You will need plenty of face paint and a little patience to pull off these Halloween costumes inspired by Roy Lichtenstein’s pop art. Photo by Flickr user Viktor Sekularac
The pumpkins are out, the haunted houses are revving up their scare tactics. Halloween is just around the corner and celebrants are prepping their costumes. Do you have yours picked out or do you need a little inspiration?
We got our inspiration from some creative Flickr users. We crawled the site looking for Halloween observers who channeled their inner makers and built costumes based on well-known works of art. Check out their innovative ideas and read about the stories behind them. And if you get the urge to create an ensemble yourself, read below for instructions on how you can share your Halloween pics with us.
If street art is your style, try your hand at recreating an original Banksy:
Milwaukee resident Jason McDowell dressed as a famous piece of street art by the anonymous artist known as Banksy. The original work is on a wall in West Bank’s biblical city of Bethlehem. Photo by David Silverman/Getty Images
Jason McDowell: Banksy was the first street artist to make me recognize that there can often be more to graffiti than a simple scribble or a defacing of property. There can be repeating themes and deeper social analysis, from small observations to grand ideas. I don’t know if it’s “real art” or if it’s worth zero or $1,000,000 but Banksy does have a knack for getting people to think about their surroundings.
By Victoria Fleischer, PBS