Print out 70s fashion styles and inspire yourself to get creative

Most of the time selecting the right costume for a 70s fancy dress party can be difficult. We can make a better choice without any stress. Just take a trip down to your local store.

When you are developing your wardrobe it is easier to go into a costume shop and get a costume there and then with no delivery hassles. Much easier to select the right wig that will complete your costume for the party. Choosing the right costume is simplified when you can see a range of options and matching prices. No need to try and imagine what something would look like as you scan through web sites. Actually wearing the costume and its accessories is so much simpler. Does the wig match? Is the colour right? Does this neck scarf add or detract? Does this piece of jewellery add to the allure of the total outfit. Much easier to do this when you are in the physical store.

Also in any good store items are clearly marked with the price. So if you see something very striking from the 70s you can also do a quick check to make sure it is within your budget. You may be able to put something together much more cheaply than the shop itself. After all, the fashion industry is a buzz withy cheap add ons and pieces of clothing that when put together with some creativity, actually looks very attractive. We don’t need to leave it up the outfit maker to come up with ideas which we might know better ourselves.

Perhaps it never occurred to you that creating your look may be such an enjoyable and creative pursuit. But why not? We are inundated with fashion programs on tv showing hosts making up outfits by putting together things that we did not think of. If they can do it so can we. All we need to do is get into the mind set of the 70s and start looking for things to suit. And if you are in the right environment it is so much easier. The magazine or artwork showing the styles from this genre are easily found on the web. Print them out and take the along on your big day out.

How to Carve a Pumpkin for Halloween

Step by Step Guide on Pumpkin Carving

A carved pumpkin can illuminate a porch, add Halloween spirit to a garden, decorate a table or spruce up other indoor or outdoor areas with the halloween spirit. Fortunately, carving a pumpkin can be fun, rewarding and easy when you know how to do it. Before starting, create a comfortable work area, and place a bowl or trashcan nearby for discarding pumpkin pieces. These easy-to-follow steps will help you easily create a carved pumpkin.
Carve a pumkin for Halloween
Cutting the Pumpkin’s Top

Before carving your pumpkin, sketch a design or face on it. Include an area around the top of the pumpkin to cut, so it has a lid. Create an opening that will allow your hand to fit iside; this allows you to remove the pulp and seeds. A spoon, scoop or your hands, can clean the pumpkin’s interior. Scraping the interior along the sides can thin the pumpkin’s skin so that it is easier to cut your pumpkin’s face.

Use a small serrated knife in a saw-like motion to cut out a circular area around the pumpkin’s stem or top. Hold the pumpkin steady with one hand. Be careful to make sure your hands stay away from the moving knife. Loosen the top with the knife, and use your other hand to separate the top of the pumpkin from the gourd’s body.

Cutting the Eyes

Use a gentle sawing motion to cut out the eyes. When the first eye is fully carved, firmly push the carved piece towards the interior of the pumpkin. Follow the same procedure with the second eye. Use your hand to remove the eye pieces from the interior of the pumpkin, and place them in the bowl.

Cutting the Nose and Mouth

Cut the nose straight or on an angle. Loosen the nose with the knife, and push the nose out of the gourd with your hands. When you finish creating the nose, hold the pumpkin firmly with one hand while you use your other hand to cut the mouth with a large knife.

Remove the Mouth and Replace the Top

Push the mouth out of the pumpkin’s face using a knife or your fingers. Remove any pumpkin pieces from the interior. If desired, illuminate the pumpkin by placing a flashlight or electric candle inside. Put the lid on the pumpkin. Clean your work area. Choose an area to display your pumpkin.

Men’s 70s fashion represented in costumes of today

When it comes to costumes for men, there are not many choices available. Men today have taken a turn towards mixing and mingling different fashion trends such as vintage fashion and retro styling, trying to come up with something new to look hip, because for men there is mostly a suit or casual jeans and a shirt with a leather jacket.

So they embraced the casual style from the 70’s, also known as the hippie era. Loose shirts with ethnic prints of Mexico, India, the Far East, and other places on the hippie track were fairly popular. Over the years fashion trends for men haven’t changed much, there is a simple black suit with a dress shirt mostly white but now there are variations in the colour.

Thinking of the 70’s, there was perhaps more variation in the dress suit, the style back then was classic and made the men of that decade look unique. The dress coat in the 70’s had patterns on it, along with them were the famous bell bottoms, to compliment the look were the platform shoes or other ankle boots also known as dingo. In the 70’s the most famous style for men was the tuxedo which was worn by men a lot, the cheap colours like mauve, mint green or blue with ruffled shirts, which was not quite the look for men, but was in-fashion in the 70’s.

Fashion for men has always been precise, because with a little change in the trends a whole new look can be created.   In the 70’s, men usually dressed up as disco dancers, with shimmery shirts and high bell bottoms, but for the formal dressing they preferred high waist pants with printed patterns and full cuffs shirts, they also wore funky wigs, just for the sake of fashion trends back in the 70’s which were mostly hippie, it didn’t bother them because it made them look trendy even if they had to wear the frayed jeans with tie dye shirts and blouses.

There have been some poor results in every decade in fashion but people have always shown appreciation towards all sorts of funky and not so decent fashion ideas, they’ve worn them shown the world and have been adored by all. In short 70’s fashion was a great way to show off the freedom in your personality.

Charlie bear costumes

Here’s a fun idea of you’ve ever thought of dressing up your pet pooch in a teddy bear costume.
It’s been done a few times before with hilarious results. But depending on your dog, the results will always be unique.

teddy bear costumes

Teddy bear costumes

You get all sorts of funny things happening like arms waving about as if they are real.
The best way to video your dog is to have him run straight towards you . Then all you see is his face surrounded by the teddy costume. It really looks as if he has become the teddy.
Dogs make natural actors because they are so comical and completely unaware of how they look.
If you do decide to make your own costume, take cell phone video and post it up here. There’s sure to be someone who chips on with some ideas on how to actually make the costume using fabrics you could buy locally.
There no reason poochie should be left out of next year’s Halloween celebrations.
There’s a great new range of teddy bears in the UK called Charlie bears, and they’ve been very popular with buyers. They took the idea of making limited editions of each of the teddies they produce, categorically telling people there will only be 1,000 of this or that style. But take a look for yourself at the cuteness.