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Costumes for the Letter Z

Updated on November 25, 2014

Costume Ideas Starting With The Letter Z

This lens is designed to give you as many costume ideas that start with the letter Z. It has not been easy to try to find loads of costume choices, which I am sure you can appreciate. If, as you read this lens, you think we have left something out, please add your costume suggestion to the comments box. This will really help and we will appreciate it.

If you have been allocated the letter Z for a costume party, good luck, we have done our best!

This is only 1 of many FREE costume idea pages that Props n Frocks Fancy Dress has written. We aim to provide existing and potential new customers with great costume information and theme ideas. If yo need fancy dress trust Props n Frocks - THE fancy dress experts.

Zeus Costume
Zeus Costume

Costumes starting with the Letter Z

Zebedee Large red head with a handlebar moustache. Cylindrical body with a large spring instead of feet!Character from British TV Children's programme 'The Magic Roundabout' (which later became an animated film featuring the vocal talents of Kylie Minogue and Robbie Williams. Zebedee was voiced by Sir Ian McKellen, also known for Lord of the Rings and X-Men).

Zebra Traditionally black and white, although some show a brownish tinge. Zebra costumes and masks (partial or overhead) are available. Alternatively, although a member of the horse family, it can be easier to portray in face and body paint than its relatives. We have seen one creation involving a body paint design and the model's long, dark hair styled and coloured into a Mohawk-style 'mane', but this may involve more time and effort than most people would want to put into a costume.

Zelda Games console players will be familiar with this character from the Legend of Zelda series. The name Zelda is given on a hereditary basis to princesses of a royal family who, despite their powers and magic, have a habit of being kidnapped and imprisoned and thus, like any fair damsel, in need of rescue. The Zelda costume is based on the classic medieval-cum-Middle Earth style also seen in Arwen of Lord of The Rings.

Zero A skeletal hound 'owned' by Jack Skellington in 'A Nightmare Before Christmas'. Dog costumes for this character have been available in the past.

Zeus Greek God - Father of The Gods & Men. Image (right), shows the licensed costume but you could easily wear a Greek or Roman Style of warrior costume or toga.

Ziggy Stardust An alter-ego of the British pop star David Bowie, who pioneered the 1970s 'Glam Rock' look. Bowie wore a glitter jumpsuit and had orange hair. This look later developed into the more elaborate Aladdin Sane persona, featuring the iconic zig-zag make-up.

Zorro Costume
Zorro Costume

Zorro Swordsman hero of Old Spanish California, originally portrayed by Disney and others in TV series' of the 1950s but more recently seen in movies featuring Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones. His trademark was to inscribe (or brand) a ''Z' as his 'calling card'. Official licensed character costumes have been available in the past. Otherwise, you can improvise with black trousers, light shirt, cummerbund, broad-rimmed hat, cape and sabre (plus, of course, the mask (either in fabric or a black domino style with ties). A sexy Miss Zorro costume can also be found.

Zuko, Danny Principal male character in the popular Grease film (1978). Played by John Travolta opposite Oliva Netwton-John as Sandy Olsson. Costume usually involves a T-Bird jacket (or T-shirt) and jeans.

Zulu For most, this costume requires a black catsuit or body colour (although be warned that many see 'blacking-up' as a controversial subject). A grass or coloured-cloth skirt is used with spear and shield accessories, plus a dark and curly wig. Other accessories such as earrings and jewellery may be used

Zoologist The most famous historical Zoologist is Charles Darwin. Wear a Victorian costume. You could also go a Steve Irwin, who died in 2006. Wear a safari style suit and carry a blow up crocodile, or, again, court controversy by having a stingray as part of your outfit (his death was caused by a the sting of a ray fish)

Zippy Large headed character with a zip mouth (hence the name) seen in the British TV series 'Rainbow'

Zombie Zombies have proved exceptionally popular over the past few years, and in addition to the 'standard' zombie outfitsm costumes for 'professional zombies - doctors, nurses, cheerleaders and so on on have come onto the retail and hire market. Zombie versions of Michael Jackson in 'Thriller' (Red/Black jacket) can be popular for 'Dead Icons' events, along with 'improvised' pop stars such as Johnny Rotting, Bloody Holly or the Spice Ghouls..

Zoo Inhabitant Aside from the Zebra above, the Zoo element enables you to go as any animal you wish or..

A Zookeeper - possibly a chance for a couple or group costume, once you've worked out who's who (or what). Someone has to look after the animals!

Zoot Suit A style of American suit characterized by broad padded shoulders. As a fashion, it was originally seen in the late 1940s and1950s, but it was revived by British pop artist Kid Creole in the 1970s (his female backing group, the Coconuts wore 1940s style outfits). A zoot suit in bright yellow was the iconic image for Stanley Ipkiss (Jim Carrey) in the film 'The Mask'. As mentioned before, the look is defined by baggy trousers with tapered hem, a long jacket with padded shoulders, a coloured shirt and a tie or bowtie.

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Some Other Ideas that May Help

'Z' is such a difficult letter, we thought we'd help you a bit more with some famous people whose surname begins with a Z.

Zeta-Jones (Catherine) - Married to Michael Douglas. Starred in many films including The Mask of Zorro & Chicargo - both great for costume ideas.

Zappa (Frank) Wear a 1960s style of hippy clothing with a long wavy dark wig and moustache.

Zhang Ziyi - Chinese Actress. Had the lead role in Memoirs of a Geisha

Zinedine Zidane French footballer. Played for Cannes, Bordeaux, Juventus, and Real Madrid.

Zola (Gianfranco) Italian footballer.

Take a look at some of these 'Z' Costumes

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Zulu costumeZebra Face BopZoo Animal - Elephant Overhead MaskZero - Skeleton DogZelda CostumeZuko (Danny) from GreaseZeus - Using a Roman Soldier Costume
Zulu costume
Zulu costume
Zebra Face Bop
Zebra Face Bop
Zoo Animal - Elephant Overhead Mask
Zoo Animal - Elephant Overhead Mask
Zero - Skeleton Dog
Zero - Skeleton Dog
Zelda Costume
Zelda Costume
Zuko (Danny) from Grease
Zuko (Danny) from Grease
Zeus - Using a Roman Soldier Costume
Zeus - Using a Roman Soldier Costume

We'd love to know what you think or if you have got some other costume ideas that start with the letter Z.

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      7 years ago

      Fun costumes, and idea for a Halloween page.

      Happy Halloween!


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