Category Archive: Period Costume

Newsies Halloween Costume Ideas

  Tonight I watched the Disney movie musical, “Newsies” with my girls.  Not sure why I had not seen it until now. It was made in 1992! 1992 people!! I have no idea why we didn’t go see it when we were in NYC a few years ago. It was all the rage. Maybe it …

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10 Easy DIY Halloween Costumes for Teen Girls

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Teenagers can be hard.  I have a teen, a tween, and one waiting in the wings. When it comes to Halloween costumes, teens can be especially challenging.  Direct quote from my teenage daughter: “Well it’s hard to decide on a Halloween costume.  You want to dress up, but not look like you tried too hard, …

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How to Create a Steampunk Costume for Women

corset jacket

Steampunk costumes fascinate me. Maybe it’s because steampunk reminds me of those old fashioned photo booths in theme parks where you are instantly transformed a hundred years back… The photo is printed in sepia on tin type.   I loved pausing to watch the transformations, but didn’t want to shell out the cash for that experience. …

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White Witch Halloween Costume Idea

white witch

My friend at Archive Costumes of Orem, Utah posted this picture on their Facebook page of a white witch costume that is available for rental and I fell in love with it! First, it’s a great photo in a beautiful local park. Second, I love the hat. I am a sucker for hats.  I haven’t …

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Costume Design Process: Bullets Over Broadway

A Facebook friend from my college days at Brigham Young University  is the associate producer of a new Broadway musical opening in March called “Bullets Over Broadway.”  He shared this clip of Bullets’ costume designer William Ivey Long who designed costumes for more than 60 Broadway shows over the last 30+ years including The Producers, Hairspray, Nine, Crazy …

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Costume ideas for Oklahoma! the Musical

Eatons Cover 1906

My daughters are in their school play which is the shortened and adapted version of Oklahoma! by Rodgers and Hammerstein.  The costume design along with hair and makeup ideas are getting underway.  In my research on this Edwardian time period, I ran across a fascinating retail catalog from 1906.  This 432 page peek into history is …

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The Roaring 20’s: Great Gatsby Costumes for Men

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The Roaring 20’s and The Great Gatsby seems to be a popular costume theme for parties, dances, and other special events. I wrote a previous post here on 1920’s costumes for women, but I neglected to write for the 1920’s men’s costume. To me, men’s fashion overall isn’t as fun or dynamic as women’s fashion, …

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The Roaring 20’s: Great Gatsby Costumes and Flapper Costumes for Women

Velvet flapper dress

This page is for all you who need a costume for a Great Gatsby, Flapper, or Roaring 20’s event.  You will see a brief overview of 1920’s costume ideas along with links to 1920’s fashion images and tutorials for hair, makeup, and 1920’s clothing. When assembling a costume, I always consider 6 magic ingredients to …

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