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August 29, 2007 11:42 AM   Subscribe

I'm going to a song-themed costume party on Saturday, and I need ideas!

Examples include:
Cake - Short Skirt, Long Jacket
Garth Brooks - Two Pina Coladas (effective for the imbibing)
Bowling for Soup - Stacey's Mom (nothing but a towel)
Johnny Cash - Man in Black

The best cop-out option I've heard is Right Said Fred's I'm Too Sexy. "I'm too sexy for this party..."

Any genre is fine, as long as it would be recognizable by a generic group of 20somethings. I'm female, so I'm looking for something sexy or cute rather than goofy (though I'll entertain all suggestions). Thanks!
posted by natabat to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (40 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Wear an itsy-bitsy-teenie-weenie-yellow-polka-dot bikini.
posted by mds35 at 11:45 AM on August 29, 2007

Devil With a Blue Dress On
posted by obol at 11:46 AM on August 29, 2007 [1 favorite]

The Police - Roxanne (a red dress)
posted by silverstatue at 11:46 AM on August 29, 2007

Sharp dressed man-ZZ top
"Pink Shoelaces" by Dodie Stevens
Leather and Lace- Stevie Nicks

There must be 100s of these.
posted by cosmicbandito at 11:47 AM on August 29, 2007

Diamonds and Pearls + Rasperry Beret?
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 11:48 AM on August 29, 2007

Lady in Red
posted by obol at 11:54 AM on August 29, 2007

Wear something by LAMB and then go as Gwen Stefani, since all she can seem to sing about now is her clothing line.
posted by hermitosis at 11:56 AM on August 29, 2007

Diamonds and Pearls + Rasperry Beret + Purple (Rain) dress. Try to get the Beret from a second-hand store.
posted by cashman at 11:57 AM on August 29, 2007

Also: Hot Pants Explosion, by the B-52's.
posted by hermitosis at 11:57 AM on August 29, 2007

You Turn Me On I'm A Radio
Joni Mitchell
goofy and kinda hard to do, but if you showed up like that I would be way impressed because..its Joni Mitchell!
posted by gavtaylor at 11:58 AM on August 29, 2007

Patricia the Stripper - Chris de Berg

More seriously:

Putting on the Ritz, if you want formal
Forever in Blue Jeans, if you don't
posted by never used baby shoes at 11:58 AM on August 29, 2007

Karma Police by Radio Head is well known and would be great.
posted by gavtaylor at 11:59 AM on August 29, 2007

You can leave your hat on.
posted by macadamiaranch at 12:05 PM on August 29, 2007

posted by YoBananaBoy at 12:15 PM on August 29, 2007

White Sport coat and a pink Crustacean
posted by Megafly at 12:17 PM on August 29, 2007


Blue Suede Shoes
posted by Sassyfras at 12:17 PM on August 29, 2007

What about dressing like one of the women from Robert Palmer's "Addicted to Love" video?

Madonna's get-up from "Like a Virgin" could also be pretty fun, or her "Vogue" styles with the men's pants and connical bras. Not to mention "Material Girl"...
posted by junkbox at 12:38 PM on August 29, 2007

Hollies: Long Cool Woman In a Black Dress
Shorty Long/Mitch Ryder: Devil In A Blue Dress
Pete Townshend: Slit Skirts (mind you, that's plural)
posted by kimota at 12:50 PM on August 29, 2007

Name tag: "Janie"
Holding: plastic gun.
posted by sharkfu at 12:53 PM on August 29, 2007

Smog have a song called Dress Sexy at my Funeral - which would be a good excuse to wear something black and revealing...maybe with tear-streaked mascara?

Oooh! Or Leopardskin Pillbox Hat?

Also, Sheena is a Punk Rocker.
posted by tiny crocodile at 1:00 PM on August 29, 2007

Dress like a zombie for Oingo Boingp's "Dead Man's Party."
posted by misha at 1:07 PM on August 29, 2007

Fake fur coat and a green dress: "If I Had a Million Dollars".

