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Saturday, December 10, 2016

Closet Costume: Gatsby

There's a trend to making themed parties here in the Philippines, not only children, but adults as well will be dressing up to parties.  One of my favorite costumes or theme is the Great Gatsby.  I love this theme because of its flexibility and it's all about the Accessory, and they look really great in pictures!

Let's be practical, there are some people who will not be willing to spend a lot of money to buy a costume to be used only one night or one party.  But you wouldn't want to be left out in the themed party right? So there should be a compromise between practicality and being true to the theme.

PS: I'll be tackling the female costume only here.

Let's first take a look what do gatsby-inspired costumes look like

Let's break this down, these are the basics:
  • The great gatsby has a general theme of: black, white, gold, silver.  You can use the other colors but generally these colors center on this theme.
  • Like I said before, this theme is all about accessory/props: feathers and pearls.
  • Makeup: Red Lipstick
So the first thing that you need to do is, look for a dress within the color theme I've mentioned earlier.  It could be a simple black dress or white dress.  You can choose a dress with ruffles, it will give a more flapper dress look, but any plain colored dress will do.

The next is, you should have a headdress.  This is a Must accessory.  You can find a lot of headdress online and they range from 50 pesos to 200 pesos.  Headdress should have at least one feather in it.

Another accessory you may add are pearls.  Faux pearl necklaces range from 10 pesos to 100 pesos depending on where you buy them.

For your makeup, you can do away with your regular smoky eye or your regular makeup, as long as you put on your Red lipstick.

Here's an example of what I did.

For this party, I spent around 200 pesos, buy the headdress and pearl necklace and braccelet, and I just put on my old basic black dress and black shoes.

Additional if you have at home or you could rent: gloves (black or white), long stick to act as cigarette, stockings (black or netted black)
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