Do It Yourself Margaret Thatcher, Iron Lady Halloween Costume
This one is for all my British friends out there. America has always been fascinated with British Royalty. We have also had quite an interest in certain British Prime Ministers as well. These include Winston Churchill, and the Iron Lady herself, Margaret Thatcher. Mrs. Thatcher was recently featured in the movie, “The Iron Lady”, starring academy award winning actress, Meryl Streep.
The character of Margaret Thatcher is that of a strong woman who always dressed with class, and dressed the same to match. Due to the popularity of the movie release, this has become a popular costume for Halloween.
Adult Margaret Thatcher Wig and Mask
There are no official Margaret Thatcher costumes available that I am aware of from online retailers, but you can create your own version with a little imagination. The only item available is a wig to resemble the distinctive hair design of Margaret Thatcher. Just the wig itself sells for approximately $30 online. There is also a full face mask and wig that sells for $6. This mask is a full-coverage, so it also includes the trademark pearl earrings.
The Clothing Style of Margaret Thatcher
The clothing style of Margaret Thatcher is relatively easy to copy. There are sewing patterns available online if you have a sewing machine and know how to sew. The patterns are of vintage styling dress suits, where you can pick your own fabric for an original look; however, Margaret Thatcher is most known for the blue suits she wore.
You can possibly find vintage suits online from bidding websites or vintage stores, or even your local thrift shops. The options for the vintage suits that match Margaret Thatcher’s style the best include navy blue skirt suit with a high neck jacket.
The famous jacket has gold buttons down the center of the jacket, with one on each side of the chest area and one on each side of the bottom area. The skirt is knee length.
Another famous suit color for Margaret Thatcher is the royal blue suit. This suit has a short jacket and long skirt that falls below the knees. The jacket is button closed with blue buttons down the front, center of the jacket. A scarf is used to accessorize this Iron Lady Halloween costume.
Margaret Thatcher has also been seen in a long jacket style suit dress. The suit dress is buttoned down the center, front. It has a high neck that is buttoned to the neck line. It is collared with long sleeves, and has an empire waist styling. This dress can also be accessorized with a scarf.
Virtually any style of vintage suits that are conservative in style and color, will work well to bring out the distinguished look of Margaret Thatcher.
Accessories To Finish Off the Margaret Thatcher Look
The main accessories that Margaret Thatcher is known for include her pearl earrings, pearl necklace, and scarfs. In addition, to complete the full costume look of her, you can add nude color stockings and low pumps. She is also known to occasionally accessorize with a broach as well as a chain bracelet.
Some of these accessories can be purchased from online vendors, or even found at your local custom jewelry stores. The object of your DIY Margaret Thatcher, Iron Lady Halloween costume is basically to look very professional, well-reserved, and well-mannered. Margaret Thatcher has a clean, conservative look that makes for an interesting Halloween costume idea. So if you’re looking for a costume that is out of the ordinary, give this one a try!
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I could see my wife going to a costume party as Margaret Thatcher. She wouldn’t go for it though.
You never know-lol!
I always thought Margaret Thatcher was a bit of a stuffed shirt. I have to admit however that she would be a hoot as a Halloween costume!
She seems to be a popular costume choice, Stephenie!