Between 1920 and 1933, Prohibition spawned speakeasies and wild parties like in The Great Gatsby, and the young, fun-loving women known as flappers favored shorter skirts and bob haircuts. Prohibition and the Depression also led to a boom in gangsters (and the sassy gangster molls who rode shotgun). Complete your 1920s costume with our accessories, wigs, toy tommy guns, garter guns, feather headbands, feather boas, flapper necklaces, cigarette holders, fishnet pantyhose and more!
- Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan from The Great Gatsby (The F. Scott Fitzgerald novel and American classic about the decadence of the Prohibition era was published in 1925.)
- Daring aviators like Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart captured the world's imagination during the 1920s and 30s.
- Alfalfa and Darla (Little Rascals, also known as Our Gang, began in 1922)
- Silent film stars of the 20s and stars of the "talkies" in the 30s, like Clara Bow, Jean Harlow, Marlene Dietrich, Louise Brooks, Anita Page, Theda Bara and Carole Lombard. So glamorous!
- President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt (the only president and first lady to serve four terms, 1933 to 1945)
- Shirley Temple and Sailor, Pilot, Daddy, Bo Jangles or Civil War Soldier
(Shirley was a child star who acted in more than 40 movies in the 1930s and had many notable co-stars your partner could dress up as!)
- Popeye and Olive Oyl (Flapper Olive was created in 1919 and her "sailor man" a few years later)
- Babe Ruth (famous American Major League baseball player from 1914 to 1935)
- Bonnie and Clyde (A notorious outlaw couple killed in 1934 after a crime spree)
- Flapper and Gangster
- Snow White and Prince, Dwarves, Woodsman or Evil Queen (the famous Disney version of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves was released in 1937)
- Wizard of Oz Costumes - Dorothy and Tin Man, Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion, Wicked Witch, Glinda, Wizard or Toto (the famous film The Wizard of Oz was released in 1939)
- Little Orphan Annie and Daddy Warbucks, Miss Hannigan or even Sandy the Dog! (the Little Orphan Annie comic first appeared in 1924)
- Zorro (The character was created in 1919.)
- Betty Boop (The curvacious Betty is a sexy cartoon character created in the 1930s)
- Cabaret singers and dancers (In the U.S., clubs reached their peak of popularity in 1920s Chicago. The musical Cabaret is set in 1931.)