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Ideas please -Punk & Rockers party on a budget

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starfish4 Wed 10-Jun-15 10:38:21

I've been invited to a Punk & Rockers party (from any era). I know some are hiring costumes or buying them but I just haven't got that amount of money. Things I might be able to use are:

Black or blue (various shades) jeans
Black or tan boots, or black high heeled sandles
White embroidered blouse
Purple lacy top
Large white shawl with turquoise birds, have loads of turquoise jewellery
Long black beaded long necklace and bracelets
I can do heavy dark makeup or something with a touch of orange or pink and DD can provide dark or shocking nail varnish.

I have long chest length brown hair which can be worn up or down, straight or wavy. I don't fancy wearing a wig

My max budget is about £10, whether for a different top, leggins, some different accessories or whatever. DH says I haven't got to be precise, but I'm still at a loss.

Any ideas please!

0x530x610x750x630x79 Wed 10-Jun-15 10:40:23

ok make your hair greasy, find your oldest dirtiest jeans and t-shirt, biggest boots.

real biker/rocker

FauxFox Wed 10-Jun-15 10:45:21

Black jeans, boots and vest top, buy a cheap white or band T from Primark and slash it up, attach safety pins to hold some of the slashes together.

Heavy make-up - pale base, smoky eyes etc.

Optional choker style ribbon or leather collar/fake ear cuffs or nose ring.

Chop old opaque tights into lengths to make wrist warmers or roll/fold to make wrist bands.

Hair in two little high buns.

50ShadesOfSummer Wed 10-Jun-15 10:46:07

Punk on budget?

Head to the charity shop, get some shirts, jackets to rip up and put back together with safety pins. Add graffiti / spray paint, etc. Similarly, with ripped jeans or tights. Wear your heaviest boots. Accessorise with a dog collar.

Hair. Back-comb like crazy and spray a colour over it.

starfish4 Wed 10-Jun-15 14:16:05

Thanks for your replies, so far. We have a couple of local charity shops so will see what they've got in there, although, as mentioned Primark will be great for something cheap I can reck!

Pantsalive Wed 10-Jun-15 14:47:53

There's a lot you can do with a roll of black bin liners. Very authentic.

SevenDrunkenNights Wed 10-Jun-15 14:50:17

Curl your hair. Buy yourself a cheap top hat off eBay. Black jeans, boots and t shirt. Obligatory cigarette and bottle of Jack. Viola! Slash off Guns n Roses.

Don't thank me wink

0x530x610x750x630x79 Wed 10-Jun-15 14:51:39

the bottle of jack would bust the £10 budget

SevenDrunkenNights Wed 10-Jun-15 14:53:33

Miniature bottle?

Pumpkinette Wed 10-Jun-15 17:02:07

Skinny black jeans (ripped or normal) with black boots of some description. Then head to primark / forever 21 or new look for a band t shirt / long vest. You can get something like Ramones, guns and roses, Motörhead, Nirvana etc in many different styles of colours. If you are slim I would go for a long vest style if not then go for a t shirt.

Tartan might also work if you have anything in your wardrobe already - I'm thinking tartan dress with tights and boots or tartan trousers with plain black top.

I would go with big hair with a bit of wave / curl. Nails I would do dark - red, black, purple etc. Black leather or chunky silver type costume jewellery - maybe an ear cuff?

Makeup I would say plenty of black eyeliner and either a bright red or really dark red lipstick. Don't do black - only die hard goths can pull off black lipstick.

Floisme Wed 10-Jun-15 17:38:37

Do people really go out and buy punk outfits? shock
Bin liners
Anything ripped
Safety pins
Anything tartan
Dog collar for jewellry
Food colouring for hair
Blacked out teeth
Sorted

Pumpkinette Fri 12-Jun-15 00:28:20

Floisme - lol. Real punks don't dress like that. You've just described a halloween costume.

squizita Fri 12-Jun-15 11:09:27

Primark have Ramones tshirts and a few rock inspired ones too.
One of those with black jeans and doc martens style boots and you'll look like me any given day and you'll look pretty appropriate plus it's all wearable/non costume.
smile

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