Metropolis – Another Vintage Halloween Costume Idea


I’m rethinking my Halloween costume. Instead of a Lichtenstein, I may do this instead.

I was searching on the internet for another Halloween idea that involved the fashion of Thierry Mugler. For those of you watching MTV in the late eighties, you’ll remember his fashion in George Michael’s Too Funky video.

And I had completely forgotten about this silver bikini he designed and how Metropolis it was. The other picture on the right is actually Dolce and Gabbana, but still feels like something Mugler would do.

I thought it would make such a cool retro inspired costume for Halloween. For those unfamiliar, Metropolis is a German film from 1927 and was a ground breaking film. The special effects were beyond what anyone else had done. It was also a very socially relevant film. But I will leave it up to the rest of you to Netflix the film. It should be a school requirement to see it, like reading The Great Gatsby.

I am going to attempt to do a much more simple version of the robot Maria from the movie.

I am also going to try to get my beau into it. How awesome would it be to have a friend be the mad scientist that creates robot Maria.


I am going to try to avoid anything this elaborate.

It can be as simple or elaborate as you are willing to make it. Start with a silver dress.

Add some silver tights that you can get from places like

I was thinking of getting some silver fabric and cutting and attaching by sewing or iron adhesive some of the lines and details of the costume to make it feel more 3-D.

And of course silver makeup and hairspray. I suggest a drop cloth in the bathroom to protect surfaces while you are using the hairspray. There will be a lot of overspray.

This would be the easy way to do this, but I think it might be better to get some stuff from the craft store to create the head piece.

I need to learn that I am not Superwoman. When am I going to find time to do this?

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  1. This is amazing! I might do something like that in the future, this is really inspiring!
    Too bad i wasnt invited to any Halloween parties this year 😛

    and btw, your blog is just fantastic <3 !

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