Archive for September, 2010

Perfect 50’s Costume Ideas

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Are you having a hard time finding the perfect 50’s costume? Are you looking for something fun for Halloween or a fifties party? You are not the only one.

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Greaser – Men can dress up as the ultra cool grease dude. This costume consists of wearing a white t-shirt, slicked back hair, and rolled up tight jeans. Don’t forget the bad boy leather jacket to pull this look off.

Elvis – Elvis is a popular 50’s costume choice. There are a lot of costumes already put together for this famous music icon. If you want to piece the costume together on your own, find a good Elvis wig with side burns and move to finding clothing options that work for the rock-n-roll mega star.

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Great Ideas For 1950’s Costumes

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Are you looking for some amazing 1950’s costumes? If you want to have a successful 50’s party it is important to have some great 1950’s costume choices. Here are some costume choices to give you some inspiration.

50’s Jock – The letterman jacket is necessary for pulling off this fashion choice. Athletes wore the Letterman jacket during the 50’s. The jacket was usually worn with a white tee shirt and rolled-up blue jeans.

If you don’t own a letterman jacket you can easily make your own jacket on your own. Just wear a button-down sweater and sew on a square of felt to the side of the arm. A large letter should be sewn to the square to make a makeshift Letterman jacket.
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Elvis – We all know rock-n-roll got big by this 50’s music icon. Elvis’ music is still very well known today. What better way to celebrate the 50’s than by dressing up as this big music star?

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Great Halloween Couple Costume Ideas

Friday, September 17th, 2010

Bella and Edward – This vampire couple are very hot this year. The nice thing with this costume is that it is very easy to put together. Girls just need a long brown wig and normal clothes, and the guy just needs to moose up his hair and look surly.

Mother Nature and Father Time – This costume can be found online. If you want to make your own costume father time needs a long beard and a clock to show he is father time. Mother nature you can wear a green dress and attach fake leaves to your outfit; with a leaf wreathe around your head.
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Barbarians: You can go back to the caveman and cavewoman, or a little further in the future during the dark ages. You can wear bones tied in your hair, or wear a bone necklace instead. Brown tunics, belts, and arm cuffs are great choices for this choice.

Big Bad Wolf and Red Riding Hood: This classic tale works for couples really well. The man dresses up as a wolf in a granny outfit. The girl just needs a cute dress and a red hooded cloak. Nice and easy, and everyone will instantly know who you are.
This classic tale is always a fun choice for couples. The girl dresses up in a dress and a red hooded cloak. The man dresses up in a wolf costume. These costumes can be found at different places online.

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Easy Halloween Costume Ideas

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Halloween is a great time for families and kids. It means dressing up in fun attire and doing fun crafts, like carving pumpkins. If you need some inspiration for easy costume ideas, look no further. This is the article for you.

Tourist- Grab your dad’s Hawaiian shirt and some tacky shorts. Top it off with a goofy hat your dad also probably has, and wear a camera around your neck. Don’t forget to pull your socks up as high as they can go.

Scuba Diver – If you have some snorkel gear take advantage of it. They make for a fun dress up costume. Put on your wet suit, snorkel mask, and if you want you can incorporate the flippers in some way as well.

50’s Sock Hop Dancer – Find that sock hop dressing attire for this fun 50’s costume. Girls can wear a cardigan with a poodle skirt and guys can wear a letterman’s jacket with jeans. Greaser outfits, such as a white t-shirt and leather jacket, also make a good sock hop costume.

Good Ol’ Grandma – Use a dress that is a few sizes too big for you and use pillows to fill it up. Use granny glasses and a scarf to use over your head for a shawl. Be sure to wear knee high socks that show underneath the dress and wear with granny shoes.

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The Distinct Style of the 50’s

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

The 1950’s offered many great distinctive styles. A lot of these styles can be replicated in today’s fashions. Many people who like to dress in vintage clothing choose to wear clothing from the sock hop era of the 50s.
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As far as specific clothing choices that were popular during this time, women typically wore blouses that were tucked in to their poodle skirts. They also sometimes wore Capri pants and jeans. They also liked to wear cardigans to go with their blouses.

Bathing suits were usually one-piece suits. These bathing suits were halter tops or strapless. Women liked to wear saddle shoes, pumps, stiletto heels, or penny loafers.

The men also had snazzy fashion choices. They usually wore white t-shirts with jeans.  They topped those off with leather jackets, lettermen jackets, or bowling jacks.

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The Fashion Trend of the 50’s

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Fashion trends will come and go. Each decade brings in new fashion trends, and they will change just as quickly. This can be a good thing, especially when the fashion brings in things like high bangs, rat-tails, and those dreadful skinny jeans.

The fun thing about having fashion trends is that some of those styles are actually cute. They retain a certain “classic” standing. One of example of this legacy fashion trend is the 1950’s. They had a very classic, fun clothing fashion trend.

The 1950’s was the era of rock-n-roll and sock hops. Their fashion choices during this time was very fun. The 50’s brought on a very distinct fashion trend. A lot of people like to call that era the sock hop fashion era.

The poodle skirt has always been the main clothing choice that we recall from the 50’s. The poodle skirt was the item that replaced those tight, slimmer skirts from the earlier days. Poodle skirts were a lot more full and landed at around the knees.

Poodle skirts were made out of quite a few different materials, and could be a lot of color choices. A lot of the poodle skirts were adorned with applique like a poodle or a music record. These poodle skirts were typically worn over crinoline or petticoats.

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Plan a Sock Hop Dance This Fall

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Hosting a 50’s style sock hop dance at your high school is a great idea. This fall you can really have a great 50’s dance event. All you have to do is a little preparation, and you will have a smash hit.

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Have fun with your decorations. You won’t have to deal with the hot sun during this time, so you will have a little more freedom with what you choose to use for your sock hop food and decorations. Things won’t melt or get ruined because of the hot sun this time.

Incorporate the 50’s theme with your decorations. Place pictures of 50’s Hollywood stars around the room, hang old records, and have an inflatable jukebox. 50’s cars are also another great decorating choice.

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Have a Sock Hop This Halloween

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

With Halloween only a month away, it is time to start planning the ultimate holiday party. You want to have a themed party that will be fun for all of your friends. A sock hop party will do just that.
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Think of what you would like to do at your Halloween party. Incorporate the holiday and mix it with the 50’s theme. Everyone wants to dress up for Halloween, so what better way than to include all your friends in with the same type of costume ideas and styles.

For party favors you can buy inexpensive sunglasses from a dollar store. Place an orange napkin in between the folds of the sunglasses. For girls, you can add pearls on their table setting. Your guests can use these party favors as an accessory to their costume.

For the meal, include a burger and fries. Instead of serving coca cola, make homemade root beer. The dry ice can make quite an eerie decoration for the party, and you will impress your guests with your delicious homemade root beer in the process.

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