Music

Rihanna

Rihanna, or Robyn Rihanna Fenty, is a singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur. Her main genres include pop, R&B, reggae, dance, and hip hop. A few of her chart toppers include “We Found Love,” “S&M,” and “Only Girl in the World,” which were all featured on Unapologetic, her first number one album. Rihanna is also an accomplished businesswoman. She is the founder and owner of the Clara Lionel Foundation, the FENTY fashion line, and the Fenty Beauty makeup brand. Her Instagram @badgirlriri has almost 80 million followers.

Ozzy Osbourne

John Michael “Ozzy” Osbourne is a singer, actor, and television personality. In the 1970s, he was the lead singer for the heavy metal band, Black Sabbath. This gave him his famous nickname “Prince of Darkness.” While he had a successful solo career, he has since reunited with the band on various occasions. The Osbourne family became the focus of reality TV show including his wife, Sharon, and their two children, Kelly and Jack. We’ve given various options for an Ozzy costume in this guide. You can follow an outfit based on the cover image, or you can mix and match different elements  to create your own Ozzy inspired look.

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Elton John

Sir Elton Hercules John is a famous singer, songwriter, pianist, and composer. Born in England as Reggie Dwight, his stage name borrows from Elton Dean and Long John Baldry. His hits include “Rocketman,” “Tiny Dancer,” and “Bennie and the Jets.” He is best known for his outrageous costumes, which have become iconic in both music and fashion. Rocketman, a musical biopic about his life, premiered in 2019, where Taron Egerton plays the role of Elton John.

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Pikotaro from Pen Pineapple Apple Pen

Pikotaro is a fictional singer portrayed by comedian Daimaou Kosaka in the bizarre viral music video for “Pen, Pineapple, Apple, Pen.” Though it has spawned numerous parodies and derivatives, some involving Pikotaro himself, the original music video has earned its fair share of accolades. What’s not to love about a man wearing animal print singing about common household items?

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Pierre Bezukhov from Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812

Pierre Bezukhov is one of the protagonists in the electropop opera Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812. Based on a part of Leo Tolstoy’s War & Peace, the musical revolves around the affair between Natasha Rostova and Anatole Kuragin. Meanwhile, Pierre is a social outcast with a heavy drinking problem. As described in the song “Pierre,” he is rich and unhappily married to Anatole’s sister, Helene. He suffers from depression, but he wants to get better. Pierre plays a crucial part in resolving the consequences of the affair. After comforting Natasha and gaining her affection, he sees the Great Comet of 1812 streak across the sky, resulting in his spiritual awakening. Singer Josh Groban is known for playing this role on Broadway, though Dave Malloy, the composer and lyricist, originated it.

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King George III from Hamilton

King George III is the main antagonist of the musical Hamilton, opposite Alexander Hamilton. Neurotic and menacing, the monarch threatens the revolution. After the war, he teases the colonies, questioning their ability to lead and mocking John Adams as president. He sings “You’ll Be Back,” “What Comes Next,” and “I Know Him.” Jonathan Groff, who you may recognize as the voice of Kristoff from Frozen, originated the role on Broadway.

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Alexander Hamilton from Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton is the title character of the musical Hamilton. Based on the biography by Ron Chernow, the musical details his life from coming to the colonies up until his death in the duel against Aaron Burr. Self-described as “young, scrappy, and hungry,” Alexander is set on helping shaping America gain its independence and lay its foundation, namely with the Constitution. He lets his voice be heard and refuses to throw away his shot. Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote the music, lyrics, and script — as well as originated the role on Broadway! This costume guide includes his soldier outfit from Act I.

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The Schuyler Sisters from Hamilton

They’re looking for a mind at work! The Schuyler sisters, Angelica, Eliza, and Peggy, are characters from the musical Hamilton. Angelica (Renee Elise Goldsberry) is the oldest sister who is reading “Common Sense” by Thomas Paine. She exhibits intellect and selflessness. Despite her romantic feelings towards Alexander Hamilton, she puts Eliza’s happiness over her own, and comes to her defense upon the release of the Reynolds Pamphlet. Eliza (Phillipa Soo) is the middle sister who is “helpless” for Alexander and becomes his wife. She continues his legacy after his death, such as raising funds for the Washington monument and establishing the first private orphanage in New York City. Peggy (Jasmine Cephas-Jones) is the youngest sister, nervous about being out after sundown — she’s really only known for her line “and Peggy!”

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Matty Healy from The 1975’s “Sincerity is Scary”

Matty Healy is the lead singer and frontman of the British pop-rock band, the 1975. This is his outfit from their 2018 music video, “Sincerity is Scary,” which has over 6 million views on Youtube.  The song is featured on their album “A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships.”

Debbie Harry from Blondie

Debbie Harry from Blondie

Debbie Harry is the lead singer of the band Blondie. Blondie was one of the frontier early punk bands of 1970’s New York City and played at the famed CBGB’s with bands like The Ramones and The New York Dolls. For Debbie’s hair I recommend using texturing paste and teasing it with a comb. Creating a dramatic smoky eye is essential, look up tutorials if you need a bit of practice. Finish off with a glossy lip and you are ready to go out.