1950s Halloween Costumes We Love


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Looking for the perfect retro Halloween look that’s equal parts playful and elegant? Think 1950s. The decade was full of tea-length dresses, full skirts, and a whimsical take on fashion that was both refined as well as fun-loving, no matter your age. There were plenty of cardigan sweaters, nipped-in waists, Oxford flats, and eyewear that is still the envy of modern styles. Whether you’re picturing a prom queen, housewife, sleek greaser, or diner waitress, it’s time to try your hand at some 1950s-inspired Halloween costumes. Think the end-of-film costume change of Sandy from Grease and you’ll be well on your way to planning that look—or looks!—that will be the envy of all your friends. We’re so excited about this Halloween costume trend that we just might need to try out more than one. Check out our favorites of the year here.


Get your catsuit-clad Sandy on, channeling the final—epic—scene from Grease this Halloween.


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A Poodle-Skirt Girl

For the ultimate in fun-loving 1950s youth, grab a poodle skirt and bodysuit to dance the night away in your black-and-white Oxford flats.


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Roller Girl

Test your rollerskating skills with a retro diner uniform, complete with a fit-and-flare shirtdress and lace-trimmed apron.


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Prom Queen

There's nothing like the prom queen of the 1950s, complete with a sweetheart neckline, tea-length dress, tiara, sash, and the like.


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This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated by Aleksija Vujicic.

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