What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Etsomnia™ 216: Like a Rock Star


From the Composted Dreams tour by the Department of Sanitation garage band The Garbologists.

Et·som·ni·a (/etˈsämnēə/), noun, 1. a sleep disorder caused by obsessive Etsy browsing. 2. The surprising arrival of weird handmade merchandise ordered when one is only half conscious. (True story.) 3. An excuse for me to be an obnoxious, snarky New Yorker once per week.

Last week, my friend Laura made a comment that some of the clothes in my Back to the Future Etsomnia™ post were like Kiss costumes made by home crafters. The idea blew my mind, and sent me scrambling for the Etsy search bar. My results were, well, see for yourself.

For those about to rock, we salute you!

For more Etsy fun, check out all my weekly Etsomnia™ posts!

By day, they’re Pittsburgh bankers. By night, they’re Larry and the Lendersons!

Very Cyndi Lauper! By Thegeekgarden

Is anyone else reminded of these guys?

It’s a little-known fact that the ’80s sensation Bananarama got their start as the Christian rock group Hosannarama

While not great for sitting, this skirt would be great on stage! By CircusCatVintage

Excuse me, sir. Your Ziggy Stardust is showing.

Cover for the album “Athlete’s Foot” by the yodel-metal band Damp Bathing Suit.

This looks like it would have been perfectly at home on Moschino’s runway from yesterday’s post! By ElectricCatfishShop

While the band Fancy Chickens saves lots of money on costume fabric, their feather budget is through the roof.

From the music video by the band Full Metal Diaper.

The only artist I know who’s brave enough for double leopard is this guy.

Yes, Disappointed Demon failed as a punk musician, but his kids’ birthday party entertainer career is really taking off!

Coming soon to a slightly grubby coffee shop near you: Psychedelic Brownies

From the cover band Elton John’s Split Personality

From The Gingerbros‘ holiday hit “Bite Me”

Lead singer for Tits McGee and the Bronys of Doom


Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

16 thoughts on “Etsomnia™ 216: Like a Rock Star

  1. These fashions are fun, but I clicked on your Double Leopard caption and discovered a man named Richard Cheese…listening to him interpret Nine Inch Nails at 5:30 in the morning had me dying. I don’t know how you find all this stuff Donna, but your sense of humor is becoming legendary in my house!

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  2. good laugh this morning Donna, I like the Ziggy Stardust undies!

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  3. You must spend hours looking all of this up. I kinda like the feather thing and the muppets ( they started in Mississippi)

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  4. “Tits McGee and the Bronys of Doom” made me laugh so suddenly that I did a weird gasp-chuckle thing. How amazing is it that anything our brains can conjure up with their random thought generators can be found on Etsy? This week’s results are utterly bonkers. Teenage me would have totally worn those piratical star tights and possibly the muppet neckpiece thing. I actually think my 11 year old would love those Ziggy undies.

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  5. Yikes, yikes, and yikes again. Except fo that first jacket, which was swell!

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