Sweet (Not So) Quaint-ed Lad: Elton John’s 20 Greatest Outfits

By 03.25.13

No matter your opinion of Elton John’s music, there are two things you must admit about the former-Reginald Kenneth Dwight: 1) Sir Elton Hercules John is an amazing name, and 2) his outfits are legendary. Well before Lady Gaga made frog-head dresses fashionable, Sir Elton was wearing whatever LOUD costume he wanted to, including keyboard hats and mustard yellow jackets, both on-stage and off. The man knew how to out Muppet a Muppet.

Today, on his 66th birthday, we take a look back at some of Elton’s greatest fashion statements over the years. Needless to say, if you were thinking of giving him a tie as a present, don’t — unless it lights up, makes noise, and has seven pink crocodiles wearing blue-and-red tuxedos on it. In which case, as you were.

20. The Pimp

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19. The Andy Kaufman in Gym Shorts

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18. The Is That a Banana In Your Pants? No, It's On My Pants

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17. The I'm Going to Enjoy Being Rich and Gay

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16. The Shiny David Bowie

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15. The I Can't Focus on What Elton's Wearing

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14. The Captain Kirk Playing Soccer

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13. The Pre Lo Green

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12. The Hall of Could-Use-Some-Lamé

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11. The Lesbian Librarian

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10. The AMERICA

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9. The When Did Steve Martin Join the Beach Boys

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8. The Captain Hooker

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7. The Birthday Cake

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6. The Statue of LibHERty

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5. The Power Tower

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4. The Fabulous Upside Down Yarmulke

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3. The Chiquita Banana

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2. The Middle School Solar System Diorama

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1. The Donald Duck

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