While I’m a big fan of music and a big fan of movies, I don’t usually get down on Musicals. I’m unsure exactly why that is, but if more of them were like Repo! The Genetic Opera, I might be more into them. It is a Horror Rock Opera set in a dystopian future that (like any good sci-fi story) doesn’t feel too farfetched from reality.
I could have dressed up as Shilo Wallace, Amber Sweet, or Blind Mags, but when you already have a sweet long brown coat, the choice is made for you. For a hot minute, I got caught up in the details because I couldn’t create my own Zydrate gun from things I already owned, but I compromised by making a vial of Zydrate and calling it a day.
Outfit: White Scoop Neck Long Sleeve Shirt While Graverobber’s shirt is more yellow or antiqued white, this is as close as my wardrobe gets. A dingy basic white long-sleeve that I usually wear under things.
Olive Green High-Waisted Jersey Lattice-Hem Old Navy Leggings
Shoes: DAMNED-318 Demonia Black Vegan Leather Knee-High Buckle Boots
*PRO TIP: Keep your boots in shape with a pool noodle cut to size inside of them.
Accessories: Belts on Belts
Blue Fabric Belt leftover from a long sweater I no longer own.
Dark Brown Tooled Leather Belt with Silver Western Style Buckle
Brown Big Buckle Medallion Disc Boho Belt
Previously seen on Erin Hardesty from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Ash Williams from The Evil Dead
Outfit: Brown Suede and Faux Fur Lined Long Express Coat This was a present from two of my friends in college who chipped in to buy this for my Christmas/Birthday present when it went on sale because they had seen me try it on and pine for it at the mall when we were previously shopping together. One of the best gifts I’ve received to this day!
I put a little red boa on the collar with safety pins and bobby pins.
Hair: While the GraveRobber’s hair is actually brown with white, blue, and red streaks in it, I felt that this wig I have was the closest I could get with some extensions put in to give the same vibe. I contemplated using my own hair, but currently, the bottom half is faded out and bleached very light blue.
Colorful Clip-in Hair Extensions in Blue and Red
Face: Goth White™️ Manic Panic Cream/Powder Foundation over a layer of the Dreamtone Manic Panic Flawless Foundation and Color Corrector ( I very much prefer the cream/powder foundation for coverage, but I seem to always forget before I start applying the other one. 🤦♀️) Also, it was very hot wearing my long fur coat inside while taking photos, and my face started sweating in all this makeup too.)
Eyes: Blackest Black Glimmerstick from Avon
Carbon Black NYX Super Fat Eye Marker
Coal Eyeshadow from the AVON For The Love of Makeup Artist Palette
Ink Eyeshadow from the AVON For the Love of Makeup Artist Palette
Very Black Covergirl Lash Blast Volume Waterproof Mascara
Lips: Vamp Avon True Color Lipstick
Accessories: Black Fingerless Glove Arm Warmer Sleeves I think these are meant to have ribbons or chains between the buckles, but this is how I inherited them when someone left them at my house many years ago. I’ve had them tucked away with my gloves and used them for this character to stand in for the black buckled gloves GraveRobber wears.
Prop 1: This is a tabletop candle holder that previously had a bunch of fake mistletoe wrapped around it that I removed for this photoshoot. This is standing in for the handheld candelabra. It is a little too large, but I’m working with what I’ve got!
Prop 2: An old copy of the now-defunct City Pages I had in my scrapbooking stuff because my ex’s band is probably written about inside. 🤷 This is standing in for the black-and-white print publication Metro Gazette that GraveRobber reads. (If I were better at editing photos, I would have altered the image to have the headline and title changed to something relevant to the movie.)
Prop 3: I took an empty vial that used to have my cat’s medicine in it (thoroughly washed a couple times) and put some Blue Curacao inside to be a vial of Zydrate.
Catch me back here tomorrow for another post.
In the meantime, check out the Repo! The Genetic Opera: GraveRobber Vibes board on Pinterest.
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