Fancy Dress Inspiration

Career costumes offer endless possibilities for someone looking to stand out at a dress-up party. The selection of themed uniforms associated with different careers is almost limitless. We have put together a brief guide, revealing some of the best career-based fancy dress ideas for you to consider for your next party. 

Appearing at an event or party dressed as a police officer is one option to explore. To make your best copper impression look authentic, do not stop with the classic blue police uniform. Accessorise with care by adding police equipment, such as handcuffs, badges or even a whistle. Mirror sunglasses also offer a great way to act the tough cop. Nursing is another career that offers almost limitless possibilities when dressing up for a party. The traditional nurse uniform comprises of a dress, apron and cap. You can be conservative and reproduce the classic Florence Nightingale nursing garb, or you can go for something more modern or experimental. Firemen uniforms are exciting and inspirational fancy costume ideas. Children, in particular, are very excited about the prospect of dressing up as a firefighter, complete with a helmet and firefighting equipment. 

Another career field that has plenty of universal appeal for fancy dress is seafaring. Whether you would like to turn up as a full captain or a run-of-the-mill sailor, there are plenty of costumes and accessories to help you complete the look. Receptionist outfits are also popular, or if you want to go as a writer, you could have a dress printed in many different words. Use a word unscrambler for some inspiration; you could unscramble one combination of words into many others. Finally, while the craze for space travel is not as ingrained in the public imagination as it was in the sixties and seventies; dressing up as an astronaut is still a very popular idea, especially for kids. Fire up their imagination and inspire them to do great things with exciting astronaut outfits complete with spaceship insignia and gear. 

What about fairytale fancy dress?

One big benefit with choosing a fairy-tale fancy dress outfit is that you can choose whether you want to dress as the hero or the villain. Perhaps the evil queen from Snow White appeals to you, or maybe you want to be the sweet-as-candy Cinderella. Something that is popular right now thanks to Disney’s Frozen is Elsa and Anna costumes. At most fancy dress parties, you will find at least 10 Elsa’s! If you are a fan of the Frozen franchise, make sure your look is unique, perhaps by putting a dark spin on the outfit or by wearing outlandish makeup that makes you stand out. With so many modern fairy-tales being released, people often forget the classics, so these are worth considering if you want to wear something that is individual. Why not dress as Little Red Riding Hood or even Princess Fiona? Buying a costume from a fancy dress store but adding your own unique accessories to make it stand out is a really good idea. For Little Red Riding Hood, for example, you likely have some sort of basket to carry already at home. You could even use one of your red dresses and buy some accessories from a fancy dress store so that people know who you are supposed to be.

This is a contributed post and therefore may not reflect the views and opinions of this blog or its author.

Rob Gorski

Full time, work from home single Dad to my 3 amazing boys. Oh...and creator fo this blog. :-)
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