Music

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Alexander Gumuchian, aka bbno$ (pronounced baby no money) is a Canadian rapper, singer, and songwriter. Born in Vancouver, he is best known for his freestyle raps and signature pink beanie/round glasses. His single, “Lalala,” which began as messing around with producer Y2K in the studio, unexpectedly went viral as a a Tiktok sensation. It now has over 600 million plays on Spotify. He often collaborates with fellow rapper Yung Gravy.

Damian from Mean Girls the Musical

Damian Hubbard is a character in the Mean Girls musical. Similar to the movie, he is Janis Sarkasian’s best friend who is “too gay to function” (but it’s only funny when Janis calls him that). The two take Cady Heron under their wing to navigate the cutthroat drama of American high school. Then they realize they Cady can help take down the Plastics by posing as one of them. But when Cady starts to seriously obsess over social media and her image, Damian tries to knock some sense into her with the song “Stop.” Grey Henson originated the role on Broadway. The show modernizes Damian’s look with flannel and a drag queen t-shirt.

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Asaka from Once On This Island

Asaka is one of the four gods in Once On This Island. The people on the island worship her as Mother of Earth, praying for her to “grow me a garden.” Asaka helps Ti Moune navigate the wild in her song “Mama Will Provide.” Glee star Alex Newell played this role in the 2018 Broadway revival. Clint Ramos designed this uniquely original costume; his concepts were inspired by the aftermath of natural disasters in the Caribbean. To make the skirt like the design, wrap the tablecloth around your waist. Use the fake leaves and flowers to embellish the headdress.

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The Weeknd in “Blinding Lights”

The Weeknd (Abel Tesfaye) is a Canadian singer and record producer. His main genres include R&B, pop, and alternative. His electronic sound and falsetto voice has inspired modern R&B. His hit single “Blinding Lights” appears on his latest album, After Hours. It’s a music video full of fast cars, sick reverb, – and you guessed it, blinding lights — with nearly 285 million views on Youtube.

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Ariana Grande in “Positions”

Ariana Grande is a pop singer who continues to stay at the top of the charts, perhaps the most popular of our generation. Her song “Positions”, which is also the title of her new album, has over 200 million listens on Spotify. The music video, which features Ariana quite literally “switching the positions” as the president and posing around the White House, garnered 108 million views on Youtube.  These are only two of her 60s-era Jackie Kennedy inspired outfits from the video. Others include a vintage houndstooth winter-coat and a yellow blazer with a matching yellow miniskirt.

Hayley Williams of Paramore

Hayley Williams of Paramore at The Final Riot Concert

Hayley Williams is a multi-talented singer, once hailed as the “great orange hope” by John Mayer the her iconic dyed orange hair she had in the Paramore band’s early days, and an accomplished musician in her own right. With her Paramore bandmade Taylor York, Williams has recently released a groundbreaking solo album which candidly gives insight to her personal struggles. Although Hayley Williams’ personal aesthetic has evolved considerably since her debut in the music world, we can’t help but go back to the classic redheaded punk look she sported during Paramore concerts in the mid 2000’s.

To cut and style the red wig we’ve linked below, you can follow this YouTube video tutorial for Scene haircuts.

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Evan Hansen from Dear Evan Hansen

Evan Hansen is the lead character in the musical Dear Evan Hansen. He’s a high school student with social anxiety, so his therapist suggests writing positive letters to himself. One letter gets mistaken for a suicide note from his acquaintance, Connor Murphy. To comfort the Murphy family, Evan forges e-mails between them. It’s revealed his broken arm was from falling out of a tree, possibly his own suicide attempt. Ben Platt originated the role, winning him the 2017 Tony for Best Actor in a Musical.  The show is currently running on Broadway at the Music Box Theater, where Jordan Fisher plays Evan Hansen. Wrap the gauze around your arm, and if you’d like, write Conor’s signature in Sharpie.

Katherine Plumber from Newsies

Katherine Plumber is a character in Disney’s Broadway musical, Newsies. She is a young journalist who writes the article that gets the Newsies in the paper. She becomes close with Jack Kelly, the leader of the July Newsboys strike, and they develop a romance. Her outfit retains the style of the early 1900s, which is when the actual strike took place. Notable actresses who portrayed Katherine include Stephanie Styles and Kara Lindsay.

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Anya from Anastasia (Musical)

Anya is the protagonist of the Broadway musical Anastasia. As in the movie of the same name, Anya remembers nothing about her past. She meets Dmitry and Vlad while trying to get tickets for Paris. Plotting to steal money from the Dowager Empress, who is looking for her granddaughter, the two men take her in, and select her as their Anastasia impostor. While teaching Anya how to pretend, she discovers who she really is, and also falls for Dmitry. With the music box, Anya remembers her family lullaby, “Once Upon a December,” and realizes that she’s actually Anastasia. At the end of the musical, she reunites with the Empress and donates the reward money to charity. She also gets with Dmitry and they leave Paris together. Christy Altomare originated the role of Anastasia on Broadway at the Broadhurst Theater.

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Catherine of Aragon from SIX! the Musical

“There’s n-n-n-n-no way!” Catherine of Aragon is a historical figure and character in SIX the Musical. She is the first wife who got divorced from Henry VIII. She had five miscarriages with only a surviving daughter, who would become Queen Mary. When Henry VIII became enamored with Anne Boleyn, he sought to marry her instead, thus needing to separate from Catherine. Her song “No Way” references her spirited refusal to grant him a divorce, defending herself as his true wife and rightful Queen of England. Renee Lamb starred in the original UK tour and Adrianna Hicks originated the role on Broadway. This is admittedly the most difficult SIX outfit to recreate, but we suggest some items that play off the design of the costume. Use the studded trim on the corset top and skirt. Want more queendom? Check out our other tutorials for the SIX queens!