Posts in the Historical Category

These Retro 60s and 70s Costumes Will Make You Want to Get Up and Dance

These Retro 60s and 70s Costumes Will Make You Want to Get Up and Dance

Woodstock, The Village People, the Summer of Love, Motown and Disco.... The decades of the 60s and 70s are still well-remembered for their music and culture. While Baby Boomers and Generation Xers may still remember these decades, many people only get to hear and learn about the good old days secondhand. We can still appreciate these decades without having lived through them, and decade-themed parties are one of the ways that we can have a little fun, dress in costumes and get down with your favorite oldies hits. If you're on the hunt for 70s costumes or 60s costumes for a decade-themed party, you're going to want to check out these Halloween costume ideas below.

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Fairest of the Faire: The Best Renaissance Gowns

Fairest of the Faire: The Best Renaissance Gowns

The Renaissance Faire is one of the largest costumed events you can attend outside of Halloween. While they're not exactly the most historically accurate, they still do their best to give you an experience that feels like you're visiting another period in history with a variety of stage shows and events like jousting and highland games. (By the way, the Renaissance was a period that happened from about 1300 to 1600 across Europe, if anyone bugs you about it!) It's still a great excuse to run around in a Halloween costume and get in character for a day. If you're looking for the perfect Renaissance gown, we have quite the variety for girls and ladies of all walks of life from peasants to nobles and mythical creatures.

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The Real Deal on Celebrating a Traditional Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Cinco de Mayo is one of the most recognized Mexican holidays in the United States. Tacos, liquor, streamers, and piñatas fill bars and restaurants for a guaranteed night of celebration and possibly a morning of regret. However, through all the festivities it becomes lost on many that Cinco de Mayo is not widely celebrated by Mexicans in Mexico. Don’t worry though, we’ve answered all your questions below about celebrating a traditional Cinco de Mayo!...

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Sock Hops and Having Fun 50s Style

Everything You Wanted to Know About Sock Hops and Having Fun 50s Style

You have probably heard of a sock hop, but if you’re looking to attend one or perhaps host your own sock hop party, you’re going to need to know a few things. We love parties with a focus on dressing up, so keep reading for tips on what to wear to a sock hop, what kind of music to play and party games for a sock hop. It’s good to be well-informed so you can rock around the clock like a pro!

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The Best Historical Costumes in Movies and TV Shows

Best Historical Costumes from Movies and TV

While movies and TV shows are primarily a form of entertainment, there’s usually more to take away from them. Some offer strong or subtle political messages. Others can be seen as a loose adaptation of real-life events. But movies and TV can also provide an example of what history was like during the time they were set. While it can be difficult to say how accurate the character portrayals were, we usually have a good idea of the clothing that was worn during those periods. So here are our favorite movies and TV shows with the most historically-accurate costumes.

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Northern Invasion: A Complete Viking Costume Guide

Vikings Costume Guide

When you think of Vikings, what comes to mind? You most likely think of big, powerful warriors with intimidating weapons and helmets ready for a fight. And you’re probably picturing a big group of them on a big ship coming to raid villages. During the Viking Age centuries ago, these Scandinavian warriors made a name for themselves by invading and taking over parts of Northern Europe. Like pirates, they come from the water and attack in their process of taking prisoners, acquiring goods, and taking over territories. Another thing Vikings have in common with pirates is that they make for great Halloween costumes. Want to figure out which Viking garb is the best fit for you? Sound your Gjallarhorn and take a look below for the complete guide to Viking costumes.

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