Saturday, January 30, 2010

Hippie Fancy Dress - 5 Great Accessory Tips For Your Groovy 1960s Or 1970s Outfit

By Dan Fresh

There are not many cooler outfits to wear out there than a hippie fancy dress costume. This colourful, groovy 1960s or 1970s outfit looks equally great at costume parties or Carwash style night clubs. What is more, hippie fancy dress outfits are one of those types of costumes that you can make yourself, on a budget, and can still look pretty authentic.

Whether you decide to buy a hippie fancy dress outfit online or make one yourself, you are definitely going to need to purchase some cool accessories to make sure that your 1960s or 1970s outfit really does look the part. Below are my top cool tips to best accessorize your hippie fancy dress costumes for the upcoming party.

Cool Tip 1: Peace pendant and earrings

One of the most famous icons of the sixties and seventies, which was closely associated with the whole hippie movement during that time, is of course the peace pendant. This then is the must have accessory to go with your outfit, and the female hippies amongst you might even want to go for a peace pendant and earrings matching set.

Cool Tip 2: Heart shaped glasses

A pair of heart shaped glasses, with metal rims and coloured lenses, are a groovy accessory to go with your outfit. These are a great unisex item, but please make sure you match the colour of the glasses with the colour of your costume.

Cool Tip 3: Hippie wig

I find that wigs always make a huge difference with the overall look of your costume. There are some really great hairy wigs available for the male hippies, while the ladies may want to go for a long blonde wig with beads and braiding.

Cool Tip 4: Love child boots

This is one just for the female hippies amongst you, but a very important accessory nonetheless. A pair of yellow "love child" boots, with a flower cut-out pattern, will really transform your costume and give it that extra touch of authenticity.

Cool Tip 5: Hippie musical instruments

Finally, I find that a really cool accessory for both sexes is to choose one of the many types of hippie musical instruments that are available to purchase. My personal favourites are the peace tambourine and the inflatable bongo drums. These are the ideal accessory for any hippie costume and will make you feel like you are there grooving at Woodstock, all those years ago.

BONUS Tip: Where can you purchase these great value accessories for your groovy 1960s or 1970s outfit?

The Hippy Fancy Dress section of Fancy Dress UK has a wide range of 1960s and 1970s hippy fancy dress outfits and accessories to choose from. Have a look now - it's time to get groovy!

A Word Or Two About The Author

Dan Fresh is a lifelong fancy dress aficionado who regularly writes for the popular UK Fancy Dress website.

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1 comment:

  1. You'll find the largest selection of fancy dress outfits online including thousands of costumes for seasonal events as well as all year themes. Great range of party costumes and accessories and ensure you get them in time even if you are a little last minute placing your order. I'm sure the hippie fancy dress is available too.