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Whаt'ѕ your theme?
Most parties are a free for all but many times they can have themes. This makes costume choice easier. Below are popular theme ideas:
Renaissance: A time of kings and queens, lords and ladies, peasants and knights. The Renaissance period lends itself to so many costumes. The peasant girl with her basket of goodies. The fair Lady Guinevere waiting for King Arthur to return from a quest with his knight. A bubbly tavern wench serving up warm ale and tasty food.
Don’t forget the bands of gypsies coming around to tell your fortune. How about a lady Robin Hood taking from the rich and giving to the poor? This theme has many choices and several variations of each choice. Plus, most of these looks can be topped off with a cloak for cooler climates.
Disco: Groovy baby! Disco may have started out as a name for a nightclub, but it became a whole movement. Disco is associated with expensive, flashy and sexy fashions. Break out the gold lame hot pants and the off the shoulder blouse with the bell sleeves to become a disco diva. Go the comfortable as a disco dazzler with a belted button-down blouse and bell bottom pants. Be the queen of the disco with a shiny wrapped minidress with flared sleeves. Don't forget the wedges to round out your look!
Pirate: Ahoy matey! Who doesn’t love a good old fashion plundering? The pirate theme leads to many choices. There is the sassy pirate wench waiting to party and have a good time. Be a high seas buccaneer with a corseted blouse and pants. Play the sexy vixen with a frilly corseted petticoat dress. Don’t forget the hat and sword!
80’s Party: No matter what decade you were born in the 80’s is always a fun theme party. Rock out in the traditional party girl garb of a pullover dress with skirt and lace ruffled overlay accessorized with a scrunchy, mesh fingerless gloves and leggings. Work it out in a leotard, crop top, shorts, headband, leggings, wristbands, and leg warmers! Keep warm in a far-out track suit. Don’t forget the classic Valley girl miniskirt and jacket with pushed up sleeves. Who can forget the Flashdance sweaterdress. Whatever your wear don’t forget the big hair!
Alice in Wonderland: This theme opens a whole new costume world. Be mysterious as the Cheshire cat in pink and purple striped dress with leggings or a onesie! Be Alice herself in a cute blue dress complete with apron and petticoat. Strike fear at the party as the Queen of Hearts in a corseted red and black dress complete with crown! Other possible costumes are the Mad Hatter with his ever-trusty top hat, the White Rabbit, and the Caterpillar.
Roaring twenties: Ah the days of prohibition and gangsters. The good old days when you could go to an underground juke joint and listen to some jazz while drinking hooch while buying cigarettes and cigars out of the box carried by the cigarette girl. The most popular costume from this era is the flapper with her fringed dress, feathered headband, and beaded necklace. You also have the jazz singer dressed in satin-lined dresses with semi-sheer sequined overlays complete with boa. Gangsters with their zoot suites and hats. Don’t forget the socialite with her satin evening dress, fur trimmed jacket or stole and cigarette holder.
Other Popular Costume Choices:
Even if you don’t have a themed party there are other popular costumes to consider. Who doesn’t love a long-locked Mermaid with her seashell bra and fish tail skirt? Step out as your favorite superhero such as Wonder Woman or Super Girl both with their red, white and blue skirted outfits and red capes. You may also choose a super villain such as Poison Ivy or the original Harley Quinn complete with jester hat! Feeling royal why not choose a queen such as the Dragon Queen, the Evil Queen, an Egyptian queen, a Medieval Queen or a Drag Queen! That brings us the to ever popular Witch! What Halloween would be complete without a classic green face, wart nosed, pointy hat witch? Of course, there are also fun variations such as Glenda the good witch, glamour witches and sexy witches.
Whatever costume you choose make sure you start early to make sure you get the costume you want. Halloween has become a popular holiday and costumes go fast. If you catch yourself in a last-minute pinch don’t worry there are do it yourself costumes that you can throw together with things from your home. Like a solid color shirt with balloons for a bunch of grapes. Use a denim shirt and bandanna for Rosie the Riveter. If your desperate use a white sheet with holes for the classic ghost.
Some parties may not be costume parties so keep in mind those cute sweaters and tees.