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24 September 2014
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The thin white duke has changed his look more often than Geri Halliwell changes new age religions. But his Ziggy Stardust, '70s glam incarnation is probably his best loved which should guarantee you'll be a hit at the Christmas party. (There'll probably already be plenty of Audi driving bores covering Dave's Swiss banker, '80s Let's Dance incarnation). Oh and if you can pull off Dave's Diamond Dogs incarnation (half man, half dog) can you send us the pics? Thanks).

OK, like Jacko, you'll need an astral themed suit, something that suggests you're in the middle of a moonage daydream (See what we've done there? - You're sacked - Ed). Here Dave has opted for the all-in-one white, winged and padded shoulder spandex jump suit. Not an easy one to come by. Although we could have a word with our old friends in Pan's People... We suggest rummaging through your mum's wardrobe or scouring the car boot sales. Then you'll need some impossibly high platform boots, the type that give you vertigo after 10 minutes of wearing them. Consequently, mobility will be an issue so don't expect to shine on the dancefloor. Don't forget the spiky mullet but be warned, you'll be stuck with it for months. Oh and some theatrical white pancake makeup.

You can act as spacey as you like because remember, you're supposed to be David Bowie playing Ziggy Stardust, an intergalactic superstar. So, come midnight, if you haven't had any luck with the ladies, best to say: "Oh, is that the time, I'm due back at Alpha Centuria in half an hour. Merry Xmas, bye!"
You’d better hang on to yourself dear, dressed like that.


U Got The Look
Pusscycat dresses for the girls. Platforms for the boys.
Adam Ant
Adam Ant
Stand & deliver! Be a real prince charming with this look.
David Bowie
David Bowie
Fancy going all Ziggy Stardust? Spandex and makeup to the ready.
Human League
Human League
Lopsided haircuts for the boys and shocking eye makeup for the girls.
Michael Jackson
Shamone! How to achieve this look without cutting of your nose.
If there's a look, Madonna's had it. We recommend the Blond Ambition style.
MC Hammer
This man certainly had a distinctive look. Whether you want to copy it is up to you!
Pepsi & Shirley
Puffball skirts, pettycoats and knee-high socks.
Shakin Stevens
Comb up that quiff, put on the crepe-souled shoes and don a pink jacket.
Whether you wanna be Dave Hill or Noddy Holder, you'll look crazee like this.
Spandau Ballet
To cut a long story short, this smoothie style has got to be gold.
Mel C & Geri
Spice Girls
Sporty, Ginger, Baby, Scary and Posh. We got the tips for the ladies.
Even if you don't want to adopt the Wham! look, the pictures are worth a laugh.

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