How to Make Sonny and Cher Costumes


The singing duo of Sonny and Cher are iconic figures of the 1960s. Because they had a very distinctive look, it's fairly easy to create a costume that people will recognize as Sonny or Cher. Use a few items from the thrift store or dollar shop to help you pull off the look.

Things You'll Need

  • Wig
  • Bell-bottom pants
  • Tie-dyed shirt
  • Headband
  • Costume gold jewelry or beads
  • Wear a long black wig if you are going as Cher, who is known for her long black hair. Sonny had a long black, bowl-shaped haircut with straight bangs. He also had a big black mustache, which you can recreate with an eyeliner pencil. Wear a headband tied around your forehead.

  • Wear bell bottoms pants. To really capture the look of the '60s, add funky trim to the bottoms such as beads or lace. Wear tie-dyed shirts or loose "peasant" type shirts and a wide belt with a large buckle. Put on your "love" beads or layer on gold costume jewelry. Sonny often wore his collar open with gold chains.

  • Apply heavy blue eye shadow and long red fingernails if you are going as Cher.

  • Find musical props such as a microphone or a tambourine.

Tips & Warnings

  • Lots of laughs!!!
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