I’ve got a great idea for a Halloween costume this year. I want to be an “old-timey” beach goer. I’m growing out a handlebar mustache, and I plan to dye it and my hair black and part it down the middle, like the Guinness “brilliant” ad guys.
To complete this, I obviously need the old-timey swim suit. You know the one I mean. Men’s two-piece circa late 19th early 20th century (I think.) Often depicted in older cartoons as being red and white stripped (which would be what I prefer. Screw authenticity, I’m going for amusement value.)
I’ve tried to search online, but my google-fu is weak. It would be a TON of work to try and make it, since I can’t sew, and don’t even know anyone with a sewing machine, besides my mom and aunts, and they don’t have the time or inkling to do this.
I figure maybe a costume/theatre shop might be a good place to start?