Monday, October 29, 2012

Fashion Nostalgia - Jem and the Holograms (Part II)

Hey all you radio listeners and online shakers, this your host Symone giving you the latest in fashions, past present and future!

Now a long time along I had a post that recap the fashion from our past. Whether it's from different people, situations, TV shows, movies, etc. For my first post, I choose the TV show that really amazed me with its fashion of that time era and plot line of the story, Jem and the Holograms. The last post was mainly about the main character of the story Jerrica Benton and her alter-ego Jem, but she's not the character who mainly causes the drama in the show. In fact 2 bands that mainly cause troubles and drama for the Jem and the Holograms is their rival bands, the Misfits and later on in the series the Stingers.

The Misfits is a all-girl rock band that consist of Pizzazz, Roxy, Stormer, and later on in the series Jetta, who have one thing in common which is to bring down Jem and the Holograms. Usually these girls cause all sorts of trouble for the story's heroine whether it be harmless pranks to near-death plots and situations. But usually in the end, the Misfits get the short end of the stick after their plots or plans backfire.


Pizzazz, or Phyllis Gabor, is the lead singer and leader of the Misfits. She has everything every girl would want thanks to her rich father but she is determined to make it big and famous. But despite this big dream, Pizzazz is arrogant, selfish, rude, and lazy. Even though her deposition makes her seem spoiled, many don't know that she was abandoned by her mother when she was little.   Pizzazz's outfits are like her in many ways such as loud. Usually wearing bright colors along with eye-catching accessories, Pizzazz always manage to catch the attention of those around her whether it be from her style, her attitude, or her striking green-blond hair.


Roxy, or Roxanne Pelligrini, is probably the toughest out of the Misfits and is not afraid to cause bad luck to anyone who gets in her way. She plays the guitar in the band but is wise with the streets thanks to her past experience of being on her own since she was 13 years old.  We learn in one episode that Roxy can't read because she never learned but that hasn't stopped her from trying. Roxy, just like Pizzazz has a look is determined to grab the attention of those who do or don't like them. With her Crayon white hair and purple/yellow makeup,  Roxy style is somewhat similar to my own, tough yet stylish.


Probably the most out of place character in the Misfits, is Stormer or Mary Phillps. As the youngest member of the Misfits, Stormer also has conscience compared to the other members of the group. Even though she rarely stands up for herself in the group, Stormer is a triple threat in the group by playing the keyboard, guitar, and writing the songs and music in the group. P.S. her band nickname was chosen by Pizzazz but it makes you think what would've it been if she chosen it?


Jetta, or Shelia Burns, is the newest member of the group and boy can she stir up some trouble. Coming from a low-class family in England, she made her way to the U.S. through another band but left and later met up with the Misfits at a club while the Misfits were looking for a new member. While Pizzazz and Stormer like her sound and style, Roxy doesn't approve of her admittance to the group. Jetta plays the saxophone in the band. She was almost kicked out of the country by immigration if it wasn't for Pizzazz' s rich father. She is also a huge liar and went as far to say that she was close friends of with English Royal family and with a few celebrities. First thing about Jetta's style that caught my attention was her hair because it resembles a longer and crazier version of Tina Turner's hairstyle back in the 80s.



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  2. You need to give credit for all of these Jem photos and art you have taken off the web. These images are well known in the Jem community, and it is not fair you didn't give credit where it was due.

    The most obvious are the Jem and the Holograms DVD screen captures. You also took an image in which CosmicFalcon-70 contributed to Jem vs. Pranceatron site (Stormer's grunge outfit and here to-which a girl named Krista credited & linked back to CosmicFalcon-70's Deviant Art gallery. You also took a box art image of Roxy and did not site Hasbro (they own ALL of the box art from Jem and The Holograms).

    Another image you took (and did not credit) is that drawing of Jetta in her original fashion. That came straight off Krista's Jem Cartoon Wardrobe section of Jem vs Pranceatron ( Again you never cited these references anywhere.

  3. I'm sorry for not crediting the artwork and photos posted up on my blog that relate to my Jem and Holograms posts. It was wrong to not credit the work and I'm sorry.

    Krista's Jem Cartoon Wardrobe section of Jem vs Pranceatron (

    Stormer's grunge outfit and here to-which a girl named Krista credited & linked back to CosmicFalcon-70's Deviant Art gallery.