1920s Halloween Costumes

***Looking for 1920s Halloween costume ideas? You’re in luck! We just updated this post for Halloween 2016 with lots of new looks! ***

Hello all! It’s that very special time of year, the time when the leaves start to turn, the pumpkin starts to spice, and grownups get to start planning a night to dress up and play make-believe…

….yes it’s October, which means it’s Halloween season! Huzzah!

1920s Costume Ideas

If you’re looking for 1920s Halloween costumes, boy oh boy have you come to the right place.  The fashions of the 1920s and ’30s give you a great base to play with. Use bits and pieces from our fave retailers below to create fabulous vintage-inspired costumes. Some real-life ideas to get you started!

  • Amelia Earhart
  • Louise Brooks
  • Josephine Baker
  • Zelda Fitzgerald
  • Dorothy Parker

Or you could go with a classic costume like flapper, gangster/gun moll, hollywood starlet, etc. Want to get a little gruesome with your gorgeousness? Check out this zombie flapper makeup tutorial!

Now for the goods! One of our absolute favorite online retailers is Unique Vintage. They’ve got a lot of stunning, hand-beaded and high-quality flapper dresses, as well as 1920s accessories, shoes, capelets, etc, plus some more costume-y (read: cheaper) dress options. Check these lovelies out for one-stop shopping!

Flapper Halloween Costumes

Flapper dresses from Unique Vintage.

1920s Flapper Headbands

1920s flapper headbands from Unique Vintage.

1930s Gowns

1930s Style gowns from Unique Vintage.

Vintage-inspired retailer Modcloth is another great place for beautiful, high-quality 1920s and 1930s style dresses you can party in on Halloween, and wear again for special occasions through out the year. Just take a look at these beauties…

1920s + 1930s Halloween Costumes

1920s + 1930s Style Halloween Costumes from Modcloth.

Finally you’ve got your classic Halloween shop finds at HalloweenCostumes.com. These dresses may not last as long as the others, but they’re typically lower-priced, and there are some great finds there as well.

Flapper Costumes

Flapper costumes from Halloween Costumes

For more ideas you can check out our brand new Art Deco Shop: small, but growing quickly. We’ll be adding new finds daily! Dresses, shoes, bags, jewelry and more.

Happy Halloween everyone!

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1920s Inspired Wedding | Pittsburgh, PA | Galyn + Martin

Today is our lucky day, all of us, because we get to browse and admire this absolutely flawless 1920s inspired wedding in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, from photographer Kristen Wynn Photography. The dress alone…I mean…

Art Deco Reem Acra Dress Back


One of the things I love most about this wedding is the beautiful attention to detail throughout. From gown to groom’s wear, paper to photos, dances to decor: it’s all delightfully on point. Click the images below to take a closer look.

Photographer: Kristen Wynn Photography // Restaurant: Grand Concourse // Dress Store: Kleinfeld Bridal // Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Men’s Wearhouse // Dress Designer: Reem Acra // Band: The Boilermaker Jazz Band//

Vintage Peridot Jewelry | August Birthstone

It’s been a sweltering August thus far, and the heat shows no sign of letting up any time soon. So what better way to cool off than than to sit in front of the fan or AC and browse some bright and shiny baubles! Up today, we’re featuring gorgeous vintage peridot jewelry, August’s birthstone and a shimmering green delight.

Up first, this sparkling minty lime green treat, found amongst other vintage peridot treasures at Etsy:

Beauitful green 1920s vintage peridot ring, from MS Jewelers.

Beauitful green 1920s vintage peridot ring, from MS Jewelers.

Abolutely stunning. Equally beautiful (despite it’s flaws)? This deep green cabachon peridot ring…

Vintage Peridot Ring

Stunning vintage peridot ring, via Eragem.

If you’re looking for something striking, geometric and art deco with just hint of cool green peridot as an accent, these bold gold earrings are just the ticket:

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