Most of us are preparing to rug up for the winter season and the thought of venturing out into the cold to attend a costume or fancy dress party is a little daunting. We all want to look spectacular for our next party, without losing the comfort factor. This article will give the reader ideas on costumes which will not only have them looking fantastic and at the same time the ability to stay warm, so they can enjoy the night’s festivities.

Costume themes: Medieval, Horror, Sci Fi, Fantasy, Disney Princesses, Christmas, Twilight, Uniform, Animals, Religious just to name a few.

Many of the costumes mentioned in this article are either long sleeved or may have layers which will assist the wearer in keeping warm.

Female Costume Ideas:

– Jester, medieval maiden, Queen, nun – Medieval

– Wizard, witch, Morticia, Lily Munster, Wednesday Addams, devil, vampiress, Wicked Queen – Horror

– Star Trek, Star Wars Characters, Space Odyssey – Sci Fi

– Belle, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Jasmine – Disney princesses

– Mrs Clause, Santa’s helper, reindeer, snowman – Christmas

– Vampiress, werewolf – Twilight

– Army, naval, air force, fireperson, police person – Uniform

– Koala Bear, panda, crocodile, cow, horse, rabbit, dog, cat – Animals

– Nun – Religious

Male Costume Ideas:

– Jester, knight, King, Lancelot, monk, Robin Hood – Medieval

– Wizard, warlock, Gomes Addams, Uncle Fester, Pugsley, Lurch, Devil – Horror

– Star Trek, Star Wars Characters, 2001 Space Odyssey – Sci Fi

– Santa, Scrooge, The Grinch, elf, reindeer, snowman- Christmas

– Vampire, Dracula, Count Yorga, werewolf – Twilight

– Army, naval, air force, fireman, police man – Uniform

– Koala Bear, panda, crocodile, cow, horse, rabbit, dog, cat – Animals

– Monk, Bishop, Pope – Religious

For extra warmth why not add one or more of these accessories. perhaps a long cape, wig, boots, hat, petticoat, netting or hoop. This will also add that final touch to any outfit.

When choosing a costume why not consider wearing loose long flowing gowns or robes, as this leaves room to wear other layers underneath for added warmth.

There are always benefits for costume parties held in winter, for example:

o If your costume requires makeup – it generally won’t run, leaving your costume stain free.

o There should be no chance of leaving costume accessories behind at a party as it’s usually too cold to remove them.

o There is always a wide selection of costumes to choose from.

So you see winter costume parties really can be loads of fun and by putting a little time and thought into a costume now, the wearer will be rewarded ten fold by not only looking wonderful but comfortable & warm.

Source by Mandy O’Connor