With bright colors, waving scarves, and numerous patterns, gypsy costumes draw eyes to any wearer. The gypsy theme has become a popular target of media attention with shows such as My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding and reports that include the Romani people. Because gypsies are such diverse people, dressing as them for Halloween becomes intriguing, original, and fun.
Most of the Romani people are nomadic, meaning they move from place to place instead of settling and spreading cultural roots in one area. As such, the Romani people are found in the Americas, Asia, and across Europe even in modern times.
The history of gypsies is hard to track since they are a secretive culture. What historians do know is that gypsies’ travels took them to different places around the globe where they would absorb some of the culture surrounding them into their own through a process of assimilation. Their clothing began to adapt to those of the peasants’ around their dwellings, and the fashion mingled until it became the unique, traditional “gypsy” style. Gypsy costumes are based off of these Romani cultural outfits.
Modern gypsy costumes are based on fun, playful designs. The colors are bright blues, reds, and purples, and the designs come in several different styles from short, flirty skirts to longer, more traditional ones. Playing the part of the gypsy is fun since gypsies have such a range of culture. Learning a traditional gypsy dance may also be fun for a party.
Take a crystal ball around and pretend to be a fortune teller, while palmistry and tarot readings are also popular forms of entertainment for those in gypsy costumes. Find something fun and flirty to wear this Halloween with gypsy costumes.