Party costume ideas for an emergency services theme

Updated April 17, 2017

Costume ideas abound for the emergency services theme party. You can be anything from a police officer to a firefighter to a doctor. The costumes also range from very inexpensive to quite costly, depending on how authentic of a look you desire. Most of these costumes are also comfortable to wear.

Hospital Ideas

You can dress up as anyone who works at a doctor's office or a hospital. The list includes EMT/paramedic, doctor, surgeon, nurse, coroner and forensics examiner. All of these costumes are available at most thrift stores, the most easily accessible accessory being the "scrubs" which doctors and nurses wear. You could squirt a bit of fake blood on yourself to complete the look.

Public Services Ideas

Dressing up as a public service employee such as a firefighter or a police officer is a little bit harder to complete under a budget. This idea requires a bit more of a costume; you might have to buy/rent an actual outfit.

Government Ideas

Government officials or employees such as FBI, CIA, or any part of the Armed Forces are a great addition to this theme party. You can go to almost any army surplus store to pick up camouflage coats, trousers and gear. For the CIA and FBI, use a blue track jacket or windbreaker and tape on the letters CIA or FBI in big yellow text on the back of the jacket. Adding some big black sunglasses and a fake moustache also help complete the look of the federal agent.


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Dan Falk has been writing professionally since 2008. He was an editor for the "Daily Nebraskan," his university's local newspaper, and is an accomplished writer for the sketch comedy group 3Bettys. Dan graduated from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln where he majored in English and filmmaking.