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Costume Ideas for Letter T
LETTER THEME FANCY DRESS PARTY
I know it sounds very strange but it is becoming more and more common for people to have a themed fancy dress party where the guests have to come dressed based on a letter from the alphabet.
This allows the guests to come up with some very interesting ideas.
There are a couple of options available for this type of theme.
1) You could ask you guests to dress up as their own initials (or, to make the choice a bit narrower their first name initial only)
2) You could get your guests to dress up related to your initials only
3) You could just issue random letters to your guests and advise them in their invitation.
When you first send out invitations to this type of fancy dress themed parties, your guests may be a little confused. You will need to provide a very good explanation on the invitation of what the theme is about. It may also pay you to print of this page and my other letter based web pages. This will help your guests to find a suitable costume and they will enjoy the party. If you just send them an invite with no real explanation, you may get some 'no shows'.
Direct them to our website (and our blog - see below) where you will get a fantastic range of fancy dress costumes for every fancy dress theme you can think of
We are here to provide you with some costume ideas for the letter T
Tarzan - The modern legend, based on the book by Edgar Rice Burroughs, of the baby Earl of Greystoke, who was brought up by apes and became King of The Jungle. All you need is some fur fabric to cover your bits!
Tasmanian Devil - Best known for the Warner Bros. cartoon character 'Taz'. Licensed costumes are available to purchase
Tattooed Man/Woman You may already have the real thing, but there are some biker-style tattoo-based costumes on the market. There are also a range of t-shirts and sleeves which can look quite convincing, or you can get one (or several) of the increasing range of temporary tattoo stencils. For females, a circus-style Lydia, the Tattooed Lady outfit can be found.
Teddy Bear - Stalwart childhood friend and always good for a picnic companion. Subject to copyright, the standard bear has a number of offshoots - Rupert, Paddington and Winnie the Pooh are just three famous bears. You can purchase bear masks and face bops if you do not want to wear a whole costume.
Teddy Boy - A fashion statement from the late 1950s to the early 1960s. Drainpipe trousers, draped jacket with black collar and cuffs, bootlace tie and either heavy 'Brothel Creeper' or 'Winkle Picker' shoes.
Teddy Boy Costume
Tennis Player - Tennis 'Whites' consisting of short skirt and blouse for females, shorts and shirt for males. Accessorise with headbands, wristbands, racquet, ball and towel.
Terminator - Character from the future in three Arnold Schwarzenegger films, a cyborg mask combined with combat gear and weaponry to suit.
The Beatles - The Beatles - leading 1960s pop group and possibly the best known group of all time (also known as the Fab Four)- can either be in grey 'Beatle Suits' or Sgt. Pepper uniforms.
Thriller Costume - Michael Jackson
Thor - Recently seen as a Marvel Comic superhero in a movies of the same name, plus cameos in the Avengers series. He was originally the Norse God of Thunder but it was recently announced that the Marvel Thor's position may be taken by a female! . A winged helmet and war hammer are costume key points.
Tiger - Fiercest and most striking of the big cats, tiger costumes may be fur or lycra based or this is a bold design easily recreated with face and/or body-paint!
Tiki Man - Grass skirt, fur tunic/waistcoat plus polynesian-style mask or make-up.
Tina Turner - Leather or suede mini-skirt and complementary lace-up top. Back-combed/spiked Tina wig.
Twenties Girl - Also known as a Charlston or Flapper. Popular in the 20's, modern ladies shortened the hems of their dress and also cut their hair into short 'bobs' for the first time. Lots of variations available to purchase. You can also buy flapper accessories to make your own costume at home, or to complete one that you have purchased.
Twenties Man - You will need to wear a striped blazer, white trousers, straw boater and a moustache to get this look. An alternative might be a striped bathing suit!
Tinkerbell - From J M Barrie's book 'Peter Pan', the subsequent Disney film and several remakes and reimaginings. She now also has her own spin-off cartoon films under Tinker Bell). Fairy costume (usually green), wings, wand and bells.
