Easy Costume Ideas of Famous Adults

Updated February 21, 2017

When an invitation for a costume party comes your way, get people talking by creating a celebrity sighting. While it may not be a real sighting, costumes that look like a famous adult give you a chance to take a break from reality as you pretend to be someone else. Celebrity costumes don't have to be complicated and can often be created from things you already own.

Michael Jackson

Commemorate the legacy of the King of Pop by dressing up as Michael Jackson. This costume is easy to make with items you already own or can find on a quick trip to the thrift shop. Jackson's most famous trademarks were his sequinned jacket and white sequinned glove. Find an old glove and black jacket and spray them with adhesive, then coat them in sequins. Throw on a pair of tight black trousers and a pair of sunglasses to complete the outfit. You could also don a surgical mask like those that the star was known for wearing.

Sarah Palin

Love her or hate her, the famous politician Sarah Palin is known for her iconic look. Palin commonly wears glasses, a short skirt and a button-down shirt. If you don't own items that would work for the costume already, pick up a cheap business skirt, high-heeled shoes and horn-rimmed glasses. Put your hair or a brown wig up high on your head with fringe swept to the side. Add accessories to the costume that represent Alaska or the politician such as a hunting rifle or a stuffed moose.

Bobby Knight

Controversial former basketball coach Bobby Knight is known for his snow-white hair and sweaters. Dye your hair a temporary white and wear either a knit crimson sweater to represent his days at Indiana University or a red and black one for his days at Texas Tech. Finish out the outfit with a pair of khaki trousers. If you go the Indiana route, carry a folding chair around with you for an easy costume prop. Just use caution if you re-enact the incident where he threw the chair.

Oprah Winfrey

The iconic talk show host Oprah Winfrey has displayed a variety of looks throughout the years, from her big hair of the 1980s to her stylish modern clothing in the 2000s. Pick your favourite Oprah look and find an outfit that best represents it. Carry around a microphone as a prop to help others identify you.

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Sarah Schreiber has been writing since 2004, with professional experience in the nonprofit and educational sectors as well as small business. She now focuses on writing about travel, education and interior decorating and has been published on Trazzler and various other websites. Schreiber received a Bachelor of Arts in mass communications.