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 have done for the past two Octobers, 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. Thus far we’ve looked at costumes inspired by TVfilm and books, and this week we’re moving onto the world of music. If you’ve ever wanted to indulge your (perhaps vaguely spooky) inner rock star type, then look no further — from Grimes to “Gangnam Style,” we’ve got you covered.


You’ve got plenty of options here: there’s Burning-Man-and-flaming-swords Grimes, locker-room-with-lots-of-shirtless-dudes Grimes, riverboat Grimes… but perhaps the most straightforward and easily identifiable option is football-stadium-and-boom-box Grimes, circa the “Oblivion” video. It also doesn’t involve getting hold of flaming swords, shirtless dudes and/or a riverboat, so, y’know, result.

The costume:
Oversized silver headphones — $19.99, Zounds
Fingerless skeleton gloves — $4.99, Halloween Express
Pink hair dye — $6.99, Walgreens
Boom box — $30.99, Sonic Electronix