8 Fun Halloween Costume Ideas for Artists

2018-10-03T07:20:35+00:00 By |0 Comments

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

Halloween costume ideas for artists

Halloween costume idea inspired by Banksy

@MelanieBillark posted this “Girl with a Balloon” Halloween costume idea on Instagram. Very cool.

#2 Inspired by Gustav Klimt

Halloween costume ideas for artists

Halloween costume idea 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

Halloween costume ideas for artists

Halloween costume ideas inspired by Andy Warhol and Marilyn

A relatively easy costume to put together … if you’re the one portraying Warhol. 😉

#4 Very Serious Artist

Halloween costume ideas for artists

A “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

Halloween costume ideas for artists

Halloween costume idea inspired by Johannes Vermeer

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

Halloween costume ideas for artists

Halloween costume 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

Halloween costume ideas for artists

Halloween costume inspired by Frida Kahlo

“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 …

Halloween costume ideas for artists

Halloween costume idea: Roy Lichtenstein

… with a bonus appearance by Robert Smith for all you Cure-lovers. 😉 (Photo from www.costume-works.com)

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Want more?

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!

Halloween ideas for artists
Get it? 🙂 (Posted by @parkpressprinters on Instagram)

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Halloween ideas for artists

“The Scream” pumpkin carving

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!

About the Author:

Cherie Dawn Haas
Cherie Dawn Haas is the Editor-in-Chief of Artists on Art, as well as the Online Content Manager for FineArtConnoisseur.com and OutdoorPainter.com (home of Plein Air Magazine). She is a "maker" who loves to write, dance, and explore various other forms of creative self-expression, including mixed media art.

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