Rizzo from Grease

Rizzo is one of the iconic characters from the 1978 musical film Grease, and is played by Stockard Channing. Grease follows the life of high school students in the 1950s, specifically the story of Sandy and Danny who had a romance over the summer before the school year. Rizzo is the fierce leader of the Pink Ladies: a group of girls in matching pink jackets that adopt Sandy into the team.

To dress like Rizzo, wear a black blouse, black pants, a black waist belt and a Pink Ladies jacket. Another is a purple polo blouse with a black pencil skirt.

Cynthia Zdunowski from Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies

Cynthia Zdunowski (played by Ari Notartomaso) is one-fourth of the titular group at the heart of the prequel series Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies.  Cynthia has always dreamt of being a member of the T-birds, but isn’t allowed to join.  The Pink Ladies are born when Cynthia joins with friends Nancy, Olivia, and Jane.  Cynthia often wears trousers and favors more loose-fitting silhouettes than other members of the Pink Ladies.  Don’t be afraid to clash patterns as well, since Cynthia does so often.  The unique mustard-colored sweater with hood is difficult to find an exact match for, but several similar options exist so you can choose whichever you think looks closest.  Add Cynthia’s name to a Pink Ladies jacket with a black fabric marker.

nancy nakagawa from rise of the pink ladies

Nancy Nakagawa from Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies

Nancy Nakagawa (played by Tricia Fukuhara) is a founding member of the Pink Ladies alongside friends Olivia, Jane, and Cynthia in Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies.  Nancy is an aspiring fashion designer, a fact which comes across in her often unique and eccentric clothing choices.  A great example is her green lobster skirt, which is nearly impossible to find an exact match for, unless you’re particularly adept with a sewing machine yourself.  Similar options exist with either lobsters or the more standard ’50s poodle print.  Nancy pushes the limits of fashion, so don’t be afraid to accessorize your costume with brooches that evoke her signature embellishments or unique hairpins.  Finish your look with black loafers, white socks, and your Pink Ladies jacket with Nancy’s name added with a fabric marker to the front.

olivia valdovinos from rise of the pink ladies

Olivia Valdovinos from Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies

Olivia Valdovinos (played by Cheyenne Isabel Wells) is a founding member of the titular girl gang in Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies.  She forms the group alongside friends Nancy, Cynthia, and Jane.  A former straight-A student, Olivia’s school experience takes a bad turn after a male teacher has a relationship with her.  Much of Olivia’s wardrobe consists of more form-fitting attire than her friends.  When in doubt, a pencil skirt paired with a blouse and a pair of Mary Janes or t-strap heels will certainly do the trick.  Olivia isn’t afraid of color and often wears jewel tones.  If you can’t find an exact match for a certain piece, like her green dress or beige sweater top, try to get as close as you can by choosing pieces with similar silhouettes (or ones you aren’t afraid to alter with a pair of scissors).  Complete your costume with a gold cross necklace and signature Pink Ladies jacket; you can add Olivia’s name with a black fabric marker.

jane facciano from rise of the pink ladies

Jane Facciano from Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies

Jane Facciano (played by Marisa Davila) is a founding member of the Pink Ladies alongside friends Nancy, Olivia, and Cynthia in the prequel series Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies.  Jane is studious and bright, but her relationship with her high school’s quarterback leads to some unpleasant rumors circulating about her.  Since the series takes place in the 1950s, there is plenty of opportunity to recreate vintage silhouettes.  Jane has dark hair and wears a pair of chic cat eye glasses.  Her costumes often use accessories like thin waist-cinching belts and headbands.  Her skirts and dresses tend to be free-flowing and midi-length.  Pair your favorite Jane look with white socks and a pair of saddle shoes, and don’t forget your Pink Ladies jacket, which you can personalize with a fabric marker by adding Jane’s name to the front.

The Pink Ladies from Grease

The Pink Ladies from Grease

If you haven’t seen Grease by now, you’re missing out. Not only are the songs catchy and the lines almost infinitely quotable but the costumes are iconic. And perhaps none are more so than those of the Pink Ladies. Rizzo, Frenchie, Jan, and and Marty are sort of the girl gang of Rydell High. They more or less pair up with the T-Birds, the school’s unofficial greaser representatives. Of course there’s Sandy Olson too, though she doesn’t join until much later. And, alas, she never gets that iconic Pink Ladies jacket.

You can get one, though! In fact a Pink Ladies Jacket is more or less the one piece you absolutely need in order to pull of this costume. All of the girls change their clothes throughout the movie but that is one thing they are almost never seen without.

To finish off the look you could choose a classic ’50s A-Line dress, pearls, heels, and hair bows like Frenchie wears. Just make sure you get one of these ’50s hairstyles going too.

Or you might prefer the more daring look of capris, flats, and a button down like Rizzo wears.

No matter how you style it, as long as you’ve got the jacket and the attitude, you’re a Pink Lady through and through!

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.

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