Fancy Dress Ideas

Fancy Dress Costume Ideas III

The following links lead to even more costume ideas – so you’ve got not excuse for not thinking of one this Halloween!
After all, Halloween is where crafty types can really shine!
(Of course, if you are feeling lazy, you could just dress as a ‘muggle’ or pyschopath!)
Fancy Dress Ideas

Fancy Dress Costume Ideas II

The following are some useful websites with excellent costumes for sale, or with lists of unusual costume ideas:
Some specific examples of costumes from ReadyMade (slightly altered by me) are as follows:
– Freudian Slip: Wear a slip dress and a Dr Freud name tag, and carry an unlit cigar. Then corner people on a couch.
– Ever wondered what Ronald McDonald does during off-hours? How does he live when not filming ads or scaring small children? Maybe he sports a trench coat and trolls the seedier side of town, brandy in hand. Live your Mac Daddy fantasy. Materials: red wig, face paint, McDonalds Logo
– Surrealist painter: Wear painter’s pants or overalls and a painters cap turned backwards. Carry a brush glued full of plastic flowers. If you do impressions, you could be an impressionist painter…ba dum tish!
– The American tourist is easy to imitate. White socks and sandals are a must-have. Add Bermuda shorts and a short-sleeve button-down shirt (preferably Hawaiian) and the transformation is complete.
– Cereal killer: Stab a cereal box with a dull knife and tape it in place, with fake blood around the ‘wound’. Strap the box to your chest. Alternatively, I have actually seen someone print out and make a giant cereal box (which they wear), and then make a paper mache knife covered in aluminium foil to carry around.
– Just wrap yourself in bubble wrap and be ‘Bubble Wrap Man!’
– Fallen angel: Make yourself a tarnished halo from a wire hanger. Wear a toga with burn marks, and slits in the back where your wings have been clipped.
 
– Paparazzi: Carry a fake press pass and as many cameras as you can carry. Take photos of people all night.
 
– Pyscho killer: They look like everyone else!
Fancy Dress Ideas

Fancy Dress Costume Ideas

Regular Scary Costumes:
Ghost
Ghoul
Witch
Devil
Zombie
Corpse Bride
Frankenstein
Mummy
Dracula
Van Helsing
Werewolf
Bat
Cat
Grim reaper
Monster
Skeleton
Other Ideas:
Pirate
Wench
Phantom of the Opera
MJ in Thriller video
Moulin Rouge dancer
Superman
Pimp
Superhero
Spice Girl
Scary Fairy
Wilma/Fred Flintstone/Bam Bam
Tarzan/Jane
Cinderella (in rags)
Noddy
Spongebob Squarepants
Pink lady or one of the boys from Grease
Little Mermaid
Alice in Wonderland/Queen of Hearts
Dorothy (or witch/lion/tin man/scarecrow) from Wizard of Oz
Bellatrix Lestrange/Voldemort/Death Eater/Other character
Wizard
Mime
Possessed person/demon
Vampire slayer
One of the Addams family (Cousin It, Wednesday, Fester etc)
Sweeney Todd
Clown
Cleopatra
Prince Charming
Harry Potter
Headless costume
Zorro/ninja
Angel
Mexican
Maid
Nun
Cowboy
Indian
Cop
Robber
Batman/Robin
Gangster
Jesus
Flapper Girl
Can-can dancer
Surgeon/doctor
Hippy
Pilot
Catwoman
Ugly Sister
Robin Hood
Peter Pan
Goth
Where’s Wally
Smurf
Soldier
Sideshow Mel/Bob or another Simpsons character
Village Idiot
Air Hostess
Nurse
Plague Victim
Teletubbie
Mad Scientist
Caveman
Fallen Angel
Dead Ballerina
Cruella De Vil
Bride of Frankenstein
Medusa
Sherlock Holmes
Ugly Betty
Madonna
Ork
Widow Twanky
Spy
Satan
Statue
Rastafarian
Roman/Julius Caesar (toga)
Vicar
Robot
Pop/rock Star
Neo/Agent Smith
Flowerpot Man
Nerd/geek
Policeman
Popeye
Punk
Pantomime Horse
Magician/Merlin
Knight
Mermaid
Milky Bar kid
Mr Bean
Men in Black
Homicidal maniac
Monk
Marilyn Monroe
Mad Hatter
Alien/Martian
Lifeguard
Lara Croft
Jack Skellington
Lumberjack
Librarian
Leprechaun
Jester
Jack Sparrow
James Bond
Jedi
Ice Queen
Junkie
Caretaker/janitor
Girl out of ‘the ring’
Jolly green giant
Judge
Jack in a box
Ghostbuster
Geisha
Gnome
French person
Elf
Esmerelda (gypsy)
Einstein
Egyptian
Eskimo
Doctor Who
Domino
Darlek
Darth Vader
Chav
Cheerleader
Emo
Cereal Killer
Colonel Mustard
Charlie Chaplin
Crocodile Dundee
Cannibal
Julius Caesar
Chimney sweep
Cookie Monster
Queen
Belly Dancer
Bearded lady
Blues brothers
Beatnik
Bugsy Malone
Rapper
Builder
Barbie
Beatles
Biker
Austin Powers
Audrey Hepburn
Hillbilly
Goldfinger
Dennis the Menace
Hobbit
Oompa Loompa
Willy Wonka
Sailor
Hula girl
Ballerina
Viking
Pocahontas
Surfer
Group of guys = Village People
Group of girls = Spice Girls
Schoolgirl
Peasant
Sheep
Penguin
Mr Blobby
Pixie
Rupert Bear
Mary Poppins
Sunflower
Gladiator
Cousin IT
Star Trek character
Star Wars character
Statue of Liberty
Hannibal Lector
Indiana Jones
Hulk
Mrs Doubtfire
Transvestite
Rambo
Dr Frankenfurter
– Horror or normal film characters such as Scream, Freddie Krueger, The Joker, Wolverine, Edward Scissorhands, Beetlejuice or a character from Sleepy Hollow
– Dress for a certain decade/style era (New romantics style complete with face paint, bum bags and leggings in the 90’s etc)
– Fairy story/Disney/cartoon characters such as Bo Beep, Bugs Bunny, Aladdin, Jasmine etc, and if you want to be a bit twisted, you could turn them ‘scary’ with fake blood, make-up and props – such as ‘Little Dead Riding Hood’!
– Inanimate objects such as a Rubik’s cube or a bar of chocolate
– Celebrities such as Simon Cowell, George Bush or Margaret Thatcher
You could literally dress as anything, so it’s all up to your imagination!
(Or you could just buy/hire a costume of course…but that’s no fun :-))