Cher and her Dressed To Kill Tour

Posted on May 29, 2014

Because why should the whippersnappers get all the attention? Cher is the OG of stagewear and all basic bitches need to step the fuck off.

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We shrieked a little at the sparkly heart nipple, we’re not afraid to admit. We think her wigs must have their own tour bus.  Why are gladiators and pharoahs all the rage in stagewear?





    • @Biting Panda

      I am furiously trying to figure out what song she is singing with which outfit. Goddess bless this treasure of a woman.

      • sugarkane105

        Number 5 must be “Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves.” I’m thinking 3 is the “Shoop Shoop” song. Though I’m most curious which song the heart pastie outfit is for.

        • Danielle

          Okay, a shameless Google search revealed that the heart pasty was worn during “Believe”. She actually had another neon colored “punk rock” outfit but altered it to the heart pasty one because she’s fuckin’ Cher.

          • Constant Reader

            I have a friend who saw Cher in concert during this tour, and he had quite a lot to say about that heart pasty outfit. For his wife’s sake, I think I’ll let him know that illusion netting was involved in creating the perkiness. :)

      • Sarah

        Third from bottom’s gotta be “If I Could Turn Back Time”

        • kimmeister

          She’s turning 68 this year and still proud of her bikini wax.

          • mixedupfiles

            I hear tell that when you get up there, nature takes care of it for you.

            • MoHub

              Yep. No more need to shave the pits either!

      • sugarkane105

        Outfit number 7 = Dark Lady?

        • Debbie

          Walking In Memphis and Just Like Jesse James!

      • hughman

        “Furiously”? U Mad?

        • @Biting Panda

          quickly; frantically; with great effort or speed.

          He tried furiously to get it to work before the deadline.
          She tried furiously to read Cher’s lips and costumes.

          • hughman

            Sooo… yes?

            • @Biting Panda

              I stay mad. Keeps me sharp. ; )

      • Danielle

        I’m guessing #4 is Welcome to Burlesque, she wears something very similar in the movie.

    • Alanna

      Yup. I saw that pic and said aloud, “Is that a sparkly heart pastie?” And yes, yes it was.

      Never change, Cher.

    • sugarkane105

      I think one of Beyonce’s wigs got put on the wrong bus.

      • jilly_d

        took the words out of my mouth. blonde curls with the gladiator drag?

    • FibonacciSequins

      Stay gold, Cher.

    • Glam Dixie

      The illusion netting pretending to be skin is screaming desperation to me. I’m sorry, I think this almost all looks horrible.

      • Introspective

        its desperate true but the glitter explosion and the dare to (pretend) to bare so much also brings out my glee. im sorry but i unquestioningly love this.

        I see all this as the only way to answer Mama Ru’s invite to a glitter ball.

        • Glam Dixie

          I want to like it, and while I admire the steel ovaries it must take to wear this stuff at her age, I’ve just never really been a fan of her schtick and this is way too much tacky for even this magpie.

          • SugarSnap108

            Steel Ovaries should be a movie starring Sally Field. And Cher.

            • Glam Dixie

              Balls are such fragile things, I have no idea why they always get equated with strength or courage.

            • Introspective


            • SierraDelta

              Only Our Lady of the Steel Ovaries could perform in costumes that veer from pasties to haloes.

            • ballerinawithagun

              And Dolly!

            • formerlyAnon

              A Mothafucking Fierce-Off. Dolly’d mop ‘em up without ever losing the smile, but only because Cher wouldn’t be quite there – floating a few feet off the ground on a golden cloud puts one literally a bit above it all. And Our Gal Sal would turn in a good performance, but come in third because, unlike the other two, the judges would see her trying.

            • SugarSnap108

              It’s unimaginable without Dolly.

        • demidaemon

          If only the queens on this season could have been this creative. Adore’s look was really the only one that would have fit in.

