Go-Go Dancer Costume

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Step back in time and become the ultimate sixties homemade go-go dancer costume ! The 1960s were a decade of change, revolution, and disco fever, and what better way to celebrate this era than by channeling the energy and style of a go-go dancer.

Go-Go Dancer Costume

With a few key pieces and some clever styling, you can create your own costume that will have everyone grooving to the beat. No need to be an expert in sewing, this guide will show you how to put together a go-go dancer costume using materials that can easily be found at home or at a craft store. So, grab your platform shoes, and let’s get started on creating a costume that is ready to shake it on the dance floor!


Go-Go Dancer Costume - 1960's - 60's - Fancy Dress - Cosplay - Dress

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The go-go era was all about bright colors and bold patterns, so a floral dress is the perfect foundation for your costume. Look for a dress with a fitted bodice and a full skirt, in a cheerful and eye-catching print. You can also look for a mini-dress with bold prints, it was quite common in 60’s era.

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Knee High Boots

Go-Go Dancer Costume - 1960's - 60's - Fancy Dress - Cosplay - Knee High Boots

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White boots were a popular footwear choice among go-go dancers in the 60s, and they’re the perfect accessory to complete your look. Look for a pair of knee-high boots with a chunky heel and platform sole that are easy to walk in and have a pointy toe.

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Go-Go Dancer Costume - 1960's - 60's - Fancy Dress - Cosplay - Sunglasses

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No go-go dancer costume is complete without a pair of colorful sunglasses. Look for a pair with a bold, oversized frame in a bright hue, like pink, blue, or purple. It was common for people to wear sunglasses in bright colors to match the outfits in the 60’s.

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Go-Go Dancer Costume - 1960's - 60's - Fancy Dress - Cosplay - Wig - Hairstyle

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The iconic hairstyle of the 60s was the blonde bouffant, and a blonde wig can help you to achieve this look. Look for a wig with long, voluminous hair and style it into a bouffant, it will give you the complete look of a go-go dancer of the 60s.

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Go-Go Dancer Costume - 1960's - 60's - Fancy Dress - Cosplay - Headband

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To finish off the costume, you can add a pink printed headband to match the dress and sunglasses. It will add a pop of color and complete the look. Headbands were very popular in the 60’s and often worn by go-go dancers to hold their hair in place while dancing.

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Go-Go Dancer Overview

Go-go dancing is a form of dance that originated in the 1960s in the United States, characterized by its energetic, frenetic movements and its use as a form of entertainment in discotheques and nightclubs. Go-go dancers are performers who typically wear revealing clothing and dance on a raised platform or in a cage in front of a live band or DJ. They are known for their high-energy and acrobatic dance moves and are often considered as a staple of the disco era.

Go-go dancing became popular in the mid-1960s as a part of the counterculture movement, particularly in the gay and African American communities. The dance itself was seen as a symbol of freedom and self-expression. However, the popularity of Go-go dancers began to decline by the end of the 1960s, but it saw resurgence in the 1980s and today some versions are still seen in live performances and concerts.

Go-go dancers are typically trained in various dance styles, such as jazz, hip-hop, and salsa. They are also expected to have a good sense of rhythm, and to be able to improvise and come up with creative and dynamic choreography. The outfits worn by Go-go dancers are typically minimalistic, such as hotpants and bikini tops, and are designed to show off their bodies.

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Written by Doc Cotton

Doc Cotton is a man of simple pleasures and diverse interests. His heart belongs to the world of cosplay, costumes and fancy dress, with a special fondness for Halloween, where his creative spirit truly shines. Over the years he has been hired by people across the country to make custom halloween costumes and other fancy dress for specific events.

When he's not busy crafting imaginative costumes, Doc Cotton loves nothing more than a good party. He's the one who knows how to turn any gathering into a memorable event, infusing it with fun and excitement.

Beyond the world of costumes and festivities, Doc Cotton finds solace and joy in van life and outdoor adventures. Whether he's hitting the open road, camping beneath the stars, or exploring the great outdoors, he cherishes every moment of his outdoor escapades.

You can catch up with Doc Cotton's insights and experiences on his writing platforms, CostumeRocket and HotPartyShack. There, he shares his costume wisdom and event-planning expertise, offering inspiration and tips to fellow enthusiasts.

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