Happy Halloween! Hope you are all having a delightful holiday with lots of inventive costume fun-ness, apples to bob for, caramel corn, doughnuts on strings and other delicious old-fashioned treats.
Do you need some last minute costume inspiration? Let’s look at some suggestions from a 1930s Bestway Fancy Dress and Carnival Costumes catalogue.
Would you go as a ‘Flower’, a ‘Clown’, or ‘May Day’?
Or perhaps you want to lord it over ‘May Day’ as the ‘May Queen’, go as a different variant of the clown look in ‘Hoop-La’, or throw political correctness to the wind as a ‘Red Indian’?
A more acceptable form of national dress might be ‘Tyrolean’, or you can avoid cultural issues altogether as a generic ‘Peasant’ (I’d love to see the kid who dreams of being a peasant for Halloween). Slipping even lower on the social scale is the ‘Charwoman’ costume, and slipping between the sheets is the adorable ‘Lavender Bag’ (sorry, that sounds wrong).
How about an adorable ‘Kitten’ (or Black Cat, if that’s how you play it), ‘Drummer Boy’, ‘Robin Hood’ (though it would probably be more obvious in green), ‘Little Star’ (Starry Night?), and ‘Sunflower’?
Even more saccharine sweet is this ‘Fairy’. I wonder what people would make of the ‘Son of the Desert’ costume? And who would guess ‘Folly to be Wise’ and ‘Pierrette in Print’? Why is she carrying a stool anyway?
I’m trying to imagine tinies loving their ‘Madame du Barry’ and ‘French Courtier’ costumes (also, was dressing your toddler up as Madame du Barry the ’30s version of baby bikinies?) or teens loving any of these costumes (correction, teens except for me – I would have been all over these as a teen). The ‘Hallowe’en’ is classic, the ‘Spinning Top’ is too cute, and probably too esoteric, ‘Pompoms’ is such a classic ’30s Pierrot look, and I think one or two clever people might just get ‘Powder Puff’.
Finally, for the ultimate in disbelief, here are some ‘Styles Boys Like to Wear’. Do they now? I think you might get littlies into the ‘Penguin’ suit, maybe even the ‘Canary’, but I reckon when it comes to the ‘Knave of Hearts’ & ‘Tommy Bardell’ you are all out of luck (also, why would anyone dress as Tommy Bardell? He’s such a minor character, and a nasty one at that!)
What do you think? Which would you wear? Anyone rushing to make a Powder Puff costume?