|When Eddie said he didn't like his teddy, you knew he was a no-good kid!|
On Friday the 13th (the February one) the Capri Theatre held a screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. They hold these quite often, but this one was extra special as Nell Campbell (aka Columbia) was a guest! I pretty much squealed when I found out and found a friend to go along with me. Of course, I had to do a costume for the event and it didn't take long for me to pick one because I knew it had to be Eddie! He was Columbia's beau, after all. But I put my own spin on the costume because I knew screen accurate would do my head in. (Anal Retentive Rocky Horror is a great source for screen accurate, though).
I referenced Eddie's saxophone playing with my earring (only just visible), and his greaser hair with my high pony and front roll. I opted for a see-through t-shirt with a leopard print bra underneath (finishing off the leopard theme in the lapels and fish-nets) and changed the green glitter writing to pink. I just used regular glitter paint (not fabric) and regular acrylic to paint on the back of the jacket. It's kind of decimated now, unfortunately, but it lasted the night, which is all that matters. I forgot to take full length photos with the scar on (I have a selfie below), which is annoying!
But I am SO happy with this costume. The Rocky Horror Picture Show is my all-time favourite movie and being able to pay homage to it while meeting basically one of my childhood idols was amazing. (Just as amazing as that time I met Patricia Quinn). Plus singing along, yelling out lines, dodging rice, toast and wayward loo rolls, and seeing everyone else's costumes was so much fun.