Now, I have to admit, I just love dressing up as a punk, I was just a bit too young to be caught up in it during the 70s and early 80s, but certainly make up for lost time. In fact, if any of you watched Props & Frocks on BBC2′s The Fixer you would have seen me dressed up as a punk for our re-launch party (see image right).
Anyway, enough about me!
Punks are one of those costumes that you can put together very easily at home quite cheaply. Rip some old tee-shirts, and use some safety pins and chains to create a punky look. This can be repeated on old trousers, and other items of clothing as well.
What is great about a punk costume, is that there are no rules, you can basically wear what you want, wear any fancy dress wig, back comb your own hair, add some coloured hairspray and you have your own unique look.
Our punk accessories include: Spiked chokers, studded bracelets, fake body piercings, studded fingerless gloves, fishnet gloves, tights, punk wigs and loads more.
The first hundred days of the year over! Meanwhile today we celebrate the anniversary of a valuable item to all costumers or indeed anyone who wears clothes: It was upon this day in 1849 that Walter Hunt, who had already created a few other potentially useful objects such as a knife sharpener, patented his invention of a safety pin in America. Pins (or items having a similar purpose) had, of course, been around from early times, but Walter was apparently the first to solve the problem of protecting the point from prodding people. He actually sold his right to the patent in order to clear a debt, but his creation lives on as an essential item. Beyond its primary purpose, the safety pin also had its role to play in fashion history – where would the punk fashions of the 70s/80s have been without these vital pin props and, indeed, where would Liz Hurley now be had she not worn the now famous Versace safety-pin dress at the ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’ premiere in 1994?