How to Create a Madonna Costume

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Madonna is a cultural icon. She has been in the public eyes for decades now, and her popularity shows no true signs of decline. Her tours continue to sell widely, as do her records. Dressing like Madonna is a fun idea for Halloween.

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    Think outside the box. Madonna blazes her own trail through life, and you should be extra creative in your Madonna costume. Decide which version of Madonna you want to be. She has had many periods of metamorphosis. This costume will focus on the pop star version of Madonna from her "Like a Virgin" performance period.

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    Watch "Like a Virgin" and "Lucky Star." These music videos will give you extra inspiration for the attitude and fashion sense of Madonna.

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    Buy a blond wig if you are not a natural blond. You want to go with a wig that is short and can be loosely curled. If you are a natural blond, try to style it in a short style. Feel free to pin it up and curl it. Be sure to buy hair spray and styling gel if they are not already a part of your hair care bag of tricks.

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    Go to a vintage shop, and seek out funky clothes. Madonna didn't follow any of the fashion rules when she broke out as an MTV star. Black is a good colour choice, as are dark colours. Purple could look cool for Madonna as well.

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    Wear high heels. Fashion is a must for early Madonna and she looked oh-so-glamorous.

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    Add accessories. This may be the most important part. Gold bangle bracelets scream out the fun of the time period that Madonna perfectly captured.

Tips and warnings

  • Enhance the costume in your own personal way. You are a unique version of Madonna.
  • Don't forget the bracelets. They are a fun part of the look.

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