TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 17: Musician Keith Richards speaks onstage during the "Keith Richards: Under The Influence" press conference at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival at TIFF Bell Lightbox on September 17, 2015 in Toronto, Canada.

Why dress like a character from a movie or a TV show when you can be Keith Richards, one of rock’s greatest characters and icons, for Halloween?

Keith doesn’t have a signature outfit, but he certainly has a signature style that he has perfected in his 50-plus years in the public eye.  As much as we wanted to playfully list a series of pirate costumes as examples of how to dress like Keith, we think our checklist below will help you create the perfect Keith costume.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • The iconic “Who The F*ck Is Mick Jagger?” t-shirt.  (A vintage touch to the entire outfit.)
  • Statement Jacket/Blazer. (Either a bold solid color or bold print.)
  • Scarf/bandanna wrapped around the head. (Like in the photo above.)
  • Another scarf wrapped around your neck. (Don’t be afraid to mix patterns.  Keith sure as hell isn’t.)
  • Fedora-style hat (Optional)
  • Black aviator sunglasses. (Optional, but it really ties the look together.)
  • Skill Ring. (Like this one.)
  • Assorted silver bracelets. (Optional, but encouraged.)
  • Black Jeans.
  • Black boots.
  • Cigarettes.  (Of course, if you don’t smoke, candy cigarettes are an acceptable, whimsical alternative.)


Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights