If you want to stand out in your Halloween party, consider
dressing up as Marilyn Manson. The rocker has one of the most striking looks in
the music business. The pale complexion, weird contact lenses and unique,
elegant rockstar clothes can be recognized instantly by just about anyone. You
will need some effort with choosing the clothes and putting on the makeup, but
it will be definitely worth it.
Things you will need:
- White foundation
- Dark makeup
- Purple or red lipstick
- Pale blue or white contact
- Fake tattoos
- An elegant suit
Step 1: Very
pale, death-like complexion is essential to the Marilyn Manson look. His skin
is so white he looks like a corpse. It would help immensely if you happen to
have the same complexion, but if not, you should compensate by wearing lots of
white foundation to achieve that deathly pallor.
You may have to use industrial-strength makeup such as Mac
to achieve this. Make sure to put foundation on your neck as well to make the
look more “natural”.
Put on a slash of purple or red lipstick to emphasize the
pale skin for the ultimate gothic look.
Step 2: Marilyn
Manson’s eyes never look normal. He maintains that bizarre look by wearing
white or pale blue contact lens on one eye. This gives him a glassy eye look.
You can easily find such contact lenses at costume stores or optometry shops.
Step 3: Straight,
black hair is a must for the Marilyn Manson look. If you have black hair, all
you have to do is straighten it using a hair straightener. If you'd rather
leave your natural hair alone, then rent a black wig with straight, longish
Step 4: Tattoos
are a very important part of the Marilyn Manson outfit. If you don't have
tattoos, you don't need to get inked just for the occasion. Fake tattoos or
henna will do just fine. Marilyn has four or five tattoos on his arms. Check
out Marilyn's pictures to get an idea of what kind of fake tattoos to get and
where you should have them placed.
Step 5: Marilyn
Manson wears elegant suits during interviews or when he's roaming around town
with his woman of the moment. During concerts, the rockstar wears leather pants,
usually with no shirt on. Choose the look that you want to go with.
If you decide to wear a suit, accessorize with a top hat and
gloves. Some of the combinations you can choose from include a red tux with red
shirt and tie, a gray suit with black
tie and white shirt, a black suit with black shirt and white tie, or a black
suit with blue shirt and no tie. Suits
with unusual lining or piping will do greatly for this outfit.
If you're going for the leather look, accessorize by wearing
dark, oversize glasses. Wear silver chains around your neck and wrists.
If you want to go really extreme, find a tight-fitting body
suit with feathers and sequins on it.