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This is a partial list of outfits and gear.
Unless noted, T-shirts are short-sleeved and have round crew necklines.

1976[]

In The Beginning Was The End: The Truth About De-Evolution (film outfits)[]

- film available to buy, rent or stream.

(Opening Title)[]

Secret Agent Man[]

Blue-grey work suit, blue safety helmet ("hard hat"), and translucent face mask.

The four members of DEVO wear light blue/grey short-sleeve cotton blend zip-up coveralls, and light blue visored shallow safety helmets, clear plastic male face masks with colored eyebrows and lips, and dark shoes,
except for Mark, who wears his Booji Boy rubber head mask , light-soled shoes, and a large grey baseball cap, with a light-colored rectangular patch on the front. (A white cap button, white eyelets, and white closure are seen as he takes his cap off at 00:20.) His collar is turned up.
G.V.C. also has his collar turned up and wears a wristwatch and a white pinback button with a black figure on it. Jim later also turns his collar partway up and wears a white V-neck undershirt. Booji takes off his helmet. Bob1 later turns his collar up and wears a large pair of sunglasses with translucent frames and a dark, visored cap.
The Chinaman wears a dark robe, "Chinaman glasses," and ancient headwear consisting of a dark strip over the center of his head, with a circle of metal in the strip at his forehead.[1]
Two huboons wearing, respectively, white shorts and yellow gym shorts with a black side stripe and no shirts or shoes paddle a sad-faced femme Devo wearing a short, pink robe tied with a pink fabric belt and long red socks (and wearing a sad-expressioned face mask).
A woman wearing a yellow long-sleeved shirt and a black and white checked skirt with glasses, rings, and a pendant necklace does calisthenics by repeatedly bending down to touch her toes - to "toughen up" in a world gone soft.
"General Jackett" (Gary Jacket) wears a green crew neck shirt under a customized, distressed black leather jacket with pinback buttons up and down each lapel and with white and brown cowhide added to the back, sides, and sleeve cuffs. The Genral also wears blue denim jeans and red swim goggles.
Mark, wearing a Ronald Reagan rubber head mask, yellow quilted pants, and a purple button-down shirt with pink sleeves and spearpoint “Barrymore” collar dances with a woman wearing a short-sleeved light blue-grey housekeepers uniform with white spread collar and sleeve cuffs.
Another huboon wears a blue top, opened at the chest, underneath a light-colored coat over his shoulders with a fur collar of alternating light and dark stripes. The huboon also wears a slitted visor.
Mark, wearing a John F. Kennedy rubber head mask and dark long-sleeved button-down shirt, waves at the camera.

"We're All DEVO!"[]

Booji Boy runs past the Shine On America mural and up a fire escape. He wears an orange jumpsuit with the black letters O and D on the chest, white socks and black shoes. 
General Boy gets the papers Chinaman gave Booji. General Boy wears glasses, a wedding ring, a dark tie with light accents and a white button-down dress shirt under a green military jacket with pins and a light blue braid under the right epaulet.
(Audio was released as the track "We're All Devo!" on Pioneers Who Got Scalped: The Anthology.)

Jocko Homo[]

Shirtless with sunglasses and pantyhose over head. Sometimes worn with full-body latex bag.

Mark wears clear-framed swim goggles, a large dark red bow tie, yellow rubber gloves, white dress pants with a thin black belt, and a blue patterned button-down shirt under a white lab coat with a pinback button on the lapel.
Bob1, Jim, and Jerry are shirtless and wear women's stockings (pantyhose) on their heads, over sunglasses.
Bob1 wears his large, yellow-framed bug-eye plastic sunglasses and a white stocking.
Only Bob1 wears the excess stocking draped forward, over his forehead.
Jim wears a pair of thin, green framed wraparound plastic sunglasses and a red stocking.
Jerry wears black-framed wraparound plastic sunglasses and a tan stocking.
Jerry,  Bob1, and Jim writhe on a conference table now encased in a "prophylactic" light yellow latex bag up over their shoulders with their heads protruding, and covered in the same colored stockings as before.
An audience wears 3D glasses with squared-off frames, surgical masks and light blue surgical hats with white trim, and regular clothes.
One audience member wears a green military jacket.

Devolutionary Oath[]

At the ending, after the Devolutionary Oath and before the end credits, Mark sits in a chair wearing the Booji full-head mask and no shirt, with a band of duct tape binding his arms and chest. A shirtless man wearing a mask (of Gorj), a watch, and blue jeans with a dark belt stabs Mark and pulls off the Booji rubber head.

(End Credits)[]

1977[]

Yellow Suit with belt and "DEVO" in black letters on breast. Underneath is worn a black undersuit of athletic shorts and T-shirt.

Live[]

There continue to be costume changes to less clothing and variations in stage wear.
A protective layer is added - Mark begins the costume change by tearing out pieces of everyone's yellow suit.
During ''Jocko Homo'', three volunteer DEVA would appear onstage in latex rubber sleeves (as DEVO wore in The Truth About De-Evolution).[DEVO: Unmasked, page 66.]

DEVO wears 3D glasses for part of this year.
DEVO wears the JOFA brand hockey helmet for part of this year.

Extra info -
Live performance outerwear devolves from yellow suit to blue worksuit* to black calisthenic undersuit and sometimes to diapers. [*DEVO:Unmasked, pages 62-63.]
See "Yellow Suit".

1978[]

Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are DEVO! (album outfits)[]

Interior art[]

Picture of film stills on inner record sleeve from NICBT:TTAD (see 1976 outfits) and Satisfaction promotional video (production photo by Bobbie Watson Whitaker.)

Black gym clothes worn under the disposable yellow suit with black cinch belt, 3D glasses worn inside out, and black shoes.
  • The black undersuit consists of gym shorts suitable for calisthenics, with a black short-sleeved T-shirt.  "DEVO" in white is at the chest and the "Booji Boy" face logo in white is on the left sleeve.
  • The synthetic paper yellow protective suit has "DEVO" in black on the chest. It can be at right or left breast.
  • It is sometimes at Alan and G.V.C.'s left suit breast and Mark, Bob1, and Bob2's right.

Filmings and Photoshoots[]

Satisfaction (outfits+gear)[]

DEVO wear 3-D glasses, yellow suits and sturdy black footwear.
Bad Mark wears his bangs combed down, sunglasses and a black and white Houndstooth jacket with wide lapels over a colorful tropical shirt.
Jennifer L. wears makeup, hairclips, a spit curl and a white sleeveless blouse with drawstring neckline and lace accents.
Disapproving Dad / General Boy wears his sideburns long and a white M1 helmet liner, prescription eyeglasses and a Devolutionary Army dress uniform jacket over a white dress shirt with a black tie. He drives a large light colored sedan.
Spazz Attack wears his orange hair standing, dark bondage gear over a light buttoned up shirt with dark pinstripes, black belt on red trousers and black footwear.
Mark wears a his dark hair with a spit curl, dark-framed prescription eyeglasses, a white jacket over a white dress shirt with a dark butterfly bowtie dangling from the unbuttoned neckline and dark trousers.
Linda W. wears a large corsage on a sleeveless light colored high neck blouse paired with a high-waisted belted light blue formal dress. She wears earrings and her long dark hair in a beehive updo.
Disapproving Mom wears her dark hair in white curlers and a layered nightgown with a white drawstring scoop neck top over a pink scoop neck muumuu. She wields a rolling pin.
Booji Boy wears prescription eyeglasses, a silver-gray colored, potato shaped, one piece jumpsuit with elastic hems at ankles and wrist. He holds a metal fork and sits in a wooden playpen with two built-in sets of abacus-like colored activity beads and a dark blanket. [DEVO:The Brand, page 34]

Gear:

Alan – red acoustic drum set
Bob 2 – red electric guitar (Hagström Kent)
Jerry – natural electric guitar (modified Gibson Ripper)
A large price tag dangles from the headstock and dark padding runs along the straight edge.
Mark – white electric guitar (customized Fender Telecaster)
An Electro-Harmonix effects pedal is duct taped below the saddle pickup
Bob 1 – natural electric guitar (La Baye 2x4)

Photoshoot:

DEVO was photographed around downtown Akron during a break from the “Satisfaction” filming.
The iconic photographs by Janet Macoska included a “Chili Dog Mac” image later made into a full size photomural. It was first mounted near the Civic Theater.[2][3][4]
A few years later the artwork was moved into the park across the street, mounted by the side of the covered stage and visible from the street.

Come Back Jonee (outfits+gear)[]

DEVO wear slightly mismatched black cowboy outfits and colored bandannas at some 1978 filmings and photoshoots.
A fan wrote an article saying DEVO was decked out in corny Hopalong Cassidy duds.
There are minor differences in outerwear and gear with the May 27 Mabuhay Gardens filming for Human Highway and the August 28 filming for the “Come Back Jonee” video.
The steer leather boot has a classic toestyle. The riding heel has a spur ledge. A plain black vamp is on top of the foot. White contrast stitching of a leaves pattern is on the front and back quarters of the embroidered shaft.
The full leg trousers have slash pockets at the side seams and are worn in the boots.
Bob 1 wears black denim jeans.
DEVO wear no belts at the Mabuhay filming with a blousing effect at the shirt waist.
A photo shows Mark has empty tunnel belt loops.[5]
DEVO wear wide black cummerbunds at the Roxy filming. The waist silhouette is reminiscent of a toreador.
The front button shirts have buttoned patch flap chest pockets and a fold point collar. The long sleeves have buttoned cuffs. The shirts have irregular, non uniform red piping.
At Mabuhay Mark has the same vertical shirt pocket piping as Jerry.
At the Roxy Mark’s shirt has the collar and sleeve piping of the shirt Bob 1 wore at Mabuhay Gardens, while Bob 1 wears a shirt with different piping. Mark also wears a bolo / string tie.
Colored knotted bandannas are worn as neckerchiefs, slightly askew. Alan wears green, Jerry yellow, Mark light purple, Bob 1 dark purple, Bob 2 blue.
The background pattern is white, except for Jerry’s, which is black printed on yellow.
The black hat has a wide round brim. A braided black leather hat band is around the “gambler” style crown with a circular “telescope” crease on the flat top.
An adornment is tucked behind the hat band on the left side of Bob 1’s hat.
DEVO wore black visors with eye slits at a photoshoot on the Roxy stage set.[6]
Gear:
Alan – acoustic drums with red shells
Jerry – electric bass guitar with padding along one edge (modified Gibson Ripper)
Mark – corded microphone and analog synth
-wooden sides at Mabuhay filming (EML Electro Comp 500)
-smaller yellow / orange casing at Roxy filming (EML Poly Box)
Bob 1 – electric guitar (Gibson L6-S)
Bob 2 – electric guitar (Hagström Kent)
Mark said Neil Young bought the hats and boots for DEVO at their request.
The fencing and artificial blooming cactus at the Roxy were rented.