      • Call me Bee

        I’ve seen 68 year olds naked, and I am happy she is wearing illusion netting. Even fine specimens like Cher cannot turn back the hands of time on the skin on her body, try as much as she might….

      • CelandineM

        On the red carpet it would earn a serious YUCK, but this is stage wear and VEGAS so I think it’s kind of awesome.

      • The Gifted Collector

        While I commend her for realizing that the world does not want to see 68-year-old flesh, I think offering the illusion of it is still tasteless. Not that we ever expected any elevated level of taste from Cher, but I think this is just sad. I would have preferred it if she had gone for the same overall look without the geriatric sleeziness. Since we’re about the same age, this just makes me feel even older than I already do.

      • Fuchsiaforever

        God bless Cher!!!

    • Introspective


      (havent had time to come to TLo enterprises in a while, and loving that my hiatus ended with this fierceness!!! bowing down incessantly…)

      • sleepycat

        welcome back!

    • Judy_J

      She can still rock the “If I Could Turn Back Time” outfit, god love her.

      • SugarSnap108

        I remember being amazed, as a middle-school SugarSnap108, that the woman could rock that number. Now I’m truly in awe.

    • Mary Elizabeth Poytinger Baume

      God bless this bitch. Face and Body and putting all drag queens to shame. The world is a better more sparkly place with her in it. Never change cher, never change.

    • NMMagpie

      LOVE HER.

    • Sarah

      That first look is SPLENDID. Despite its skin-tone harem pants, I am HERE for it.

      • Snoskred

        I think they may have been stolen from Sex And The City 2. :)

        And they are just as bad an idea as giving Miranda the line “Abu Dhabi Doo” which still haunts me and uncountable others to this day.

        • CelandineM

          Thanks for providing me with further validation for my decision not to EVER watch that movie. I think it would have made me cry.

          • Snoskred

            I wish I could wipe it from my memory banks.. :)

            Even worse, if I am flicking around and happen to stumble upon it, something in me makes me hate watch it.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          Oh, that movie hurt on so many levels.

          • Snoskred

            Yes, Abu Dhabi Doo was not the most cringeworthy but it sticks in the mind.. Catchy awfulness..

            I am woman in the karaoke bar, that may have been the worst moment in the movie.. but there are so many competing moments, I’ll have to keep watching it to work out which one is the actual worst.. :)

            • bitchybitchybitchy

              I remain a big fan of the HBO series, and enjoyed the first SATC movie, but the second really was pure ass. The first movie settled the Big-Carrie marriage business, and what else needed to be said about that?

    • hughman

      Bob Mackie bukkake FTW.

    • Coleen

      Our Lady of Las Vegas, pray for us.

      • Introspective

        that sounds like my kinda patron saint.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        and her sister, Our Lady of the Sequins

    • Danielle

      Shine on, you crazy diamond.

      • Loola234


        But mid-calf height boots do no one any favors…even Cher.

    • Snoskred

      I cannot believe there is this much illusion netting in the world. I mean, I love her, totally, however..

      there is no way in the world I can get behind illusion netting I Dream Of Jeannie pants. As bedazzled as they may be. As fabulous as she is.

      Sorry Cher! I believe in life after those pants, once the person responsible for them has been made to wear them, forever, and not you.

      Alternatively you could shove them up their [redacted for the sanity of all] :)

    • ashtangajunkie

      I saw all of this at her Toronto show in April and it was everything I ever dreamed it would be. Danced my ass off with my eyes wide open so I wouldn’t miss a second…or a sparkle.

      • Anna

        Counting down to her return in October!

    • demidaemon

      She’s still got it.

      Why gladiators and pharaohs? Because they are hot. Nuff said.

      • formerlyAnon

        And their clothing involves skirts, or skirt-adjacent costuming.

        Me, I once want to see a dance number with the gladiator outfits, garter belts & stockings (shoes more boot than stiletto), performed without a single leer. It kinda diminishes the whole “hot” for me if the chorus is leering at the audience.

