How to Make a Gypsy Costume

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Bright colors and lots of jewelry make a female gypsy costume one of the most fun to create. At Halloween this standard is appropriate for all ages. Gather supplies from your closet or visit a nearby thrift store to pick up what you need. Easy and economical, make this outfit in a day using the following guidelines.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Colorful skirts in different lengths
  • Leggings
  • Lacy or frilly blouse
  • Vest
  • 2 scarves
  • Fringed shawl
  • Sandals or flats
  • Make-up
  • Hoop earrings
  • Layered necklaces
  • Bracelets
  • Ankle bracelets

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    Wear bright colors and many layers. A long colorful skirt is great, but two skirts of different lengths layered together are even better. Gypsy women often wore bloomers. Leggings make a perfect substitute and are readily available in the store if you don't have a pair in your closet.

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    Add a ruffled and or lacy blouse as well as a patterned or solid color vest. It doesn't matter if they match or coordinate. Varied patterns and colors only add to the creative look of the costume.

  3. 3

    Use a long scarf for a sash and tie another one around your head. A fringed shawl looks great around your shoulders but is not necessary.

  4. 4

    Wear appropriate shoes, if possible. Sandals or flats work best.

  5. 5

    Apply bright red lipstick and blush to accent the face.

  6. 6

    Make an impact by wearing tons of jewelry. Big hoop earrings, layers of necklaces, bracelets and ankle bracelets add the final touch to this stunning gypsy costume.

Tips and warnings

  • Look in your closet before you head to the store. You probably have most of the items to make this costume. Just be creative.

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