The Village People Costumes

The Village People – An Instantly Recognizable Group Costume Idea

The Village People Costumes

The Village People

A really fun idea for a group at Halloween is to dress up in The Village People Costumes.  This is definitely one of the more popular and fun group costume ideas!

I don’t know what it is about these outfits. but on the few occasions that I’ve seen people dress up as The Village People it’s always brought a smile to my face and I know I’m not the only one affected in that way.

So who were the Village People? A group known for bringing earwig songs into the charts such as the eternal YMCA as well as Macho Man & In The Navy.

This colorful American disco group dressed up as a native American, soldier (sometimes a member of the navy instead), a cop, a construction worker, a cowboy and a biker/leatherman.

Village People Cowboy Outfit

Yeeha – This is a Fun Village People Costume!

The cowboy outfit hasn’t changed that much over the years despite different people ‘playing the role’, one thing to remember though is that The Village People were formed in the 70s which means that with this costume you should also add a moustache that Ron Burgundy would be proud of!

Men’s Fringe Cowboy Costume

This costume includes the waistcoat, chaps, neckerchief and hat which means that you’ll have to supply the sheriff’s badge, jeans, boots, moustache and shirt.
Below you’ll find a perfect moustache for jolting you straight back to the seventies, absolutely perfect for wearing when you’re singing YMCA!
I’ve sourced a checked flannel shirt for you to add to the costume, but you could use any casual shirt that’s in your wardrobe. I just don’t think you can beat the old checked flannel shirt for a cool cowboy costume though.
I’ve also managed to find you a sheriff’s badge to complete your costume in style, so which hit do you want to sing first? “…in the navy, you can sail the seven seas….”

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Village People Indian Chief Costume

Just One of the Popular Village People Costume Ideas

This is an officially licensed costume that is ‘supposed’ to be based on the native American costume that’s worn by a member of the Village People, however it’s quite different from the one I remember from YMCA days. The one I remember wore jeans and a suede fringed jacket (very 70s frontierman look!) along with the headdress, war paint and cool boots.

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This costume includes the headdress, loincloth, chestplate and boot covers. If you want to you could wear this and when you’re with the other members of the group you’ll still be recognizable as members of The Village People.

 

Village People Cop Outfit

As different people came and went in the group the costumes changed a few times as well. This officially licensed Village People costume is based on the original highway patrol uniform that was worn, but a blue police uniform has also been worn at times over the years so if you have a different police uniform on hand feel free to wear it instead.

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This official costume includes the shirt, trousers, boot covers, helmet and belt which is all you really need. If you want to add a little extra then a black pleather jacket would be good along with a pair of handcuffs hanging off of the belt.

You also want to make sure you have a few shirt buttons undone (it was the 70s, the decade of men baring chest hair …..) and add a few dangling gold chains.

 

Village People Biker Costume

One of the More Popular of The Village People Costumes!

This official costume includes the chaps, top, hat and even harness (well not a ‘real’ one, just a plastic one that looks like the real deal!). All you’ll need to add is a pair of jeans or trousers, your disco dancing boots and the most important thing a very 70s moustache!

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Not only is this an officially licensed costume it even says ‘The Village People’ on the hat – just in case anyone couldn’t identify you!

 

Village People Construction Worker Outfit

This costume set includes the shirt, belt, hat and sunglasses so that all you need to do is harmonize with the rest of the group, think of the words to the song Macho Man to get yourself in the zone and you’ll be halfway there.

Smiffys Village People Construction Worker Costume – AdultCheck Price

All you need to add is jeans, boots and let’s not forget a cool looking 70s mo!

 

Village People Navy Costume

When I think of the Village People I always envisage a soldier in the ranks (probably because of the YMCA video), but the soldier was often replaced by a naval man. The costume below is an officially licensed Village People costume, but they’ve also had someone who was dressed more like an officer on some occasion.

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This outfit includes the top, trousers and hat which is all you really need to be one sixth of The Village People.

 

An Army Serviceman Instead?

Alternative Village People Costume Idea

If you don’t like the navy costume for whatever reason, or you just happen to have some fatigues lying around then why not dress up as a soldier instead?

