10 Artist Inspired Halloween Costumes

on October 30, 2019

Looking for a great Halloween costume this year? Here are 10 artist inspired Halloween costumes that are based on artists we love! Check out our Pinterest Board for all the details and even more ideas.


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1. Pablo Picasso

Go Cubism crazy with a fun costume inspired by Pablo Picasso’s paintings! Picasso was a Spanish artist who—along with several other artists such as Georges Braque—developed Cubism, a style of art that abstracted the subject by fragmenting it often with an emphasis on geometric shapes and lines.

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2. Frida Kahlo

Mexican artist Frida Kahlo was known for her expressive paintings that often depicted herself and drew inspiration from her country and her life experiences. Her traditional outfits and unibrow became her signature look and make this costume easily recognizable!

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3. Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh and his painting The Starry Night have inspired countless people over the years, including those in search of Halloween costumes! Vincent van Gogh was a post-impressionist painter, an art movement that aimed to focus on evoking emotion through the portrayal of their chosen subject rather than attempt realism.

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4. Andy Warhol

Artist Andy Warhol was a key factor in the Pop Art movement, and his mass-produced images of Campbell’s soup cans and Marilyn Monroe are instantly recognized around the world. This costume draws on his iconic hair and art style and works great as a solo or couple costume.

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5. Banksy

Banksy is an iconic England-based artist known for his street art and activism. Though he remains anonymous you can be easily recognized as one of his artworks when you dress up as his flower thrower image.

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6. René Magritte

René Magritte was a Belgian artist who often creating mysterious works that left the viewer wanting to know more. This costume is easy to put together and based on one of his most famous works, The Son of Man.

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7. Bob Ross

Many of us grew up watching Bob Ross paint various picturesque landscapes on his television show The Joy of Painting, and this costume pays homage not only to him but to several of his favorite things to paint! When making your costume just remember the wise words of Bob, “we don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents.”

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8. Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein’s signature pop art style is often compared to the type of artwork associated with comic books. Now you too can create your own character with just a bit of face paint and the right outfit!

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9. Salvador DalÍ

The iconic mustache of Surrealist artist Salvador DalÍ lives on in this brilliant costume! DalÍ was a Spanish artist who is not only remembered for his look, but also for his eccentric personality and imaginative paintings.

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10. Shepard Fairey

Shepard Fairey is an American street artist whose works can be seen on walls throughout Los Angeles and beyond. Capture the distinct blocks of color associated with many of his screen-printed works through this makeup look!


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