Costumes Beginning with V

costumes beginning with vIf you’re looking for costume beginning with V then this is the perfect place for you to be! The first costume idea that springs to mind is vampires, but there are lots more fancy dress ideas from a Voodoo Doll to Venus, the goddess of love.

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 V! I have other webpages available that cover the rest of the letters of the alphabet, but let’s look at costumes beginning with V right now.

Fancy Dress Ideas Starting with V

  • V for Vendetta
  • Vampire
  • Vampire Slayer
  • Vegas Slot Machine
  • Vegetable – Dress up as your favourite veggie from a carrot to an eggplant!
  • Velma (Scooby Doo) – You can find a cool Velma costume on our Scooby Doo Costume post.
  • Venetian Ball Inspired Costumes – The Venetian masquerade ball is associated with all-encompassing robes and masks. Venetian carnival goers also wear elaborate costumes along with masks. The masks are really the key to this costume, although there’s more than one style of mask that is used.
  • Venus
  • Venus Fly Trap
  • Vermin – Dress up in either a rat or mouse costume.
  • Versailles Courtier – Although the Palace of Versailles had been the center of French politics since Louis XIV moved there from Paris to me it always makes me think of Marie Antoinette and so I’d be dressing like a member of her court if I went as this ‘V’ costume.

 Women’s 4 Piece Voodoo Doll Costume Unisex – Adult Venus Flytrap Costume Smiffys Thunderbirds Virgil Costume

More Costumes Beginning with V

  • Vestal Virgin – A Vestal Virgin is dressed in pure white robes and has a very simple hair-style, as we’re talking Ancient Rome you should look for simple toga inspired robes.
  • Vet – Very easy costume to pull together as all you need to do is pull on a white coat over your usual outfit – pet hairs make a nice touch too so you can always encourage any of your pets to lie on it before you go out!
  • Vicar
  • Victoria Beckham (either as Posh Spice or as VB designer) – You can find a costume idea on our Spice Girls costume post or dress up as her these days as wag, dress designer and mother.
  • Victoria, the Queen  – One of Britain’s more famous queens probably because she was also the Empress of the British Empire and a lot of advancements were made during her reign (which was the longest reign of a British monarch until recent years when Elizabeth II overtook her).   I usually think of her as wearing black which she did after her husband died until her own death 40 years later.
  • Victorian Lady or Gent – Fashion from the time of Queen Victoria’s reign in Great Britain from the working class ‘rags’ to the bustle skirts of the ladies and the frock coats of the gentlemen.
  • Viking Costumes
  • Virgil – Thunderbirds
  • Vodka
  • Voodoo Doll
  • Voodoo Priest/Priestess

Great selection of costumes beginning with V from Vampires to Vikings and more.

If you’re after more costume ideas that begin with different letters of the alphabet then be sure to check out our A-Z of Costumes page because we offer more than just costumes beginning with V!

Costumes Beginning with S

Supergirl costume ideaIf you’re looking for costumes beginning with S then you’re in the right place! I have a wealth of different costumes starting with S from Superman to Sweet Pea and more so let’s check them out.

I compiled this page as a resource page for anyone who’s been invited to an alphabet party. An alphabet party is where you are given a letter and you have to dress up as something beginning with that letter.   If you’re on this page I’m going to assume that the letter chosen is S.   If you need other letters though I have you covered on my A-Z costume page, but let’s look at costumes beginning with S right now.

