Costumes Beginning with V

Viking CostumesIf you’re looking for costume beginning with V then this is the perfect place for you to be! The first costume idea that springs to mind is vampires, but there are lots more fancy dress ideas from a Voodoo Doll to Venus, the goddess of love.

I compiled this page along with a number of others as resource pages for anyone who’s been invited to an alphabet party. I used to get invited to a lot of alphabet parties when I was in my 20s and I think it’s high time they caught on again! In a nutshell you have to dress up as something beginning with a particular letter and if you’re on this webpage then the letter chosen is the letter V! I have other webpages available that cover the rest of the letters of the alphabet, but let’s look at costumes beginning with V right now.

Fancy Dress Ideas Starting with V

  • V for Vendetta
  • Vampire
  • Vampire Slayer
  • Vegas Slot Machine
  • Vegetable – Dress up as your favourite veggie from a carrot to an eggplant!
  • Velma (Scooby Doo) – You can find a cool Velma costume on our Scooby Doo Costume post.
  • Venetian Ball Inspired Costumes – The Venetian masquerade ball is associated with all-encompassing robes and masks. Venetian carnival goers also wear elaborate costumes along with masks. The masks are really the key to this costume, although there’s more than one style of mask that is used.
  • Venus
  • Venus Fly Trap
  • Vermin – Dress up in either a rat or mouse costume.
  • Versailles Courtier – Although the Palace of Versailles had been the center of French politics since Louis XIV moved there from Paris to me it always makes me think of Marie Antoinette and so I’d be dressing like a member of her court if I went as this ‘V’ costume.

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More Costumes Beginning with V

  • Vestal Virgin – A Vestal Virgin is dressed in pure white robes and has a very simple hair-style, as we’re talking Ancient Rome you should look for simple toga inspired robes.
  • Vet – Very easy costume to pull together as all you need to do is pull on a white coat over your usual outfit – pet hairs make a nice touch too so you can always encourage any of your pets to lie on it before you go out!
  • Vicar
  • Victoria Beckham (either as Posh Spice or as VB designer) – You can find a costume idea on our Spice Girls costume post or dress up as her these days as wag, dress designer and mother.
  • Victoria, the Queen  – One of Britain’s more famous queens probably because she was also the Empress of the British Empire and a lot of advancements were made during her reign (which was the longest reign of a British monarch until recent years when Elizabeth II overtook her).   I usually think of her as wearing black which she did after her husband died until her own death 40 years later.
  • Victorian Lady or Gent – Fashion from the time of Queen Victoria’s reign in Great Britain from the working class ‘rags’ to the bustle skirts of the ladies and the frock coats of the gentlemen.
  • Viking Costumes
  • Virgil – Thunderbirds
  • Vodka
  • Voodoo Doll
  • Voodoo Priest/Priestess

Great selection of costumes beginning with V from Vampires to Vikings and more.

If you’re after more costume ideas that begin with different letters of the alphabet then be sure to check out our A-Z of Costumes page because we offer more than just costumes beginning with V!

Costumes Beginning with W

Wonder Woman Costume IdeasIf you’re looking for costumes beginning with W then you’ve come to the right place.   Why have I compiled this post of costume ideas?   It’s because I love alphabet parties, but sometimes I’d like to have a resource page for when I’m invited to one.

Have you ever been to an alphabet party? When I was in my early 20s they were all the rage, somehow everytime I was invited to one it was always a P party which meant dressing up as something beginning with the letter P. You can choose any letter of the alphabet however and today I’ve chosen the letter W.

Think of Witches and Wizards and …… whoopie cushions! There’s lots of fun costume ideas that start with W when you think about it!

Fancy dress parties or costume parties are so much more fun when they’re themed, but you don’t always want to have an 80s party, a Zombie gathering or even a Star Wars themed party. Choosing a letter to base your party around is fun because seeing how people interpret it can be really interesting…..some people really know how to think outside of the box.

Costumes Beginning with W – The List

  • Waitress – You could get a waitress costume which usually consists of a black dress with a white apron.   Alternatively you could wear black trousers or skirt and a white shirt or blouse and carry an order pad.   Another idea is to dress up as one of the girls in 2 broke girls in their red and yellow uniform.
  • Warlock – As Charmed showed us Warlocks can look like regular people really easily, but I usually think of them wearing a really cool longish black coat.
  • Warrior – You could be any type of warrior from a Native American warrior to a Maori warrior or a Roman warrior to a Scottish warrior (like Braveheart).   There’s lots of options for this costume idea.
  • Wednesday Addams – You can find costume ideas for Wednesday on our Addams Family Costume Ideas post.
  • Werewolf
  • Where’s Waldo/Wally – This is an easy costume to pull off, simply wear a pair of blue jeans with a red and white striped top and finish it off with a red and white striped hat complete with a red pom pom.
  • Whoopie Cushion

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  • Wicked Queen – The wicked queen from the Snow White story, otherwise referred to as Ravenna
  • Wicked Witch – I always think of a wicked witch as being a bit of an old hag so when I’ve dressed up as one I’ve added a big ugly mole and tried to stick a hair growing out of it (the hair didn’t stay put for long thoug!), complete with a classic black witch costume and a few spells.
  • William Shakespeare
  • William Wallace – The Scot portrayed by Mel Gibson in the movie Braveheart.
  • Willie Wonka – Who hasn’t heard of Willie Wonka and his chocolate factory, he’s been brought to life in the movies by two very talented actors; firstly Gene Wilder and then Johnny Depp.
  • Wilma Flintstone – The long suffering wife of Fred Flintstone, this is a fun costume idea.
  • Winnie the Pooh
  • Winston Churchill
  • Witch – There are lots of witch costumes from the classic black robes and broomstick to all manner of colored dresses.   As long as you add a pointed hat it seems that you can be as glamorous or as dowdy a witch as you like!

