Halloween is right around the corner, and since you’re probably spending the last precious hours before Candy O’Clock furiously stitching flank steaks together for your Lady Gaga costume (or getting your Snooki poof just right), we figured you’d like to know that you are not alone. Some of the biggest names in music and pop culture are also working overtime to get their costumes just right … because there truly is no night more important than Halloween.
In order to inspire you to go for greatness on Sunday night, we asked some of your favorite artists (and one mega-rich multimedia
conglomerate) to tell us what they’ll be dressing as for Halloween. It turns out there’s not going to be a Gaga among them, but we can’t help but wonder: What will Gaga be going as?
“I’m going to be myself, and I’m going to go around the neighborhood saying, ’Do you like Willow Smith?’ And then I’m going to be like, ’Ta-daa, it’s me!’ ”
The Kings of Leon
“I’m going as Taylor Swift this year,” frontman Caleb Followill laughed.
“And he’s going to be crying, and I’m going as Kanye West, like, running behind him yelling at him,” his brother (and Kings bassist) Jared Followill added.
“[We’re going as] the BBM emoticons … the BlackBerry faces, we’re all going to wear white shirts with yellow faces. It seemed like a fun idea.”
Matt and Kim
“This Halloween we’re playing a show, we’re in Albany, and we’re trying to think of what we’re going to be … like, duos throughout time,”
Matt Johnson explained. “Last Halloween, we were opening for Weezer at [New York’s] Hammerstein Ballroom, and I was Andy Warhol and she was Edie Sedgwick and, Kim, basically, her outfit consisted of her not wearing pants … and just three songs into it, I had, like, the white wig on, and it was so hot that I took it off, and then I saw pictures afterwards, and I was just some jerk wearing a black turtleneck onstage. So we need to come up with something to top that.”
“The easiest is just to put on fake blood. And put on some fangs and be something dead. You can be a dead schoolgirl, a dead cop, anything.”
“Well, I have several costumes. … I like to just do my makeup myself, I like to put in cracked-ice contact lenses, so your eyes have cracks in them. So you have white eyes with black cracks, and a little red, and then I like to draw scars on my face. We went out last year on Halloween with a friend, and a man sitting at the bar said, ’You’re all dressed up for Halloween!’ And I said, ’What are you talking about? I was in a terrible car accident!’ “