35 Crazy Rock Concert Outfit Ideas for Headbanging!

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When it comes to hype and spirit, no other music genre can beat the impeccable rock n’ roll! Imagine headbanging to the heavy tune of Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Iron Maiden, and many more. But before you gear up to rock, make sure to wear the appropriate rock concert outfit. It’s simple, and catchy, yet fashionable and stylish all at the same time.

Most people assume that there is no single dress code when it comes to watching a rock concert. While that may be true in some cases, you can still benefit from a bit of prep time, right? After all, you might want to look in your best shape should you brawl around in a mosh pit or high-fiving your idol from up close.

That’s the reason why thinking of awesome rock concert outfits should be at the top of your mind!

1. It’s All About the Attitude

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Let’s start off our list of awesome rock concert outfits by repeating what we’ve just said earlier. It actually doesn’t matter which outfit you choose to wear. At the end of the day, rock&roll is all about attitude and how you can enjoy yourself! Wear a tank top or sweatshirt if you feel like it.

2. Go Simple with Your Outfit

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Should you want to neglect our previous suggestion and come prepared before going to a rock gig, then please stay tuned! Despite all the awesome ideas that we can think of, we still suggest you pick simple outfits. A simple black shirt coupled with jeans or shorts might prove to be enough.

3. Black is the Concert’s Dress Code

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We don’t know how it started, but a black shirt seems to have become the uncanny dress code for a rock concert. In a sense, this proves to be a good idea, as a black outfit can practically be paired with any other color you want. So, make sure to wear your favorite band’s shirt and rock all night.

4. The Glam Rock Style

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There are a lot of rock subgenres, each with a different and unique style. One popular subgenre that rose in the 70s (and again in the late 80s) is the glam rock/metal style. This particular style also employs more complicated makeup and outfit compared to other rock subgenres. Therefore, you can overdress a bit when watching acts like Motley Crue or Poison.

5. Or try out the Grunge Style

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Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden exploded in the early 90s with the grunge wave, blowing out all the 80s pop metal scene. Aside from its awesome music, grunge also impacted the fashion culture. For those of you who want to try this style, you can wear a simple shirt from your favorite band in black or other dark colors!

6. Black and White Outfit

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Yes, we have told you that black is the outfit to go for a rock concert. However, it doesn’t mean that you can’t mix a little bit of white for your rock concert outfit. Plus, it’s so simple. Just wear a white minidress and cover it with a nice leather coat or jacket. You can also wear a black hat as a cherry on top.

7. Wear Leathered Outfits

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We’re just finished talking about implementing a beautiful leather coat into your rock concert outfit, but we haven’t done this particular thing yet. There are a lot of ways to dress yourself using leathered outfits. For starters, you can treat it as an extra layering to your fabulous shirt, then pair it with a leather skirt with a matching color down below.

8. Wear an Oversized Shirt

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Teenagers these days love to wear oversized shirts, as they think that it’s trendy and fashionable. Fortunately, rock music is made for young adults, making them the perfect couple. Therefore, try and wear an oversized shirt (preferably with the logo of your favorite band). Guys can wear jeans, while girls have the option to wear shorts. 

9. Mini Skirt will be Nice for Girls

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Rock concerts are just as energizing as their music. Therefore, it also requires you to move around during the concert. Bearing that thought in mind, we thought that you might welcome the idea of wearing a mini-skirt. A dark blue will be perfect, as it can be paired with a black shirt.

10. Gothic Outfits for Punk Rock Concert

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Gothic outfits tend to emanate a darker and gloomier mood than most other outfits. Despite that, it feels perfect for gothic outfits to be worn during a punk rock concert. For this ensemble, dark-colored outfits are essential. Don’t forget to wear black lipstick as well.

11. Wear Sunglasses

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Some concerts, especially when done during the afternoon, tend to be shiny for your eyes. That’s the reason why preparing sunglasses would be really great so that you can see your idol perform clearly. Moreover, their color will match perfectly with any black outfit that you’re going to wear.

12. Striped Shirt/Outfit

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Dark-colored shirts tend to be the favorites of people who are looking to wear awesome rock concert outfits. But despite that preference, you shouldn’t discount the idea of wearing a striped shirt. It’ll be perfect for those of you who are going to a softer rock concert from artists like Air Supply or Rod Stewart.

13. Punk Music Vest

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When you stumble upon spiky-haired, mohawk-style, punk-loving people, you’ll notice that most of them tend to wear customized vests with unique logos on them. Well, it goes without saying that this particular style can also be used for punk rock concerts. Just mix it up with a black shirt or tank top as well.

14. Black and Red Outfit

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If you haven’t noticed it yet, we’re telling you that a lot of the rock concert outfit ideas on our list tend to have at least a hint of black color on them! Here’s the upcoming idea: combine a black shirt (and leathered vest) with a pair of red pants. It’s so elegant and stylish, which makes it perfect for a rock show.

15. Wear KISS Makeups

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The legendary quartet of the 70s with iconic makeup, also known as KISS, has been rocking around for almost 50 years now. It’s no wonder that fans all around the world are eager to watch them. Show them some love by painting your face with their makeup during a rock concert!

16. Black and Blue Outfit Combination

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Here goes another awesome rock concert outfit that is based on the color black. Naturally, it preserves similar nature to the idea before. But instead of wearing chino red pants, you can opt for a more conventional outfit, which is denim jeans.

