10/29/2012 12:10 EDT | Updated 10/29/2012 12:17 EDT

Halloween Costumes: How To Dress Up Like Your Fave Music Celebs


Halloween is right around the corner, and the mall costumes are all slutty or racist or both. So why not make your own costume, and who is better (and/or easier) to dress up as than a musician? Heck, even actual musicians like to dress up as other musicians -- or at least Sum 41's Deryck Whibley does when the musician in question is his ex-wife Avril Lavigne. (For bonus points, Deryck's girlfriends put on a Chad Kroeger costume.)

But we (shudder) digress...

From "Gangnam Style" to Gotye, this past year has been perfect for music-inspired costumes so here are some suggestions for your music celeb dress-up best bets. Costume contest wins are not guaranteed, but if you lose we'll send a "Kanye" to let everyone know that you are wearing one of the greatest Halloween costumes of all time!

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