Dead Ringers: Halloween costume ideas for musicians


Happy Halloween, folks. To celebrate, we've cooked up 30 awesome costume ideas for some of the world's biggest artists. Yep, Keith Richards as Gollum, Trent Reznor as Severus Snape and Miley Cyrus as a vending machine… it's like staring into a magic mirror.

Keith Richards = Gollum 

Trent Reznor = Severus Snape from Harry Potter

Metallica's James Hetfield = Mugatu from Zoolander

Metallica's Kirk Hammett = Worf from Star Trek

Lady Gaga = Carrie

Miley Cyrus = Vending Machine

Skrillex = Darlene from Roseanne

Grimes = Big Bird

Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder = Lion from Wizard of Oz

Cannibal Corpse's George Fisher = Samara from The Ring

Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl = Jesus

Hot Chip's Alexis Taylor = Brains from Thunderbirds

Coheed and Cambria's Claudio Sanchez = Grug

Jack White = Willy Wonka

Judas Priest's Rob Halford = Walt from Breaking Bad

Neil Young = Jack from The Shining

Lorde = Wednesday from Addams Family

CHVRCHES' Lauren Mayberry = Dorothy from Wizard of Oz

Nick Minaj – a Bratz doll

Keith Richards = Freddy Krueger

Empire of the Sun's Luke Steele = Roy Batty from Bladerunner

Miley Cyrus = Borat

Daryl Hall = Prince Charming from Shrek

John Oates = Shane from The Walking Dead

Avril Lavigne = Panda

Pitbull = Marco Salamanca from Breaking Bad

Flava Flav = Gremlin

The Hives' Pelle Almqvist = Alex from Clockwork Orange

King Krule = Tin Tin

Katy Perry = The Worm from Labyrinth

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Since 2004, Hot Chip has released a string of ambitious and creatively bold albums of soulful, lyrical and melodic electronic pop. The collective creative talents of Joe Goddard, Alexis Taylor, Felix Martin, Al Doyle and Owen Clarke have led to a stellar catalogue now stretching to five albums and several standout singles including mega dance

About Coheed And Cambria

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Daryl Hall and John Oates are the number-one selling duo in music history. Starting out as two devoted disciples of earlier soul greats, Daryl Hall & John Oates are soul survivors in their own right. They have become such musical influences on some of today’s popular artists that the September 2006 cover of Spin Magazine’s

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