Fashionistas go plum-crazy at Purple Rain sing-along

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Purple Rain–a terrible movie and a freaking fabulous sing-along. Big props to whoever at Celebrate Brooklyn came up with this idea along with the purple-flecked masses who came from far and wide to join in last night. First up, Alley Getz and Renée DeMund (left) from Stroudsburg, PA. “I got this dress for a dollar at Salvation Army!” boasted Renée, an honorary Brokelynite for that. Click here for more random acts of violet.

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Anita Gasaway from Chelsea and her Clinton Hill pal Nandini sparkled plenty in their last-minute getups. “We bought all this stuff at H&M on the way over,” Anita told us.

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Nice ruffles! “I’m wearing a little girl’s skirt from Daffy’s around my neck—it was like $6,” confessed Jonathan Robles of Park Slope (above left), who brought Guitar Hero bandmate Damian Le from the East Village.

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Terre Nichols (above) from Park Slope rocked violet and fuschia highlights. “For ten years my hair has always had purple in it in some way,” she said.

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Fine, fishneted Anna Palin and her sister Phebe (above) discoed all the way in from Long Island.  “We’re the Palin sisters!” Anna said. “But we’re not related to Sarah!”

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Michael Knight’s Prince ink was right on time.

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Natasha Dennis brought her bad Top-Shopped self all the way from Birmingham, England. “I bought the earrings for $4 and the bracelets on Portobello Road for like $24 for both.”

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Joe Chapman of Manhattan borrowed this purple pleather blazer from a friend. “He wore it as the Jesus character at a Big Lebowski festival,” Chapman said. The shirt was $60 on St. Marks Place. Dude! Sixty bucks? “I have a friend who likes to dress up as a pirate so I might rent it to him. He’s the same friend who lent me the purple jacket.”

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Finally, a toast to Prince and his BK fans, courtesy of Miss Corinne Weiner of Prospect Heights and her grape Schweppes soda from a Key Food in Bed-Stuy. Less than $2 a bottle.

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  1. I saw the guy in the purple leather jacket on the F train on the way there. That is by far the most impressive get-up, simply by having access to purple leather without an extensive Google search.

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