Archive for October, 2010

Costume Makeup Opportunities and Surprises

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

There are many occasions that provide opportunities to dress in costume. Whether it’s Halloween, a play, or simply a fun night out costumes can change your night from dull to enchanting. Almost any costume you wear can include some type of makeup.

Costume makeup really makes your costume come to life. People are constantly looking into your face and if your face plays the part, then so do the rest of you. The time you will need to spend on your costume will depend on what your costume actually is.
50's costumes
Many costumes portray people as different animals or creatures. The make up that is worn with these costumes should be done to fit the specific creature. There are different techniques that can give the make up the appearance of fur or hair. There is even makeup that can give dimension to your face and other parts of your body.

This dimensional makeup is also used to depict injuries like scars or skin lacerations. It can even change the shape of a nose, cheekbones, or mouth if that is required. It opens the door for so much creativity and accuracy that really adds to the costume and character.

Many times make up is done just to give a stage presence to characters in a play. Most semi- professional and professional acting groups require their actors and actresses to wear makeup especially mascara and/or fake eye lashes. The reason for this is to add distinction to their faces so people in the audience can see more detail in the play. It also accentuates facial expressions and emotions.

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How to Host the Ultimate Halloween Party!

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

Throwing the ultimate Halloween party can be a lofty goal. Halloween is only a few days away, but if you are looking for some fun, last minute party planning ideas, look no further. Enjoy some party tips on us.

Have a costume party. Ask guests to dress up. There are a variety of amazing costumes to choose from. 1950’s costumes are a great option. 1950’s costumes are comfortable and fun. You can also do couple-themed costume options, or have a general costume party where guests can choose what they want to wear.
1950's Costumes
Remember to throw out invitations. Since this is so last minute your best option will be through an e-mail or electronic invitation. Electronic invitations, or e-vites, give you a lot of fun options that your guests will appreciate. It is also an easy way for guests to RSVP.

Decorate your home with Halloween themed decorations. Draw tombstones on cardboard and put them up in your backyard. Hang spider webs across the room. There are plenty of decorations in stores now that you can choose from.

Plan fun activities if you are hosting a party with children. Children will get bored quickly with out them. A good way to do this is by playing average games, but adding a “Halloween” twist to it.

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Decorating Tips For a 50’s Bedroom

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Are you trying to find inspiration for decorating your home? A 50’s styled room can be an amazing décor option for a bedroom. Here are a few decorating ideas on how to make the perfect 50’s bedroom.

Bring in a jukebox. A jukebox will pull in the 50’s theme easily. You can bring in an actual jukebox to double as a CD player, or put a stencil of it on the wall.

Decorate room with records. If a jukebox is not your cup of tea, you can still decorate and bring in the classic 550's style clothing0’s theme by portraying music records in your room. You can display a few on the wall, or display record covers as part of the wall art.

Make your photos look antique. If you have a favorite family picture opt to put it in black and white instead of in color. If you want to go the extra step you can even set up a photo session with your family wearing 50’s style clothing in the picture. 50’s style clothing can be bought online or rented at costume shops.

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50’s Party Invitations Ideas

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Life is supposed to be celebrated. A party is one way to make life more fun. Celebrate a special event or party just because you want to have fun. Either way, celebrations are a great activity to do.
Poodle Skirt
A great party idea is a 50’s themed celebration. 50’s theme parties are fun for children and adults. There are a lot of great opportunities with a 50’s theme.

One of the things you need to plan out is the type of invitation you want to send out. There are a lot of good options for party invitations. Here are some good invitation options.

Poodle Skirt Invitation – The famous poodle skirt of the 50’s would be a perfect invitation choice. You can cut out small skirts out of felt fabric and place them on a blank invitation. There are also options for to purchase the poodle skirt invitations online if you wish.

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What to Wear With a Poodle Skirt

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Dressing up isn’t always easy work. There is a lot of time and preparation involved. When dressing up in a 50’s poodle skirt, this is an especially true statement.

It is important to know how to dress up in a poodle skirt. You should know what items go with the skirt and how to wear your hairstyle. It is also important to know what shoes go with a poodle skirt.

Dressing up in clothing from the 50’s can be fun. Choosing a poodle skirt to wear brings you a few options for accessories and complimentary clothing attire. For example, you can wear saddle shoes, oxford shoes, or white tennis shoes with the skirt.

Saddle shoes usually were in two main combination colors. Those combination’s were white and black, or white and navy. These two combination’s were the most popular options, though they were not by any means the only combination used.

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Fashion Choices From the 1950’s

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

The fifties were a time for very unique fashion choices. Many of the styles from the fifties are being use today. Look at many of the vintage stores today and you will find many of the same exact style accessories and clothing articles that were worn during the fifties era.

You can get a lot of great costume options from looking at the fifties. The 1950’s fashion can be used in fun Halloween parties, carhops, or sock hop school dances. Lets also not forget the fun themed parties, where 50’s themed parties can be a real hit.

There were a lot of clothing options during the fifties. This is another perk for choosing to do a 50’s themed costume for your party or event. Having a lot of options can give you the chance to really choose the style that you like.

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Have Some Modern Day Sock Hop Fun

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

The fifties were known as the classic age. It was definitely a time to remember. A well-known event during the fiftiesSock Hops was the sock hop dance.

Sock hops were extremely popular during the 50’s. They were put on for high school students, usually. Because they were held for teenagers, dances were also usually held on high school grounds in the cafeteria or high school gymnasium.

Entertainment was vital to the success of the sock hop. If the dance music were a flop that meant the dance would be a flop as well. Key music artists during the time were played, as was rock –n-roll and swing music.

Sock hops got their name because teenagers wore socks in the gymnasium. Administrators and teachers were nervous that the students would scuff up the gymnasium floors as they danced so they had the students take off their shoes during the dance. The kids still had fun, and the school saved their gymnasium floors.

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Fashion: Shoe Options During the 1950s

Monday, October 11th, 2010

The 50’s were an amazing age. People have recognized the 50’s for the many contributions it has set in fashion. One of those fashion choices is women’s shoes and socks.

During the age of the sock hop flats and penny loafers were popular shoe options. White tennis shoes were good options as well. Saddle oxfords were also other shoe options. There were quite a few different styles available for women during the 50’s.
Sock Hops
Flats – The flats were common shoes worn by girls who were still going to school. They look similar to the ballet shoe. Flats were versatile and could go with a lot of different clothing styles.

Penny Loafer – The penny loafer was another popular shoe option. Both men and women wore penny loafers during the 50’s. They were called penny loafers because the kids in school liked to put pennies in to the diamond-shaped slit in the loafers.

Saddle Oxford – Saddle oxfords were also another traditional shoe choice during the 50’s. Saddle oxfords looked great with poodle skirts, and were worn to school, sock hop dances, and other youthful activities. Since they were so comfortable they were a popular choice for most girls.

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Shoe Options During the 1950s

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

Sock HopsThe 50’s were an amazing age. People have recognized the 50’s for the many contributions it has set in fashion. One of those fashion choices is women’s shoes and socks.

During the age of the sock hop flats and penny loafers were popular shoe options. White tennis shoes were good options as well. Saddle oxfords were also other shoe options. There were quite a few different styles available for women during the 50’s.

Flats – The flats were common shoes worn by girls who were still going to school. They look similar to the ballet shoe. Flats were versatile and could go with a lot of different clothing styles.

Penny Loafer – The penny loafer was another popular shoe option. Both men and women wore penny loafers during the 50’s. They were called penny loafers because the kids in school liked to put pennies in to the diamond-shaped slit in the loafers.

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