The gangster theme is all about capturing the underworld of infamous hoodlums and flashy showgirls by getting dolled up in Jazz Age inspired attire and accessories. The more glamorous and embellished the better, so go all out in a head to toe sequin gown or try a more exotic style with an Asian inspired cheongsam dress. Make your entry in a long, wide-collared fur or faux-fur coat. Add Art Deco- inspired jewellery such as dangling earrings and bracelets, wide rhinestone chokers and necklaces. Fishnet stockings and mid-heel Mary Jane shoes will look period appropriate with any dress.
Another trend to consider is “animal print”. It is generally expensive and considered rather exotic, hence a symbol of wealth and status. It totally is a style of power dressing and gives you an aura of that uber rich tycoon. Add dramatic makeup, sunglasses and drape a scarf to bring that shady quotient.
No true Indian can underestimate the power of Sholay- and when it comes to gangster theme costumes, it doesn’t get better than this. Whether you want to keep it on the low like Thakur or barge in like the terrifying Gabbar(Sans the horse, of course:) – the movie doesn’t let you down. Other famous Bollywood movies from which looks can be tried- Vaastav, Omkara,Sarkaar,Once upon a time in Mumbai, Gangs of Wasseypur, Rangoon, Satya, Agneepath etc.
Here are the pictures from the party-
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