From his years with the Beatles to his untimely death in 1980, John Lennon was lauded as one of the most talented and influential musicians of all time. His life mate, mother of his child Sean, and occasional musical partner, Yoko Ono attracted equal parts controversy, criticism and admiration. If you are looking for fun and comfortable Halloween costumes for you and your partner to dress in this year, consider dressing as John Lennon and Yoko Ono.
John Lennon Costume Idea:
John Lennon had many different looks throughout his long career, but to dress as a counterpart to Yoko Ono, it may be best to concentrate on his appearance in the later years of his life. John wore his hair shoulder length, parted in the middle a very loose and wavy. His hair appeared in pictures to be a light brown with a bit of natural Auburn highlights. If his hair is anything but the lightest of blonds or the darkest of blacks, he probably doesn’t have to apply any artificial hair color. If his hair is too short to achieve this mid length loose and wavy style, an appropriate wig should be available for purchase in a Halloween shop. He can leave his beard or refrain from shaving for a few days before Halloween, as John often let his facial hair grow. Your partner’s dress can range anywhere from jeans and a tee shirt, to a white suit, to a military jacket and beret. One must of the John Lennon costume is the round glasses that John wore either in eyeglasses or sunglasses. A Beatles, John Lennon or peace sign tee shirt will surely leave no question with other Halloween party goers who your guy is supposed to be.
Yoko Ono Costume Idea:
Yoko Ono is a petite lady who has changed her look very little from when she first gained notoriety as John Lennon’s life partner. In her years with John, her hair was very long, black and parted int he middle. It was thick and somewhat wavy. Although she has a more polished look these days, she was certainly the picture of the easygoing, natural hippie during her years with John. If your hair is dark and long, simply leave out any styling products and let it remain in it’s natural state. Let it air dry after washing it and embrace the natural wave and even a little frizz. If your hair is very light, a long dark wig can be worn to dress as Yoko Ono. A skinny headband can be worn around the forehead. Dress in any clothes reminiscent of the sixties and seventies, including bell bottoms, long flowing dresses or even all in white with a large floppy white hat, as a nod to the “Imagine” video of John and Yoko. Large dark sunglasses can also be worn.
Fun Extras For John Lennon And Yoko Ono Costumes:
John Lennon was a phenomenal musician, so a prop guitar can be carried throughout the Halloween festivities. Both Lennon and Ono were political activists so you can both carry signs with peace signs or slogans denouncing war.