You are running out of time. YOU ARE RUNNING OUT OF TIME. You're running out of time. Halloween is a little over a week away, and you haven't done jack to prepare. It's not too late. You've got this weekend to shop, and the entire next week to finesse. If you're looking for some ideas for you and/or your friends, here are a LA-based music get-ups that might work.


Gear requirements: Bumble-bee spandex, lots and lots of fake hair, and an undying devotion to Jesus Christ Our Lord and Savior.


Phil Spector

Gear needed: Balding wig; profound, desperate sadness; prison garb.


Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros

Gear needed: God complex; frilly tuxedo shirts; Victorian knickers; dirt; tambourines.

The Runaways

Gear needed: feathered hair wigs; trashy sequined tops; sneers; guitars.


Axl Rose and/or Bo Derek

Gear needed: fake weave; profound look of sadness.



Fake afro; gold chain; big glasses; ability to never underestimate the ignorance of the general public.

Rodney Bingenheimer

Bowl haircut; microphone; black suit; deer-in-headlights expression on face at all times.


Steve Aoki

Long black wig; fu-manchu mustache; hoodie; Dim Mak T-shirt.


Gear needed: muttonchops; steampunk garb; monome (flashing electronic instrument)


Buzz Osborne of the Melvins

Gear needed: big-ass black/silver afro; endless pessimism; sneer; electric guitar.

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