Halloween Tips for the Uninspired

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It’s pumpkin spice season again!  To be honest I’m not a big fan of pumpkin spice lattes (or any latte for that matter) but I heard it’s a big thing in the US. That’s not the only thing I learned about the Americans ever since I moved here. Apparently, unlike the Dutch Halloween, American Halloween is not about scary outfits. What?

If sexy Vermeer isn’t really working for ya, but you still want to rock the most awesome art-history approved costume this Halloween don’t worry, I’ve got you covered! I mean, these talented vloggers have you covered. Really, my talent for makeup stalled after I perfected my winged eyeliner.


Let’s start off with a simple one. What about Mondrian? You won’t have to go all Victory Boogie Woogie, any pattern with black stripes and primary colors will do. If you still need inspiration, look at this awesome video:

Loosely inspired on Composition C (No.III) with Red, Yellow and Blue, or basically any other Mondrian..

Next up is one is one of my all time favorites, Pop-art girl or “comic book girl” as many youtubers call it. I would just call it a Lichtenstein. Even though it looks pretty easy, trust me it’s not! So take a good look at this video by Emma Pickles:

I also found a look for the van Gogh lovers with lot of time on their hands, oh yeah and maybe some talent on the side. This is your video If you can work magic with that make-up brush!

For those who are beyond talented try this look. But really don’t even try, you’ll probably end up like a Pollock instead of The Persistence of Memory by Dali!



But what if you’re lazy like me or need a last minute costume? Buy a gorilla mask at the local store and learn some facts about art world inequality.. Bam! Guerrilla girl!


By: Silke

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