Accessories and face painting ideas to match your 20th century Halloween costume
Women generally wear a cocktail dress for an authentic Roaring Twenties look. Sequins, fringes, pleated skirts and/or an asymmetrical pattern can all be used to create an exciting flapper costume. Accessories like hairbands and headbands with feathers, sequins or pearls and a long pearl necklace can be used to complete the look.
Since tomboyish looks were a defining feature of the Roaring Twenties, women can style themselves more androgynously. They could wear a white shirt, wide-leg trousers and a casually cut, light-coloured blazer to capture the revolutionary look of the style icon Marlene Dietrich.
When it comes to make-up and hairstyling, the same rules apply to both styles. Funky short hairstyles were really in during the Roaring Twenties, but longer hair can be put into a fake bob. The perfect Flapper make-up includes dark, narrow eyebrows in a dramatic arch, dark-rimmed eyes and dark red lips with a strongly accentuated lip line.
To transform yourself into a gentleman of the 20s, you need classy evening wear. Combed back or parted hair will help to finish off your look. If you want to dress a bit more casual, then you should stick to suit trousers, a shirt, braces and a cap or beanie for a more urban look.