Dressing up for Christmas is undoubtedly a very interesting part of Christmas celebrations. Though dressing up is always a favorite of the children, the adults also like to participate in such gleeful activity.
If you are among those interested people and wondering what Christmas costume to wear, then you should go through this article and find out some dress-up ideas that may suit you.
Dress-Up Ideas For Christmas
Undoubtedly, this is the most popular costume for any Christmas party. Santa is an all-time favorite and you will never be out of place when you dress up as Santa. The children will love you and your friends will never stop poking at your paunch at the slightest opportunity. Here you can go for variations.
You may get a full Santa costume with the golden buckles and all, or you may just do with the red coat and the cap. But do not forget the characteristic beard and the paunch. If you want an elaborate costume and more on the classical side then you can dress up as St. Nicholas with his cape, miter (bishop’s hat), crozier (the golden staff) and a flowing long beard.
Elf And Rudolph The Reindeer
Like the Santa costumes, you can go for full body suit complete with a mask and antlers to dress up as Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer. Or, if you want you can just sport the antlers for a symbolic representation of the famous reindeer.
Similarly, you can also dress up completely as one of the elves of Santa or just sport their green and red vests and conical hats. This is a costume that is very popular among kids and in such dress they like to flock around Santa.
Angel costumes are favorites among the young girls. But the ladies love them too. The long dresses paired with the wings and the halo makes every woman look beautiful. There are many ways to create these beautiful costumes at home. You can even buy such costumes, especially the wings which are available with feathers also.
The Three Wise Men And Nativity Characters
These are some of the most easy to make costumes. You can take colored broadcloth and cut a round hole so that you can stick your head through it while the length of the cloth falls around. Wrap some golden satin cloth around your waist; make a golden crown with cardboard and golden paper.
Make a cloak and hold it down from your head with the crown and there you are in the dress of a wise man. Paint a covered pot with golden paint and stick glitters and beads for a vase frankincense and myrrh or carry a bag of gold coins made out of cardboard and golden paper. For making a shepherd’s dress you need striped broad cloth and a rope to tie it at your waist. Take a long staff to complete the look.
Other Christmas Costumes
Apart from these human characters and Rudolph, there are various other ways to dress-up while maintaining the Christmas theme. Dressing up as Christmas gift boxes or stockings, Christmas trees or even as snow flakes are great for Christmas parties. However, these ideas are more popular with the children than adults. But there is no harm in trying them too, even if you are a grown up person.