This is a really hard one! I struggled to think of Costumes starting with “I”…….once on a roll though I did manage a few that are fairly cool! I like the idea of an Indiana Jones type character and Bollywood costumes are always gorgeous! Let me know if you can think of ideas I have missed out on, just leave a comment and if I can I’ll add it in!
Incredibles, Dash, Violet, Jack-Jack, Mr and Mrs
Intergalactic Being – any space type costume or space character (only maybe stretching it here but it might fit the bill!
Indiana Jones – cream/khaki pants, shirt, brown leather jacket, leather satchel, brown hat, brown belt, whip
Inuit – see Eskimo
Irish Leprechaun – green tailcoat, breeches, vest, cravat, green top hat
Irish Dancer – see Beer Girl
IronMan – also known as Iron Robot!
Indian, Bollywood – See Bollywood
Indian Maharajah – see Bollywood
Ivanhoe – see Knight
So I’m slogging through the alphabet with the goal of getting through before party season kicks off again for the year and the birthday parties begin for 2018! If you can think of any costumes starting with an “I” that I haven’t thought of please comment below!
All through the year we have customers getting ready for alphabetically themed parties! Costumes starting with “H” is a great one, there are heaps of ideas! Can you think of any to add to our list? Please feel free to add to the comments below!
Hannibal Lecter – restraint jacket with face guard or orange prisoner suit with mouth restraint
Hamlet – medieval tunic with hose, cape, hat etc
Han Solo – Navy pants with red trim down sides, light yellow shirt, black vest with pockets, blaster with holster
Hangman – Black tunic, black pants, black cape, black executioners mask plus axe
Hansel – German or Austrian man costume, shorts with shirt and hat
Happy Days – 1950’s guys – 1950’s style shirts, neat hair, jeans turned up at cuffs or neat slacks, dark brown leather jacket for Fonz
So all year round there are parties where you have to go as something starting with “?”…….G seems like a hard one until you have a think about it! I can think of these, are there any I have missed? Please comment below!
Gaga, Lady – myriad of looks, many with long white hair or platinum blonde, signature looks include meat dress and space age leotards
Galadriel (Lord of the Rings) – long white and flowing dress, long blonde hair, coronet (silver tiara)
Gambler/Maverick – dress shirt with ornate vest, black pants, panama hat or top hat, gold jewellery, pack of cards
Gandalf the Grey – grey robes, grey hat, white beard and hair
Gandalf the White – white robes, white hat, white beard and hair, staff
Gangster, 1920s – slick suit in dark colours or pinstripe, satin shirt, tie, braces, fedora hat, spats or two-colour shoes, moustache/slick hair, gangster gun optional
Gangster Goil/Moll/Queen – see 1920’s Flappers/Roaring twenties or a dark pinstripe suit as per Gangster
Garden Fairy – green and natural tone fairy dress, wings, headdress
Gatsby, James – white or pale suit, boater hat, lots of style
Gecko – Green suit, shoes, headpiece
Geisha Girl – traditional kimono garb with geisha wig
General Custer – blue Union style civil war uniform, blonde wig and beard set
Book Week doesn’t have to be a drama – I know easy to say right? On the bright side, there is plenty of time till the wonders of 26th August and the start of Book Week 2017! The theme this year is Escape to Everywhere which I love cos it is super easy to work with whatever your darkling little rug rat is into this year…….I’ve started a few thoughts, just to begin with some tried and true characters….
Can’t go wrong with the classic from Lewis Carol – Alice in Wonderland…….there are plenty of cool characters to choose from. Bonus mummy points if you actually read it with your lovelies and double bonus points if you can sprout some memorable quotes from this gorgeous text!
Escape to….a fairytale once upon a time….
There are so many fairytales to choose from! Twisted versions are always great to get kids thinking out of the square – you don’t have to go for the standard fare, see what varieties on fairytale themes you can find out there to spark some creative thinking….
