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Dress to Kill: Nailing Your Iconic Look for a Halloween Murder Mystery Party!

September 22, 2023

The clock is ticking, the moon is rising, and your invite to the most awaited Halloween murder mystery party has landed! Now, the biggest riddle you’ve got is… what do you wear? Delve into the annals of history and pop culture, and come out in a look that’s the talk of the evening. Here’s your guide to some iconic and era-specific outfits.

1. Roaring Into the 1920s

Channeling Flapper Glamour: Embrace the roaring ’20s with the effervescence of a *Great Gatsby* character. Ladies, think Daisy Buchanan: flapper dresses shimmering with sequins, T-strap heels, and of course, that classic pearl necklace. Gents, take a cue from Jay Gatsby himself with dapper suits, shiny oxfords, and a sleek fedora.

2. Timeless 1930s Elegance

Classic Hollywood: Ladies, channel your inner Jean Harlow with curve-hugging satin gowns, faux fur stoles, and that bold red lip. Gents, Cary Grant is your style icon here. Think well-tailored suits, ties with a pop of color, and shiny brogues.

3. The Fun and Fancy 1950s

Rock ‘n’ Roll and Silver Screen: Gals, grab inspiration from Marilyn Monroe. Think halter dresses, a beauty mark, and red stilettos. Or go a little tomboy with the iconic Audrey Hepburn look – a black dress, pearls, and a chic updo. Fellas, let Elvis Presley be your guide. A white tee, cuffed jeans, black leather jacket, and that unmistakable quiff. Bonus points for humming “Jailhouse Rock.”

4. 1980s – The Era of Excess

Pop Stars and Rock Gods: Ladies, unleash your inner Madonna. Think lace bustiers, tutu skirts, fingerless gloves, and layers of chunky jewelry. Tousled hair and bold makeup? Absolutely! Gents, let’s ride the rock wave. Channel your inner hair-band rockstar – think Bon Jovi or Axl Rose. Tight leather pants, bandanas, muscle tees, and an attitude that screams rock ‘n’ roll.

Accessories to Elevate Your Ensemble

While your ensemble sets the mood, accessories can truly seal the deal. Imagine a feathered headband for your flapper look, an Elvis-inspired microphone, or a string of pearls ala Madonna. It’s these details that can turn heads and make you the star of the evening.

Theme It Right

Does the party come with a specific narrative, like a mobster murder or rock concert gone wrong? Take cues from that. Add a Halloween twist to your chosen icon – maybe a zombified Marilyn or a ghostly Elvis?

Need a Helping Hand?

Want help planning the Halloween party everyone will be talking about long after it happens? Talk to one of The Murder Mystery Company’s expert party planners – they can take the hard stuff like pulling together the details of your big day off your plate so you can focus on picking out a killer outfit. Even though we’re known for curating unforgettable parties, we can also guide you through nailing that perfect look. Give us a buzz at 888-643-2583 or fill out one of the forms on this page.

Final Clue: Own Your Look

Whatever era or icon you choose, remember it’s all in good fun. Embrace your character, flaunt your ensemble, and let the mystery unfold in style!

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