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Sustainable Halloween Costumes That You Can Make Yourself
GO GREEN: If you are planning on going green this Halloween you couldn’t of picked a better year. Both Brick and Mortar and On-line retailers across the globe carry some of the key vintage pieces that you need to complete your look.
This year the Classics are coming back in High Demand. You don’t have to look like a stripper fairy god mother, or a prostitute princess to have a good time. You also don’t have to spend $300 on a synthetic plastic costume that you will wear only one day then throw into an already bulging land fill. The best way to GO GREEN is to create a costume out of used clothing, or items you already have in your closet.
Here are a few Vintage Costume ideas, All recycled and eco-friendly. You can mix and match from your closet or run down to you local Vintage Store to grab needed accessories.
2018 Halloween Costume Ideas:
- Security Guard
- 70’s guy
- 60’s girl
- 50’s Greaser
- Imperial Pilot
- Donald Trump
- Daisy Duke
- Big Gay AL
- Queer Eye Fab 5
- Riverdale Cheerleader
- Harry Potter
- Napoleon Dynamite
- James Bond
- Luke Duke
- Peter Parker
- Laura Croft
- Stormy Daniels
- Stranger Things (Any of them)
PHOTO COURTESY OF Saksham Gangwar | Unsplash
Halloween is just around the corner. If you are a vintage shop owner this is most likely going to be your busiest month of the year. If the month of October is not the busiest time of year in your store, then you are missing out.
Don’t get in the mind-set that your unique collection is fashion forward. It might be to select few designers and hipsters, but to the rest of the population your store sales old clothes, like costumes.
With a few simple adjustments to your in-store marketing, or how you present your product, you just might be able to sell through all those old polyester pants and heavy poly-fabric dresses. In an attempt to leave you with a little inspiration, take a look at the different vintage Halloween costumes from the past.
A look at vintage costumes from the past.
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Dust Factory Classic American Summer Collections
Dust Factory is featuring a classic American western and iconic cultural collection just in time for summer. Vintage Flannels, leather and denim are the staples to this 100% authentic vintage collection.
Available For a Limited Time Only:
- Vintage Levi Jeans $25
- Flannels $14
- Harley Davidson T-shirts $9
- Vintage T-shirts $6
- Levi Denim Shorts $16
- Scout Shirts $9
- Denim Jackets $15
Order now while supplies last
Summer pairing Ideas
It is smart to work with the basics, because this is what you are most likely to have available to source, or already have on your shelves. It doesn’t matter if it is mid-thigh, button-fly, or 517 jean, the denim cutt-off short is still a staple for this spring. Pair this with a vintage t-shirt, scout shirt combo, or throw in a flannel and military shirt as a suggestive outwear ensemble.
ROCKMOUNT RANCH WEAR
Rockmount Ranch Wear is a true staple to vintage western wear collections from the past. Each piece in the Rockmount collection has the craftsmanship to surpass time.
“The West is not a place, it is a state of mind.”
Jack Weil started Rockmount Ranch Wear in Denver, Colorado back in 1946. Over the years the company has established itself a leading role in Western Wear as they were the first company to put Snaps on men’s shirts as well as the first company to commercialy produce the Bolo Tie.
From the 1910s – 1930s we saw the Wild West American lifestyle move largely from a way of life, to ever-increasing faded memories and folklore. The western world was getting smaller. Technology and transportation were ushering in a new era of industrialized cities and advanced accessibility. The real denim-rockin’ cowboy lifestyle of days past were kept alive over the decades largely through the Western fashions worn by the stars of silver screen and music.
These images remind us when the American cowboy was an actual lifestyle and not just a passing trend. It was pointed out in the Selvage Yard, a lifestyle fashion blog geared towards men’s fashion and influence of style, that some of these images were taken by LIFE photography giants like Loomis Dean, and Ralph Crane to name a few. It is amazing to see how what was once a style dependent upon necessity has now become a fashion icon inspiring much of today’s trends. Vintage jeans, worn in full length or cut-off, western cowboy boots for dress of for the field, denim jackets and leather belts, cowboys hats and belt buckels are all pat of today’s looks.
1960– Clarence Hailey Long, foreman on the JA spread in Texas –Photo by Leonard McCombe