When you wear a costume every day for work, Halloween can be confusing.
So, what’s Halloween like for the cast of “Wicked”? Two cast members told us their plans for post-show Halloween parties.
Standby for lead character
Motivation: “We have to dress up in pretty crazy garb all the time, so I think most people are going to dress up as pretty normal things.”
The character: animated rock idol Jem, from the ’80s cartoon “Jem and the Holograms.”
The costume: “I’m going to wear a pink wig, just so I can style it and put a lot of goop in it. … I have this pink V-neck dress and this silver belt with a wrap, which is kind of her signature outfit. And, of course, pink pumps and the light pink hair.”
Ensemble member, sometimes the character Boq
Motivation: “I wanted to stay in the music genre, just something simple.”
The character: Former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash
The costume: “I’ll go with the wig, a top hat, probably one of those tuxedo jackets and ripped jeans. I might get one of those fake tattoos. I might bring along my ‘Guitar Hero’ guitar.”
But Simanski is considering another option. “Maybe I’ll just take a cardboard cutout of the letter P. And then … black out one of my eyes and go as a Black Eyed Pea.”