Jimi Hendrix Costume Tribute


I did this sketch/study and ended up using it in my interview to Design the costumes for a movie about Jimi Hendrix. I got the position, and it was one of the most interesting things I’ve ever done.

Ballpoint on Xerox Paper Β© Resa McCnaghy

Dear Jimi,

Thank you for your music! Also, your clothes were outstanding.

It’s an historical thing. There’s archive footage, there’s documentaries and there’s real life, but there’s only one Movie ever made about Jimi Hendrix.

It’s a crazy thing, but I designed the costumes for that movie. Even crazier, I survived it. I love everyone I worked with on this movie. Thank you Showtime.

Here are 2 pics Of Jimi at Woodstock that I pulled off Google images.

From Google Images

From Google Images

Here’s a pic of Wood Harris as Jimi at Woodstock in the costume that I recreated.

I can’t remember the Photographer’s name. Contact me and I’ll credit you.


Google Images

Google Images


Photo by Resa

Photo by Resa


Jimi Poster

Here’s a trailer I made of that movie.

Sketches are part of the story.

Unfinished water color of Jimi Hendrix Β© Resa McConaghy

27 thoughts on “Jimi Hendrix Costume Tribute”

  1. Love this Resa πŸ™‚

  2. Hendrix was such a shooting star. Is the movie out? I can’t wait to see it.

  3. The sketches – the photography – fabulous. You have captured Hendrix. Bravo Virginia

  4. Wow; you are a wonderful artist – clothing, pen and water colour…!
    Wonderful Resa; just wonderful…!

  5. Cool Resa! I love Jimi Hendrix music, so I would like to see the movie some day. You did a great job. Thanks for following my blog “Exploring the world: photography, travel,art”
    Kind greetings,

  6. Love this Resa Have nice day!

  7. Jimi Hendrix “Jimi Hendrix’s first guitar only had one string, yet Hendrix figured out many different ways he could make noise and almost music with it. Mostly self-taught on the instrument, the left-handed Hendrix used a right-handed guitar that was restrung and played right side up. As a guitarist, he built upon the innovations of blues stylists such as B. B. King, Albert King, Buddy Guy, T-Bone Walker, and Muddy Waters, as well as those of rhythm and blues and soul music guitarists like Curtis Mayfield. Hendrix’s music was also influenced by jazz; he often cited Rahsaan Roland Kirk as his favorite musician. He also admired the style of ZZ ”
    Hendrix was the best – ever osat know many local groups here – have tried to faithfully copied ga and behavior – as I once – I have some my improvisation – let me tell you the other day to make sure the truth – legends

  8. Hello Resa,
    I produce an up n coming tribute show to Jimi called Bold As Love. I’d love to talk with u about your costume work.
    – Michael

  9. This is very cool, Resa πŸ™‚ I wasn’t aware of this blog, only your “Graffiti Lux and Murals” one. Then I saw that you reblogged Ste J’s “The Bookshop” on an unfamiliar blog. It’s so nice to discover this about you! A true and talented”creative” πŸ˜€

  10. Resa, you are an incredible talent. I hardly know what to say. I’m so happy for you. ❀

  11. I especially love the white, fringed Woodstock outfit. Would you give more details on how you created your version?
    Is that beadwork? How did you make the fringe and the blue design within?

  12. jack palmer said:

    what’s the poncho tassel jacket thing called and where would i find one similar

  13. Morgana Rodrigues said:

    I wish that fringe jacket so bad. Your work is phenomenal πŸ‘πŸ½.

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