10 Ideas for Artist Halloween Costumes

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Looking for a cool Artist or Art themed Halloween costume?

Here are 10 ideas with tips and supplies to inspire you to create something amazing this year.

1. Famous Paintings Costume

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From Sparksummit

Famously frame yourself as fine art, become The Girl With The Pearl Earring or The Mona Lisa. Artistic fabric draping and lightweight frames is all it takes to recreate these well-loved portraits.

So which one of these famous muses is more ‘you’?

TIP: Take photos of your costume as you work on it to help you to be objective.


2. Picasso Couples Costume

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From Be Lured

A unique two person costume of Picasso’s Head Of A Woman.

The dark and mysterious eyes of Jacqueline Roque, Picasso’s muse for nearly 20 years, makes for an outrageously creative costume.

Simple materials and some painting skills is all you need

TIP: use an art projector to help transfer lines for painting on faces and ‘canvas’.


3. Frida Kahlo Costume

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From Oh Happy Day

Beautiful mini Frida Kahlo is ready for her next colorful self-portrait. Beautiful folkloric patterns express a vibrant spirit. Mix contrasting colors like lime green, pink and orange.

“I don't paint dreams or nightmares, I paint my own reality.” ― Frida Kahlo

TIP: Layer the skirts for festive fullness


4. Living Art Gallery Costume

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From Evil Mad Scientist

Why just be the art when you can be your own exhibition with this group idea! You and your friends are a living gallery. Use your own paintings or recreate famous works of art.

This idea would be great for art educators and special events.

TIP: This idea is a great attention getter to use for promoting special events.


5. Andy Warhol Costume

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From Oh Happy Day

Little Andy Warhol’s cool costume could be made in 15 minutes. Cans of Campbell's tomato soup is the only accessory you need. This easy to make costume works for every age group and gender.

TIP: Style the wig with several coats of super-hold hairspray


6. The Scream Halloween Costume

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From Kids Out and About

Make them all scream for Halloween with a costume of Edvard Munch’s The Scream. A fun idea for you and a friend. Since this painting has been a target of many art thieves, maybe a third friend can dress as an international art thief. Scary!

TIP: Use lightweight foam-core board to mount poster of The Scream


7. Cubist Halloween Costume

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Picasso yourself! Release your inner Cubist with this great last-minute costume idea. Be the art! A great low cost / high impact group costume idea. Don't forget an extra bag for all that candy.

TIP: Mark the eye, ear and mouth holes before painting[/note]


8. Leonardo Da Vinci and Mona Lisa Costumes

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From Coolest Homemade Costumes

Leo and Mona make a cute couple in this artist and muse costume concept. Gold spray paint on cardboard for the frame and a palette cut out of cardboard and you're ready to draw a Halloween crowd.

TIP: recycle graduation gowns to make flowing smocks.


9. Living Masterpiece Costume

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From SFMOMA on the go

Become a masterpiece ! If this 7th Grader can make this clever costume, so can you. Frame your face with Picasso's Girl Before A Mirror. Carefully cut out the opening to make it comfortable for your face

TIP: Recycle an old frame from a second-hand store[/note]


10. Baby Artist Costume

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From Crazy Costumes

What’s as cute as puppies and kittens? Cute Baby Artists of course!

Make your tiny artist irresistible with an artistic mustache pacifier.

Create a french style striped artist shirt by drawing on white baby shirt with black fabric marker. Draw a red neck scarf with a red fabric marker.

TIP: Paint cute exaggerated paint splashes with acrylics or fabric paints on stained baby clothes for costume