Still don't know what you're going to be for Halloween? We may be able to help. Bob's been credited with the creation and development of hundreds of characters in television, movies, the stage, etc... Channel your inner Bob Mackie and creatively improvise a costume. Here are just a few of those memorable characters you can be, with the aid of a few easy to find items.
Mrs. Wiggins from the Carol Burnett Show
What you need: low plunging top, preferably in burnout velvet, black pencil skirt, large bulbous jewelry, and pumps.
Additional materials: blonde wavy wig
Important characteristic to remember about the 'Wiggins Wiggle' even if you are, as Carol once put it to Bob, "flat back there" is to simply
"Stick your butt out in there."
Bonus: If you want to make it a couples costume, your partner just needs a suit to be Mr. Tudball.
Bob Mackie Circus Barbie
We are still in love with these MackieBound
creations Leslie Kay of DisneyBound
made for us a long while back. What you need: red bustier top or a black top with red blazer, gold/black leggings, black gloves (arm or kid length), top hat with feathers, and red or black boots.
Additional Materials: Red lipstick and star earrings
Bonus: When you have to sit, sit like you are swinging above the crowd like Barbie does
Sonny and Cher: The Original IT COUPLE
I mean how can we not include these two?
What you need for Cher: yellow shirt, furry vest, wide black belt, and bell bottoms
Bonus: long black wig, toy gun
What you need for Sonny: Paisely shirt, furry vest, wide black belt, tweed pants or bell bottoms
Bonus: sherif star, toy gun, and if you want to opt for the later-in-life Sonny look, you can always wear a fake mustache
And the best for last: Carol Burnett as Miss Starlett in Went With the Wind
What You Need: pink dress, green curtains, curtain rod, and gold rope tassels/curtain ties as a belt
Bonus: makeshift hat with gold fringes
What are some innovative ideas you have for a costume? We'd love to see them! Feel free to share your best costumes on our facebook page
or tweet it to @bobmackie
Have a Happy Halloween!