There is a lot of people who want to dress like May Carleton from Peaky Blinders. Many want to copy the style of the character whereas others will want to make a May Carleton costume for a fancy dress function or halloween.
May Carleton Costume – Peaky Blinders
In most cases a May Carleton costume, as portrayed by Charlotte Riley, is a costume that is best used as a couples costume or a group costume. While one person dresses in a May Carleton costume others could dress as other characters from the Peaky Blinders TV show. Below is a detailed list of everything you will need to go about making your own May Carleton costume from Peaky Blinders.
May Carleton Coat
|The most difficult article clothing to find an exact match of for your May Carleton costume is the coat worn by the character.
The coat worn by the character is a fur coat with a thick fur trim. There are coats that are similar but an exact match may prove difficult to find.
May Carleton Cardigan
|Under the coat you will be wearing you will need to wear a cardigan.
You should be looking for a light brown or mustard color cardigan that has a retro styling to it.
May Carleton Skirt
|A long skirt will be required for you May Carleton costume.
The skirt you choose should just show your feet in high heels and should be the same color as the cardigan you have chosen meaning light brown or mustard in color.
May Carleton Top
|The next article of clothing you will need to consider if you want to dress like May Carleton is her top.
The top she wears as a base layer is a dark brown color and has a silk like appearance. You could use a silk camisole, a tank top or t-shirt.
May Carleton High Heels
|You will need a pair of high heels for your May Carleton costume.
Here you should be looking for a pair of brown high heels with a retro style to them. You should also make sure the heels are not overly high.
May Carleton Stockings
|A pair of tan stockings will be needed for your May Carleton costume.
You could use a pair of tan pantyhose but in erotic scenes in Peaky Blinders show that Charlotte Riley wears stockings which is inline with the point in history the show is set.
May Carleton Hat
|You will need a 1920’s style hat for your May Carleton costume. Hats from this period were called cloche hats.
You should look for a brown hat which is a similar shade to the rest of your clothing.
May Carleton Gloves
|You will need to use a pair of black leather gloves for this Peaky Blinders costume.
The gloves are purely optional but they are a really nice touch for anyone wanting to dress like May Carleton and copy her style.
May Carleton Necklace
|The final part of making your May Carleton costume is a necklace.
The necklace you choose should be quite long with a retro style. A necklace with beads positioned around the chain would be perfect.
See more Peaky Blinders costumes here.