I only recently discovered this film, but its brilliant, an absolute monument to kitsch. The unintentionally hilarious plot centers on a group of manly astronauts who travel to Venus only to discover its ruled by an evil mask waring, man hating Queen.
The astronauts use their best 1950s seduction techniques, but come up short with the Queen:
Luckily for them the non-mask wearing Zsa Zsa Gabor, playing head Ventian scientist Talleah, and her friends are sick of the feminist rule and longing for some hunky men, so they decide to help out the astronauts.
The film was made in 1958 but it has some truly fabulous fashions that predict some of the Space Age looks popular in the early 1960s.
I've written before about how much I love the crazy spacey 1960s fashion on Star Trek: The Original Series and after seeing Queen of Outer Space I really think Star Trek's original costume designer the briliant William Ware Theiss may have been inspired by this film. You can really see the similarities in the uniforms:
My favorite look from Queen of Outer Space is the sparkly pants worn by the man hating Queen.
They left me really wanting a pair of sparkly capris of my very own.
I was pleasantly surprised when I found a very similar pair of pants in the Etsy Outer Limitz . The seller was really wonderful and eve altered the pants to fit my short frame, free of charge. I paired the pants with a black beatnik top from Freddie's of Pinewood.
It is hard to see in the pictures but the pants are super sparkly.
I also added jewelry from Etsy shop the Alamo Basement (fabulous name)
and my favorite novelty purse.
It's a really fun outfit, just like the film is a really fun film.
PS-Thank you all for your well wishes for Bob. We are going back to the vet Saturday to try to figure out the source of his issues. Sadly we can't see our favorite vet as he isn't available.