Costuming ideas for a "Rock Star party"
September 11, 2004 12:56 PM   Subscribe

So I'm going to a 'Rock Star party' tonight, and I'm looking for a quick and easy, but recognizable costume...

The thing is I have short black hair and I'd like to avoid wearing a wig (so many famous rock stars seem to have the long flowing hair thing...), and dying my hair is definitely out. So any ideas on something I can wip up real quick and might be halfway convincing?
posted by Stauf to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (18 answers total)
 
Just dress in black and tell everyone you're one of the Ramones after a haircut.
posted by cmonkey at 1:03 PM on September 11, 2004


I did this last semester. Get some hairgel and stick it up. Get a rageddy old t-shirt, some weird slacks, a tie, and some thick rimmed-glasses and you're an emo or punk star depending on how you fill out the outfit. Very easy to pull off and people seem to love it.
posted by jmd82 at 1:19 PM on September 11, 2004


Freddie Mercury?
posted by Tenuki at 1:30 PM on September 11, 2004


Wear a vest with jeans and claim you are a rock star from the '90s when everyone and their mothers had cut their hair short, like Jon Bon Jovi, et all.
posted by riffola at 1:33 PM on September 11, 2004


Chicken bucket, flannel shirt, mask, Buckethead.
Sure, B'head wears a wig, but this is a costume party, not Madame Tussaud's.
posted by britain at 1:49 PM on September 11, 2004


Buckethead is great, but how about Sid Vicious?
posted by oh posey at 1:51 PM on September 11, 2004


Ruffle hair, cover with flour. Sport big glasses and knowing smirk. Stand in corner. You're Warhol!
posted by davebush at 2:10 PM on September 11, 2004


I'm not sure how you define rock star, but

The guy from Weezer (River?) - geek glasses and converse

Lenny Kravitz, now that he has short hair - tight-fighting, sexy women's-type clothing, bell bottoms, long vests, no shirt, hoop rings/earrings and studs (wear them on anything that sticks out), stuff made of suede or fishnet, see-thru tshirts
posted by iconomy at 2:17 PM on September 11, 2004


Eye black around one eye, sweatshirt with a P on it. You're in the Black Eyed Peas. I see this groaner at Halloween every year.

Backwards Clothes: Naughty By Nature.
posted by Frank Grimes at 3:23 PM on September 11, 2004


Ruffle hair, cover with flour. Sport white makeup and dour visage. Stand in corner. You're Robert Smith!
posted by kenko at 3:43 PM on September 11, 2004


Hair spray hair straight up, apply baggy t-shirt, black eyeliner and crooked lipstick....you're Robert Smith.
posted by amandaudoff at 3:44 PM on September 11, 2004


lack sleep, get hung over and malnutritioned, paint bags under eyes if necessary, don't support own weight, lean a lot on everything, go boneless, swear and speak in mutters peppered with epiteths and run down others, bruise inside elbows, wear sunglasses, act like the bubble hasn't popped in anything yet, assume sexual favors, drugs and liquor are the least people will give, carry a small shark or red snapper, trail seaweed and fake vomit and answer amlost everything with "don't you know who i am?"

voila, low level celeb/dead/fabled rock star of choice
add signature items and work on your back story (best part)

or the bathrobe, toilet seat, amphetamine look with a fried peanut butter sandwich: last look of elvis route
posted by ethylene at 4:05 PM on September 11, 2004


Age in sun 30 years (minimum). Ruffle hair. Tight black jeans. Suede boots. White t-shirt. Leopard print blazer. Lounge in chair with rum and coke. Mumble, then laugh. You're Keith!
posted by davebush at 4:06 PM on September 11, 2004


the bathrobe, toilet seat, amphetamine look with a fried peanut butter sandwich: last look of elvis route

Genius.

So who are you gonna be?
posted by iconomy at 4:28 PM on September 11, 2004


Backwards Clothes: Naughty By Nature.

Um, you mean Kris Kros?
posted by ChasFile at 4:34 PM on September 11, 2004


Thanks a lot guys... I'm liking the emo thing (thanks jmd82) and the guy from weezer idea (thanks iconomy). I'll have to keep the other ideas in mind for the future ;)
posted by Stauf at 4:55 PM on September 11, 2004




bjork


or--
posted by ethylene at 5:16 PM on September 11, 2004


lots of makeup and hang a car steering wheel round your kneck.
or
stripy shirt, three day old blond beard and suicide note tacked to front.
or.... (and this may take some time,)
get two large pieces of carboard (Roughly same height, and slightly wider than you), and tape them flat to each other (with enough space, head and arm holes for your good self to fit sandwiched between them. When asked what pop star you are, blink several times, and say, pop star; I thought the theme was pop-tarts. Allow hilarity to ensue.
posted by seanyboy at 3:18 PM on September 12, 2004


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