Posts in the Historical Category

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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Vikings Makeup Tutorial

“I'm not going to stand here all day watching you try to be normal when you never will be.” These words were spoken by Ragnar Lothbrok, a Viking that was as ruthless as he was wise. Ragnar is the main protagonist of the hit television series Vikings. His wife and shield-maiden, Lagertha, is equally cunning and courageous, and we can’t wait to see more of her when season five continues this November! Are you ready to join their ranks? In anticipation for the rest of Vikings season five, we put together this DIY makeup tutorial to show you how to look like your favorite Viking heroes!

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Have a Roaring Halloween With These 1920s Outfits

Have a Roaring Halloween with these 1920s Outfits

Of all the Halloween costume ideas and themes there are, we think that the Roaring 20s is one of the best! What isn’t there to love?! The costumes are the bee’s knees: flapper-style dresses, gangster suits, beads, fringe, glitz and glam. What’s more, daddy-o, is that the 20s makes for a great party theme, too – all you need is a swingin’ jazz station on Spotify, a decadent Prohibition-era drink menu, and maybe some Charleston dancing lessons. While you’re busy planning your party, let us decide the most important part for you: the clothes. These 1920s outfits will help you look swell this October.

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