coming to America' Costumes

The Prince of Zamunda would be proud.

Beyoncé, Jay Z, and their Perfect BeBe, Blue Ivy, spent Halloween as characters from Eddie Murphy's 1988 classic, Coming to America. I now love all of them even more than before, which I did not imagine was possible. But ooh! How life tricks you sometimes!

 My guesses for the exact costumes are as follows: Jay Z is Prince Akeem of Zamunda, Beyoncé is Queen Aoleon of Zamunda, and Blue Ivy is Imani Izzi, the woman who will never become Princess of Zamunda, no matter how long she jumps on one foot and barks like a dog. That said, she is gorgeous and perfect and Blue Ivy does a fitting tribute to her.

Ugh, I could talk about how wonderful this movie is and how wonderful these costumes are until I literally pass out from talking myself bored. Go rent it immediately while I stare at these pictures for the rest of the day.

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I also just want to take a moment to observe the fact that I'm basically the fat, white Beyoncé. Here I am, just weeks ago, watching the movie at an outdoor event in Los Angeles. #TWINNING. (I think that's what that means?)

Beyoncé, please call me when you and Nicki want to menage a Laura. (Not sexually, just as best friends forever.) (Although, honestly, I'll do what it takes.)

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Laura Beck
Laura Beck

I write on Fox’s THE GREAT NORTH. Before that, I wrote and edited for Cosmopolitan (opens in new tab) magazine and the Jezebel (opens in new tab) blog. My writing has also appeared in the New York Times, The New Yorker, Esquire, VICE, Marie Claire, McSweeney’s, California Sunday, BUST, Elle, Village Voice, Harper’s Bazaar, LA Weekly, Eater, Fast Company, Mic, Atlas Obscura, and more. I co-host/co-produce a comedy/storytelling (opens in new tab) show on the first Friday of every month at Stories in LA. I have a degree in Film and TV from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.