Saturday night we got all gussied up & went to a costume/birthday party for a friend. A 60's party.
Figuring most people would go the hippie loving route, we went the other direction, a la early 60's, complete with false eyelashes, black liquid eyeliner, an ascot, a permanent stink-eye, a fedora and a bouffant hairdo with LOTS of hairspray, one that was still going strong yesterday morning when I woke up.
In case it's not clear, the false eyelashes and bouffant were NOT part of Nick's costume ;)
Nick went so far as to shave his goatee - he figured he needed that clean close shave to pull off his look. WOW. He's had that goatee for the majority of the 15 years that we've been married, will take a little getting used to! I think he's maybe shaved it off only 2 or 3 times, and when that's happened, he usually starts growing it back within a few days.
We threw Nick's costume together really easily. A shirt from the DI (the local Salvation Army type store), the ascot we cut out from a super ugly woman's silk shirt and stuffed in his shirt and a fedora from Old Navy that was at least 2 sizes too small for his head, but worked since back then the hats set much higher on a man's head. Or at least that's what the pictures showed when we Googled 60's mens fashion.
My costume - all stuff that was in my closet. Bought the dress at Target a few summers ago because I loved the color and pattern. And black boots. Not necassarily GoGo boots, but when you walk into a 60's party wearing them, it works.
Our partners in crime for the night, our good friends Cary and Karen. Karen found their 'costumes' at a local store called Decades. If you're in Utah and looking for a great place for 'era' style clothing, it sounds like it's THE place to go.