Saloon Girl Costume

If you are headed out to a bar on Halloween, the owner will surely appreciate it if you show up in a saloon girl costume.  Bars and saloon girls have had a long history together.  In early America, wives and daughters of bar owners often worked as waitresses or barmaids.  But in the anything goes atmosphere of the Wild West, saloons employed saloon girls to dance, sing, and entertain the lonely men in the evening.  In return for providing this companionship in predominately male areas, they earned a wage and were paid a commission on drinks sold.

Similarly, some women worked as dance hall girls, charging men for 15 minute dances and splitting the process with the saloon owner.  Others worked as part of more professional entertainment performances, dancing on stage nightly.

Saloon girl costumes are designed based on the clothing worn by these entertainers – a bright ruffled skirt over a petticoat with low cut bodice.  Don’t forget the important details in your costume, though.  Many saloon girls carried a hidden pistol or dagger in case of trouble.

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This product description and/or price was last updated on June 16, 2012 by Funtober LLC.

About Funtober Costumes

We opened our costume shop to the public for United States shipped orders in September 2012 with a selection of 750 costumes. We sold more than 100 Halloween costumes in our first two months. We were able to deliver their costume orders within 2-4 business days for a low $6.00 flat rate shipping. We are excited to help more customers buy costumes for Halloween 2013.

We have greatly expanded our selection of Halloween costumes this year. We now have more than 1500 costumes across more than 100 different costume ideas. The costumes we stock have been produced by major costume manufacturers - often the same as you would find at your local costume shop. Your costumes are stored and shipped from a reputable warehouse on the East Coast. We primarily ship via Priority Mail at the US Postal Service. We can supply your whole family with their costumes.

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