Stars of a Bygone Age Costume Theme

Stars of a Bygone Age, is our fancy dress theme today, as we look back on two of the great stars of yesteryear:Film Star Fancy Dress The dancer, Gene Kelly, who was born on this day in 1912, (centenary celebrations next year?), and the actor Rudolph Valentino, who sadly died in 1926, at the age of just 31.  Nowadays, with every move that celebrities make being recorded in places such as Heat magazine, it’s difficult to realise that almost 100 years ago, the outpouring of grief by Valentino’s female fans at his demise in New York was on a similar scale as the tragic deaths of young stars today, such as that of singer Amy Winehouse last month.  Valentino was possibly best remembered for his role as The Sheik (1921), whilst ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ (1952) is probably Gene Kelly’s most memorable moment. The latter film  is rather lacking when it comes to costumes unless you’re into rainwear. Although we can do the 1950s look, something more dramatic could be called for. Alternatively there are a whole host of other stars (both living and dead) for you to choose from.

Here are just some of our costume ideas for Stars of a Bygone age to get your costume inspiration moving, find out what films these people are famous for and wear a costume that suits (for example: Elizabeth Taylor – Cleopatra Costume)…

  • Audrey Hepburn
  • John Wayne
  • Judy Garland – a chance to wear a Dorothy costume
  • Bette Davies
  • Humphrey Boggart
  • Ginger Rogers
  • Marlene Dietrich
  • James Dean
  • Mae West
  • Richard Burton
  • Doris Day
  • Marilyn Monroe
  • Rita Heyworth
  • Sophia Loren
  • Clark Gable
  • Charlie Chaplin
  • Laurel & Hardy
  • Brigitte Bardot
  • Errol Flynn
  • Vivien Leigh
  • Frank Sinatra
  • Elizabeth Taylor
  • Laurence Olivier
  • Kirk Douglas
  • Marlon Brando

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