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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 1950's housewife for Halloween this year! Here are some ideas to get you started:

The Dress

Being a housewife isn't too complicated in terms of wardrobe. All you have to do is go to your local thrift shop and see if there's anything that could suit your 1950's style. Especially seek out second-hand stores that are in neighborhoods where a lot of old folks live; this is where you're more likely to strike gold.

Since it's Halloween, and you're 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 can't find one in the right style.

The Hair

Hair was different in the 1950's. Go on Youtube and look up a few tutorials on how to do your hair in a 1950's style. If you don't 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 1950's wig if you can.

The Accessories

Since you're a housewife, you're 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 1950's housewife!


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