Top 10 Celebrity Costumes for Halloween

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A lot of people are going to be celebrities this Halloween, and a lot of them are going to be either Life Aquatic characters (its really old now, but you will see that guy in a red beanie) or Snooki. Maybe a Michael Jackson or Heidi Montag, too. Its going to be that kind of night. Justin Bieber will be big, too.

We at The Citrus Report want to stir it up a little, make it so the celebrity you pick will not be replicated at your Halloween Party. So, please, come with us on a journey of Halloween Celebrity Costume proportions. —The Citrus Report staff

1) Eddie Money w/cocaine rage

2) Tom Henke

3) Ben Affleck and Jen Garner

4) Chubby Checker, this era, these clothes, this hair

5) Lilith from “Cheers”

6) A cross between John Lithgow and Meryl Streep could be good if the man played the woman and the woman played the man

7) Group costume, The Fugees

8) Tom Hulce from “Amadeus”

9) Buster

10) The Judds, either/or, both, together forever.

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Even if you don’t like fashion, Thom Browne in astronaut costumes is a good way to announce a line

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Thom Browne is polarizing. Some like his shirts and suits, some think its way too overpriced and ridiculously cut to fit about 4 people in the world. We are somewhere in the middle. We like his shirts a lot, like the odd fit, but we will not pay the cost to be the boss. Give us a sale, we are on it. But full-price, $400 shirts? Nah, we pass.

But Thom Browne does a really cool fashion show. Take this past week at the Paris Fashion Show to showcase the Spring/Summer 2011 line. Astronauts. Vintage style. Couldn’t see anyone actually wearing the suits, but the way it was presented was cool.

Hypebeast on the photos.

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PSYCH FUTURIST ARTWORKS BY PHILIPPE CAZA

by Ariadna Zierold

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French artist Philippe Caza creates some truly amazing surreal, futurist, psych artworks. At 18, Philippe started a career in advertising which lasted for ten years, but in 1970 he entered the field of bandes dessinées, releasing his first album, “Kris Kool”. Caza began to publish work in the magazine Pilote, starting with his series “Quand les costumes avaient des dents” (When Costumes had Teeth) in 1971, followed by other short work. The series of stories “Scènes de la vie de banlieue” (Scenes of Suburban Life) was published in 1975, followed by the “L’Âge d’Ombre stories”, “Les Habitants du crépuscule” and “Les Remparts de la nuit”.

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PSYCHOLOGICAL AURAS BY MAURIZIO ANZERI

by Ariadna Zierold

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London based Maurizio Anzeri makes his portraits by sewing directly into found vintage photographs. His embroidered patterns garnish the figures like elaborate costumes, but also suggest a psychological aura, as if revealing the person’s thoughts or feelings. The antique appearance of the photographs is often at odds with the sharp lines and silky shimmer of the threads. The combined media gives the effect of a dimension where history and future converge. Anzeri’s delicately stitched veil recasts the figure with an uncomfortable modesty, overlaying a past generation’s cross-cultural anxieties with an allusion to our own.

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SOUNDSUITS BY NICK CAVE

by Ariadna Zierold

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Chicago based artist Nick Cave is widely acclaimed for his exuberant “Soundsuits”—wearable sculptural forms based on the human body, intricately composed out of a vibrant assortment of second-hand materials.

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Simultaneously sculptures, costumes, and musical instruments, the Soundsuits are meant for motion. Cave and other dancers wear them, transforming them into transfixing blurs of color and sound for performances and video works. Contemplated on mannequins, the Soundsuits seem to embody the full range of human emotions. Some, covered with a pelt of dyed twigs with baskets for heads, resonate sadness; others, composed of a crazy array of colorful blankets or thrift-store tchotchkes, burst with joy and humor.

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RUNE CHRISTENSEN: CROSSROADS

by Ariadna Zierold

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Born in the East Jutland, self-taught graffiti artist Rune Christensen has traveled the world, and became fascinated with the patterns and colours of traditional handcraft, costumes and the temple decorations of Asia, South America, North Africa and Native America.

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Shooting all those artistic memories with his camera, he uses them as references for his work, both with acrylic paint and Posca pens. The result is a collection of faceless portraits. The female characters, with their horned balaclavas, remind us of the Russian political rock band Pussy Riot, but they are too busy contemplating their twins or doing mysterious pagan dances to make punk protests.

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His solo show “Crossroads” opens today at Galerie Wolfsen in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is also having an upcoming show at Fifty24 Gallery.

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SPECTACULAR PHOTOGRAPHY BY MAIMOUNA GUERRESI

by Ariadna Zierold

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The bodies of the people Maïmouna Guerresi photographs seem to extend beyond their physical boundaries. Her subjects are shot in costumes that Guerresi constructs herself, often using textiles collected from her travels in Africa and Asia.

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The outfits are sculptural, almost architectural, creations that fuse the face and limbs of the subject with the space and air around them. Some figures appear to levitate; others seem bodiless, their cloaks encompassing an empty expanse with their heads floating above.

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THE ARRESTING PORTRAITS OF AFARIN SAJEDI

by Ariadna Zierold

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Take a look at these incredibly arresting portraits by Iranian artist, Afarin Sajedi.

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They are the many faces and mixed emotions of modern Iranian women, particularly the pain and joy felt upon leaving the safe walls of home. She is heavily inspired by Heinrich Boll’s Clown, seen in her use of makeup, while Gustav Klimt’s color palette strongly influences her use of agressive colors like red. This is also evident in her subject’s costumes worn similarly to traditional hijab headwear.  Some replace their hijab with fish, while others express themselves by piercing their skin with utensils.

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