17. Denim and Cropped Top

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Some people love the idea of wearing denim outfits so much. For those of you who are intrigued with this idea, then please ditch your leathered jacket or vest in favor of denim jackets. But don’t forget to wear something black. It can come in the form of a cropped top inside the denim jacket.

18. Eddie T. Head!

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Eddie is Iron Maiden’s and metal’s most famous mascot. For those of you who enjoy Maiden’s glorious music, you can channel that enthusiasm by wearing a full-blown Eddie T Head costume during their concert. Don’t forget to wear a mask and wig as well!

19. Wear a Lace Up Leather Top

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While the notion of wearing black leathered vests is really exciting, some people can’t stand the heat and feel dizzy when surrounded by a crowd of human beings. If you have that same condition, a great alternative will be to wear a lace-up leather cropped top. Trust us: it’s really beautiful and makes you look cute and pretty. Plus, you can also pair it with denim shorts.

20. An All-black Outfit (Kinda)

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What are we thinking of? We haven’t yet put the signature all-black outfit onto our list of crazy rock concert outfits. So, here it is, but this time the idea goes with something extra. Aside from wearing a black shirt, shorts, and boots, you can also cover your upper body by wearing a denim jacket. Channel your rocking spirit with this awesome outfit combination!

21. Dress as Your Favorite Musician

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We do know that a rock concert is not the same as a comic convention or a Halloween party. However, there’s no shame in trying to mimic your idol by dressing up like them. Take Axl Rose and Slash as an example! They have iconic looks (as you can see with Slash’s hat and Axl’s outfit) that can be copied.

22. Wear a Tank Top

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Have we said to you before that a spirited rock concert might be a little bit too energetic for some people? To avoid passing out, some of you wouldn’t want to wear layered outfits. Instead, a simple tank top paired with shorts or jeans is enough for any rock concert!

23. Gray and Black

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Yes, black outfits should be the bread and butter of any rock concert outfit ideas that you’re thinking of. But this time, we’re going to let it slide if you’re thinking of making a gray shirt your main focus. Once you have a pictured shirt of your favorite band, you can pair it with a black miniskirt and boots.

24. Ripped Jeans!

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“Dress any way you want!” is the motto for rockers all around the world. But if you want to wear jeans, then please consider wearing ripped ones. Why you may ask. Well, rock and roll is a music that is freeing, and we felt that ripped jeans could represent that.

25. Masks are Fun

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While KISS is one of the first musicians to wear makeup, others will follow suit and use iconic masks for themselves, such as Slipknot and Buckethead. If you’re watching their concert, then make sure to wear masks that resemble your idol. But if you’re feeling dizzy, lose the mask for a while and take a breather.

26. Who Says You Can’t Wear White?

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Yes, black shirts are better suited for any rock concert outfit. However, it doesn’t mean that you can’t wear white shirts if you want to. That’s the reason why we’re bringing this idea up. Simply wear a white shirt or tank top. Then, you’re free to wear any pants you want down below.

27. Gray and Green

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Do you know what color can complement a gray shirt? Green! If you happen to have a green skirt, then make sure to try this combination out. We really think that it will be perfect for those of you who’re looking for a cute look!

28. A Semi Formal Outfit Won’t Hurt

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Rock and roll’s attitude is simple and energetic, which is why most rock concert outfits on this list tend to be casual. But once in a while, your idol may even wear formal outfits during a toned-down concert. So, why not copy that? After all, semi-formal outfits are really great. To do this, you can wear a patterned shirt and pair it with skinny ripped jeans.

29. Elegant Rocker

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Rock and roll is about attitude, and it’s correct. However, being a rock music lover doesn’t always mean that you should dress like a hobo. For one elegant rocker, wearing a plaid shirt and a black turtleneck shirt inside might be a wonderful idea to consider.

30. Tank Tops!

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Most of the time, we talk about white tank tops when discussing said outfit. But rock concert outfits demand special care, and that’s the reason why black tank tops work better for this occasion. Plus, you can also pair it with ripped denim shorts.

31. Color Your Hair

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Remember when we told you that punk rock lovers tend to develop spiky, mohawk hair? If you’re interested, then please go for it! However, make sure to look differently by coloring your hair. It’ll be one of the best and simplest rock concert outfit ideas ever!

32. Don’t Forget Your Hat

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Remember the Slash hat that we were talking about before? If you don’t want to copy his style but are still interested in wearing a hat, then go for it! But please try to wear a black hat for once, as it can match your shirt and pants or skirt.

33. Orange and Blue

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Once in a while, it will be great to emanate a cheerful-looking vibe from your clothes to a rock concert. What better way to do that than to wear a bright-colored shirt? Therefore, we highly recommend that you wear an orange cropped top. Feel free to wear dark blue jeans down below!

34. A Little Swag Won’t Matter

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If we’re being a little bit stereotypical, swag outfits are better suited for rap or hip-hop concerts. However, it never hurts to try and adopt this style when going to a rock concert. Try and wear a cap, a loose shirt in a jacket, and oversized pants!

35. Yellow and Black

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Let’s end our list of cool rock concert outfit ideas with a bang. What better way to end our list with a staple in this article: black outfits. You can wear this black skirt and pair them with something unique in the form of a yellow shirt. So freakin’ awesome!

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