10 Band Merch Items to Turn Into Halloween Costumes

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When all else fails (or if you're just really enthusiastic about music), dress up as your favorite band. Plenty of artists are offering merch that easily doubles as a Halloween costume. No matter what your taste in music, we've got 10 ideas that include a little something for everyone.

The Black Keys dress up kit: Yes, I bought it and yes, it's awesome. The two-piece kit includes "one pair of glasses kinda like Pat's and one false beard vaguely suggestive of Dan's real one." I'm going to look like an air-drumming nerd and my air-guitaring boyfriend is going to wear the fake, flat beard over his real one. You bet we're going to look cheesy and fucking fantastic.

Sexy KISS minidresses: If you're a girl that loves paying tribute to her favorite band of the late 70s, then dig these KISS costumes for chicks. They provide a sexy take on the rockers' get-ups.

Insane Clown Posse ski masks: It's almost as if ICP wears face paint just so that Juggalos will always have an easy costume to fall back on. This year, ditch the Juggalo outfit and upgrade to a wicked clown look.

Gucci Mane bandana and ice cream cone tattoo: Now here's a great way to dress up like a jackass for Halloween. Nothing screams "not classy" quite like a tattoo of a damn ice cream cone on your cheek. The Brick Squad bandana will make it look even more convincing.

Michael Jackson "Thriller" jacket: It may be a played out idea, but now that the Conrad Murray court case is back in full swing, why not break out a Thriller jacket and put on some dancing shoes? You're probably going to hear "Thriller" at a Halloween party anyway, so you might as well dress the part when you do the dance.

The Flaming Lips skeleton: Even though this item is from the Flaming Lips' March of 1,000 Flaming Skeletons, it's always in fashion when it's Halloween.

Eminem "Hi My Name Is" shirt: It's kind of a lazy costume, but if people read your shirt, they'll know who you dressed up to look like. Just put some bleach in your hair a la 2002 and you're good to go.

Owl City onesie pajamas: This button-up adult onesie has got to be one of the lamest things I've ever seen. But if you like shitty music and cozy pajamas, go for it, I guess. Plus, Lindsey Holder and I guarantee you'll never get laid if you wear this.

The Aquabats rash guard, goggles and anti-negativity helmet: If you're traveling to Halloween parties in a pack, dress up together as the Aquabats. You'll be the most badass team on the block.

Devo yellow jumpsuit and energy dome: Disclaimer: you'll probably have people approaching you just to sing the chorus of "Whip It" about 50 more times than you want to hear it in a single evening.

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Lenni Rosenblum