Live[]

There continue to be variations in stage gear worn by DEVO.
Usually worn are the orange hockey helmet, 3D glasses, orange arm and knee pads, yellow suit (or light grey suit, at Knebworth,) worn over black gym shorts and T-shirt, and black shoes.[7]
  • Orange JOFA VM helmet (model #225 51)
    • This ventilated hockey helmet with white chin strap has "DEVO" on the front. "D" is green, "E" is yellow, "V" is red, "O" is purple.
  • DEVO continues to wear the large, inside out, 3D glasses with squared-off frames.
Mark usually tears out pieces of everyone's suit. Then DEVO take off the suit and continue playing in the black undersuit (T-shirt and shorts).
  • 06/24/78 - Knebworth Park Festival, Stevenage, United Kingdom
Orange "DEVO" helmet, 3D glasses, orange arm and knee pads, short-sleeved white/light grey synthetic paper suit, red socks and black shoes.
Underneath is worn black gym shorts and T-shirt.
(The synthetic paper front zip suit was worn without the word "DEVO" on it - they were their own roadies.)
Mark tears his suit during "Uncontrollable Urge."

1979[]

Duty Now For The Future (album outfits)[]

Album photos[]

DutyNow

Outfit worn on Duty Now for the Future album, WB cover

Cover Art: Black sleeveless T-shirt, orange-yellow elbow pads with a green circle at the elbow, orange hockey helmet with "DEVO" on front. "D" green is "E" is yellow, "V" is red, "O" is purple.
(DEVO also wear black shorts and orange-yellow knee pads with a green circle at the knee cap, outside the frame of the perforated “punch out” postcard border.)
Interior Art: Yellow Suit, 3D glasses, black shoes.

Short films / videos[]

Interstitial Film[]
In DEVO's interstitial film "Roll out the Barrel or Rod Rooter's Big Reamer", shown on tour and included in the video LP The Men Who Make the Music, outerwear includes white short-sleeved shirts, red belt, black short pants, black long socks and white semi-casual shoes. Silver colored masks are worn at DEVO, Inc., some full-head rubber masks are worn at Rod Rooter's office at Big Entertainment and dark shades with nose guard are worn at Club DEVO.
The face mask has differently shaped holes at the eyes, mouth and under nose and is secured around the head by a light colored elastic strap.
The new uniform outfits are suitable for spring weather.
The white slip-on loafers have black soles. A promotional photo shows the loafers have a buckle across the tongue (single Monkstrap).[8]
The over-the-calf socks have an elastic hem.
The slimleg trouser shorts have slash side pockets.
The canvas belt has a brass camp buckle and a balloon red strap with a brass end cap.
The front buttoned shirt has two buttoned patch flap pockets on the chest. The shirt's snap buttons are covered with white fabric.
The notch-cut camp collar may be worn up and unfolded or spread down. (It has four points, akin to a suit jacket lapel.) The short sleeves may be rolled at the cuff or worn down near the elbow.
The large logo above the left breast pocket consists of the "Science Boy"[9] icon and the vertical "DEVO" logo with alternatingly slanted outlined letters.
Alan and Mark have thin belt loops. Bob 1 and Bob 2 have wide belt loops. Jerry wears his belt over the belt loops.
Jerry and Bob 2 show more skin above and below the knee.
A photo shows Jerry’s hand in the horizontal opening on top of an inset front pocket - instead of the slash side pockets worn on everyone else’s shorts.[10]
DEVO’s “Roll Out the Barrel” outfit is similar to some 20th century school uniforms.
Leisure Suit[]
Duty Now For The Future Leisure Suit Uniform - White patterned synthetic paper fiber shirt emblazoned with the Duty Now For The Future "science boy" insignia, grey mesh patterned paper pants, silver colored visor, and black boots.
Dutysuit

The Duty Now For The Future Leisure Suit Uniform

- worn in DEVO Corporate Anthem promotional video. Gear includes dark plastic tinted sunglasses with nose guard and an offscreen flag.
- worn in The Day My Baby Gave Me A Surprize promotional video. Gear includes silver colored visor.
Also worn in TDMBGMAS video - all white cotton blend uniforms of slimfit slash pocket pants with thin belt loops, short sleeve front button spread collar shirt and with "science boy" insignia above the left patch flap pocket and an extra puffy, tall painters cap with rear sun flap. Also polarized 3D glasses worn inside out and a thin black belt. Gear includes a corded telephone, computer stations.
Lastly, DEVO sport lumpy spud bodies, various brimmed hats, 3D glasses and blue worksuit. Mark wears a neck brace. Gear includes a blue inflatable kiddie pool with a series of black octopodes printed around the outside and is filled with water.
A crying, flying baby models a white disposable diaper and rose colored long sleeve top.
Extra info -
The DNFTF leisure suit is made of white Sontex®, a type of spunbonded Olefin. (A paper-like material made of synthetic polymer fibers.)
The silver colored wraparound visor is worn attached to a hard hat liner. (See Mark holding it at the beginning of the TDMBGMAS video.)
The DEVO "leisure suit" was sold by Club Devo.

Live[]

Leisure suit worn at some performances.
Costume change to yellow suit with 3D glasses, orange hockey helmet and knee pads.
This is the last year DEVO wears the JOFA helmet.
During a costume change DEVO take off the yellow suit and continue playing in the black undersuit of gym shorts and official model "DEVO" T-shirt with "Boogie Boy emblem" on sleeve.

1980[]

Freedom of Choice (album outfits)[]

Album photos[]

FreedomOfChoice

Freedom Of Choice album cover outfits

Cover Art: Red Energy Dome hat, black boat neck T-shirt with 3/4 length sleeves worn under wrinkled "aluminum" colored Naugahyde jacket with lapels and one button and vertically wrinkled silver Naugahyde (high waisted) dress pants. (Also black socks and dress shoes.)
On album back cover photos no jackets are worn.
Mark and Alan wear prescription glasses with transparent frames. Mark sometimes wears a digital watch.
DEVO's "modern apparel," custom tailored suits and shirts, were by Lorenza, Los Angeles. Another company was contracted by DEVO to manufacture the vacu-formed plastic Energy Domes.

Album videos [outfits+gear][]

Focsuit

Freedom Of Choice era outfits and gear

Girl U Want[]
Energy Dome, sleeved T-shirt under silver Naugahyde suit jacket, silver Naugahyde pants, dark socks, and colored leather derby shoes.
  • The video is posterized and the colors of the video are altered.
Blue is shifted to green. Red is shifted to a bluish-purple color. Black, white, and yellow are unaffected.
Their red Energy Domes and red shoes (as well as lips) are colored a bluish hue of purple
Mark and Alan wear prescription glasses with clear frames. Mark wears a watch.
Two "robotic" dancers share the stage with DEVO. The female dancer wears a white V-neck T-shirt, white pleated skirt, white gloves, white socks, and black and white leather saddle shoes. The male dancer wears a white button-down dress shirt under a pair of black suspenders, a large bow tie, high-waisted dress pants, dark socks, and black leather shoes. (The bow tie is very similar to the one Mark wore in Jocko Homo.)
The dancers wear black hockey style helmets with under-the-chin straps. Coiled insulated wires from the helmets lead offstage to a device controlled by General Boy.
General Boy wears a military uniform and a white helmet with the word DEVO on the front (set in a sans-serif typeface) and eyeglasses. His outerwear includes a white button down dress shirt and dark tie under a dark service uniform jacket with pins at the left breast and shoulder epaulets. 
A mostly female audience wears mid-century style clothes.
On a screen behind DEVO, a dark haired youth in light gray sweatpants wears a vanilla milkshake on his gray T-shirt.
Freedom of Choice[]
Top skateboarders of the day 1 2 3 wear blue or red gear - Pro-Tec skate helmets and Rector brand skate gear consisting of shirts, shorts, wrist guards, elbow pads, and knee pads. (Some more skaters appear at the end of the video where they change their clothing to a conformist uniform.)
DeVo as hairless, legless aliens wear a black turtleneck under a red V-neck artificial leather poncho with a yellow character emblazoned on it. (Also known as beautiful mutants.)
Bob2 wears a "D" on his tunic, Alan wears an "E," Mark wears an "en dash" and clear-framed swim goggles (with the strap worn under the head mask), G.V.C. wears a "V," and Bob1 wears an "O."
Bob2 and G.V.C. as ancient Romans wear knee-length yellow Roman tunics which are striped near the border. They gird themselves at the waist with a low-girdled zone and wear brown leather sandals strapped to their calves. The donut-eating citizens are crowned with golden metal laurel wreaths and wear lipstick. G.V.C. wears a spit curl and holds a "dog" on a leash.
Mark as a dog wears a leashed collar, a partial face mask of a short brown dog muzzle with black nose, and a dark zip-up furry body suit with a long tail and light brown soles. The dark, studded leather collar has a leash attachment and alternating rows of two metal studs, then one metal spike around its circumference.
A man wears L.A. Rams headphones4a. and a button-down purple shirt with a tapered "Barrymore" collar under a light brown sport coat with three buttons on the sleeve. The collar is worn spread over the jacket lapels.
A woman wears a black blouse, golden necklace, pearl earrings, and lipstick.4b.
Alan sits on a bench wearing the yellow DEVO suit with a dark wraparound visor and dark socks and shoes. He is transformed by a conformist mob to wear their uniform of a button-down dark patterned shirt with a long point wide spread collar under a buttoned blue vest, light blue boot-cut slacks, white shoes with white rubber soles (and his glasses).
Whip It[]

Black sleeveless maxi-turtleneck shirt worn tucked in black slim leg short pants secured by a black belt with a gray metal rounded frame buckle. Black socks with elastic hem worn in black derby style leather shoes with black soles and laces. Red Energy Dome plastic hat. Mark and Alan wear Alan's signature style eyewear. Prescription lenses in a clear rectangular, wraparound frame secured around the head by a dark elastic strap.

