Posts by HCShannon

Hamburglar (70s)

The jibbering stealer of hamburgers and frenemy of McDonald’s spokesclown, Ronald McDonald, this Hamburglar costume is based on his look from the original 1970s commercials, before he was given a cuter, more child-like appearance in later years.

Jimmy Hart

Jimmy Hart has managed many of the very best pro wrestlers over the years, including Hulk Hogan, Bret Hart, and “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase. He’s nicknamed the Mouth of the South, and used his megaphone to coach his proteges while distracting his opponents.

Davey Boy Smith, The British Bulldog

Davey Boy Smith, The British Bulldog

Davey Boy Smith, also known as The British Bulldog, is a pro wrestler who rose the ranks of the WWF (now WWE) in the 1980s. He makes his British heritage known by regaling himself with the Union Jack from head to toe.

Jake the Snake Roberts

Jake “The Snake” Roberts

Jake “The Snake” Roberts is a famous pro wrestler. The beloved star of the WWF (now WWE), often brought the source of his nickname into the ring to scare his opponents. He was also popularized the use of the DDT wrestling move.

Bartles & Jaymes

Bartles & Jaymes

Frank Bartles & Ed Jaymes are the beloved mascots of Barltes & Jaymes, E&J Gallo’s brand of wine cooler popular in the 80s. Bartles and Jaymes are based on the founders of the company, and are portrayed as two older folksy gentlemen who sit on a porch and chit chat.

Harpo Marx

Harpo Marx

Harpo Marx is the second oldest of the Marx Brothers. Harpo never spoke, instead expressing his comedy through physical actions, and preferring to communicate with horns and whistles, or by playing the harp.

Chico Marx

Chico Marx

Chico Marx is a member of the sibling vaudeville troupe Marx Brothers. Chico played the part of a rural Italian con artist who is uneducated but crafty and charming, sporting shabby clothes and a Tyrolean hat. He’s often partners with Harpo in trying to outfox Groucho.

Henry Spencer from Eraserhead

Henry Spencer from Eraserhead

In David Lynch’s debut Eraserhead, Henry Spencer (Jack Nance) is a working man who is left alone to care for his grossly deformed newborn baby in a desolate industrial wasteland. To faithfully repliacate Spencer’s hair, you’ll want to remove Elvis’s muttonchops from the wig.

Groucho Marx

Groucho Marx

Groucho Marx is a member and the third brother of the vaudeville act the Marx Brothers. His distinctive appearance is famed for the round spectacles, thick greasepaint mustache and eyebrows, and ever-present cigar. Groucho is a master of the witty one-liner.

John Deacon as Ena Sharples in "I Want To Break Free"

John Deacon as Ena Sharples in “I Want To Break Free”

Queen’s 1984 video for their song, “I Want To Break Free” featured the foursome dressed in drag as characters from “Coronation Street” a long-running soap opera from the United Kingdom. This includes John Deacon as Ena Sharples. Unfortunately, MTV execs and fans in the United States didn’t get it and it caused a minor controversy, stalling their career stateside, until at least the early 90s, after frontman, Freddie Mercury’s death. The video is now considered a camp classic.