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WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 11: Slash performs onstage at SiriusXM Presents Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators at Whisky a Go Go on September 11, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

When someone can tell by your silhouette who you are, you know you have an iconic look, which is why Slash will always be a popular Halloween costume.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • This wig. (With an attached hat, no less!)
  • Tight black pants. (Black jeans acceptable, but leather/faux leather would be the ultimate badass touch.)
  • Black band t-shirt or tank. (A variety of bands would do, like Aerosmith or Motorhead. Just don’t make it a GN’R shirt, because wearing your own band shirt is lame.  We can all agree on that.)
  • Black Chuck Taylors (He almost always wears them on stage.)
  • Black aviator sunglasses.
  • Gothic necklace. (Think crosses and skulls.)
  • Bottle of Jack Daniels. (Whether it’s just a prop or you’re drinking from it is up to you.)
  • Pack of cigarettes. (Yes, we know he’s quit both smoking and drinking, but it’s a costume.  Go full Slash.  People will appreciate your commitment.  If you don’t smoke, candy cigarettes are an acceptable substitute AND a tasty treat.)

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights