Costume ideas that start with D: D Costumes!

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 Ross
  • 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
  • Dinosaur
  • Disco King/Disco Queen/Disco Stu/70’s Disco Suits, shirts, flares/Disco Diva/Safari suits/1970’s suits and all things disco…………..
  • D Costumes
    Disco King – D Costumes

    D Costumes
    Disco Bunny – D Costumes
  • 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
  • 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
  • D Costumes
    Hungry for a Hot Dog? – D Costumes
  • Dog
  • Dolly Clown
  • Dolly Bird – word used to refer to ladies in 1960’s who wore bouffant hair, white go-go boots and minidresses – see Retro Minidresses
  • Dolly Parton
  • Dolly Varden
  • Dominatrix – PVC bondage style – use Catwoman, punk bits and black PVC clothing
  • Don Juan
  • Dorothy (Wizard of Oz) – blue gingham dress with white blouse, white socks, red glittery shoes, basket, blue hair ribbons, auburn wig, Toto dog optional!
  • D Costumes - Dorothy
    Dorothy – D Costumes
  • 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 - D costumes
    Dracula – D costumes
  • Dracula’s Bride – a wide variety of slinky dresses suit this look, pair with a cape, gloves, bride headpiece etc
  • Dragon
  • 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
  • Dutch Girl
  • 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!

Getting Ready for Book Week!!

I can feel it looming!  Book week is coming up fast!  August 20th to 26th – week three of next term in fact – that will come before we know it!  So knowing how harrowing a school costume can be (if your mob is like mine you find the note crumpled in the school bag at 8.15 am or you get told late the night before), I thought I would start early this year, getting ready for the amazing Book Week requirements.

Main Mummy deed of the week – one (relatively) content and costumed child.  Extra points if you read the book that pertains to the costume with your kid!

To that end – I’ve started to match up some popular books with their costume – so the game is they get to take the book and the costume together!  Also, I’ve been brainstorming for easy, comfortable costumes for sale and hire.

Every year I love to see what those vibrant imaginations come up with – kids have so much fun bringing their dress-ups to life.  You can certainly tell when they like their costume and when they don’t! (They can be hard bargainers!)

Easy Peasy Knight 

Books:  Chronicles of Narnia,


The Knight and the Dragon by Tomie dePaola.

Cornelia Funke’s The Princess Knight, with illustrations by Kerstin Meye,

Knight L $39



Jurassic Park.

I’m a Hungry Dinosaur by

Size 10:12 Godzilla $36




Pirates Don’t Change Diapers by Melinda Long

Peter Pan

Pirates of the Caribbean

Skeleton Girl L $24.95

Tattoo piratepirate



Any book featuring a superhero – this is a bit of a contentious category – lots of teachers have sought to discourage or prohibit children from wearing costumes of their favourite superhero.  While I have heard and understand the reasoning I really believe it is better to err and let them wear a superhero costume if that is what is going to be the most sensible thing.  if you are dealing with a reluctant student it could be the one thing that sparks the interest so that they start to love reading.  Sometimes you just need that spark!

Batman $29.50Kid Hulk

Iron Robot $29.50Superhero

Size 10:12 Mario $25

Witches and Wizards


Harry Potter books

Quidditch through the Ages

Hogwarts through the Ages

Wickedest Witch in the World

The Worst Witch books

Lord of the Rings


Skull witch

Fairy & Nursery Tales


Red Riding Hood

Snow White


Sleeping Beauty

Puss in Boots

Size 3-6 Red Riding Hood $30

International Characters:


We are All Born Free – The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Pictures

Kid IndianBook week costume

So, this is just a short look at my obsession for the next couple of weeks……….I’ll be sorting costumes and adding photos as we get ready for one of the most hectic weeks in our costume year!  Keep checking back as this site improves and grows along with out little business.  Right now, I need to go and collapse for a while – four days of dress-ups for the local band’s show have just come to an end – phew – while the rest of Port Lincoln is getting primed for the big night down at the yacht club, I will be resting my paint stained, needle pricked hands and checking facebook for photos of the crowd – sleep well all and stay warm!  🙂

PS  Comment and let me know any ideas for great children’s Book Week costumes – love to hear your thoughts!