The Rocky Horror Picture Show - Costumes, Corsets and dressing up
Characters and Costumes
Now that you have the base of your Rocky Horror Picture Show costume, you can build the rest of your outfit around it. Try adding a lacey pair of shorts in black, a garter belt and fishnet stockings. Heels and pearls to complete your look.
For your makeup, go for a bold blue eyeshadow and clashing red lip to take your Dr. Frank-N-Furter look to the next level.
The character of Columbia is another great option when it comes to creating a Rocky a Horror Picture Show costume. Columbia is a groupie who is in love with Frank. She wears a number of costumes throughout the production, with the most iconic being her glitter and sequins outfit, and also her corset and stockings ensemble. Dressing as Columbia is a great choice if you still want to go all out with your Rocky Horror Picture Show costume, but want to create a more feminine look than Dr. Frank-N-Furter.
The character of Magenta is a popular and fun choice for a Rocky Horror Picture Show costume. Magenta is a member of the household staff and like Columbia, she wears a number of costumes throughout the production. Magenta’s most well known outfit is her maid uniform and takes a simple black dress and white apron and makes it a truly iconic costume. With a plunging neckline and stockings her ensemble is sexy yet understated. Magenta’s look can easily be created and is a fantastic choice if you want to be instantly recognised as a Rocky Horror Picture Show character.
Creating the Magenta Style:
The Rocky Horror Picture Show Corset Dress
Our Black Corset Shirt Dress is a perfect base for your Magenta maid’s uniform. This little black dress has a formal collar, sheer sleeves and maximum bust support, so you will be able to Dance the Time Warp all night long! Simply add a white apron, sheer black stockings and heels to complete the look.
Magenta also dresses up for the formal dinner and her outfit in this scene is for the more adventures amongst us. A Black Underbust Corset, Black Lacy Bra, Underwear, Stockings & Suspenders are worn underneath a black sheer dress. Wearing a Black Overbust would be a great alternative, while still paying homage to Magenta.
Magenta has a really over the top, dark smokey eye, with extra long false lashes. A good rule of thumb, when you are applying both eyeshadow and eyeliner as Magenta, is when you think you have added enough…add some more! Remember to back comb your hair until it is as wide as your shoulders, this is another iconic part of the Magenta’s look and your lipstick has to be a statement red. Try going for anything high gloss to mirror the famous Rocky Horror Picture Show lips.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show Costume: An Alternative
Blog Author - Kerry-Sue Peplow