Costumes Beginning with S – The Big List

  • Safari Explorer
  • Sailor
  • Saloon Girl
  • Santa
  • Scarecrow
  • Scarlett O’Hara – The star of the classic move Gone With The Wind you can actually check out some of Scarlett’s costume ideas on this post – Scarlett O’Hara Costumes.
  • Scary Spice – One of the Spice Girls you can check out her costume of my Spice Girls Costume Ideas post.
  • Scientist – all you need for this costume is a white lab coat, a funky wig would also look great if you want to go as a ‘mad’ scientist.   A great idea is to get hold of some dry ice so that you can pour your drink over it and look like you’re mixing up some secret formula!
  • Scooby Doo & Shaggy are both cool costume ideas that begin with the letter SScooby Doo – I just love Scooby, definitely one of the best dog characters on television you can find the perfect Scooby costume on Scooby Doo Costumes.
  • Scottish Costumes – Whether you like the traditional Scotsman costume that we all think of ie a kilt or whether you’ve been watching Braveheart and want to dress up as a Scottish warrior they’re both great ‘S’ costume ideas!
  • Scotty – The Star Trek engineer on the Original Star Trek series.
  • Scream – the ghostface character from the Scream movies who doesn’t appear to have a ‘real’ name.
  • Scullery Maid
  • Shaggy – Scooby’s best friend, you can find cool Shaggy costumes on my Scooby Doo Costumes post.
  • Shakespeare

 Scotish Warrior Costume Saloon Girl Costume Star Trek Scotty Costume

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  • Sheik
  • Sherlock Holmes – The self-proclaimed most famous detective in the world!  I like to think of Sherlock in the traditional way with a deer stalker hat, Victorian gentleman’s cape coat and a pipe.
  • Sir Lancelot – One of the Knights of the Round Table in the days of King Arthur, Sir Lancelot is somewhat of a historical legend.
  • Sixties Mod
  • Skeleton
  • SkyBlu – One half of the group LMFAO.
  • Sylvestor CostumeSleeping Beauty
  • Slot Machine
  • Snake Charmer
  • Snow Queen
  • Snow White
  • Snowman
  • Soccer Player
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Sorcerer/Sorceress
  • Spanish Bullfighter
  • Spanish Dancer
  • Spartan Warrior
  • Spice Girl – any Spice Girl, check out all of the different Spice Girl costumes on the Spice Girls Costume Ideas post.
  • Spiderman
  • Spock – A very logical costume idea from the original Star Trek series.
  • Spongebob Squarepants
  • Sporty Spice – One fifth of the popular 90s girl band the Spice Girls you can check out her costume on – Spice Girls Costume Ideas.
  • Statue of Liberty
  • Stormtrooper – There’s always someone in the group who wants to dress up as someone/something from Star Wars so why not be a Stormtrooper for the night.
  • Sumo Wrestler

 Women’s Supergirl Costume Inflatable Sumo Wrestler Costume Adult Statue Of Liberty Costume

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  • Super Girl
  • Superman
  • Surfer
  • Surgeon
  • Sweeny Todd
  • Sweet Pea – A character from the cult movie Sucker Punch you can check out her costume on my Sucker Punch Costume Ideas post.
  • Sylvester (Looney Tunes)

Great selection of costume ideas beginning with the letter S

Scooby Doo Costume Ideas

Scooby Doo and the Mystery Inc. Crew

Fun Scooby Doo costume ideas for the whole gang.If you’re looking for Scooby Doo costume ideas then it’s not just about Scooby, but the whole Mystery Inc crew.

Scooby Doo was always one of my favorite costumes growing up and I loved how Scooby would jump into Shaggy’s arms when he was scared. Just thinking about it I want to put on a Scooby voice and talk about the cartoon!

I think maybe it’s time to throw a Scooby Doo party and get everyone to dress up as their favorite Scooby Doo character. Imagine lots of food, a mystery to solve and everyone wearing Scooby Doo costumes – how much fun could you have?

Scooby Doo Costumes

Scooby Doo Adult Costume

Scooby Doo is probably the most lovable cartoon dog, in my opinion anyway. He is a coward however and would prefer to turn and run as opposed to confronting the villain. When there’s no place to hide, Scooby comes up with some sort of disguise to try and trick his way out of ‘danger.’

His manner of speech is really endearing and quite distinctive. I love speaking in a Scooby voice although I get a strange look from my daughter on occasion (I’m so embarrassing apparently!). If I’m wearing this particular costume though I really don’t think she can complain about me sounding like Scooby …… or can she?

