Tudor Costume Ideas for Men & Women

Gorgeous Historical Costumes from the Tudor Era

Tudor Costume IdeasBefore we talk about Tudor Costume ideas, let’s think about the span of the historical era we refer to as Tudor & what this means for Tudor fashions.

The Tudor period took place between 1485 when Henry VII came to the throne (the first Tudor monarch) and 1603 when Elizabeth I died (the last Tudor monarch), this means that there were changes in the fashions from the beginning of the period to the end.

This is great if you’re looking at making your own costume because you can make choices between early Tudor clothing and late Tudor clothing based on what you have available.

There are also a number of famous men and women from Tudor times who you can dress up as if you choose (or you can just be a member of the court or a Tudor peasant – the choice is yours) such as Henry VIII, Cardinal Wolsey, Walter Raleigh, Anne Boleyn, Elizabeth I, or Mary I.

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As you can see from the image above of Mary I and Princess Elizabeth entering London in 1553 (this is when Mary entered the capital to claim her throne upon the death of their brother Edward VI) society Tudors certainly used a lot of fabric in their clothing. Whenever I think of Tudor clothing I think of sumptuous materials that also had a lot of detailing on them, embroidered by gold and silver threads and even the button details on outfits could be made from metal or jewels.

Someone’s status was very tied in to how they dressed so you made sure to wear the best you possibly could …… unless you were poor that is! The Tudor peasants wore very different clothes to those in society and these were often made from scratchy wool and were certainly a lot plainer! If you’re a beginner who’s looking at making your own costume then I would definitely look at a peasant costume as opposed to a court one!

tudor costume ideas for men

Understanding Tudor Fashions

When it came to Tudor fashions for men it did change from the beginning of the Tudor era to the end, but one thing remained constant and that was hose and doublets.   Hose was basically the name given for the tight-fitting trousers that they wore which are very much like leggings today.   A doublet is basically like a tight fitting jacket that’s worn over their hose.

In early Tudor times the look of men’s fashion sees a square shape happening as they wore coats over their doublet and hoses with big shoulders – think of a classic Henry VIII outfit.   By the end of the Tudor era men’s fashions were much sleeker (think of Sir Walter Raleigh classic image) with much shorter slimline jackets being worn, along with Elizabethan ruffs around their necks.

If you want to make your own Tudor outfit for a man then you’ll find this link invaluable –

  • Kentwell Mid-Tudor Men’s Clothes – Kentwell Hall is a stately Tudor Mansion in Suffolk, England that holds regular Tudor Re-Creation Days, people take a lot of trouble to ensure that they do wear historically accurate clothing which is why the link is very handy for people making their own Tudor costumes.
  • What to Wear – Men – This site is written by someone who us a UK Re-Enactor who enjoys spending a lot of time at Kenwell Re-Creation days and is sharing her knowledge of Tudor clothing for you.

There really was a clear cut difference between what the aristocratic classes wore during Tudor times and what the everyday person would be wearing and it didn’t depend on what they could afford either!   Henry VIII passed laws about what clothes people could wear based on their position in society for example only the King and his immediate family could wear cloth made of purple silk or gold; Dukes and Marquises could use only cloth of gold woven into their coats and doublets.

You can find out more here – Mid-Tudor Sumptuary Laws

Let’s look at some ideas for specific Tudor costume ideas for you – 

Henry VIII Costume Ideas

Very Regal Tudor Costumes

When you think of men in Tudor times then Henry VIII has to be one of the first names that springs to mind doesn’t he? Henry VIII has certainly had a larger than life effect on history in several ways so it seems appropriate that if you’re thinking of a man’s Tudor themed costume that you would think of him and I’ve found a few costumes for you to choose from.

Men’s 16th Century King Henry VIII Costume

This is probably the best Henry VIII costume that I’ve seen ready to buy – it actually looks regal enough for a king and the big shoulders on the coat along with the flat cap just makes me think of Henry’s classic image.

It’s certainly a very sumptuous looking costume and embraces a lot of what I think of when I think of Tudor costumes.

 Henry The VIII Costume Mens Henry VIII Costume Men’s Henry VIII Costume

Beefeaters – A Great Tudor Costume Idea

Tudor State Dress Uniform of the Yeoman Warders

If you’ve ever been to the Tower of London then you would have seen the Beefeaters or (as they’re officially known) the Yeoman of the Guard, these were formed during Tudor times by the head of the Tudor dynasty himself, Henry VII.

