Sweet November Rain: Help with a Slash Costume
October 29, 2009 7:41 AM   Subscribe

Sympathy for the Devil: Help me complete my Halloween costume - Slash from Guns & Roses! Local (DC) availability is key...

So I have a wig, top hat, torn jeans and a few other elements I've added. I'm planning on stenciling a copy of his shoulder tatoo but I can handle that.

The only items that I'm in need of are:

-old grimey 80s style t-shirt. I was thinking a thrift store, but am not familiar with them in DC.
- reasonably priced ornaments, namely chains/necklaces/rings. I have asked around and was pointed to Hot Topic and stores like that...not sure I'd want to go that route unless absolutely necessary.
- place to pickup cool fake tattoos. Most of the halloween stores I have walked into have lame hentai or kiddie tats. I need something with some edge!

These items have to be available in dc. Bonus points for metro accessibility!

Thanks for helping Slash walk into the Paradise City!
posted by stratastar to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
(what about a guitar?)
posted by Sassyfras at 8:48 AM on October 29, 2009

Response by poster: I've got that covered!
posted by stratastar at 8:53 AM on October 29, 2009

Don't forget the cigarette dangling from your lips.
posted by cazoo at 10:04 AM on October 29, 2009

You can get a friend to draw on tattoos with a Sharpie.
posted by twistofrhyme at 10:47 AM on October 29, 2009

After seeing yer screen name, make sure the guitar is a Les Paul-style!
posted by peewinkle at 3:05 PM on October 29, 2009

why don't you want to go the cheap-crappy-trendy-store route?

go to forever 21 and i guarantee for $20 you will be able to buy so much jewelry you won't be able to stand upright.

on a similar note, if it's down to the wire and you need some scummy ratty vintage shirt, go to urban outfitters or h&m or somewhere -- they will sell you a distressed "80s-style" tshirt for $40 or so -- what a bargain! it's a lazy-man's thrift store!

for fake tattoos, try a big chain bookstore -- you're looking for the "dover publications" fake tattoo books. i used to buy these for my kids when i worked at summer camp. there are a lot of permutations of "cat", "fairy", "butterfly" and "glitter" (along with a surprising amount of subcategorized dinosaurs), but you can get some sweet shit like skulls, pirates, dragons and so forth.

just ask yerself -- what would slash do?
posted by chickadee at 7:15 PM on October 29, 2009 [1 favorite]

Sally's Beauty Supply sometimes has decent looking temporary tattoos. Dollar stores will also sometimes carry temps but the realism factor is all over (beware of sparkles).
posted by stray thoughts at 12:54 AM on October 30, 2009

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