Other outfits are as seen in video.

Live[]

1980 Tour

Live1980

Bob1 live 1980 outfit and gear

Energy Dome, red socks with black boots, and a modified short sleeve jumpsuit with a red tape shoulder belt.
The disposable paper suit is zippered and colored grey with a standing, round (mandarin style) collar. The white suit was spray-painted grey. The long sleeves were cut short.
Devo1980

Freedom Of Choice tour outfits

The taped shoulder belt is reminiscent of the colored Sam Browne style belt used by crossing guards, school safety patrols, and hall monitors, which have a belt supported by a strap passing diagonally over the right shoulder.
(Costume change)
DEVO usually removed the jumpsuit during "Freedom of Choice". Underneath the suit are the black DEVO shirt and shorts.
Black half-boots, red knee socks, orange Rector knee pads, black gym shorts, black sleeveless "DEVO" shirt with the Booji Boy logo printed high on the shoulder.
(Costume change)
During "Jocko Homo" the lights go out and the U.V. lights come on, causing the letters "DEVO" to appear to glow-in-the-dark and to float onstage. The stage lights come on and DEVO wear a red synthetic leather poncho/tunic with one letter of the word D E V O on each them. Alan wears the "–" (en dash) hoodless "poncho".

International Tour

Devo “goodwill uniforms” worn in 1980 overseas. (And on the TV show Fridays, in the midst of their international tour.)

Photograph - Devo in Hyde Park, London, England by Jill Furmanovsky.

Red Energy Dome
White short-sleeve shirt with a breast pocket and padded shoulders. The shirt collar may be worn up or laying down. The underside of the collar is white, the top side is black.
Black trim around the end of the sleeve – about the same width as the black belt worn with white pants.
On the side of each pant leg runs a vertical black stripe similar in width to the belt.
Black footwear with black or red socks.
Mark and Alan wear transparent frames on their prescription eyewear.
Bob 2 may wear an analog watch.

2009 Freedom of Choice performances

This 1980 style suit was used for the Freedom of Choice album track list performances in 2009. Red Energy Domes and black Doc Marten boots were worn with the one-piece disposable suit, zippered up the front. The long sleeves were cut short above the wearer's elbow and the cuffs were folded. Jerry's sleeves were cut higher in closer imitation of the 1980 suit. Red gaffer tape lined the inside of the collar. The red 2" wide tape circled the suit's waist and went diagonally over the wearer's right shoulder, in closer imitation of the Sam Browne style than the original 1980 suit tape.
Underneath the suit DEVO wear black-and-white soccer knee pads, black shorts, and black T-shirts with a white "DEVO" logo on front and white Booji Boy head logo on the left shoulder.

1981[]

New Traditionalists (album outfits)[]

Album photos/Photoshoots[]

NewTraditionalists

Outfit worn on New Traditionalists album, WB cover

WB Cover Art: New Traditionalist Pompadours, sky blue short-sleeve ringer T-shirt with black V-neck collar and sleeves. Tan gray beige* pants are worn with a thin black belt and patent leather dress shoes.
On the left shirt breast is an iron-on patch with a “DEVO” ball logo. A black “D” and “V” are set in red circles, red “E” and “O” set in black circles.
On left sleeve is sewn a black, merrowed edge patch sewn with red “New Traditionalists,” over album symbol of Nu-tra Man- the New Traditionalist Astronaut.
NuTra tan uniform-photo-by Robert Matheu

Nu-Tra "scout" uniform adds a tan gray short-sleeved shirt

Belt has rounded frame style metal buckle and prong.
The Japanese style flat front, slimfit pants have buttoned rear besom pockets, six wide belt loops and a short vertical length of zipper at the end of each uncuffed pant leg.
About 1" above the end of the pant is an open-stiched hem around the leg on each side of the zipper.
An ironed “traveler's crease” fold runs down the front of the trouser's legs.
These pants worn on the WB NT album covers, from a photo-shoot by Moshe Brakha. He photographed DEVO in black short pants for the Virgin cover.
These gray pants worn with a point collar shirt in photo-shoot by Robert Matheu.
The gray “scout” shirt has short rolled sleeves, Two buttoned pointed flapped chest patch pockets, dark shirt buttons and a point collar.
Jerry wears a JFK pinback button by his right collar point.
  • The Virgin records issue of the NT album featured "Boojie Boy"** on the front cover with DEVO.
Dark outerwear worn for some publicity interviews and photo-shoots -
Photos by Paul Natkin . October 16, 1981. Photo by Anne Fishbein.
Black long sleeve shirt, metal snap button turtleneck with gray underside. Worn with Nu-Tra pomp, black pants, black belt, socks and patent leather shoes.
Bob 1 wears an unique dark gray shirt with asymmetric, diagonal hem and metal snap buttons along right shoulder to standing collar band.
The Nu-Tra Pomp wigs seen in album art were black rubber hair pieces based on John F. Kennedy's hairline. Red pompadours sometimes worn on Nu-Tra tour. Blue pomps have also been manufactured.
Plastic half-pomps were worn in live performances. Some observers likened them to Reagan’s hairdo.
Club Devo sold vacu-formed plastic half-pomps with elastic string, a white "Action Vest" and the Nu-Tra T-shirt modeled by DEVO on the album cover (with an iron-on red "New Traditionalists" replacing the stage-worn model with sewn patch).
Mark wears prescription glasses with clear amber frames.
(*The gray fabric's apparent color may be altered by lighting and by the background color(s) it is set against.)
(**This phonetic spelling of Booji Boy is included in the NT album inner/dust sleeve.)

Album videos [outfits+gear][]

Through Being Cool[]

See: Through Being Cool (music video)

DEVO are dressed in Nu-Tra tour stage wear.
New Traditionalists V-Neck T-shirt worn in belted tan/gray trousers. Black socks in shiny black shoes. New Traditionalists black pompadour - plastic half-wig Club DEVO version.

The Smart Patrol outerwear includes white low-top athletic shoes, black trousers, black belts and black T-shirts with the Nu-tra emblem on sleeve.
They are outfitted at Club DEVO with non-lethal "spud guns" and standard issue "Action Vests" and black plastic pompadours.
The long, vertically quilted vest has a fencing-style asymmetrical flap across the chest.
It is fastened along shoulder wearer's right shoulder with triple snap buttons and an elastic strap between legs is fastened with Velcro.®

Love Without Anger[]

See: Love Without Anger (music video)

DEVO wear a choirboy uniform with a JFK-style wig.

New Traditionalists black rubber pompadour. Red bow tie on white dress shirt with long sleeves rolled at forearm.
Black belt, black trousers (and black shoes).

Gear: "Love Without Anger" songbook.

A recombinant humanoid swine is both porcine and thin. Long blonde hair, long nails, rouge makeup, long eyelashes, cabled white long sleeved top.

Barbie and Ken wear striped tops.
Ken™ wears his shirt open as he tip-toes in holding his white shoes, but Barbie™ is waiting.

Barbie's gear: Household objects, including a black cast-iron-style frying pan and a pink oval hair brush.

Barbie later has no head. Ken later has no legs.
Pixelated / animated red hearts emanate from Barbie's neck stump as Ken and Barbie affectionately reconcile in their home.

A rooster-man wears yellow head feathers, burgundy velvet bodysuit, black platform shoes, white socks.
Later wears rope and a black blindfold.

Gear: A large wooden valentine shaped heart, a corded black rotary phone, a red heart-shaped box filled with earthworms.

The recombinant Buckeye boy + rooster combo has; large red wattles and a single comb with several points on a golden buff head, an upright posture with humanoid, sturdy legs and a recombinant rooster+feather duster tail.

A denuded chicken-woman wears golden hoop earrings and low-heeled black pump footwear.
Opposable digits appear when needed.
Nude scoop neck top, leg stockings/pantyhose.

Gear: A large, wooden valentine-shaped heart, corded white rotary phone, two white unfertilized chicken eggs, an oversized pair of scissors.
Framed photo of a rooster-man wearing a notch lapel jacket with a light-colored, textured pattern.
Plastic red handgun.

The recombinant Buckeye girl + Delaware hen combo has; a small red single comb with several points and red wattles. White head. An upright posture with a forward tilt, humanoid off-white, yellowish sturdy legs.

Recombo DNA baby Turkey Monkey
The beautiful mutant has bright eyes, white teeth, light skin, dark hair on its head, featherless body.
Hummingbird-style power of flight.

Gear: White quilted blanket, oven-safe white twine, skewers, astronautical restraining headgear.

Beautiful World[]

Booji: Multi-colored plaid, synthetic polymer thread, front-zip jumpsuit worn with hat. Narrow, crownless hat with white underside lining. Burgundy colored synthetic fabric on the long and flattened top. Wide bill/brim turned down in front over wearer’s left eye.
(Worn centered on head on Virgin album cover art.)

