How To Dress Like Freddie Mercury For Halloween

Freddie Mercury is not only one of Rock and Roll’s greatest voices, he’s undoubtedly one of its most distinctive personalities. The Queen front man always makes a great Halloween costume, and it can be put together with just a few key pieces. You have a few options in terms of outfit, depending on how involved you want to get. Whatever you wear, make sure to play it off with an over-the-top bravado. And a big, thick English accent.

1. The Moustache/Mustache

The mustache is a MUST! Freddie had the long, thick ‘stache going for almost his entire career, and it might be the one part of your costume that makes you instantly recognizable. And if need be, you purchase a fake mustache that looks just like it.

1982: Freddie has his moustache groomed. (Photo by Steve Wood/Express/Getty Images)

1982: Freddie has his moustache groomed. (Steve Wood/Express/Getty Images)

2. Short, slicked-back black hair
Most of the Queen members always had long hair (including Freddie in the early days), but Freddie’s most signature hairdo was simple, black, short men’s cut, slicked straight back. You’ll need plenty of hair gel for this to make the hair nice and shiny.

Or The Shag from his earlier days – This may mean purchasing a Shag Wig! And whatever you do, don’t shave your chest hair.

Freddie circa 1975: (Keystone/Getty Images)

Freddie circa 1975: (Keystone/Getty Images)

3. White pants & yellow jacket
The most popular and distinctive look people have gone with for their Freddie Mercury costume is the combination of white pants preferably with a red stripe – loose baseball pants are actually perfect – and a yellow leather jacket, preferably one that looks a size too small. Throw in some white Adidas tennis shoes and you’ve got Mercury’s iconic look at a Wembley Stadium show in 1986.

Remembering their own Freddie Mercury during the Closing Ceremony on Day 16 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 12, 2012 in London, England. Jeff J Mitchell - Getty Images

(Jeff J Mitchell – Getty Images)

4. Leather
If you can’t find Freddie’s famous yellow jacket (or anything close to it), just make sure you get something made of leather. He almost always had a shiny leather jacket or a leather newsboy cap on, so you should too.

Freddy In 1984 (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Freddy In 1984 (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

5. White tank top…
Whether or not he wore a leather jacket, Freddie almost always wore a white tank top, usually cut low. You could even get away with having just the top and still look like Freddie.

Freddie Mercury in 1982. (Photo by Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Freddie Mercury in 1982. (Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

6. Or a low-cut jumpsuit… for the man with a big set of stones.
If you’re not rocking leather or a white tank top, go for a tight, sparkly, low-cut one-sie. Freddie was a fan of them, especially in the early days, and there are even a few “Freddie Mercury” jumpsuits available online.

Freddy in 1977. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Freddy in 1977. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

7. Or Just Cover It All Up With A Huge Regal Red Cape
You might have a hard time finding a big, red cape and jeweled crown – representing the true royal the Queen front man was – but major points if you can.

(Denis O'Regan/Getty Images)

(Denis O’Regan/Getty Images)

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