And a box of Kraft Dinner!
posted by junkbox at 1:33 PM on August 29, 2007

I was going to also say to go as the karma Police, but I was beaten to it!
posted by Windigo at 1:34 PM on August 29, 2007

Black Sabbath - Jack the Stripper/Fairies Wear Boots
Modest Mouse - Styrofoam Boots
Piebald - Grace Kelly With Wings (a bit of a stretch, maybe)
Polvo - My Kimono
Steely Dan - The Fez
posted by saladin at 2:36 PM on August 29, 2007

Fox on the Run
posted by culberjo at 3:06 PM on August 29, 2007

"Jackie, Dressed in Cobras" by The New Pornographers. Snakes and a "hello my name is..." sticker is all you should need.
posted by travosaurus at 3:11 PM on August 29, 2007

If stoopid and sexy worked for Miss Teen SC, why not slap on a mini and some red lipstick, and carry a greasy T?
posted by rob511 at 3:45 PM on August 29, 2007

Why not Lola from Copacabana with yellow feathers in your hair and a dress cut down to there. Bonus points if you attend with Rico, who wears a diamond.
posted by mochapickle at 4:34 PM on August 29, 2007

Rabbit Fur Coat, ala Jenny Lewis?
posted by travosaurus at 4:37 PM on August 29, 2007

Long Black Veil, by... everyone.
posted by clh at 4:40 PM on August 29, 2007

What about a crude mondegreen? Could you "wrap up like a douche?" Bonus points if you add some running shoes to the ensemble.
posted by jquinby at 4:45 PM on August 29, 2007

Pink dress ... Psychedelic Furs - Pretty in Pink
posted by birdlady at 5:10 PM on August 29, 2007

the purple people eater?
posted by foxinthesnow at 5:24 PM on August 29, 2007

Zoot Suit Riot
posted by nax at 5:30 PM on August 29, 2007

We did a similar theme at a party once, where everyone had to dress as their favorite Queen song. I remember some serious stretches of the imagination, such as one guy who had a piece of string attached to the heel of his shoe with a tack on the end. His song? "Dragon Attack" (dragging a tack....oy!) Maybe you could wear a loose-fitting pair of sweatpants, stuff a few beach towels in the back and go as a Fat Bottomed Girl?
posted by Oriole Adams at 5:54 PM on August 29, 2007

Fembot in a Wet T-Shirt - Zappa
Caught With Your Pants Down - AC/DC
White Wedding - Billy Idol
White Trash Wedding - Dixie Chicks
Gumboots - Paul Simon
Pearl Necklace - ZZ Top
China Girl - Bowie
China Doll - Bruce Hornsby
Ragdoll - Aerosmith
Hand in Pocket - Alanis
Hand in Glove - Smiths
Hairshirt - REM
Sister Golden Hair - America
Girl in Green - Blue Rodeo
Tangled Up in Blue - Dylan
Tiny Dancer - Elton
The Nurse - White Stripes
The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
The Painter - Chris de Burgh
The Mermaid - Great Big Sea
Cupid - Jack Johnson
Pocahontas - Neil Young
Mary Had a Little Lamb - Stevie Ray Vaughn
Cinderilla - Britney Spears
Funky Monks - Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Her Majesty - Beatles
Henry the Eighth - Hermans Hermits
Guerrilla Soldier - Gowen
Lumberjack song - Monty Python
Graduation Day - Kanye West
Spiderman - Moxy Fruvous
Superman - Crash Test Dummies
Pseudo Silk Kimono - Marillion
Black Velveteen - Kravitz
Satin Chic - Goldfrapp
Foxey Lady - Hendrix
The Lady is a Tramp - Sinatra
Whiskey Drinking Woman - Nazareth
Woman in Chains - Tears for Fears
Witchy Woman - Eagles
American Woman - Guess Who
Queen of Spades - Styx
Queen of Hearts - Juice Newton
She's a Rebel - Green Day
Maneater - Nelly Furtato
Devil in Disguise - Elvis
Angel - from any of a plethora of artists and if the party goes well you could then claim ...
Drunken Angel - Lucinda Williams

Fun question :)
posted by phoque at 8:54 PM on August 29, 2007

How about the B-52's poodle Quiche Lorraine?
posted by brujita at 9:43 PM on August 29, 2007

goes as a furry, that's what i'm planning on for halloween.
posted by andywolf at 9:55 PM on August 29, 2007

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds! Even for the non-druggie-inclined, there's plenty of cute/wacky things you can do -- make a bunch of cellophane flowers (of yellow and green...) and give them to people, etc.

And you can wear diamonds, if you have them, and huge fake ones, if you don't.

Bonus points for kaleidoscopic eye makeup. Or eyes, if you're THAT hardcore. (I'm not.)
posted by mismatched at 9:22 AM on August 30, 2007

Response by poster: Thanks guys -- you threw out a lot of great ideas. 23skidoo came up with the one I wish I'd thought of, so that's the winner, but I'll be sending this thread to everyone who's asking me for song ideas.

Or maybe I shouldn't...I'll look much more clever that way :)
posted by natabat at 2:12 PM on August 31, 2007

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