Jimi Hendrix found international superstardom in the late 1960s with the formation of a group called "The Jimi Hendrix Experience," whose hits included "Hey Joe," "Purple Haze" and " The Wind Cries Mary." He was renowned for his astonishing guitar playing, combined with a great songwriting and singing talent that captured worldwide attention, but his career was tragically cut short by his untimely death in 1970.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- Flowing, retro shirt
- Satin vest
- Flared jeans or trousers
- Black wig
- Black kohl eyeliner or fake moustache
- Gold medallions
- Electric guitar
Jimi Hendrix's style captured the spirit of the age but was also very individual. Search thrift stores to find a colourful retro-style shirt to wear. Hendrix often wore shirts with long, flowing sleeves made from light chiffon-type fabrics. Add a satin vest over the top of the shirt.
Team the shirt with flared jeans or dark trousers -- anything with a retro feel. Hendrix sometimes wore trousers made from psychedelic patterned fabric to match or coordinate with his shirts.
Buy a suitable wig to wear. Hendrix had dark, Afro-type hair that he wore long and unkempt. He also sported a thin, close-trimmed moustache that went across his upper lip and down the sides of his mouth. Draw on a moustache with black kohl pencil or buy one to stick on.
Accessorise your outfit with scarves and a headband. Hendrix often wore a headband tied around the front of his head. Use a long chiffon scarf to recreate this look. He also wore scarves tied at his waist as belts.
Complete the outfit with lots of gold jewellery. Hendrix wore large, ornate medallions. Sling an electric guitar around your neck to finish.
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