Fancy Dress Ideas
Here's a few fancy dress ideas to inspire you when planning your Birthday, Halloween, Christmas, New Year's Eve or Hogmanay fancy dress Costume party. If you need any more excuses to throw a fancy dress party then you'll find 52 reasons towards the bottom of this page.
Ultimate Uniforms Party:
Once Upon a Time Party:
|Fairytale Princess, Disney, Pixar, Red Riding Hood, Wizard of Oz, Goldilocks, Cinderella and more.|
Alice in Wonderland Party:
Under the Knife Party:
Doctors, Nurses, Dentists, Surgeons, Patients
Hero and Villain Party:
Vicars and Tarts Party:
Pirates of the Caribbean party:
Pirates, Pirate wench, Jack Sparrow, Navy Officer, Admirals
Your Era Party:
When were you born? 90's child, 60's hippies, 50's flirts and 80's rockers
Around the World Party:
Fictional Character Party:
Dress up as your favourite fictional character whether it be Jessica Rabbit, James Bond, Fred Flintstone, Penelope Pitstop, Tarzan etc
Ancient Antics Party:
Great Gatsby Party:
Flapper Girls, Gangsters, Vintage Glamour, Daisy, Gatsby, Myrtle and Party Girls
Super Heroes Party:
Throw the ultimate red carpet event with all your guests dressed up as their favourite celebrity
Rocky Horror Party:
Frank n Furter, Magenta, Columbia , Riff Raff, Brad, Janet, Dr Scott, Rocky
Clowns, Ring Masters, Lion Tamers, Lions, Gymnasts and other circus cuties.
Saints and Sinners party:
Angels, Devils, Nuns, Vicars, Vampires, Demons
Make Believe Party:
Danny, Sandra Dee, Pink Ladies, ‘T’ Birds
Letter of the Hosts's Name:
Go as anything beginning with the letter... for example 'B' for Beyonce, Bugsy Malone, Beer Girl, Bumble bee, Beckham, Bananas in Pyjamas or Burlesque Dancer etc
Flowers, weeds, honey bees, love bugs, head gardener, gnomes
Wear your pyjamas and slippers, serve popcorn, have pillow fights and make the venue into a bedroom!
Back to School Party:
Everyone wears red, the host plays cupid, lots of love hearts and red and pink food and drinks (see Valentines Costumes for ideas).
Wild West Party:
Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Midsummer Night’s dream, Taming of the Shrew
Cleopatra, Mummy, Pharoah, Gods and other Egyptian Costumes
Roman Empire party:
Roman Lady, Centurion, Senator, Caesar, Slave, Gladiator
Sci Fi Party:
Aliens, Space Girls, Moon Walkers, Star Wars, Back to the Future, Star Trek, Avatar, Men in Black
Teen Movies Party:
Scream, American Pie, Bring it On, Teen Slasher Movies, Mean Girls, High School Musical
Miss Demeanours Party:
Enjoy your own wake!
Wizard of Oz Party:
Dorothy, Tin Man, Lion, Scarecrow, Wicked Witch, Glynda – good witch, Toto, Wizard
Vampires, Werewolves, Bella, member of the the Volturi
Underwear as Outerwear Party:
For the brave - wear you underwear to the party!
Dress in PVC, Wet Look and Leather
Medieval Mayhem Party:
Wenches, Peasants, Robin Hood, Monks
Earth, fire, water, air, silver, gold, copper, krypton, arsenic
Under the Sea Party:
James Bond Party:
James Bond, Pussy Galore, Goldfinger, Q, M or just Black Tie and Ball Gowns! Why not turn you venue into a casino and serve Martinis.
Back to the Future Party:
Wild west, 50s, 80s, the future, mad scientist
Furry Monster Party:
Any monster will do!
Robin Hood, Dick Turpin, Ned Kelly, Bonny & Clyde , Josey Wales
Gangsters and Molls party:
Don’t forget your violin case!
You know – punk!
Glam Rock Party:
Bowie , The Sweet, T Rex, Wizard, Mud
Frogs, Newts, Toads, Tadpoles
Oh no it isn’t
Boys will be Girls and Girls will be Boys Party:
You need to cross dress for this one
Roaring 20s Party:
Nifty 50s party:
Rock and Roll!
60s and 70s parties:
Flower Power, Big Hair, Flares, you know the rest!
Colour Themed Parties:
Black and White Themed Costumes
Wig it Out Party:
Everybody attends wearing a wig
Beer Fest Party:
Barvarian Beer Girls, Alpine Cuties and Beer Guy Costumes
Masquerade Ball Party:
Keep the mystery alive - go Venetian and don't forget your mask!
Spring, summer, autumn, winter
Agatha Christie party:
Murder on the orient express, Poirot, Miss Marple, Death on the Nile , Sparkling Cyanide
Bad Taste party:
You won’t need our website for this one!
Anything fluorescent. Ensure you have UV lighting and visit our Clubwear and Ravewear Section.
Mile High Club Party:
Bare as you dare Party:
Wear as little as possible
Carry On Films Camping, Cruising, Doctor, Screaming, Dick
Dress up as your favourite cocktail
The Bear, The plough, Orion, Libra, Pisces, Gemini
Harry Potter Party:
Dress as: The Red Lion, The Swan, The Dog and Duck, etc.
Murder Mystery Party:
Get in character – Miss Scarlet in the library with the candlestick
52 excuses for a party
If you need an excuse to have a party beyond Halloween, Christmas and New Year's Eve or you simply don’t want to miss an opportunity to have a party then this list is for you.
New Year’s Eve
St Patrick’s day
St, George’s day
St Andrew’s day
St David’s day
End of term
End of exams
Passed your exams
Passed driving test
Leaving your job
Talk like a pirate day
Chinese New Year
The cat’s away
Even more party ideas.
International Talk Like A Pirate Day.. 19th September
Don't believe us? Visit the one and only, official, accept-no-substitutes, Talk Like A Pirate Day website at www.talklikeapirate.com or the Talk Like a Pirate Day Official British HQ http://www.yarr.org.uk/
Book a long weekend away with some friends and have a themed party Friday, Saturday and Sunday night.
See how it’s done at www.maruba-events.com
How about hiring a pole dance instructor complete with pole and have your own pole dance party. This is a great idea for hen nights!
We did this with some friends a few years ago. We climbed up Snaefell, the highest mountain on the Isle of Mann, to watch the sun rise on Midsummer’s day. This involved setting off from Douglass at 2am to climb the mountain in the dark. We dressed in black tie, dinner jackets and ball gowns and had a 6 course champagne breakfast complete with candelabras as we watched the sunrise!
Obviously, any mountain would do and you could do any fancy dress theme but make sure you plan it well and take professional advice to ensure you are properly prepared, equipped and take every precaution for the terrain, conditions and circumstances you may encounter.