Jerry: New Traditionalists black rubber wig in a JFK-style pompadour. “Utopian Boy Scout Uniform” with JFK pinback button at collar point. As seen on Warner album cover art.

Alan: Nu-Tra Pomp. "Scout" uniform with unbuttoned collar.

Spud (Mark) and Spudess (both seen in black and white): Dark leather footwear – black boots and black stiletto heel pumps. Dark trousers. Dark tights / hose. Matching dark sleeved dress with large cowl collar and large cowl dress hem. Sunglasses with dark frames. Matching gray portable audio cassette players with 3.5mm jack and corded black foam-on-ear headphones.

Bob 1: Nu-Tra Pomp. "Scout" uniform with white socks.

Booji: Dark two-piece suit with white grid.

Bob 2:Nu-Tra Pomp. "Scout" uniform.

Live[]

WhiteShirtDome

Bob1 Nu-Tra tour outfit costume change 1 - pomp to energy dome

Gray rolled short sleeve shirt with rolled turtleneck collar. Has no shirt pockets. Metal shirt buttons.

Gray snap button turnover collar can be unfolded into a maxi length stand-up collar displaying the blue underside.
Can be unbuttoned at neckline and worn as a flat, point collar.
Belt has a horizontally ribbed black face, white edges and a metal, rounded frame style buckle with prong.
Worn with tan-gray trousers with six thin belt loops and two forward pleats by each pocket.
The vertical metal zipper in the slit sideseam at the bottom hem end of each cuffed leg is to change out of the pants while wearing shoes. As on the album cover, the zipper pull hangs down partway past the
hem.
Also worn for some interviews and photo-shoots.
Seen in SoHo Weekly News Devo fashion feature. Photography by Allan Tannenbaum. October 1981.
DEVO wear pompadour wigs throughout the entire set.
costume change
DEVO wear an Energy Dome for the FOC era songs.
costume change
After the set change, DEVO wear the yellow suits and polarized 3-D glasses worn inside-out.
costume change
Mark rips everybody’s suits during “Uncontrollable Urge.”
costume change
Nu-Tra V-Neck T-shirt, black slash pocket trouser shorts, black belt with metal frame style buckle, black over the calf socks with elastic cuff, black patent leather derby shoes.
costume change
On tour, DEVO add lit mining helmets for “Working in the Coal Mine” - on the catwalk Jerry uses a corded microphone and Mark a cordless mic. On the treadmills, Alan and Bob 2 use pickaxes and Bob 1 has a flat blade shovel.
(Mining gear also used for TV "coalmine" performances.)
Live photos
- Outfits worn Live at Englewood, 1981. photos supplied by Peter Farinelli and Ian Weil.
Via Jocko Homo Heavenbound website by Gabriel Gart.

1982[]

Oh, No! It's DEVO (album outfits)[]

The five members of DEVO wear black, square neck, men's cap sleeve T-shirts under their spudring, and black, tapered pleated pants with belt and black formal shoes. The pants have zippered pockets and elastic stirrups at the end of each pant leg.

Mark Mothersbaugh often left his hair wild, curly, and unbrushed and sported a wild-eyed appearance, looking shockingly similar to Syd Barrett.

Album photos[]

OhNoItsDEVO

Outfits worn on "oh, no! it's DEVO" album cover

Cover Art: Photo of Mark with slicked back hair and wearing no shirt and a plastic red digital watch holding a composite photo of DEVO who wear wide-eyed expressions, potato bodies and plastic spudrings, with slicked back hair. If the spud fits wear it. In both photos Mark wears the plastic frames of the novelty "Chinaman" glasses.

Album videos [outfits+gear][]

Ohno

oh, no! it's DEVO live/video outfits

DEVO wear -
-"wet look" hair
-stage makeup
-spudring
-black "muscle" T-shirt with diagonally cut short sleeves and square neck [1] (sans logo)
-black slacks with elastic stirrup at end of baggy leg [2]
-black belt
-black leather loafers
-no black socks
Time Out For Fun (promotional video)[]

Black square neck sleeveless T-shirts worn under spudring, black pants with black belt, black shoes (no socks). Short slicked back hair.

DEVO wear slicked back hair and spudrings. Mark wears the black plastic frames of the Chinaman novelty glasses. Spinning potatoes have replaced DEVO's bodies. If the spud fits, wear it.
Mark wears prescription glasses with translucent tan frames, a red plastic digital watch, and uncombed hair.
Mark - black cordless handheld mic mounted on a mic stand. (Nady Cordless Microphone, with internal hidden antenna)
Bob 1 - sunburst electric guitar worn on a black strap. (Kay Value Leader Thin Line, Model K1962)
Alan - soft head drum mallets, stands with cymbals and electronic drum trigger pads (Star Instruments Synare 3 drum synthesizer)
GVC - large grey synth with grey grip and a grey strap (Roland SH-101, MGS-1 Modulation grip, and strap)
Bob2 - large grey synth with grey grip and a grey strap (SH-101, MGS-1 mod grip, and strap)
A woman wears her long hair with bangs and a ribbon. She wears a light yellow blouse (with a small yellow pattern), a white skirt and golden necklace.
Blood from her upper chest is drawn through a syringe needle held by Mark, who has two right arms.
The woman, with red nail polish on her long fingernails, twists Bob1's ear with a pair of hinged purple plastic spoon&fork salad tongs.[3]
The woman holds a brown leather leash attached to a collar attached to a silver-colored metal bit in the mouth of Bob2, who wears a red clown's nose.
Peek-A-Boo! (promotional video)[]
DEVO wear a white spudring, black square neck T-shirt with diagonally cut short sleeves, 'backwards-pleated' black pants with black belt, black leather derby shoes, and short slicked back hair.
Mark is dressed as an artist, with eyeglasses, a green patterned jacket white formal shirt (tux shirt), with a pink ascot, and a beret. In his mouth is a cigarette holder with cigarette.
Alan - soft head drum mallets, cymbals, and electronic drums (Synare)
Jerry - headset microphone, black electric bass guitar worn on a black strap (Steinberger, model L2 bass)
Mark - headset microphone, uncombed hair, the black novelty glasses frames, red digital watch, small white synth with a yellow strap (Casio - Casiotone M-10)
Bob1 - headset microphone, red electric guitar worn on a black strap (J.B. Player, Buick)
Bob2 - large grey synth with a yellow strap (SH-101)
Single artwork - Mark's outfit
That's Good (promotional video)[]
Black square neck sleeveless T-shirts worn under spudring, black pants with black belt, black shoes - leather loafers
Short slicked back hair (except for Mark).
alan - soft head drum mallets, cymbals, and electronic drum pads (Synare)
jerry - black electric bass guitar worn on a black strap (Steinberger)
mark - gold credit card, small white synth worn on very dark grey strap (Casio), black cordless mic (Nady)
bob1 - sunburst electric guitar worn on a black strap (Kay Thin Line)
bob2 - large grey synth worn on a translucent strap (SH-101)

Live[]

Opening set - "live videos"
Black cap sleeve, square neck T-shirts worn under spudring, high-waist backward-pleated baggy black pants with belt and black formal lace-up shoes.
The loose fit, full leg pants have elastic stirrups at the end of each leg and zippered slash pockets. Wide tunnel belt loops in three sections - at the back and at the sides. Belt is visible in three narrow sections - at the front and at the sides.
Unlike the videos, socks are worn in concert. Hair is either brushed or is slicked back as seen in the album photos and videos.
Costume changes -
At the start of the second set, the band sported energy domes and replaced the spudrings with white "T-square" shirts. Bob 1 wears short pants and knee pads and Mark's hair is "wild". During Jocko Homo, these were removed to show the T-shirts without rings. White T-shirts were not worn on the televised 3-DEVO show.
Booji82
Images

Booji's outfit during the Oh No, It's DEVO world tour

Booji Boy wore an inverted spudring (similar to an anti-biting collar put on pets after surgery) with the long ends pointing forward and backward and wore a drape as a long dress with a potato-head pattern (that was also used on a T-shirt sold to fans).

Photoshoots[]

Devo model clothing fashions, photographed by David Michael Kennedy, in the potato room. New York City, November 1982. [11] (2000 pounds of potatoes used.)[12]

Fashion article - “Spuds in Duds.” Published April, 1983. [13]
[pages 156-157,] “New Traditionalist” uniforms by Devo, Inc.
[page 158, Mark in] Cotton “prison stripe” suspender pants by H. Cotler Co.
[pages 158-159, Devo with painted faces wearing Spudrings. Alan and Bob 1 in red shirts. Brent Scrivner manufactured the collars, © 1982. (Alternate photo page 121, Devo: The Brand.)]
Cotton cap sleeve muscle shirts by Mark Elliot.
'Devo’s white “spud” ring collars and black bazooka pants designed by Spazz Attack.'
[pages 160-161] Bigger is better, with the new silhouette characterized by jackets in broad but soft shoulders, a full chest, and stylishly wide sleeves with slightly baggy, tapered trousers.
Comfortable, too. These oversize cuts leave plenty of room for imaginative layering. Says Devo: “Better a spud than a dud.”
[page 161, (below - Jerry)] Jacket ($250) by Ben Veronis Design, pants ($55) by Bobby To.
[pages160-161, (opposite - from left - Alan)] Jacket ($200) by Kansai Yamamoto for Achilleus Sport, pants ($65) by Bobby To,
[Bob 1,] Cotton slicker vest ($1235) and matching pants ($70) by Randy Allen for Mirage: belt by Robin Kahn, Inc. : striped pullover ($20) by Kennington Blue.
[Bob 2,] Suede and canvas jacket ($185) by Philippe Monet over linen top ($250) by Ben Veronis Design, pants ($200) by Andrew Fezza, Ltd.
All shoes ($36) on these pages are Le Sport by Giorgio Brutini for Harbor Imports.
For more information on merchandise featured here, see page 169."

