70s Costume Ideas
Some people just weren’t meant for today’s world. Sure, these days we have the immense calculating power of smart phones, blistering speeds of streaming video and even the most hi-tech video games, but there’s just something about the past that seems so alluring. Maybe it’s the bell bottom jeans. Maybe it’s the shaggy hairstyles. Maybe it’s the funky disco music that was constantly floating around in the air. Maybe it was the fact that Star Wars came from that era. Whatever it was, the 70s was a magical time for anyone involved. Anyone who set foot on the dance floor under a disco ball knows what we’re talking about, but just because the 70s have come and gone, doesn’t mean you have to wallow in misery. You can relive them with great 70s costumes. With a look straight from the 70s, you can cultivate a groovy experience that will have you shakin’ your groove thang in no time. We’ve even put together this handy little guide to perfecting your look. Just check out some of our ideas for 70s style below! You’ll find costume ideas for men, women, and even kids.
70s Clothes: Respect the Vest
Sleeves? We’ve never thought that sleeves were all that necessary to the equation of finding a good outfit, at least not when picking outerwear. They help you look cool, while they keep your arms cool and your body at the perfect temperature. Any outfit for guys should include the iconic vest and we have many different outfits for those who are trying to harness the full potential of the vest.
70s Men's Fashion Vest
You’re not some kind of jive turkey! You’re a smooth groovin’ dude who deserves the kind of vest that’ll show off your cool guy status, whether you’re planning on shakin’ your booty on the dance floor or not. This 70s costume look is reminiscent of Eric Foreman from the popular sitcom, That ‘70s Show, and he’s one cool cat! Use it to create your own costume based on that character, or just chill around in your own basement in this vintage sweater vest.
70s Disco Fashion
It’s time to suit up! Nothing says commitment to the vest like a vest and pants combo that match. It tells all the mamas and papas that you have style, but you know how to coordinate. This vest costume is an exclusive outfit made by our very own costume designers, so you’ll have a great look for a night out. You’ll look ready for a hot date night, or a night of grooving at the club! Just make sure to don a pair of fancy loafers to really put the finishing polish on your 70s outfit.
70s Outfits for Women
Ladies, are you trying to decide on something to wear for a 70s party, but have no idea where to start? Then let’s take a look at some pretty basic disco outfits that will cover all the bases. The 70s encompasses a lot of different styles, which means you can choose slightly more subtle looks, or go completely all out. These first few costumes are for those who are just trying to dip their toes into 70s fashion.
Cool in Calico
Colorful is always a great way to go when selecting from all the 70s outfit ideas because that decade was full of vibrant options. And we aren’t talking about the shag carpet or the avocado-colored refrigerators! This particular hippie girl costume uses bright greens for a unique style that will make you stand out at any costume party. That added headband brings a cute accent into the mix, so all you have to do is get yourself a 70s haircut (or maybe one of our 70s wigs) and you’ll be ready to spread the love.
Bell Sleeves and Bell Bottoms
Let’s talk about bell sleeves. They help give you that flowing, fluttering movement that pairs perfectly with all the best disco moves. It’s not surprising that the style didn’t last. Despite looking amazing during dancing, the extra fabric can get in the way of normal activities. However, if you want a great dancing outfit, then look no further than this disco girl costume for women.
Womens 70s Costumes
Disco fashion in the 70s was all about one thing, shining! People talk about blinging today, but women back then knew all about how to create a look that sparkles and shines. Dazzling silvers and glimmering golds were a must when it came to any disco dress. Sequins? Forget about it. Faux fur trim. You’d better believe it! Well, we’ve come up with some of the best costumes that exemplify the blinging nature of many of the 1970s clothing.
Disco Outfit for Women
All that glitters is not gold… that’s because some of it is silver! This exclusive costume makes use of plenty of silver sequins to ensure that you light up like a diamond when you’re under the flashing lights of the discotheque. It comes with mesmerizing patterns in front, along with a matching sequined shawl.
Disco Diva for Women
People always tell us to invest in gold. How about this gold disco diva costume? This costume just looks like straight value, with that flashy gold exterior that shimmers and shines with every step you take. People won’t even notice the disco ball when you’re stealing the show on the dance floor in this 70s disco costume.
Disco Outfits for Men
John Travolta taught us just how awesome a man could look when he puts on a white leisure suit in Saturday Night Fever. Once we caught a glimpse of those iconic scenes, we just knew that we have to search the scene for all the best disco costume ideas. So, here are some of the best disco outfits for men. We’ve covered all the bases, from a full-on suit to some stylish shirts that bring an iconic look that should fit the bill for any disco dude looking to send his look back a few decades.
Oh, sweet mama! Leisure suits. They’re one part fun and one part business. They may be the greatest 70s outfits that existed and it’s now available for you jive cats. This snazzy version of the disco suit is a bright and tropical green color that ought to match your colorful personality. Don’t worry, though, if green really isn’t your color, this costume also comes in a vibrant orange color that should knock your socks off with ease.
Disco Costume Shirt
This shirt has everything that made the 70s great designed right into it. It has the over exaggerated collar, a staple of the decade. It has a button up front, so you can show off your manly chest hair. It has shiny, psychedelic colors spiraling all over the front. The only thing missing with this shirt is the studly man-torso to go inside of it. That you’re going to have to provide! Add it to any of our men’s 70s costumes and you’re going to be one dapper disco dude.
