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Fancy Dress Costume Ideas :: Moulin Rouge Fancy Dress

Updated on March 11, 2011

Moulin Rouge fancy dress sets loose the courtesan in women and the flamboyant showman in men.

Kick up your heels in some of the most fabulous burlesque costumes ever to be paraded at themed parties - whatever the time of year.

Whether you want to become a high stepping cabaret girl or a vivacious courtesan, there's a stunning collection of flouncy, lacy, hot and sexy costumes.

After the modern musical film version was released, Moulin Rouge costumes have exploded in popularity. They're one of the most sought after womens fancy dress costumes and and are big favorite with all shapes and sizes.

Buxom beauty works just as well as it does for those with less flessh to flash and no matter what your size and shape - a boned corset and flirty accessories will always turn the heat up!

So ... bag yourself a bargain on Amazon and strut your stuff in true, high-stepping audacious style!

Moulin Rouge Fancy Dress

A costume party and Moulin Rouge fancy dress go together like a showgirl and feathers. Or a courtesan and stockings. Whether you fancy yourself in something revealing and flirty or an outfit that shows a little less flesh, there's a costume for everyone - irrespective of size and shape.

Fancy dress themed parties allow you to be whoever you want to be ... whether you're daring and enticing or more coy and retiring. No one cares about the normal contraints that are related to standard apparel, so long as you turn up looking the part.

And best thing about such parties is ... you can play any part you choose to ... and no one will care!


Burlesque Costumes

Burlesques costumes are pretty flirtatious in appeal. Though there tends to be lots of satin type matierial, lacing and frills, they were designed for cabaret therefore the purpose of such costumes is to tease and excite.

Much of the style is based upon showgirl type dress and whether you've got a great figure or not - or even lack some personal 'oomph' - an evening dressed up showing off too much leg can't be a bad thing.

So saying, the Moulin Rouge fancy dress for women is rather risqué ... so do be prepared to show a fair bit of bare flesh!

Some are more likely to reveal than cover and which one you choose depends on how daring you are. And size isn't an issue - unless it relates to your confidence.

If you have a ton of it, then be a devil and go all out! And why not? Fancy dress parties don't happen every day of the week.

If you get the chance to show your legs off, go for it. It's the one night where you can be racy, sexy and have fun ... and all without naughty intentions.

So polish up your pins with a great pair of stocking, clad your body in satin and lace and stick some feathers in hair. If you're planning to party ... do it in style.


Moulin Rouge Fancy Dress

Showgirl Costumes

Although showgirl costumes are not disimilar from the 'burlesque' style Moulin Rouge fancy dress, they're usually a little shorter. And somewhat naughtier ...

They're designed to be flirtier and show more than just a little leg - you'll also find you're flashing your booty too.

But ... fancy dress costumes are all about being silly, daring and having a great time so if you feel you've got a butt you want to share with the world, why not consider something truly daring ...

And let it all really hang out!!


Moulin Rouge Costume Accessories

There are plenty of Moulin Rouge fancy dress accessories to choose from, in case you want to glam up your chosen outfit a little more.

There's a choice of headwear:

  • wigs
  • feathers
  • clip-on accessories

Any of the above will enhance your Moulin Rouge fancy dress costume. If you've already got medium to long hair, lots of volume and curls and one of the feathered hair-clips will give your outfit that final touch.

For your legs, of course you'll need either hot and sassy tights or flirty stockings and suspenders. There's a good selection and a top tip for those looking to enjoy a night out in Moulin Rouge dress is go for the fishnets.

They're a timeless classic and can always be relied on to improve the most imperfect of legs!

After you've dressed up your legs, there are feather boas, fake cigarette holders and of course the must-haves ... long black gloves.

There are a myriad of ways in which you can complete your outfit, some are incredibly inexpensive and with a little attention to detail, you'll be the best dressed buxom burlesque beauty for miles around!


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      8 years ago

      ohhhh I never got to dress up for halloween. Ive always wanted to go to like, a masquerade ball or something. A moulin rouge fancy dress party though, that's just such a great idea!! You know, the "thing" around here these days is ugly sweater parties?

    • frogdropping profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      Me too Justine, me too. I love parties and dressing up. I sorely need to attend a fancy dress party - and a moulin rouge fancy theme will do just nicely!

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      8 years ago

      I want to go to a fancy dress party!!! I think I like the Miss Kitty dress best, but maybe the blue one underneath it.

    • frogdropping profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      MG - go ahead ... knock yourself out! I'm sure you'll look good flashing a little flesh, burlesque style ;)

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      Money Glitch 

      8 years ago from Texas

      While some of the Moulin Rouge costume looks kind of funny if worn individually, or with something else; when the entire ensemble is put on it seems it create a mystical character of its own that would make any man say "hou-lala".

      Hhhhmmmm, this might be a good investment for the new year...LOL! :)

    • frogdropping profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      keira - hey there :) thankyou for stopping by and I wish you and your family a wonderful holiday and a great New Year x

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      8 years ago

      As the french will say, "hou lala".:) brilliant. I love your writing, I always have a big smile when I read your fun hubs. Thank you for that. Bless you my dear friend.:D

    • frogdropping profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      Albertttt - thankyou :)

      Candie - lol I get you! I quite fancy going out a wearing something that's Moulin Rouge style. I love fancy dress parties and can see myself wearing 'just enough but not enough' if you get me ;)

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      Candie V 

      8 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

      Love the Fishnet Stockings with the seams in the back (preferrably not twisted around to the sides!!) This was a fun hub, FD!! Thank you!!

    • Albertttt profile image


      8 years ago

      Great hub.

    • frogdropping profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      Thankyou ... you planning on dressing up Moulin Rouge style anytime soon?! ;)

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      8 years ago

      Loved This!!! A+++!!!


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