Thursday, 24 October 2013

Vintage Halloween: Part 1

Vintage Halloween: Part 1

 As the aisles at the local drugstores become clustered with endless raks of deplorable smelling rubber and plastic masks of both Scream and Frankenstein, the shelves of the candy aisle stacked with lbs. and lbs. of Skittles and Snicker bars, it's hard not to anticipate the annual festivies of Haloween! I mean, what's not to love about the eerie night? A night where you're given the opportunity to bring out your inner child, where you won't be laughed at for dressing up as your favorite Hollywood icon or storybook character. Not to mention the perfect excuse for stuffing your face with your favorite candies! Anyway, with Halloween coming up, I've decided to compile a list of vintage-esque Halloween costumes for those planning on trick-or-treating or throwing some evening bash filled with friends and bowls of candy! ;) Enjoy!

(1.) Charlie Chaplin

Ah! Charlie Chaplin... the king of silent films, a man whose facial expressions depicted far more than words could ever express. The man whose face remained favored by audiences, immortalized by the silver screen! A legendary icon, his distinct persoality and image featured in silent films during Hollywood's golden age! Renowned during the early years of Hollywood, he's most undeniably the perfect choice for a vintage-worthy Halloween costume! Check out the YouTube tutorial below for achieving that perfect Charlie Chaplin look!;)

Or take a look at the article below in order to acheive both the makeup look and the perfect costume! ;)

(2.) Dorothy Gale

Then of course, we ought not forget another favorite from the silver screen, Judy Garland's Dorothy Gale from the iconic 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz". Dorothy's distint image, her cobalt plaid dress, braids and glimmering ruby slippers make her a popular choice for young girls! Check out the makeup tutorial by FashionedbyLies below to obtain her smalltown girl image!;)

Oh! and you ought not forget those sparkling ruby slippers! You'll never get home without that pair of glistening shoes to click together! ;) here's a tutorial found on Pinterest for a step to step DIY on ruby slippers!

Opt for whichever you prefer! 




Lorelei Lee

This classic character portrayed by Marilyn Monroe in the timeless film"Gentlemen Prefer Blondes"emulates a plethora of glamour, an ideal costume especially for young girls eager to include a heavy dosage of glam into their costume!;) Very Classic Hollywood! Checkout the YouTube tutorial by Kandee Johnson for acheiving that perfect Marilyn makeup look!

As for the outfit... ebay has an endless collection of various adaptions on the satiny pink gown she wore for the renowned number "Diamonds are a Girl's Bestfriend". I personally would include a black fur stole, very reminiscent of her class pairing of evening gowns, diamonds, fur and glamour!;)

Lastly, here are some diamond accessories I found to pair with the fuschia evening gown!




(4.) Silent Film Actress

Ah! Yes, the breathtakingly beautiful actresses whose beauty dominated the silver screen during the 20s. The perfect costume for all of those Great Gatsby fanatics out there as well as any admirers of the glamour so generously tied into that era or by the notable actresses; Greta Garbo, Gloria Swanson, Clara Bow, etc., etc. Check out the YouTube tutorial below for obtaining that perfect Queen of the Silver Screen makeup look!;)

Also, shop Etsy for that perfect 20's flapper/silent film actress dress!

They have an unbelievable collection of some very authentic looking gowns!

(5.) Minnie Mouse

One of Walt Disney's timeless creations, Minnie Mouse makes for the ideal costume for any young girl seeking that cutsey and fun costume look! Check out the link below for that perfect Minnie Mouse-esque costume and makeup look!

Hopefully you enjoyed this post! More Vintagy Halloween costumes to be featured within the next few days as well! Have a fabulous Thursday evening!:)



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