What Are Pin Up Girls and Pin Up Girl Costumes?
Pin Up Girls have long been popular and are known for having their pictures “pinned up” in lots of places such as G.I.s lockers in the 1940s, but what exactly are they? A Pin Up Girl is a model with enormous widespread mass appeal and immense apparent feminine beauty, whose pictures are on display everywhere. Originally, their pictures were cut out of newspapers and magazines. As time went on, their pictures were mass produced for the purpose, and well as appearing on calendars and other popular wall hangings.
They first became popular in the 1890s, an awful long time ago, and are still extremely popular. Their popularity seemed to peak in the 1940s especially during the years of World War II, but they have remained quite popular since then as well. Often they were famous actresses or glamour models, and often still are, although they are just as likely to be singers and other musicians these days.
Examples of popular pin up girls from the past include Betty Grable,Greta Garbo, Mae West, Ginger Rogers, Joan Crawford, Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman and Ava Gardner. Modern examples would certainly include Pamela Anderson, Carmen Electra, Cindy Margolis, Anna Nicole Smith, Masuimi Max, Heidi Van Horne, and Veronica Varlow.
Some pin ups were not actual women, but artwork depicting idealized feminine beauty. The best known was the Gibson Girl portrayed sometimes somewhat satirically in pen and ink by illustrator Charles Dana Gibson. There were many popular ones that were not actual women.
Costumes and well as wigs of Pin Up girls have been very popular for a long time and are available many places. Often they will have a military style, with sailor and army styles particularly popular. Some things to consider in costumes of these types is that some may be more revealing than you are comfortable with, and they are not warm costumes, which is ideal for indoor parties but less than ideal for Halloween barbecues and the like. It’s important if considering one that you will be comfortable wearing it, and that it’s appropriate to the event.
Although they are not always vintage style costumes, these are the most popular, and they are often chosen for theme parties focused on specific decades, for example the 1920, 30s, 40s, or 50s. There really are some great ones available to consider, and no shortage of styles or models to consider at all!
Source by Harold Baldwin