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1940's

Postby Amy B » Mon Oct 10, 2005 11:43 am

Hi,

I dont normally do this, but I'm kind of stuck atm.. Im doing GCSE drama and my character in the play we're doing happens to be in the 1940's as a house wife.. the problem is.. Im not a good enough sewer to make anything but I have done research and have come up with very little. Any way I was hoping a fellow re-enactor would be able to just give me a few ideas of just some very simple things that would make me look slightly better?
Thanks
Amy



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Postby nutmeg_bec » Thu Oct 13, 2005 9:57 pm

I googled this: http://www.100megspop3.com/adira/1940s.htm

basically, go for a neat look. A hair band or well tied scarf always looks good from a theatrical point of view. A pork pie hat with a feather, a fox fur for going out - even during the day, if you want to look glam! (remember, animal rights weren't considered as today)

http://www.100megspop3.com/adira/1940hwa.jpg

Maybe a pencil skirt teamed with a blouse with shoulder pads (can be picked up dead cheap in a charity shop). A pinny with a frill could cover more modern buttons/decoration (assuming the scene's indoors). ooh, and the ubiquitous twinset, of course.

In my opinion, seamed stockings appear(ed) more in the media than they were actually worn by the population, so that might be an unnecessary expense. Sensible shoes for the stage (though my grandmother wouldn't go out the door without her stilletos!)

any good to you?



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Postby Amy B » Thu Oct 13, 2005 10:05 pm

Thanks a lot, great help, I gave up after hours and hours of searching, but thats excellent.

Amy




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