by Inigo del Castillo in New Fashion on Friday 22 November 2013

Axl Rose is the lead vocalist and only remaining founding member of Guns N’ Roses, one of the world’s best-selling bands of all-time with more than 100 million records sold worldwide. So yeah, he is kinda popular, especially in the 80s and 90s. If you’re already planning for next year’s Halloween (hey, it’s never too early, right?), ditch the trendy costumes like Twerk-it Miley or Heisenberg. Chances are, someone has the same idea as you. Go for something timeless and stylish; something that Axl Rose’s wardrobe has.

Topless Axl Rose
Ok, let’s start off with something easy to pull off. Axl Rose was known for dressing down. A lot down. For this look, all you need is a pair of jeans, some accessories like Buddha beads or a rosary, tattoos (get a henna if you don’t have some), and long silky-smooth and fabulous hair. It would also be better for everyone if you have a gorgeous, chiselled jawline and a non-existent beer gut.

Axl’s Signature Look
If you’re the conservative kind, Rose also has a signature look that’s not always showing some skin, but still badass nonetheless. Grab everything that’s black and leather: black leather jacket, black leather jeans, and black leather cowboy boots. Add a bandana, sunglasses, and tattoos, to complete the look. Another variation: while we’re on the subject of grabbing everything black and leather, put on a black and leather face mask to pull of the Axl Rose S&M look.

The American flag jacket
Nothing says “America!” like wearing a US flag jacket and underwear to a hard rock concert. This one’s pretty simple. Get a US flag jacket, get white underwear and fill it with a sock (to emphasize the bulge like in the photo), and get Axl’s trademark sneakers with “AXL” written on it.

The American flag shorts
This one’s a variant of the “I love America!” Axl outfit, albeit more daring and will offend more conservative Americans. Just find underwear with the American flag on it and couple it with a pair of boots, and there you have it. Disclaimer: never wear in front US servicemen. Can be hazardous to your health.

Axl with a kilt
For people who do not understand anything about Europe or specifically Scotland, but want to make a fashion statement. Find a kilt and pair it with a Guns N’ Roses shirt and you’re good to go. Props if you include a bagpipe and a Scottish accent while singing Sweet Child O’ Mine.

Axl Rose, glam rock edition
Glam Rock was the cool thing back in the 80s, and even though Axl Rose was part of a hard rock band, he certainly wasn’t immune to this hair spray-loving trend. Usually Axl styled his beautiful mane rather simply, but here we see a rare glimpse of it glammed up. We do not know how to make fabulous hair like this – nor should we ever – but you can consult your local salon to find out, presumably after they judge you.

Couple costume: Axl Rose and Slash
What’s Halloween if you can’t integrate your partner with your costume right? Mario and Luigi couple costumes are so last year, it’s time to kick it up a notch with Axl Rose and Slash costumes! Your girlfriend might have an issue being topless Slash or even topless Axl, but we assure you, it’s worth it!

Axl CornRose
If you’re not digging Axl Rose’s golden locks, try to go for his cornrows variation. This is not his most popular look though, but hey, whatever floats your boat! And don’t forget the beard too.

Yellow raincoat Axl Rose
We do not know what’s going on here, but we assume this is Axl Rose’s fashion take on The Undertaker. Notice the striking resemblance between the two: fedora hat, long hair, scary beard, rain/trench coat, and glove. So this is actually two costumes in one! There’s you wearing Axl Rose, who’s wearing The Undertaker. You just got Halloween-ceptioned!

Old Axl Rose
Most fans of Axl Rose would be just about 30-40 years old now. And most likely, they have a bulging gut and wouldn’t look anywhere near mid-80s Axl Rose. But not to worry, you can always go as Old Axl Rose. Just wear some jeans, a shirt, a bandana, a wig, grow a beard, and most importantly, be yourself!