Rock's strangest and scariest costumes
David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust
Bowie, for better or for worse, has been a trend-setter in the world of rock. He took a turn for the weird with his androgynous alter-ego Ziggy Stardust, primarily during 1972-73. Red, razor-cut mullet. Yellow, spaced-out teeth. Dress or thong. Sunken, black-lined eyes and pale face. Not someone you'd want to meet in a dark alley.
And for further proof that Bowie is one of the scariest, most controversial artists out there, check out any of his movies, especially 1976's "Man Who Fell to Earth" or 1986's "Labyrinth." No one can deny his talent or immense influence on rock, but most of us would like to forget Bowie's foray into alternative fashion.