I think one of my favorite costumes is when my husband and I dressed as a gangster and a flapper. I found everything at the thrift stores. His costume consisted of black pants, black shirt, vest, white tie, and dress shoes (which were actually golf shoes.) My dress was transformed from a 1980's beaded dress. It originally had the big puffy sleeves and was way too short!
I removed the sleeves and added satin cap sleeves, replacing some of the original beaded trim.
I cinched up the front hemline just a little and then added a flared satin skirt to the overall length.
The hats were also purchased at the thrift stores (although they were new items.) I added feathers and a vintage brooch to mine.
The pictures that were taken that night at the party had poor lighting and boring backgrounds.
But, with a little photoshop magic, it's like we just went back in time to the 1920's!
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