Celebrate the Turbulent '30s with our 1930s costume looks from Candy Apple Costumes. Our costumes are anything but threadbare, allowing you to be a bootlegger, a bank robber or Betty Boop at unmatched quality. You can also be a dashing Charles Lindbergh or Amelia Earhart and soar across the sky in an aviator costume. You won't find a bigger collection of '30s-era costumes in children's, adult and plus-size adult styles.
A number of pop culture icons were born in the 1930s that remain relevant today. So go retro at that next Cosplay party or ComicCon with our vintage Snow White, Little Orphan Annie, Popeye and Olive Oyl costumes. We can outfit your family or friends as the Marx Brothers, characters from the Wizard of Oz or a barbershop quartet. Swing for the fences as Babe Ruth, or be a loyal gangster's moll in one of our sultry gangster Halloween costumes.
We're famous for our couples costume collections. Play Bonnie and Clyde, FDR and Eleanor or Charlie Chaplin and Paulette Goddard. Visit our blog posts for terrific ideas on how to dress up like Chaplin's "Tramp." You could also pick up his and hers cabaret costume sets and always be ready for your next big musical number. From vintage looks in hats to '30s-era shoes, we've got great accessories to add a perfect flourish. You'll find a number of other great 1930s costume ideas in our Aviator Costumes, Charlie Chaplin Costumes, President Roosevelt Costumes, Gangster Costumes and Newsboy Costumes sections. All of our 1930s costumes and accessories ship for free when your order exceeds $75.
1930's Costume Ideas
The stock market crash of 1929 put an end to the carefree decade of flapper fun, but not to the gangsters or their molls. The Great Depression - along with the continuing Prohibition of liquor until 1934 - ushered in an era of bootleggers, bank robbers, and gangland crime. But it was a great time for the movies, when "talkies" overtook silent films at the box office, and big new movie stars like Bette Davis and Judy Garland replaced actors who couldn't make the transition to movies with sound. World War II loomed on the horizon, and pilots like Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart made headlines with their record-breaking flights. Meanwhile, people fell in love with the outlaws Bonnie and Clyde, whose romance - and murderous crime spree - was splashed across newspaper front pages across the United States.
Barbershop quartets waned in popularity after the 1910s but experienced a revival in the 1930s. Their brightly striped jackets, straw boater hats, and close harmony singing made them popular all over again!
"The Tramp" and "The Gamine" - Charlie Chaplin was a big movie star in the silent films of the 1920s and refused to make talkies when they first started in the 30s. Dress up as Charlie Chaplin's most famous character "The Little Tramp" in a black mustache, tuxedo tailcoat, derby hat, and a cane. (Check out our blog post How to Dress Up Like Charlie Chaplin's The Tramp for more suggestions.) Make it a couple costume when you dress up as Chaplin's glamorous co-star and girlfriend Paulette Goddard, a former Ziegfield Follies girl who played "The Gamine" in Chaplin's famous 1936 film Modern Times.
Daring aviators like Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart captured the world's imagination during the 1920s and 30s. Don a leather jacket, aviator goggles, and a scarf to dress up as either of these daredevil pilots.
The Marx Brothers - Chico, Harpo, Groucho, Gummo and Zeppo - were a family comedy act who rose to mega-stardom in the 1930s. Dress up as Groucho with dark eyebrows, mustache, a cigar and silly glasses.