Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Eighteen - 1950s Halloween Costumes Don't Have To Conform

By Nicolas Evans

Embrace the nostalgia this October with '50s Halloween costumes for the whole family. Gather up all the greaser wigs for the boys, poodle skirts for the girls, and jump in your hot rod cars headed for a 50s inspired Halloween. Seriously, there may not be any hot rods, but you definitely could get outfitted in the attire of day. A whole family in '50s Halloween costumes is sure to be a hit this Halloween.

Although there are no hard and fast rules to creating '50s Halloween costumes, you should make sure that they have lots of flavor and flair once completed. Keep in mind, there was much social division still happening in the 50s, so it will be up to you to choose which trend you want to follow when it comes to your costumes.

Men can pull on the greaser wig, leather jacket and attitude to play the John Travolta-wannabe. If you are looking for something on the other end of the spectrum, grab yourself a bowtie and pocket protector. Yank those plaid pants high and in no time, you will find yourself looking at a genuine 50s nerd in the mirror!

Now for the ladies there are comparable options to try out for '50s Halloween costumes. Everyone knows about the standard poodle skirt coupled with a crisp white blouse and baby-doll socks. This look is usually worn with some cute ponytail covered in ribbon. But for this part a girl might want to try being a 50s bad girl; she'd be sporting the super tight pants with a 'Pink Ladies' styled jacket to complete the look.

Kids don't need to be left out of the '50s Halloween costumes creation either. I'm sure you can find a poodle skirt in the little girl size; if mom knows her way around a sewing machine, she can make matching skirts with her daughters. It's the same thing with little boys; they can follow after the men in sporting nerd glasses and a little greaser wig as well; what could be cuter than a junior Fonz to go along with the senior version...Eyyy!

So what if you think the '50s were only about conforming; now is your chance to take the bland out of the decade. Jazz up your family's costumes this Halloween. Add extra studs and gems to all the '50s Halloween costumes for a more impressive display.

Really live the part and learn the language of the times! Watch an old film, or browse the internet for websites devoted to the '50s. If you are not sure what words were popular in everyday speech, the resources are out there, or pop in your Happy Days DVD or VHS. Make all who see you think they have been transported back in time!

1950s Halloween costumes can be fun, and easy to make. Keep it as simple as you want to, or as elaborate as you like, complete with slang from the times. The best part is that this costume style is usually easily recognizable and comfortable to wear. There are a variety of styles to choose, ranging from the super nerdy to the ultra cool. Enjoy the nostalgia and appeal of this long gone decade with personalized '50s Halloween costumes for the whole family! Edited by Hetsil Protage

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