1983[]

Theme From Doctor Detroit (promotional video outfits)[]

- video available to buy, rent or stream.
In the Theme From Doctor Detroit video, two Asian female technicians assist in DEVO's video production. The women wear their long dark hair pulled together at the top of their heads and styled to taper up to a point. They both wear makeup, long red fingernails, white disc earrings, a golden hoop necklace, a white ID credential worn on a white lab coat, a white belt, a white skirt, white stockings, and white high-heeled pumps. One assistant wears her hair with bangs while the other has several white pearls arrayed under each disc earring.
Mark listens to a wristwatch with a red watchband worn around the ankle of a female assistant.
An assistant later pulls on a translucent latex glove, to the consternation of Alan.
Dan Aykroyd appears in footage integrated from the Doctor Detroit movie as Clifford Skridlow/"Doctor Detroit". He wears eyeglasses and appears in a personalized power-walking outfit, a fat suit, a pimp's dark leisure suit with red shirt and handkerchief, his English professor's dark beige suit with a bow tie, boxer briefs, and his head is superimposed over Mark wearing a bright red suit with bow tie.
Devo wear a black vest over a custom grey shirt with a cowl-neck collar and long sleeves worn partly rolled up, black pants, black socks, and black shoes, except for Mark.
Mark wears makeup, prescription glasses with dark frames, a "wet look" black synthetic bodysuit with the torso inflated to match Aykroyd's, a belt, wristwatch, and orange waterproof boots. Mark's eyeglasses have heavy, black temple arms and a heavy, black nose bridge transitioning in shade to white at the frame front end pieces.
His bouffant hairdo is temporarily drenched with water.
A female assistant powders Mark's face, raising a white cloud of fine dust.
He later wears a bouffant wig of long brown hair.
At the end of the video, Aykroyd's face is superimposed over Mark's, who adjusts his bright red bow tie, worn around the collar of his white formal shirt, and a bright red suit and black formal shoes.
Gerry films Mark though a black and orange video-camera on a tripod.
He later wears a yellow belted coat with a stand-up collar and holds a folded bright red umbrella.
Alan mans a workstation.
Alan pulls on a translucent latex glove, to the consternation of a female assistant.
Alan later accompanies Bob1 on standup bass, dressed as a bohemian beatnik. Alan wears a black beret, dark glasses, a dark goatee, a loose green T-shirt tucked into black pants cutoff under the knee (with a white drawstring and white piping down the sides), and strappy leather sandals.
Bob2 monitors equipment.
Bob2 looks at his wristwatch, worn on a dark watch strap.
Seen on a monitor, Bob2 holds a finger to his ear while wearing a production headset with an attached microphone and one earphone worn over a red horned devil's half mask with large, pointed ears and a long nose.
The two assistants pull open a black doctor's bag on a grey table to reveal Bob2 wearing the devil half-mask. A wider shot reveals Bob2 to be seated under a tilted platform.
Bob1 mans a workstation.
He later plays a slide guitar on one crossed leg while dressed as a cowboy. Bob 1 wears a beige cowboy hat, a golden bolo tie with dark cord worn around the orange collar of an orange shirt (with a light-colored western yoke decorating the chest and shoulders), a large silver belt buckle and ammunition belt, dark beige fringed batwing chaps worn over pants and a pair of brown cowboy boots.
At the beginning and end of the video, a closeup shot of Dr. Detroit's metal gauntlet is seen, worn over part of the arm of the gold/yellow jacket from the movie.

Recombo DNA includes a colorized black and white photo of DEVO in similar attire.

DEVO wears the wide cowl uniform over the long-sleeve white dress shirts and colored bow ties seen in the LaserDisc demo.
DEVO's dark hair is slicked back - similar to the Theme from Doctor Detroit video - except Mark's hair is cut short on the sides. He wears the dark suit with light colored grid seen in Beautiful World.

1983 Event[]

DEVO meets Buckminster Fuller[]
DEVO attend "FutureWorld" - May 1983. A 3-D photo of Fuller is taken with Mark's (lenticular?) camera.
Fuller sits at his book signing table with an Energy Dome in front of him.
DEVO stand wearing the black trousers, black pullover vest and gray long-sleeve shirt with the large, draping cowl. Mark wears his red suit with a small white boutonniere.
Sources:
Recombo DNA (2000)
DEVO: Unmasked, page 136.
Los Angeles Times, May 01, 1983. Page W10. (The Monday, May 1st "Book Notes" by Dick Lochte says Fuller will be autographing his books at the Convention Center in downtown LA during the afternoon on Thursday and Friday.)

1984[]

SHOUT (album outfits)[]

Album photos[]

Interior art: DEVO wear Chinese-American Friendship suits and shoes. The friendship suit uniform consists of a Shirt Jacket, full-pleated pants with cuffs, and loafers. They are colored light green by green colored light reflecting off them.
DEVO wear a Chinese-American Friendship Pin near the points of each collar.
On the left breast is an oval black patch embroidered with the white sound-wave logo.
The white-on-black patch logo is an abstracted, sewn representation of a soundwave.
Michael Pilmer says a similar logo, printed on Club DEVO apparel, is the Fairlight CMI soundwave.
A triangular, white, transverse waveform is
embroidered on a black oval sew-on patch which is
bordered by a black merrowed emblem edge.
DEVO wear their brushed hair short, with no sideburns. They are made up with thick eyebrows and dark lipstick. They appear to wear fake tans on their faces, necks, and backs of their hands.
(And the color of Marks palm alternates from very dark to the very light swath across its middle.)
Mark wears prescription glasses with circular frames.
In the computerized composite art DEVO stand in front a gradational blue background with red digitized waveform lines.
The photos of DEVO members standing straight up are angled forward and are slightly compressed in width. On the album sleeve Mark and Alan are pictured on the obverse with the listing of Side One songs and Bob2, Bob1, and Jerry are on the reverse with the Side Two songs.
Extra info - (An image, similar to the album sleeve art, shows DEVO in the same pose wearing a white long-sleeved jacket, pants, and shoes with the
Shoutsuit

DEVO Shout it out

white-on-black icon worn on the left breast.
The photos of DEVO are composited closer together in front of a black background with white digitized waveform lines. The photos of DEVO are not compressed in width. Mark and G.V.C. both wear a watch.)
In their book DEVO: The Brand, on page 128, DEVO are quoted speaking about the Shout album interior art.
The background graphic is a ‘soundwave’ of the “group vocal” of the word shout on the track “Shout” , “ as it looked on the screen of a Fairlight computer.”
An image of the Fairlight IIx sequencer–synthesizer–computer workstation
Page D screen - "Voice Waveform Display"
Shout

Outfit worn on Shout album cover

Cover art: Photos of a boy "shouting" and a girl "listening." Both wear multi-colored tops.
On the front cover is a head shot photo of a boy's profile on a composite background with his left hand raised by his open mouth in a "shout" gesture. He wears his combed hair parted on his left side and a multi-colored short sleeve T-shirt with red sleeves and front, a blue back, and a yellow collar.
On the back cover is a head shot photo of a girl's face on a composite background with her eyes focused upwards and her left hand raised by her ear in a listening gesture. She wears her combed hair with bangs and is parted on her right. She wears a white short-sleeve sailor shirt with red stripes and blue piping along the white collar and cuffs. A blue bow is knotted at the collar. Two Chinese-American Friendship Pins are worn, one by each collar point.

Photoshoots[]

DEVO as armed "Peaceniks " in black Beatles wigs, custom black suits with red-on-white peace symbol ☮ armbands, black belt with rectangular frame-style buckle and black dress shoes.
Photographed by Steve Granitz in 1984. Several promotional photos feature DEVO in this outfit. In Recombo DNA is a black and white "peacnik" photo of DEVO with colored-in armbands.
The custom black suits were by >Kohshin Satoh, founder of Arrston Volaju Co., Ltd.

RU Experienced (promotional video)[]

- video available to buy.
White lab outfits, then colored mod/hippie outfits.

Motor Scooter Advertising[]

Honda Elite Scooter TV commercial, poster.
The white outfit seen in the Diet Coke TV commercial, including the "DEVO" ball logo and black cinch belt. The Energy Dome is red, and mounted on a silver grey helmet, which has a chin strap, chrome studs and no visor.
Like the R U Experienced video, the JFK pompadour rubber wig and dual lighted eyewear with plexiglas shield is worn.[4]
White socks and polished white leather cap toe brogued derby style "jump" boots with black soles and laces. Footwear in music video is same style but shoe instead of boot.

Laserdisc promotion[]

DVD12 01

Outfits worn in the Pioneer LaserDisc promo

Sideways Mohawk wigs, half-face masks, and colored business suits.

Live[]

There was no tour.

1985[]

Carbonated beverage promotion (TV commercial outfits)[]

Outerwear - DEVO wears the all-white Chinese-American Friendship Suit with a light-hued Energy Dome. The white Dome appears light gray compared to the white suit.
Gear - Five Shure brand Unidyne series wired microphones with stands and five cans of Diet Coke.
DEVO grasp the can between their thumb and palm and not their extended fingers.
Jerry and Mark sing into their microphones. Bob 1 has a dark (synth) instrument worn on a white strap. Bob 2 may be holding Bob 1’s La Baye 2x4 guitar. Alan sways to the beat with one wrist over the other in a “hands tied” pose. [5]
Co-stars - Sgt. Slaughter, Harvey Korman and Vicki Lawrence[6], Gene Anthony Ray, and a water-skiing dog appear in separate segments.
Andy Warhol is later filmed in a segment which is edited into the existing TV commercial.[7]
SSC&B - the first ad agency assigned to Diet Coke - said "we asked people which celebrities they thought would drink Diet Coke."[8]
Extra info -
Sgt. Slaughter says the director of his segment actually expected him to easily lift a working vending machine. [9]
Jerry was the only participant to both direct and appear in a segment.
Warhol’s segment was shot on March 25th, 1985.[10] [11] It was filmed in downtown L.A. on South Main Street near East &7th Street near the Jewelry district.
Andy Warhol wears a silver "fright wig," prescription eyeglasses, black trousers, a "wet look" blue rain jacket over a black half-turtleneck, and a laconic expression.[12] [13]
A soft drink can is centered in a large ornate frame hung on a white wall that Warhol leans against on top of a beauty pageant float. [14]

Warhol was asked to illustrate a possible June 1985 Time magazine cover story about New Coke.[15] [16] The silkscreen proof print[17] was not used.
Previously, Mark went on a “double date” with Susan Bloom[18], Michael Jackson and Andy Warhol. [19]
Previously, Jerry and Andy Warhol directed videos for The Cars. They are are included in video compilation Hearbeat City (1984).[20]

Live[]

There was no tour.
The Devo Live Guide hosts an image of a letter which explains why.
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1988 - 1989[]

Total Devo (album outfits)[]

World Service uniform. T-shirt worn under buttoned dress shirt with shirttail tucked in pants with black belt and black boots.

