Facts About Flappers
Flappers are one of the famous visual icons of the early decades of the 20th century, becoming legendary for their appeal during the roaring twenties, and now you can get one of these flapper costumes for a night of wonderful dancing and Halloween fun! The term “flapper” may have begun as a piece of slang from northern England meaning “teenage girl,” referring to one whose hair is not yet up and whose plaited pigtails flapped on her back. By 1910 the term was popular enough for A. E. James to write a series of stories in the London Magazine featuring the misadventures of a pretty teenage girl, titled “Her Majesty the Flapper.”
Flappers were known for their Paris-influenced styles. Dresses were straight and loose, leaving arms bare and dropping the waistline to the hips. Stockings were held up by garters, and skirts rose to just below the knee, allowing flashes of leg while the woman walked or danced – dances that took advantage of this became popular, such as the Charleston. Boyish cuts became popular, and though hats were still required, hats such as the newsboy cap and the cloche hat became popular. The flapper look required heavy makeup compared to previous styles, with advances in makeup application helping to make the look easier than many previous ones.
Womens Flapper Costumes
Flappers are fit, sporty, and healthy, so why not get one of the most memorable looks of the roaring 20's to make yourself look great for a night of fun costume parties, trick-or-treating with the little gangsters, and much more! With slim, loose outfits and low waistlines, flapper dresses are attractive on anyone, and it's never been easier to find a flapper costume that makes you look good with this selection! There are plenty of styles for you to choose from, in a variety of colors, lengths, sequins, accessories, and more.
Hit the stage at a dance contest and show them the fun and energy of dance styles like the Charleston, relive the extravagance of the roaring twenties, and look good while doing it in an outfit no gangster will be able to ignore, with all of the incredible styles available for women young and old!
Female Gangster Costumes
The other enduring symbol of the roaring 20's are gangsters, pinstriped boys who run illicit speakeasies, drive powerful cars, and always have a fashionable flapper hanging on their arm. Become a moll with a long cigarette dangling from her fingers and a feather boa around her shoulders as she takes up the brightest corner in a little booze pit, or dance with your man on the big stage – creating a costume or other outfit that hearkens back to this classic time is simple with all of these options.
Not only can you make an outfit that's perfect for a night of costume party fun, but it's never been easier to create a historically-accurate look for a special stage play, a school project, or something else meant to entertain and educate!
Sexy Flapper Costumes
A flapper costume already draws the eye, so why not go the extra mile and get a look that will make them pop open? We offer sexy flapper costumes that are perfect for a night of adult costume party fun, and will make you the bee's knees at your next event. Flapper costumes have plunging necklines, short skirts, bare arms, narrow waists, and are sometimes strapless, all details that make it easy for you to pick an outfit that accentuates your best features and leaves the rest behind. No gangster will be able to keep his eyes off of you all night long!
Flapper Costume Accessories
It doesn't take much to complete your flapper Halloween costume, but you can add a few special items to make it look just right for any kind of event. There are plenty of different accessories for you to choose from, like long feather boas, cigarette holders, gloves, and jewelry – especially the flapper's famous long string of pearls. There are also shoes, wigs, and entire flapper costume kits that help you transform yourself into a wild dancer who loves to be the center of attention. Details make the woman this Halloween, and these accessories are fantastic details!
Roaring 20's Costumes for Couples
Want to grab your best man and head out on the town this Halloween? These flapper costumes are a great start, and you can add a gangster to become a couple of bosses of a speakeasy to make a fun couples costume. Coordinate by color, stylize to make sure people know you're together, and more. You can even find costumes that get the kids ready for some Halloween fun, so if everyone wants to be a dancer or a gangster, it's easy to do!
Meet 7 Famous Flappers [Infographic]
Want to learn more about the roaring 20's, and some famous flappers? You'll want to meet seven flashy ladies who could teach you a thing or two about life in the age of prohibition. Coco Chanel, BeBe Daniels and others had the time of their lives right after the turn of the century, and you can relive their impacts on that fancy-free time when you take a look at this Meet 7 Famous Flappers infographic! It's a great piece of decoration for a fun – and educational – party, and is great for the the bedroom of a young dancer!
Flapper Dresses & Costume Ideas and Tips
The Jazz Age comes alive with our selection of roaring ‘20s flapper costumes! Whether you’re looking for a sexy, sassy Halloween costume or you’re throwing a Great Gatsby party to outdo all the others, old sport, we have all of the flapper costumes that will make you look like the cat’s pajamas (that’s “great” in speakeasy speak). Some of the best things about flapper costumes are that their straight silhouette and drop waist is flattering on all figures, which makes dancing the Charleston a piece of cake.
Find the perfect glad rags for
you by taking your measurements (bust, waist, hips, height and weight) and
consulting each costume’s size chart. We carry flapper costumes for girls and
women, so dolls of all ages will you’ll look hip to the jive in one of our many
flapper dresses with tiers of fringe. Finally, don’t be a lollygagger -
accessories make the look! Pick up a finger-wave or straight-bob wig, sparkly headband
and - perhaps most importantly - a few long strands of pearls. Slip on your
favorite pair of dancing shoes and do the Oliver Twist!