Costume :The Sweet Transvestite
Variant :Frankenfurter
Source :Rocky Horror Picture Show
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2012

Costume Photos

Sweet transvestite, Cookie monster, Zombie

Myself as sweet transvestite and Alex Day

MCM expo october image

the outfit in action.

make up design

Progress 11th April


Hair refference

full stance reference

Sweet pose


Costume Information

Cost : £23.22
Time Taken : few hours shopping 3 hours ish sewing

This was a challenge from a friend who's doing a rocky horror group.
I love the character but I'm looking forward to the challenge of costuming as someone of the opposite gender, who's dressed as the opposite gender.
Working on the Tim Curry mannerism's already. ;)

I'm currently debating whether or not the binder is neccessary.
i'm fairly large chested so the corset might make it fairly obvious that i'm a woman :P


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Hi Fen, :)
Corset dilemma - I wouldnt worry about flattening down your boobs. In fact you could just go for a fem version if any one wanted to quibble. I think the drag makeup style will ultimately make the cosplay work.

by Ranma1-2 on Tuesday, 21 February, 2012 - 20:30
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I second that, go with comfy, they both look good on you :)

by Wyrdsister on Wednesday, 22 February, 2012 - 00:25
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thanks all :) I got given a far more accurate top which I'll post pictures of, which now has sorted the issue of boob-flattening, and is FAR comfier than both corsets together :) I'll post pictures tonight or tomorrow :)

by stitcher on Monday, 9 April, 2012 - 20:07
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Will there be a stage performance for masquerade? :P

by Ranma1-2 on Tuesday, 10 April, 2012 - 00:33
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I'm rather tempted, but I've never done one before at expo so i don't really know what goes on with them :P I know all of the songs, and I've got the right voice to sing his stuff... but i'm not even sure how you sign up for something like that :P

by stitcher on Tuesday, 10 April, 2012 - 19:03
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I will send you a pm with all you need to know. ^_^

by Ranma1-2 on Wednesday, 11 April, 2012 - 09:39
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FRANKIE!! your Frank is awesome! <3

by animekid3000 on Monday, 24 December, 2012 - 14:15

Shopping List

White Cream face paint (for make up base)£1.25Bought
Leather shorts£14.99Bought
thin strapped suspender belt£3.99Bought


The tutorial. It's here!!! (Posted 18th May 2012)

be nice. it's my first make up tutorial, AND my first tutorial of my own designs
but yeah here it is,
it took forever because I wanted it to fit in to just 2 songs so i had to cut a LOT of footage. but other than that I enjoyed making it. :)
Enjoy :)

make up (Posted 13th April 2012)

okay so it involves crazy amounts of work...
full face of white cream face paint,
a shed load of eyeshadow,
eyeliner felt tip,
a thin line of liquid liner,
blusher under the cheek bones
redish lipstick,
darker lipstick applied as liner,
a full face of hair spray to fix it,
then lip gloss OVER the fixative so my lips don't taste like death.

make up tutorial coming soon. :)

Corset dilema, (Updates) (Posted 10th April 2012)

so... my fabulous girlfriend gave be this waistcoat she had on the grounds that "it's very rocky horror, I think it would suit you more." and it's like pretty damn close to the original top thingy. lace up front backless waistcoat style doodah... and it needs a few tucks... but it's pretty darn perfect for something out of the blue. :)

Corset dilema, (and binders) (Posted 21st February 2012)

For my top half, I'm not sure to go with comfort or quality.
I hhave two black corsets that would be suitable.
One of which is better quality as it's steel boned, (It's also a lot prettier)
but my blastick boned one is ALOT more comfortable.
I'm wondering whether I can handle a full day in a damned difficult corset.
Also as the real sweet transvestite was actually flat chested.
is it worth me getting a binder? I have a lot to flatten if I'm honest but I'm sure if i lace my croset right it won't be too bad?

shoes, shorts, shake it. (Posted 2nd January 2012)

i've decided to use the same shoes and shorts as my sally bowles costume.

SHOES - because there's very little reference to shoes for dr frankenfurter on the internet mostly conflicting. so i figure any old black chunky heels will do. so black chunky shoes i have will do :)
SHORTS - I'm not confident enough to do the plain black knickers kind of look. so i'm going for the black hotpants. (sliiiiiightly more cover)
SHAKE IT - this is purely in refference to the hair. currently my hair is blonde and i rather like it this way. since wigs make me over heat and i'll be doing this mis may, I'm just going to wildly do my hair to match the style. expect a blonde sweet transvestite!