Costume Ideas You Can Wear Your Pajamas With

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Costume Ideas You Can Wear Your Pajamas With
Add devil horns to red pyjamas to create a costume. (David Woolley/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Many people prefer to feel comfortable when dressing up for a costume party, and pyjamas are known for being as comfortable as they come. Pyjamas can easily work as a base for many costume ideas with the addition of make-up and props. Use your creativity to make a costume that can work for Halloween or a pajama costume party.

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Adult Costume Ideas

Adults wishing to leave pyjamas on for a costume party have a number of options to choose from. Create costumes out of footsie pyjamas for adults, which you can purchase at many stores online and costume stores. Use footsie pyjamas in conjunction with other props, such as devil horns or whiskers and face paint for a black cat. Choose the pyjamas in the colour that best works with the costume -- for example red footsie pyjamas for a devil's costume and black for a cat costume.

Vintage Pajamas

Shop at a thrift store to find vintage pyjamas that can be used to create an adult costume. Slips from earlier times, such as the 1950s, can work for a pin-up girl costume. Vintage slips and pyjamas can also work for a crazy housewife look, along with hair curlers, red lipstick and a bottle of pills or alcohol. Men can find a smoking jacket that is reminiscent of Hugh Hefner or an old classic movie star.

Other Ideas for Adults

Wear pyjamas along with a blue or green face mask and a shower cap to look like a tired housewife. Dress in pajama trousers with mismatched socks and shoes to look like a fashion victim. Add some bad hair accessories to further the costume. If you can find a silky negligee or robe, you could dress as Mrs. Robinson from the movie "The Graduate" or as an old-fashioned Hollywood starlet.

Children's Costume Ideas

Many costume ideas for children use a pajama base. Yellow pyjamas could easily turn into a bee or a chicken with the addition of a mask and wings. White pyjamas can be made into a bunny or angel with the addition of a tail, mask or wings. Children can also wear pyjamas under another costume to stay warm while trick-or-treating for Halloween.

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