Ten Musicians' Ghosts That Still Stalk The Earth (And How To Dress Up As Them For Halloween)

Now that the calendar has official turned to September and the back-to-school fervor is over, we've come upon that special time once again when big-box retailers to start rolling out their Halloween merchandise. Since we here at DC9 love Halloween, we think it's never too early to begin planning that special costume that will no doubt win you big accolades at your local bar's costume contest.

And. hey, if you don't win prizes, having a costume that no one else immediately understands is a badge of pride. It's also a great way to pick up prospective romantic interests at said bar: "What the hell are you?" is a classic conversation starter.

So where then to find that perfect costume idea? One veritable gold mine for spooky costumes is the wealth of ghost stories that abound in the music world. The rule of thumb when it comes to musicians' ghosts is that the more famous and/or controversial the musician, the more ghost stories there are. Elvis Presley's ghost purportedly makes more appearances than the King did in his lifetime. Meanwhile, Hank Williams has also kept surprisingly busy since his death.

To that end, we've collected a list of our favorite music-related ghost stories, along with a few suggested supplies if you want to try and pull off the costume. Prepare to get the shivers in spite of the 100-degree meltdown outside.