Halloween gives everyone the opportunity to pay homage to their favorite celebrity or musician. In fact, it is really easy to dress up in an incredible costume that will stand above all the usual mix of ghosts and vampires! All you need is your imagination and a few supplies to make it all happen. In this article, we are covering some of the most popular rock stars and musicians of the decade.
It’s All in the Details
Paying close attention to the fine details of how your idol dresses is important. Even right down to the socks and shoes that they wear. Want to take it even further? Well, after you have chosen the celeb you want to dress up as, go online and study some of their music videos and interviews so you can brush up on their mannerisms. We have created a simple guide to make the costume of your dreams. Follow these DIYs and prepare to be paparazzi ready! Don’t see your choice on our list? Don’t worry, most of these are easily adaptable just by switching up the colors and hairstyles.
Rock Trick or Treat Night as Bon Jovi!
Bon Jovi is a rock icon. He is famous for his simple”laid back” apparel of blue jeans, black boots, and a leather jacket… Whether you’re a boy or a girl, this costume is perfect if you want to keep it simple.
First, you will need to find a pair of tight fit (skinny jeans or jegging) acid wash blue jeansyour mom doesn’t mind you roughing up a bit. Once you have them, it’s time to get to work. What you will need: A pair of scissors, sandpaper, and a few rocks from the backyard. Place the rock under the knee of the pants, and rub sandpaper over the fabric on top. Once you are satisfied with the result, it’s time to move on to the shirt. All you need is a plain white t-shirt. If you don’t own one, there are a lot of choices online. Next, grab a pair of scissors and cut the neck into a v shape and cut off the sleeves. To complete the top part of your costume, you need a black leather motorcycle jacket. Amazon has TONS of choices to select from. Bonus: you’ll own an awesome jacket that goes with everything! The final touch is a pair of awesome black cowboy boots. Once you are dressed, practice your rocker stance and you’re good to go!
Pay Homage to David Bowie
This look is a lot of fun to create, as there are many faces of this world icon. This look embraces all the qualities that make up Ziggy Stardust. You will need some pinstripe leggings or pants like these and a striped shirt to match. Once you have acquired these, you are going to make some shoulder pads! Grab your parent, a sewing machine, and follow this wiki on easy sewn shoulder pads. Here’s the fun part! GLITTER. You will need a metallic gold (or silver) and some craft glue. Go ahead and go next level with the amount of glitter, you want to stand out, right? Allow to dry and voila, shoulder pads. Now we need to accessorize. A red leather belt adds just the right touch. Then, on a piece of red felt trace out and cut a red lightning bolt and glue to the center of the belt. Now, you need shoes! Red Boots to exact. For your hair, you can go the easy route and just buy a wig. This one is perfect! To complete this look, you will need to have a friend or parent help you paint the lightning bolt onto your face. This tutorial has everything you need!
Slash from Guns’n’Roses
Just like the Bon Jovi tutorial, this look is also very simple. All you need is some baggy blue jeans, black tennis shoes, and a motorcycle jacket. To create Slash’s jacket, you will need a black faux leather jacket and some studs. Grab this rhinestone kit and a glue gun (remember, glue gets very hot, so ask a parent for help first!) Then just glue the stones all along the collar, using as many as you can, the flashier, the better. Once your jacket is complete, search your closet for a fun tee shirt like this one. Any vintage looking shirt is suitable. If Slash is remembered for anything, it’s his crazy hair! If you don’t already have curly black hair, a wig will suit just fine. To make it easier on you, we found this wig and top hat set that will work just right! Finally, grab some awesome dark shades and get ready to rock.
Have a Blast as Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga is known for her outlandish and strange get-ups. You don’t have to go too crazy for this one. We have a DIY for you that is glam and Hollywood ready. Even better, you probably already own most of these materials in your closet!
What you need: black long sleeved bodysuit in black and some sheer black tights. Put the tights on first, then the body suit. Pair this look with some glittery boots and you’re set! For your hair, comb it with a part down the middle and clip in a gigantic bow of your choice color/style. She doesn’t wear a lot of makeup for this look, just add some pink blush your cheeks and some false eyelashes. Now, all that’s missing is the paparazzi!
Go Big With this DIY Madonna Look!
Channeling the mistress of pop and rock is really fun! She wears a lot of bright, neon colors and animal prints. We love this neon green ruffled skirt! or this delightfully wild pink skirt! Pair your skirt with a bright t-shirt like this one. Now you will need to create the bottom half with some bright leggings, leg warmers, fishnet arm sleeves, a glitter headband and some 80’s accessories like these!
Grab your favorite converse for the shoes, maybe add some bright sock sunder and you are set! Don’t forget, you can also ask your mom for help, she totally grew up in this decade, so she knows exactly what to do! Madonna is famous for her 80’s style makeup. Here is a makeup tutorial to help you look flawless!
Take it Next Level as Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift wears all sorts of incredible outfits on stage! For this DIY we are going to create her sequined dress look, you have seen at the Grammys. You will need a dress that looks similar to this one, in any color you choose. Get creative and find whatever makes you feel like diva! Obviously, you’ll want to pair this amazing dress with some mega glamheels ! Make sure you choose heels you can actually walk in while you are out trick or treating, though!
Guess what? we are almost done. You’ve pretty much got the entire look down! Go ahead and pull your hair back into a tight ponytail and let it fall naturally down your back. No need to use hair barrettes, as Taylor tends to keep her hair simple and elegant. For Taylor’s makeup, have your mom help you with some fake lashes, a little bit of black eyeliner and a LOT of red lipstick! Here is a tutorial to see exactly how it’s done! And that’s it, you’re ready for the spotlight!
Share Your Costumes with Us!
No matter who you choose to dress up as on your big night of trick or treating and costume parties, customize the looks to suit your personality best. These helpful tips will elevate your look and inspire you to take it to the next level! We hope that you have a safe, and rockin’ Halloween. Don’t forget to share your creations with us! We are excited to see what you came up with!
Article originally published on thevault.musicarts.com.