Costumes Beginning with W

costumes beginning with wIf 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

 Men’s Warlock Costume Coat Woopie Cushion Costume, One Size Men’s William Shakespeare Costume

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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!

 The Flintstones Wilma Flintstone Costume Witch Doctor Adult Costume 2 Piece Storybook Witch Costume

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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

Costumes Beginning with U

Undead costume ideasIf you’re looking for costumes beginning with U then you’ve come to the right place. Star Trek fans will automatically think of Lieutenant Uhura.  There are plenty of other ‘U’ costumes out there, however from kooky Uncle Fester to an umpire and more.

This page was compiled as a resource page for anyone who’s been invited to an alphabet party. If you haven’t heard of an alphabet party it’s basically a themed party around one particular letter.  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 U! I have other webpages available that cover the rest of the letters of the alphabet, but let’s look at costumes beginning with U right now.

Fancy Dress Costumes Beginning with U – The List

  • Ugly Betty
  • Uhura – Lieutenant Uhura was the Communications Officer on the original Star Trek series and is a very popular idea for a ‘U’ costume.
  • Umpire
  • Uncle Fester – The strange uncle from the iconic kooky television series, The Addams Family, you can check out costumes for the whole Addams Family on this post.
  • Uncle Sam

 Women’s Umpire Costume Uncle Sam Costume 2 Piece Unicorn Costume

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  • Undead – aka a zombie! Simply dress up as any type of zombie and just say you’re the undead or undead doctor, undead bride, undead groom, even undead Marilyn.
  • Unicorn
  • Union Jack – you could just wrap yourself up in the Union Jack or where a Union Jack dress like the one Ginger Spice made famous when she was with the Spice Girls.
  • Union Officer
  • Union Soldier
  • University graduate

Collection of costumes beginning with U

The Big List of Group Costume Ideas

Fun, Cool & Just Plain Great Group Costume Ideas!

Pac Man Group Costume IdeaIf you want to dress up as a group for Halloween this year (or any other fancy dress event for that matter) then I’ve got some great ideas for you. There’s something really fun with having a group of you dressed as a group and it can make for a great night out for everyone.

Inspiration for group costumes come from just about anywhere – musical groups, television shows, films even everyday life. The hardest thing is to get everyone to agree on the costume idea which is where I come in. I’ve compiled a list of group costume ideas that you can all look through and see if one of them stands out to you all as the perfect one.

Group Costume Ideas Based on Music Groups

There are some music groups/bands who are instantly recognizable and so make a great idea for a group costume, here are some of the ones that spring to mind-

  • Abba – The 70s pop group were known for their costumes and if you feel like turning into ‘Dancing Queens’ for the night then this is a cool costume idea for a group of 4 (it should be 2 couples, but I’ve seen a few male Agnetha and Frida’s in my time and they’ve been quite funny!).
  • Kiss – Crack out the face paint and the platform boots for this group costume idea, another great costume idea for a group of four.
  • The Beatles – The fab four are another cool group costume idea and if there’s 8 of you you could try a ‘Beatles through the ages’ theme with their basin hair cuts and suits through to the longer haired Sergeant Pepper days.
  • The Spice Girls – For five girls you know that you want to dress up as the Spice Girls, it’s what you ‘really, really want’!   This is another fun group costume that is instantly recognizable.
  • The Village People – This six piece group are one of the groups that several generations recognize straight way and are likely to start people singing earwig disco songs such as Macho Man and YMCA!
  • Z Z Top – This Texan three piece group make another cool costume idea for a small group and you can see how to get the look below.

ZZ Top Costume Ideas

Perfect for a Small Group of 3

This Texan trio are best known for the beards that two of their members sport – the third member has Beard as a surname so doesn’t actually need to have one!

You actually have a lot of latitude with what you can wear to accompany these beards as ZZ Top have been around for quite a while and have been seen in a few different outfits over that time.

The most well known look was probably the one that coincided with their album Eliminator hitting the mainstream charts for that look you want the two bearded members of the band to be wearing black suits with the non-bearded Mr Beard wearing black trousers with a long black duster coat.   All three of them should be sporting hats similar in shape to the one featured in the image below along with some black sunglasses.

