Gangster films like The Godfather and Goodfellas have always drawn crowds at the cinema. This has contributed to gangster outfits becoming some of the most popular choices at fancy dress parties. Iconic 1920s gangster fancy dress outfits are ideal for both men and women, and are great fun to wear.
Dressing like a 1920s gangster is simple. All you need is a pin stripe suit, some braces and a black or white tie. Fancy dress accessories like the following can also be used to finish off and perfect the look:
Designed to be worn over shoes, white spats help to create that iconic 1920s gangster look. They are easily fastened with an elastic strap so can be worn with any of your existing pairs of shoes. However, a pair of black brogues will look best with the rest of your gangster outfit
- Spiv Moustache
Donning a spiv moustache will help complete your gangster look and help you get into character. If you have a steady hand, you can draw one on with face paints. However, using a self-adhesive moustache is likely to be simpler and look more effective.
- Trilby Hat
What gangster outfit would be complete without a trilby hat? Even if you don’t wear any other accessories, your outfit will scream ’1920s gangster’ when you finish it off with a trilby. Your hat can be as elaborate as you like; either a simple black plastic accessory or an elaborate felt hat with a feather. Either way, it will finish off your outfit perfectly.