Escape….Over the Rainbow
Poor Dorothy – searching for something she already had! Still she had some adventures and met lots of interesting characters! From Dorothy and side-kick Toto, to the Witch, Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion and Tin-Man – these guys are unmistakable.
Okay, so far I’ve just scraped the surface of the possibilities here. Time to get down to the shop and start dragging out the Book Week costumes – whew, hang on to your knickers folks, it’s about to get costume crazy!
It’s always popular to have a letter themed party! We are gradually going through our huge collection to list some ideas that might be helpful to those going to a D party! D costumes! From Daisy Duke to Dame Edna you are sure to find some inspiration here!
Costumes that start with D: D Costumes!
D’artangnon (The Three Muskateers) – same as other Muskateers, flouncy shirt, cape, bootlettes, sword etc
Dad’s Army – army clothes, from the television series based on WWII
Daisy Duke – cut off shorts with western shirt tied up
Daisy Hillbilly – cute gingham dress or denim shorts outfit with piggy tail hair
Dallas/Dynasty – selection of 1980’s dresses with wigs – see Cocktail
Dame Edna – 1970’s maxi dress with wig, glasses, beads and flowers – see below plus Maxi’s
Damsel – selection of medieval gowns – see Princess/Queen
Dancer – Ballarina costume or Flashdance dancer
Danny Zuko (Grease) – Wig with chops plus Thunderbirds jacket worn with jeans
Dark Bride – Zombie Bride with headdress etc – see Bloody Bride
Dark Nymph – Dark shredded gothic fairy with punk accessories
Darth Vadar – Black bodysuit, cape, helmet, gloves, light sabre, black boots
David Bowie – Ziggy Stardust 1970’s suit with red mullet and makeup
David Livingstone – safari suit plus pith helmet – see Safari
Davy Crockett – western man with Crockett styled hat
Dead – use a zombie
Dead Man Pirate – Zombie pirate
Death – black robes, black hooded cape, scythe
Deer – furry brown suit, make up, headband, tail
Delilah – see Belly Dancers
Delinquent – see Schoolgirls
Demis Roussos – see Kaftans
Demon – see Devil
Dentist – see Doctor
Detective – See Gangsters, also Beige Trench Coat with Fedora Hat
Devil – all things red, from red bodysuit to red dress, cape, gloves, wings, horns and tail of course!
Diana, Greek Goddess – see Ancients
Dick Tracy – gangster suit with yellow jacket worn over the top
Dick Turpin – highwayman and smuggler, plain pirate costume with cape
Dinner Suit – see Formal
Disco King/Disco Queen/Disco Stu/70’s Disco Suits, shirts, flares/Disco Diva/Safari suits/1970’s suits and all things disco…………..
Disney costumes – see Cinderella, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Cruella De Ville, Shrek, Winnie the Pooh, Snow White, Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Mr and Mrs Incredible, Dash Incredible, Pirates of the Caribbean etc.
Divinyls – see Chrissie Amplet
Doctor Evil – medium – grey jacket, grey pants, bald head wig Doctor Livingtson
Doctor of Death – see Zombie Doctor
Dog, Hot – onesize – foam hot dog costume
Dolly Bird – word used to refer to ladies in 1960’s who wore bouffant hair, white go-go boots and minidresses – see Retro Minidresses
Dominatrix – PVC bondage style – use Catwoman, punk bits and black PVC clothing
Dorothy (Wizard of Oz) – blue gingham dress with white blouse, white socks, red glittery shoes, basket, blue hair ribbons, auburn wig, Toto dog optional!
