I’ve been doing a lot of thieving. Scouring the interweb to find us some inspiration.
Generally speaking, when we think of Cult films, we don’t often get connotations of great fashion. In fact, we probably get the opposite. But stay with me, okay? I wanted to push the boat out a little in this issue of Geek Street, I wanted to push the boundaries… so here goes.
The Warriors (1979)
It’s all about the brown leather and aboriginal inspired bead-wear guys! Afro and punch-to-face make-up are optional.
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
I’m definitely not going to suggest wearing underwear and cod pieces outside of your trousers here folks. Although, it depend what you’re into I guess… But what I like about this, is the white on white, the braces, the lower lashes 😉 I also love bowler hats and military boots.
The Big Lebowski (1998)
Oh yes. This is more like it. Guys, have a huge excuse, on me, to stay in your chequered P.J bottoms. I’m also loving The Dude’s fabulous knitted number in this movie, along with Walter’s yellow aviators.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
Transvestism aside (or maybe fore-fronted?), the fashion consciousness of this movie is profound! You don’t have to be a cross dresser to admire the sheer glamorousness of these outfits. As the party season is upon us ladies (and gents) let’s get glittery.
Plan 9 from Outer Space (1956)
This black and white movie draws upon several unusual fashion decisions, but I actually really like the classic ‘Vampira’ image portrayed by Maila Nurmi, and though halloween is well and truly over, the ‘vampy’ fashion look is still strong. For this look, think classy gothic meets 1950’s sci-fi.
So, here’s my way of bringing a little of the cult film culture into your life. Oh, and if you haven’t seen any of the above films… get a grip and get them watched!