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How would you and your partner like to dress up as the infamous gangster couple from the 1930s, turning out as the famous robbers is going to turn a few heads at any fancy dress costume event or Halloween party.
There’s a bunch of ideas here for dressing like the lovers of each other and crime from the great depression era . As well as the images on the page for costume ideas, you can view nine pages of Bonnie and Clyde costumes, for boys and girls men and women of all sizes and ages from the Bonnie and Clyde era. Click Here
If you are thinking on dressing as Clyde Barrow then any gangster suit pinstripe or other would be ideal. And for Bonnie Parker you can wear any flapper dress fit from the 20s. Top the outfit off with the appropriate make up, and choose any of the shoes , boots or hats from the 20`s, and bags to match and your good to go. Bonnie and Clyde costumes ideas
For other 1920`s gangster outfits ,Al Capone or Scarface spring to mind, and a big hit for this year seems also to be the massive mobster adult costume.
The flapper minis are a big hit with Bonnie Parker fans and they come in a great range of new colors for 2011, the hot pink child costume is selling like hot cakes this year. Click Flapper Fancy Dress to see all the flapper outfits that are available, from child to plus size flapper there are seven pages to choose from.
The gangster costumes for men and boys are abundant with 9 pages there are great choices for all ages and sizes available. From boys and girls Bonnie and Clyde costumes ideas right up-to adult plus size. I hope you have enjoyed browsing here, and that if you find the costume for your party or special event, then please post on this blog and tell me of your experience, what happened when you all went out dressed for Halloween etc.
More about Bonnie and Clyde.
Bonnie Parker (October 1, 1910 – May 23, 1934) and Clyde Barrow (March 24, 1909 – May 23, 1934) were well known outlaws, robbers and criminals who, with their gang, traveled the Central United States during the Great Depression. Their exploits captured the attention of the American public during what is sometimes referred to as the “public enemy era” between 1931 and 1934. Though known today for his dozen-or-so bank robberies, Barrow in fact preferred to rob small stores or rural gas stations. The gang is believed to have killed at least nine police officers and committed several civilian murders. The couple themselves were eventually ambushed and killed in Louisiana by law officers. Their reputation was cemented in American pop folklore by Arthur Penn’s 1967 film Bonnie and Clyde.
Even during their lifetimes, the couple’s depiction in the press was at considerable odds with the hardscrabble reality of their life on the road, particularly in the case of Parker. Even though she was physically present at a hundred or more felony crimes during her two years as Barrow’s companion, she was not the machine gun-wielding cartoon killer portrayed in the newspapers, newsreels, and, particularly, the pulpy detective magazines of the day. Gang member W. D. Jones was unsure whether he had ever seen her fire at officers. Parker’s reputation as a cigar-smoking gun moll grew out of a playful snapshot found abandoned by police at a hideout, released to the press, and published nationwide; while she did chain-smoke Camel cigarettes, she was not a cigar smoker.
Author-historian Jeffexplains that it was these very photos that put the outlaws on the media map and launched their legend: “John Dillinger had matinee-idol good looks and Pretty Boy Floyd had the best possible nickname, but the Joplin photos introduced new criminal superstars with the most titillating trademark of all—illicit sex. Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker were young and unmarried. They undoubtedly slept together—after all, the girl smoked cigars…. Without Bonnie, the media outside Texas might have dismissed Clyde as a gun-toting punk, if it ever considered him at all. With her sassy photographs, Bonnie supplied the sex-appeal, the oomph, that allowed the two of them to transcend the small-scale thefts and needless killings that actually comprised their criminal careers.