Dr Watson (Sherlock Holmes offsider)
Draco – bad guy from Harry Potter
Dracula – can be a full tuxedo with cape/mask/widow’s peak wig or a more simple and lightweight version with formal shirt, vest, formal pants, cape with collar and red lining, mask/fangs etc
Dracula’s Bride – a wide variety of slinky dresses suit this look, pair with a cape, gloves, bride headpiece etc
Druid – see Wizard
Duchess – see Princess and Queen
Dumbo – see Elephant
Dungeon Master – see Executioner
Duran Duran – 1980’s
Dusty Springfield – famous for her blonde beehive, heavy eye make-up and often wore shorter A-line 1960’s style dresses – see Retro dresses
Dynasty – see Cocktail Dresses
Phew! That turned out to be more than I had bargained for! Please be sure to let me know if I have neglected any “D” characters!
Through the year we often have folks going to dress up shows where they have to dress up as a character that starts with the initial of the birthday boy/girls names……this can lead to some heavy brainstorming to get the perfect costume! Here I’ve outlined some of the most common “C” costumes….
Costumes that start with “C”!
Cactus Pete – see Mexican
Cabaret Dancer – see Saloon Girls
Caesar – see Ancients
Caesar’s Wife, Calpurnia – see Ancients
Calamity Jane – see Cowgirls
Cardinal – see Bishop
Calico Jack – see Pirates
Can Can Girl
Calypso Girl/Caribbean Girl/Carmen Miranda
Calypso “Pirates of the Caribbean – tattered skirts, petticoats, bodice with fishing net feature, shell belts, black tattered shawl, heart necklace, dread lock wig
Canine – see Dog
Captain Caveman – see Cavepeople
Captain Cook – see Courtiers
Constable – see Police
Construction Worker – work clothes, boots, hard hat, tool belt
Captain Feathersword – see Pirates
Captain Hook – see Pirates
Captain Jack Sparrow – see Pirates and Jack Sparrow
Casino – formal wear/Casino themed costume
Captain James Kirk – Commander of the US Enterprise in Star Trek – see Star Trek
Captain Pugwash – Popular children’s pirate
Captain Lightening (Aussie Bushranger)
Caribbean Man – see Calypso
Care Bears – variety of fur suits, masks etc
Carnival – see Calypso
Carol Singer – Christmas Carol singer – Christmas coloured skirts, blouse, capes with hoods etc
Carpet Baggers – see Southern Gents
Carrie – horror prom girl covered in blood
Casanova – see Amadeus/Courtier
Castaway – ragged trousers, shirt, shredded straw hat, wild beard and wig, optional “friend” rock
Cat – variety bodysuits with fur, tail, headband
Cat in the Hat – black suit, white chest, striped red and white top, white gloves, face paint
Catwoman – black lycra bodysuit, gloves, headpiece
Caterpillar (Alice in Wonderland) – skivy top, green Caterpillar suit, green top hat with antennae
Cavalier – see Muskateer
Cavepeople – variety of fur tunics, armbands, leg bands, wild hair wig
Centurion – see Gladiator
Charleston – see Flappers
Charlie Chaplin – Black tails coat, grey pants, white shirt, vest, short wig, black bowler hat
Charlie’s Angels 1970’s version
Cheech and Chong – see Hippies/Bikies vests etc
Cheerleader – skirt, top, pom poms
Cookie Monster – Blue fluffy suit, fluffy shoes, fluffy gloves, mascot head
Cheetah – bodysuit and headpiece
Chef/Cook – Cook top, pants, chef hat
Cher – either 1970’s hippy style with long black hair with fringe or 1980’s leotard with fisnets, leather look jacket, sailor hat, huge black curly wig
Cheshire Cat – variety of suits, headpieces etc
Chicago – see Flappers
Chicken – furry yellow suit, mask etc
Choir Boy – red Priest with white shirt overlay
Cinderella – Ballgown, petticoats etc
Circus performer – also see Acrobat
Circus Strongman– Muscle shirt, jungle tunic, tattoos and bling
Clark Kent – wear pinstripe suit (Gangster) open over superman suit
Clint Eastwood – cowboy with poncho and hat
Clown – variety of clown suits, hats, vests, wigs, face paint