Cool Dress Up Ideas

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Cool Dress Up Ideas
You can get ideas for dress-up events from fashion magazines and local vintage clothing stores. (kids clothing image by Nenad Djedovic from

Whether you're dressing up for a school contest or at a house party with friends, there are several ways to get ideas for a dress-up game. For example, if you're planning a 1970s movie-themed birthday party, ask guests to arrive at the party dressed up as popular '70s characters from movies such as "The Godfather," "Saturday Night Fever," "Grease" and "Rocky." Or if you're holding a career day at your school, have students dress up as their future professions.

New Orleans Themes

Because New Orleans is a colourful, exciting and eccentric city filled with rich history and interesting cultural influences, you can hold a New Orleans-themed dress up event at your home. Some of the guests can dress up in outfits that have the traditional Mardi Gras colours---purple, green and gold---and other guests may decide to wear colourful masks and coloured wigs to the party. Another idea is to have the guests wear outfits that resembled the French settlers who first arrived in New Orleans in the 1700s. If you don't live in New Orleans, you can find these outfits on websites such as Accent Annex and New Orleans Masks.

Collegiate Cheerleader

If it's football season and you're hosting a ladies night where you're watching college football games on television, you can invite guests to wear their alma mater's cheerleading outfits with the school's colours to the event. If this isn't possible, they can wear short-sleeved or long-sleeved shirts and sweatpants or shorts in the colleges' colours. They can complete the outfit by wearing ribbons or bows in their hair that match the outfits.

African-American Historymakers

If you're planning an African-American themed event at a community centre, invite guests to dress up as well-known or little-known black historymakers. One guest may decide to dress up as Harriet Tubman, the woman who led many slaves to freedom through the Underground Railroad, while someone else may dress up as Tuskegee Institute founder Booker T. Washington. You can also make the event interesting by holding a contest where you would judge each outfit and give prizes to the best ones.

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