The Yeoman actually have two different uniforms and the red and gold one that is worn for state occasions or when the sovereign is visiting the tower is actually referred to as the Tudor State Dress because it has changed very little since Tudor times. This makes a Beefeater costume a great idea as a Tudor Costume for men.

Regency Collection Beefeater Mens Costume

This is a ready made costume that would work pretty well for a Tudor themed fancy dress costume, although it’s not an exact replica, in fact when you see the costumes side by side it’s quite obvious which is the costume!

It is definitely Tudor inspired, however and I’m not sure how you’d be able to make a more accurate tunic unless you were good at embroidery as it’s really the detailing on the front of the costume that sets it apart.

More Tudor Costume Ideas for Men

These next couple of costumes are based on two of William Shakespeare’s male characters – Hamlet and Romeo. William Shakespeare having been born into the Tudor era and actually performing for Elizabeth I several times at her court.

I think these two costumes have a lot of Tudor fashion elements to them which makes them perfect if you want a costume that’s already been made for you and is ready to wear.

Hamlet Mens Costume

The styling of this costume is very Elizabethan in look, although the shoulders still give a nod to the squarer look favored under Henry VIII. The fitted, slimline style is totally late Tudor, court fashion though.

Romeo Mens Costume

The puff shoulders and ruffle at the neck are another classic touch associated with late Tudor fashions and this is a gorgeous looking outfit that’s sure to be a hit.

tudor costume ideas for women

Fashions for the Tudor Lady

As you could expect the Tudor fashion for women changed considerably over the course of the 118 years that made up the Tudor era.   At the start of the era the women wore tight fitting bodices with very full kirtles and gowns resulting in a look of two triangles (stacked in an hourglass formation).   On their heads they wore a coif which was attached to a cornet at the back of their head.

By the end of the Tudor era women’s fashions had evolved so that their bodices were not much longer and the skirt was worn over a farthingale.   The head dress had been replaced by jewels and around the neck ladies were wearing an elaborate ruff of lace.

Now what are kirtles, farthingales and ruffs anyway?   Let’s look at some of the words we use when we discuss Tudor fashions.

  • The Ruff is probably the first thing that springs to mind when you think of Elizabethan ladies clothes and basically started life as a frilled collar before becoming more and more exaggerated, check out how it has evolved over the late Tudor era – Elizabethan Ruffs.
  • The Kirtle is basically the ‘dress’ part of a ladies outfit.   They had been around longer than the Tudor era as you can see here, but for help in making your own Tudor Kirtle you’ll want to check out this fantastic site – Making the Kirtle.
  • The Fathingale is basically a circular frame worn under a skirt to hold the skirt out.   The one that is usually associated with Tudor fashions is the Spanish Fathingale, usually stiffened with willow, this frame was made popular by Catherine of Aragon when she first arrived in England to marry Prince Arthur (Henry VIII’s older brother) and ironically Catherine Parr (Henry’s last wife who outlived him, Catherine of Aragon was his first who he divorced) is seen to be wearing one in her portraits.   

If you’re interested in making your own Tudor woman’s costume then I have found a couple of interesting links for you –

  • What to Wear – Woman – this site contains some great information on what constitutes a great Tudor costume and is written by a UK Re-Enactor who has spent quite a bit of time at Kentwell on their Tudor Re-Creation days.
  • How to Create a Green Tudor Gown – follow this lady as she shows you her inspiration for a Tudor gown and how she constructed it.

You can get some patterns for making your own costumes as well and Simplicity did bring out their own Elizabethan gown pattern to mimic the dress used in the 1998 movie Shakespeare in Love. Although the pattern had been discontinued it’s still available to purchase through Amazon as you can see below –

Simplicity Sewing Pattern 8881 Elizabethan Gown

Now a number of people who want truly historically accurate costumes weren’t that happy with this pattern, but one person decided to use it as a template and then produced a page explaining how to improve the pattern by yourself and produce a wonderful Tudor gown that any re-enactor would love to wear.

How to Alter the Simplicity 8881 Pattern for a Better Period Gown.

Anne Boleyn Costumes

Historical Tudor Costume Ideas

Although Henry VIII was married six times in total the wife most people seem to think of when they think of him is Anne Boleyn, probably because she has been held responsible in the history books for causing Henry to split with the Catholic church and appoint himself head of the Church of England. Of course things were a little more complex than that, but this page is about costumes.

It should come as no surprise that the only costumes I could find for any of Henry’s Queens were for Anne Boleyn and there were a few to choose from.

anne boelyn tudor costumeI do like the look of this costume (although it’s presently out of stock) as it seems very in keeping with portraits we have of Anne Boleyn – the square neckline of the gown and the sleeves that become wider at the end.