Deluxe Adult Scooby Doo CostumeDeluxe Adult Scooby Doo Costume

The costume itself looks like a lovely, warm adult onesie which seems ideal for Halloween or a Christmas fancy dress party. I say that it looks warm, but it doesn’t actually say what it’s made of so I don’t know if it really is warm or not, but with a one piece you can always wear something underneath if need be.
The costume has a front zip which is great because it means you can get in and out of the costume by yourself – there’s nothing worse than a costume that does up at the back and you need help when visiting the bathroom!
The cool Scooby headpiece is also attached to your ‘onesie’ and you also get hand covers, but nothing for your feet.

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Scooby Doo Costumes for Babies and Children

The younger members of your family can also dress up as Scooby if they want to as well, I particularly love the cute, baby bunting Scooby costume.

 Scooby – Doo Child’s Deluxe Scooby Costume Scooby Doo Romper Costume, 6-12 Months Scooby-Doo Bunting Costume, 0 to 9 Months

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Fred Scooby Doo Costumes

Personally I never thought much of Freddie I always thought he was too straight, I guess in retrospect he was always the most skeptical of the gang, rather like the Scully to Shaggy’s Mulder!

He’s available in both adult and child costumes –

 Scooby Doo Fred Child Costume Scooby Doo Fred Adult Costume

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Daphne Scooby Doo Costumes

Daphne used to annoy me because I used to think of her as an airhead, she was always the one who got into trouble and I used to think she should just leave the group and go and become an air hostess!

 Women’s Sccoby Doo Daphne Costume Scooby-Doo Daphne Child’s Costume

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Shaggy Scooby Doo Costumes

Shaggy and Scooby were best friends and I think were everyone’s favorite characters. Like Scooby Shaggy was always afraid of danger and was also always hungry. Mind you if a ‘monster’ had tried to take a Scooby Snack then he would have launched forward with a cry of ‘Zoinks’ and save the day.

When push came to shove Shaggy would always do what was needed to help his friends even though he was scared to death and I think that’s why everyone loved him – it’s a definition of a hero.

 Adult Shaggy Scooby Doo Costume Boy’s Shaggy Scooby Doo Costume

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Velma Scooby Doo Costumes

I always identified with Velma because I wore thick glasses as a child and I was also the shortest one in the family. I loved how she always managed to come up with the answer as to what the ‘monster’ really was and why that person had pretended to be whatever they pretended to be.

I think having her as a heroine just had to be good for my self-esteem while being teased at school for wearing spectacles.

 Adult Velma Costume – Scooby Doo Costumes Velma From Scooby Doo Kids Costume

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The story of Scooby Doo has been described as being very similar to Enid Blyton’s Famous Five a series of books that I devoured when young so it’s hardly surprising that I enjoyed it so much.

  • Fred or Freddy is very much the leader of the group.
  • Velma is the smart one, good at analyzing things.
  • Daphne is the danger-prone one, if any of them are going to be kidnapped it’ll be Daphne!
  • Shaggy and Scooby are both very food motivated and definitely cowards. They also seem to be everyone’s favorites 🙂

So which Scooby Doo character would you like to dress up as? I think I would definitely choose Scooby Doo, not just because I’d enjoy talking like him all night either, but because I think he’s the cutest and the coolest!

HOLD THE PRESSES! I’ve just found the most adorable dog costume that would be perfect for this theme, it’s the mystery machine van and it’s gorgeous, want to see for yourself?

 

 Scooby-Doo The Mystery Machine Pet Suit, Medium

I just think it’s adorable, now I’ve just got to see if it will fit my dog and we’ll be set!

Lots of Scooby Doo Costume ideas for the whole family to choose from.

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

Costumes Beginning with F

Fancy Dress Outfits Starting with the Letter F

If you’re looking for costumes beginning with F for a themed party then I’ve compiled a great list for you from Fred Flintstone to a French Maid.

