Music

Karen from Mean Girls (2024)

Karen is a character from the new 2024 musical movie Mean Girls, and is played by Avantika Vandanapu. This new film is based on the Mean Girls musical, a live broadway show that follows the story of the 2004 film Mean Girls, that we all know starring Lindsay Lohan and Rachel McAdams. Karen is a part of ‘the plastics’ which are the group of popular girls in school. She is known as the hilariously ditsy character.

Karen’s costume, like the others in this new take on the story follow current trends. One look you could recreate is this bright and trendy look that features a color-block chunky sweater and a blue crop top that ties in the front. Another is a pink look that features a pink button-front skirt, a pink tie-front sweater over a white lettuce hem top and red sunglasses.

George Harrison from Help!

Help! Is a wacky comedy film from 1965 that follows The Beatles as they are on the run and trying to protect Ringo Starr from a cult that is after them. In between scenes in the film, of course they have musical moments where they stop to preform their songs.

George Harrison has many different costumes int his film, but two in particular are standouts. One is his matching look with the rest of the members that consists of a black duster coat, a red and white scarf, and George in particular wears a black top hat. Another is his all-denim costume with a denim blue button down shirt, and blue denim jeans.

Saxsquatch

Saxsquatch

Dean Mitchell, real identity Saxsquatch, is a mysterious big foot-like creature who covers popular songs on his saxophone, including an EDM version of Hall & Oates’s hit Maneater.

Janis from Mean Girls (2024)

Janis is a character from the new 2024 musical movie Mean Girls, and is played by Auli’i Cravalho. This new film is based on the Mean Girls musical, a live broadway show that follows the story of the 2004 film Mean Girls, that we all know starring Lindsay Lohan and Rachel McAdams. Janis is friends with Cady and Damian. She’s known for her alternative and edgy style.

Janis’ costume, like the others in this new take on the story follow current trends. The way to recreate her look is wearing a green graphic tee, a sheer black shirt layered underneath, a black and white checkered belt, jean/ belt loop chain accessories, and blue eyeshadow. A black loose knitted top is also another layering piece that really brings together her punk style.

Gretchen from Mean Girls (2024)

Gretchen is a character from the new 2024 musical movie Mean Girls, and is played by Bebe Wood. This new film is based on the Mean Girls musical, a live broadway show that follows the story of the 2004 film Mean Girls, that we all know starring Lindsay Lohan and Rachel McAdams. Gretchen is a part of ‘the plastics’ which are the group of popular girls in school. She is known as the one that is insecure and loves gossip.

Gretchen’s costume, like the others in this new take on the story follow current trends. One look you could recreate is the look that features a brown patterned sweater vest worn over a white tee, and a matching brown scrunchie in her hair. Another is a light pink cardigan, a hot pink corset style tank top, and a pink printed mini skirt.

Jack Black as Bowser in "Peaches"

Jack Black as Bowser in “Peaches”

In the music video for “Peaches”, one of the featured songs from The Super Mario Bros. Movie in which he voices Bowser, Jack Black dresses in a green sequin suit and belts out a tune about his undying love for Princess Peach. He repeats the word “Peaches” about a hundred times, seated at a peach-colored grand piano with a bowl of peaches on top.

avril lavigne in sk8er boi music vid

Avril Lavigne in Sk8er Boi

Avril Lavigne is a Canadian musician who helped popularize the pop-punk sound that defined much of the early 2000s.  Her breakout hit was Sk8er Boi from her first album.  In the music video for it, Avril dons heavy eyeliner, a trucker hat, Converse sneakers, and her signature tie.  In Addition, Avril wears black and white striped socks, black pants, a wallet chain, and studded bracelets.  The t-shirt she wears in the video is green with yellow text.  You can find replica versions online, or choose another green t-shirt with a fitting theme.

Paul McCartney from Help! (The Night Before / I Need You)

Help! is a wacky comedy film from 1965 that follows The Beatles as they are on the run and trying to protect Ringo Starr from a cult that is after him. In between beats in the story, of course they have musical moments where they stop and perform their songs.

Two of these songs that feature this specific costume worn by Paul McCartney are The Night Before and I See You. The costume consists of an all beige suit with matching beige boots and a turtleneck sweater to match. Add a black mop-top wig to complete the look!

The Beatles from “I Feel Fine”

I Feel Fine is a music video and song by The Beatles from 1965. This song was released on the Capitol album Beatles ‘65. This silly music video is in black and white and features all 4 members Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. They each dress similarly with some unique elements to their outfit. George wears a brown turtleneck sweater, black dress pants, and black shoes. You can replace the brown sweater with gray if you’d like to keep the black and white look of the music video itself when doing a group costume. Paul and Ringo wear the same outfit: a black turtleneck, black dress pants, and black shoes. And finally, John wears a black turtleneck, black blazer, gray pants, and black shoes.

Julien Baker from Boygenius: The Film

Boygenius, a band that consists of singers Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus, and Julien Baker. They recently released their new album The Record and created, as well as starred in, a short film of three music videos directed by Kristen Stewart called The Film. The three songs featured are $20, Emily I’m Sorry, and True Blue. The artists wear similar outfits throughout all three videos, but each are unique to each person. In the final song True Blue, they paint a room completely blue and end up with it on themselves, which can be recreated with fabric paint, acrylic paint, and blue face paint for the skin.

To dress like Julien Baker in the video, wear a white sweater, black jeans, and to add more you can layer an orange safety vest like she wears during the first two songs in the film.

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