I would combine this gown with a French Hood as that was Anne’s favored head dress to wear.

How to Make a French Hood – this article explains how you can make your own French Hood to compliment this gorgeous gown and complete your Anne Boleyn costume.

This next two costumes actually include the head dress as well as the gown which is a lot easier if you just want to be able to buy a ready made outfit.   The first one is one that I’ve always liked and you could make even more authentic by making a replica of her famous ‘B’ pendant and adding a couple of other long gold chains around her neck as well.

 Anne Boleyn Costume Anne Boleyn Costume

The second outfit doesn’t look like a Farthingate style of ‘hoop’ is being worn so the skirts don’t seem quite as full as with the other costumes, I also don’t think it looks quite as good around the sleeves so I would definitely pick one of the other two outfits I’ve selected if I were to be wearing them.

As we move on through the Tudor era towards the reign of Anne’s daughter Elizabeth lace starts to be incorporated more and more in ladies outfits.   We see Mary I wearing a little lace at her throat and by the time Elizabeth takes the throne the Elizabethan Ruff is the look that we always associate with the fashion of the court at that time.

This Queen Elizabeth I costume gives you an idea as to how different the Elizabethan Ruff was to early Tudor fashion for women –

Queen Elizabeth I Costume

More Tudor Costume Links

  • How to Make a Katherine of Aragon Costume
    Henry VIII’s first wife, daughter of the Catholic Monarchs was Katherine of Aragon and this page will help you to make your very own Katherine outfit from the Gable head dress to the square-necked Tudor gown.
  • How to Make an Easy Tudor Costume
    An easy way to create your own Tudor costume for men with just a few supplies
  • The Tudor Costume Page
    This website has been compiled by a reenactor who has an array of tips and information for making your own Tudor outfits.
  • Tudor Jewelry
    Learn about the type of jewelry the Tudors wore and what gemstones were used.

I do love the fashions of the Tudor era from the early Tudor fashions right through to those amazing Elizabethan Ruffs (although I think the really big ones may have been really annoying to wear!).

I love the idea of making my very own Tudor costume, but I’m probably more likely (if I’m honest) to buy one ready made!

Tudor costume ideas for both men and women, some great historical costume ideas

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Maid Marion Costumes

A Romantic Renaissance Costume Idea

Maid Marion Costume Ideas

The first image of Maid Marion that pops into my head when I think of Robin Hood’s love is of a regal woman in green. What I have read since childhood, however, would indicate that Maid Marion would probably have worn purple.

I think the reason for vision in my head of Maid Marion in green is that in the book I had as a child (which told a very romantic version of this tale) Maid Marion wore green. Considering Robin Hood and his band of men all wore green it seemed an appropriate color for her to be dressed in as well.

The actual color that the fair Maid Marion preferred or even the style of clothing she wore is anyone’s guess as we’re not even sure exactly when during the Medieval period of history she was alive. We’re also not sure who exactly she was, although there have been a lot of theories espoused.

As far as Maid Marion costumes go this is great because it means you really do have a lot of different Renaissance gowns to choose from ……. or even no gown! I do remember one tale of a spunky Maid Marion who dressed as a man so a medieval tunic rather like Robin Hoods could be another alternative for a Maid Marion costume idea.

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Blue Maid Marion Outfit

This blue Maid Marion costume is quite an appropriate color for her as one of the original tales of Maid Marion seems to have hailed from May Day celebrations where she was seen as a personification of the Virgin Mary. As we all know Mother Mary is often seen wearing blue.

Maid Marion Costume in Blue/Burgundy/Grey

The dress also has the appearance of velvet about it and this is interesting because during the Medieval times, there were Sumptuary Laws that governed what people could and could not wear.

Velvet was one of the materials that could only be worn by those in the upper classes which the stories have often alluded Maid Marion to be.

The burgundy which appears to be the color of the costume’s ‘kirtle’ as well as the color of her sash was reserved for the highest nobility as in dukes, marquises and earls.

The strands of gold around the neckline was also reserved for the nobility.

Although the reviewers haven’t been kind about the quality of the costume I do think the look is perfect for a Maid Marion outfit and it certainly pays a nod to several of the different folklores surrounding this romantic Medieval character.

Maid Marion in Disguise Fancy Dress Costume

I do remember one of the different tales had Maid Marion dressed up as a man who happened to come across Robin Hood and was challenged by him before they recognized each other.