Of course another look that their fans are very familiar with sees them in jeans and leather jackets along with either hats (again like the one pictured) or skull caps and their sunglasses.

Personally I think as long as you all wear sunglasses and two of you sport these beards (and to really ‘sell’ it a couple of guitars – Frank Beard is the drummer so don’t have him with a guitar!) it won’t matter what else you wear everyone will know you’re ZZ Top.

Group Costume Ideas Based on Television Shows

Some of our favorite television shows have given us some great ideas for group costumes including these –

You’ll note that some of these contain links which will take you to another webpage that is dedicated to those particular costumes.   I don’t have them all covered yet, but I’m hoping to be able to get links for all of these group costume ideas in time.

teletubbies group costume idea

You used to be able to purchase these Teletubbie costumes in a set of four which was really cool, but I’m having trouble sourcing a set at the moment so you have to purchase your favorite teletubbies seperately.

 Tinky Winky Costume Teletubbies Po Costume Teletubbies Laa-Laa Costume Teletubbies Dipsy Costume

The lovable green Teletubbie is Dipsy whereas the red Teletubbie is called Po. The yellow Teletubbie is called Laa Laa and rather surprisingly, considering that a lot of people just don’t suit the color yellow, this is the costume that I’ve seen more people wearing than any other Teletubbie outfit. Purple is my favorite color which means that out of all of these cuddly Teletubbies Tinky Winky here is the one I prefer!

Group Costume Ideas Based on Movies

Movies are another source of inspiration when it comes to thinking of group costume ideas, from classic movies to more modern ones that are certainly a lot of them to think about.   Here are a few that spring to mind

Spartan Warrior Costumes

Awesome Idea for a Group Costume!

Dressed up as Spartan Warriors you can all say you’re extras from the movie 300!   The movie was based on 300 Spartans who stood up against an army of 100,000+.

300 - Deluxe Spartan Costume

More Group Costume Ideas

There are lots more ideas for group costumes that don’t belong in any of the categories above –

  • Alice in Wonderland Characters – Someone obviously has to be Alice and then it’s simply a case of choosing the best known characters until everyone in your group has a costume.   The bigger the group the more less known the characters that will add to the ‘ensemble’.
  • Angry Birds – You can get all of the different Angry Birds characters in costume so it’s just a case of everyone choosing their favorites.
  • Batman, Robin & all the Villains – Make sure that you have Batman and Robin covered and maybe even Alfred and then simply add the villains until everyone in your group is covered – there’s certainly plenty of villains to choose from including the Penguin, the Joker, Poison Ivy etc.   Don’t forget the Suicide Squad!   Another great group costume idea.
  • Crayons – You can get some great Crayola costumes (although these are designed for ladies) in various colors so if you all chose a different color you can say you’re a box of crayons, but you lost your box!
  • Ever After High School Pupils
  • Green Army Men Figures
  • Guess Who ‘People’ – This is a costume that I’ve seen images of and is definitely in the diy Halloween costume column.   If you need instructions check out Homemade Guess Who Characters.
  • Hip Hop Dance Crew – Whether you go with a Jabbawockeez Halloween costume, Remix Monkeys or a dance crew from any of the popular dance themed movies.
  • Lego Minifigures
  • M & Ms – You can actually buy sets of group M&M costumes or you could just buy/make the costumes yourselfs, just make sure you’re all different colors, the room won’t be big enough for two Reds for example!
  • Mickey, Minnie & Friends
  • Monster High Pupils – If you’re after this costume ideas for a group of young girls you can check out – MHS Costumes for Girls.
  • Oompa Loompas – From Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory the Oompa Loompas make a fun costume and I’ve even seen a group of people dressed up as them at an international rugby match in recent years – they certainly stand out on camera!
  • Pac Man – You can buy a set of group costumes (see below for one example) for this idea yourself – they’re available for sets of 5 or 6 and feature Pac Man himself along with the ghosts.
  • Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs
  • Tetris Blocks – This is a very cool costume ideas that is easy to make at home as it simply requires lots of cardboard boxes, paint and black electrical tape.   There are lots of pages that show you how to make them online, here’s one of them – The Diary of Tetris.
  • The Smurfs
  • The Tudors – You can dress as a group of Tudor peasants or a group of Tudor aristocrats for a fun costume idea.   If you wanted to you could also dress as famous Tudor people whether it’s Henry VIII and all six of his wives or all of the Tudor monarchs together is up to you!
  • The Wiggles – a pair of black trousers and different colored skivvies are all you need to be The Wiggles and if there’s more than four of you in the group then you can get one of you to dress up as Captain Feathersword, another as Dorothy the Dinosaur and just keep working through these favorite children’s characters until your group are all in fancy dress……..watch out though if you’re too good you might get booked for a child’s birthday party!
  • Winnie the Pooh & Friends

