Jessicka stated that Jeordie "started applying his makeup like mine," but if we really look into Jeordie's 90's makeup.... Maybe in the beginning there was similarity, but it is a pretty basic thing to start with; black eyeliner, eyebrow pen, lipstick. Maybe he got some tips from Jessicka.
But stealing her character... That's not exactly the case.
There's so much going on in Jeordie's 90's looks that's different from Jessicka, that maybe we should just start with looking at how Jessicka wore her makeup and then go through Jeordie's looks from there. You'll see pretty quickly this is no plagiarism case.
Let's look at Jessicka Addams in the 1990's.
Her makeup look was pretty basic, that's not to mean it looked boring or unoriginal, no. But compared to the very heavy makeup worn by the members of Marilyn Manson, it looked pretty simple. Eyeliner, mascara, dark eyeshadow, dark eyebrow pen. She would sometimes smear her face with blood on stage, sometimes the looks were messier, and sometimes she had false lashes on. But that's kind of it really.
The above picture is from the My Cat music video. Here's some live photos.
The Troubador, California August 1997 by Leroy
New York, September 1997 by EVB
That's it. Pretty basic goth stuff really.
But Jeordie on the other hand...
Alright, 1994, the first looks were kind of similar to Jessicka, but can we talk about copying when it's not necessarily anyone's signature look...
Entering SLC era from 1995... get ready!
Yeah there aren't very good quality but you can see MAJOR differences right here. There's the obvious Twiggy lash thing, the shaved off his eyebrows, and then he drew on these weird ones or left them completely off. The lipstick was all over the place too. Does this look like Jessicka's makeup?
Alright. ACSS era...
Do we need to go further, these looks were not the same. Maybe in the beginning when Jeordie wasn't wearing as heavy makeup, but it evolved from there really fast.