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I'm thinking about Neil's hair circa 1987-1990, that big flop over hair thing he had. Does anyone know how to stlye hair like that?! I've got straight hair so it shouldn't be too hard, I hope. I'm going to an 80s party (!) and I must go as Neil Finn!

Also, where the hell can I get the lovely outfit Neil wears on the back of "woodface"? It seems very bizarre. Was it specially made?
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Plan to flop in the opposite direction your hair grows - if you usually part on one side, move it to the other side. Use a strong styling gel, and blow dry your hair upside down. When rightside up, spray hairspray on the roots while holding your hair up and gently dry. (you need some height before the flop starts)

Neil's hair was really short on the sides and back, so you might want to go for a trim.

The green jacket on Woodface has an unusually big floppy collar - it prob was custom-made and I doubt you'll find anything like it at Goodwill (thrift store). What you might do is find a jacket, then use a hot glue gun to apply fancy trim. I'd start with a western-style yoke on the back. The sleeves look like they've been cut from some kind of Knight of Columbus-type sash - I think you'd get a similar look with wide brocade trim.

Check the link: http://www.buckowens.com/museum-suits1.html The jacket in the middle looks like it could be made from a regular suit jacket tapered at the sides and shortened. Crowdies jackets of the 80's seem to have been either fairly short and fitted, or else Armani-style: boxy with shoulder pads and smooth solid (not tweedy) fabrics.

Good luck and be sure to post pix!
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Originally posted by jane:
[qb]Plan to flop in the opposite direction your hair grows - if you usually part on one side, move it to the other side. Use a strong styling gel, and blow dry your hair upside down. When rightside up, spray hairspray on the roots while holding your hair up and gently dry. (you need some height before the flop starts)

Neil's hair was really short on the sides and back, so you might want to go for a trim.

The green jacket on Woodface has an unusually big floppy collar - it prob was custom-made and I doubt you'll find anything like it at Goodwill (thrift store). What you might do is find a jacket, then use a hot glue gun to apply fancy trim. I'd start with a western-style yoke on the back. The sleeves look like they've been cut from some kind of Knight of Columbus-type sash - I think you'd get a similar look with wide brocade trim.

Check the link: http://www.buckowens.com/museum-suits1.html The jacket in the middle looks like it could be made from a regular suit jacket tapered at the sides and shortened. Crowdies jackets of the 80's seem to have been either fairly short and fitted, or else Armani-style: boxy with shoulder pads and smooth solid (not tweedy) fabrics.

Good luck and be sure to post pix![/qb]
That's a superb reply, thanks very much. You clearly have a great talent. I shall tell you how it went.

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