So, when we went to The Castro for a special squee-inducing Labyrinth showing and Q & A with the original cast and crew, we were lucky enough that our friend Frederick Mead, actor, writer and part-time face painter, was visiting from New Orleans and did our make-up.
When we went to see special Peaches Christ showing of 9 to 5, we decided to go a more traditional route by tying up and dragging a mustachioed woman through The Castro. We got more than just a little attention.
On Sunday, we’ll be going to see the 30th (WHA??!!) Anniversary showing of Purple Rain at The Balboa. One of us already has her costume, but the rest of us need quick and easy costume ideas.
Of course, if I had more time, I’d add 14 crinoline layers to a blue dress, glue some glasses to a waitress tray, and walk around all night saying, “Apollonia?!” over and over and over. (Maybe Halloween?) Help us out! We need some quick and easy regal costume ideas. You know how important this movie is to us! If you don’t know, to give you an idea, this is my bio for this site:
I’m a freelance writer, comedian and slumber party movie fanatic. It all started when I was 14 and walked down to Strawberries and purchased a copy of the best movie that has ever been or will ever be, Purple Rain. …And it only cost me 75 bucks. After that, I made my friends swear that they would not make fun of Morris Day before I would allow them to view The Precious. I’m not sure why I was afraid my Morris would be the subject of ridicule…maybe because he wore a doo-rag with a zoot suit.
Well, you could always rock the First Avenue manager Billy Sparks costume of the maroon or white velour sweatsuit and white frame sunglasses, and small fro. Oh yeah!
Side note: Prince actually has a bootleg track called “Billy’s Sunglasses” about that guy (his real name is Billy Sparks, he was one of Prince’s tour managers at the time).
Then there’s always the zoot suit option for Morris with a doo rag. Sheila E pulled it off in 2000 when she dressed up like Morris. Pic here:
Or just wear something purple – that ALWAYS works!
See you Sunday night!
LOVE IT! As much as I’d like to put on a wife-beater, a do-rag, and carry around my mini-vac while someone else carries a mirror for me…let’s face it. I’m Lisa. Always have been and always will be. Now to decide which side I should brush my hair to…
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