Wondering what’s with all the recent interest in Japanese geishas? It all stems from “Memoirs of a Geisha”, by Arthur Golden, a best selling novel that inspired a movie and a kimono costume fashion fad. Don’t worry if your daughter is hoping to be a geisha girl for Halloween. The word "geisha" does not mean "prostitute," as Westerners used to believe, it means "artisan" or "artist." They are Often trained from childhood in order to master the arts of music, dance, clever conversation, poetry, games, and competition between rivals. A toddler geisha is perfectly plausible, and adorable!
Adult geisha outfits come in two distinct varieties; the modest traditional Japanese kimono and the purely Halloween style. The holiday geisha is the one with the tiny skirt, satin fabric, and sometimes a Japanese design trim neckline. No need to feel guilt if you’d rather be in a sexy geisha costume. No one would blame you! You don’t have to be historically accurate; after all it’s Halloween, so go with the what allows you to have the most fun! One thing you’ll be pleased to find this year is the availability of the geisha girl wig. It will make your outfit more recognizable and you don’t have to go through the hassle and torture of doing it yourself. So, go ahead be the adult geisha girl of your dreams!
Want to get a geisha costume plus size? You’ve made a great choice! The traditional kimono “obi” or belt, is wide and stiff. Small waists weren’t considered desirable, so the belt area was stuffed to make the torso into a nice solid tube from ribs to hips. Its great for bust and back support, as well as maintaining good posture!
Does a child geisha sound too hard? Worried about having to tie difficult belts or make an amazing hair-do? Its not that hard at all! First of all most child geisha outfits are easy-on, easy-off. Belts are often Velcro or even sewn right on to the kimono dress. As for hair styles, up dos aren’t the only way to go. Try using a child sized witch wig. Keep it smoothed down, trim the edges until even, and you have the perfect relaxed geisha just like the cover of “Memoirs of a Geisha” the movie! Add a flower behind the ear to make her feel extra special.