Old Hollywood Halloween: jump on the ‘Bandwagon’

The difficult thing about being a classic film lover at Halloween is no one knows who you are supposed to be.

Some of you might remember my Carmen Miranda costume from last Halloween. Several of my friends thought I was Chiquita Banana and I tried to correct them-Carmen Miranda was spoofed so many times by Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck that surely they would know.

This year I decided to be Cyd Charisse in the “Girl Hunt” number from “The Band Wagon” (1953). I knew most people might now know who I was so I said “someone from an old musical” and elaborate if they liked classic film.

I guess this is a rather odd choice for a Halloween costume, but I had an old red sequined dance costume that would be prefect. All I had to do was go to Hobby Lobby, buy some similar colored material and sew it on. For not having a full length mirror as a reference, I was pretty pleased.  I can’t wait to see the photos of any other classic film costumes!!

Halloween 2011: Cyd Charisse from the "Girl Hunt" number in "Band Wagon"

Happy Halloween!!

P.S) I apologize for my blogging absence, still no internet in my apartment so using my work computer and free Wi-Fi at McDonalds. I miss reading everybody’s blogs!

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12 thoughts on “Old Hollywood Halloween: jump on the ‘Bandwagon’

    • Thanks! I loved your too 🙂 It turned out a little better than I thought. I didn’t have a full length mirror when I tacked the skirt on so I just hoped for the best haha

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  1. Very nice. Just imagine you fill a pair of hose like Cyd (and can do what she did in those hose) and you’ve got it made.

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  2. WATCHING THE BANDWAGON CLIP, AND BEING A FAN OF DANCING WITH THE STARS, WHAT A SIGHT IT WOULD BE TO SEE CYD DANCE WITH DEREK HOUGH,,,HE TRULY IS ONE OF THE FINEST DANCER TO COME AROUND IN MANY YEARS……BUT SHE LOOKED GOOD WITH FRED OR GENE KELLY….

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    • Cyd sure did dance great! I don’t watch Dancing with the Stars, but I’ll have to look Derek Hough up, sounds interesting! Cyd was one of the lucky few to get to dance with both Fred and Gene- lucky girl 🙂

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