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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
9. Living Masterpiece Costume
10. Baby Artist Costume
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