Channel the 1920s this Halloween with a custom flapper costume. In today's DIY, we're showing you how to create your very own Roaring '20s flapper costume at home. The perk of making it on your own is you can really customize it — we went with black and red fringe, but you can use any color you like! Watch on to see how it's done, and make sure to check out our other Halloween DIY.
Flapper costumes are an easy, fun Halloween option if you don't have a lot of time and cash. Just create a Louise Brooks-inspired lined eye with a waterproof black cream liner like Boots Botanics Cream Eye Liner ($8). Then, get silent film star lips with a deep red like Topshop Lips in Hazard ($16). Wave your hair and pin it into a bob, or grab an inexpensive flapper wig ($7). Finally, throw on your glitziest 1920s-inspired hair accessory, like this Juicy Couture headband ($65).
If you're looking for a Halloween costume that is both economical, trend aware, historically relevant, and sexy to boot--we think we found the ultimate costume idea. The flapper costume could cost you less than one hundred dollars and include fringe and feathers which have both been slated as big Fall and Spring 09 trends. Check out our Spring 09 trend report galleries, here and here for more evidence.
I oft talk about my love of the '20s flapper era and Diane is the epitome of that time at the amFAR event at the Cannes Film Festival. From her sleek hair down to her shoes, she's perfection in my eyes. The whisper sequins and train are such lovely details. Do you love or hate?
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I have a Great Gatsby-esque cloche hat that I've been wearing all Winter. If you don't have one in your closet yet, try one out, like this Bloomingdales Wool Cloche Hat. It's similar to the one Diane Kruger wore recently at a New Year's party. Plus, the light color will allow you to wear it through Spring.
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Queen of the red carpet, Diane Kruger, continues to inspire. Of all the New Year's parties that went down, this looks like the most Fab one. Soho Grand's "Great Gatsby" was the place to be — beads, bubbly and babes for everyone! Who doesn't like to play dress up with the decades once in a while. You know I'm game. And so is Diane.
A few feather-clad pieces in this Spring collection were very Roberto Cavalli, but surprisingly, the majority were not. I'm glad to see Cavalli expanding his repertoire to include sweet gals, not just wild things. For the latter, the feather trench coats, vests and pants will satiate their sassy appetite. As for the more demure, they will love all the floral details that Cavalli plastered on his floor-length gowns, pant suits and boho button-down dresses. The color palette of this collection was muted: lilacs, whites, purples, greens, peaches. The only bright hues were from the large floral patterns on the evening gowns.
Old Hollywood glamazons had a place in this collection, too. A few flapper-esque and metallic dresses were seen and very were reminiscent of The Great Gatsby.
If this collection doesn't appeal to your wild side, be sure to check out Roberto Cavalli for H&M in stores in November!
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Here is my ode to The Great Gatsby. Fashion is experiencing a throwback to the times of art deco, pleats, beading, speak-easies, and the Belle Epoque. Legendary designer Paul Poiret has been referenced and you can see his dropped hemline and flapper hats in a major way in the Proenza Schouler Fall 2007 collection. After all the 70s and 80s we've been seeing on the runway these seem fresh and a step in a new fashion direction - just don't take away my booze!
Looks like this is a trend that's going to be around for a couple seasons so if you fancy it, check out these glamorous Spring Gatsby finds, read more