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I am stuck between a couple ideas this year...

Option 1: I really like the idea of a prohibition/speakeasy theme. Would love the decor for the house but I can't figure out costumes that are not a flapper/gangster. We did flapper/gangster a couple years ago... Are there any other good costume ideas that go with this theme? I was thinking something along the lines of Bonnie and Clyde but they didn't come until after prohibition ended.

Option 2: A gypsy theme. For myself, I am thinking something homemade, very bohemian and flowy. However, I can't think of anything for the hubby. The ones that come up when I google remind me of a pirate? Thoughts?

My fallback idea is the traditional asylum. I am thinking dead doctor and killer patient but I don't know if this theme is too overdone.
 

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We're also doing a speakeasy theme, I'm thinking of being a dead speakeasy waitress & the hubs is going to be a Peaky Blinder
 

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These are two of my favorite aesthetics!

I recommend checking bellydance website for good gypsy-inspired clothing. Some of them even have mens' clothing (you might need to go digging for it, but it's there).
bellydance.com
magicalfashions.com
moondancebellydance.com
missbellydance.com
 

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Or combine the two ideas! Be a prohibition-era gypsy. Mata Hari died before prohibition began, but you could do something along those lines. The "Oriental dancer" would have been a common sight in clubs in the 20s.

Or 1920s asylum, along the lines of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.
 

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For the Prohibition/Speakeasy theme, you could ask everyone to dress Black Tie. That's just a fancier version of dressing up, and it's not flapper/gangster! :)

When I think of gypsies, I think of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. It's almost circus-y or like a jester?
 

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I like the prohibition time period idea as it is unusual. Instead of the gangster/flapper style look that was more suited to the upper classes why not go for the more working class look. The long dresses, hats look and of the womens Temperance Group or the more modern working class womens look, for the men the flat cap look or even the old style policemen that tried to control it. There's a few pics below for ideas, you could use the banners, barrels, and crates in your decor:)

People Album cover Family Carriage Horse Coachman Horse and buggy Vehicle Standing History Gentleman White-collar worker Team Event History
 

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Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were active 1932 - 1934. Prohibition ended in 1933. So, a prohibition theme would fit that style perfectly. I admit having a soft spot or that theme, since my family ran speakeasies and casinos during the period.
 
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