If there’s ever a chance to go all out, it’s at Christmas. The perfect time to indulge ourselves with delicious festive food and enjoy the company of loved ones. It’s the season for suits and glitzy dresses to be dusted off ready for a much-needed celebration, be that a work-do or family party. Fancy dress is very popular around the holiday season as people prepare to let their hair down and have some fun. If you’ve been invited to a party this year and need some inspiration, today’s blog will be on some fantastic DIY Christmas fancy dress ideas. You don’t need to break the bank or be an artist to look great. All you need is a few materials and some creativity and you’re in the running to win the best Fancy Dress of the party!
Homemade Christmas fancy dress ideas
The beauty of making your own costume is that you can customise it however you like. Tailor it with your favourite colours or add unique elements to really stand out. DIY costumes also prevent having to wait long delivery times so if you need an outfit in a pinch, you can quickly create one.
One of the best things about Christmas is the gift-giving. That feeling of buying a loved one something you know they’ll cherish is really special. Equally, opening something which you’ve wanted for ages is the best feeling. Either way, harness this theme into your DIY Christmas fancy dress by becoming a present box. We love this simple step-by-step guide by Holidappy which uses things found around the house to make a brilliant costume. If you’re attending the party as a couples costume, you can easily make matching outfits with this tutorial.
Ugly Christmas Jumper
Most of us have attended an Ugly Christmas jumper party at some point in our lives, but why not take it to the next level and get extra creative. We love this idea on Pop Sugar of creating your very own sweatshirt. This man has used a few materials to make a hysterical Rudolph jumper with added extras! All you need is a jumper, an idea, and some bits found around the house. You are sure to turn heads when you enter the party.
If you have a hot glue gun lying around at home, you’ve opened yourself up to a world of creativity for homemade costumes! These handy little devices mean that attaching things without sewing is quick and easy, perfect for a simple DIY Christmas fancy dress costume. This elf costume from HowCast looks great and only requires a few materials which you can find at home or at a local craft store.
Wearable Christmas Tree
We absolutely love this gorgeous Christmas tree skirt by Rockstars and Royalty on Youtube. It takes a little more preparation but the results look fantastic. If you have a partner or family member at home who can give you a hand, even better. This is definitely a winner for the best costume at the party!
DIY Christmas costume for kids
If you have little ones, chances are you’re all really excited for the festive season. With Father Christmas on the way and some time off from school, it’s the perfect opportunity to relax and have some fun. If your children are heading to a fancy dress party this year, it can be really easy to create an adorable costume which they will love.
Think about their favourite book or TV programme for inspiration. Kids love to dress up as their role model so their favourite character will be a popular choice for a costume, and are often very easy to replicate with things found in their wardrobe or around the house. For Horrid Henry, grab a pair of jeans and a blue jumper. Use dye or yellow material paint to create large stripes. Then simply add some blush to their nose and cheeks and you’re ready to go. To be Clifford the big red dog, adorn your child in all red and create some cardboard ears before finishing with some black eyeliner on the nose. You don’t need to spend a lot to create an effective costume. Just be savvy with things you find around the house. Sometimes the best costumes are the simplest!
Frozen is an immensely successful Disney film and the loveable character, Olaf is ever popular. If your little one prefers something more traditional, The Snowman is an absolute classic which must be put on around the holiday season. Because of these iconic characters, Snowmen are the perfect kid’s costume and really easy to create. We love this adorable No-sew Snowman Costume by 30-minute crafts. A brilliant DIY which is simple yet effective!
DIY Christmas fancy dress Conclusion
We hope you’ve enjoyed our blog on DIY Christmas fancy dress! Which one is your favourite? The holiday season is really special and it’s always good to spend more time with loved ones and have a chance to relax and celebrate. If you’re attending a costume party this year, why not try out one of our ideas? Not only will you turn heads when you arrive at the event, but they’re great fun to make and a really enjoyable activity to complete with a child, friend or partner. If you won’t be attending a party this year, why not have some fun with your household? Ask everyone to create a DIY Christmas costume and find a little prize for the winner. You could even adorn your new outfit on Christmas day for some funny photo opportunities.