From Katy to Kanye: Musical Halloween Costumes - Pt. II

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With just two weeks separating us from the tricks and treats of Halloween, it's crunch time for settling on a perfect costume idea! Continuing my last post on musical Halloween costume ideas, here are five more music-inspired costumes to rock on your campus. These outfits can also be put together with items you already own or found for cheap at your local mall!

1. Janis Joplin

Janis Joplin Halloween costume

Product Information: Bracelet- Zappos, Scarf- The Outnet, Sunglasses- Halloween Playground, Blouse- Forever 21, Jeans- Singer 22, Wig- Spirit Halloween, Necklace- Charm and Chain, Clogs- Delias. (Photo Credit)

For the perfect hippie-chic costume this Halloween, why not go as musical powerhouse Janis Joplin? All you need are some bell bottoms, a blouse, wedges, and some '70s accessories like flowers, hemp jewelry, fringed vests, and peace necklaces.

2. Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj Halloween costume

Product Information: Wig- Spirit Halloween, Bangles- Wet Seal, Sneakers- Asos, Dress- Forever 21, Necklace- Forever 21, Leggings- Forever 21, Lipstick- YesStyle. (Photo Credit)

As requested by many of you, rising star Nicki Minaj seems to be a popular choice for Halloween costumes this year! Nicki's out-of-this-world look is easy to emulate - just make sure to find a colorful wig, then add shiny glam extras like rhinestone jewelry and a glittery tunic dress.

3. Kanye West

Kanye West Halloween costume

Product Information: Glasses- Amazon, Tie- Amazon,  Jacket- Forever 21, Shirt- Forever 21, Jeans- Forever 21, Rings- Forever 21, Bracelet- Forever 21, Oxfords- Forever 21. (Photo Credit)

For a fun and cool costume, grab a pair of Kanye's signature shades and start belting "Stronger" to all of your friends. Add blinged-out accessories and casual, classy separates to complete your costume. Another idea: If you're going with a friend, have them dress as Taylor Swift!

4. The Beatles

The Beatles Halloween costume

Product Information: Bracelet- Girlz Lyfe, Necklace- ModCloth, Jacket- ModCloth, Boots- ModCloth, T-Shirt- IM-HM, Jeans- Delias. (Photo Credit)

As one of the greatest rock bands of all time, The Beatles are known all over the world. With the military trend still going strong this fall, chances are you already have a military jacket you could use to become a member of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band! Just add some crazy, colorful pieces like colored denim and combat boots, as well as some jewelry that symbolize their songs, like the octopus bracelet.

5. Couple Costume! Katy Perry and Russell Brand

Couples Halloween Costume: Katy Perry and Russell Brand

Product Information: Heels- Alloy, Headband- Forever 21, Wig- Zoogster Costumes, Ring- Forever 21, Bandeau- ModCloth, Skirt- ModCloth, Pants- Forever 21, Shirt- Asos, Jacket- Forever 21, Necklace- Forever 21. (Photo Credit)

There are so many musical couples to pick from, but one of the most stylish is Katy Perry and Russell Brand! Evoke Katy's over-the-top style with a retro ensemble and a blue wig. (For more ideas, we also created a Katy Perry California Gurls costume in a previous post!) For Russell, find some black jeans, a leather jacket, necklaces, and a sheer shirt (this one is women's, but its oversize so it should fit fine!). Make sure your guy unbuttons his top to show plenty of chest hair!

What do you think?

What are you being for Halloween this year? Do you have any other musical Halloween costume ideas? Have any tips on creating a costume on the cheap? Let me know in the comments!