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1920s Silent Film Movie Set Costume

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1920s Silent Film Movie Set Costume

Silent film movie set

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Photo #1 - Silent film movie set Photo #2 - Actress on film reel Photo #3 - Director Photo #4 - Close up of Makeup Photo #5 - Actress on film reel Photo #6 - Mysterious actress on film
Costume type:  Costumes for Couples
Category:Halloween Costumes

This homemade costume for couples entered our 2017 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Natasha, the '1920s Silent Film Movie Set' costume creator:

Here is our homemade costumes for my husband and myself to wear this Halloween. We love movies and decided to amp up a typical movie costume by portraying the original film movies. I am the “Actress on a film reel” and my husband is the “Director”.

Our clothing was purchased all at area thrift stores. He donned a newsboy cap, suspenders, pants, plaid scarf, dress shirt, costume mustache,and argyle socks. He also used a movie clapper and microphone that said director both purchased online from a costume website. He yelled “Cut! Action!” All night Long! It was really funny and the microphone really projects, so it grabbed everyone’s attention.

I wore a pin stripe blouse, glitter skirt, black gloves, pearl jewelry, grey nylons, boa, mary Janes, short black wig, sequin hat I owned. I made my headband from elastic, diamond rhinestone beads and glue, I made my feather fastener with feathers and gems. I did my makeup all grey scale style with clown makeup and black lipstick and eyeshadows to make me look like a black and white movie screen. I also added big fake eyelashes. My film reel prop was hand crafted out of translucent black office file folders cut up and white and black scrapbook paper. I used a ruler to align the black tick bars together and cut out white squares to glue them onto the film edges. Glued it all together with a glue gun. Took about nine hours to construct the film reel. I also made a dialogue board from a chalkboard easel I got at the craft store and used a white sharpie pen to write on it. My dialogue said “He’s my one true love!” I walked around hiding behind the film reel and pulled it down beneath my eyes to scare people. I didn’t speak.

We entered several contests at bars in town and won second place at a few of them. Everyone kept taking our pictures! Very unique and fun to wear. These two combined cost us $120 to create and put together. We really stole the show in these vintage movie costumes!

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#1 comment by Lou October 30, 2017

In a world where Halloween has become about how much skin you show and getting cookie cutter costumes it's nice to see such thought that went into these original costumes. Bet no one else out there had the same thing! Excellent

#2 comment by Amber October 31, 2017

Each year Natasha comes up with a great costume idea for her and her husband!
Awesome creativity, once again!

#3 comment by Natasha October 31, 2017

Thank u Amber and Lou! We really loved these unique one of a kind looks

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