        • demidaemon

          True. I don’t mind them in costume, but I prefer inspirational sexy confidence, not “hey, maybe I’m going to come out into the audience and rape you. Hope you enjoy it!”

          • formerlyAnon

            Hahaha! “[I]nspirational sexy confidence” is such an adult, articulate way to put it. I think of it as “happy enthusiasm only a few notches below a yellow lab who sees you take the ball out to throw for him.” That’s the expression I like on a human all got up in slinky, sexy, NSFW gear.

            • demidaemon

              We are of the same mind. :)

    • EveEve

      Saw the show, (as did every gay man in 5-state radius) and loved it. Most of the costumes are almost full-body coverage, made to look nude, including her forearms that end artfully with wide cuffs to hide the seams. The Madonna costume (last two pics) exposes her forearms in all their glory, in stark contrast to her hands and face, which have nary a wrinkle. Quite…amazing really. Her footwear was rather clunky, but she explained that she’d recently had foot surgery, so it’s all relative.

      • Daisy Walker

        Oh, I’m glad you shared that about the foot surgery! I was about to rip her for the boots (except the thigh high ones) for shortening her legs so much. I will focus only from the knees up.

    • Jennifer Bober

      Aside from the good Catholic girl being a bit uncomfortable with the religious iconography, I love these and am totally jealous that she can wear them at her age when I couldn’t wear them at 20.

      • EarthaKitten

        OMG, as a collapsed Catholic I love the religious overtones, especially St. Cher! Only Cher, simply fabulous! Don’t know why but the red dress brought Ann Miller and Salley O’Malley to mind, bringing a huge smile to my face. Cher inspires all of us to be whatever the hell we want to be whenever the hell we want to be it. Thank god for a real woman who ages with humor and chutzpah!

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      • VicD

        I’m pretty sure Courtney Act just wet herself a little. “I’m thisclose to CHER!”

    • Alyssa

      I just want to say thank you for the picture of the male gladiator! :)

    • PastryGoddess

      Katy Perry who?

    • sundaynightaddict

      Their gladiator costumes are better than Gerard Butler’s. Just sayin.

      • Frank_821

        I was thinking the same thing. Maybe Cher should have played Set instead

    • Nancy Marion

      I saw this back in April in DC, and am sad to report that “Gypsies Tramps and Thieves,” “Dark Lady” and “Half Breed” were smashed into a medley—for which she wore outfit #5. Otherwise, it was awesome! BOW DOWN

      • Imasewsure

        That is so strange. You’d think these would be the main event but I guess if Cher doesn’t put them first, nobody should put them first

        • Nancy Marion

          I was so bummed out! She did admit to hating “Just Like Jesse James,” so I’ll let the medley slide.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      That headress in the first picture must weigh a ton. How does she do it?

    • Anna

      I am seeing her perform in October, CANNOT WAIT!!!

    • Laura Renee

      Is this what Gerard Butler was actually doing the other day?

      • Anna

        I prefer your take on it! I have a mental picture of Gerard Butler as backup dancer for Cher and it is DELIGHTFUL!

        • Laura Renee

          The costumes seem to have the same quality, which is why i thought of it. :)

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          All of Cher’s back-up dancers are cheekier than those we saw in that awful movie shoot.I think Cher would welcome Gerard in a shorter skirt!.

          • Anna

            I’ve never been attracted to him (OK, maybe slightly in PS-I Love You), but the thought of him as a backup dancer for Cher is highly amusing to me. I LOL-ed again now just picturing it.

            • bitchybitchybitchy

              I don’t have strong feelings either way about Butler. He was very good in the Ralph Fiennes “Coriolanus”. Glad you got a laugh out of the idea of him!

    • KayEmWhy

      Gaga, Katy Perry step aside………The Queen is here.

    • Mrs. Julien

      [bowing down, genuflecting, washing her feet]

    • Wink

      OMG. Looks like an explosion in a crafts store! Love it for all its tacky glory!

