If you are looking for a good Eddie costume for Halloween or a big cosplay event, here’s the winning formula for creating the most exciting outfit of the party! Let’s see how to dress up as Eddie from Rocky Horror Picture Show.
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The midnight showings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show have been the ultimate dress up party for 47 years and today you will learn how to transform yourself into Eddie from The Rocky Horror Picture Show for Halloween, your next dress up party or, better yet, for a midnight showing of the film at a theatre near you. So let’s create an Eddie Rocky Horror Picture Show costume.
Eddie is a character created by Richard O’Brien who appears in The Rocky Horror Show, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again. Since it’s debut the show has become a cult classic and is played in theaters around the world at midnight where the audience dresses in costumes and plays out scenes from the show. These midnight showings have been a worldwide phenomenon for 47 years and are still going strong.
“Rocky Horror” costumes Design
The Rocky Horror Picture Show costumes, including the costume worn by Eddie, were very daring during the time period and had a grungy, punk rock vibe. Some, including the costume designer herself, might even call the look strange or bizarre. Sue Blane designed the “Rocky Horror” costumes. She did both the original stage version in London and two years later designed the costumes for the film
“At the time they were quite anarchic from a costume point of view,” Blane said from London, where she recently mounted yet another stage production of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” “To see the body so close and so rough was a terrific shock unless you were used to seeing strip shows. . . . Now they don’t seem so shocking. You see people in the tube (subway) station that look far more bizarre and with less clothing.”Robinson, Gaile. “From the Archives: The ‘Rocky Horror’ Dress-for-Excess Look.” Los Angeles Times, 25 September 2015
To achieve the not so shocking look today of Eddie from The Rocky Horror Picture Show you’ll need to wear a leather vest or jacket, a pair of torn jeans, motorcycle boots, a bandana and a studded accessory or two. If you can add a saxophone you’ll have the Eddie look complete and you can Time Warp the night away in Rocky Horror style.
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