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Halloween Costume Ideas :: Gangster Mafia Fancy Dress

Updated on August 26, 2011

Gangster and moll parties are ever popular and to that end, gangster fancy dress costumes are hugely trendy and a big favorite with costume wearing fun seekers.

They make for great Halloween costumes, look great at gangsters and molls parties and above all else - they're the ultimate in cool fancy dress outfits!

You can mix and match styles - and partner up with your other half or friends. You could even become a full blown gang and make a real night of it, by joining together with family members or a group of friends.

Hit the Halloween and/or party trail in true badass style - it doesn't get any better that Al Capone style costumes!

Gangster Fancy Dress

So gangster fancy dress is the order of the day. You want to look the best, the smartest, the most realistic imitation of a 1920s underworld mobster - and who wouldn't?

Luckily Amazon have some great fancy dress mobster outfits and whether you want to look like a slick and sly mob leader - or one of the hired henchmen, you'll not be disappointed.

Most of the suits are based around the 20's era and are either pinstriped or styled in the famous Zoot suit design - fitted jackets with high waisted trousers that flare then narrow tightly at the ankle.

Many of the gangster costumes don't include the accessories - you will have to buy imitation weapons, smoking equipment, hats and footwear.

There is a great selection of gangster accessories available, all are relatively inexpensive and will help you finish off your Bugsy Siegal look.

If you're going to wear gangster fancy dress costumes for the night - you may as well do it in style!

Fancy Dress Mobster

As previously mentioned, there are several different styles off fancy dress mobster outfits. All will require a few extra accessories to complete the mobster look.

Generally, you will find that the gangster fancy dress costumes include:

  • jacket
  • trousers
  • tie

You will need to purchase a hat, shirt and cigar if you want to complete your outfit. You can also purchase an imitation weapon - though you may have a son or nephew that 's willing to lend you a water pistol for the night!

Gangster Moll Fancy Dress

There is a good selection of gangster moll fancy dress costumes - some are hot and sassy, others are female versions of the pin-stripe suit style.

The more popular styles - the one's that most other party goers prefer - are the pinstripe styles - though some appear to purchase the roaring 20's flapper style costumes.

The choice is that of the buyer but if you're going to a gangster and moll party with a partner you'd look great in matching or similar outfits.

A great look would be a pin-stripe gangster fancy dress for him, and a sassy moll costume such as the Brass Knuckle Betty Gangster Girl Costume, featured on the right, for you.

You could hit the party in true Bonnie and Clyde style!

Gangster Fancy Dress 1920s

Mafia Fancy Dress

A Mafia fancy dress outfit is the same as any other gangster fancy dress - though the one featured to the left has got to be the most fun looking!

This particular gangster costume is reminiscent of the cartoon style mobsters and should be good for quite a few smiles - though the mask may get a little hot!

There's also a great one in red, very much an Al Capone or Mafia Don type of gangster costume.

If you don't want the full Mafia costume, there are a couple of tee-shirt styles, that comprise a fitted tee with a waistcoat, shirt and tie design printed over the top.

Combined with some of the gangster fancy dress accessories, they're a great choice for those on a budget.

The finishing touches to your costume are gangster fancy dress accessories. Amazon also cater to the little details and stock a varied range of matching gangster style trimmings.

The braces are a great choice and of course a Fedora hat is a must have for any respectable gangster!

Some of the gangster costumes featured in this article do include a tie but in the event that you choose one without - don't forget to buy or borrow one for the party event.

There are a few imitation weapons that are naturally associated with 1920s mobsters and the like, though the one with the most fun appeal is the inflatable one - and it's also a great price.

Of course there is also the possibility of purchasing the obligatory faux cigar to complete the look - though a hat, tie and weapon should more than suffice in helping you create the best gangster fancy dress costume for miles around!


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      Andria 7 years ago

      lol bingskee - you're quite right. But theses are gangster costumes, only for fun :)

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      bingskee 7 years ago from Quezon City, Philippines

      they only look good on tv..

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      Andria 7 years ago

      lol ralwus ok. Not sure I look or sound like her though :)

      Hello, hello - you're welcome and thankyou :)

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you for a wonderful selection.

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      ralwus 7 years ago

      If you dress up as Mae West, I'll dress up as Bogie. OK?