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    • Imasewsure

      Well I can’t say she looks good in any of these but she does look awesome. Go get em Granny… you are an icon for a reason! :)

    • kimmeister

      Gladiator + cowboy is a fusion I don’t believe I’ve seen before. Interesting.

      The black jumpsuit is kind of cute and could almost be worn in real life.

    • Jessi03

      Oh Cher. How many tours has she done since her Farewell tour?

      • Clydette Wantland

        I believe this is her regular Vegas gig.

    • Marie Sea

      Does anyone know who she uses for costumes etc? Is there like a Emmys for stage shows?

      • Call me Bee

        Not Bob Mackie?

        • PastryGoddess

          Not for this tour. apparently there was a breakdown in communication and Cher had a twitter meltdown.

          • decormaven

            That’s what I thought. These costumes are great, but those vintage Mackie outfits were stunners.

        • Marie Sea

          No there was an Emmy for her Vegas show that was televised and it was a woman.

    • Call me Bee

      Awesome. She has mics that match her outfits! That there is some expert attention to detail, that is.

    • Zaftiguana

      I was thinking, “Man, she looks fabulous but tired.” And then I realized that’s just her face now. That’s all it does. Still love you, Cherilyn!

    • Clydette Wantland

      I’ve been to one of her concerts and the costumes are half the show! Amazing! LOVE HER.

    • MartyBellerMask

      If you’re gonna go big, go tacky too. I love it.

    • AlexisPayne

      I saw her in Vegas a few years ago, one of the best shows I’ve ever seen. Bow down Bitches, she is the real thing.

    • BobStPaul

      Too bad Bob Mackie was too busy to do her costumes for the tour.

    • MilaXX

      She’s playing AC and as much as I hate concerts there I kinda want to go see her.

      • formerlyAnon

        I’d say go, if the stars align logistically and financially. She’s 68.

    • KinoEye

      OWNING these young bitches. Never change, doll.

    • ChristopherM

      I see her on Monday night, and seriously considered doing drag for the show. Then I thought, that is a bit like showing up to the Miss Universe pageant in a bikini…you don’t compete with perfection.

      • Gatto Nero

        At this point, Cher is doing Cher drag.
        Gotta give her props for carrying tons of beading, pasties, and illusion netting through a two-hour show and several costume changes.
        She’s unstoppable. Thank goodness.

        • ChristopherM

          I feel like Monday night, I’m going to church more than I am a concert! Praise Cher!

          • Gatto Nero

            Hallelujah! (We want a full review!)

      • EveEve

        You totally should! The audience had plenty of queens and they were getting lots of attention – in a good way. Put on your finest and go strut your stuff. You will enjoy the party.

    • sleepycat

      okay i tuned cher out when I saw that gladiator’s ass. #gay

      • Linderella

        How dare he upstage Cher!

    • marlie

      For a second, I thought the sparkly heart nipple was NSFW. Anyway, I love this crazy broad, just for still being able to bring it.

    • boweryboy

      Cher. Bringing the craycray one Bob Mackie design at a time since 1969.

      • Jackie4g

        These costumes are not by Bob Mackie. Not sure who designed these, but they are saying it wasn’t Mackie this time.

        • boweryboy

          Yes, that I know.

    • Kirstin McAulay

      The Lady of the Bedazzler… only Cher could do this… apart from Dolly!!!

    • IMNAngryLiberal

      I’ve been to see Cher in many incarnations up through the first of her farewell tours and it made me a little sad when she went to body stockings … You are CHER, dammit, you should be able to expose as much of your aging, but still fabulous, flesh as ever you did.

    • TwiddlyStun

      Cher, as Cher

    • Man Dala

      The Egyptian theme must be in the Zeitgeist. I don’t like her Lady-Gaga-singing-MAN.i.CURE wig.