  • DEVO members wore a red or blue uniform based on their feelings that day.
  • The World Service uniform was fabricated by Muto-Little of Hollywood, California.
  • A yellow-on-red happy/sad face logo was worn on the left breast and back of the T-shirt and by each point of the shirt collar.

Album Photos[]

TotalDEVO

Outfits worn on Total DEVO album cover

Cover Art: Blue and Red uniforms worn on album cover. Back cover has the same group pose as front cover but in silhouette with no clothes.
The formation recreates a 1977 photograph of DEVO (with Alan). ref link. image 1. photoshoot image 2. photoshoot image 3.
  • Back cover photograph is similar to Prince's Lovesexy album art.
  • Album photos by Rocky Shenck.

Disco Dancer (promotional videos)[]

- video available to buy, rent or stream.

Outerwear - World Service uniform. Femmes DEVO World Service uniform.
Gear - Disco ball.
Femmes DEVO wear: Above-the-knee dark blue a-line “skort.”* White tuck-in button-collar short sleeve shirt. Red rectangular patch with yellow Total Devo logo is worn at collar points. Dark hair combed straight. Blunt shoulder length bob with bangs. Black sharp tip continental tie, Sporos style. *Dark blue skirt/shorts can be seen in the CD/cassette interior album art photos of Now It Can Be Told.
Extra info – DEVA Nancye Ferguson wears a Femmes DEVO World Service uniform with shiny black shoes, short white “ankle” socks and a black skirt/short in the 1990 horror movie musical Rockula.
She co-stars with Bo Diddley, Thomas Dolby, Toni Basil and male lead Dean Cameron. They all appear on the soundtrack.
Legs of the black skort appear at about 01:16:00 during Nancye’s performance at "Club Hell" with Visiting Kids. The Femmes DEVO uniform shoes and socks - as well as eyeglasses with thick black frames - are seen in the preceding scene with Bo Diddley and Dean Cameron.

Live - 1988 Total DEVO tour[]

Until Happy Guy
JERRY
, the band sported red (sometimes blue, as on the cover art) shirt-jackets and pants with the Total DEVO "Happy or Not" logo on the collar.
At the end of Working in the Coal Mine the shirts were removed, revealing red T-shirts (sometimes lime green) with larger happy/sad faces on the back.
The T-shirts worn by the band varied. They were usually red with a small yellow "Happy or Not" smile-frown logo on front left breast and a larger yellow one  with the words "TOTAL DEVO" on the back.
(These red uniforms often appeared to turn from red to yellow depending on the lighting design, which often changed color mid-song. Devo also sometimes wore the T-shirts sold to fans colored pink or lime green.)
For the encore, energy domes returned, with the exception of Mark as Booji Boy during Booji's Beautiful WorldBooji Boy wore a long yellow drape gown with his name on it, plus sunglasses.)

1989 For a few shows after the Total Devo tour, the red service uniforms were worn without the black belts and without the happy/sad logo.

1990 - 1991[]

Smooth Noodle Maps (album outfits)[]

Album photos[]

SmoothnoodlemapsLPcover

SNM LP Cover Art/poster art

Cover Art / Interior Art: The LP and CD covers show the "smoothnoodlemaps" DEVO logo in front of an illustrated black hole. The LP also shows the whole group. The CD cover folds out into a poster showing the group. The cassette cover shows the logo and Mark. It also folds out to show the group.
DEVO wear off-white custom dress shirts worn under suit jackets of varying bright colors. The jacket's rounded shawl lapels can adjust into a higher, rounded collar when a high tab button is secured.
G.V.C. wears a fluorescent pink jacket. Mark's is orange, Bob1's is light blue, Bob2's is purple, and David's is light green.
Mark wears a fedora and prescription glasses colored with a green glow. Mark's image is featured on the cassette cover.

The promotional photos and videos feature casual business suits of varying color (pink, red, orange, yellow, and black).

The Post-Post Modern Man single cover shows everybody wearing a yellow business suit.

Post-Post Modern Man (promotional videos)[]

- videos available to buy, rent or stream.

DEVOoutfits-video-PostPostModernManversion1

Outfits worn in first Post Post Modern Man video

DEVO wear the custom suits pictured on the releases with black dress shoes and black socks. The cuffed, pleated slacks are the same color as the suit's jacket. Everybody wears a different bright color and a different style of sunglasses. Underneath they wear zippered black mock turtleneck long-sleeve shirts.
G.V.C. - Purple. David - Green. Mark - Yellow. Bob1 - Pink. Bob2 - Red.
Mark wears a watch, a white fedora with a small red feather in the hat band and dark prescription sunglasses with squared-off frames, similar to DEVO's 3D glasses.
DEVO have taken off their sunglasses by the time night falls. Mark wears prescription glasses with transparent frames.
In the video for the single remix, everybody wears the same colors as the first video. G.V.C. wears a pinback button on his suit jacket lapel. Bob1 wears white socks. Mark does not wear a hat.

Live - Smooth Noodle Maps tour[]

DEVOoutfits1990tour

Outfits worn on 1990-1991 tour

In concert, the group wore white long shorts and short-sleeve shirts made of a paper-like material.[14] These were sometimes torn by Mark or thrown into the audience.
Black leather shoes were also worn, with long black socks. A black belt was worn around the white shirt, emblazoned at the breast with the simulated image of Jupiter. Partway through the performance Devo stripped down to the standard black undershirt and donned the Energy Dome.
DEVOtour1991March23outfits

Outfits worn at end of 1991 tour

Devo wore black mock-turtlenecks under their colored suits on March 23, 1991. This was David's birthday. Red plastic pompadour half-wigs worn during encore. Previously seen - rarely - during NuTra tour.
Enigma was merged in to Restless Records and Devo was not among the artists whose contracts were transferred. Devo's next performance would be at the 1996 "Sundance Gig" in Utah.

1996[]

Live[]

DEVO 1996-1-26 Sundance

Outfits worn at the "Sundance Gig"

Striped prisoner's uniform and hat at the last planned gig, 1996-1-26.

Later in the show Devo would don the Energy Dome, followed by the black NuTra pomp hairstyle.

The yellow suit was worn on tour.

DEVO most often appear in yellow suits from the mid-’90’s until the SFE album release.
Costume changes - During the set they remove their Energy Domes and later tear and remove the Yellow suit, revealing the black undersuit.
With Mark back on board Devo played five Lollapalooza tour dates from 1996-07-27 to 1996-08-04. With a set mostly comprised of songs from their first two albums, the yellow suit was worn over the black athletic shorts and T-shirt. Devo wore red knee guards. The same outfits were worn at the next year's Lollapalooza tour.
Mark tears everyone's yellow suit as "Uncontrollable Urge " is played.
Costume change during "Jocko Homo"to black undersuit of T-shirt and shorts.

1997[]

Live[]

For their second Lollapalooza tour DEVO combines the red Energy Dome of 1980 with the Yellow Suit of 1978. Underneath are black shorts & old style black tee printed with white "DEVO" on chest and white booji boy head logo on shoulder.
The spud-boys play six tour dates in July, from the 16th to the 27th.
Mark tears everyone's yellow suit as "Uncontrollable Urge " is played.
Costume change during "Jocko Homo"to black undersuit of T-shirt and shorts.

Devo visits the southern hemisphere again. On 1997-10-04 they play in Brisbane, Australia as part of the LIVID Festival.
Energy Dome / Yellow Suit / Black undersuit
Costume change during "Jocko Homo"to black undersuit of T-shirt and shorts. Bob 1 performs shirtless. Booji wears a white gown.

1998[]

Live[]

Devo intend to play four dates in four states co-headlining with Beck but three of the tour dates were cancelled.
Energy Dome / Yellow Suit / Black undersuit
Jerry, Bob 2 and Josh also wear dark wigs.

1999[]

Live[]

Devo perform three times in California.
Energy Dome / Yellow Suit / Black undersuit
Mark tears everyone's yellow suit as "Uncontrollable Urge " is played.
Costume change during "Jocko Homo"to black undersuit of T-shirt and shorts.

2001[]

Live[]

Techno Devo outfit 2001-2-1

Outfit worn at the private "Techno Devo" gig

At the private "Techno Devo" show for Clasky Csupo, Devo are uniformly dressed in black.

The group wears brimmed hats, jackets over button-down shirts, slacks, belts, shoes and socks.
Subsequently, for the rest of the 21st century, DEVO would often begin performances wearing versions of black suit including a jacket and trousers.

2002[]

Live[]

DEVO wear a black jacket and T-shirt, black pants and energy dome.
DEVO wear their hairdos short and are uniformly clean-shaven, as usual, except Mark who wears a Van Dyke.

