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Topic: Ideas for Retro/Vintage-inspired quick costumes?Help?  (Read 1575 times)
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« on: October 22, 2005 08:32:35 AM »

So I wasn't sure what I'd be doing for Halloween.  But now, turns out I'll have a party to go to (that will actually be supporting a non-profit organization I belong to on campus, Habitat for Humanity).  Anyway, I haven't dressed up for Halloween in forever!  And this is the perfect opportunity to do so.  However, I only have a week to scramble together a costume. . . Undecided  Any ideas?  Please?  Note, I want a fairly "wear-able" costume, as in no cardboard boxes, etc.  I'd also like an excuse to buy or sew (as long as it's not too complicated) more clothing or wear some of the vintage pieces I already have, any retro-inspired costumes would be lovely.

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« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2005 12:33:12 AM »

Pin-up girls and retro housewives are always fun. And you can always gore them up if you're so inclined. (Dead pin-up, zombie housewife.) Movie starlet, greaser girl (or a "good girl" but where's the fun in that?), pulp fiction type librarian/school teacher, horror movie victim....

None of these are exactly groundbreaking, but they're fun!  Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2005 07:16:16 AM »

For Pin-up girl- you could buy a really nice shirt that you like but don't plan on wearing again. Buy tons of safety pins and pin them on the shirt in the form of an up arrow, then you will be a pin-up girl, get it?
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2005 10:08:08 AM »

Thanks for the ideas guys!  I was showing my mom a vintage 60s dress I bought recently, and she suggested I go as a mod.  Played around with my short hair last night, and was able to make it sort of Twiggy-esque.  So far I'm thinking of doing that.  I just need a pair of go-go boots--any ideas there?--and a pair of bright opaque tights.  I wish my dress were a bit more Mary Quant-like, but, hey, it's short notice. . .and I relish any opportunity to utilize ridiculous amounts of liquid eyeliner and fake lashes.  <3 garrish eye make-up. It's so fun.

The mosquitoes are not vampires. The moon is not your mother,
even if she is preparing for a total eclipse.
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