If you’re looking for a costume idea that’s both stylish and iconic, why not go back in time to the roaring 1920s? This era was known for its bold fashion choices, glamorous parties, and larger-than-life personalities, making it the perfect choice for a costume party or Halloween.
Here are just a few of the iconic characters from the 1920s that you can dress up as:
1. The Great Gatsby: F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel has inspired countless adaptations, and its protagonist, Jay Gatsby, remains an enduring symbol of the 1920s. Dress up in a sharp suit, add a fedora and a pocket square, and you’re ready to party like the Great Gatsby himself.
2. Flappers: The 1920s saw the rise of the flapper, a new type of woman who embraced a more liberated lifestyle and fashion. Flappers wore short dresses, bobbed their hair, and danced the night away at speakeasies. Dress up as a flapper with a fringed dress, a feather boa, and a beaded headband.
3. Al Capone: The notorious gangster Al Capone was one of the most famous figures of the 1920s. Dress up as Capone with a pinstripe suit, a fedora, and a cigar, and you’ll be ready to run your own speakeasy.

In this Jan. 19, 1931 file photo, Chicago mobster Al Capone is seen at a football game in Chicago. AP Photo

Al Capone with his gang.

4. Charlie Chaplin: The silent film star Charlie Chaplin was a beloved figure of the 1920s, known for his iconic mustache and slapstick comedy. Dress up as Chaplin with a bowler hat, baggy pants, and a walking cane, and you’ll be ready to entertain the crowds.

Some of 662 people dressed as Charlie Chaplin pose for a group photo in front of the Manoir de Ban during an attempt of the world’s largest gathering of people dressed as The Tramp on the occasion of Charlie Chaplin’s birthday, and to celebrate the first year of the museum “Chaplin’s World by Grevin”, in Corsier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland, Sunday, April 16, 2017. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)

The Kid

5. Bonnie and Clyde: The infamous outlaw couple Bonnie and Clyde were active in the 1920s, robbing banks and eluding the police. Dress up as Bonnie with a beret and a pencil skirt, or as Clyde with a fedora and a pinstripe suit, and you’ll be ready for a life of crime (or at least a party).

Bonnie and Clyde in a photo from around 1932–33 that was found by police at an abandoned hideout

These are just a few of the many iconic characters from the 1920s that you can dress up as. So why not embrace the glamour and excitement of the era, and step back in time to the roaring 20s? With the right costume, you’ll be the life of the party! Come visit our store to find the perfect costume for your 1920s-themed event.