What are some easy last-minute DIY 70s costume ideas?
Are you scrambling to put together a last minute Halloween costume? Look no further than the groovy and iconic fashion of the 1970s! With a few simple DIY tricks, you can transform into a bell-bottom wearing, big-haired disco queen or king in no time.
First up, let’s talk about the quintessential 70s fashion piece: the bell-bottom pant. If you don’t already have a pair in your closet, head to a thrift store and try to find a pair of flared jeans or pants that fit snugly around your hips and thighs before flaring out below the knees. If needed, you can hem them to the desired length with some scissors and fabric glue. Pair your pants with a flowy, multicolored blouse, or a tight-fitting turtleneck and vest combo. Think bold patterns and bright colors.
Now for the hair. The 70s were all about big, voluminous locks for both women and men. If you don’t have time to style your own hair, invest in a curly wig and tease it out for added volume. Add some colorful hair accessories like headbands, scarves, or clips to really help you stand out.
Accessories are key in pulling off any costume, and the 70s were no exception. For women, try a pair of oversized hoop earrings or layered necklaces. Men can rock aviator sunglasses and a thick chain necklace for a touch of disco flair. Don’t forget to add some platform shoes or boots to really complete the look.
Finally, let’s talk makeup. For women, a bold lip and smokey eye combo were very popular in the 70s. Opt for a bright red or deep purple lip color, and use a dark eyeshadow to smoke out your lids. Men can also get in on the makeup game with a little bit of eyeliner or metallic eyeshadow to give their look some edge.
With a little creativity and some key fashion pieces, you can easily pull off a sensational 70s costume. So, put on your best disco playlist and get ready to boogie down in style. Happy Halloween!