Johnny and Baby in Dirty DancingIn celebration of Halloween, we're giving out some treats: tips on how to dress like your favorite movie characters. Count this costume idea as a tribute to a beloved star we just lost.

The Costume: 'Dirty Dancing' mambo partners/lovers Johnny Castle and Frances "Baby" Houseman

What You'll Need: For Baby, the key is cute: Get a tiny white blouse on the cheap at H&M (or any department store), roll up the sleeves above your elbow and knot the tails in the front to expose your rock-hard midriff. Then get yourself a pair of skin-tight, knee-length jean shorts, pull the waist up above your bellybutton and cuff the legs for authenticity's sake. For Johnny, make everything black and tight and you should be good to go: shiny black shoes, painted-on black slacks, black belt and, of course, that signature black tank top (all of which can be procured at your local Wal-Mart for less than what a dance instructor at a 1960s Catskills resort makes in a day). Carry around a small boom box playing '(I've Had) The Time of My Life' on repeat, and you're golden.
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