8 Costume Party Ideas Based on Famous 90s Musicians

Here you are trying to find the perfect costume party ideas. Let us give you a hand! The 1990 decade represents the period when a couple of  musical genres reached their full maturity. Commercial pop music is represented by artists like Michael Jackson, as well as groups such as Backstreet Boys and Spice Girls. Eurodance turned into a huge sensation, with names like Scatman and 2 Unlimitated booming everywhere. the golden age of hip-hop is considered to have reached its peak during the the mid-1990s. Grunge, the rebellious rock genre, was a hit basically until Cobain passed away. There are many choices to pick from when you want to go to a 1990s costume party. Here are some examples of 1990s costumes party ideas for a fun night!

1. Kurt Cobain, Nirvana

Pulling a Kurt Cobain is quite easy. The signature green striped t-shirt  he was wearing during Nirvana’s famous hit “Smells like teen spirit” is a trademark of early 90s grunge. Just put it over a white blouse and pair it with some washed out blue jeans, that should do the trick. If you bleach your slightly longer hair, you have the whole pack.Kurt Cobain

2. Slash, Guns N’ Roses

The image of the famous Guns N’ Roses guitarist has three main characteristics: the top hat, curly long black hair and a pair of aviator glasses. While the hat may be a bit harder to find (check eBay!), getting your hands on a wig and a pair of aviator glasses should almost be a piece of cake. If you have access to a Les Paul guitar, make sure you can at least play the intro to ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’, it’s not that hard and it’s terribly catchy! Get a leather jacket to have the complete Slash costume.


3. Keith Flint, Prodigy

You know what you have to do to look like Maxim. First, you can’t be a firestarter if ain’t got the attitude. Now be ready to loose some hair. Make sure you’re only left with two iconic devilish horns. Dye them green, or pink, or any other bright color, but make sure you pair them with heavy black eye makeup. Some nose earing should round the image you want to prepare for a wild party.

Keith Flint - The Prodigy

4. Missy Elliot

The queen of 1990s hip hop had the bad ass attitude. She may not be known for a very distinct appearance, but her style is widely recognizable. Make sure you have some adequate bling, preferably a couple of pounds of bling, heavy eye makeup and sporty look. The Adidas sports suit should be fine, but choose a bright color.


5. Tupac Shakur

The king of 1990s hip hop liked to walk around shirtless. It might be an option for you as well, but check the party rules before. The bandana is the core piece of Tupac’s image. You should shave your head as well, or you might look ridiculous. Grow a mustache, grab some bling and that’s about it.

Tupac Shakur Portraits

6. Mc Hammer

The flamboyant rapper’s image can easily be recognized, but it’s not that easy to reproduce. Check some online stores, you might find the famous pair of pants. But a double breasted smooth yellow jacket is a must as well.

MC Hammer

7. John Frusciante, Red Hot Chili Peppers

The 1991 ‘Blood Sugar Sex Magik’ turned Red Hot Chili Peppers into superstars. The video for ‘Under the bridge’ is one of the landmark of early 1990’s larger rock scene, along with ‘Smell like teen spirit’. In fact, the clothing similarities are pretty obvious. Grab a colorful earflap hat, a red shirt with white stripes and some brown pants.

John Frusciante

8. New Kids on the Block

The best costume party ideas include the wacky early 1990s NKOTB. Hair is one of the most important aspects of the first successful boy bands’ image. Fortunately, it does not have to be very short, but you need to convince it to stay up, probably with the help of hair mousse. A bandana and Power Rangers-like faux-leather biker jacket will help you achieve the NKOTB look.

New Kids On The Block


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