Music

Danny Zuko

In Grease, Danny Zuko (John Travolta) is the leader of the Rydell High greaser gang known as the T-Birds. Confident and often arrogant, Zuko discovers that his summer fling may not be just a fling when it turns out his love interest, Sandy Olsson, transfers to his high school.

Amos Hart

Amos Hart is the loyal but dimwitted husband of Roxie Hart in the musical, Chicago. Portrayed by John C. Reilly in the film adaptation, his major musical number, “Mr. Cellophane,” is modeled after vaudeville tramp-clowns, reflecting his put-upon place in the story line. Vaudeville clown suits are difficult to find in black, so to replicate his tattered look, distress an oversized suit or pants and jacket, tie a large, silk scarf into a bow, and use light clown makeup.

Mary Sunshine

In Chicago, Mary Sunshine is the sensationalist tabloid report who follows the stories of the women on Cook County Jail’s “Murderesses’ Row.” Portrayed by Christine Baranski in the film adaptation, Mary Sunshine’s costume are in line with what a professional reporter would have worn in the 1920’s.

Childish Gambino from This Is America

Childish Gambino from This Is America

In the music video for “This is America”, Childish Gambino (Donald Glover) raps and dances as an expression of various themes including being black in America, gun violence, and police brutality. His gold chains are a nod to slavery, his movements to caricatures of Jim Crow, and the yellow shoes, who knows. Sew black buttons on the fly to get the pants matching as close as possible.

Tom DeLonge in First Date Video

In Blink-182’s music video for “First Date,” Tom DeLonge assumes his alter-ego Boomer, a crude and inconsiderate dimwit. Not much is known about Boomer other than that he has kissed his own brother, and is currently in prison for “undisclosed reasons.” For this costume, pretty much any lightly-colored yellow shirt will work.

Matron “Mama” Morton

Portrayed by Queen Latifah in the Chicago’s film adaptation, Matron “Mama” Morton is the corrupt matriarch of the Cook County Jail. She takes both Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly under her wing, but also fuels the rivalry between them.

Billy Flynn

Billy Flynn is the smooth-talking, highly-sought lawyer who defends the women of Murderesses’ Row in the musical, Chicago. Portrayed by Richard Gere in the film adaptation, Billy Flynn ignites the feud between Velma and Roxie when he chooses to represent Roxie.

Velma Kelly

Velma Kelly, portrayed by Catherine Zeta-Jones in the hit film, Chicago, is a nightclub singer and vaudevillian who is sent to Cook County Jail for murdering her husband and sister. She finds a rival for stardom when Roxie Hart arrives at the same prison and steals her spotlight.

D’arcy Wretzky

D’arcy Wretzky is the bass player of the alternative band The Smashing Pumpkins. Next to Courtney Love, she was a inspiration for alternative teenage girls of the 1990’s. If you want to pull off a grungy chic look, you’ve come to the right place.

There’s two outfits of hers that really stand out, worn during Lollapalooza in the ’90s. Fashion pieces that are certainly mainstream again: The first, a silver sleek silk camisole, a sheer black cardigan, some mom jeans, black sunglasses, and black boots. The second, the infamous orange & red striped long-sleeved shirt, black leggings, and another pair of black shades.

Plankton

Plankton from the SpongeBob Musical

In the SpongeBob Musical, Sheldon J. Plankton is the owner of the Chum Bucket and a rival to Mr. Krabs, the boss of SpongeBob SquarePants at the Krabby Patty. In the Broadway version of the character, Plankton wears an eye patch to give himself one eye.