The Flavorpill Guide to DIY Pop-Culture Halloween Costumes: Music

Halloween: It’s always more complicated than you want it to be. Even if you’ve got your plans set, it’s a struggle to find the perfect costume — without resorting to the same crappy, overpriced, pre-packaged getups everyone else will be wearing. Thankfully, just as we did last October, Flavorpill is helping you out with a series of easy DIY costume guides tackling various pop-culture realms. Don’t worry — there’s no sewing involved.

In the first installment, we’ve taken on music’s biggest personalities and controversies of 2011. From the characters bloggers love to argue about (Lana Del Rey, Odd Future) to signature styles by the year’s most famous pop stars (Jay-Z, Kanye West, Lady Gaga), we’ve got you covered with ideas your friends only wish they’d had.

Indie blogosphere talking point Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey makes a great costume — mostly because Lana Del Rey basically is a costume, donned by a young lady named Lizzy Grant as an attempt to revitalize a stalled music career. Considering that her entire look and songwriting style is calculated to fulfill dudes’ fantasies (come on — a slow, seductive number called “Video Games”?), this Halloween fashion choice is practically guaranteed to get you laid.

The costume:

Blonde seductress wig — $12, Wholesale Halloween Costumes

Pink rose crown hair wreath — $35, Etsy

Smoky kohl eyeliner — $12, Sephora

Tokidoki Cromatico Eyeshadow Palette in Adieu — $19, Sephora

NYXX Matte Lipstick in Pale Pink — $5, Cherryculture