You came up with some masterpieces, folks! Let's get to it straightaway!
Meg says, "Clueless (a cinematic masterpiece) was my inspiration for Emma. She would have loved Cher's commitment to matching her clothes and since it came out in 1995 would have been able to influence her high school wardrobe. I also considered this for Rachel but felt that it would have been a bit too on trend for her, though I am sure she uses it as inspiration today."
Anything inspired by Clueless gets an A+ from me!
Seriously, girl. Your sets for this challenge are INSPIRED. Quit that job and make Polyvore sets for my amusement full-time instead. I pay in chocolates and sweater clips.
Courtney, you earned my eternal admiration and undying devotion with "Robbie Rulz!" Glee NEEDS to do a Robbie Williams song or I may never forgive them. PAY ATTENTION RYAN MURPHY. "LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU." NATIONALS. THAT IS ALL.
I bet Emma definitely had a different color pen for each of her classes! Love it!
G says, "I found this challenge a little tough. Emma in the 90s!?! Before her love for pencil skirts and frilly cardigans eek.
I thought Emma would be neither a geek or super popular, so I aimed for middleground. I took inspiration from the tv show "My so called life", florals, layers, stonewash denim, etc."
I like the idea of Emma having "a past!" Perhaps she was very different in her pre-cardi days!
G's Other Look!
G says, "Going for library chic, like Willow from Buffy but slightly toned down."
Eeee, Buffy! I'm working my way through the entire series right now. (No one spoil me, please!) It's becoming a Glee-level obsession, but I don't think I can handle WWBSW right now...
Emma would have gone for modesty for sure!
Banana clip! YES!
I could totally see her in big Irish knit sweaters!
Melissa says, "Emma, class of 1997, preferred the Petite Sophisticate look and stayed away from racy stores like Express. The 90s were matchy, matchy for preppy girls despite the yucky grunge look. We loved lapiz beads and gold jewelry. No girl would be caught dead without their Clinique pink powdered blush compact or Clinique Happy spray in their Dooney!
P.S. This is as close to a backpack as Emma would ever wear."
Clinique Happy! SO 90s! Brilliant call on the backpack, Melissa!
O says, "The inspiration here was 'What Would Emma Pillsbury Wear to My Eight Grade Social' (circa 1996). Every single girl was wearing a dress that was white on top and black on the bottom, hideous block heel sandals, and as much crystal jewelry (remember the famous "Y" necklace??) as she could carry on her 14-year-old self. Add in a terrible mall-hair-salon-updo, some "Mellie's Sparkles" and your mom's purse, and voila...ready for the Most. Important. Night. Ever. Emma would rock this party in her fab 90s attire but with her signature spin: bows aplenty (dress, shoes, and purse) and of course, her pale pink Hard Candy mani/pedi (done at home so as to avoid icky germs)."
Girl, I love the way you think.
HAHAHAHAHAHHA! You are cracking me up! PETER ANDRE!
Amy B's Look
Rachel TOTALLY read Sassy!
This is ingenious! I love the idea of what Rachel might have dressed like as a kid in the 90s!
All that neon? Absolutely!
Rachel is SO a Keds girl.
Meg says, "Because there is no way that a 90's version of Rachel Berry didn't own a closet full of Cosby sweaters and adding the overalls creates the grandmother/toddler combination that is the Rachel Berry we have come to know."
That sweater is perfect for her! I bet she made it herself.
Meg says, "Like Tina, Quinn doesn't change too much between the 90's and now. She keeps her sun-dress (floral prints being pretty big) and instead of her usual cardigan goes with a sheer blouse to put over it."
Perfect for her!
Amy B's Look
I could totally see her getting her Lilith Fair on in this outfit! HA! Stellar!
She would absolutely wear those pajama pants!
Another perfectly thought-out look!
The tights with the bows are the perfect touch!
The mismatched socks are a stroke of sheer genius!
Seriously did I mention THAT THIS SHOULD BE YOUR JOB?
Tina would have been SO grunge!
Meg says, "Because Tina just has to be a little grunge and I remember several people owning those long black cardigans (including me)."
HOW DO YOU GUYS MAKE SUCH PERFECT LOOKS? Seriously. I'm in awe.
I'm just going to stop even trying to say anything to accentuate your brilliance. In fact I'm going to start referring to you as Your Brilliance from now on, because you're royalty here.
Meg says, "Oh, Bell Bottoms. I remember going to Ceder Point one year and seeing a group of teenagers with huge Bell Bottoms that I could have worn as a dress. So that with an oriental print top would be perfect for Mercedes."
That top IS perfect for her!
I'm speechless. All I can come up with is a repeat of OMGOMG on an endless loop with your sets, Courtney!
Meg says, "Bare Midriffs and Santana just seem to go together. So I made this look for her and realized that it sort of looks like I would see on Topanga in 'Boy Meets World.'"
Topanga! A perfect comparison!
Aqua Net! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Love it!
Courtney says, "Brittany is so a Mariah Carey fan, I can tell."
Amy says, "As someone who was the furthest thing from a cheerleader, I like to think that being a cheerleader is genetic tendency."
I, too, did not inherit the cheerleader gene, but THANK GOODNESS Brittany did. I heart Brittany.
Meg says, "I looked to 'Clarissa Explains it All' for Brittany. I think she would have loved the bright colors that were mixed in that show and while the mixed patterns/colors would have also worked for Mercedes I decided it had to be Brittany because, really, could you imagine a show called 'Brittany Explains it All?' EPIC."
SOMEONE PLEASE MAKE THAT SPINOFF HAPPEN.
Samantha says, "I see Terri totally wishing to be as 'awesome' as the girls on 'Beverly Hills 90210'; I figured a Kelly Taylor-esque look from the 1st season would be right up her alley."
You nailed Terri!
Oh, I love this interpretation of April before The Fall! Excellent!
Courtney says, "Finn would be dragging his sorry butt around with his boxer shorts hanging out over his baggy jeans, Cons slopping around on his feet, hat on backwards, rocking out to Kris Kross on his Walkman."
WHAT DID I EVER DO TO DESERVE YOU, COURTNEY? Somewhere in my youth or childhood, I must have done something good.
Amy B's Look
TOTAL 90s' Alexander McQueen Kurt!
The Princess' Look
The perfect flashback of Will and Emma in high school!
Seeing these looks will only enhance Glee for me tonight! Thank you, everyone, for creating such amazing and fun 90s-inspired outfits!
If you create a look for a Fashion Challenge (this one or any in the future) and it doesn't appear, PLEASE let me know. Sometimes people create them but forget to email them to me, and with the number of sets I receive, I could very well miss one from time to time. EVERY look created will always be included, so if something ever happens with one of yours, email me to let me know! :)