Ybor City held Guavaween last weekend and I had an idea about a theme for next year. Ybor has a Speakeasy past, so costumes from the Flapper and Gangster era would match the scene. Use of the movies from the era would broaden the costume choice. To further broaden the choice, add in alternate forms like zombie Flappers and Al Capone in Bermuda shorts.
I believe Evelyn Brent (top pics) was the first star to rise out of Tampa. She played a lady Robin Hood (top left) and her gender bending fits considering her connections to the lesbian world. Maud Allan as Salome (bottom left) and Theda Bara as Cleopatra (bottom right) do not have Florida links, but they represent the popular movies of the era.
Two things relate to my book: I am considering styling a scene in a building from the bootlegger era and Salome has a small role.