You Won’t Believe These 7 Amazing Last-Minute Classical Music Halloween Costume Ideas

Halloween is right around the corner!  No costume?  No problem.  Classical Conditioning is here to help — complete with mediocre Photoshopping and some horrible, horrible puns.

1. Bach to the Future

Bach to the Future
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You will need: An orange vest; a fancy wristwatch; a powdered wig; fourteen children and a penchant for counterpoint.

2. Rite of Spring Break

Rite of Spring Break
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You will need: Sunglasses; a bathing suit; your favorite weapon to bring to a music-incited riot (suggestions: frying pan, pitchfork).

3. Hector Berli-O’s

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You will need: A cereal bowl; a spoon; a 19th-century French overcoat; plenty of opium.

4. Mozar-ella Cheese

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You will need: An apron; a chef’s hat; a pizza box; a powdered wig; a pauper’s grave.

(Shout-out to my roommate for this one!)

5.  Hildegard-ians of the Galaxy

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You will need: A nun’s habit; green face paint; a toy raccoon; intergalactic weaponry; divine hallucinatory visions.

(See also: Hildegard von Bangin’)

6. Serial(ism) Killer

Serial(ism) Killer
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You will need: A plain T-shirt and a fabric marker (to draw a twelve-tone matrix); fake blood; a fake knife; a hockey mask; a superior intellect.

7. Baroque Ornaments

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You will need: Dark green clothing; tinsel; Christmas ornaments and a Sharpie (to draw trills, mordants, appoggiaturas, etc.).  Bonus points if you go around telling other people that their costumes aren’t historically accurate.


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