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!

Costumes Beginning with C

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Fancy Dress Outfits Starting with C

Costumes beginning with CIf you’re looking for costumes beginning with C for a themed party then I’ve compiled a great list for you from sexy cabaret dancers to lovable Chewbacca as well as historic characters like Caesar and fictional characters like Cat in a Hat.

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

If you’re after a costume that begins with another letter of the alphabet I have also got you covered on my A-Z Costume page.

The Big List of Costumes Beginning with C

  • Cabaret Dancer
  • Cabin Crew
  • Caesar – If you think you can pull off an Ancient ruler then there isn’t one that’s quite as recognizable as Caesar is there? This costume could also be worn at a Toga party, but whatever you do don’t wear this one the Ides of March!
  • Calamity Jane
  • Camel
  • Campbells Chunky Soup – I love this costume idea, it’s a can (one tick), it’s Campbells (two ticks) and it’s chunky (three ticks) now if only it was Chicken you’d have well and truly covered the idea of a ‘C’ costume!!!

Rasta Imposta Campbell’s Chunky Soup Can, Red/White, One Size

  • Can-Can Girl – If you’ve got the legs then a Can Can girl is a really sexy costume to wear…….’na nana nana nana, nana nana nana……’ you know you’re humming it! I must admit watching Bad Manners perform the Can Can really put me off the image, but then it was the 80s!!
  • Captain – To quote the movie Dead Poet’s Society – ‘O Captain, my Captain’. There are lots of different Captains that you can dress up as including Captain America one of Marvel’s best and the classic Captain Hook (you’ve just got to watch out in case someone is dressing up as a crocodile!). Then you have Captain Jack Sparrow and Captain Kirk. Of course you may just want to wear a Captains uniform from one of the services or even dress as a police captain.
  • Cardinal
  • Carmen Miranda
  • Carol Singer
  • Carrie – from the movie with the same name just wear a prom dress with fake blood over your hair and dress.
  • Carrot
  • Cartoon characters from Minnie Mouse to Tinkerbell or from Donald Duck to Scooby Doo
  • Casper – everyone’s favourite ghost.
  • Castaway
  • Cat
  • Cat Burglar
  • Cat in the Hat
  • Caterpillar

Adult Caterpillar Halloween Costume (One Size)

  • Catelyn Stark (Game of Thrones)
  • Catwoman
  • Caveman or Cavewoman
  • Cereal Box – cornflakes start with c, but you can use any cereal you like
  • Cersei Lannister (Game of Thrones)
  • Champagne Bottle
  • Chardonnay Grapes – Chardonnay is made from green grapes so you can get a green grape costume or even make your own. Wear a green morph suit (or just pants and a long sleeved tee). Next blow up some green balloons and stick them all over you to resemble a bunch of grapes.
  • Charlie Chaplin – Pop on a suit, a bowler hat and a cane then add bushy eyebrows and a mustache (you can actually buy a Charlie Chaplin mustache and brow set online) and you’ve got a great Charlie Chaplin outfit.
  • Chauffeur – A smart suit and a peaked cap is all you need to be someone’s chauffeur for the evening.
  • Cheerleader
  • Cheeseburger
  • Chef – a white coat or long striped apron and a chefs hat is all that’s needed or you could use a hairnet and just be the cook!
  • Cher – there are lots of different costume ideas for a Cher costume from hippie style bell bottoms of the Sonny & Cher days to the very risque Turn Back Time outfit from the 80s. It would be a fun costume idea to pull together yourself, but if you don’t feel like DIY there are a number of costume options available to purchase.
  • Cheshire Cat
  • Chess King or Queen – you could go as any chess piece, but these are the only two costumes I’ve seen and I wouldn’t know how to make the costume from scratch!

Chess King Adult Costume

  • Chewbacca – A classic Star Wars costume, I think everyone fell in love with ‘Chewie’ when the original Star Wars movies were released and it’s certainly a costume that everyone will recognize.
  • Chicken
  • Chili Pepper – this is a fun costume that you could also wear to a Mexican themed party as well.
  • Chimney Sweep
  • Chimp
  • Chinese Takeout – I’ve seen a couple of different variations on this costume and I have to say I think they’ve both looked awesome.
  • Chipmunk
  • Christmas Cracker (or bonbon depending on whereabouts you live!)
  • Christmas Pudding
  • Christmas Tree
  • Chucky – with his distinctive ginger hair you can make this evil doll come to life with a Chucky costume or even a Bride of Chucky costume.
  • Cigarette Girl

Starline Women’s Cigarette Girl Costume Set, Pink/Black

I absolutely love these vintage costume ideas, I took one look at this costume and I was instantly transported back to Sunday afternoons as a teenager when I would watch old black and white movies with my dad. The likes of Cary Grant, James Stewart, Eva Marie Saint and Grace Kelly would be on the screen and if the action was happening in a club there would always be a cigarette girl walking around.
Of course this was in the days when people thought that smoking was good for you so it was all very glamorous!

  • Cinderella – it’s not just little girls who like to be a princess!
  • Cinema Usher/usherette – you can dress up in a uniform with a little hat and a tray with your goodies on it for the ‘old time’ ushers that came around at intermission with refreshments or else you can just be in black trousers, white shirt and have a torch to show latecomers to their seats.
  • Circus Performer from the ringmaster to a trapeze artist.
  • Cleopatra – one of the classic ‘C’ costumes.
  • Clone Trooper
  • Clown
  • Coca-Cola – there are some neat coca-cola costumes available to purchase. I love the can of coke style costume for myself, but the bottle caps that come with the lady’s dress style of coca-cola costume are really fun as well.  You can check out lots of ideas on my Coca Cola Costumes post.
  • Cockroach – Now I’m not sure why anyone would want to dress up as a cockroach, but I guess it’s a costume that will stand out from the crowd!
  • Colombia (Rocky Horror Picture Show)
  • Colonel Sanders – from KFC all you need is a Southern accent, a white suit, white hair and a goatee……….oh and a box of KFC would be a nice touch too!
  • Comic Book Characters – from Batman to Wolverine, thinking outside the square so that you can dress up as your favorite cartoon character no matter what letter their name begins with!
  • Confederate soldier
  • Confessional – I saw a photo of someone who dressed up as a confessional once and I thought it was a very neat idea. I think he had made the ‘box’ out of cardboard, but I’m not certain.
  • Convict – You can have a choice of the traditional black and white stripes complete with a ball and chain or go “Orange is the New Black” style outfit instead.
  • Cookie – choc chip would be my preference!
  • Cookie Monster
  • Cool Runnings – This movie was based on a Jamacian Bobsled team who entered the Olympics, if you haven’t seen it you should watch it as it’s funny as well as getting inspiration for your costume!
  • Cop
  • Cossack
  • Count Dracula
  • Court Jester – Otherwise known as a Fool or a Joker, there’s a selection of fun costumes ideas, check them out – Court Jester Costumes.
  • Cow
  • Cowboy
  • Crab
  • Crayons – There are some cool Crayola Crayon costumes available that I think are so much fun they have their very own page – Fun Crayon Costumes.
  • Cricketer
  • Crocodile
  • Crocodile Dundee
  • Cruella de Ville
  • Crusader
  • Cupcake
  • Cupid
  • Cyndi Lauper – A great costume beginning with C this is also a cool 80s costume idea, if the 80s is what you’re after then you can find more at 80s Costumes for Women!

Cyndi Lauper Costume Skirt Size: Standard

What’s your favorite costume beginning with C?

A great selection of costume ideas beginning with C from a Cabaret dancer to Chewbacca.