Red domes worn at the San Diego Sports Arena[21] and at the free show in the Civic Center Plaza near Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place (Polk Street). [22]
A skateboarder wears a red energy dome on top of his helmet and a yellow jacket at both of DEVO’s Huck Jam shows.
Subsequently, chrome energy domes worn at DEVO’s second show with Tony Hawk’s Boom Boom Huck Jam. [23] These were a “standard 1996 Energy Dome with chrome tape covering.” [24]
Mark, Jerry, Bob 1 and Bob 2 wear fitted jackets with a convertible lapel, large black snap buttons and dark shoes.
A placket hides fastened snap buttons and overlaps the wearer’s right front jacket panel "quarter" and right lapel.
A large black snap button high on the wearer’s left lapel can fasten behind the right lapel, converting the notch collar lapel to a simple fold point collar.
Josh wears a sleeveless black “DEVO” T-shirt on the 24th.
On 08-25 Josh wears an unstructured black lab coat with a simple fold, point collar.
The sleeves and jacket have nearly the same hem length. [25]
Centered below the symmetrical break point of the partial roll spread collar, the button-through leftfront panel exposes the large black buttons.
Extra info -
Mark often wears his jacket with just the top buttons secured. This reveals the unsecured buttons.
In 2003, Chaser domes were "chromed by Nick Ciasullo, only 25 made".[26]

2003[]

Live[]

Energy Dome, Yellow Suit with short sleeves and black belt, black shoes, black socks.
Costume change to black shorts and black Devo T-shirt.

2004[]

Live[]

Nike tour (outfits)[]

David, Bob 1, Bob 2, Mark and Jerry wear identical outfits. Nike brand blue shirt and long shorts with blue energy dome or pompadour, white long socks and blue athletic shoes.

This was the latest tour to feature the large 3D glasses, also manufactured by the corporate sponsor.

2005 - 2008[]

Energy Dome and yellow disposable "radiation" suit - very much like the 1978 outfit - some with "DEVO" on right breast, others on the left. (Exception; Jihad Jerry wore a grey business suit and a turban.)

L2004
Before long, Mark Mothersbaugh starts ripping off pieces of his suit and those of the other band members. Eventually the remnants of the suits are removed (and, along with the Energy Domes, tossed into the audience), revealing the black shorts, socks, knee pads, and T-shirts (also emblazoned with "DEVO").

Videos [outfits+gear][]

Go Monkey Go (promotional video)[]

Devo do not appear.
A DEVA wears a white Energy Dome, large black wrap-around sunglasses, a purple cape over a blue tunic, a white belt with a purple triangular buckle, a black long-sleeve blouse, white gloves, white tights and white shoes.

Watch Us Work It (promotional video)[]

Devo do not appear.
Four women wear black and white dresses and high heeled shoes.

Live[]

Energy Dome / Yellow Suit / Black undersuit
Mark tears everyone's yellow suit as "Uncontrollable Urge" is played.
Costume change to black calisthenic undersuit of T-shirt and shorts.
Plastic top knot with cherry blossoms wig worn on 2008 tour in Japan.[15]

2009[]

Don't Shoot (I'm A Man) (promotional video)[]

Devo do not appear.
A woman and man appear as fascist police in riot gear.
A man runs away from the camera in an orange hunting vest with "DON'T SHOOT I'M A MAN" printed on the back, worn over a black long-sleeved collared shirt, black pants, and black shoes.

Live[]

Red Energy Dome , grey jumpsuit worn under orange safety vest, and black boots.

  • The long pant legs and long sleeves can be changed to short legs and short sleeves via zippers.
  • The vest has "Don't Shoot I'm A Man" on the back and a on the front a vertical DEVO logo printed up one side. In the "O" is the silhouette "running man" logo (AKA "walking man"). This logo was put on merchandise in 2004 and 2005.

2010 - 2013[]

Blue Energy Dome or "Everybody mask", "Everybody suit", DEVO's "Kent" style Macbeth shoes.

Fresh (promotional video)[]

Devo wear the grey "Everybody" mask, reflective "Everybody suit" and reflective shoes.

What We Do (promotional video)[]

Devo wear the retroreflective "Everybody suit." Bob 1 and Bob 2 wear the grey "Everybody" mask.

This 360° video was uniquely interactive - you could click around and buy outfits. [28] [29] [30]
Bob 1 wears a bandage on his right hand. Bob 2 wears a black T-shirt under a fully un-velcroed jacket. Jerry wears a light blue-and-white "Panel T-Shirt" and a partly un-velcroed jacket collar. Mark wears a wristwatch and a succession of different spectacles.
Jeff Friedl wears the "Whip It" era red Energy Dome, black short-sleeved turtleneck and black short pants.
  • Charlyne Yi wears eyeglasses, red lipstick, a black and white wrist-band, a light blue sleeveless turtleneck, pink shorts with a field of dark dots over teal blue bike shorts, a yellow belt, long yellow socks, and white tennis shoes.
  • A real-life booji boy wears yellow hair, yellow eyeglass frames, and a man-sized white diaper. He later wears red paint on his nipples.
  • The Poubelle Twins, Bibi and Fifi, wear red lipstick and matching black-and-white maid outfits with black garter stockings.
  • A woman wears red lipstick, a white pearl necklace, a black dress with white polka-dots, a double-banded white pearl bracelet and black high-heel shoes.
  • A man wears a referee outfit comprised of a short-sleeved T-shirt with black-and-white vertical stripes, black shorts, white knee guards, black socks with red bands, a whistle and white wristbands.
  • Two men wear shaved heads and athletic gear. One wears a white tank top, a black belt and black shorts. The other wears a beard, full sleeve tattoos, a red tank top and grey shorts.
  • A man wears a blue-and-white T-shirt and long blue bike shorts.
  • A man wears a shaved head, a beard, a large blue T-shirt printed with a Devo hot-dog illustration and large red shorts.
  • A woman changes clothes. She wears a black bracelet and "Sticky Buns Girl's Shorts." - A "Reverse Evolution Jr.'s Tank Top." - A red "DEVO Energy Dome" and an "Astronaut Sleeveless Maxi-Turtleneck." - A "Black Pompadour Wig" and a "New Traditionalists V-Neck T-Shirt." - An "I Heart DEVO Jr.'s T-Shirt." - A black "Oh, No! It's DEVO T-Square T-Shirt." - "3-DEVO Retro Specs" and a "Dance Party Jr.'s T-Shirt."
  • A man changes clothes. He wears "3-DEVO Retro Specs" and "The Official DEVO Yellow Suit". - "Down Below Boxers," and a "Hot Dog Fresh Cycling Jersey." - An "Everybody Mask," a "Panel T-Shirt (Turquoise)," and black pants. - A "DEVO Blue Energy Dome" and a "Moog Keytar Tee." - A "Durka Durka Hoodie."
  • A person with hairy forearms wears dark nail polish, a large wrist watch and long beige sleeves.

Monsterman (promotional video)[]

DEVO-in-Monsterman-video

Devo's outfit and gear in the Monsterman video

DEVO-Monsterman-single-DEVOman VS Clevezilla

Outfits in Monsterman single art

Devo wear "Everybody Mask"- influenced android heads, android gloves, a matrix camo uniform, and boots.
Devoman wears a skintight suit, colored silver on blue and black, with a lighted blue power dome in the torso and an "Everybody Mask" - influenced helmet.
Clevezilla wears scaly skin and a destructive demeanor.

Live[]

Devo played at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Canada. They debuted the retroreflective grey "everybody" suit and grey "everybody mask," and after a costume change, the blue Energy Dome. The everybody suit is a two-piece suit, like the Duty Now For The Future leisure suit uniform.


"Everybody mask", "Everybody suit", DEVO's "Kent" style Macbeth shoes.
Costume change from mask to blue Energy Dome, and from jacket to blue T-shirt.
Costume change to yellow suit.
Mark tears everyone's yellow suit as "Uncontrollable Urge" is played.
At some shows Mark comes back onstage to perform "Freedom of Choice" wearing a blue energy dome with blinking, color-changing LED lights around each tier.

2014[]

Live - Hardcore DEVO Tour[]

Like most shows 1974 through 1977, DEVO wear blue uniform work suits and safety helmets through part of their performance.
Mark - Silver-framed prescription glasses, a Van Dyke "goatee", and black athletic uniform, then blue work uniform with mask and blue helmet.
Jerry - Black elbow pads and black outfit, then blue work uniform with mask and blue helmet.
Bob 1 - Black outfit, then blue work uniform with mask and blue helmet.
Josh - Black outfit, then blue work uniform with mask and blue helmet.
Booji - Eyeglasses and pink hooded "FOOFA" pajamas, with 4-wheeled "rollator" walker.
The band play the first set wearing black outfits.
The black outfits consist of the HARDCORE TOUR 2014 T-shirt, black pants over black shorts and black synthetic loafers over black socks.
The band change onstage into aqua blue safety helmets, translucent facemasks, and light blue fireman/custodial work suits. Before finishing the set they take off the masks and helmets.
Each work suit/boilersuit has a white plastic pinback name badge with an engraved black "DEVO." Jerry also wore a white, round pinback button with something black printed on it.
The band play the encore wearing the uniform work suits, sans masks and helmets, with Booji Boy. He wears Booji-sized hooded pajamas with zip-off feet. They are made to appear like FOOFA of Yo Gabba Gabba! A black elastic eyeglass holder secures Booji's glasses.
For one unprecedented encore Devo played "Mongoloid" wearing their street clothes.

2015[]

Live[]

Mark chose not to play live shows. Aug.2015 ref link

2016[]

Live[]

2016-4-29 Benefit at Shrine Auditorium in L.A.
Devo wear Energy Domes for "Whip It", only Josh wears one during "Satisfaction". No domes worn during "Uncontrollable Urge"
Mark - prescription eyeglasses, white shirt under black suit, dark shoes. The Chinese tunic suit is buttoned at the neck.
Jerry - white shirt under black suit, dark shoes.
Bob 1 - white shirt under black suit, dark shoes. His Chinese tunic suit is buttoned at the neck.
Josh - white shirt under black suit, dark shoes.
Josh 2 - white shirt under dark suit, dark shoes.

