Roaring 1920s Gangster Costumes
We’re offering you and your partner in crime a set of mobster outfits that will be absolutely perfect for that community play, Halloween or 1920s costume party coming up. Whether you plan to portray a gangster, a pimp, a wise guy, zoot suit dancer or a gun moll, the outfits featured below will fill the bill.
White Gangster Suit Outfit
Available in Adult Size Large only.
It may be flamboyant but it’s supposed to be. Here is a great White Gangster Suit outfit that will get you accolades from other party goers. The black and white stripe design on this double breasted jacket and pants gives the viewer a perfect picture of what you are pretending to be.
The black tie is a necessary accessory as is the hat. However, you do have to purchase the hat separately and it is easy to buy. Wear your own shirt and shoes and you are ready to go – unless you also buy that toy Tommy gun and set of brass knuckles to punctuate your wise guy presence. It wouldn’t hurt to buy a couple of big cigars to play around with, either. How about a bulging pocket of play money as well? Your date can wear a twenties flapper costume or dress like a gun moll. Although only one large size is available, it will fit a man up to 6’ tall. You can shorten the pant legs if you are of average height.
Gangster Moll 6 Outfit
Available in Adult Sizes, S, M, L, X-L
This is a killer costume, this Gangster Moll 6 Outfit that can also be purchased in plus sizes and in other colors like Black/Pink and Black/Red. It could have come from a Chicago tailor; it’s so well made and designed. The double breasted jacket shows the neat tie with a gold dollar sign pinned on it and the slacks are bell bottoms, just as fashion dictated in the twenties.
This is one cool Gangster Moll 6 Outfit that’s available in plus sizes and other colors. A killer outfit that looks like it came straight from Chicago’s mob scene has the perfect look for a gun moll, to stand alone or to be on the arms of your favorite gangster. A hat is not provided but it is easy to buy one online and you can choose whatever style you look good in. Also available online is a purse shaped like a Tommy gun. Added fun for the evening.
The gangsters of the 20s usually were involved in thefts and gambling. The mafia pretty well had control of it in each state and sometimes killed each other to gain more territories. When Prohibition was enacted into law, it became very important to organize the bootleggers who made illegal liquor for sale. These wise guy types had no morals when it came to making money. The speakeasies needed the booze to make their customers happy as they danced the night away under a disco beat. And men and some women just wanted some liquor for their parties at home.
Al Capone, Chicago’s top mobster for a few years during the twenties, made multi-millions being in charge of these operations. Bugsy Siegel became the number two man in the mob and Meyer Lansky and Bugsy also formed a group of contract killers. They called them Murder, Inc., and murder they did whether by brass knuckles or guns. We know these mobsters wore their zoot suits with regularity as photos of them proved.
Tony Montana is another relic from the dangerous past. Born in Cuba he served as a soldier under Fidel Castro and then lived as a prisoner for years. He was the perfect killer, a cold-blooded assassin who managed to get to Miami and make a name for himself in the world of pimps and mafia families. A wiseguy, he loved wearing the gangster suits from the 20s, which you can easily adapt for yourself for the next Halloween or Mardi Gras party.
With a gun moll on his arm and a gun in his pocket he became a cultural icon and portrayed by Al Pacino in the film “Scarface” that was written by Oliver Stone. Tony became one of the most famous of all movie gangsters of all time. It could really be fun to wear a costume portraying him, with your favorite woman on your arm, dressed as a flapper or wearing her own version of the gangster suit. You both may even win a prize.
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