There's no need to 'make do and mend' if you are going out to a World War 2 or 1940s fancy dress event, as the choice of authentic costumes we have available is amazing. The 1940s is defined by the war, with every other person in a smart uniform and everyone pulling together for victory – exactly the spirit you'll create at a 1940's party!
This has to be one of the best eras for fancy dress, as the choice of 40's costumes is as great for men as women. We're talking uniforms here, and we have the full range. Who doesn't look dashing in a smart jacket with a chest full of medals and peaked cap?
Yes, sir! When it comes to our fabulous range of WW2 fancy dress, American GIs have the coolest uniforms - add authentic touches like silk stockings and chewing gum spilling out of your pockets. The Yanks may have been over-paid and over-sexed, but it was the RAF boys in blue who were the epitome of brave charm – and they also wore fantastic leather flying jackets. Don’t forget your goggles!
We have all the extras, such as owlish Captain Mainwaring glasses and baggy trousers - Dad’s Army-style. Don’t forget to Brylcreem your hair and stick on a squadron leader-style fake mustache for the fighter pilot look.
If you fancy something more relaxed, then a slick suit, trilby and pockets full of black market contraband will identify you as a draft-dodging spiv. Alternatively, pull on a long mac, turn up your collar and look shifty – just be careful you don’t get shot as a spy!
Women looking for authentic 1940's costumes can also pull off the uniform look with ease, and we have a great selection of sassy costumes with nipped-in jackets and fitted skirts.Fit-and-flare dresses were favorites with the Hollywood stars - and they are with us too. Make-up was full-on and classy. Bright red lipstick is essential, teamed with a porcelain skin and winged eyeliner. Set your hair on rollers or pin it up into a neat chignon.
Alternatively, take the easy route and cover it up with a red scarf, Rosy the Riveter style, teamed with our great Rosie outfit. Dungaree-wearing Land Girls worked the farms while the lads went to war – complete the look by hauling a spade around with you! You can also borrow ideas from WW1 costumes, such as nurses, if you want to look that little bit different.