    • Gerry Coleman

      I’m not a concertgoer, so these two posts have made me wonder what audience members do while the singer is changing clothes.

      • EveEve

        Very quick changes, during which the (10+) backup singers and (10+) dancers are twirling and jumping around, and band is playing, and the lights are going crazy, and the sets are changing. Cher was even miked and talking to the audience from backstage. No dull moments.

    • melanie0866

      Never change, Cherilyn!

    • Qitkat

      Chances are I must be the only one that suddenly thought, OMG! Barbra Streisand is touring as Cher!!

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    • sk8tfan

      This is why she’s Cher and the pretenders to the throne are not.

    • Greg McE


      On a different note, something seems to have gone horribly wrong with the whippersnappers hyperlink.

      • ktr33

        I know!

    • susan6

      Fabulous. The “Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves” outfit is obvious, as is the “turn back time” one. Does she do that song from “Burlesque” in the 4th outfit down?

      One thing I gotta say….look UP. The floor will still be there if you’re not looking at it.

    • Joanne Abrams

      Yuck and more Yuck.

    • Terri Terri

      I can’t.

    • LittleKarnak

      I’ve seen this show twice and really enjoyed it but…….the lack of Bob Mackie costumes really bothered me. The costumes were alright, just missing a certain….Mackie-ness. But I did get to see Pat Benatar open both shows and she was amazing!! It goes without saying Cher was amazingly fabulous!!! And nothing beats a full house of fans ranging in age from 14 to 80 belting out “If I Could Turn Back Time”!!!

      • ktr33

        yes, Mackie! Cher and Mackie – 2 great tastes that taste great together. :-(

    • Valdri8

      This is not meant as a criticism at all, but chubby Cher for me is such a disconnect. I worshiped Cher and her Mackievellian outfits. Her Half-breed cover. Her Oscar moment. Seeing Moonstruck the day it came out. The whole Cher shindig. I love her for keeping on keeping on, but it is like a scratch in the record.

      • EveEve

        Chubby?!? Clearly we do not inhabit the same universe.

        • Daisy Buchanan

          I wouldn’t say chubby, but in my comment above, I did think she seemed… so covered in layers and illusion netting. These seem to be weighing her down, whereas normally she is owning the outfit.

        • Valdri8

          Sorry, it is relative. Cher was all about the lithe.

    • HeisenbergHattie

      Oh. TLo, I think you mixed in some Drag Queen photos.

    • H2olovngrl

      It was like Cher’s “This is your life” via stagewear. Cool!

    • Jacqueline Wessel

      Damn, this woman is 68 and she can still wear a sparkly pink heart pasty in front of thousands. You go, Cher!

      From a design perspective, these are great costumes, but they’re not Bob Mackie. Bob Mackie is Fabulous!!!

    • t bell

      Love Cher, the Madonna look (the real one) or is that Heidi; either way I love it.

    • majorbedhead

      I have a friend who’s going to Vegas on Sunday. I wonder if I can convince a straight man to go to a Cher concert by himself. I really want a live report back from the front lines. For research purposes, of course.

      • formerlyAnon

        Present it to him as one of those “adventure vacations” only shorter.

    • quiltrx

      At 68, she is one fierce bitch and invites us all to suck it, but couldn’t give a shit whether we do or not. Go girl!

    • LeelaST

      OTT Goddess! Seeing this show in about a month – can’t wait!

    • elzatelzabelz

      I once again realized how on point Chad Michaels is with his drag. I thought it was him in more than a few of these pics.

    • formerlyAnon

      Katy Perry and all others: go have a little cry in your tour bus, then put on a brave face. We don’t hold you to the same standard.

    • Daisy Buchanan

      Maybe it’s me or the angles/lighting, but these mostly seem to look awfully cheap and make Cher seem all puffed up – especially the ones with the illusion netting (that looks like it came from a L’eggs pair of suntan pantyhose). Cher still rocks, of course; I just am a bit surprised that these don’t seem up to Cher quality. She usually looks so sleek and lean, no matter what the garment, because she’s at the center of them. In these, they seem to be wearing her :/

      • roverrun

        I agree, she looks a bit thick to me in these photos, and she had never looked thick to me before.

