Mods and Rockers Fancy Dress
The Mods most often wore suits, had parker coats and rode on scooters. The rockers on the other hand wore jeans and leather jackets. The rockers thought the mods were weak snobs and the mods thought the rockers to be behind the times and out of touch with the modern culture of the 1960s. The rockers and mods had different taste in music too. Rockers listened to 1950s rock and roll from people like Elvis, Bill Hailey and Eddie Cochran but the mods listened to current music like The Who, The Beatles or The Kinks and also ska music. The two groups often came into conflict all over britain but more infamously at places like Brighton and Margate.
So here lets look at some mods and rockers fancy dress costumes and wigs which will help give you the look you need for your 60s mods and rockers fancy dress party.
For mens fancy dress mods there is a great scooter boy mod parker in green which has the target design on the back, a hood with fur trim and the all important fishtail at the bottom. You could wear that with narrow trousers & shirt which can be found in shops like Next and Burtons at the moment. Then to maybe finish the look get a bowl cut wig. For the Scooter girl mods wear a Black & White two-tone shift dress with a 60’s style pvc baker boy hat. There are a few styles out there. We have a range of 1960 plus size fancy dress costumes and one of these is in fact a two-tone mod shift dress.
In the late 70s to early 80s there was a mod revival. Bands like Madness and The Specials sound and clothing were inspired by the ska music and mod fashion of the late fifties to early sixties. So a costume with the two-tone look would also be great for the mod costume theme. We have two-tone braces and hat setsfor example.
Costumes for Rockers
Not forgetting the rockers, a 60’s rockers fancy dress is straight forward too. Men, for the classic look, we just need fairly narrow leg jeans, a white or black T-shirt which most will have. To make the look complete a short black leather jacket is needed. If you don’t have one and don’t want the expense of buying a real leather then a cheap alternative is to buy a fancy dress faux leather jacket which are great value for money. If you want to go the whole hog then also get a 1950s greaser wig or even a fancy dress Elvis wig!
A Womens 60’s rockers fancy dress costume can be very similar to the mens using jeans and T-Shirt but also tight black leggings and black vest top with belt is a great look. An example of this is the Sandy Last Scene costume from the Grease movie which is set in early 1960s America. To move that look on, a Pink Lady jacket could also be used.
Cheat the Rockers Theme.
The theme of the party is mods and rockers so lets cheat a bit and think about going to the party as a Glam rocker, hard rocker or even punk rocker! For a 70s glam rock costume how about going as a member of the rock legends Kiss? Or an 80s rocker like the band Bon Jovi with tight animal print leggings and vest but not forgetting the tousled blonde wig.
Whatever you decide we hope this has given you a better idea of what to wear.