How to Dress Up As Bob Dylan for Halloween

Bob Dylan was known for his work on the harmonica.
Bob Dylan was known for his work on the harmonica. (Image: harmonica image by Julia Chernikova from

Bob Dylan is a folk musician who has had a considerable amount of influence in the music industry. In his younger years, Dylan was often seen walking around with tousled hair, dark sunglasses and a guitar. Dressing up as Bob Dylan for Halloween requires minimal effort and a trip to your local thrift store. Impress your friends and neighbors with this costume at parties or while trick-or-treating around your neighborhood.

Things You'll Need

  • Short-haired curly brown wig
  • Vintage black sunglasses
  • Brown blazer
  • Button-down white shirt
  • Straight-legged blue jeans
  • Houndstooth scarf
  • Black cowboy boots
  • Harmonica or acoustic guitar with shoulder strap

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Put the wig on your head and adjust it so that there are no stray hairs falling from beneath the wig.

Put on the button-up shirt, blue jeans and blazer, and wrap the houndstooth scarf around your neck. Leave the shirt untucked.

Put on the boots so that they are underneath the pant legs.

Place the sunglasses on your face. Bob Dylan was famous for wearing his sunglasses, so keep the glasses on for the entire time you wear the costume to maintain the look.

Put the harmonica in your pocket or sling the guitar around your shoulder. Bring these out as you socialize or go trick-or-treating and play for your friends and neighbors.


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