Abba Costume Ideas

A Group Costume Idea – Perfect for Disco Divas!

abba costume ideas

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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 –

Abba Agnetha 'Cat' CostumeAbba Agnetha ‘Cat’ Costume

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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 ready to launch into Super Trooper!

 Smiffy’s Super Trooper Male Costume

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 also have a Super Trooper costume idea…

 Smiffy’s Men’s Disco Man Costume All In One Jumpsuit

 

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

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!

 70s Silver/Black Disco Diva Costume Women’s Super Trooper Costume Costume Culture Women’s Disco Diva Costume, Gold, Large

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 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!

 Smiffy’s Zeus Costume Men’s Zebra Costume Zorro Deluxe Costume

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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

Halloween Costume Ideas – Costumes Beginning with H

Costumes Starting with H

If you’re looking for some awesome costume ideas that start with the letter H then you’ve come to the right place. There are Humpty Dumpty costumes available alongside Halo costumes and more besides.

I love fancy dress parties/events, but I love them even more when they’re themed and one of my favorite type of themes is the alphabet party theme. You take a letter of the alphabet (in this case H) and everyone has to dress as something beginning with that letter. If you’re thinking of hosting an H party or you’ve been invited to one then this is a great webpage for inspiration………or to buy your costume if you fall in love with one.

Costume Ideas That Begin With the Letter H

  • Halo Master – Created by Microsoft this X-Box game series has taken the gaming world by storm so it’s hardly surprising that you can now get Halo costumes.
  • Hamlet – From the Shakespeare play, this is an opportunity to wear a Tudor themed costume (Elizabethan is the ‘look’ that Hamlet usually boasts).
  • Hangman – Simply don a long black robe with a full face hood for this creepy look. Just remember the hangman was always anonymous so make sure you stay covered up or their may be a lynch mob after you!
  • Hannibal Lector – From Silence of the Lambs this fictional serial killer needs no introduction.
  • Hans Solo – There’s always a Star Wars fan somewhere so I’m glad I’ve got a costume that begins with H just for them!

 

 Halo Master Chief Costume Harajuku Girl Adult Costume

 

  • Harajuku Girl – This is a really fun and funky costume idea that I can imagine would be very popular. There are actually four Harajuku Girls that perform with Gwen Stefani which means that this could also be a great idea for a group costume.
  • Harem Girl – Wear a belly dancer outfit and make sure your eyes look smouldering.
  • Hari Krishna – This costume can be worn by one person or by a group of people, just add a tamborine to the long orange robes so that you can chant and dance in style.
  • Harley Quinn – For all Batman fans here’s one of the villains for you to dress up as.   You can choose from the classic Harley Quinn costume to the 2016 reinvention of the Suicide Squad’s Harley Quinn.
  • Harpo Marx – One of the famous Marx brothers comedy act of the 1930s. Wear a long, light-coloured coat, reddish-pink hair, and a top hat.
  • Harry Potter – The wizard of Hogwarts fame, this is a very popular costume idea for the letter H

 

 Deluxe Haunted Tree Costume Arkham City Harley Quinn Costume

 

  • Haunted Tree – You can see this costume above and I have to say I think it’s a highly original costume idea that brings a whole new meaning to the words Halloween Tree!
  • Hawkeye – From The Avengers, need I say more?
  • He Man – From cartoon fame comes this hero with bulging muscles/
  • Headless Horseman – I fell in love with this costume the first time I saw it (a number of years ago) and I still love it!
  • Helen of Troy – In Greek literature she is said to be the most beautiful woman in the world – a big title to hold! Wear Grecian robes and a smile
  • Hello Kitty

 

 Men’s Headless Horseman Costume Highway Patrol Costume

 

