Abba were a supergroup made up of four people, two females and two males and they wore some great costumes which makes it easy to replicate for any fancy dress occasion. With songs like Waterloo and Dancing Queen the group embraced disco, including the jumpsuits that were the height of fashion during the 70s.
Take a dance with me (or should that be ‘take a chance on me’?) through these fun costume ideas and let’s see you and your friends dressed up in full Abba style whether it’s for an Abba tribute night, Halloween, a 70s party or just a cool fancy dress event.
Agnetha Costume Idea
The Cat Inspired Outfit!
Here is one of the famous costumes that the Abba ‘girls’ were known for wearing – the cat dress as I always called it, Agnetha’s was a blue toned one and looked like this –
This outfit features the dress, sash and those boot tops.
Abba Agnetha Wig
Of course if you don’t have blonde hair or can’t style it like Agnetha then you can always get this wig.
This wig will also work well with other Agnetha costumes.
Frida’s Cat Outfit
Anni-Frid Fancy Dress Costume
Frida also wore a similar dress, although her cat was yellow in color. This costume also comes with the dress, sash and boot tops and looks like this –
Of course if you’re after a wig for Frida I’ve found one here for you.
This wig can be used for other Frida costumes, not just the ‘cat dress’ outfit.
Benny Costume Idea
Now you couldn’t go as just the girls from Abba without their male counterparts (unless you were actually dressing as the two girls from Muriel’s Wedding performing Abba songs, but you need the jumpsuit outfits for those!).
Here we have Benny in a licensed white and blue outfit (well not really Benny, but you know what I mean!)
Unless your haircut is still stuck in the 70s you’ll probably need a wig to complete your transformation.
Again whether you choose to wear the costume above or select a different look for Benny you’ll be able to don the wig.
Bjorn Costume Idea
For the other male member of Abba – Bjorn we need to combine white and yellow for this licensed costume –
This fun jumpsuit is comfy enough for all of those Abba-esque moves on the dance floor!
Of course you’ll need the ‘oh so sexy’ hair cut as well (and yes that was sarcasm, I can’t believe how many people used to emulate the boys’ haircuts back in the day!!)
Benny & Bjorn Abba Costume Ideas
When I think of Abba I usually think about what the girls were wearing, but the men always tried to hold their end up as well. I usually think of them wearing white or silver whether it’s the disco jumpsuits or the ‘Saturday Night Fever’ style of suits.
They did try and compliment the girls with what they wore, however, so if they were to wear the outfit pictured above then it would be when the girls were probably wearing the color red as a dress or jumpsuit.
These white and silver sequined disco pants look perfect for either a Benny or Bjorn costume, unfortunately I can’t find a matching shirt to wear, but personally I would be looking for a silver sequined waist coat and use a different color shirt for Benny and Bjorn that matches the color of whatever the female members of this group will be wearing.
Of course you could just wear any of the following outfits if you wanted as most people’s eyes will be on whatever the girls are wearing I’m afraid!
Ditch the gold 1970s chain and add some platform shoes and you’ll be good to go.
This one comes with a black belt, but you could wear it without a belt if the girls are wearing a white jumpsuit or with a different colored belt to compliment whatever the others are wearing.
Agnetha & Frida Abba Costume Ideas
When it comes to Abba I always visualize the ‘girls’ wearing disco jumpsuits, it’s the first thing that pops into my head! I see them in a white jumpsuit doing that move where one is looking front while the other is looking to the side and then switch!
Of course there have been a lot of other outfits over the years, but I’m going to give you a couple more jumpsuits to look at because let’s face it they’re a fun looking costume as well as being Abba-esque!
More on Abba Costumes
Of course they didn’t always wear jumpsuits and what we think of as 70s disco wear. Their costumes were very innovative in looks however and their costume designer Owe Sandstrom is quick to confirm that the group all had input into what they were wearing. Both Agnetha and Frida had very strong opinions on what they wanted to wear while Benny and Bjorn were happy as long as they could match them!
They wore unitards, jeans, mini skirts, long peasant skirts and a range of other outfits. You can check out some of their outfits here and draw on some inspiration for your Abba fancy dress outfit. Personally I like the zebra print dresses that the girls wore, but I can’t seem to find them online anywhere ….. I’m sure I’ve seen similar dresses in one of the teen shops in the mall though so you might be able to source them close to home.