Ideas for Costumes Related to Music

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Ideas for Costumes Related to Music
A guitarist may choose to dress in a guitar costume for his next costumed event. (S Dunn/Digital Vision/Getty Images)

If you are interested in music, whether performing or just appreciating, consider a music-related costume. A music-themed costume can be fun to make and wear and will help you stand out in the crowd. Music costumes can also be utilised in live performances where music-related costumes are appropriate.

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Modern Music Star Costumes

Modern musicians and rock stars are accustom to special treatment and the spotlight. Pretend to be one of these modern music stars by dressing like them. A rock star costume may take on the persona of a specific musician or singer, or may just feature a generic rock star. Wear heavy make-up (for both men and women) and tease your hair. Wear animal pattern and leather clothing. Carry a microphone with you whenever you go to emulate the look of a modern rock star.

Historic Music Figures Costumes

Choose a historic musical figure to use as a music-related costume. Mozart or Beethoven are two historic musical figures you can emulate. Wear a white wig and period clothing, which you can rent at a costume shop. Carry a small, toy piano with you to complete the costume. You could even choose to dress like a lesser known composer or musician and have the fun of educating others when they ask you who you are dressed as.

Musical Symbols Costumes

A literal interpretation of a music-themed costume is to dress like a musical symbol. Use cardboard to cut out a large musical note. Spay paint it black or silver and add some glitter. Wear a black sweatsuit and use duct tape to secure the note to the outfit. You could also go as a piece of sheet music. Use a rectangular shaped piece of foam core and draw the notes to your favourite song. Attach the sheet music to a black sweat suit with duct tape.

Instruments & Other Musical Costumes

A musician may enjoy dressing up as her favourite instrument. Create a piano costume by attaching a rectangular box to another slightly smaller rectangular box. Spray paint both boxes black and add white keys to the edge of the smaller box. Punch a hole at the top of the bigger box so you can put your head through it. Cut two arm holes as well. A music box is another fun music related costume. Create a big box around the wearer that is decorated to look like a music box. The person wearing the costume can wear a tutu and be the ballerina that typically dances inside of music boxes.

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