DIY Decades Costumes

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Decade costumes can be a fun, easy and creative way to do Halloween in style! Whether you prefer to go for the glamour and romance of the swinging 20s, get your 70s groove on or party like it’s 1999, you can put your decades costume together by combining your own wardrobe with pieces from your local Buffalo Exchange.

1920s: Swing Into the Jazz Age

Maille is feeling jazzy in this Great Gatsby-inspired look! We styled her in a beautifully beaded drop-waist dress and accessorized it with a cigarette holder, vintage hair piece and vintage pearl necklace. To up the swing factor even further, add a beaded purse and heels.

Buffalo Exchange Philadelphia 20s DIY Flapper costume Halloween

1970s: Get Your Groove On

Brooke’s rocking major 70s vibes in a cropped yellow crochet tank, A-line denim skirt, yellow rock-star sunnies and embroidered leather clogs. Flared jeans and fringe anything would also work well here. To beat the chill on Halloween night, try layering with a fringe jacket or bomber and a lightweight scarf.

Buffalo Exchange Halloween Philadelphia 70s costume

1990s: My So-Called Costume

Callie and Seth look too cool for school in these 90s-inspired outfits! We styled Callie in a long floral dress, flannel shirt and combat boots for that grungy My So-Called Life look. Seth is going for Saved By The Bell in a bright printed button-up, backwards cap and light-wash denim jacket. So rad!

Buffalo Exchange Philadelphia 90s costume DIY Halloween

Need help getting your decades on? Come visit us this Friday and Saturday! One of our Costume Stylists will help you put together an absolutely decadent last-minute look.