Hey there, funky mama! Fashion has changed since the 70s, but something about those disco dresses from back then will never lose their allure. We carry a wide array of 70s dresses based on the style from the old days, ranging from mod chic, to glamorous, and rich disco. We’ve selected a few of our favorites for you to check out below. And make sure you have a pair of 70s shoes ready! Platform shoes, perhaps?
Funky Floral Dress
The Mod scene started in the 60s, but you can still see some of the culture’s influence into the 70s. This funky floral dress provides you with a dazzling floral pattern that can steal the scene on any dance floor. It looks great with a pair of go-go boots and a poofy bouffant hairstyle, so make sure to find the perfect costume shoes and a 70s wig to really complete your style.
The other route to go when selecting a dress from the 70s is elegant and high class. This rich purple disco ball diva dress brings lush colors and sparkling accents to create a look that shines on the dance floor. It’s another exclusive costume designed by our costume experts, so you can rest assured that this is a quality disco outfit that will look great at any vintage party.
70s Fashion for Boys
Kids just don’t have the kind of appreciation for history that adults do. They probably think that all the adults were dancing with dinosaurs back in the 70s, so maybe it’s about time that you gave them a proper education on the past with a historical look from the age of disco. We’ve rounded up a few costumes for boys that should help you teach the young ones just what the 70s were all about. You can finally show them what a world without smart phones, tablets, and hi-res video games is all about. And now you can finally teach them about disco dancing and vinyl records!
Hippie Boy Costume
Does your little boy love love? Does he like walking around barefoot in the mud while humming a happy tune? Well, then perhaps he should give the hippie life a try. This hippie boy costume gives your kid the kind of look that will have him feeling right at home when he’s kicking around a hacky sack at the next music concert. It also might give him the desire to put on some folk music and throw up the peace sign at his next costume party.
Boy's Funky Disco Costume
Some boys are laid back. They’re content living the hippie lifestyle. Other kids? Well, they got ants in their pants and they need to dance! This funky disco costume for boys brings your child the kind of outfit suitable for some high energy footwork under the disco ball. The shiny pants and shirt combination are a wild and dazzling look that any kid with a few dance moves to spare is going to want to wear.
70s Fashion for Girls
The boys can’t have all the fun! There’s also a large selection of looks for girls who want to head back in time to the 70s. Whether your little girl is looking to shake it up on the dance floor like a pro, or she just wants to follow her dreams of being a down to the earth hippie, we’ve got a great look she can wear. Just check out a few 1970s costumes we have below.
Disco Girl Costume
She’s a dancing queen! This disco girl costume has a look that should have your little girl playing the role of ruler of the dance floor. Of course, make sure to put a few ABBA songs on the playlist so she can make her grand entrance to the shindig. You may just need a tiara for your young disco queen.
Girls 70s Dress Costume
This girl’s hippie costume gives your child the other spectrum of the 70s as an option. Maybe your girl has no interest in being a dancing queen, but she does want to put a few flowers in her hair while she runs barefoot through the park. We think that’s a cool way of life too! This hippie costume lets her do just that.
Love Your Look: 70s Disco Costumes
Every story has heroes. Some wield swords and shields. Some wear a badge. Some wear a cape like superhero. And some… wear platform shoes. Yes, you won’t find every hero in a storybook and not every hero fights against evil mad scientists. The kind of heroes we’re talking about… just want to dance. Join us on our tale of discotheque heroes who need only the power of fancy moves to get the job done. Then, use them as an inspiration for your own 70s hero story!
Meet the Jive Cats
Here, we have the jive cats. They’re two happening dudes who happen to know all the cool grooves. The Bee Gees play in the background. An aura of cool just seems to float around them. They’re the heroes of our tale! Perhaps, but wait. Another duo has stepped foot into the club. Maybe they’re more worthy to be the heroes of this story?
Meet the Swingin' Ladies
These swinging ladies know the score. They’ve put on their best disco kicks and they can hustle better than any boy on the block. They’ve got a sexy, smoky savoir faire that lights any dance floor on fire. Are they the heroes of this story? Let’s continue to see how these two groups of hip young stars solve this exciting dilemma.
The Boogie Begins
It’s time for these cool contenders to show off their boogie moves. These two 70s swingers are clad in full rainbow attire, showing off their flair for the colorful. Who wears it better? Our boy is wearing a 70s disco costume with sequined pants, but don’t count our girl out! She’s going in full Technicolor from head to toe in her rainbow dress.
Here Comes a New Challenger
What’s this? She’s not to be outshined by the boys! Now’s the time to step it up! She’s wearing her shimmering purple disco wear, so she knows that she’s going to put the boys to shame. Now it’s her turn to shine and unleash the greatest dance moves known to mankind.
Now these two face off in a dance royale! He’s dressed up in a shiny costume for men and he’s ready to accept the challenge. They’re going to hustle their way to honor. They’re going to bump their way to benevolence. They’re going to show everyone how to solve all the problems of the world by shaking their booty!
The girls pair up to let the guys know how great their grooves are! With a sway of the hips and some bopping to the beat, they’ve put themselves way ahead on the cool meter. Will the guys ever be able to match the girls’ moxy.
So, who’s the hero of our story? Who’s the winner? Why, isn’t is quite obvious? Everyone is the winner when you dress up in a 70s costume to cut a rug. Sometimes all it takes to be a real hero isn’t a superhero cape or a badge. It just takes the courage to head out for a good time and show off your dance moves in a retro 70s costume!