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Costume Ideas Starting With The Letter P
Looking For Costume Ideas For The Letter P?
Giving your guests a letter as a costume theme is quite common and can make for some very interesting ideas for costumes. You have a few options...
Allow guests to dress up in a costume related to their initials (or just first name if you want to narrow their choices)
Ask guests to dress up in costumes related to your initials
Choose 1 or 2 letters that they have to find a related costume for.
To be honest, when you first send out your invitations, many of your guests will be very confused as to what you are asking. I would suggest that in the invitation you do give them a good explanation. If your guests are confused, they may not even attempt to dress up, or worse, not attend your party.
I would include some costume suggestions for various letters, just to get their brain cells working a bit. If you really want to help, why not print out this page, and my other hubs so you have a complete A-Z list of possible costumes.
So, this hub will concentrate on costumes beginning with P. P has proven to be one of the easier choices as there is quite a lot of costumes to choose from. Look for links to my other alphabet hubs if you also need help for another letter. If you have any great ideas for costumes for the letter P, pop them in the comments box at the end and I will add them in. I can answer all your costume related questions on any subject, just write them in the comment box.
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Pugsley From the Addams Family. Usually seem wearing a stripped jumper and dark trouser. Son of Morticia and Gomez Addams.
Panda These animals are an endangered species from the Far East (and the icon/mascot of the World Wildlife Fund). However they are a popular choice when it comes to animals because they look so cuddly. Due to this they make fantastic costumes as it is fairly easy to find a Panda costume, and they usually all come with a large overhead mask. These costumes are usually very padded as well, however you may need to add an extra bit of padding to finish them off, keep in mind however that all the padding can get incredibly hot.
To make up your own (less hot costume) wear a white tee shirt and trousers and add some black splodges. Complete the outfit with an overhead mask, or create a make-up design to avoid the problems of an overhead mask.
Pantomime Horse Pantomime Horses are again a popular choice, and are very similar to the Pantomime Cows. They are worn in the same way, except the head with the horses has even more padding and generally tends to be heavier due to the size. We have these available in both light brown and a much darker brown colour.
Pantomine Dame Wear vivid colours that clash and plenty of padding for breast, bum and hips. Mad wigs are available to purchase and please finish off the outfit with an over-the-top make-up enhanced with a pair of our fantastic jumbo eyelashes. You will love this outfit as it will create some laughs (oh no it won't, oh yes it will...)
Pirates The biggest influence for these would be Pirates of the Caribbean. There are many different items you can wear for pirates, the cheaper seems to be a light shirt, with torn trousers for a man or for a women you can wear a number of different dresses, or waistcoats with jackets and a shirt. There are so many choices it would be best to browse for pirate costumes and our huge rangeof accessories and see which one takes your fancy.
Peter Pan Peter Pan is a popular character and also very well known. For a costume he is also a surprisingly easy choice to do and can look very effective for a low price. This costume would best consisting of a green top and matching trousers, with maybe torn or cut ends. You could finish this outfit by getting green tights and a green hat.
Parrot We also have a parrot costume which is similar to the above costumes. The head however for this costume is very large, very heavy and is the most padded head out of them all, due to this is can get incredibly hot, and because of the weight it can sometimes be hard to wear. This costume does however look fantastic when worn, and always goes down very well with people.
Post Graduate Use a headmasters robe and a mortar board for this costume
Plumber's Mate Another name for a Super Mario costume. Our costume includes a tee shirt and overalls with matching cap.
Police Woman There are lots of costumes on the market for a policewoman costume available to purchase. Also there is a great range of WPC accessories that you can add to a plain white shirt a black skirt to create a costume fairly cheaply.
Pop Princess Another name for Kylie Minogue. Choose from various costumes as seen on her world tours.
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Pussy Cat - A pussy cat features in many stories and nursery rhymes. From Puss In Boots to The Owl and the Pussy Cat. Another costume that is simple to put together
Poison Ivy Poison Ivy is one of the many, many villains from the Batman comics/films. She was a character who had an interesting background and motive throughout. She survived a murder attempt involving some deadly herbs and toxins, and also gained an immunity to poisons and diseases. A costume based off of the ever popular Ivy would be a green, leaf-like design that covers the user on the torso and waist. A lot of body paint should be used as well to give you a yellowy-green skin colour. The final touch would be a long, curly red wig (or your natural hair if similar).
Penguin Penguin is another famous villain from the Batman series. This character had a thing for novelty umbrella's and birds, he also thought of himself as a gentleman of the underworld. A costume based on this character would be a black tuxedo with a white shirt, a top hat, cane and a monocle. We stock a very realistic penguin mask to help you to complete an outfit based on the characters in 'Happy Feet'
Potato Head (Mr) - Character from Toy Story. Licensed costume is available to purchase.
Poncho Man - Another name for a Mexican. Wear a poncho and a sombrero. Complete the outfit with a moustache.
Policeman It is easy to make up your own costume for this idea. All you need is a white shirt and black trousers. We sell plenty of police accessories including truncheons, helmets, caps and badges.
Princess Leia Princess Leia is one of the most famous characters from the Star Wars films, and has been the most popular choice for women to dress up as. There are a few costumes you could pick from these films, The most popular costumes for her are a white, toga like robe. The other is a small, golden-bronze bikini. For her hair you would need to have your hair, or a wig, done up with two circular bunches (one either side of your head).
