Last year the lovely Mary Van Note wrote a guest post on Halloween costumes for the vintage loving gal and it ended up being one of my most popular posts ever (here)! So I thought I would give you ten more vintage inspired costume ideas. I have been collecting them for weeks so I am very excited to show you what I found starting with the above picture of Little Red Riding Hood. If you have a red cape and a basket, this is an easy outfit to recreate.
Here is my favorite: Holly Golightly and Fred. I thought this was the most creative for two reasons. First of all it can be a couples costume, or you could just go as Miss Golightly. Secondly, you normally see the black dress with tiara as the typical costume for Breakfast At Tiffanys, so this trench coat with face mask is unexpected and yet totally recognizable. The woman pictured even made the face mask herself and has a DIY on her blog (here).
I will admit, though I love Halloween, I don’t love dressing up. I dress up almost every day of my life so Halloween costumes don’t do much for me. If you are like me and like to keep your outfit simple, this bat headdress is easy to make and you can wear it with pretty much anything!
If you are vintage lover, chances are you have a gorgeous frock you have been dying to wear, but no occasion to put it on. Well make Halloween your time to break out the dress. All you have to do is add some “scary” and yet totally gorgeous make up. Glamorous and ghostly!
For those of you more boho gals, I bet you have a long flowing ethnic skirt, plenty of bangles, and even a few silk flowers that you can use to recreate a Frida Kahlo ensemble. Be sure to darken in your brows for a more authentic look. This vintage inspired couples costume made me laugh. It is simple to put together, not very expensive, and yet totally creative and funny. This works especially well if you are already pregnant! I have seen a few of these Tippi Hendren in The Birds costumes floating around. My only issue with this outfit is you would have to ruin the top by adding blood and maybe some rips. But I am sure you can find a similar jacket at a Good Will that wouldn’t be very expensive. The birds can be found at any Party City. Due to the popularity of The Great Gatsby, I am sure there will be plenty of flappers this year. If you already wore a similar outfit to a Gatsby party, why not reuse the costume for Halloween?
Spooky! I like this look because it uses a snood, white skin, black eyeliner and red, red, lips. I especially like the feathers glued to her hair. I wonder if she is supposed to be a swan? Whatever she is, she looks very dark and glamorous.
I end with Elphaba, the wicked witch of the west. Not sure if I could dye myself green for a night, but this is an easy costume to recreate, and that hat is faboosh!
So there you have ten more vintage inspired Halloween costume ideas for the vintage loving gal. Any ideas on what you will be dressing up as?
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*all photos are linked to original source unless I couldn’t find it online.