How to Dress Up as Joan Jett

By M.J. Salamone

Joan Jett started her music career in the seminal punk band, The Runaways, at the age of 15. She rose to solo success in the 1980s with hits like, "I Love Rock 'n Roll" and "Bad Reputation." She is one of the female legends of rock music, and her iconic style makes a good costume or cosplay inspiration.

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Joan Jett is a music industry icon.

The Joan Jett Look

To emulate Joan Jett, you need short, spiked black hair, which you can get by either dyeing and styling your hair or by wearing a wig. Wear an outfit comprising a punk rock T-shirt, black leather pants or leggings, a black leather jacket and black high-top sneakers. Accessorize with black belts, wristbands and a collar, studded with metal or spikes. Substitute black high-heel shoes for the sneakers, if desired. Wear an electric guitar strapped around you to complete the look. For makeup, use plenty of black wingtip eyeliner and temporary tattoos.