Pantomime Cow Pantomime Cows are surprisingly popular costumes, even today. The effect that you can get off of them can be very good, and because of how they are worn they do not get anywhere near as hot as most of the other animal costumes. Do keep in mind that the head for this costume is still padded and will get hot. Usually the colour of these cows is black and white, however it is just as possible to find them in brown
Punk Rocker Another Simple costume to put together. Although there are many types of costumes to hire and purchase, an old pair of jeans, ripped t-shit and lots of safety pins with a wig would make a great costume! We stock a great range of punk accessories to purchase.
Prince Charles Wear a military uniform, or a nice suit with our Prince Charles overhead mask and you have a great costume.
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Pink Panther The Pink Panther is a very old character, however it is the actual pink panther version that is the most popular. Generally the costumes based off of this character are of a jumpsuit type design, covering the wear from head to toe with a largish head that sits on top of your own.
Pig Pigs are another animal which often come in large, padded outfits, these again often come padded and with a large overhead mask, which can get hot. All the animal costumes are made out of generally the same material and in the same way, so apart from colour and the shape of the head they are all very similar. We also stock animal masks and face bops.
Professor Wear a white doctor's coat and a mad professor wig to create this costume.
Postman Pat Postman Pat is a well known kids television character. He is always seen wearing a blue postal suit with a matching hat. Accessories for this outfit could be some small round glasses, and perhaps a toy cat. There are costumes available for Postman Pat, some of which are full sized, mascot styled costumes with a large oversized head.
President... Most people will normally think of the Presidents of America. There is a good range of American Presidents available in our overhead mask range to help you to become President for the night. All you would need to wear is a smart suit with the mask.
Peacock Ladies costume available to purchase. We also stock some lovely peacock masquerade masks that you could use to create the peacock effect.
Politician - An easy choice as all you will need is a smart suit and then choose who you want to be from our range of overhead masks for famous people. You could be Margaret Thatcher, Tony Blair, even Gordon Blair (if you dare!)
Pearly King & Queen - The East End of London, aside for being famous for its Cockneys, was the location of the London Docks. Using the 'spoil' from cargoes of pearlised buttons, elaborately decorated outfits were created . The costume comes in either a two piece suit or two piece jacket and skirt decorated with the pearlised button decorations grouped in various patterns - these costumes can normally be found in any fancy dress shop.
Peasant - this type of costume is normally seen in pantomines alongside the villager. The costume normally has a skirt and blouse and sometimes has a shawl and mop cap ( for the girls) and trousers/breeches and shirts (for males)
Penelope Pitstop - A character for the tv cartoon wacky races - she drove the no 5 pink compact car, spoke in a us Southern American accent. Wwore a pink all in one driving suit with scarf and goggles.
Prima Ballerina Ballet dancer costumes are available to purchase. Tutus are very popular so you may be able to make up your own ballerina costume quite easily at home.
Pavaroti The deceased opera singer renounced for his large size. If you are a large guy, this is a great costume, just wear the overhead mask for the full effect with a dinner suit. If you are not large, you could really make this a novelty costume by wearing padding to make yourself larger.
Prophet You have choices for this, but we have found that the Jesus costume is very popular to use for this character
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Phantom of the Opera Anti-hero of the Paris opera-house underworld, Opera cape, tailed evening suit, Top hat, gloves and a half face mask.
Pimp A very popular look from the 1970s, the suit consists of an unusal coloured suit, quite often purple, and made out of velvet, trimmed with animal fur collar, plus a matching wide brimmed hat and frilly a shirt and gold dollar medaliion and cane to complete the look.
Pink Lady A female gang member from the hit film Grease.The costume is a picket jacket (with pink ladies embroidered on it) this was worn either with black pedal pushers or a skirt with a white or coloured tops, scarf and 1950s style sunglasses.
Pilot An easy option would be to wear a pilot cap and a flying badge, both of which we stock. alternatively, you could go for an aviator costume (Tom Cruise in Top Gun) and use this as a pilot's costume.
Posh Spice Victoria Beckham was 'Posh' in her time with The Spice girls. Wear tight fitting clothing and finsih your outfit with an overhead mask.
Pocahontas Daughter of an indian Tribal chief. Famous for marrying English explorer John Smith. There are plenty of good value indian costumes available to purchase. we also stock a great range of indian accessories to either complete your costume or to make up your own costume at home.
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Prince Charming The Principal Boy character from the Cinderella pantomime. (A Principal Boy in British panto is a 'male' role played by a female, but with little attempt to disguise femininity) Costume is ornate jacket, tights and boots, silver/glass slipper is (optional)
Professor Dumbledore A famous character from the Harry Potter books, To create this character you will need a flowing silver hair, beard and moustache. Half moon glasses. wizarding robes.
Popeye The very famous cartoon sailor, a white American sailor uniform, bulging biceps( with anchor tattoos) and of course the famous can of spinach. Licensed costume is available to purchase.
Priest Costumes are available to purchase (see image), it is not easy to make up your own costume unless you do have a long black robe. Crosses are also available to purchase.
Pope or Pontiff - White robe costume is available to purchase. Again, this is a difficult costume to make on your own, unless you have a white tunic to hand.
Pregnant Nun Novelty costume available to purchase. Only use it if it does not cause your guests offence.
Prisoner Various costumes are available to purchase for both men and women. We also stock handcuffs and shackles to complete your costume
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