Music and its effect on the costumes industry

November 12th, 2012

The fashion and music industries have always gone hand in hand. The music industry would always cause great interest in the fashion industry. Music artists do their work in such a way that they implement their personalities not only in their tunes, but also in the way they dress and in the way they convey dress sense. Their music and fashion both complimented each other generously and that is why to this day they are still well known.
Singers like Bob Marley, the Beatles, Paul McCartney and many others had their own unique fashion sense just like their music.

Their music and fashion was different from each other’s but in some way they were all the same. They all had that exquisite taste and uniqueness in them that brought people closer to their music and the closer people came to their music, they grew closer to their fashion as well. People wanted to look like their idols, so they started imitating them. In this way the music industry completely changed the fashion industry in the 1970’s period. This is why the 1970’s is known as the most revolutionary era of fashion.

The costume and fashion industry exploded with amazing styles like bell bottom pants, tank tops, platform shoes, afro hairdos, go-go boots, floral prints, bright coloured clothes and many other incredulous designs. All these costumes and designs were inspired by world famous stars that blended the hippie look into the 70’s. These designs were so simple and casual and yet they were also the most stylish designs of the time. The designs were so unique and original that they spread not only in Britain but also in the entire Europe. These designs can still be seen among us. If we were to look close enough we would see the resemblance in the new fashion and in the old fashion of the 1970’s. The fashion of the 70’s isn’t the only thing that lasted to this day but the people that brought these styles to us and started our fascination in the era. So our celebration of costumes of people from the past continues with ever increasing amounts being spent on the industries updates of all these classics, including the Johny Depp’s pirate costume from his movies.

How to create your own pirate costume look

February 21st, 2012

If you are the type of person who is handy with a sewing machine and really enjoys making your own creations, then here is a simple guide to making up a pirate costume.
Following these steps allows you to be highly creative in how you design the outfit and gives you great latitute in adding in all those glittering accessories you see in costume stores.

Let’s start with the trousers. These are best chosen in black with a close fit, not too baggy or tight.
If, on he other hand, you really want a baggy look then we suggest cutting the leg off at the knee and making rough cuts at the hems so as to acquire a well worn look.

Kitting out a pirate costume for a lady on the other hand, simply buy a black skirt. A long length will let you go along the peasant look. If you are loookng to creat a sexy outfitm then a short skirt wouls be more suitable. Again, do some rough cutting at them hem for that old worn out look.

For the top let’s go for a shirt with long sleeves, not to fussy or formal.A baggy fit here is best and much more traditional.
Undo the top buttons. Fort extra effect dirty up the shirt and apply a few small tears. A ferw ruffles on the collar would add a real touch of authenticity to your pirate costume
To create a suitable vest, choose black or red and be sure to avoid any patterns as something of recent origin will look odd.

Special Touches to Make Your Pirate Costume a Hit on the High Seas

July 19th, 2011

Maybe you’re purchasing your pirate costume or creating it for yourself, a few and thoughtful extras will highlight you at your party. If you really want to make a splash this year’s Halloween party remember these valuable little pointers, and people will see what a true buccaneer you really are.

Pirates have never given any thought to hygene. Not surpising when you are living on the high seas fending for your very life . Hygene and health don’t seem to matter very much. It simply is not feasible to squeeze in a bathing session amid swashbuckling times. So here is how to take your pirate costume to the next level and avoid paying out your valuable doubloons and dirtying it up a little. Actual dirt works well. Just pop outside to your garden and grab a handful of soil or mud to smear on your clothes, face and hair.

If you’re simply too well refined to use real dirt, buy some dark face paint at any local costume shop. For a cheaper option, powdered chocolate works well. Just pick up a tin of dried chocolate milk mix at your local grocery store. Dust a some of it over your clothes and face. The powdered chocolate option is great for hair, because it washes out more easily than dirt or oil-based paints. Any of these options are likely to stain your clothes, but a real pirate has more important things to do than laundry, anyway.

Since Pirates don’t care much for showers, think about how they feel going to the dentist. A true captain of the high seas wears his or her gnarly smile with pride. Take a look down the aisles of your local costume retailer for non toxic paint that can be used on your nashers.

Another option are low cost plastic gold teeth caps, (because they are not really gold!!) to be found in the pirate costume section. With these, you can show off your success at pillaging booty. It is not just any pirate that can wear these. Only rich pirate boys and girls have the cash for gold capped teeth.

For an extra special touch, make sure your pirate costume includes the seafarer’s most noble companion: the parrot. Buy an inexpensive stuffed toy one, and fasten it on your shoulder with a hook and loop product maybe like Velcro. You could always stitch it to your costume, but these sorts of fasteners can be bought with adhesive backing. This method requires no sewing skills, and guarantees that you can simply take off the parrot if necessary.

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