Halloween Costume Tips: Paint Your Face Like a Rock Star

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Tony Nelson
This look might be difficult to recreate, but we've got some inspiration for you.

Halloween is almost upon us, music fans. Where did all that costume-making time go? Did you spend more on a pumpkin keg than you have for a spooky look? No worries. You're not the only one feeling the frightening fatigue of pumpkin-spiced-everything.

Luckily, you can make Halloween look on the cheap-and-easy with a little bit of face paint and a steady hand. (Or you can get by with a little help from your friends.) Here's some easy inspiration so you can channel your inner rock star.

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Halloween Costume Ideas, 2014 Edition: Crafty Costumes

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Soundset style: 18 most memorable looks of 2014

Categories: Fashion, Soundset
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Photos by Anna Gulbrandsen
Over the weekend, music lovers came out in droves to see Atmosphere, Wiz Khalifa, Nas, and more at Soundset... which meant it was time to break out the summer festival style. From trendy crop tops to cool headgear, there were plenty of unique and fun looks spotted at Canterbury Park. Here are a few of our favorite outfits from the music-filled day.

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Slideshow: Fantastic festival folks at Soundset 2014


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Lady Gaga lovers: The 10 best Little Monsters' costumes

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All photos by Tony Nelson

Artpop diva Lady Gaga just rolled into St. Paul, and she brought the Little Monsters out in droves. Her fans dressed to the nines and beyond -- handcrafting some eye-popping looks to flaunt at the concert and the pre-party. Here are just a few of our favorite outfits from the style-filled evening.

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Slideshow: Gaga for Lady Gaga: Incredible Little Monsters' costumes


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Arcade Fire concert dress code: The ultimate guide

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Photo by Guy Aroch

Arcade Fire are nothing if not unseriously serious. When they announced their Reflektor tour last year, the band also told fans that formalwear or costumes would be necessary to get into their shows. After the upset that mandate caused, Arcade Fire noted that their dress code request isn't actually mandatory, but it's a hell of a lot more fun if crowds get into their finest or funkiest ensembles.

Pop star fans do it all the time -- like Gaga's Little Monsters. Plus, if bands like GWAR can get their fans to dress up and get spattered in gross stuff, then Arcade Fire should be able to do it, too. (Sans the spattering.)

Now that we've gotten that out of the way, we've got some sartorial inspiration for the show -- whether you're into making costumes, formalwear, or just going low-key.

See also: Awesome costumes from mega music fans

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20 female musician Halloween costumes... besides Miley Cyrus

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Miley Cyrus. VMAs. 2013. It was the performance that launched a thousand thinkpieces on just about everything from the appropriation of culture and slut-shaming to wondering why Robin Thicke was getting off relatively easily. This Halloween, you can take the easy way out and throw on a flesh-colored bikini, sport a teddy bear backpack, and some itty-bitty buns on your crown, but seriously?

The Bangerz-era Hannah Montana look is going to be a dime a dozen, and unless you're this amazing pooch, you're probably not going to win any costume contests. All artists have their hangups, but if you're looking for a little more musical and sartorial sophistication for your Halloween costume than Ms. Cyrus... or for style tips in general, here are 20 talented ladies that are probably better bets for your rep and your sanity.

See also: Halloween costume ideas, 2012: Music icons

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Halloween costumes 2012: Music themes!

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It's finally here. The first of November means that Halloween is over and you have a whole year to come down from that sugar high and start planning your next costume.

At Gimme Noise we have a soft spot for all things music-related, and while there were lots and lots of Halloween festivities this year, we didn't mind because it brought out some great costumes. To celebrate another fantastic Halloween, we rounded up the best of this year's music-themed disguises.

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Halloween costume ideas, 2012: Music icons

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Halloween costume ideas, 2012: Music icons

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At this point, Halloween is pretty much upon us. If you haven't picked out a costume for all those parties and concerts this weekend, then it just so happens you're in luck. Instead of rocking the tired Jimi Hendrix look or that blase Elvis jumpsuit, go for something a little more modern, relevant, and creative.

They say that imitation is the highest form of flattery, so flaunt that love of music and become one of your idols this Halloween. From pop to hip hop, we've gathered a bunch of looks from the music industry for your costume inspiration.

And hey, if all else fails, draw a lightning bolt on your face and go as Bowie.

See also:
High fashion Halloween: Costume tips and tricks
Halloween costume ideas, 2012 edition: Crafty costumes
Halloween costume ideas, 2012 edition: Easy disguises


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The best Lady Gaga outfits for...

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Ms. Germanotta is known as much for her fashion sense as her music, which is fair because they both probably take the same amount of time to put together. She's fierce. Sure.

We present to you a list of her best outfits for just doin' stuff...





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Beyonce hires Fox 9 anchor and local artist Robyne Robinson to create custom jewelry

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Courtesy ROXmpls.com
Robyne Robinson of Fox 9 News, who also runs her own jewerly company ROX, posted an exciting update on her Facebook page today: "Guess who's now designing jewelry for BEYONCE???? Yeah, you know it... www.roxmpls.com!!!"

Thanks to Jahna Peloquin over at LOL/OMG for directing our attention to this high-profile development. Jahna notes that Robinson has also been busy creating custom jewelry for a few locals, including a line for designer Emma Berg which will debut at next month's Voltage: Fashion Amplified live music and fashion event at First Ave.

For more on Robinson's jewelry company, visit her website.

Jean Paul Gaultier designs Target collection for music-inclined "frugalistas"

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Target announced yesterday that high-end French designer (and this writer's personal all-time favorite) has crafted a limited-run line for the locally based superstore. Jean Paul Gaultier's "Which Muse Are You?" campaign visits five distinctive fashion personalities -- punk, glam, innocent, hip-hop, rock-n-roll -- and creates staple and standout items for each.  Our favorites from this fashion visionary are the punk, hip-hop and rock-n-roll lines, which descend on local stores March 7. Local "frugalistas" (as Target calls them) will surely swoon at this gear bearing Gaultier's trademark Euro-punk attitude. 

Check out the video on Target's site to see some of the looks.

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