Amy Winehouse, Grammy Winner and possible costume idea?

Sunday night, the Cadillac of music awards shows, the Grammys aired their 50th anniversary show, and by the time the dust had settled, Amy Winehouse walked away with five awards. Nominated in six categories, Winehouse’s wins included those in the categories of Best New Artist, Record of the Year, and Song of the Year for her smash hit, “Rehab.”

In case you’ve been living under a rock, Amy Winehouse is a throwback to soulful R&B/Motown-era singers like Tina Turner, Martha Reeves, and Gladys Knight — women with a darker edge of hardened reality to their voices. A refreshing change of pace from candy-coated pop tarts, Winehouse offers heavy ’60s powerhouse soul vocals in a modern punk package. A fairly troubled soul, Winehouse’s inner demons forced her into the place she “no, no, no”-ed, namely rehab. Hopefully, Amy Winehouse kicks her addictions and continues putting out solid albums.

Until the next album, you can get your own Amy Winehouse fix by throwing together the coolest costume that’s sure to make you the smash hit of your next costume party. To emulate Amy’s signature black beehive, pick up an Elvira wig and decorate it with a colorful scarf or alice band. Put on a slinky mini dress in either black or a polka dot pattern and pair it up with some simple ballet flats or platform heels. No Amy Winehouse costume would be complete without the Grammy winner’s horseshoe tattoo and a myriad of retro-style pinup girl tattoos on her arm. Choose from a selection of faux tattoos or, if you’re particularly artistic, draw a few of your own. Complete the look with Amy’s signature heavily winged eyeliner with some long-wearing liquid eyeliner.

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