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18 Brilliant Art-Inspired Halloween Costumes

For those who want to be ~artsy~ instead of gruesome this year.

1. Turn into one of Frida Kahlo's most important paintings, "The Two Fridas."

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2. Or dress as the artist herself, along with her longtime parter, painter Diego Rivera.

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3. Do something inspired by Jackson Pollock if you want to get messy.

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4. Or go for Pollock-inspired makeup if you're looking for something more subtle.

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5. Roy Lichtenstein's work is a great choice if you're looking to stand out.

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6. Want inspo from a modern artist? Valfré's illustrations make for a great costume.


7. You can also give Banksy's street art a try.

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8. Go as Mona Lisa, all you have to do make sure you follow people with your eyes.

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9. Van Gogh and his painting "The Starry Night" makes for a great couple's costume.

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10. If you want something gorgeous to drape on your body, Monet's "Water Lilies" will get the job done.

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11. Andy Warhol's Monroe screen print is a great twist on the traditional bombshell look.

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12. "Girl with a Pearl Earring" by Johannes Vermeer is delicate and easy to put together. You do have to pose the same way in every picture though.

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13. Recreating Henri Matisse's "Cut-Outs" is a fun DIY project.

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14. If you're going for something a bit more avant-garde, Marcel Duchamp's "Fountain" is a good option.

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15. If Dalí inspires you, paint his work and iconic mustache on your body.

Follow this tutorial to get the look.

Follow this tutorial to get the look.

16. If you don't mind hiding behind an apple all night, then "The Son of Man" by painter René Magritte should be your costume.

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17. If you're feeling blue, try "The Old Guitarist" by Pablo Picasso.

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18. Or you can recreate "American Gothic" by Grant Wood if you have a pitchfork laying around somewhere.

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Time to get creative!

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