  • Henry VIII – One of the most famous of the Tudor Kings.
  • Hercules – Hercules was the son of Zeus and a mortal woman, but he’s best remembered in mythology for the Labors of Hercules – 12 tasks he was sent on by the Oracle of Delphi.
  • Herman Munster – From the famous 1960s television show, The Munsters, this costume is instantly recognizable as the show has a cult following.
  • Hermoine Granger – A Muggle born student from Hogwarts and one of Harry Potter’s best friends.
  • Highway Man – I grew up on tales of highway men like Dick Turpin and then along came the ‘camp’ version from Adam and the Ant’s music video Stand and Deliver!
  • Highway Patrol – This costume always makes me think of the old television show CHiPs with Ponch and John.
  • Hippie – This is a fun costume idea and can be worn by men or females alike as there are lots of different hippie costumes.

 

 Hippie Costume, Rainbow, Holly Golightly Costume

 

 

  • Holly Golightly – Audrey Hepburn’s most iconic character from the movie Breakfast at Tiffanys.
  • Homer Simpson – The patriarch of television’s The Simpsons, make sure you can say ‘Doh!’ before dressing up as Homer!
  • Hot Dog – You can get a fun hot dog costume, if you want to go as a couple one of you can dress up as a hot dog and one of you can dress up as a hot dog vendor.
  • Hulk – The Incredible Hulk – green, big angry….need I say anymore?
  • Humpty Dumpty – I have found some great Humpty Dumpty costumes available over the years and it’s certainly a cool costume idea.
  • Hunchback of Notre Dame – My hubby dressed up as the Hunchback a number of years ago and he had great fun ‘lurching’ about, but a word of warning his back was quite sore the next day!

I hope you have fun dressing up in something beginning with H and hopefully we’ve helped you come up with an awesome costume idea.

Costume ideas that begin with the letter H from Hippies to Harry Potter and more.

Costumes Beginning with D

Fancy Dress Outfits Starting with the Letter D

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Darth Maul costume, just one idea for a costume beginning with 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.
  • Daffy Duck
  • Dairymaid
  • Daisy Duke
  • Dalai Lama
  • Dalek
  • Dallas Cowboy or even a Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader
  • Dalmation
  • 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’s so many interpretations of dancer from Ballerina to a hip hop dancer 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.

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 Women’s Spanish Dancer Costume Women’s Black Swan Ballet Dancer Costume Women’s Belly Dancer Costume

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  • Danger Mouse
  • Danny – from the cult hit musical Grease
  • Daphne – from everyone’s favorite….Scooby Doo
  • Daria
  • 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!
  • Dead Costumes – Now I know what you’re thinking – dead isn’t a costume! It is, however a cool idea especially with the rise of shows such as The Walking Dead and the interest in zombies that seems to be constantly growing.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 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 ?.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.

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 Man’s Zombie Doctor Costume Zombie School Girl Costume Star Wars Death Trooper Costume

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  • Deadshot – A member of the super villains 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
  • Debutante
  • Deck of Cards
  • Dennis the Menace
  • Dentist
  • 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.
  • Devil
  • Dexter
  • (Princess) Diana
  • Diana Ross
  • Dick Dastardly
  • Dictator
  • Dinosaur
  • 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 which is definitely a diy costume idea.
  • 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!

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 Death Card – Tarot Card Costume Diana Ross Sexy Black Costume Men’s Dinosaur Plush Costume

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  • Diver
  • 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’s lots of different costume ideas.
  • Dog
  • Dog the Bounty Hunter
  • Doll – again there’s lots of different ideas here from rag dolls to china dolls and more. There’s 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
  • Dolphin
  • Dominatrix
  • 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!
  • Donkey
  • Donnatello – one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles we all love.
  • Dopey – or in fact any Dwarf would be a D wouldn’t it?
  • Donut
  • Dora the Explorer – or even her cousin Diego
  • Dorothy – from the Wizard of Oz or even Dorothy the Dinosaur from the Wiggles.
  • Dracula
  • 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.
  • Druid
  • 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.
  • Dumbledore
  • 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.
  • Dynamite

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.

Costumes beginning with D