How to create a 70s costume for women

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The 1970s for women was a time of liberation, which included fashion. Some trends in the 1970s for women included mini skirts, bell bottoms, polyester blouses and many other types of clothing pieces were apparent in the '70s; however, the disco era is probably the most iconic part of the '70s. Therefore, creating a '70s costume for women should be drawn from the inspiration of the disco era.

Skill level:
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Instructions

  1. 1

    Pick a hair style that was popularised in the 1970s. A couple examples include the mullet or the feathered look made popular by Farrah Fawcett. You don't necessarily need a wig if you want to mimic the feathered look; however, it helps to have long hair and fringe. If you do have long hair and longer fringe, put heated rollers in your hair for only the parts of the hair that frame your face and you can "flick" your hair by taking a round brush and slightly brushing through the curls to get a voluminous look. Furthermore, take a small comb and tease your fringe. This should help you achieve the feathered Farrah Fawcett look.

  2. 2

    Pick a top that you feel most comfortable in. Exotic prints and even tie dyed T-shirts were popular in the 1970s, along with blouses with bell sleeves or even a simple tank top. Pick one of these tops that you feel most represents a version of yourself in the 1970s. If you are more casual, go with the tie dyed T-shirt, if you feel a bit more daring, try the blouses with an exotic print.

  3. 3

    Pick a pair of trousers for your 1970s look. Bell bottomed trousers were very popular in the 1970s and were made iconic by the show "Charlie's Angels."

  4. 4

    Pick a pair of platform shoes to complete your 1970s look. Platform shoes are shoes with a thick heel that is very much uniform throughout the shoe. Platform shoes are available at vintage type stores or even on websites online that specialise in vintage clothing.

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