Music

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift is an American singer/songwriter. From “Love Story” to “You Belong with Me,” her songs narrate her personal and romantic life. She started out as a country singer, but her current music fits more of the pop genre. Taylor is one of the world’s best selling music artists and the highest earning female musician of the 2010s. Some of her hit albums include Red, Speak Now, 1989, and her most recent album, Lover. As most musicians, Taylor’s style has evolved throughout the years, so we have three looks from each era of her career. You can go classic country pop with her long hair and cowboy boots, Red style with a black fedora and red flats, or a modern T-Swift with a glittery dress.

Judge Turpin from Sweeney Todd

Judge Turpin is the main antagonist in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. He is a corrupt judge who falsely convicts Benjamin Barker/Sweeney Todd to be with his wife. Unable to withstand his abuse, she poisons herself, and the judge takes custody of her daughter. When she turns sixteen, he offers his hand in marriage, and she refuses. The mistreatment of his family is Todd’s main motive for murder and revenge. In the Tim Burton adaptation, Alan Rickman (aka Professor Severus Snape) plays the crooked character.

Jonathan Bree

Jonathan Bree

Guitarist and music producer Jonathan Bree is known for his frequent collaborations with fellow New Zealand artist Princess Chelsea (such as “The Cigarette Duet”). His solo work as a musician is just as entertaining and bizarre, as he hides his entire behind a white mask and wears very Beatle-esque clothing for his onstage ensemble.

Mrs Lovett Sweeney Todd Character

Mrs. Nellie Lovett from Sweeney Todd

Mrs. Nellie Lovett is a main character in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. She runs a pie shop, but she claims she serves the “worst pies in London.” When Benjamin Barker/Sweeney Todd visits, she comes up with the idea to turn his victims into pies. Mrs. Lovett becomes infatuated with Mr. Todd and plans to live a happy, married life with him, but he kills her when it’s revealed she hid information about his ex-wife. She’s rather eccentric and psychopathic, but she serves as comic relief. Helena Bonham Carter plays the role in the Tim Burton movie, which inspired this costume guide. Sew the red trim on the blouse for that pop of color, and style your hair with a teasing comb and hair spray.

Sweeney Todd Character

Benjamin Barker/Sweeney Todd

Benjamin Barker/Sweeney Todd is the main character of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. He first appeared in a Victorian penny dreadful serial, but his fame comes from the Stephen Sondheim musical, which was then adapted into a movie by Tim Burton. Throughout each iteration, his role remains the same: a psychopathic barber who murders his customers. Subsequently, Mrs. Lovett bakes the bodies of his victims into meat pies for her shop. He takes on the alias of Sweeney Todd to abandon the identity of Benjamin Barker, who had been falsely convicted and banished, to now take revenge on those who wronged him. He especially wants vengeance against Judge Turpin for kidnapping his daughter. This costume takes inspiration from the Tim Burton movie, where Johnny Depp stars as the title role.

Cigarette Duet

Cigarette Duet

“The Cigarette Duet” is a music video by New Zealand-based artist Princess Chelsea (Nikkel), which addresses the addictive nature cigarette smoking in the form of an argument between a couple. “It harms your pretty lungs,” co-vocalist Jonathan Bree pleads with a stubborn, pink-haired Chelsea, who insists that she’s only going to smoke once or twice a week, and she can quit anytime. “It’s just a cigarette!”

Mia Dolan from La La Land

Mia Dolan from La La Land

In La La Land, Mia Dolan (Emma Stone) is a struggling Los Angeles-based actress, whose path seems to keep crossing with that of Sebastian Wilder, a struggling jazz pianist. After enough coincidental encounters, a song, and a dance, they allow their lives to intertwine a bit more voluntarily. Below, I’ll show you how to recreate Mia’s iconic outfit from the movie posters, which she wears while dancing with Sebastian after a long walk on foot to find her missing car keys.

yung gravy character

Yung Gravy

Yung Gravy (Matthew Hauri) is an American rapper/musician. Other aliases include the Young Steve Harvey, Mr. Buttersworth, and Mr. Clean, as referenced in his hit single. He is a Minnesota native. His music falls into the new genre of meme rap. His vintage inspired fashion comes from his music, which is a blend of trap beats and oldies from the 60s and 70s. His lyrics flex his wealth and flirtations with older women. He often collaborates with Canadian rapper/musician, bbno$.

Sia Character

Sia

Sia is an Australian singer and songwriter. Her music falls under the pop, electropop, indie pop, and acid jazz genres. Some of her chart topping songs include “Elastic Heart,” “Cheap Thrills,” and “Chandelier.” Her avant garde music videos often feature dancer Maddie Ziegler. Aesthetically, Sia is known for her half white, half black bob with bangs that cover her eyes.

Mariah Carey Character

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, and television judge. She rose to fame in the 1990s after the success of her debut album. With songs like “Always Be My Baby” and “Hero,” she has won five Grammy awards. If you want a high glam diva aesthetic, opt for the wig and bodycon dress. If you want a casual costume, wear her studio outfit: a simple black cardigan and high waisted jeans. And  there’s always her Santa outfit from her hit holiday single, “All I Want For Christmas is You.” To fully transform into this iconic pop star, you can follow this makeup tutorial.