Making a Flapper (1920s) Costume

The Flapper style of the 20's was distinctive and whimsical. It allowed women to dress simply and fashionably without breaking the bank. Those are perfect ingredients for a great frugal Halloween costume. This is a page about making a flapper (1920s) costume.

October 5, 2013

how do you make a homemade flapper costume?

By Ashley F. from Durand, IL


October 7, 20130 found this helpful

The easiest way would be to get a full slip or a sleeveless pull over dress and sew layers of long silk fringe around it. You could even fabric glue it on. Start at the top, sew or glue fringe around and meet at back. Put the following layer just under the first one and so on. Silk long fringe is best as it sways good when you dance. Don't forget long beads, and a head band worn around the forehead. I would just is a regular hair band that stretches and glitz it up.

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October 7, 20130 found this helpful

The last answer was just what I was going to say. Any straight slightly loose dress with fringing and a headband with a jewel and a feather. Remember this was supposed to be a boyish look, so also wear a bra that will flatten your chest a bit.

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October 12, 2011

This site is a great resource for information about flapper fashion and how to make a homemade flapper costume.

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