Getting Your Halloween Groove On: Musically Inspired Must Have Costumes!

  • September 10, 2012
  • Jenna Maxwell

When it comes to Halloween costumes, there are lots of sources of inspiration.  Historically, monsters, ghosts and demons were the favored looks that were sported during the celebration of All Hallows Eve.  Nowadays, however, costume choices run the gamut and the inspiration for them can come from many different sources.

One of the most popular places to go for fabulous costume inspiration is to dive into the world of music.  In recent years, some of the most creative and exciting costume looks have been borrowed from various pop stars, rock stars, and other musicians and entertainers.  In fact, some of the most infamous as well as notorious examples of somewhat outrageous costume ideas come from the world of music.  With so many infamous names in the music world both past and the present, costume inspiration may be as easy as playing one of your favorite tunes.

Blast from the Past:  Bringing back a musically inspired character from the past is a fun and exciting way to bring relive the memories as well and flavor of another era.  By dressing up as characters such as Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, KISS and an 1980’s version of Madonna, you can easily recreate an exciting look that has been truly inspired by the most exciting musical characters of yesteryear, bringing back with them all the retro fun that you remember from days gone by.  Don’t forget that you don’t have to be the musician to get your groove on this Halloween, either.  Dressing up as a disco King, a 1950’s jitterbug gal, or even a ‘60’s hippie is another way of using music from another era to inspire your costume choice!

All that’s Hip and New:  Today’s hottest musicians have created looks, trends and styles that are extremely unique as well as original, in addition to being very easy to recognize. Why not get in on the fun by recreating one of these exciting looks for yourself?  Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Hannah Montana, L’il Wayne and many others are easy characters that you can get into with a few simple accessories.

Basic Musician Costume How-to’s:  The easiest way to get into your musician or pop star look is by finding the right costume clothing or accessories to create a look that is essential to your character.   For example, Michael Jackson’s infamous red leather jacket and sequined glove would quickly get you into a “Thriller” groove.   Katy Perry looks can be easily achieved with colored wigs and vibrant colored costumes. For Katy inspiration, check out our Katy Clown how-to video where we show you how to create a Katy Clown look using inexpensive makeup.  Lady Gaga-inspired sunglasses, wigs and scarves will quickly get you into her amazing and unique look fast. 

Recreating the original and exciting styles of renowned musicians from yesterday and today is an exciting as well as novel costume idea.  Check out our complete selection of musically inspired costumes and accessories to get into your best costume groove!