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  • Witch Doctor – There seems to be two different looks that fit the witch doctor, one is that of a voodoo priest; the other is an African tribal doctor.  Both costumes are a lot of fun.
  • Wizard – From a traditional Merlin style of Wizard to Harry Potter this really is a magical costume idea.
  • Wolf – There are lots of wolf costumes available to purchase or if you’re a Game of Thrones fan you can make sure you dress up as one of the Dire Wolves such as Ghost.
  • Wolverine
  • Wonder Woman – Who doesn’t love the Amazonian super hero we call Wonder Woman?
  • Woody (Toy Story)

If you’re looking for a different letter of the alphabet to dress up as then check out my A-Z of costumes page.

Costume Ideas Beginning with W

Abba Costume Ideas

Great ABBA costume ideas to create the perfect fancy dress outfitA Group Costume Idea – Perfect for Disco Divas!

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 –

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This outfit features the dress, sash and those boot tops.
Abba Agnetha WigAbba 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.

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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 –

Abba Frida ‘Cat’ Costume,

Abba Frida Wig

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!)

Abba Benny Costume for Adults

Abba Benny Wig

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 –

Abba Bjorn Costume

This fun jumpsuit is comfy enough for all of those Abba-esque moves on the dance floor!

 

Abba Bjorn Wig

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

Super Trooper Abba Male Costume

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.

White Disco Pants w/ Sequin Cuff

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!

Mens 70s Disco King Outfit

Ditch the gold 1970s chain and add some platform shoes and you’ll be good to go.

 

Disco Jumpsuit Costume

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

Disco Queen Adult Costume

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!

Women’s Super Trooper Costume70s Silver/Black Disco Diva CostumeWaterloo 70s Abba Costume

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.

Great ABBA costume ideas to create the perfect fancy dress outfit

Costumes Beginning with Y

If you’re looking for some costumes beginning with Y then you’ve come to the right place. Star Wars fans will automatically think of Yoda and he’s certainly a popular ‘Y’ costume, but there are a few more including one of my childhood favorites – Yogi Bear!

I compiled this page along with a number of others as resource pages for anyone who’s been invited to an alphabet party. I used to get invited to a lot of alphabet parties when I was in my 20s and I think it’s high time they caught on again! In a nutshell you have to dress up as something beginning with a particular letter and if you’re on this webpage then the letter chosen is the letter Y! I have other webpages available that cover the rest of the letters of the alphabet, but let’s look at costumes beginning with Y right now.

Fancy Dress Ideas Starting with Y

  • Yankee – From a northern Yankee soldier in the Civil War to Yankee Doodle Dandy or even a NY Yankee player or fan, there’s lots of options with this.   You could even shorten it to Yank and go as a member of the US forces past or present.
  • Yellow (M&M)
  • Yellow Power Ranger
  • Yeti
  • Yoda – Yoda is an iconic Star Wars character and if you can spout off his words of wisdom then this is the costume for you, if you can’t think of anything ‘yodaish’ to say just stick to – I cannot teach him!

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  • Yoga Instructor – Simply wear a pair of yoga pants, a tank top and you could add a few scarves for a hippy vibe or a bandana for a more serious hardcore yoga instructor.
  • Yogi Bear
  • Yoko Ono – wear a hippy costume, long black hair and big dark round glasses
  • Yoshi – a cool costume idea from Super Mario World, but which color Yoshi will you be?   Green, Red, Blue or Yellow.
  • Yuppie – Dress up as an upwardly mobile professional from the 80s, try and get one of the ‘brick’ style phones to really set off the costume.

Fun selection of costume ideas beginning with Y

Costumes Beginning with Z

Zombie pirate fancy dress ideaIf you’re looking for costumes beginning with Z then this is the perfect place to be. The first costume idea that springs to mind is Zombie and this is an extremely popular costume idea at the moment with so much opportunity to add your own twist on the theme. There are a few other Z costume ideas that you could use however, so check them out below.

I compiled this page along with a number of others as resource pages for anyone who’s been invited to an alphabet party. I used to get invited to a lot of alphabet parties when I was in my 20s and I think it’s high time they caught on again! In a nutshell you have to dress up as something beginning with a particular letter and if you’re on this webpage then the letter chosen is the letter Z! I have other webpages available that cover the rest of the letters of the alphabet, but let’s look at costumes beginning with Z right now.

Fancy Dress Costumes Beginning with Z

  • Zebra
  • Zeus
  • Ziggy Stardust – One of the late David Bowie’s alter egos, Ziggy Stardust is infamous for his lightning bolt streak of make-up and his glam rock wardrobe and hair.
  • Zombie – This type of costume means you can go as just about anything with a zombie in front of it. A generic zombie or just take the costume you wore last year and ‘zombify it’, roll down a hill to get dirt and grass stains on it – have a fight with friends using water pistols filled with fake blood and generally trash your costume. Next add zombie make up and you’re ready to go!

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  • Zoo Animal – an excuse to go as any type of animal that might be seen in a zoo, this really expands the perimeters from lion to monkey and more.
  • Zoo Keeper
  • Zorro

Selection of costume ideas beginning with z