Top 6 Rock Star-Inspired Halloween Costume Ideas

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It's about mid-October, just shy of two weeks away from the celebration of All Hallow's Eve. Right about now, most people are either brainstorming or panicking as they try to come up with a fantastic Halloween costume. For most of us, it's gotta be something that will impress our friends, an outfit that will make us stick out in a crowd of already-crazed-looking people, or a get-up that will win us the most prize money at whatever party or social gathering we're attending. For those of you who don't already have that brilliant idea for a costume, never fear - VSQ is here! We’ve compiled a brief list of our favorite costume ideas from some of our favorite rock stars. Bjork's red carpet swan dress [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="500" caption="Bjork's red carpet swan dress"]Bjorks red carpet swan dress[/caption] What you need:
  • Long-sleeve nude unitard / body suit
  • White tulle skirt
  • Stuffed swan (that you don't mind cutting apart and essentially destroying)
  • Rhinestones
  • Wig (optional, depending on hair color and length)
Recommended listening: Violently: The String Quartet Tribute to Bjork AC/DC’s Angus Young's School Boy Look [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="500" caption="Angus Young's signature look"]Angus Youngs signature look[/caption] What you’ll need:
  • Black velvet sport coat
  • Black shorts waaaaay above the knee
  • White button-front shirt
  • Striped tie
  • White socks
  • Any black shoes
  • Black cabbie hat
  • For those about to rock, an electric guitar (optional)
Recommended listening: Vitamin String Quartet performs AC/DC Dave Grohl and his big hand in video for “Everlong” [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="400" caption="Photo credit:"]Photo credit: Ninjabread[/caption] What you’ll need:
  • Colorful, long sleeved striped shirt
  • HUGE plastic hand from drug or Halloween store
  • Brown shaggy wig (optional depending on hair length and color)
Recommended listening: Ordinary Hereos: The String Quartet Tribute to Foo Fighters (Reissue w/ 4 new tracks) Alanis Morissette in “Thank You” video [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="243" caption="Thank You video clip. Image credit: Awful Darling"]Thank You video clip. Image credit: Awful Darling[/caption] What you’ll need:
  • Long-sleeve nude unitard / body suit
  • Loooong black/dark brown wig that covers chest
  • Fake hair for, eh hem, certain areas
Recommended listening: The String Quartet Tribute to Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill The Most Comfortable Weezer fan [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="570" caption="Photo credit: BeatCrave"]Photo credit: BeatCrave[/caption] What you’ll need:
  • Um...I think the picture says it all.
Recommended listening: Come On And Kick Me! The String Quartet Tribute To Weezer David Bowie on Aladdin Sane album cover [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="450" caption="Photo credit: CoolThing.Net"]Photo credit: CoolThing.Net[/caption] What you’ll need:
  • Red hair spray (or, if you're totally bold, red hair dye)
  • Grease or oil face paint
  • Any color tube top
  • If you really want to be awesome, use the paint to write the album title on your chest.
Recommended Listening: String Quartet Tribute to David Bowie Answer our poll: Or, let us know if you can think of any other great costume ideas in the comments!


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