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Marilyn Manson Costume

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Marilyn Manson Costume

Marilyn Manson

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Costume type:  Costumes for Women
Category:Halloween Costumes

This homemade costume for women entered our 2012 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Courtney, the 'Marilyn Manson' costume creator:

Marilyn Manson is a cultural icon who is well known for his gothic appearance. Over the years he has had many different looks.
I actually was teased in middle school and high school because of my goth appearance. Other students would call me Marilyn Manson, or sing 'the Beautiful People' when I would get on the bus. In High School they would sing the Dope Show at me.

It's funny now to me 10 years later as I normally honestly don't look anything like him :) I just thought I could pull of the costume and it would look awesome!

I went with the 2001 Holy Wood era inspired look.

I found just about everything on Ebay, a local vintage store here in Portland, or from my own closet.
The Hat originally had a metal star on it, which was removable. The top white trim was originally red, so I meticulously painted it white with two coats of white acrylic paint. The bottom white trim is a strand of white yarn that I used fabric glue to go completely around the hat.

Jacket/Trench Coat: Hollywood Vintage Portland $45
White Button Down: Hollywood Vintage Portland $29
Black Tie: Hollywood Vintage Portland $12
Military Hat: Hollywood Vintage Portland $28
Leggings: Forever21 $10.50
Pleather Corset: Ebay $30
Opera Pleather look Gloves: Ebay $16
Demonia Ripsaw Boots: Orange Clubwear $95
White out lenses in Intense white: HoneyColor.com $20

For makeup I went with MM's look from the video for Fight Song. I used a white cream makeup, not grease makeup. This allowed me to get a white toned face instead of making myself super white.

It was a lot of fun and I did a LOT of research staring at photos on google images. You don't always have to be exact, just have fun with it :)

Rating: 4.8 of 5. Votes: 73

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#1 comment by Katrina November 12, 2012

You look kick ass! Definatly a Marilyn look a like for sure. Screw what they said in highschool, you were awesome!

#2 comment by Jeff Wirth November 12, 2012

I was hanging out with Courtney on Halloween and friends of ours (who are friends with Courtney) kept having to ask me who I was there with. They didn't even recognize her through the costume! So great!

#3 comment by melanie November 12, 2012

I LOVE THIS COSTUME! you look exactly like marilyn manson, it's crazy!

#4 comment by Jo Case November 12, 2012

super duper awesome rad!!!!!

#5 comment by heather aslinger December 2, 2013

i love marilyn manson and your costume, you look just like him and fuck those kids who made fun of you in school i know what its like to be picked on , i was picked on all through elm.school because at recess i had to wear a helmet because when i was born i had to have skull surgery and kids picked on me a lot.

#6 comment by Jade November 17, 2014

How did you do it?

#7 comment by Emily February 22, 2015

How'd you do the arm sleeves?

#8 comment by Heather Clark (Krux) July 5, 2017

I have seen your cosplay/costume all over the Internet and I adore it! Such a great job!!! Thanks so much for sharing!

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