It's that magical time of year once again, where the entire nation leaves the house looking ridiculous on purpose! Yay! Occasionally, Halloween costumes based on musicians border on genius -- like Sum 41's Deryck Whibley and his girlfriend Ari Cooper hitting a party a few days ago dressed like Deryck's ex-wife, Avril Lavigne and her new fiance, the ever-hateable Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger. Ballsy, hilarious and quite the statement, we applaud this wholeheartedly. Sadly though, dressing up like most musicians is usually incredibly boring and obvious. Here are some singers you absolutely, positively, should not even think about dressing up as for that party tonight.
San Francisco was overrun by clever costumes this past weekend. SF Weekly hit the city to capture the best Halloween outfits in three different neighborhoods.
In the Mission, photographer Hanna Quevedo shot people dressed as sexy cops, bottles of booze, and the undead.
For all of America's pretty pop idols, we also have a healthy appreciation for singers who make us really uncomfortable. Who give us the creeps, if you will.
As a special Halloween treat, here are the top ten performers who give us that special form of skeeves:
1. Corey Taylor
1. Alice Cooper - "Welcome To My Nightmare"
You can't have Halloween without Alice Cooper.
From his decapitation-happy live shows to his self-mocking sense of
humor, he's rock's king demon. (Sorry, Marilyn--we know how hard you
try.) But was Cooper ever better than when accompanied by the Muppets?
2. Cannibal Corpse - "Death Walking Terror"
Cannibal Corpse sometimes
takes its gore-besotted schtick so far over the top that it becomes
comical. We suspect that's why Jim Carrey put the band in the first Ace Ventura
movie. But Corpse's own videos, particularly in recent years, are like
mini-horror movies, directed and edited with a surprising intensity.
Check out "Make Them Suffer," or "Evisceration Plague," from the 2009
album of the same name, on your own. Our pick is "Death Walking
Terror," a tale of hallucinations and murder, from 2007's Kill.