Halloween isn’t just a night to play dress up—it’s a chance to get creative. That’s even more true for the art lovers among us. After all, what better way to stand out on the spookiest night of the year than taking a cue from your favorite artists? With that in mind, we have scoured the Internet to bring you the best costumes inspired by the art world. Happy Art Hallows Eve!
1. Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Diptych
Many makeup-based costumes seem to require serious makeup chops, but not this one. Achieve this look with a Marilyn Monroe wig, some yellow hairspray, pink face paint, blue eyeshadow, and red lipstick. If you really want to evoke the original work, make this into a group affair, channeling the repetitive nature of Warhol’s work. You can also go for a couples costume by having someone dress up in black pants, a striped shirt, dark sunglasses, and this wig.
2. Pablo Picasso’s Tête de femme (Portrait de Françoise)
This YouTuber breaks down the steps to achieve this Picasso-inspired look. You will need poster board, scissors, blue and green paint, and white, black, blue, and yellow makeup—which can be conveniently found in this costume makeup palette. Read more