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 F

  • Fairy – a classic little girls costume, but there’s also costumes for grown ups as well – I especially think men can dress up as the tooth fairy after the Rock’s performance!
  • Fairy Godmother
  • Fame character – go back to the 80s with leg warmers, leotards and off the shoulder shirts
  • Fat B**stard – A character from Austin Powers, I seem to know a lot of people who enjoy talking like the Fat B**stard so I’m sure they’d love to dress up as him as well.
  • Father Christmas
  • Father Time – Wear long robes for this costume, some people depict him in white robes while others show him in black robes, what all costumes show is a big timepiece hanging around his neck.
  • FBI officer – wear the standard issue black suit and look like a fed or wear regular clothes and just flash your badge if you want to be an undercover agent, just don’t forget to talk into your watch and wear an ear piece.
  • Fester Addams aka Uncle Fester – Uncle Fester, the Addams Family hasn’t been on air for years and yet they’re all instantly recognizable.
  • Fiona (Shrek)
  • Fireman
  • Fisherman – you can dress up in yellow wet weather gear as though you’re a trawler fisherman or else you can wear waders and carry a bag with a few feathers on hooks on it (along with a fishing rod that is) and say you’re a trout fisherman.
  • Flamenco Dancer
  • Flamingo
  • Flapper – there are lots of different Flapper outfits to choose from as well as loads of fun accessories from headbands to long beads, boas or cigarette holders. I love the fashions of the 1920s which is why I love all of the flapper outfits. Check out a whole selection on this page – 1920s Style Flapper Halloween Costumes.

DC Comics Deluxe Muscle Chest The Flash

  • Flash (The) – This superhero has probably gained an even bigger success thanks to the small screen success of the Big Bang Theory where he’s one of Sheldon’s favorite fancy dress outfits.
  • Flight attendant
  • Florence Nightingale – a British nurse from the time of the Crimea war Florence Nightingale is seen as the founder of modern nursing. The outfit you need for this is very much like that of a Victorian scullery maid, including the cap, although rather than the white cotton caps worn by maids, Florence Nightingale’s one was more of a white lace cap. She was known as the lady of the lamp as she would check on her patients at night so getting a lamp to carry would be a great prop for this costume.
  • Flower – A flower is a great costume for if you want a DIY project. Simply wear green for the stem, add face paint the color you want the middle of the flower head to be and then attach the petals around your face (I would use a piece of elastic to run under your chin and over your head. The petals could be made from tissue paper to cardboard or even fabric.
  • Flower Pot Men – Bill and Ben from the old British cartoon.
  • Flower Power Hippie – embrace your inner 60s child with a ‘peace man’ attitude and flowers in your hair! A little outside of the box thinking again for a cool costume idea.
  • Fly
  • Flying Monkey from Wizard of Oz
  • Football – I’ve actually seen costumes for sale for both an NFL football and a soccer ball, both of which do look like a bit of fun.
  • Footballer – American footballer from your favourite team or a soccer player the choice is yours.
  • Fork – I have seen a fork costume which I think is just priceless

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  • Fortune Teller
  • Fox
  • Fox Hunter
  • Foxxy Cleopatra (Austin Powers)
  • Frank n Furter (Rocky Horror Picture Show)
  • Frankenstein
  • Frankenstein’s Bride
  • Frankie Stein – a Monster High costume idea, Frankie Stein was one of the original characters from the range.
  • Fred (from Scooby Doo) – Although Fred wasn’t my favourite Scooby character he is still from a cartoon that I loved growing up. It really seems to have struck a chord across generations as my father loved it, I loved it and my daughter loved it!
  • Fred Astaire
  • Fred Flintstone – The main character from the lovable Hanna-Barbera cartoon, The Flintstones.
  • Freddie Mercury
  • Freddy Krueger
  • French Maid
  • Frenchie (from Grease)
  • Friar Tuck
  • Frodo Baggins – a hobbit from Lord of the Rings
  • Frog
  • Fruit – there’s lots of different fruit costumes from apples to limes and more so you can just dress up as your favourite and if anyone says that oranges start with O, you can simply tell them you’re Fruit which starts with F …….. and then start planning an O party so you can re-use your costume!
  • Fuzzy Dice

If you’re after a costume that begins with another letter of the alphabet then I’ve got you covered with that too, simply check out my a-z of costumes page.

Back to the letter F and which costume idea is your favorite?

Great selection of costumes that begin with F from fairies to Freddy Krueger!