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Death masks, superheroes, Jack Johnson as Jimi Hendrix and more

Anna Thanner

"We played at a party at the INGRID studios in Stockholm. A mysterious night that ended up in a sauna, after party and love chaos that resolved in a new song the day after."


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"We wanted to be ourselves but still be scary, so we wore our own clothes and I painted everyone's face to look like dead versions of us." (Hanna Hooper)

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Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

"I've always been interested in going as inanimate objects or proper nouns. 2012 was a number 2 pencil, 2011 was Hurricane Katrina, and this year I'm either going to be a Rand McNally atlas or a mailbox." (Nora Kirkpatrick)

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"I dressed as Prince for Halloween 2011, and it is my proudest costume moment to date. I am a big fan of making Halloween costumes myself, even though I have very little artistic flair in that regard. I feel like the effort really makes a difference to the vibe of the costume, as opposed to buying a pre-made outfit. I got the purple raincoat in the older ladies department of BHS and accessorized it with tin foil, made the symbol guitar out of cardboard and the ruffles out of toilet paper and string. A drunk girl spilled her drink down the ruffles halfway through the night, though, which was a downer." (Lauren Mayberry)

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Ellie Goulding

"Taken at Katy Perry’s Halloween bash. I had the dress already, so all that was needed was badass makeup!"

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Best Coast

"We were in Seattle for Halloween that year. I went to a costume shop down the street from the venue and bought a little girl's cat costume. Bobb bought a pirate costume and kept saying he was dressed up as Captain Morgan. We played onstage in those costumes at the show. I kind of wish I still had that dress, because it was really cute." (Bethany Cosentino)

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