Showgirl Halloween Costume
When thinking about the 1800s glitz, glam, and sex appeal may not be top-of-mind. Chances are images of Victorian architecture, elaborately dressed royals, and thriving upper-class entertainment like symphonies and art galleries come up. Or possibly the darker side of all that. Dingy establishments haunted by hard-working men and women, or worse, Jack the Ripper. It might be surprising then, to learn showgirls got their start in the late 1800s. They filled cabaret halls like the Moulin Rouge with song, dance, and sensuality. Then Vegas casinos with over-the-top costume and short shows to keep patrons entertained between main acts. And finally, the talented performers became the stars! Iconic from head to toe for more than just their glittering skirts and feathered crowns.
But that’s what you’re here for, the costumes! And we’ve got you covered! Whether you’re looking to dress like the vintage glamoramas of France or planning a Neo-Burlesque revue of your own, our selection of showgirl and burlesque costumes and accessories will help your vision come to life! Continue reading this short guide to learn about some of our favorite costume options, from exclusives to essentials, and how you can put each to good use!
There is one very important reason someone would want to dress as a showgirl for Halloween. The costumes are incredible! They also offer huge variety. But with a history as long and rich as these performers have, that makes sense. Though, it doesn’t make deciding which style of showgirl dress to wear any easier. Luckily, you’ve stuck with us! And we’re here to break down the difference between one sexy showgirl costume and another showgirl costume with feathers so, you can pick the perfect performance-ready ensemble!
Saloon Girl Costume
Saloon gals were some of the first American showgirls. They kept the Old West friendly and full of color, to put it simply. And their song, dance, conversation, and dress cemented them in the otherwise male-dominated culture. Try the western style for your own with this exclusive saloon girl costume. The red satin ensemble will have you feeling like the star of the show from the moment you zip it up. And paired with cowboy boots or a friend in cowboy costume you’ve got even more story to tell!
Vegas Showgirl Costume
From the saloon we travel to Las Vegas where perhaps the most iconic showgirls rose to fame. In the notorious gambling town, saloon girl style turned into elaborate costume and eventually, scant outfits dripping in accessories. But whether flushed out peacock dress or pasties and a skirt, the alluring ensembles did what they needed to: hold people’s attention. And what started as a sideshow became headliner. Take center stage and command the spotlight for yourself by shopping all our jaw-dropping costumes!
Plus Size Saloon Girl Costume
Looking for a costume that adequately supports all your assets? We’ve got the elegant, elaborate, and sexy plus size costumes to fulfill that request! Try this exclusive saloon girl costume available in sizes up to 4X. Thoughtful designing promises to have you looking and feeling as confident as the women that helped build the west. And whether paired with separately sold black opera gloves for a sophisticated Halloween or worn to raise the ultimate old timey zombie costume idea from the dead, its sure to serve you well!
Showgirl outfits vary greatly. We’ve toured a couple of saloon girl costumes together and introduced the shine and color of Vegas showgirls. Even hinted at wearing less as more for your performance ensemble. Now we address the complete opposite with this saloon girl costume. Keep it simple and classic with just the included pieces. Turn the entertainer into a cowgirl with the necessary accessories—a hat, holster, maybe a hobby horse! Or take it even further with theatrical wings that complement the color but turn this caterpillar into a butterfly!
Burlesque Halloween Costumes
Commonly, the word burlesque calls forth images of scantily clad dancers draping themselves across a grand piano set in a low-lit, smoke-filled room. But burlesque is way more than meets the eye. From dramatic performances intended to caricature classic literature to the striptease, there’s lots to learn and draw from the artform. So, whether you’re looking to be the risqué version of Alice in Wonderland’s Queen of Hearts or to channel your inner cabaret character with vintage burlesque costume ideas, our selection is here to help. Come! Explore the possibilities with us!
Burlesque left less to the imagination than societal dress from the start. Short skirts and bustier were common wardrobe for characters being played, which makes it easy to see how things went from being thought immodest to embracing outfits that occasionally excluded clothes entirely. But you’re here for costumes, which means garments! Start with our posh bunny look. The simple leotard and skirt pair comes with bunny ears but leaves you free to create! So, parody whatever you see fit! From fairytales to historical events, our accessories can help.
As we mentioned, burlesque outfits weren’t really about full coverage. But that doesn’t mean every cabaret act was standing starkers on stage. And that’s why the image of an elegant, though seductively dressed performer exists when thinking about burlesque, especially with vintage burlesque styles. Become that glittering singer with this exclusive 1920s costume gown! Floor length and made to shimmer like a facetted diamond, the deep-V dress only needs you and maybe a fascinator to be stage-ready!
When the sultry singer strolls off stage, its time for the dancer to step up. Reveal a little more leg, a touch more sass, and put on a show of your own in this sexy Parisian costume! The multi-piece ensemble comes with everything you need to dress for the role. And with versatile pieces like the adjustable mini skirt and optional sleevelets and fingerless gloves, this showy Halloween costumes lets the wearer take their performance wherever they want. Just don’t forget a glitzy pair of fishnet stockings to emphasize strong legs!
Plus Size Burlesque Costume
Rounding out our tour through burlesque dress is this tantalizing number that’s sure to have you coming back for more! From our 1920s costume selection, this plus size sheath dress is a perfect balance between sexy and sophisticated. Dark red and black sequins create a glistening ombre effect that’s as mysterious as any lounge singer would want. But paired with the short hemline and thin shoulder straps, there’s a revealing quality that every burlesque costume needs. Even better? This stylish costume can be worn time and again as showgirl, flapper, or Bonnie thief!