Fancy Dress Costume Ideas

Here are some fancy-dress costume ideas for dressing up for mystery parties and theme parties:

General fancy dress tips

You don’t have to hire a costume unless you want to. You can make a fancy-dress costume instead.

For example, you can play Pinocchio by creating a cardboard pencil nose and tying it on with white or skin coloured elastic.

Be innovative and creative with your fancy dress costume. Often, it’s just a matter of combining your ordinary clothes in different ways.

Accessories really help. Think about your character’s interests. For example, if you are playing Goldilocks– bring a bowl of porridge (oatmeal) with you. It will really add to your costume and create a talking point. And if you don’t like the food at the party – you can always eat your porridge!

If your guests won’t have time or can’t dress in costume for some reason, have some props such as scarves or beads etc to suit their roles on hand

Some kits require more dressing up than others.You can always look at the costume suggestions in the samples before you decide which kit to buy. And you can also read the host guide and see which props are required.