Cute 50s Costumes Ideas and Tricks for Kids
Even kids are not left out in the 50s costumes and fashion, whether it is a themed party, Halloween or mood dressing. Some of the costumes you can easily put together for your kid to look 50s include classic retro look – pink lady, greaser, bowler, and bobby-soxer. You and your kids will catch a lot of fun putting these costumes together.
You need similar inspiration to put the different costumes mentioned above together. But, there are different elements when it comes to the looks. You can choose to shop in a vintage store or costume shops for these pieces.
Here are quick steps to help you come up with the best possible 50s costumes for kids.
Draw Inspiration from 1950s Greasers
And, the best way to go about it is to watch photos of 1950s greasers as well as the more modern versions. Perhaps no other musician in the 50’s captured this costume more than Gene Vincent and Eddie Cochran. This is also true about more recent bands such as The Stray Cats and Na Na. You will definitely come up with cute 50’s fashion from the inspiration you will draw from these bands.
Go the Jeans Way
If you want something different from the greasers 50s costumes for your kid, you can go for deep blue jeans with 2-inch cuff rolled up bottoms. Pair off the jean with a white t-shirt and roll the sleeves up or down when the kid wears it.
If your kid decides not to put on a leather jacket, you can roll the sleeves up in such way that the cuffs’ ends would be closer to the shoulder. This also works for kids who plan not to take off the jacket once it is worn. Go for a motorcycle style jacket paired with motorcycle boots or regular boots. This would complete the look beautifully.
Hair Style to Match 50s Costumes for Kids
50s costumes for your kid is not complete without the matching hairdo. So, use hair gel or pomade to grease the kid’s back hair to form a ducktail. This hairdo requires parting the hair at the center. Next, comb the hair forward to make it look like the feathers of a duck’s tail.
That’s not all, you also need the kid’s hair on top, plus you should allow a curled strand to stray down the forehead. If the kid is mature enough to wear a bit of knowing attitude, this would be certainly a killer 50s fashion for such kid.
Lookout for our follow-up posts on 50s costumes ideas and tricks for kids. You will certainly learn new ideas and tricks on how to cutely dress your kid for 50s Halloween and themed party.