      • ItAin’tMe

        Well, I think we’re seeing why she was so distraught that Mackie couldn’t dress her for this tour. But in fairness to the designer of these costumes, the truth is Cher is not sleek and lean anymore. And that’s fine.

        • Daisy Buchanan

          I’m not faulting her shape – I just think the garments are so poorly realized that they make her look bad, which I know she does not look beneath them. Quite a few of these reminded me of what we’d see in the bottom three of an insane Project Runway challenge.

    • par3182

      All this ten years after the Farewell Tour. Mama’s got stamina.

    • Rich Sitelogin

      Gonna see her and Cyndi Lauper tearing up the corn fields tomorrow!!!!

    • Tee

      Love the hooched-out Aztec warrior showgirl. Now THAT’S an outfit bitches!

    • Anapestic

      She is really channeling Edina Monsoon in a couple of those. I think that’s a good thing.

      • ItAin’tMe

        La Croix, dahling.

    • ItAin’tMe

      To me, the black bell bottoms with the black off the shoulder blouse looks beautiful and dramatic, and I don’t even think about her age, I just want to hear her sing. All the costumes call attention to her age in either a ” Damn, pink pasties at 68, she’s so fierce!” Or, “Jesus, how old is she anyway?”

    • katiessh

      She looks like the drag queens on Ru Paul who dress like cher

    • MissusBee

      As ‘Jesse James’ is my karaoke staple (based on how hard it is to get through the lyrics without laughing your ass off – the woman is a genius), I must adore.
      In a dream world where modesty, door height and wind chill factor matter not, I would wear all these outfits all the time, except for the gipsy one, which is more mad than fab, and the peasant goth one, which is sad.

    • kingderella

      How nice of Gerard Butler to drop by.

    • MaggieMae

      I hope she’s having the time of her life!

    • RescueMe23

      I love Cher and all her incantations; yet, if this was Madonna I fear all we’d see are comments about how desperate she is or why can’t she act her age.

    • crash1212

      Magnificent. That opening headdress is stunning. And, she’s not bad as a blonde…who knew? Rock on Cher.

    • kategs

      She looks like a caricature of herself. I agree with a couple of the other posters, these aren’t up to her standards.

    • stubbornthoughts

      IF I COULD TURN BACK TIME outfit – YESSSSSS!!!! The woman’s still got it, damn.

    • MoHub

      I may be dating myself, but I’m having flashbacks to Mae West in Sextette.

    • LC3203

      That’s a chest plate like some Drag Queens wear, correct?

    • GillianHolroyd

      Had to wait to see these on my big monitor and wow, not good. Not flattering, garish colors. Maybe they look better in motion?

    • Ass Kicking Adviser

      I can’t wait to see her this fall. squee!!!

    • KT

      Oh my god. That is some Nefertiti, Aztec warrior, Catherine Zeta Jones in Chicago, Liza Minnelli, homeless gypsy, Brad Pitt in Troy, Madonna in the Like a Prayer video, PINK SEQUINED CHER NIPPLES, literally turning back time, beige Nordic goddess REALNESS RIGHT THERE

    • Judih1

      She looks more like a drag queen version of Cher.

    • Michelle Gennari

      She is awesome. What an amazing woman – and my God, she’s how old?? So amazing. Only thing… why are all her boots such an odd height? Like kind of tween ankle and knee.

    • Fuchsiaforever

      Amazing, god bless her

    • Columbinia

      She doing her own retrospective. Wow.

    • Pterodactyl111

      This woman is SIXTY-EIGHT. God bless you, Cher.

    • AnotherG

      Chad Michaels just got a whole lot more material to work with.