The infamous bass player for The Sex Pistols and his troubled girlfriend, Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen were a doomed rock and roll couple that burned out amidst drugs, decadence and violence. If you are heading to a Halloween party this year or out to a local bar or club on or around the holiday, consider dressing as the punk rock couple this year. This costume idea is very original and requires little shopping or specialty items.
Sid Vicious Costume:
Sid had short, dark and spiky hair. If the male in your duo has short dark hair, he only needs to use a hair gel product to spike it out all over his head. If his hair is completely different, either very light or too long to spike, you may want to pick up a wig that is short enough to spike, or one that can be cut down to the right length and then gelled to a spiky style. A pair of jeans with the knees cut out and a tight fitting black tee shirt can be worn. A tee shirt with the Sex Pistols logo on it is also a good choice. A black motorcycle jacket with safety pins in it is a good choice for outerwear. Black motorcycle boots can complete the clothing. Another option for your Sid Vicious costume is to wear a white suit jacket and black leather pants. One very important element of the Sid Vicious costume is to wear the famous chain and padlock necklace that he is famous for. This can be hand crafted with items found in the home or after a quick trip to the hardware store.
Nancy Spungen Costume:
Nancy Spungen had mid length blond hair with bangs that was alternately curly and frizzy. If your hair is naturally curly and on the lighter side, simply style your hair with an eye towards creating frizz instead of eliminating it. If your hair is pin straight and dark, purchase a blond curly wig wherever Halloween costumes are sold and trim it if necessary. Any wild makeup is appropriate with an eye towards heavy eyeliner, mascara and dark eyeshadow. Use red lipstick to fill in your lips. Any black lace, leopard or bold clothing reminiscent of the punk rock era is appropriate. Use your imagination and have fun with the costume. Black fish net stocking can be worn, with holes and tears ripped in them if desired. Choose any footwear you feel goes with the costume, including Doc Marten combat boots, high heeled boots or short black booties. One must have of the Nancy Spungen costume is a silver handgun necklace that she was photographed in many times. This necklace can be found for around ten dollars on EBay or Amazon. Paint your nails black and you are all ready to go.
Optional Extras For Your Sid Vicious And Nancy Spungen Costumes:
Although he was charged with the murder of his girlfriend, but died before being tried, it is widely believed that Sid stabbed Nancy in a drug fueled haze. If desired, you can add a bit of artificial blood to the front of the Nancy Spungen costume. Sid Vicious was a notorious alcohol drinker, so carrying around an empty beer bottle or liquor bottle is also an appropriate prop.