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 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

3 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

4 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

5 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

6 David Bowie David Bowie David Robert Jones (January 8, 1947 - January 10, 2016) was an English singer born in London, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He is credited for his experimental and creative musical discography which has won praise and accolades for many critics and fans. more.

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

He already did. Dartz, Lord Royal Highness

Mettaton, I believe - xandermartin98


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7 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.
8 Ardy Ardy

Kinda looks life he could be a anime ninja or something

9 That Poppy That Poppy
10 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 500,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or under more.

During what era? - BorisRule

The Contenders

11 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

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 Amelia Arsenic Amelia Arsenic
15 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.

16 The Curator The Curator

Looks like he could inspire a Pyramid Head knockoff.

17 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.
18 Avril Lavigne Avril Lavigne Avril Ramona Lavigne is a Canadian–French singer-songwriter and actress. By the age of 15, she had appeared on stage with Shania Twain; by 16, she had signed a two-album recording contract with Arista Records worth more than $2 million.
19 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.

20 Horrorkissen Horrorkissen

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

21 Oderus Urungus Oderus Urungus

Dave Brockie's costume can inspire an alien warrior.

22 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

23 Ayria Ayria

Reminds me of a punk rock teenager. - DynastiSugarPop

24 Grace Jones Grace Jones Grace Beverly Jones is a Jamaican-American supermodel, singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. Born in Jamaica, she moved when she was 13, along with her siblings, to live with her parents in Syracuse, New York.
25 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.
26 Mr. Lordi Mr. Lordi

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

27 Gackt Gackt Gakuto Oshiro (大城 ガクト Ōshiro Gakuto, born July 4, 1973), better known by his mononymous stage name Gackt, is a Japanese musician, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor. He has been active since 1993, first as the frontman of the short-lived independent band Cains:Feel, and then for more.
28 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.

29 Varg Vikernes Varg Vikernes Louis Cachet, (born Kristian Vikernes) more popularly known as Varg Vikernes, is a Norwegian musician, writer, and a convicted murderer and arsonist. He is known as the frontman of the one-man band Burzum (named after a word in the Black Speech, which is a fictional language in J.R.R. Tolkien's The more.

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

Awesome dude

30 Abbath Doom Occulta Abbath Doom Occulta Olve Eikemo, better known by his stage name Abbath Doom Occulta, is a Norwegian musician who best known as the former frontman of black metal band Immortal and the current frontman of the band Abbath.
31 Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
32 Keith Richards Keith Richards Keith Richards is an English musician—primarily a guitarist—singer, songwriter, best-selling memoirist, and founding member of the rock band The Rolling Stones.

Inspired Johnny Depp's performance as Jack Sparrow

33 Taddl Taddl Thaddeus Tjarks, better known by his stage and channel name Taddl or the pseudonym TJ_beastboy, is a German rapper, singer-songwriter, YouTube star and internet personality born on September 1, 1994. more.

You don't see it on this picture, but look at the other picture on here for his anime style new look. - Martin_Canine

34 Nina Hagen Nina Hagen Catharina Hagen, better known by her stage name Nina Hagen, is a German singer-songwriter and actress born on March 11, 1955 in former East Berlin. more.
35 Cro Cro Carlo Waibel, better known by his stage name Cro, is a German rapper, singer, producer and designer, who is represented by Chimperator Productions.
36 Satyr Satyr Sigurd "Satyr" Wongraven is the vocalist, lead and rhythm guitarist, bassist, and keyboardist for the Norwegian black metal band Satyricon.
37 Carl McCoy Carl McCoy
38 Mick Thomson Mick Thomson Mickael Gordon "Mick" Thomson is an American heavy metal musician. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, he is best known as one of two guitarists in Slipknot, in which he is designated #7.

Looks like a character straight out of Mortal Kombat. - ThatoneMetalhead

39 Miku Miku
40 Strify Strify
41 Entetainment Entetainment
42 Hollywood Hank Hollywood Hank
43 Nergal Nergal Adam Nergal Darski (born Adam Michał Darski; 10 June 1977 in Gdynia), is a Polish musician and television personality, best known for being the frontman for the black/death metal band Behemoth. more.
44 Dead Dead
45 Tuomas Holopainen Tuomas Holopainen Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen (born 25 December 1976) is a Finnish songwriter, multi-instrumentalist musician (but mainly keyboardist) and record producer, best known as the founder, leader, keyboardist and songwriter of symphonic metal band Nightwish. He also studied jazz and classical styles.
46 Johannes Eckerström Johannes Eckerström

Of the band Avatar

47 Geddy Lee Geddy Lee Geddy Lee Weinrib, known professionally as Geddy Lee, is a Canadian musician, singer and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist, bassist, and keyboardist for the Canadian rock group Rush.
48 Benji Madden Benji Madden
49 Till Lindemann Till Lindemann Till Lindemann is a German singer, songwriter, musician, actor, poet, and pyrotechnician. He is best known as the lead vocalist and frontman of the German Neue Deutsche Härte band Rammstein.
50 Joey Tempest Joey Tempest Rolf Magnus Joakim Larsson, better known as Joey Tempest, is a Swedish singer, lead singer, and main songwriter of the rock band Europe.
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1. Melanie Martinez
2. Tyler Joseph
3. Josh Dun
1. Amelia Arsenic
2. Ardy
3. Kanon


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