If you don’t have the gear then take these items below and team them with a pair of lace up black boots and the words to a few songs (better skip In The Navy though as it might not seem quite right) and join the rest of your group for a great night out.

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Do You Have YMCA Stuck in Your Head Now?

I must admit I wasn’t a fan of YMCA, but whenever I heard it I couldn’t get it out of my head. I hadn’t heard it for a few years until my daughter’s first school disco in primary school when the organizers decided to infiltrate our kid’s heads with this earwig song.

If you haven’t heard of the expression earwig song it basically means a song that gets stuck in your head and won’t get out. Now there is a cure, but unfortunately that cure has a side effect…….. simply start humming The Birdie Song and it’ll get rid of any earwig song you have – the side effect is that you’re often left with The Birdie Song stuck in there instead!

These days I don’t mind hearing the song as I get a touch nostalgic when it’s played ….. and I remember how cute it was watching my daughter dance to it!!

Get Yourself in the Mood!

YMCA Original Music Video

Get yourself in the mood with the original music video as you’re getting ready to go out…….. even if you’ve decided NOT to dress up as the Village People I’m sure you want to listen to the song again don’t you?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CS9OO0S5w2k

The Village People Halloween costumes are a great idea for a fun group costume that is instantly recognizable.

Monster High Draculaura Costume Ideas

Cool Girls Costume Idea – Draculaura from Monster High School!

draculaura costumeWhether your little girl wants to play dress ups or whether it’s Halloween there’s never a bad time to wear a Draculaura costume is there?   Draculaura is one of the cool students from Monster High and has a huge following among fans.

The daughter of Dracula she may be, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t want to look as good as any high school girl does.   She loves to brighten up her wardrobe with pink and we’ve managed to find a few of her costumes available for your little girl to wear too.

Let’s have a look at some of Draculaura’s cool costume ideas, although a word of warning if you don’t like pink you may not enjoy this page!

I’ve found a number of ready to wear costumes for sale which are perfect for playing dress up, attending a fancy dress party or just to dress up as your favorite vegetarian vampire this Halloween.   If you’d prefer to make your own Draculaura costume then you’ll find some great ideas here as well.

The first officially released Draculaura costume that was made available was the one I’ve featured in the introduction.  All you need to add to it is your very own Monster High Draculaura wig, add a little make up including her heart shaped birthmark and you’ll look fantastic!

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Included in this costume is the shirt with attached vest and mesh sleeves along with the skirt and attached leggings.

As I said you will have to buy the wig separately and the costume also doesn’t include the boots which is a shame as I think they look awesome.

 

Draculaura’s Fear Squad Costume

Draculaura is a member of Monster High’s Fear Squad along with the captain Cleo and other friends including Frankie, Lagoona and Ghoulia.

Monster High Fear Squad Costume – DraculauraCheck Price

If you don’t know much about Monster High School yourself the Fear Squad is their version of a Cheer Squad and Draculaura’s outfit is black with her favorite pink highlighting it (Frankie’s costume actually has a paler pink than Draculauras).

This outfit also comes complete with pom poms which look like they’re pink and black in the photos, but (I haven’t actually seen this outfit for myself) it’s been reported that they are actually red and white instead.

Draculaura Turns 1600

Is it Time for a Party?

With friends like Draculaura has the answer is a resounding yes!   Draculaura’s Sweet 1600 didn’t quite go according to plan, but it ended up being a great party with her friends and she even got to share it with best bud Frankie Stein who was celebrating her Sweet 16 – days that is!

Just because it’s Draculaura’s special birthday she got to wear a pretty dress and even had a pink tiara all of which you can get in costume form for any young Draculaura fan you may know.

This officially licensed Monster High costume also comes with the wig which makes it an ideal buy if you’re only looking for one Monster High costume to purchase as a lot of them are sold independently of the wigs.

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The gorgeous dress is a replica of the one the doll wears and it has a zipper in the back instead of velcro, which I personally prefer. It also comes with a lace capelet which to be honest I wasn’t so impressed with, but I think the dress can be worn without it very easily.

The wig with the pink tiara really helps to add to the whole costume, now you just have to paint on a small pink heart under her left eye to replicate her birthmark and you’re ready to party like a vampire!

