Costume Ideas
Costume Store

1950's Housewife Halloween Costume Ideas

Ready to throw on that apron, slip on the red high heels, and host a Tupperware party with all your friends? In the good old days, the woman of the house was always busy baking in the kitchen in her cute little house dress. If you want to go back to a time when the world was more innocent and everyone smoked like a chimney, then consider dressing up like a 1950ís housewife for Halloween this year! Here are some ideas to get you started:

The Dress

Being a housewife isnít too complicated in terms of wardrobe. All you have to do is go to your local thrift shop and see if thereís anything that could suit your 1950ís style. Especially seek out second-hand stores that are in neighborhoods where a lot of old folks live; this is where youíre more likely to strike gold.

Since itís Halloween, and youíre going to want to be festive, pick a dress that is brightly colored. Something red, yellow, or even light blue could do the trick. You might also consider making your own if you canít find one in the right style.

The Hair

Hair was different in the 1950ís. Go on Youtube and look up a few tutorials on how to do your hair in a 1950ís style. If you donít want to sacrifice your own hairstyle, you could also buy a wig and style it how you want. Some wigs already come in a stereotypical style from some era or another. Try to find a good 1950ís wig if you can.

The Accessories

Since youíre a housewife, youíre going to need a few things: an apron, some oven mitts, a muffin tray, and maybe even a frying pan to chase your husband around with after he comes home late from the office. So do you want to give your friends a taste of the past? Rock around the clock this Halloween as a 1950ís housewife!


More Articles