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 Melanie Martinez Melanie Martinez Melanie Adele Martinez is an American singer and songwriter. Melanie Martinez auditioned for the American television vocal talent show The Voice and became a member of Team Adam.
2 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.

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

3 Tyler Joseph Tyler Joseph Tyler Robert Joseph is an American musician, singer-songwriter, and rapper. He is best known as the lead vocalist and keyboardist for American musical duo Twenty One Pilots.

I don't see him inspiring someone to make a fictional character that much. - Gruunge

4 Josh Dun Josh Dun Joshua William "Josh" Dun is an American musician. He is currently the drummer for the band Twenty One Pilots.

I don't see his looks inspiring someone to make a character. - Gruunge

5 David Bowie David Bowie David Robert Jones was an English singer 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.

He already did. Dartz, Lord Royal Highness

Mettaton, I believe - xandermartin98

I miss David Bowie. :( - DynastiSugarPop

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6 Jamie-Lee Kriewitz Jamie-Lee Kriewitz Jamie-Lee Kriewitz, going only by Jamie-Lee as her stage name, is a German singer born on March 18, 1998 in Bennigsen. She won the fifth season of the German edition of the casting show “The Voice” in 2015. more.

She reminds me of a love child of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and Melanie Martinez... - DynastiSugarPop

7 Ardy Ardy

Kinda looks life he could be a anime ninja or something

8 Britney Spears Britney Spears Britney Jean Spears is an American singer and actress. Born in McComb, Mississippi, and raised in Kentwood, Louisiana. She performed acting roles in stage productions and television shows like "The Mickey Mouse Club" as a child before signing with Jive Records in 1997 and going on to become a pop superstar more.
9 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.

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

10 That Poppy That Poppy

The Contenders

11 Michael Jackson Michael Jackson Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, dancer, and songwriter born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. He donated (at least) a remarkable 300,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or under more.
12 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.

13 Emma Bunton Emma Bunton
14 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.

15 The Curator The Curator

Looks like he could inspire a Pyramid Head knockoff.

16 Amelia Arsenic Amelia Arsenic
17 Nicki Minaj Nicki Minaj Nicki Minaj is a Trinidadian 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


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.

18 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.
19 Avril Lavigne Avril Lavigne
20 Oderus Urungus Oderus Urungus

Dave Brockie's costume can inspire an alien warrior.

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Top Remixes

1. Melanie Martinez
2. Tyler Joseph
3. Josh Dun
1. Amelia Arsenic
2. Ardy
3. Kanon



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