So here is a great idea. Dress your group as a fruit bowl. Each person dresses up as a fruit. Now there are a number of ways to do this. You can find yourself some big fruit costumes or take a simpler approach such as everybody picking a colour to dress as or paint you faces the one colour. Don't forget to take a picture.
Go retro and dress up as a pop band. Back Street Boys and their baggy jeans and caps, Abba in their flairs and white suits and long blond hair, the Jacksons also with flairs and their afros. There are some more contemporary bands such as Daft Punk with their motor cycle style helmets, UK and their leather jackets and R.E.M with their painted brows.
You can often find cartoon characters come in groups and are great to dress up as. A classic is the internationally famous Scooby Doo Mystery Inc, Scooby-Doo, Shaggy Rogers, Fred Jones, Velma Dinkley, and Daphne Blake. If you have a small one in your group you can also include Scrappy Doo and there is also friend Scooby-Dum, Brother Yabba-Doo and Girl Friend Scooby-Dee. There are also all the aliens, monsters, ghosts and ghouls they battle as well.
Other cartoon groups would include the Whacky Races, The Flint Stones, Captain Caveman, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and the Mr. Men.
Why not make the fancy dress party perfect and have all the groups of kids leave with an award at the end? We have a pack of certificates that make that possible. Click the image below for more details.
There are a range of social groups which we know from society. You could go as Policemen, Firemen, Nurses, Builders and Lifeguards.
Ghostbusters are a classic with homemade Proton Packs backpacks. The classic but adult Reservoir Dogs and Mr. White and in fact any Mr. Colour you fancy going as. Super heroes and Super Villains are a great bunch, the main characters working well in a unisex capacity.
Bizarre Fancy Dress Ideas How about going as a series of paintings? Or table utensils or garden equipment. Inanimate objects are funny when taken out of context!
Throughout this website we provide a range of homemade fancy dress ideas which you can print out and make yourself. Some of these free fancy dress images are coloured in and others you will have to colour in yourself. There is a range of very cheap more detailed products which can be downloaded through our online shop.
One of the great things about this option is that it is quick, you don't have to wait for the post and you can also tailor them to your own needs.
Here are some examples. These are part of an Egyptian costume. Click on the link and the PDF of the image will appear and you can down load your free fancy dress accessory.
This is a range mastaches you can print out and attach however you feel works for you. they are fun and can be used for a range of costumes including the Victorians and Pirates!
These are Buckles you can print out, stick on card and then attach to shoes and they make them look old fashion. These can be used in Edwardian costumes and Historical costumes. You can even tie these on to shoe laces!
And how about some epaulettes for you uniform you are creating for your fancy dress costume? Print out this free Costume sheet and attach you kids fancy dress epaulettes as guided.
In each section we provide a range of free sheets so check the sections on the left for more great free stuff.