Do It Yourself: Rock Star-Inspired Halloween Costumes

Springsteen: It's quite ambitious to take on The Boss for a costume, but dress in a denim, sleeveless vest, tight pants and a red bandana. Any article of clothing that has an American flag on it would help, especially pants. In general be awesome, against authority figures, American, and proud to be from Jersey. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)
Bruce Springsteen Springsteen: It's quite ambitious to take on The Boss for a costume, but dress in a denim, sleeveless vest, tight pants and a red bandana. Any article of clothing that has an American flag on it would help, especially pants. In general be awesome, against authority figures, American, and proud to be from Jersey. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)
David Byrne: Wear a grey suit (oversize if you can) and move in robotic jittery moves. Speak nonsense in monotone and for a group costume add an Annie Clark. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)
David Byrne David Byrne: Wear a grey suit (oversize if you can) and move in robotic jittery moves. Speak nonsense in monotone and for a group costume add an Annie Clark. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)
Andrew Bird: Throughout the night prompt each response with a whistle, that nervous tick motion and an unclear answer to the question, extra points for answering questions with more questions. A scarf, violin, and bike are necessities, and make sure never to stand in direct light.  (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)
Andrew Bird Andrew Bird: Throughout the night prompt each response with a whistle, that nervous tick motion and an unclear answer to the question, extra points for answering questions with more questions. A scarf, violin, and bike are necessities, and make sure never to stand in direct light.  (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)
Ray LaMontagne: For starters, go with lots of thick brown facial hair and a top hat. Dress casually and be extremely soft spoken.  (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
Ray LaMontagne Ray LaMontagne: For starters, go with lots of thick brown facial hair and a top hat. Dress casually and be extremely soft spoken. (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
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Michael Franti: Channel Marley with dreadlocks, hemp jewelry, tattoos, a tank top, and a slouchy hat. Be impossibly happy. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
Michael Franti Michael Franti: Channel Marley with dreadlocks, hemp jewelry, tattoos, a tank top, and a slouchy hat. Be impossibly happy. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
Marcus Mumford: Part your hair on the side and add a Parisian thin-line moustahce, resembling a 1920's magician or something of the sort. You'll need a good vest, suspenders underneath will add credibility and complete with nice slacks. Speak in Mumford lyrics all night. For example: the party has run out of beer. "But I will hold on hope!" Or, you're heading out and your friend is taking forever to get ready: "And I will wait, I will wait for you." (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Marcus Mumford Marcus Mumford: Part your hair on the side and add a Parisian thin-line moustahce, resembling a 1920's magician or something of the sort. You'll need a good vest, suspenders underneath will add credibility and complete with nice slacks. Speak in Mumford lyrics all night. For example: the party has run out of beer. "But I will hold on hope!" Or, you're heading out and your friend is taking forever to get ready: "And I will wait, I will wait for you." (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
John Mayer: Wear a moustache and sunglasses and date every female celebrity in Hollywood. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
John Mayer John Mayer: Wear a moustache and sunglasses and date every female celebrity in Hollywood. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Iggy Pop: Wear no shirt, tight pants, and a long blonde wig. Subtle eyeliner and obscene gestures are a plus.  (Photo by Simone Joyner/Getty Images)
Iggy Pop Iggy Pop: Wear no shirt, tight pants, and a long blonde wig. Subtle eyeliner and obscene gestures are a plus. (Photo by Simone Joyner/Getty Images)
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Jim James
Jim James: There are two requirements for this costume: a cape and a massive amount of facial hair. Long hair is a plus. Never stand in the same place for too long, and drink whiskey. Group costume: add Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis, M. Ward and a case of PBR for Monsters of Folk.
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Florence Welch: Grab a red wig for this one, and a long, flowy dress. Walk barefoot and on your tiptoes and be equal parts charming and eccentric. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
Florence Welch Florence Welch: Grab a red wig for this one, and a long, flowy dress. Walk barefoot and on your tiptoes and be equal parts charming and eccentric. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
Coldplay: Dress in matching, finger-painted outfits with three of your closest friends (or, in a pinch, tattered French Revolutionary garb). Donate all your candy to Oxfam. Hang out with Brian Eno. Maintain an almost annoying level of self-efficacy. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Clear Channel)
Coldplay Coldplay: Dress in matching, finger-painted outfits with three of your closest friends (or, in a pinch, tattered French Revolutionary garb). Donate all your candy to Oxfam. Hang out with Brian Eno. Maintain an almost annoying level of self-efficacy. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Clear Channel)
Matt & Kim: For Matt, wear thick framed glasses and a suit with a bow tie. For Kim, do short black hair with a swatch of red and tight pants. For both, have an insane amount of energy and turn everything you see in to an instrument. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for Moussy)
 
Matt & Kim Matt & Kim: For Matt, wear thick framed glasses and a suit with a bow tie. For Kim, do short black hair with a swatch of red and tight pants. For both, have an insane amount of energy and turn everything you see in to an instrument. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for Moussy)  
Adele: Deceptively easy. Refrain from speaking to anyone all night (vocal rest!) while firing through Marlboros like a mahjong player on a bender. For added authenticity, sell approximately one bazillion albums. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
 
Adele Adele: Deceptively easy. Refrain from speaking to anyone all night (vocal rest!) while firing through Marlboros like a mahjong player on a bender. For added authenticity, sell approximately one bazillion albums. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)  
Jack White: Help yourself to a long, black, stringy wig and don't worry about any facial hair. Add subtle white powder or foundation to get that never-seen-the-sun look and dress in a red shirt and pants with a white belt. Group costume: add Meg White. Bonus points: make your own guitar. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for American Express)
Jack White Jack White: Help yourself to a long, black, stringy wig and don't worry about any facial hair. Add subtle white powder or foundation to get that never-seen-the-sun look and dress in a red shirt and pants with a white belt. Group costume: add Meg White. Bonus points: make your own guitar. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for American Express)
Billy Joe Armstrong: Go crazy with black eye-liner and a black choppy wig. Wear a Green Day T-shirt and tight, tight pants with a punk-ish belt. Be a badass all night, but only in the way a badass makes a broadway musical out of a punk album.  (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Clear Channel)
Billy Joe Armstrong Billy Joe Armstrong: Go crazy with black eye-liner and a black choppy wig. Wear a Green Day T-shirt and tight, tight pants with a punk-ish belt. Be a badass all night, but only in the way a badass makes a broadway musical out of a punk album. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Clear Channel)
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