Spotify Is Throwing a Halloween Pop-Up Party With Costumes Inspired by Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X & More

Billie Eilish
Kenneth Cappello

Billie Eilish

Music fans can exclusively trick-or-treat with Spotify during Halloweekend this year, but the treats are sweeter than candy. The music streaming giant is celebrating artists who’ve pushed cultural boundaries by collecting them in a “Stay Scary” playlist and giving away free costumes based on their iconic wardrobe at a Halloween pop-up party Saturday (Oct. 26) in New York City.

Pulling from the stars’ music videos, live performances and signature pieces, the immersive experience honors the likes of Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X, Trippie Redd, MadonnaFreddie MercuryWillie NelsonGhostBad BunnyAlice CooperBritney SpearsJaden Smith and Blink-182.  

Fans can coronate themselves with Eilish’s spidery crown straight out of her “You Should See Me in a Crown” music video, rock Bad Bunny’s distinctive sunglasses and nail decals or drape a replica of the yellow python Spears planted on her shoulders during her iconic “I’m a Slave 4 U” performance at the 2001 MTV VMAs.

Their songs, alongside others like Janet Jackson’s “Rhythm Nation,” Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” and Marilyn Manson’s “The Beautiful People,” kick off Spotify’s “Stay Scary” playlist not because they’re spooky, but because these artists defied cultural norms.

The company will give out the limited costume pieces on a first-come, first-serve basis, as well as entertain attendees with a “dare to listen” playlist station and Spotify-produced short films “highlighting musicians who have stepped outside comfort zones for the sake of their art,” according to the release.

“Halloween is about celebrating the best in pop culture,” said Alex Bodman, Spotify vp, global executive creative director, in a press release. “We wanted to highlight some of the iconic artists who have thrilled, challenged and even shocked us, by inviting consumers to a pop-up they can truly immerse themselves in. It’s a celebration of iconic moments in music history and connects fans and artists in a way that only Spotify can."

The Spotify Halloween costume pop-up will be held Saturday (Oct. 26) from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at 163 Mercer Street.

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