Fancy Dress Outfits Starting with the Letter D
If you’re looking for costume ideas that start with the letter D then you’ve come to the right place as I have selected some great costumes for you to choose from. Star Wars fans will love to see that Darth Vader is available while Scooby fans can enjoy dressing up as Daphne, but there are many other costumes to choose from besides those.
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 D! I have other webpages available that cover the rest of the letters of the alphabet, but let’s look at costumes beginning with D right now.
Cool Costumes Beginning with D
- Dad’s Army – costumes based on this old British television comedy about the Home Guard during the war would be good and you could use this as a group costume idea as well.
- Daenerys Targaryen – the Mother of Dragons is a great costume idea.
- Daffy Duck
- Daisy Duke
- Dalai Lama
- Dalek – having grown up with the Classic Dr Who, I love the idea of going around saying ‘Exterminate, Exterminate’ all night!
- Dallas Cowboy or even a Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader
- Dame Edna Everage
- Dancers – A great costume idea that starts with D is a dancer and this is where you can have a lot of fun because there are so many interpretations of dancers from ballerinas to a hip-hop dancers and more. There really are lots of different ideas that you can use for this brief from Morris dancers to dancers from Greece, Tibet or more in traditional costume.
- Dancing Queen – your chance to dress up as your favourite member of Abba, check out some Abba costume ideas here.
- Danger Mouse
- Danny – from the cult hit musical Grease
- Daphne – from everyone’s favorite….Scooby Doo
- Dark Knight
- Dark Menace
- Dart Board – there is a ready-made dart board costume available to buy, but this one is pretty easy to make yourself by getting some cardboard and cutting out two circles to stick on your t-shirt or jumper – one on the front with the Dart Board marked out and one on the back that you can keep plain black as the back of the board.
- Darth Maul
- Darth Vader – I love the idea of dressing up as Darth Vader just so that I can put on his voice with the only phrase I can ever remember of his – Luke, I am your father!
- David Bowie – there are so many different costumes you can do for David Bowie from Ziggy Stardust to his Just Dance era or Labyrinth to Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence and many more.
- Davy Crockett
- Day of the Dead costumes.
- Dead Costumes – Now I know what you’re thinking – dead isn’t a costume! It is, however a cool idea, especially with the continued popularity of shows such as The Walking Dead. You dress up as a Dead Bride, Dead Groom, Dead Cheerleader, Dead Cowboy, you get the idea. A cool idea is to take the costume you wore last time you had a fancy dress event and basically ‘trash it’, roll around on the grass, smudge it with dirt and maybe rip it a little until it looks like it could’ve been dug up and say you’re a dead fill in the blank..Alternatively, you can just buy a ready-made costume like the ones below or check out some of the ideas on other posts such as zombie costumes for men, zombie costumes for women, zombie costumes for boys or zombie costumes for girls.
- Deadshot – A member of the supervillains known as the Suicide Squad.
- Dealer – I originally thought of a card dealer, but you could also dress up as a used car dealer!
- Death Eater
- Death Tarot Card
- Deck of Cards
- Dennis the Menace
- Detective – just wear your own clothes and carry a badge, you could say you’re undercover. Alternatively, dress up as one of the famous detectives from Poirot to Sherlock Holmes.
- (Princess) Diana
- Diana Ross
- Dick Dastardly
- Disco – Dancers or Ball. There are lots of disco dancer costumes available to buy or you may be able to raid your grandparents (or parents) wardrobes for some cool clothes to put together an outfit. Another idea is to just go as a disco ball.
- Dipsy – One of the teletubbies.
- Disney Costumes – You could dress up as a Disney Princess, Disney Fairy or just about any Disney character actually and then when people say something like why are you dressed as Lilo or Ollie the Pig you can look at them with a withering stare and say actually I’m dressed as a Disney character!
- Doc – one of the Seven Dwarfs
- Doctor – From wearing a white coat and being a doctor to the likes of Doctor Who or Doctor Evil there are lots of different costume ideas.
- Dog the Bounty Hunter
- Doll – again there are lots of different ideas here from rag dolls to china dolls and more. There are also some great doll face tutorials on youtube and/or Pinterest which you could use and then pop on a party dress and be a little china doll.
- Dollar Bill
- Dolly Parton
- Domino – I haven’t actually seen a domino costume, but I think it would be a really easy one to make, simply wear a black dress with a white belt and stick some white dots on the front – too easy!
- Donnatello – one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles we all love.
- Dopey – or in fact any Dwarf would be a D wouldn’t it?
- Dora the Explorer – or even her cousin Diego
- Dorothy – from The Wizard of Oz or even Dorothy the Dinosaur from The Wiggles.
- Draculaura – one of the original Monster High dolls, you can check out some of her costume ideas on the Draculaura Costume Ideas post
- Drag Queen
- Dragon – from some of the cartoon dragon costumes to some sexy dragon costumes I personally like the idea of dressing up as a Chinese dragon.
- Driver – Nascar driver to chauffeur, it’s your choice.
- Drummer – just carry drum sticks if you’ve run out of time to get a costume made, alternatively dress up as a famous drummer.
- Drum Majorette
- Drunk – A drunk could be a very fun costume idea and great as a last-minute outfit. Basically, you can wear anything, but carry an empty glass or bottle and bump into lots of things slurring your words at the same time.
- Duff Beer
- Dummy – from a crash test dummy to a shop mannequin
- Dunce – all you need to do is wear a school uniform and make yourself a hat with a D on it.
For more cool costume ideas that start with a particular letter of the alphabet be sure to check out my A-Z of Costume Ideas.