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    Default Ghosts of Hollywood Past

    Heya all,

    So it's that time of year again, countdown is on to crunch time!
    This year I'm doing 'Ghosts of Hollywood Past' so come dressed as a past (passed away) celebrity.

    I had thought to do Marrilyn, but was thinking it was a little overdone. Any suggestions for a classic, old school, but recognisable idea? I'd love to do Audrey Hepburn, but she's soooooo skinny. Or Grace Kelly, but dont think she has an iconic enough dress.

    Cheers for any suggestions!

    xx
    You can't be that good a person and well adjusted ~ House, on Cameron xx

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    I agree that Marilyn has been overdone, but how about a Hollywood actress in one of her most famous roles? I'm thinking Gloria Swanson from Sunset Blvd. or Liz Taylor as Cleopatra. Maybe Joan Crawford and you could scold people about using wire coat hangers.

    I think another direction that could be cool would be doing a black-and-white or silent era star like Clara Bow or Myrna Loy. The person might not be recognizable, but you could do something creative and design your whole costume and make-up in black, white, and shades of grey. If you wanted to take the silent thing further you could make up some silent film title cards to carry around to interact with people.

    I'll let you know if I think of anything else. Have fun!

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    Ooo, some great ideas there!! Someone at work had suggested the Cleopatera thing, so maybe that would work.
    The silent film would be a great get up, but probly need to talk to people, being host and all ;-)

    Will keep thinking :-)
    You can't be that good a person and well adjusted ~ House, on Cameron xx

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    Bette Davis as Baby Jane?................of course you could always dress as a man, dead men are so much easier to be! LOL!

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    Lucille Ball was in many movies before she did I Love Lucy. Actually watched one last night on TCM "The Big Street"

    Maybe Betty Grable or Veronica Lake, Vivien Leigh from Gone With The Wind?

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    Marylin is overdone in the iconic white dress. how about choosing her from another movie role? Gentlemen Prefer Blondes opening scene is one I'd like to go for one day.
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    Not as iconic, but probably recognizable: Katherine Hepburn. She had the same classic hairstyle for quite a while, and you could wear a collared shirt and trouser pants...
    I've put more thought into my Halloween costume than my career.

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    I was gonna suggest Vivien Leigh from GWTW, but someone already did that so I'll go with Tippi Hedren in the birds.

    There's even a mass market one available but you could easily make one.
    http://www.costumekingdom.com/p-8225...ds-attack.aspx

    Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers, the best damn little band you should be listening to!
    http://azpeacemakers.com/

    "There are no mistakes, only happy little accidents." - Bob Ross

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    Ingrid Bergman from 'Casablanca', perhaps?
    'A mind of metal and wheels . . .'

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    Ooo such great ideas... knew I could rely on you guys. To be honest some of them I didnt know from the names, so will go look them up now! If you think of any more I'm still not settled on any one idea yet, but will definatly keep you poster :-)
    You can't be that good a person and well adjusted ~ House, on Cameron xx

 

 
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