I always get really annoyed when people moan and groan about dress up parties. My mates and I love dress up parties and we’re total nerds about them. I often have people asking me about planning parties (which is weird because I’m pretty sure I’ve never written about that) so I thought I’d share some of the best themed parties we’ve had, in case you’re ever stuck for a cool dress up theme. Warning: We take our dress up parties REALLY seriously.
6 Of The Best Ever Dress Up Party Ideas
Silly Hat Party
I’ve been to a few Silly Hat Parties but these are my two favourite hats I made. This is my Swine Flu Hat, made from a piggy toy and dust masks. I also have beer coolers on each side of my head because my headband was sticking into my head and this was my brilliant solution to that problem. I suspect it was a red wine fuelled decision.
This is a Candy Tiara that I made from candy necklaces and wire. I worked weekends in a bead store at the time and apparently rosaries were all the rage.
These are my mates Steph and Stu wearing a Hollywood Sign Hat and Pez Dispenser Hat respectively.
Old People Party
My mate turned 30 a few years ago and had an Old People themed party. It was actually quite hilarious because most of us dressed like future old versions of ourselves. Like my mate Fliss in her bathrobe and me in a turban and jewels.
Work of Art Party
I wasn’t at this party but I just love the idea. The idea was to come dress as a work of art or an artist.
The League of Pissweak Super Heros Party
This theme was heaps of fun. We all had to come as made up super heros. I’m Piker Girl because I had a reputation of partying hard until midnight and then I would fall asleep or get my mum to come pick me up. Piker Girl’s super power was piking, so I had a sleeping mask and teabags in my hair. My friend Fi is The Sexy Librarian. Her super power was taking off her glasses, shaking out her hair and becoming irrisistable to all men. There was also Mr Fantale who shot Fantale lollies out of his sleeves and The Tea Towel-er who would flick people with tea towels.
Tim Burton Party
Another classic was the Tim Burton party. This is me dressed as one of Edward Scissorhand’s hairdressing clients… getting my hair cut by Edward Scissorhand’s.
Heroes and Villians
This is a simple yet very effective theme.
Frankenfurter gets felt up by Princess Mononoke.
And here we have Frankenfurter, Danger Mouse, Puss in Boots and Joan of Arc.
We also got a pretty cool Two Face out of that party. Probably the best real life Two Face I’ve ever seen.
What was the best dress up party you ever went to? And what was your favourite fancy dress costume you’ve ever worn?
Do upload your favourite ever costume party photos. I’d love to see them!