Sonny and Cher were a pop music duo and stars of two hit TV shows in the 1970s. Their hit songs "I Got You, Babe" and "Baby Don't Go" are icons of the 60s music scene, and their appearances on television are a big part of the style and fashion of the 1970s.
Sonny and Cher met while they were both working for pop music producer Phil Spector. Cher sang backing vocals on many of Spector's hits, including "Be My Baby" and "You've Lost that Loving Feeling." Sonny and Cher were married and immediately began recording music together. They spun their pop fame in the 60s into two variety shows in the 70s, but divorced shortly after the TV shows ended in the mid 1970s.
Sonny and Cher costumes
are popular because so many people recognize Sonny and Cher from their fame in the 60s and 70s. Here are some ideas for Sonny and Cher costumes.
Hippie Sonny and Cher
Most Sonny and Cher costumes use their hippie style from music and television. Matching bright colors work best--a silk shirt and a long dress that match are a perfect fit for Sonny and Cher. Sonny often wore a faux leather Native American style vest, hippie style sunglasses in neon colors, and a big bushy mustache. Cher preferred longer dresses with lots of fringe.
Zombie Sonny and Cher
If you want to add an extra Halloween element to your Sonny and Cher costumes, you could dress up as the traditional hippie Sonny and Cher described above and turn them into zombies.
Green face and body paint, a little fake blood, and a hunger for brains are all you need to turn your Sonny and Cher costume into the perfect creepy Halloween outfit.
Other Sonny and Cher Costume Ideas
Remember that Sonny and Cher were famous for singing, so outfit your costume for Sonny and Cher with microphones, a tambourine, and anything else that screams pop music.
If you and your costume partner can sing (or even if you can't) you could belt out their hit song "I Got You, Babe" on request. It could be the extra bit of help you need to win the best costume contest.
Sonny and Cher are icons of the 60s and 70s, and their costumes should reflect that iconic period in their careers. Watch some old videos of their TV shows or their hit songs for more ideas on putting together the perfect Sonny and Cher costumes.