Retro Movie Fashion : Cry-Baby

Retro Movie Fashion : Cry-Baby

About the project

01 Feb 2005
Miara Liness
2013 Digital Business Awards
2007 Drama Awards

In Cry-Baby’s world, it’s all about Squares vs. Drapes and my favorite Drape is the blonde haired bad girl named Wanda. Her ruby lip pout, tight wiggle dresses, and sassy attitude gets my vote for the perfect portrayal of a 1950s female outcast. We always root for the under dog, or in this case, a gal who is a Cry-Baby girl that lives by, “our bazooms are our weapons!”.

We have to give some fashion credit to a few of Allison’s looks when transforms from a Square to a Drape or as Cry-Baby names her a “Scrape”: half Square half Drape. Though her poodle skirts and ponytails are cute, she rocks those red lips just as good as Wanda. Allison you know you’re just a bad girl under all those Square clothing! *Wink*.

Regardless of whether you’re rooting for the Squares or the Drapes, there is no doubt that Cry-Baby is full of retro fashion eye candy. If you haven’t had a chance to see this cult classic, you should! (Source:

The Initial Concept.

What do you get when John Waters makes a musical that is based in 1954? You get an amazing movie that is full of quirky 50s nostalgia, a (very hot!) Jonny Depp aka Cry-Baby Walker and a whole lot of vintage-inspired fashions. Not only is the movie cast amazing, the dialog and the one-liners have me watching this flick again and again. But this blog isn’t a movie review blog–it’s a dedication to my love for Traci Lords character aka Wanda Woodward and the inspiration we find from her retro 1950s wardrobe!

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