Pac Man Group Costume Set

Pac Man Group Costume Idea
This is a classic group costume idea for six people. Featuring Pac Man himself along with the four ghosts and one ghost that’s ready to be eaten!

The great thing about this costume idea is that all of the costumes are unisex so it really doesn’t matter what the make up of your group is – all male, all female or a mixed bunch.

I do love the idea of this costume as I’m an eighties girl at heart and Pacman has certainly become known as THE video game of the decade (in all honesty I preferred Space Invaders, but Pacman obviously had a better PR person behind them!!)

Pacman Group Costume Idea

The big list of group costume ideas

Halloween Costume Ideas – The Addams Family Costumes

Who doesn’t instantly recognize the Addams Family?   These costumes are creepy and kooky, mysterious and spooky in fact they’re all together ooky!

In a hurry? Go Straight to The Addams Family Costumes to Buy!

The sexiest of the Addams Family costumes has to belong to the mum Morticia who has long been a costume favorite with her figure hugging black dress –

The Addams Family Morticia Adult

Unless you have Morticia’s long black hair you’ll also want to buy a wig to complete the costume and you can get the one pictured right here – The Addams Family Morticia Addams Wig Adult.

If you want a couples costume you can’t go past Morticia and husband Gomez.   Here’s the Gomez costume for you –

Mens Grand Heritage the Addams Family Gomez Costume

Of course this costume does need the right hair do to complete it and let’s not forget Gomez’ moustache.   You can actually buy a kit with both of them together which makes for a very easy way of creating the perfect Gomez Addams costume – Adult Addams Family Gomez Addams Wig & Moustache Kit.

After the couple the most beloved of the Addams Family just has to be Uncle Fester, don’t you agree?   You can dress up as the familys ‘strange’ uncle with this cool Uncle Fester costume –


The Addams Family Uncle Fester Adult

Of course then there’s the children Wednesday and Pugsley.

There are a couple of different types of Wednesday costumes that you can choose from – the one that actually resembles Wednesday from the television series and a sexy costume version that is still unmistakable Wednesday but with a lot more sass!

Of course a big part of what makes the costume is Wednesday’s hair and if you have long air then braids are a must, if not you could try a wig and I just happen to have one here that you can purchase! – Deluxe the Addams Family Wednesday Wig Adult.

When it comes to Wednesday’s younger victim, I mean brother – Pugsley you can’t seem to get a ready made costume to purchase instead you’ll just have to buy the individual components –

  • A white t-shirt with black horizontal stripes on it.
  • Black shorts
  • White Socks
  • Black tennis shoes

All of these things should be pretty easy to pull together and just make sure you have really short hair and you’ll be good to go!

Halloween Costume Ideas – Costumes Beginning with M

Fancy Dress Outfits Starting with M

Marilyn Monroe CostumeIf you’re looking for costumes that begin with M for a themed party then I’ve compiled a great list for you from the irrepressible M&Ms to classic costumes like Maid Marion or a Matador. Of course there’s lots more to choose from including some great ones for children of the 80s like Maverick, Madonna and Michael Jackson (yes I know Madonna and Michael Jackson weren’t just in the 80s, but their iconic costumes were!)

