Adam Ant (the real one!) in 1980
WendyB (or Adam Ant??) in 2010
WendyB and I started planning our Halloween costumes last November (uh, yeah we are ridiculous) and when she told me her idea of dressing as Adam Ant, I felt comfortable enough to let her in on my secret desire to dress as Dale Bozzio from Missing Persons for years. I never had the guts to prance around in a plastic bra and then, Lady Gaga happened. Since Gaga practically stole Dale's look initially (though the Lady certainly has had some wild wardrobe ideas of her own), I didn't think anyone would pin me as Ms. Bozzio anymore. I was sure that if I attempted a Dale outfit, I would be mistaken for Lady G. and would be lost in a sea of hundreds of other Gaga costumes. So, I switched gears (but not decades!) and came up with Siouxsie Sioux as an alternative.
UPDATE: This photo just in! Thanks to beautiful, blonde, bombshell blogger, Tina (of the Occasional Cook). You can even see my "feather lashes."
Julie (Marie Antoinette), Me (Siouxsie), WendyB (Adam Ant), Tina (blonde bombshell)We were an 80's power couple! Wendy was such a convincing Adam Ant, I wasn't sure I trusted myself to be alone with her. Kidding! I kid, people, I jest. But seriously, her outfit and make-up were dead on... perfect! I, on the other hand, wasn't quite so perfect. After two hours of fussing with my eyes, lips and hair, I pretty much looked like a punk rock Cleopatra. I'm not saying that's such a bad thing, but it seemed like a little too much effort to fall short of my goal. Anyway, it was still a fun Halloween so I can't complain. Maybe next year I'll just go for it and rock a blonde wig with a shock of pink and blue, some silver spandex and a plastic bra...
Dale Bozzio is most definitely a "Noticeable One"