Halloween is fast approaching and you’re stuck for that killer costume idea. Never fear, the music world is full of freaks and misfits to draw inspiration from.
With a little bit of patience, and a few basic materials, you can transform yourself into one of these musical monsters:
Like a zombie Disney character on acid. You’ll need to be a demon with the paper mache to create a convincing deadmau5 mask that lasts the whole night. If you’ve got the skills, why not add some pins for that Hellraiser look?
2. Aphex Twin
Aphex Twin’s video for “Come To Daddy” has left a generation scared to go out alone at night. If you’re on a budget, just follow this DIY mask tutorial to turn yourself into one of the most twisted musical minds ever.
3. Michael Jackson
Wacko Jacko’s iconic “Thriller“ look is a Halloween classic, and when else do you get to wear a red leather jumpsuit? (Apart from in the privacy of your own home, obviously.)
Even better if you’ve got the dance moves to go with it. If not, don’t try.
Easy. Got a white bucket and a marker pen? Great.
Okay, so you won’t be able to see where you’re going with the helmet on. Just follow the sound of people gasping in awe as they ask “Is that really Marshmello?” or “Why does that guy have a bucket on his head”?
If you don’t have a bucket, just buy a ready-made Marshmello helmet. Lazy.
If you’re feeling like there are too many easy music references here, then why not go a bit more niche. It doesn’t get more niche than Anklepants; with a robotic penis for a nose, he gave the world the weirdest Boiler Room set ever.
Recreating this look will probably take some plasticine, a sausage and a very odd afternoon.
6. Daft Punk
You’ll need to convince a friend to join you for this one. It’s cool to make your own legendary Daft Punk robot helmets, but for God’s sake, do it properly. Nobody is impressed with some tin foil wrapped round a baseball cap.
Check this WikiHow for detailed instructions.
For a proper Halloween look, we’re talking dungarees, horror mask and chainsaw era Eminem. It’s an easy look to pull off and still packs a visual punch (but please don’t use a real chainsaw).