I’ve compiled this page with a range of others as I used to attend alphabet parties in my 20s and they were so much fun. I read a few years ago that they were making a comeback so for those of you who draw a blank when you have to come up with ideas for costume party here’s your resource list

Cool Costumes Beginning with M

I’ve put these costume ideas in alphabetical order, I don’t know if that will make it easier for you or not, but it helped me to make sure I didn’t double up on ideas!

  • M&Ms – I love these costumes and if there’s a group of you going to a ‘M’ themed event then you can go as different colored M&Ms which is a very effective group costume.
  • Macbeth
  • Mad Hatter – everyone loves the Mad Hatter and he’s so much fun to dress up as whether you choose the classic version or Johnny Depp’s version.
  • Madame Pompadour – Madame Pompadour was chief mistress to France’s King Louis XV from the 1740s to her death in the 1760s so if you want a historical costume then this would be a great person to dress up as.
  • Madonna – there are lots of great costumes that Madonna has worn, I tend to think of her Desperately Seeking Susan look when I first think of dressing up as her, but you could always wear her pink dress from Material Girl where she was basically copying Madonna or her ‘Like a Virgin’ wedding dress outfit.
  • Mae West – blonde and glamorous actress from Hollywood’s classic years of the 1930s and 40s Mae West was known for her risque double entrendres which means she could be a fun person to dress up as……you could get away with saying all sorts!
  • Mafia man or woman – pinstriped 1930 suits with machine guns or baseball bats.
  • Magenta (Rocky Horror Picture Show)
  • Magician
  • Magistrate
  • Magnum PI – dust off an old Hawaiian shirt and get a moustache and you’re one of Tom Selleck’s most lovable characters.
  • Mahatma Ghandi
  • Maid – From a Victorian scullery maid to a sexy French maid there’s a few different looks you could try out if you go with the idea of a maid. Even a hotel housekeeper costume comes under ‘maid service’ doesn’t it?
  • Maid Marion – I love some of the costumes that are available if you choose to dress up as Maid Marion, in fact if you love Medieval costumes of any description this is a great idea and I have actually written another page devoted to Maid Marion costumes –

Maid Marion Costumes

I always think of Maid Marion as a romantic heroine of a Medieval tale which makes Maid Marion costumes the ultimate renaissance costume for a lady.

Man-Eating Shark Costume

  • Majorette
  • Maleficent – it can be fun playing a villain and Maleficent does have a very iconic headdress to make her stand out from the crowd!
  • Malfoy – if you’re a Harry Potter fan then you can even dress up as one of the characters, even if it is Malfoy!
  • Man Eating Shark – this is a fun costume idea that I could see my hubby and a number of his friends wearing!
  • Marathon Runner – If you’ve left your costume to the last minute or you just want to wear something that you can make yourself then this is the one for you. Simply put on a pair of shorts and a t-shirt, some running shoes and get two bits of paper with a number on them and stick one on your back and one on your front. A sports bottle adds another nice touch and you could also spray a little water onto your t-shirt to emulate sweat if you really wanted to.
  • Marc Anthony
  • Marc Bolan
  • Marge Simpson
  • Marie Antoinette
  • Marilyn Monroe – Marilyn really did have a number of iconic costumes which is why she has her own Marilyn Monroe costume post.

Women’s Deluxe Marilyn White Dress CostumeMarilyn Monroe Hot Pink Costume

  • Marine
  • Mario
  • Marshall aka a sheriff from the wild, wild west
  • Martini Glass – Check out my Martini Costumes post, even your dog can come as a drink we like to serve shaken not stirred!
  • Mary – there are lots of different Mary’s to dress up as from the Virgin Mary to Mary out of the nursery rhyme, Mary had a Little Lamb. Then you have Mary I of England or her cousin Mary Queen of Scots which gives you the chance to wear a Tudor costume. Another popular Mary costume choice is Mary Poppins, or else you could dress up as Mary Quant, the sixties Mod fashion designer.
  • Mash personnel – you can dress up as characters from the television series like Hawkeye, Radar or Hotlips or just dress up as Mash personnel in general.
  • Mask (The)
  • Masked Crusader (yet another name for Batman)
  • Matador, another name for bullfighter in case you’re not sure.
  • Matrix Character – If you’ve still got a Trinity or Neo costume you want to show off then just say you’re a Matrix character, alternatively you could dress in a suit and black sunglasses as Agent Smith yet another Matrix character.
  • Maverick – either from Top Gun or the James Garner character from the old American Western television series.
  • MC Hammer – probably the only time you have a legitimate excuse to wear gold ‘hammer pants’!

