90s Party/Event

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  1. spideyboy_1111 Young Avenger

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    Hey everyone, So at work (I'm a graphic designer for an event planner/prop rental house) and we are putting together a decades party for a Hotel this new years, and while the other decades are all pretty easy to sum up in a universal "theme" the 90s we are having a bit more of a difficult time with.

    sure we know the movies, the toys, the fashion, but majority of that doesn't translate well into a large event space. We usually do large 11ft x 10ft printed backdrops, which we can easily do for this, But we do a lot of large scale props, like last year i designed a big "1990" made up foam that stands about 10ft high, and it's painted to look like a cement wall with graffitti and movie/music posters pasted to it.

    So i guess what kinda 3demensional props would you guys think are universal enough to represent the decade?

    I'd like to find a way to incorporate Jeans and Flannel for the grunge scene, but other than making banners out of them (we don't really do table cloths for this event) i'm drawing a blank.




    for some further ideas, we're doing giant Rubix cubes and cassette tapes for the 80s, we have disco balls and studio 54 signs for the 70s, we've got a yellow submarine, a Height/asburry st sign on a poll for the 60s, a vintage TV (it's about 6 ft cubed) a roller waitress, fronts of cars for the 50s... etc...
     
  2. spideyboy_1111 Young Avenger

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    and to reiterate... this isn't like a "table clothes, balloons, streamers" kinda thing
     
  3. Mace Dolex Powerful User

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    I can only think of computers, I mean in the mid-90's is when the internet really started blowing up and everybody was getting a computer.

    DVD's are another good idea, maybe make a drawing of a graveyard filled with VHS tapes.
     
  4. Pythenis I bring joy to the world.

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    Hmm....90's

    Infomericals
    DVD's
    Internets
    Video Games (NES)
    The Fresh Prince of Bel Air / Saved By The Bell
    Cigars/Stained Dresses
    Pam Anderson
    Chicago Bulls-Jordan
    Goth is Born
    Windows 95
    Surf Wear
    Spice Girls
    2 Pac
    Waynes World
    The Simpsons


    Ugh..I could go on....sadly..
     
  5. The Squirrel Le Rongeur

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    Pokemon? Batman TAS?
     
  6. spideyboy_1111 Young Avenger

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    Well we have movie and tv shows down, but those are more printed things than 3Demensional.

    A giant computer could work though
     
  7. spideyboy_1111 Young Avenger

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    Pm me if you'd like and i can give you a link to our Facebook page to get an idea of some of the stuff we've done
     
  8. NHawk19 insert witty comment

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    Brick Phones
    Ren & Stimpy
    Anything SNES Related
    Rollerblades
    Pogs

    or just watch a few episodes of Saved by the Bell
     
  9. knowsbleed Registered

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    PM me spideboy 11111111111111, I'd like to see what you've done for other decades. That would give me a better idea of what you're trying to go for.
     
  10. spideyboy_1111 Young Avenger

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    the largest problem with Saved By the Bell, is that decor wise, a lot of it is very 80s like too... we need things to be a little more distinct.
     
  11. spideyboy_1111 Young Avenger

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    done
     
  12. NHawk19 insert witty comment

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    Saved by the bell the college years then :huh:
     
  13. Pink Ranger The North Remembers

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    Rave culture was a very 90s thing: so could things like fluorescent whistles, cat-in-the-hat hats, generally any casual tops with horizontal stripes, glow-sticks, belly-baring tops for women, particularly belly shirts that buttoned in the middle with long sleeves, particularly flared bell bottom sleeves.

    The 1990s was when facial piercings first really became fashionable, though since that style never really went away, it's hard to characterize it as a "relic" from the 1990s.

    The mainstreaming of rap and hip hop culture was also a cultural artifact of the 1990s, particularly the fashion of wearing LA sports team black and silver logos (mainly the Raiders, but to a lesser extent the LA Kings). I also remember Georgetown Hoyas merchandise being a very common rapper/hip hop fashion back then. Also, the multicolored leather jacket (8-ball jacket) as also popular.

    Actually, I'd recommend you re-watching all three of the Lonely Island videos featuring Justin Timberlake and Andy Sambergh as the 1990s R&B singers.
     
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    Beanie Babies

    Cassette players.


    a Boombox.
     
  15. spideyboy_1111 Young Avenger

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    Fashion is hard to pull of in a decorating form though. People won't be dressing up at this for the decade.
     
  16. spideyboy_1111 Young Avenger

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    And id love to do a huge boombox . We have a massive 12ft tv screen that's pretty 70s/80s looking id love to do a video game mural for (the screen) and am begging my boss for it lol
     
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    I'd recommend trying to recreate some elements from popular 90s tv shows/video games. Things like some of the props from the set of Friends (the frame around the peephole on the door) or using things from sega genesis/super nintendo to create themes around. Art from pop culture art such as Magic Eye would be neat additions as well.
     
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  19. Pink Ranger The North Remembers

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    Of course, how could I forget the most quintessentially 90s piece of consumer technology:

     
  20. spideyboy_1111 Young Avenger

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    lol, god, the pagers were so stupid... Do Doctors still use them? (that was the last form of anyone i ever knew to still use them)
     
  21. NewYorkSpider EndGame

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    The giant mobile phones.
     
  22. Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

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    Just watch any episode of Saved by the Bell. Model it after them and The Max.
     
  23. Pink Ranger The North Remembers

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    Festivals of animation shorts also seem to have had carved out a special cultural space in the 1990s.
     
  24. JJJ's Ulcer Registered

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    Wait, DVDs are outdated now?

    ..... I still watch DVDs. :(

    Anyway just make everyone dress like Kurt Cobain (unbuttoned flannel shirt, baggy torn jeans, long hair) and keep X-Files or the Matrix on in the background. Also call an AOL provider and say you want your crappy dial-up modem from 15 years ago back. Now you be all 90's up in dat bizznaatch, booooooy!
     
  25. Pink Ranger The North Remembers

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    Ah, also the 'zine and the alternative comic book had their peaks in the 1990s, one could argue, right before their precipitous decline.
     

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