|Vyvyan Basterd Costume|
There were too many different punk styles to feature here in one blog post, but we can have fun recreating a very memorable one, at least.
If you're feeling too lazy to create a fancy dress costume from scratch, you can opt for a ready-made one instead. The one featured here is representing my favourite character from The Young Ones comedy series,Vyvyan Basterd who was, of course, played brilliantly by Ade Edmondson. The outfit includes a denim-look waistcoat, T-shirt, wig with orange hair and bracelets for your wrists. Unfortunately, it doesn't include the trousers, but you can always add a pair of old denim jeans and add a few extra rips to them.
At around £35 the costume isn't exactly cheap, and it is missing the chain and padlock that Vyvyan wore around his neck, so I did wonder whether you could save a bit of cash by creating a similar look using separate items. Despite extensive searching on Google and Amazon, the cheapest denim waistcoat I could locate was this was at Eastbeauty Store on Amazon;
|Izacu Slim Fit Denim Waistcoat|
Initially, I thought I'd found a real bargain as the price is just £12.99. However, the £10.12 shipping quickly wiped the smile from my face. Nevertheless, at £23.11 it's still the best value item I could find, and it's ideal for creating a punk costume with.
By adding some punk-themed button badges to the waistcoat you can easily create a punk style, and there are oodles of them at Amazon.
|Six Punk Button Badges £2.99|
This six pack is the great value at £2.99 including delivery.
Okay, so far we've spent £26.10, but we still need a wig, T-shirt, chain and padlock and bracelets. Of course, you could get away with wearing a plain T-shirt (preferably black) underneath your waistcoat.
|Anarchy Symbol T-shirt £5.99|
|Official Sex Pistols Tee £6.48|
|Blackspur Chain and Padlock £3.99|
|Black Leathger Gothic Punk Spike Bracelet|
|Orange, Spiky Punk Wig £9.99|
Alternatively, you can free yourself from the limitations of trying to look like Vyvyan Basterd and have more fun creating a completely different punk costume using the different accessories.
|Punk Rocker Mohawk Wig £6.99|
|Multi-coloured Mohican Wig £4.75|