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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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Throw a Sock Hop at Your Elementary School

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

While budget crunches are getting harder and harder to stomach for many, several schools are turning towards fundraisers to help make up the difference.  There are many different types to choose from. One fun idea to help raise some funds and to have some fun is a sock hop.

A sock hop can be a really fun way to help draw kids and their families back to the past.  It is also a very family friendly activity and can help draw them closer together.  With a few simple steps you’re school can be well on it’s way to having one of their own!

Planning is crucial for a success event.  First of all you should appoint a committee to organize this event.  In this committee you should divide into four subcommittees.  These committees will be over publicity, decorations, food, and entertainment.

jukeboxPublicity is very key for success.  If you want people to come, they need to know about it and be excited.  Fliers around school, announcements, etc. are all vital.

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Car Hop Safety Precautions

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

Car hops are so much better during the summer months. You don’t have to worry about roller skating around snow

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piles or slipping on wet pavement. If you are thinking of hosting a car hop, the summertime is the best time to do it.

When hosting a car hop be sure to remember safety. Safety is very important when you are hosting any type of event. Do your best to keep your employees and customers safe by planning ahead.

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Car Show Events and Activity Ideas

Monday, June 14th, 2010

It can take a lot of work to plan a car show. If you want to have a good car show it is important to have a reason for guests to stay. Think of fun activities before hand that will keep your guests entertained.

When planning your car show the main focus should be your cars. Car shows are there to showcase the beautiful craftsmanship of the vehicles. Make that your priority with your show.

Other things that bring in business is to have other activities planned. Find one that works alongside cars that will appeal to family members who may not be interested solely in cars. Child-friendly activities can bring out the entire family to the show.

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One idea is to have prizes for the best car. Have people bring in their own car for a decent prize. Categories can include the brightest car, or the best overall car. Prizes are good incentives to get people involved in the show.

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Hip Hop Costumes

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

The American life has several celebrations.  There are birthdays, holidays, and family outings.    If you are in school, then there are dances, social events, and parties just because you can.

Some of these celebrations might be themed.  The themes could be movies or decades through out time.  There are several costumes available, especially on the Internet.

The plus size poodle skirt is the perfect costume for the 1950’s themed party or Halloween.  A plus size poodle skirt will never go out of fashion.  Poodle skirts originate from the 1950’s and are still a very popular costume.

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The plus size poodle skirt is also very flattering. Poodle skirts originate at the waist.  This gives the illusion of a smaller waist and a larger bust.

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Petticoats and Poodle Skirts

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Poodle skirts are beautiful items for women to wear. They are fashionable and yet unique. Poodle skirts are a unique way to show off your femininity.

Poodle skirts have a full circle skirt to it. This is perfect for swing and sock hops, but also for any type of dance. Poodle skirts are great for spinning. Teenagers and adults alike love this type of style. It also is a smash hit for children.

In the 1950’s poodle skirts were very popular. They were often worn by the younger crowd. Teenagers loved wearing the ultra fashionable style and making it in to their own unique style.

Poodle skirts at the time were made out of a few different materials, but felt was generally used. Felt is a good material because it is easy to use and quite inexpensive to get. Poodle skirts got their name “poodle skirts” because it was popular at the time to have an applique of a french poodle on the skirt.
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While french poodles were not the only thing used on poodle skirts, they are the easiest to remember and the most popular choice of applique. Other appliques that were used were black dance records or telephones. Sometimes poodle skirts even had sayings put on them that were popular at the time.

Crinoline petticoats were also popular during this time. Petticoats were made in a variety of styles and colors to fit different styles and tastes. Crinoline were made out of netting that was starched so it would flare out. Crinoline petticoats were worn underneath poodle skirts to lift them up and give them the volume they needed.

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Fashionable Petticoats

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

The petticoat has been around for centuries.  A petticoat, or pettiskirt, is an undergarment that women wear for fashion.  It could be made with one layer of fabric, but it usually consisted of several layers.

Back when women underwear was not invented, a petticoat was worn as an extra layer for privacy.  This underskirt was also worn to have the latest fashion.  It also gave the appearance of a smaller waist and larger bust.

Pettiskirts were made of a variety of fabrics.  The wealthy generally had the more expensive fabrics in their pettiskirts like silk.  The generally population in the summer wore cotton fabric pettiskirts.  Wool fabric pettiskirts were worn in the winter for added warmth.

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Petticoats For Wedding Dresses

Friday, May 14th, 2010

There are a lot of varieties of petticoats out there. Undergarments specifically for wedding dresses or formals make a big difference in the look and feel of the dress. Wedding shops often can give you good recommendations on which ones to get.

To begin you need to find the right undergarment for your dress. Petticoats can really bring extra elegance to a beautiful wedding dresses. They make the dress look its best.

There are different petticoat styles. Decide what type you need first. Do you need a hoop skirt or do you need one with out hoops? I would recommend if you do need a hoop skirt that you wear another undergarment on top of that so the hoops do not show through your wedding dress.
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Hoops take a lot of practice to walk in. If you bend over all the hoops bring your dress upright. That is why it is a very good idea to get use to wearing it and how to sit down in it or bend over so you don’t flash all of your guests on your wedding day.

If you would rather not use a hoop skirt another option you have is netting. Netting is a great choice for wedding dresses. It stops your wedding dress from tucking in between your legs while you walk. It’s not very glamorous to walk down the aisle with your dress constantly pulling through your legs.

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Children Dressing Up In 50’s Styles

Monday, April 19th, 2010

Dressing up in the 50’s costume style can be really fun for children, mainly little girls.  There were so many styles in the 50’s that make their costumes fun and have variety.  When wondering what did people wear in the 50’s, just think of the popular movie Grease.

Some people might think that there are not many opportunities to wear these fun filled costumes, but there are several.  Older and younger children can wear them at the all-famous Halloween, themed birthday parties, and themed school dances.  Younger children can also wear them year round for dress up or play tea parties.

No matter what style of the 50’s costume is worn, they must have a lot of accessories.  Any 50’s costume style has several accessories to it.  From hats to shoes and everything in between, the 50’s styles loved their accessories.

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