Tin Man - From Frank L Baum's book 'Wizard of Oz' . Well documented look, featuring silver suit, funnel hat and a silver face. Female versions in the short n sassy style also exist.
Tom Jones - Enduring international pop star who started his career in the 60s.Black hair, open neck black or white shirt with medallion .Tight fitting black leather trousers are not unusual.
Toad - 'The Wind in the Willows' is the book by Kenneth Grahame that features 'The Toad of Toad Hall'. Toad mask/helmet, driving jacket, googles, helmet.
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Tommy Cooper - British comedy magician. Few comedians can so easily raise a laugh just by their presence but he was one of them. Even fewer can be portrayed just by wearing a fez and using a catchphrase! (Just Like That).
Top Cat - In a cartoon series described as 'the Bilko show done with cats', Top Cat or 'TC' led his street-wise gang of New York alley cats in every shady scheme going, whilst running rings around authority, exemplified by Police Officer Dibble..
Toy Soldier - The more formal military type, in 'busby' bearskin hat, red tunic/jacket, black trousers. Green US-styleToy Soldiers featured in all three Toy Story movies.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle - Instantly recognisible costume. Great if you are looking to go as a group of 4. Costume (as image) is licensed and can be purchased for next day delivery.
Turkey - Brown/grey feather/fur fabric costume, with crested headpiece and scarf.
Trinity - From 'The Matrix'. Black PVC catsuit/jumpsuit, wraparound sunglasses. Short, slicked back hair.
Troll - A troll is a member of a race of fearsome creatures from Norse mythology. Originally more or less the Nordic equivalents of giants, although often smaller in size, the different depictions have come to range from the fiendish giants - similar to the ogres of England to a devious, more human-like folk of the wilderness, living underground in hills, caves or mounds. Troll wig (some have horns) and make-up. Clothing in rustic green/brown coarse material.
Truly Scrumptious - From Ian Fleming's book (and later film) 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang'. Edwardian-style lace blouse, red and white stripe long skirt. Alternatively she disguises herself as a wind-up doll later in the story
Top Gun - Popular film of 1986 featuring Tom Cruise as 'Maverick', one one of several fighter pilots seeking the elite status as 'Top Gun' navy flying ace. Costume consists flying suit with badges & insignia, helmet and aviator glasses
Top Gun Costume
Twiggy - Epitome of the 1960s dolly bird combined with the wild and weird excesses of Sixties fashion. Outfit is either 'mod' (black/white geometric) or psychedelic (swirly colours). Heavy eye-make plus emphasis on the false eyelashes (which in those days were glued on individually sometimes!)
Tweedledum & Tweedledee - Battling jolly-wobbliesfrom the 'Alice Through the Looking Glass' story. Identical Padded fat-suits with 'Dum' and 'Dee' on the lapels of the jackets.
Tweety (also known as Tweety Bird and Tweety Pie) Yellow cartoon canary in the Warner Bros. Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of animated cartoons. Often 'partnered' with Sylvester, the large black and white 'puddy tat'.
A lot of characters are pre-fixed with a 'The'. Here is a selection to give you some inspiration...
Flintstones - Ideal for an individual or a couple or group. Wilma and Fred are the most popular. Licensed costumes are available to purchase
Cat In The Hat - Dr Seuss character. Licensed costumes are available to purchase, or you can purchase a couple of accessories (the hat being the most popular) and add it to some cat accessories.
Lord Of the Rings - This gives you a wide range of charcters from Frodo, Legolas and Gandalf to Gandalf and Saruman. Rather like Star Wars, females are fewer, but Arwenand Galadriel are major players.
Three Musketeers- A great costume option for a group of 3.
Three Amigos- another great costume option for a group of 3. This is such an easy costume to put together with ponchos, sombreros and Mexican moustaches being easily available to purchase.
Joker- Villain of the Batman saga. Different versions from different actors have been seen from the TV & film Cesar Romero through Jack Nicholson to the Oscar-winning Heath Ledger.
The Good, The Bad, The Ugly - thinking a bit outside of the box! Use a good costume such as a nurse or Angel costume. A bad costume such as the Devil, and we will leave the Ugly suggestions up to you!