Music

John Lennon from Yellow Submarine

John Lennon is one of the singers and guitarists of The Beatles. He writes many of the band’s songs with Paul McCartney. His other band members include George Harrison and Ringo Starr. In 1968, they starred in the animated movie, Yellow Submarine. The plot revolves around the Fab Four defeating the Blue Meanies, and of course, riding in a yellow submarine. The aesthetic is very colorful and trippy. The band released an album under the same name featuring the songs in the movie. Iron on the pink flowers to the shirt and use the fabric paint for the lines down the pants.

Ringo Starr from Yellow Submarine

Ringo Starr is the drummer of The Beatles. His real name is Richard Starkey, though he’s called Ringo for the many rings he wears on his fingers. His band members include Paul, John, and George. In 1968, they starred in the animated movie, Yellow Submarine. The plot revolves around the Fab Four defeating the Blue Meanies, and of course, riding in a yellow submarine. The aesthetic is very colorful and trippy. The band released an album under the same name featuring the songs in the movie. Use the fabric paint for the lines down the pants.

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Robert Palmer Girls from “Addicted to Love”

One of the most iconic music videos on MTV in the 1980s was Robert Palmer’s “Addicted to Love”. Behind Palmer stands a quintet of beautiful women in sheer black dresses and bright red lipstick. Even while grooving to the song, they keep stoic facial expressions.

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Amber von Tussle

Amber von Tussle is the secondary antagonist of the musical Hairspray.  Played by Brittany Snow in the 2007 movie and Cameron Dove in the 2016 live television special, Amber is a blonde beauty who often makes fun of Tracy Turnblad.  Hairspray is set in 1962, providing you with plenty of opportunities to recreate some classic vintage looks.  Finding exact matches for these kinds of costume pieces is almost impossible, so if you’re having trouble, be sure to focus on the classic silhouettes of the ’50s and ’60s to make your own one-of-a-kind look.  Though the most iconic looks for this character may be her chosen costume for the Miss Teenage Hairspray competition, there are plenty of vintage looks to choose from throughout the film or special, so don’t limit yourself and get creative!

George Harrison from Yellow Submarine

George Harrison from Yellow Submarine

In the animated musical film Yellow Submarine, George Harrison travels with his Beatles mates John, Paul, and Ringo travel by a yellow submarine with their friend Old Fred to Pepperland.

Paul McCartney from Yellow Submarine

Paul McCartney from Yellow Submarine

In the animated musical film Yellow Submarine, Paul McCartney travels with his Beatles mates John, George, and Ringo, travel by a yellow submarine with their friend Old Fred to Pepperland.

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City Girl’s Celestial Angel

City Girl’s fourth album, Celestial Angel, includes beautiful cover art reminiscent of 90s anime.  The city scene takes on an ethereal appearance with the cover character, likely the titular Celestial Angel, hovering off a set of stairs, an otherworldly glow enveloping her as she ascends.  The Angel’s appearance includes a blue skirt and puffy-sleeved blouse as well as blue chin-length hair.

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Mark Cohen from Rent

Mark Cohen is a character in the musical RENT, written by Jonathan Larson to depict bohemian life in Lower Manhattan’s East Village during the HIV/AIDS crisis. Mark serves as the musical’s narrator, documenting the events with his antique video camera. He is a struggling Jewish documentary filmmaker as well as Roger’s roommate. Maureen is his ex-girlfriend. Anthony Rapp portrayed Mark in both the Broadway run and 2005 movie-musical.

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Mimi Marquez from Rent

Mimi Marquez is a character in the musical RENT, written by Jonathan Larson to depict bohemian life in Lower Manhattan’s East Village during the HIV/AIDS crisis. She is a nineteen year old exotic dancer at a club called the Cat Scratch. She struggles with a drug addiction, and she is HIV positive like Angel. Mimi falls in love with Roger, and her growth throughout their romance is an important part of the story.

Angel from Rent

Angel Dumott Schunard is a character in the musical RENT, written by Jonathan Larson to depict bohemian life in Lower Manhattan’s East Village during the HIV/AIDS crisis. Angel is a street drummer who finds Collins beaten up and left on the street. The two blossom into lovers and move in together. Both of them are HIV positive, and Angel eventually succumbs to the disease. Her funeral is a pivotal point in the musical, and changes the relationships between the characters. She is very caring, giving, and kind. Fans speculate whether she is a drag queen or a transgender woman, or perhaps even genderfluid.