The Best Art-Inspired Costumes of Halloween 2016

From Warhol to Kusama, art lovers pulled out the stops to bring their favorite works out of the gallery and into the streets.

by Nathaniel Ainley & Beckett Mufson
Nov 1 2016, 2:50pm

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Halloween is over, and that means waking up hungover and poring over Instagram to find the parties you missed and costumes you wish you'd thought of. We've got you covered on the second count, having culled a collection of revelers bedecked in some of the world's most iconic artworks. Alongside the well-executed (if obvious) van Goghs and Lichtensteins are the unexpected couples costume, Pollock and Rothko, and a killer version of Divine as painted by Andy Warhol. Scroll the feed below before you have to put on your Velvet Underground-inspired banana suit and get ready for work.

Roy Lichtenstein


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Piet Mondrian


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Marcel Duchamp, Fountain


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Yoko Ono & John Lennon


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Banksy, Rage


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Mark Woods, American Gothic


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Marina Abramovic, The Artist Is Present


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Johannes Vermeer, The Girl with a Pearl Earring

Yayoi Kusama


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Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko


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Leonardo da Vinci, Mona Lisa

Edvard Munch, The Scream

Vincent van Gogh, Starry Night


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Frida Kahlo  


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Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat


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Andy Warhol, Divine


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BONUS: Chris (Simpsons Artist), Last Minute Halloween Costume Idea


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Tag @Creators_Project in your favorite art Halloween costumes on Instagram, and follow us for more art inspiration.


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