Joaquin Phoenix is a well-known actor and musician. He has starred in many films, such as Clay Pigeons, Signs, Ladder 49, The Village and We Own the Night. He was most notably recognized for playing the role of Johnny Cash in Walk the Line. On October 27, 2008, Joaquin shocked his fans by announcing his retirement from acting to pursue a career in hip hop. It’s still unknown whether this is a hoax or not.
Joaquin has repeatedly been mocked for his unkept appearance, which really consists of a full beard, wild hair and dark sunglasses. If you are thinking about dressing up as Joaquin Phoenix for Halloween, below are some tips to help you get a costume together.
An infamous outfit that Joaquin Phoenix has been photographed multiple times wearing is a black suit, white button-up collar shirt and black tie. If you don’t own a suit, try searching for one at a second hand store. If anything, you can pair a dark colored blazer with a white shirt and pair or denim jeans.
If you want to do a more relaxed outfit; a black long-sleeve, button-up shirt with a pair of denim jeans would work. For shoes, something similar to a pair of solid black Vans would be ideal.
Joaquin Phoenix’s hair seems to be taking on a life of its own. He has let it grow out from his usual short cut. It’s a mixture of wavy, curly and bed head. At one point it looked as though his hair was naturally forming dreadlocks. You can tease your hair a bit to poof it out and give it a disheveled look. If you have short hair, a wig would be a necessary addition to your Halloween costume.
He also sports a full beard. I would recommend getting a fake beard to wear to truly capture the current look of Joaquin Phoenix.
Costume Props & Accessories
Joaquin has been wearing Roy Orbison-esque sunglasses both day and night. You can find a cheap pair of sunglasses at second hand stores, dollar stores and possibly on eBay.
With his rapping career on its way, you should consider picking up a toy microphone to carry along with you on Halloween. You never know when you’ll be asked to perform a Joaquin Phoenix freestyle.