MC Hammer Costume

  • Medieval person, dress up in medieval costume as just about anyone you like!
  • Medusa – a great costume for anyone who isn’t afraid of snakes!
  • Meerkat
  • Melisandre – otherwise known as the Red Woman from the hugely popular Game of Thrones.
  • Men in Black – Simply wear a suit and black wayfarers and you’re good to go as one of the Men in Black.
  • Mercenary
  • Merlin
  • Mermaid
  • Mexican bandit
  • Mexican Taco
  • Michael Jackson – there are lots of different MJ costumes to choose from including the Thriller look or the Billie Jean look or his Bad ensemble.
  • Michael Jordan
  • Michonne – from the hit show The Walking Dead
  • Mickey Mouse
  • Military personnel – rather than saying you’re a navy seal, army sarge, airforce pilot just dress up in your favourite military costume and say you’re military personnel and anything else is classified!
  • Milkmaid
  • Mime Artist
  • Minion (from Despicable Me)

Despicable Me Minions Mascot Costume

  • Minister – a cabinet minister or a church minister the choice is yours.
  • Minnie Mouse
  • Minotaur – with the head of a bull and the body of a man this is an unmistakable costume.
  • Minstrel – a medieval musician who composed their own songs, you’ll just need to wear a medieval costume and carry a lute or similar instrument.
  • Miss Piggy – definitely one of my favorite Muppets.
  • Mod
  • Moll (basically a flapper outfit or ladies gangster costume)
  • Monarch Butterfly – I’ve only seen these costumes in the last couple of years and they really are gorgeous.
  • Money – You can buy costumes that are fashioned after money, but this is also one you can make yourself. Cut out a big piece of cardboard and draw on it as though it were a dollar bill and stick it to your outfit. Alternatively just stick lots of Monopoly money all over you.
  • Monk – a monk is a very easy costume to wear as it’s very forgiving if you don’t have quite the right figure! I also like the idea of getting a monk costume as it could double as a Friar Tuck costume as well as a Sheldon Cooper costume (remember the episode where they attended a Renaissance Fair and he got annoyed at the historical inaccuracies?)
  • Monkey
  • Monster – From the Cookie Monster to Frankenstein there are lots of different monsters and costumes to choose from.
  • Moose
  • Morpheus – from the Matrix
  • Morris dancer – a traditional form of English folk dancing Morris dancers have been performing since the Middle Ages.

mortal kombat costumes

  • Mortal Kombat characters
  • Morticia Addams – from the Addams family, still a popular costume choice which is why they have their very own post – The Addams Family Costume Ideas.
  • Moses
  • Moulin Rouge dancers
  • Mountie – Canada’s finest.
  • Movie Star – think red carpet style if you want to be generic or just choose your favourite actor and dress up as them.
  • Mr Bean
  • Mr Potato Head
  • Mr T – I pity the fool who chooses to dress up as Mr T!
  • Mummy – there are some great costumes that you can buy that give the illusion that you’re wrapped in bandages and I really recommend using them. Years ago I used actual bandages to wrap myself up as a mummy for a fancy dress costume and it was great, until I realized I needed to go to the toilet that was!!
  • Munchkin
  • Munsters – this is another great opportunity for a group costume.
  • Muppet – dress up as any of the Muppets from Kermit to Miss Piggy or from Animal to the Swedish Chef.
  • Musketeer
  • Mustard – there are a couple of different costumes available for mustard from mustard sachets to bottles and they are good, I’ve only seen the bottle ones in real life when a couple at a Halloween event were wearing mustard and ketchup bottles.

Awesome selection of costumes beginning with M from Marilyn to a monk and lots more!