Rockin’ Halloween Costume Idea: Janis Joplin

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Her presence is almost as powerful as her singing voice, and her look is iconic. Janis Joplin is always a great choice for a Halloween costume, but you need to bring the right look – and most importantly, the swagger!

1. Long hippie hair

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Janis always performed with her super-long hair blowing in the wind, and if you don’t have hair that goes at least beyond your shoulders you will need a wig! If you have long curly hair, just straighten it. You can make it look messy if you want.

2. Bell-bottom pants

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The bell-bottom style is ideal if you want to look like Janis Joplin, but anything straight from the ’60s would do just fine.

3. Hippie shirt

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Something like the shirt in the above picture with the wizard-sleeves on the arms is almost exactly what Janis used to wear all the time. This shirt with a flower design would be perfect – and there’s plenty of different designs to choose from online.

4. Hippie sunglasses

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These glasses Stevie Nicks is wearing in the above photo is pretty close to what you need: something round and colorful. A pair that looks more like it came from the ’60s – like, say, these Janis Joplin sunglasses – would be ideal.

5. Plenty of jewelry

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Bracelets, necklaces, rings…Don’t stop at just 10! Janis was always covered with bling, so you should spare no expense in this department.


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