Top 10 Musicians Whose Looks Could Inspire a Fictional Character's Design

This list is for all the character designers out there (especially those who love music). A lot of musicians have really cool looks that could inspire the design of a fictional character. Just the looks of their costumes or makeup are enough for you to say "I gotta make a character out of this guy."

Feel free to add more musicians who you think could be good inspirations for a character's look.

The Top Ten

1 Alice Cooper Alice Cooper Alice Cooper is an American singer, songwriter, musician and occasional actor whose career spans over five decades.

He looks like he could inspire the look of a guy who runs an evil circus. - SYLFan1234

Wow. I'm more curious as to why a guy would be named Alice. - Goku02

2 David Bowie David Bowie David Robert Jones was born in London on January 8, 1947, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He died in New York on January 10, 2016 at the age of 69, a hero to millions. more.

Him as Ziggy Stardust could inspire a certain sci-fi character. - SYLFan1234

He already did. Dartz, Lord Royal Highness

Mettaton, I believe - xandermartin98


3 King Diamond King Diamond Kim Bendix Petersen, better known by his stage name King Diamond, is a Danish heavy metal musician. He is known for his extensive vocal range, usually sung in falsetto. King Diamond was originally known as the vocalist for Mercyful Fate, but has become notorious for his horror themed Concept albums more.

Could inspire a vampire character or something. - SYLFan1234

He looks like Lucal Wesker from Seraph Of The End - TwilightKitsune

4 Thomas Bangalter Thomas Bangalter

I would've added Guy but I don't know if admin would approve of two guys in one item. Anyway, Thomas could very much inspire a robot character. - SYLFan1234

5 The Curator The Curator

Looks like he could inspire a Pyramid Head knockoff. - SYLFan1234

6 Oderus Urungus Oderus Urungus

Dave Brockie's costume can inspire an alien warrior. - SYLFan1234

7 Marilyn Manson Marilyn Manson Brian Hugh Warner, better known by his stage name Marilyn Manson, is an American musician, songwriter, actor, painter, multimedia artist, author, and former music journalist.

Marilyn Manson is an overall inspirational person; he's amazing. - maarilynmaanson

His looks are enough to inspire a horror movie villain's design. - SYLFan1234

8 Ardy Ardy

Kinda looks life he could be a anime ninja or something

9 Mr. Lordi Mr. Lordi

He looks like an inspiration for a ferocious goblin in a fantasy world. - SYLFan1234

10 Al Jourgensen Al Jourgensen Alain David Jourgensen (born Alejandro Ramírez Casas) is a Cuban-American musician, best known as the founder and frontman of industrial metal band Ministry (a pioneering band in the industrial metal genre).

Could inspire a cyberpunk character's look. - SYLFan1234

The Contenders

11 Nicki Minaj Nicki Minaj Nicki Minaj is an American rapper / pop music artist. Nicki is most known for songs like "Anaconda", "Only", "Truffle Butter", "Super Bass" and "Stupid Hoe" . Her real name is Onika Tanya Maraj. She was born on December 8, 1982 in Saint James Trinidad and Tobago. more.

Hell no, she can't inspire people and she decently can't inspire a Fictional Character's Design

She inspired me to stop listening to new rap. - Xean45

Nope. - SYLFan1234

She inspired Nintendo to make to make Jinx. Even the Pokedex entries match the theory:

Stadium~Talks in a strange, incomprehensible language. It is known for its weird wiggling that causes people to dance.

Silve~It speaks a language similar to that of humans. However, it seems to use dancing to communicate.

12 Amelia Arsenic Amelia Arsenic
13 Kanon Kanon Shinya Sano, better known by his stage name Kanon, is a bassist, backing vocalist and songwriter born on July 5th, 1984. He is known mostly for his work with Japanese dance rock band An Cafe.
14 Varg Vikernes Varg Vikernes

He looks like something out of a fantasy novel (I still don't like him as a person though due to his racist beliefs). - SYLFan1234

Awesome dude

15 Dahvie Vanity Dahvie Vanity David Jesus Torres, better known by his stage name Dahvie Vanity, is an American singer-songwriter and rapper born on September 5, 1984, who is best known as one half of Crunkcore duo Blood on the Dance Floor and as the face and creative mind behind Industrial project Sinners are Winners. He is also more.

Could inspire movie about pedofile

16 Horrorkissen Horrorkissen

She's like the anime version of Penelope Garcia from Criminal Minds or Abbie from Navy CIS. - Martin_Canine

17 Ayria Ayria
18 Grace Jones Grace Jones
19 Bill Kaulitz Bill Kaulitz Bill Kaulitz-Trümper, sometimes using the pseudonym Billy, is a German singer-songwriter born on September 1, 1989, best known for being the frontman, lead singer and writer of multi-platinum winning pop rock band Tokio Hotel. During the time his band was most popular in Germany, which was in the mid-to-late more.
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