More Draculaura Costumes to Buy

There are a few other Draculaura costumes available on the market including a lovely dot dead gorgeous one, but for now I can only find this Scaris costume for you ….

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Halloween 2013 saw the Scaris City of Frights! range of Monster High dolls released and you can get the costume based on Draculaura’s doll right here!

The costume is basically a skirt and top in Draculaura’s trademark pink and black, simply add a pair of black pumps, a Draculaura wig and a pink Monster High purse and you’ll look great.

 

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Make Your Own Draculaura Costume

DIY Monster High Halloween Costume

If you want to dress up as Monster High’s own vegan/vegetarian vampire and you don’t want to buy any of the costumes above then you can choose to make your own costume from scratch or compile a few cool items to create your very own costume.

I’m not much of a sewer myself so I love the ‘compiling a costume’ idea, but I’ve found a great video for those of you who want to make your own outfit and I’m sure you’ll love it –

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fED0kfuVWY0

How to Compile Your Own Draculaura Costume

A Home Made Monster High Costume Idea

If you’ve decided to make your own costume then you need to think about who Draculaura is – firstly she’s 1600 years old and a vampire which means she does like some classic Gothic inspired things, although she does not like Victorian dresses despite her father buying them for her to wear to school!

Think of black with her trademark flashes of pink to add fun to this dark color, add a few classic touches like buttoned down blouses with ruffles or lace details. She does love lace, but one way in which she has modernized the ‘romantic’ fashion era is by injecting her own sense of fun and wearing lacy tutu/petti style skirts with fishnet tights.

Tall lace up boots are often a part of her costumes, these can be hard to find, but I do have instructions to make your own.

Draculaura’s Tutu Inspired Skirts

This are cute and gorgeous and are great to build your own costume around, simply add some black tights, white shirt and hot pink tank. Don’t forget her boots …… don’t worry I’m going to give you hints on creating these for yourself further down the page.

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Another alternative if you have a plain white or black shirt or even t-shirt would be okay is to wear this shrug over the top of it.

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Wear this over a flared pink, white or black skirt and fishnet stockings ……. or one of the tutu inspired skirts above would be perfect……. and you’ll have a lovely Draculaura costume idea.

Draculaura Boots

Now I haven’t found a pair of her boots that you can buy, but I do think that these would be cool and could work. I would change the laces over to black and I think it could work really well. If you’re not convinced then you’ll have to make your own boots instead which should be a lot of fun.

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How to Make Your Own Draculaura Boots – A simple step by step guide (including photos) for making a pair of boots to help complete your Draculaura costume.

Make Up, Accessories & the Finishing Touches

The great thing about applying make up to look like Draculaura is that her make up is often smudged or doesn’t look that great because she doesn’t have a reflection when she looks in a mirror – always a relief when you’re trying to look like her!!

One thing you want to get right is her little pink heart shaped birthmark which is what I would always add last.   I would use a lip pencil to draw on the heart and then fill in with either face paint or even lipstick – the lip pencil will just prevent any ‘bleeding’ from the heart.

When it comes to the actual make up you have to remember that she’s a vampire who can’t be in the sun and is also a vegetarian (sometimes even vegan) and this means that she has very pale skin.   I’ve found a great make-up tutorial that is aimed at adults, but can easily be adapted for a child –

When it comes to jewelry I think the best thing you can do (if you have pierced ears that is) is to get two large safety pins and glue them shut.   Next put a stud ear-ring through the hole on the safety pin and put the stud in your ear.   This will create Draculaura’s favorite ear ring look without having to actually put safety pins through your ears.

Another thing that you should think about adding to your costume is an umbrella to keep the sun off of you and an extra little thing would be a small bat to masquerade as Draculaura’s pet, Count Fabulous.

Monster High Fangtastic Fashion Set

Add Finishing Touches to Your Draculaura Costume!

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But wait there’s more! This fashion set would make a great gift for any little girl who loves Monster High and also provides lots of little extra touches for a costume. This set is obviously not absolutely needed for a costume, but it does add a certain freakishly fabulous touch that I know lots of young girls would adore.

Want More Monster High Costume Ideas?

If you’re after even more Monster High Costume ideas then why not check out Monster High Costumes for Girls which has lots of cool costumes for you.