Fans of dark cabaret and Gypsy punk often imitate the costumes of
1920s music hall, sideshow or burlesque performers.
Women such as Amanda Palmer of the Dresden Dolls sometimes combine
fetish wear such as garter belts, fishnet stockings or corsets with
dress clothing, such as a top hat and tailcoat, or traditional Romani
dress such as shawls, hoop earrings or colorful skirts.
Men often wear vintage Bowler hats, battered fedoras, tweed cloth
vests with more typical street punk fashions such as drainpipe trousers
or heavy boots.
Some artists, including Martyn Jacques of the Tiger Lillies, wear
white makeup inspired by French mime artists and the Emcee from Cabaret.
Learn more about various punk fashion
styles from the main page of this section.