Dr. Frank-N-Furter: DIY Cosplay
He’s a cult classic icon, a wild and bizarre madman with a bit of a mean streak, and a fabulous singer – he’s Dr. Frank-N-Furter, the main villain from the cult classic musical film The Rocky Horror Picture Show! A self-proclaimed “sweet transvestite from transsexual Transylvania”, he hosts crazy parties and dances in his huge castle, much to the shock of Brad and Janet, two straight-laced married young people who seek shelter in his home from the rain. This iconic character is a bold costume choice for any Halloween party or cosplay convention!
Check out the links below to make your own DIY Dr. Frank-N-Furter costume for cosplay or Halloween.
Dr. Frank-N-Furter Costume Ideas
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How to Dress Like Dr. Frank-N-Furter from The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Frank-N-Furter’s hair is a wild stuck-out mess of frizz in black, definitely a testament to the disco days the film was made in. You can get this look yourself by teasing your own hair with a brush and using lots of hairspray, or you can wear a wig.
You can buy wigs from most online costume websites and Halloween stores. Search for a pre-styled one, or use hairspray to style your wig yourself.
Get ready to slather on that cherry-red lipstick and a thick black eyebrow pencil, because Frank-N-Furter’s a serious fan of cosmetics! With drawn-on eyebrows, heavy smoky eye shadow, black mascara and dark red lipstick, his face is hard to forget.
You can purchase makeup supplies online or from the cosmetics counter at any drugstore. Check out online makeup tutorials and use photos of Frank-N-Furter from the film for inspiration!
Dr. Frank-N-Furter Makeup Tutorial:
Dr. Frank-N-Furter has two different memorable outfits from the film, so it’s up to you which one you prefer.
The first one is a long old-fashioned mint green hospital uniform like the type that brain surgeons wear, complete with a bright pink triangle patch sewn on the right side of it.
You can purchase medical uniforms online from most retail websites or Halloween stores, or you can sew your own Frank-N-Furter uniform from scratch using mint green fabric. He also wears silver fingerless gloves.
Dr. Frank-N-Furter’s second choice of costume is a bit more risque, involving a glittery vest bedazzled with dark silver sequins, the same silver fingerless gloves as before, a matching belt, black women’s underwear and black knee-high fishnet pantyhose held up with suspenders.
You can purchase similar items from retail websites, Halloween stores, lingerie shops, party stores or costume websites, or you can don your thread and scissors and sew your own by hand.
Last but not least, Frank-N-Furter is never seen anywhere without his large gaudy pearl necklace and his black high heel shoes. You can purchase similar costume jewelry on Amazon and other online shopping sites.
For the high heels, just stop by your local shoe store, Halloween store or costume website for a decent pair! With a costume like this, you’ll definitely steal the show at your next cosplay event!
About Dr. Frank-N-Furter
I’ll tell you once, I won’t tell you twice, you better wise up, Janet Weiss. Your apple pie don’t taste too nice. You better wise up, Janet Weiss.
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