Marilyn Monroe CostumeIt’s that time of year again. Halloween is coming up and if you are at all like me you know that searching for a Halloween costume is not fun. Searching for a Halloween costume can be a long, dull task that costs time and money in return for just a few hours of fun for one night out of the year. Yet I still wouldn’t mind it if I could be sure to come up with a Halloween costume that was original, thoughtful and fun. Are you in the same boat? Well, have you considered 50’s costume ideas?

Some of the reasons I like 50’s costume ideas is that they give you options so you can stand apart from the crowd. Also, a good 50’s costume won’t cost you an arm and a leg.

Now don’t get me wrong, the 50’s costume is not new. There have been 50’s costumes out there for a long time – the poodle skirt with saddle shoes costume or the greaser, the soda jerk or the nerd. In fact, I have found that it is indeed rare to go to a Halloween party and not see someone dressed in one of these famous 50’s costumes. That’s precisely why I will be avoiding them.

Here are some great tips for 50’s costumes.

One of the best places to start for 50’s costume ideas is celebrities from the 1950’s. In fact, this is a phenomenal place to start, particularly for the 1950’s because the 1950’s ushered in a whole new wave of celebrity focus and adoration in the United States. Some popular 50’s icons include Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, and James Dean. Start with that idea and you’ll come up with a really good 50’s costume.

While dressing as a celebrity in the era of the 1950’s may be a good enough idea, let’s take it one step further. Why not take your chosen 50’s celebrity and dress up as a famous character the celebrity played in a movie from the 1950’s? That could make the difference between a good 50’s costume and a great 50’s costume.

Coming up with 50’s costume ideas is not difficult. It may take a little bit of thought, effort and some time – but it can also save you money and, most importantly, result in one of the best costumes at your Halloween function.