Halloween Costume Idea: The Rocky Horror Picture Show in Honor of the Movie's 40th Anniversary
The campy Halloween flick, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, turned 40 this year. The cult classic has played continuously since its release in 1975, making it the longest-running movie in history—and one of the longest-running sources of costume inspiration. Honor the movie's four decades this Fright night by dressing up as one of the five main characters: Columbia, Riff Raff, Magenta, Janet Weiss, and Dr. Frank-N-Furter. The good news: Some of what you need is probably already in your closet.
Signature Look: Gold sequin top hat, red sequin bow tie, sequined short shorts, and a strapless top.
Make It Modern: Wear all-black (try a romper) and add a top hat and bow tie. Extra credit: Make 'em all covered in sequins.
Signature Look: Tuxedo, heeled boots, and a long blonde wig.
Make It Modern: Borrow from the boys and grab a tuxedo. Add a pair of heeled boots and top it off by flaunting a blonde wig.
Signature Look: Maid outfit and pale-faced makeup.
Make It Modern: Start with a basic LBD, tie on a white apron, and slip into fishnet tights. The pale makeup is key, so try using a foundation one shade lighter than your own.
Signature Look: Pink dress, white cardigan, soft curls, and a strand of pearls.
Make It Modern: Get Janet’s conservative look by picking a dress from your closet that has a collar. Top it off with a strand of pearls and a cardigan.
Signature Look: Dark corset, black curly-haired wig, pearls, fishnets, and sparkle gloves.
Make It Modern: A black bodysuit can serve as your base here, worn over fishnets. Then add the doctor's favorite finishing touches: A curly-haired black wig, sparkle gloves, and a corset.