The mystery and mayhem caused by gangsters in the 20s, 30s, and 40s have inspired recent movie and TV entertainment, from Boardwalk Empire to Peaky Blinders. Choosing a classic 20’s or 30’s gangster costume for men is as easy as combining a pinstripe suit, fedora hat, vest or suspenders, two-tone shoe or spats, and a fake gun. In the 40’s, the zoot suit became the gangster uniform, followed by the more sinister Godfather style black striped suit.
For female gangsters, the look is similar with a feminine fit. Women’s gangster costumes could include a pinstripe dress or pantsuit with a fedora hat, oxford shoes and a necktie. There are also flapper dress gangster costumes and 1930s Bonnie Parker costumes. These styles make up most gangster Halloween costumes.
For something unique, consider making your own working class gangster girl outfit or gangster guy costume with a tweed suit, vest, flat cap and oxford shoes. Browse our entire selection of 1920s, 1930s, 1940s clothing using the menu above to mix and match your gangster costume.
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