2017[]

Live[]

Mark chose not to play live shows.

2018[]

Live[]

Mark chose to let Devo play one show this year.
2018-6-30 Outdoor festival at Mosswood Park in Oakland, CA
Devo wear orange Energy Domes, a custom "airport survival" orange jumpsuit with zippered pockets, snap button and Velcro closures, reflective tape over each shoulder and around the forearm and ankle, and thick-soled black footwear. The word "DEVO" is visible on the right arm sleeve.
Mark - prescription mirror-framed eyeglasses, orange jumpsuit, black boots.
Jerry - dark undersuit under orange jumpsuit, black boots.
Bob 1 - dark undersuit under orange jumpsuit, black boots.
Fred Armisen - orange jumpsuit, black boots.
Josh 2 - orange jumpsuit, black boots.
Booji Boy - wears prescription glasses and a fat penguin costume over his orange Devo suit and a circuit bent box on a strap around his neck.

2019[]

Live[]

Many costume changes including - Black mens suit, black "DEVO" T-shirt

2019-10-12 - Desert Daze Festival at Moreno Beach in Perris, California.

Devo wear black button-up jackets and loose slacks with their "DEVO" t-shirts modeled after those worn in 1978. The lab coats are removed after That's Good and the band put on Energy Domes. After a short break, the band return sans-Energy Dome wearing the orange jumpsuit worn in 2018 for the rest of the show.

Mark - prescription mirror-framed eyeglasses, dark undersuit, black lab coat and orange jumpsuit, black boots.
Jerry - dark undersuit, black lab coat and orange jumpsuit, black boots.
Bob 1 - dark undersuit, black lab coat and orange jumpsuit, black boots.
Jeff Friedl - no lab coat, dark undersuit, orange jumpsuit, black boots.
Josh 2 - dark undersuit, black lab coat and orange jumpsuit, black boots.
Booji Boy - wears prescription glasses and a tye-dye tunic over orange Devo suit and a circuit bent box on a strap around his neck.

2021[]

Live[]

Many costume changes including - Black mens suit, black T-shirt

Mark began to allow Devo to tour intermittently following his near-death experience and subsequent partial blindness due to Covid.

Devo wear black button-up lab coats and loose slacks with their "DEVO" t-shirts.. The lab coats are removed after "That's Good" and the band put on Energy Domes. After a short break, the band return sans-Energy Dome wearing the yellow suits until Jocko Homo and then the undersuit for the rest of the show.


September 19th, 2021

Black men’s suit, black T-shirt.

Costume change at "Girl U Want" - red Energy Dome. Mark pushes up his sleeve(s) at Whip It.

Costume change to Yellow Suits with wide black cinch waistband (and black T-shirt).

Mark rips everybody’s suit during “Uncontrollable Urge” plus more...

Costume change at Jocko Homo – Yellow Suits removed revealing black long-sleeve mock turtleneck T-shirt with sleeves pushed up to elbow. Mark wears a black short sleeve T-shirt with white ball logo "D-E-V-O" on chest. Dark gray long shorts over black bicycle shorts. Black socks with elastic hem, worn over the calf. Black footwear.


September 25, 2021

Black men’s suit, black T-shirt.

Energy Dome.

Yellow suit. Mark tears everybody’s suit.

Black poncho with a white letter, except for the drummer. Dark gray long shorts over black bicycle shorts. Black and white knee pads. Black elastic hem socks worn over the knee. Black footwear.

The black “DEVO” T-shirt.

Booji Boy wears boardshorts with vertical stripes of colored dots. Blue “00” numbered jersey "BOOJI BOY" on back. Dark fanny pack. Dark socks, light-colored slip-on loafers.
Gear – wireless microphone, rubber balls, prescription eyeglasses.


September 26, 2021

Black men’s suit, black T-shirt.

Costume change

Red Energy Dome. Suit jacket removed, revealing the black short sleeve T-shirts with white "DEVO" on chest and Booji Boy emblem on wearer's left sleeve.

Costume change

Yellow Suits with wide black cinch waistband (and black T-shirt).

Mark rips everybody’s suit.

Costume change

Yellow suit removed revealing black undersuit. Black and white kneepads. Black elastic hem socks, worn over the calf. Black footwear. And more…

Costume change

2022[]

Live[]

Many costume changes including - Black mens suit, black T-shirt. On the center chest is printed a golden compass set inside a square that is standing on a corner.


2023[]

Live[]

Many costume changes including - Black mens suit, black T-shirt with golden Energy Dome

Videos [outfits+gear][]

Vertical Video Announcing the PPMM Lyric Video[]

...Lyric Video for “Post Post-Modern Man (Macro Post-Modern Mix)” by DEVO is out TODAY! Created by @lilfuchs, animator and Art Director at Adult Swim.'
Outerwear – DEVO wear street clothes.
Gear – Red Energy Domes and a camera phone.
Seen in a DIY tallscreen video, five post post-modern men do it the hard way – without a hammer/pencil/lasso/hot rod/credit card and "clap out a rhythm" – about their chance with a camera and lil fuchs’ animation of a devolved lyric video for the 2023 remaster of "Post Post-Modern Man (Macro Post-Modern mix)", released in an official video, free streaming single and in an award-winning, charting compilation, celebrating 50 years of De-Evolution.

Post Post-Modern Man (Macro Post-Modern Mix) (Lyric Video)[]

Animated video
DEVO do not appear.
Animated Gear: Energy Dome. (Hammer, Pencil, Paper, Lasso, Hot Rod, Seat Belt, Credit Card, Your Door, etc. - "ain't got".)

2024[]

Live[]

January 22, 2024

Several costume changes. First outfit is a black suit of trousers and jacket with black T-shirt.

The notch lapel coat/jacket has large black buttons and fold back cuffs. A profile graphic of a gray Energy Dome is on wearer’s left chest. Drummer Jeff wears a black “DEVO” T-shirt.

Red Energy Domes worn during performance of FOC era songs. Coat/Jacket is removed.

Yellow suits are worn with formal cummerbund width black cinch waistbands - then Mark tears everybody’s suit. Then suits are taken off.

Black undersuit and full head mask which is later removed. Dark gray shorts worn over black bicycle style shorts and black T-shirt with “DEVO” in slanted white letters and Booji emblem on wearer’s left sleeve shoulder. Black socks with elastic hem worn over the calf. Dark footwear.



Noteworthy Recurring Concepts[]

  • Ritual
    • Recurring events, movements, outerwear and use of gear during stage shows
  • Anonymity
    • Mask
  • Uniformity
    • Matching outfits
      • Coverall or synthetic
      • Black athletic undersuit
  • Protective gear
    • Helmet
    • Elbow and knee pad
    • Synthetic clothing
    • Latex rubber body sleeve
  • Head-wear
    • Everybody mask
    • Black rubber hair/wigs
    • Energy Dome
    • Sport Helmet
    • 3D glasses
    • Safety helmet
    • Clear plastic mask
    • Luchador mask
    • Nylon stocking
    • Rubber full head masks
  • Devolution of outfits during SFE era stage show
    • SFE jumpsuit, Everybody mask, and Kent shoes
    • SFE blue T-shirt and weenie roast shirt
    • Energy Dome
    • "Radiation Suit" - what some name the yellow protective gear
    • Black shorts and T-shirt
(Diaper sometimes worn by Booji Boy/Mark, as in the 1996 Lollapalooza shows,
and worn by DEVO during some early shows.)

Memorable Accessories[]

  • Spudring
Eyewear[]
  • swim goggles
  • "sunglasses"
  • Square "3D" style glasses (seen on Satisfaction video)
  • Oh, no! It's DEVO novelty glasses / Secret Agent Man video Chinaman glasses
  • white protective eyewear with dual lights (seen on R U Experienced video & at end of Honda Scooter commercial)
  • Prescription eyewear/contact lenses

See Also[]

Temple of DEVO © ‎ - Apparel

Clothing Page I - Page II - Page III - Page IV 
Head Gear


Devo-Obsesso © ‎ ‎ - Devolved Gear

Costumes & Other Gear
T-shirts (and other garments) 


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  2. Laura DeMarco. "Akron music legends Devo honored with life-size art installation, chili dogs". Entertainment. The Plain Dealer, via Cleveland.com (2015, June 12).
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  4. The Pusher. "DEVO | Unveiling of the Akron Civic Art Installation". Uploaded to YouTube by @ImYourPusherman (2015, August 15).
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  7. Photos showing “Are We Not Men Tour” outfits:
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    Photos via Presque ... TOTAL DEVO ("Almost...TOTAL DEVO"). http://devo.chez-alice.fr/index.htm


  8. "Devo Promotional Post Card". Akron Sound Museum. Cleveland memory.org
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  9. "Science Boy" was designed by George L. Kaufman of Cleveland, Ohio.

    "Do you know the true origin of DEVO’s ‘Science Boy’ logo? " Posted online by Devo, to Instagram and Facebook, (2024, June 16).
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  10. Color photo: "DEVO Video Shoot w/ Rubber Ball" ClubDEVO.
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  12. Kennedy, David Michael. "Devo, 1982." Archival Pigment Print. Edition One Gallery. Magazine shoot description by the photographer. editiononegallery com/store/p274/devo-1982-penthouse-magazine.html#/ From archive.org.

  13. Emmerling, Ed. (1983, April). “Spuds in Duds”. Fashion. Penthouse. Photos by David Michael Kennedy.

  14. Photos of the Smooth Noodle Maps tour outfit as worn by DEVO at L'Aéronef. (1990, October 14).
    devo.chez-alice.fr/devo/aeronef/intro.htm (From archive.org).
    Photos from Presque ... TOTAL DEVO ("Almost...TOTAL DEVO"). http://devo.chez-alice.fr/index.htm

  15. "Japanese Plastic Pomp" - Gear: Plastics. Devo-Obsesso. From archive.org. devo-obsesso com/html/gear_pgs/plastics/jappomp08.html

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