Collection: 1940s Costumes

Hitler’s Invasion of Poland in 39 starts the second World War, making the start of the 40’s decade a dark one. World War 2 overshadowed the globe and it was a difficult time for everyone. However, the era also saw Iconic Movies. Disney released Pinocchio, Bambi & Mickey Mouse in Fantasia, Casablanca (Play it again sam) with Bogart a big hit. With jazz music firmly entrenched in American culture, traveling soldiers introduced the world to dances such as the Lindy Hop, Jitterbug and Jive. With jazz performers  often wearing Zoot Suits, Browse all of our 1940s fancy dress Costumes here on SoWest fancydress and choose a 40s style to suit you! Baby Boomer?