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Back to the 60s: A Guide for Ladies Comments Off on Back to the 60s: A Guide for Ladies

Posted on July 20, 2015 by Fancy Dress Ball

Back to the 60s

 

We love 1960s themed parties; there are just so many fabulous costume options to choose from! Here are our five favourite 1960s fancy dress party outfits:

1. Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Audrey Hepburn fancy dress

 

 

 

If there’s one thing that screams 1960s, it’s Audrey Hepburn in a black evening gown, long cigarette holder in hand and long gloves to boot. Everyone loves the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s and by arriving at your party as Holly Golightly you’ll ensure you’re instantly recognisable – and that you can get away with calling everyone Fred or dahling. Or both.

 

 

 

 

 

2. Swirly Hippie

60s hippie fancy dress

 

 

Think of the 60s, and we all think of hippies! We’ve loads of different hippie outfits available on the site, but this one is really swirly and floaty; we love it, maaann!

 

 

 

 

 

3. Operation

 

operation costume

 

 

The board game Operation was invented in 1964 by an American university professor. It continues to be amazingly popular to this day, and this costume is instantly recognisable as the well-loved game. Even better, there’s a male version of the costume too – so if you’re going with your partner, you can have matching his ‘n’ hers costumes!

 

 

 

 

 

4. Tie Dye Hippie

tie dye 60s hippie

 

 

 

Okay, we know we’ve already featured one hippie outfit, but there are just so many to choose from – and they’re all so different! Tie dye patterns are synonymous with the 1960s but the bright colours on this outfit are great for a party atmosphere too.

 

 

 

 

 

5. Swinging 60s Dress

swinging 60s dress

 

 

 

The swinging 60s were full of ladies wearing funky mini dresses in bright, block colours. This dress is perfect for that look, with the bright black and pink blocks and matching hat. Team it with some knee-high platform boots and OTT, thick, fake lashes for maximum effect!

Back to the 60s: A Guide for Men Comments Off on Back to the 60s: A Guide for Men

Posted on June 03, 2015 by Fancy Dress Ball

back to the 60s

 

We’re going back to the 60s for this blog post! 1960s parties are all the rage lately – all of the time, really. It’s just a fantastic decade to dress up as, and there are so many fantastic 1960s costume options. Here are five of our favourites:

 

1. Elvis

Well, you can’t do 1960s fancy dress without mentioning The King, can you! He may have spent most of the 1960s making movies and their soundtracks, but in 1968 he returned to live performances – and his fans rejoiced! Everyone loves a good Elvis impression, don’t they. Best get in some serious mirror time, making sure you can perfect that curled lip. Uh-hu-huh!

2. Beatles

Do you see what we mean about the 1960s being a fantastic decade now? With the Beatles you have two choices: you can go for their early look, with the distinctive grey suits they wore; or later 1960s, with the colourful Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band suits.  As soon as you walk into the party, everyone will instantly know who you’re supposed to be!

3. Psychedelia, man!

Psychedelia was big in the 1960s, with people like Timothy Leary and Aldous Huxley and people taking lots of drugs! We don’t recommend illegal substances, but brightly coloured outfits and  swirly designs are definitely worth a look, maannnnn!

4. Austin Powers

Okay, so we know the Austin Powers movies were released in the 1990s – but they were set in the 1960s, and celebrated everything that’s great about the decade! We suggest you re-watch the movies as preparation for your starring role at the party, and practise your dance moves. Groovy, baby!

5. Operation!

That favourite board game from your childhood was invented in 1964 by a man called John Spinello. We can hardly believe this fabulous game has been around for so long – it’s certainly stood the test of time! Why not give your fellow party-goers a history lesson by dressing up as the Operation game?

 

 

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