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If you are looking for some inspiration for a fancy dress costume, then look no further than the legends of rock from throughout the ages. Our musical icons have been presented in some of the most avant garde styles, some of which have inspired generations of fashion designers and trendsetters alike. To pay homage to your favourite star, check out this list for some real rock inspiration and check out the fancy dress costumes at Fancy Dress Ball:

Freddie Mercury – Queen

Queen’s frontman was a unique, flamboyant and unmistakably rock and roll. Some of the eye-catching outfits Mercury wore on stage and off will go down in the music fashion record books. One of the more famous outfits donned by the man himself is the white trouser, yellow jacket combo from the infamous ‘It’s a kind of Magic’, music video. To dress up as Freddie make sure your costume reflects this outfit and don’t forget the statement moustache for extra effect. Freddie’s black and white harlequin stage costume was sold for a massive £22,500 at Bonhams Entertainment Memorabilia sale in London on July the 3rd, hopefully, your costume won’t set you back that much!

Michael Jackson

When you think of famous music icons the acclaimed King of Pop Michael Jackson is always high on the list. Dressing up as Michael is loads of fun as he has supplied the modern media with so much fancy dress fodder over the years. The ultimate Halloween Michael Jackson outfit though, has to be a tribute to his own zombie inspired music video to infamous song ‘Thriller’. The renowned red and black jacket itself was sold in June last year atJulien’s Auction for a whopping $1.8 million. There are much cheaper versions out there though, so get the fake blood out and go for a wild Jacksonesque thriller of your own.

Madonna

And now one for the girls. If Michael Jackson is the King of Pop, Madonna is almost certainly the queen. The New York based artist has had so many iconic, show-stopping numbers it would be pretty hard to decide which one to go for. It is almost too tempting not to go for the Jean-Paul Gaultier designed cone chest of 1990 ‘Blond Ambition’ tour though. During Madonna’s 1984 ‘Like A Virgin’ tour she wore a white wedding dress which was sold via the New York basedGotta Have It! auction house for a staggering £3,750. Maybe a homemade costume might be a little more pocket friendly if you are thinking of taking ‘Madge’, on for a theme!

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