We couldn’t resist putting together a list of some of the most brilliant Halloween costumes for artists and art-lovers. Get some artistic jack-o’-lantern ideas here too!
#1 Inspired by Banksy
@MelanieBillark posted this “Girl with a Balloon” Halloween costume idea on Instagram. Very cool.
#2 Inspired by Gustav Klimt
We found this incredible re-enactment of Klimt’s “The Kiss” on Pinterest. Definitely a partner costume idea!
#3 Andy Warhol
A relatively easy costume to put together … if you’re the one portraying Warhol. 😉
#4 Very Serious Artist
This artist costume is courtesy of a clothing line called Civvies; on Instagram (@civviesonbroughton) they tell us it was Day 5 of a Halloween challenge, and, in case you’re wondering about this getup: “attitude not included.”
#5 Girl With a Pearl Earring
Probably not the first time you’ve seen this costume idea (we found it on Pinterest), but how could we not include it?
#6 Inspired by Van Gogh
Van Gogh is portrayed in many, many ways, but we liked this version (found on Pinterest). Classy.
#7 We <3 Frida
“One year ago I embraced my first faux unibrow and attempted to be #fridakahlo,” says artist and Instagrammer @samanthalueur. We’re so glad she did — this is awesome.
#8 Inspired by Roy Lichtenstein …
… with a bonus appearance by Robert Smith for all you Cure-lovers. 😉 (Photo from www.costume-works.com)
If you want even more Halloween costume ideas, check out the Buzzfeed list, “17 Brilliant Art History-Inspired Halloween Costumes.”
Pumpkin Carving Ideas for Artists
Jack-o’-lanterns are a quintessential part of Halloween, not to mention a fun way to use your drawing skills. Here’s some inspiration for your next pumpkin!
Get it? 🙂 (Posted by @parkpressprinters on Instagram)
Our friends at Jerry’s Artarama shared a great list of famous works of art in jack-o’-lanterns here.
And, CBS shared this cool segment on a master pumpkin carver:
We hope you have a Happy Halloween! If you dress in an artistic costume or carve a cool pumpkin, use the hashtag #AoAmag so we can check it out!