’70s Halloween costumes are about color & fun. Think of The Brady Bunch and Saturday Night Fever. Have fun & experiment with these ideas!
’70s fashion trends focused on fun and color, so your Halloween outfit should reflect this! The seventies saw a mix of styles. From late sixties fashions continuing into the seventies, new trends emerged. Movies and television that came out in the 1970s also played a huge part in creating the fashions.
Pick a theme whether its Disco or Charlie’s Angels and accessorize! The seventies saw a lot of accessories such as chains, sunglasses, and headwear that will make your outfit stand out among the crowd.
Basics of 1970s Fashion for Halloween Costumes
The seventies was a mix of skirt lengths from minis to maxis and every length in-between.
High necklines were popular especially on maxi style dresses when worn in the evening.
Women wanting a change from dresses often chose to wear catsuits in the seventies and often the neckline came in a halter neck style.
Flared trouser suits reached new popularity in the seventies, they were often found in pastel colors such as blues and apple green.
The seventies also saw disco fashion become popular, especially after the movie release of Saturday Night Fever. Lycra, sequins, hot pants, and stretchy jumpsuits all became popular pieces on the dance floor.
Both the TV character Marcia Brady from The Brady Bunch and movie actor John Travolta were copied celebrities when it came to fashion.
A trend that followed the seventies from the late sixties was the hippie look made even more popular by TV show The Brady Bunch. Flares, tie-dyed tees, headbands, and fringe stayed around becoming the style of the youth generation.
A key footwear style in the 1970s was the platform shoe. However also popular were white go-go boots, which were often made in PVC material.
1970s Halloween Costume Ideas
- Jumpsuits in colorful shades, metallic spandex or loud patterns.
- White Saturday Night Fever inspired suit, think big collars and flares.
- Mini dresses in an A-line style with go-go boots.
- Pimp disco suit.
- Sequined hot pants or flared trousers.
- Hippy Costumes.
Essential ’70s Accessories:
- Afro wig
- White sunglasses
- Platform wedges
- Go-go boots
- Floral/swirl printed headband
- Peace and Love sign necklaces
Dressing inspired by the seventies can be as colorful as you like, it really does feel like playing dress up as costumes can get outrageous!