Some costume ideas based on "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" include the characters Columbia, Riff Raff, Magenta, Rocky and Dr. Frank-N-Furter. These characters are very eccentric and dress loudly. More subdued costume ideas include The Criminologist, who just wears a suit, and Dr. Everett Scott, who also wears a suit but uses a wheelchair.
To create a costume like the character Columbia from "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," use a multi-colored sequined bodice and short black shorts, fishnet stockings, and an oversized sequined bow tie. This character is strongly identified by its gold-sequined top hat and matching blazer and short red hair.
To make a Dr. Frank-N-Furter costume, you need a dark colored, front-lace corset and a short, curly dark-haired wig. Fake pearls, long shiny gloves, very high heels and a fur boa complete the costume. To mimic the makeup application of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, use white foundation and apply heavy blue eye shadow, black eyeliner and dark red lipstick.
The easiest costume to create from "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" is the Rocky character. The only items needed for this costume are a platinum, bowl-cut wig, golden hot pants or men's Speedo-style swimwear bottoms, and golden sandals. To complete the look, apply thick black eyeliner.