How to Create a '20s Costume for Women

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How to Create a '20s Costume for Women
Create a '20s Costume for Women

The 1920s flapper is a stunning hit at any costume party. Although she appears glitzy, her look is simple, with only a few special accessories. Here are a few steps to help you achieve a glamorous 1920's look.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Dancing Shoes With 2- To 3-inch Heels
  • Flapper Costumes
  • Thigh-high Nude Or Pale Hosiery
  • Hair Gel
  • Lipstick
  • Hairpins
  • Pearl Necklaces

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Slick back your hair with hair gel. If your hair is long, apply gel, pull hair back and twist it into a bun. Pin the bun at the base of your neck.

  2. 2

    Put on bright red lipstick and emphasize the bow of your upper lip.

  3. 3

    Pull on nude or pale thigh-high stockings.

  4. 4

    Wiggle into a knee-length sleeveless dress, either without a waist or with a waist that is almost below your hips. A fringe at the hem is optional. Silk or chiffon looks best.

  5. 5

    Place a glittery headband on your head, adjusting for comfort. Insert a 10-inch feather into the left side of the headband, securing the feather with hairpins.

  6. 6

    Put on a 36-inch-long faux pearl necklace. It will look best if it falls to your abdomen.

  7. 7

    Wear dancing shoes with 2- to 3-inch heels.

Tips and warnings

  • Rent "The Great Gatsby" to view the wonderful '20s costumes, especially the flapper dresses worn by Mia Farrow's Daisy Buchanan.

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