Top Ten Halloween Rockers

By Brent Chittenden

In our third spooky list, we take a look at the rockers who are ready for Halloween. Those who are kind of creepy, spooky and down right weird.  As a bonus, feel free to use this list as guide for costume ideas.

10) Michael Jackson

It’s sad what his later years brought this musical genius to look like. Between his appearance and the slight disguises and masks Jackson would wear, he was definitely ready for trick or treating.

9) Rob Zombie

These days, you usually see Rob in normal attire at film premiers but when he’s on stage, Rob’s definitely got a horror film vibe going.

8) King Diamond

Leader of Mercyful Fate and a guy who developed a look that was iconic enough to be used for the basis of an anime character in Japan.

7) Marilyn Manson

Always ready for Halloween, Manson has always been theatrical with his appearance.

6) Daft Punk

It’s all in the helmets and there’s been a bunch of different looks over the years. Myself? I would love to dress as the duo from Tron Legacy… but I’m also a big nerd.

5) Papa Emeratius II

Ghost’s front man has a really awesome satanic pope thing going on.

4) Slipknot

All of the members are masked and many of masks are available at costume stores.

3) Kiss

Not a year goes by that I don’t see someone dressed as Paul or Gene. Their look is iconic and has stood the test of time.

2) Gwar

If ever a band screamed Halloween, it’s Gwar.They are a gore fest monster movie but to loud guitars. I would love to see one of these guys at a Halloween party.

1) Alice Cooper

His shows used to include Alice getting his head cut of via guillotine. If that doesn’t say Halloween, I don’t know what does.

What rock star says Halloween to you? Have you ever dressed up like your favorite musician for Halloween? We want to hear your stories in the comments below!


Brent Chittenden

Brent Chittenden is a freelance writer with a gift for the geek. Currently a writer with A Journal Of Musical Things and a podcaster with True North Nerds, he's also written for Comic Book Daily, Explore Music and a dozen other places. Currently, he is the co-host of the True North Nerds podcast. You can find out more at

5 thoughts on “Top Ten Halloween Rockers

  • October 18, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    What about Skinny Puppy?

  • October 19, 2013 at 6:08 am

    Daft Punk ..halloween…? really? Well if it's just about helmets and masks and shit then The Residents should definitely be in that list!

  • October 19, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    The Misfits should be towards the top of that list. The Cramps also deserve a mention far more than Slipknot, Daft Punk or Kiss!

  • October 21, 2013 at 3:55 am

    … Insane Clown Pose, The Jabbawockeez, Lady Gaga (you pick).


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