When you think of a costume party, the first thing that crosses your mind is Halloween. Lately, there has been a trend towards throwing costume parties regardless of a season. Costume parties for fun’s sake. This is the best definition of how people have a wonderful time with their friends nowadays.
There are a host of costume themed-parties, but the ones inspired by celebrities are the latest thing.
You cannot choose a more classic costume than the one inspired by the King of rock ’n’ roll. Appropriate for both men and women, these costumes are hugely popular so much so there is always at least one Elvis Presley at a costume party. Think about an outlandish suit, flashy jewellery and pompadour haircut and you have an Elvis Presley costume. For example, the Burning Love jumpsuit is ideal as all the eyes will be on you wearing a white jumpsuit with large golden studs and a wide golden belt. One of the most famous Elvis costumes is definitely a gold lamé suit consisting of a jacket, slacks, a belt, shoes and a string necktie.
The fans of Madonna will be delighted to choose any costume inspired by this music diva as she had so many fashion transformations throughout her career. You can choose some of her outfits from the 80’s such as the one from 1984 including a graphic printed black/yellow mini skirt, spandex leggings, a crop top, a patent heels, an endless number of rubber bracelets and her signature red hair ribbon. The fabulous short wedding dress she wore for her performance of Like a virgin will definitely transport you to 1984.
The modern pop icon is known for a variety of outrageous costumes so you should definitely wear some of her unique and one-of-a-kind outfits. If you are in festive spirit, you should wear an outlandish blue playsuit, a bright yellow wig, matching blue gloves, black sky-high platform boots and a legendary decorated pine tree as a hat. The lovers of red and lace should not miss a Lady Gaga costume including a fabulous red mini dress, a matching extravagant head piece, and pair of matching red high heels.
Stretch low-cut jumpsuits, faux leather, white tank tops and the moustache. In one word: Freddy! For the most outrageous costume, pick out a white low-cut jumpsuit, or his housewife inspired purple top and a leather mini skirt outfit. His signature look was the combination of white pants and yellow jacket. For this look you will need a yellow jacket, white track pants with red stripe down the sides, a white tank top and aviator sunglasses. His famous quote is “I have fun with my clothes onstage; it’s not a concert you’re seeing, it’s a fashion show.” So, we hope you will have fun with your costume as much as Freddy did.
Costumes inspired by Marilyn Monroe are all-time classics and whenever you choose outfits this great film star wore you will not make a mistake. The easiest Marilyn Monroe costume includes a white halter-neck dress, a blonde wig and white shoes. When it comes to make-up, do not forget fake eyelashes, red lips and the mole. Another Marilyn Monroe inspired costume consists of a red sequinned dress and red shoes she wore in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
Costumes, costumes, costumes. Celebrity-inspired costumes are always fun to wear as there are inspiration from everywhere. Apart from clothes, match accessories, make-up and a haircut with the outfit.
About the author:
Peter is a fashion stylist and a writer from Brisbane, Australia. After graduating from Australian Institute of Creative Design he worked as a fashion stylist for few local fashion events. Beside fashion and styling, he enjoys traveling around exotic destinations and discovering new vintage stores. He’s future plans are in creating his personal styling business.