If you like this idea for a costume then you could simply wear a Robin Hood costume or purchase the cool costume below –

Women’s Forest Princess Adult Costume

This gorgeous costume features a shirt, cape, pants with boot tops, belt, headpiece and gauntlets.

The whole costume looks great, but personally, I wouldn’t bother wearing the headpiece as although I think it’s very in keeping with the times if I was dressing up as a man it certainly wouldn’t feature in my outfit!

I would also be carrying a bow and arrow, because why should Robin Hood have all the fun?

Now if you’ve decided you like the idea of dressing up as Maid Marion in disguise you may be up for making your own outfit. This one will certainly be easier to make than if you want to dress up in a gown!

When my daughter was in primary school she came home with the announcement that they had to dress up in Medieval costume the next day (she had forgotten to give me the notes about it!), it was in the evening so all of the shops were closed. Luckily I had some material that (although not ideal) could be used to fashion a tunic.

There are lots of tutorials for Medieval clothing online and I basically used a pattern for a basic T-Tunic like the first one in this tutorial – How to make a quick and easy Tabard or T-Tunic

I then cut a thin wedge out of the middle of the front of the top and added some holes on either side which we threaded some garden twine through and laced up (a shoelace could easily have been used instead).

This was worn over a long skirt and long-sleeved skivvy by my daughter, but for your DIY Maid Marion outfit I think it needs to be worn over a pair of straight-legged trousers or leggings instead of a skirt.

The length of the tunic is up to you and I’d probably go just above the knee for Maid Marion dressing as a man – then simply use some rope as a loose belt.

More Maid Marion Costumes

Maid Marion Costume in Burgundy with Dress and HeadpiecI must admit that I’ve seen a lot of Maid Marion costumes that are burgundy or deep red in color like the one to the side and I think this is because it further promotes the stories of her being from noble birth.

One story in particular says that she was of noble blood, but orphaned and was actually a ward of the King.

I do like the costume below, however as it combines the burgundy with green and I just do like the idea of Maid Marion wearing green and not just to match Robin Hood either!

California Costumes Maid Marian Dress, Red/Olive

This really does have everything you want in a medieval dress, the low neckline, the lace-up bodice and the sleeves …… the sleeves are probably one of my favorite things about Renaissance fashion!

If you would rather make your own Maid Marion costume then there are certainly a lot of sites that will help you, but I think Rosalie’s Medieval Women is a great one to start with.

Maid Marion Halloween Costume Ideas

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Anne Boleyn Costume Idea

If you’re a fan of Tudor times, whether because you enjoy history or you just love the television show – The Tudors – then you’ll probably enjoy putting together an Anne Boleyn costume.

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There are a number of different dresses that you can use for her costume, I’ve just selected on here which you can see –

Women’s Anne Boleyn Costume

There are a few different reasons that I chose to showcase this particular costume over others and one is because the head dress was included with the gown.   In every portrait I’ve seen of Anne Boleyn she’s always wearing a French Hood which is why I wanted to get that included in a costume.

I’ve actually seen a great Anne Boleyn gown which I preferred the look at on a Tudor Costumes Idea page, but it didn’t come with a French Hood which I think is very important and I didn’t feel like making one myself!

Another reason is that the neckline on this gown is square and in most portraits of Anne she does wear gowns with a square neckline so this seemed in keeping with her.   The sleeves also seemed to be the right style.

I do love the colors on this dress too and they are certainly colors that could have been worn by royalty at that time.

The only thing that I don’t really like about this costume is the gauze like looking material attached to the neckline that goes up into a ruff like collar, but no costume is going to ever be perfect unless you make it yourself!

Now once you have this costume you’ll want to add a couple of extra things to really hit all of the spots.   A piece of jewelry that Anne Boleyn always wore was her ‘B’ pendant which she left to her daughter Elizabeth upon her unfortunate death.

You’ll see in the image above that the model is actually wearing a replica with the gown and it goes beautifully.   I think it’s important to buy the Replica Anne Boleyn Pearl Choker Necklace to wear, but you should also wear a long single strand of pearls with it as well as a plain, long gold link chain.   This will make your Anne Boleyn costume very authentic.

Now you can actually purchase Tudor Shoes, but to be honest I’ve never seen a portrait of Anne Boleyn’s feet so I’d just a plain pair of pumps with the costume myself.

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Halloween Costume Ideas – Costumes Beginning with M

Fancy Dress Outfits Starting with M

Costumes that begin with MIf 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

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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. 

  • 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 Costume Ideas

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  • 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.

Selection of costumes beginning with M, which will you choose?

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