Costume Ideas

Flapper Costume Ideas

To understand the true spirit of the Roaring 20's, flapper style, you need to first understand a bit about what was happening that influenced the behaviour, and in a sense, rebellion of every day people. World War I had come to an end, and with it, the economy and people in general were beginning once [...]


Costume Ideas for The Mysterious Affair At Stirling Hall

Because The Mysterious Affair at Stirling Hall is designed to be played in the Regency (Georgian), Victorian or Edwardian era, the first step to deciding your costume is to find out from your host the era for which he or she are aiming. Regency (think Jane Austen) costumes are very different than that of the [...]


1960’s Madison Avenue Advertising Era Murder Mystery Party Costume Ideas

If you have been invited to a 1960's theme party or The Ad Man Murder Mystery Party, no doubt you may be wondering what you should wear to suit the era. Let's take a look at the fashion of the 1960's - specifically the early 60's - to help you plan the perfect costume to [...]


1950s Vintage Hollywood Glamour Party Theme Costume Ideas

There were two eras associated with the 1950's - the Hollywood Glamour era in the early 1950's and the "Nifty Fifties" time frame that happened later in the decade. Murder at the Bourbon Club takes place at the start of the decade in the glamour era. Think Frank Sinatra, not Elvis Prestley, L.A. Confidential, not [...]


More Halloween Costume Ideas – The “Sexy” Phenomenon

"Halloween is the one night a year when girls can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it." - Mean Girls Call me old-fashioned, but I've always loved the spooky side of Halloween. More than once my husband has said to me, "No, Leigh, we're not stopping at another [...]


Halloween Costume Suggestions from Shot In The Dark Mysteries!

Today marks 2-weeks until the big day! Halloween is just around the corner. For true enthusiasts, costumes and haunts have been in production since November 1st of last year. For those who are less "devoted", the costume dilemma is number three on the "ah crap, why did I wait so long?" list, trailing only behind [...]