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Good Ideas For Adult Fancy Dress Costumes

By Richard Laytham

Remember when everyday held fun and laughter playing make believe? You don’t need to be young to enjoy dressing up, just young at heart. Adult Fancy Dress Costumes add life and entertainment to a party. If you are having problems thinking of a costume here are some good ideas to get your imagination fired up.

Fiction has many mythical characters from which to draw inspiration. Vampires, werewolves and aliens or fairies, hobbits and elves which would you choose? Would you like to be one of the X-men? Or a more straightforward hero like Superman or Wonder Woman? Choose a character from your favorite book or movie and get ready to have fun.

Animal lovers can dress as their favorite animal. Slinky cats, fun loving monkeys, ferocious crocodiles and pretty parrots. The choices are as broad as the animal kingdom itself. Why not partner with your friend and become a horse. Toss a coin to see who gets to be at the front.

If you would like your party to have a touch of culture you could set a national costume theme. Ask people to come dressed so that other guests will be able to guess the country they are representing. Some people choose to reflect their own heritage, while others will choose an exotic culture to portray.

Bring history alive by selecting your favorite period and dressing as a Roman centurion, a Greek philosopher, a medieval knight or a Viking. Perhaps you’d like to be Genghis Khan for the night or Cleopatra. This is where the fun comes in; you can be whoever you like.

Recent history is full of inspiration too. Al Capone or Eliot Ness, two sides and you only have to pick one. Want to show off your Charleston then dress as a flapper. If the twenties don’t excite you jump forward to the rock and roll generation of the fifties. Or, dress up in tight, white and start disco dancing your way into the fun.

A lariat, six guns and a cowboy hat will take you back to the Wild West. And, where there’s a cowboy there is an opportunity to be an Indian. But, they were not the only players in the West. You could be a pony express rider or a riverboat gambler. The ladies serving in the saloons were vibrant characters too.

Occupations can generate many ideas too. Firemen, police and military personnel all wear uniforms that make great costumes. If you are in this occupation in your real life however, choose something else or you will spoil the fun. Nurses, doctors and scientists all have a sort of unofficial uniform that make good costumes as well.

Real life presents some great ideas too. Dress as a sports player, cheerleader or referee. Think of your favorite movie star and dress as they would or one of the characters they have portrayed. Perhaps you’d like to be a president, prime minister or member of a royal family.

Nobody is too old for make believe. Adult Fancy Dress Costumes can be flamboyant or discreet; they can be sexy or reserved. You can find a costume to reflect your personality or use the party as an opportunity to be someone different. Have fun selecting your costume and seeing what other people have chosen for theirs.

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Laytham, Richard "Good Ideas For Adult Fancy Dress Costumes." Good Ideas For Adult Fancy Dress Costumes. 25 Jul. 2010. 17 Jul 2014 <>.

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