The Fabulous 50s Costumes!

The Fabulous 50s Costumes!

50s costumes are actually becoming more and popular at Halloween and costume parties held throughout the year, with more and more people choosing to wear fab costumes typically worn in the 50s night clubs and discos. This is not surprising at all because that particular decade was filled with stylish clothes, many of which have not gone out of fashion.

Here are some ideas for 50s costumes that you should consider for that 50s themed party or disco that you plan to attend.

Rock ‘N’ Roll 50’s Costumes
Rock and Roll costumes are the well known outfits typically associated with 50s, especially the iconic polka dot dresses for ladies.  These dresses often come with a matching jacket. Get some inspiration by watching a Back to The Future part 1 movie, where Marty McFly went back in time to the 50s where he met his parents. There are also cool accessories to complement your 50s costume such as a 50s style sunglasses, saddle shoes and Bobby Soxer socks.

Male Rock ‘N’ Roll costumes include the ever recognizable “Teddy Boy” costume, which is actually a perfect matching costume if your party will be wearing a poodle outfit. These costumes are brightly colored and typically feature a matching Teddy jacket and pants, and also contrasting pocket covers, collar and cuffs.

Hollywood Film Costumes
50s Hollywood films are a great source of inspiration for 50s costumes. The common 50s costume for women is the ever-popular Marilyn Monroe dress, which she wore in the movie “The Seven Year Itch”, this dress was made famous, thanks to the poster where the dress is billowed over a subway grate – iconic!

Elvis Presley popularized the Jail House Rock outfit, which he wore in the 1950s movie “Jail House Rock”. This is no doubt that this is a great 50s costume for men. This costume typically consist of black and white striped shirt, black pants and matching black printed jacket with a prisoner number on the left side of the jacket.

50s Grease Costumes
One way to get fantastic inspiration for 50s costumes is from the movie Grease, which stared Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta. The movie is about love and life in a 50s high school. This movie is definitely a popular choice for 50’s outfits, as it perfectly captures life, love and fashion in the 50s. Most people prefer the preppy look of Sandy Dee.

When shopping for 50s costumes, it is important that you choose a costume supply store that offers an array of 50s costumes and accessories that will compliment your look perfectly. There are many online costume stores that offer quality 50s costumes and accessories at really great prices. Many of these stores even offer cheap shipping rates.