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Some costumes are as easy to come by as a trip to Forever 21 or H&M, and will cost you less than ready-made versions. With a little creativity, you can create a rock star look for Halloween with some cool pieces that you'll wear again.

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Some costumes are as easy to come by as a trip to Forever 21 or H&M, and will cost you less than ready-made versions. With a little creativity, you can create a rock star look for Halloween with some cool pieces that you'll wear again.
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Alfredo Flores
For one of Lady Gaga's most popularly photographed outfits, slip on a black jumpsuit, a strappy black belt, round black sunglasses, fingerless gloves, a string of pearls and a "hair" bow. If you can find all of these items in shiny leather or vinyl, more power to you.
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Angela Bull
Play off Kanye west with a light grey suit, tan button up shirt, red skinny tie, color-block Nike's and the infamous shutter shades.
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Angela Bull
To look like Amy Winehouse, throw on a strapless satin bubble dress, playful platforms and a black bra. Top off the look with ample liquid eyeliner, a few coats of mascara, red lipstick and bold tattoos (fake ones are ok). Don't forget to tease your hair, or seek out a beehive wig.
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Angela Bull
The Axl Rose look takes advantage of this season's trends. Grab a pair of leather skinny pants, a rocker tee and an oversized snakeskin hip belt, then throw on some tattoos, leather bracelets and a bandana topper.
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NWS Caribou
For a '90s Gwen Stefani, you'll have to work in layers. Start with a pair of low-slung Dickies pants and a mesh tee, and add a sequined brassiere, striped arm warmers, lots of stacked bracelets and a manly pendant. Don't forget the bright red nails!
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Angela Bull
Boy George is pretty easy to come by with coordinating plaid shirt and striped sweater, acid wash jeans, a bowler, bold shoes and even bolder makeup.
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Angela Bull
To get Britney Spear's first trademark look, just pull together some conservative basics like a button-up white tee, grey cardigan, black pleated skirt and knee-high socks. Then sass them up with a red bra, high-heel loafers and schoolgirl pigtails with pink hair ties.
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Jennifer Jacobs
Kurt Cobain's white-framed sunglasses are one of this late artist's signatures, along with grandpa sweaters, ripped jeans and Converse sneakers. Add a rocker tee and stringy hair, and you're done.
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Alfredo Flores
To get Courtney Love's look from her days with Hole, keep it simple and glamorous, with an edge. A rumpled pale slip dress is topped off with a rhinestone tiara, gold chandelier earrings, heavy black liner and deep red lips. Mary janes complete the look.Let your hair stay mussed and wild.
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Angela Bull
You can expect a multitude of Michael Jackson costumes this season, and a simple version involves satin pants, a white tee, a glittery cardigan or jacket, black loafers and white slouch socks, If you can find a bold glove, do that, too.
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One of Madonna's many looks included this bowler-topped combo of suspenders and a white tee. It won't be complete without cross earrings, stacks of jelly bracelets, black eyeliner and teased bangs.
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