Music

David Bowie from Life on Mars

In the music video for the 1971 single “Life on Mars”, glam rock star David Bowie is dressed in a turquoise “ice-blue” designer suit and heavy makeup. This unique look presents yet another facet of Bowie alongside his personas Ziggy Stardust and the Thin White Duke.

Ashley O from Black Mirror

Ashley O (Miley Cyrus), full name Ashley Ortiz, is a Grammy-winning pop singer in Black Mirror season 5, episode 3, entitled “Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too”. Adopted and managed by her aunt, Ashley O becomes disillusioned with her saccharine image and crass commercialization, forcing her aunt to take extreme measures to keep the money train rolling.

white and nerdy weird al

White and Nerdy Weird Al

White and Nerdy is a persona of Weird Al Yankovic
shown in the music video for the titular song from his 2006 album Straight Outta Lynwood. The look and song is a parody of Chamillionaire’s hit song “Ridin’ Dirty.”

Spider-Man Noir from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Spider-Man Noir from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

In Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Spider-Man Noir (voiced by Nicolas Cage) is a dark, monochromatic version of Peter Parker from a 1930s universe. He teams up with multiple Spider-Men from alternate dimensions including Miles Morales, Peter B. Parker, and Spider-Gwen to save New York City from the Kingpin.

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.

Roger Taylor as Suzie Birchwell from "I Want To Break Free"

Roger Taylor as Suzie Birchwell from “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 Roger Taylor as Suzie Birchwell. 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.

Brian May as Hilda Ogden from I Want to Break Free

Brian May as Hilda Ogden from “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 Brian May as Hilda Ogden. 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.

Freddie Mercury as Bet Lynch from "I Want To Break Free"

Freddie Mercury as Bet Lynch from “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. 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.

Carl from The Aquabats

Carl from The Aquabats

On The Aquabats Super Show, Carl is an enemy in cahoots with Cobra Man. He has a magic staff and runs the circus where Cobra Man lived and worked. Carl uses the magic stick for all his doing, but he is no good at hand to hand combat.

Papa Emeritus II

Papa Emeritus II

Ghost is a Swedish rock band that was formed in Linköping, Sweden in 2006. The lead singer, Tobias Forge, is known for his various imaginative stage personas. One of his most iconic is Papa Emeritus II, the second of Ghost’s supposed lead singers.