Rocktober: The Best Rock n’ Roll Costumes for Your Superstar Alter Ego

October 30, 2018

Pour some sugar on you, because you are gonna be SMOKIN’ this Halloween. If naughty nurses and kinky cops aren’t your thing, it’s time to start flirting with the band look. These rock and roll costumes are relentlessly edgy and recognizable, and oh-so-easy to DIY.




The best thing about a Kiss costume is that you can pretty much do it up anyway you want and people will still know exactly what you’re supposed to be. Rock the look this Halloween with black moto leggings and a leather studded vest. For makeup, NYX’s Epic Ink liquid eyeliner is crazy pigmented and crazy cheap, making it perfect for painting on precise, no smudge lines that’ll last all night.


Ziggy Stardust (David Bowie)


The makeup for this Ziggy Stardust costume makes it worth finding the perfect fur coat for the look. If you’re worried about smearing your lightning bolt face paint, find a translucent or matching matte eyeshadow shade and give your makeup a final dusting before pulling the tape.


Josie and the Pussycats


Need a great girl band costume? This one’s a classic and oozing with sex appeal. Leopard print leotards aren’t always easy to come by, but this one from Forever 21 is pretty purrfect.


Janis Joplin


If you’re looking for something a little more badass, Janis Joplin never disappoints. This flower child rocker look is unmistakable and pretty easy to pull off, given the abundance of vintage clothing in thrift shops. Rock it with some rose colored round glasses and all of the ferocity you can muster.


Stevie Nicks


There are SO many ways to channel the iconic Stevie Nicks, but our favorite has to be the black hat look. Feeling extra bold? Dare to rock the fringe, and pair it with the moody liner of an 80s icon to seal the deal.


Jimi Hendrix


Hendrix’s look is distinctive and unmistakable, but no doubt, a tough one to pull off. Still, it gives you a GREAT excuse to wear a captain’s coat and no shirt.

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