love fancy dress parties with themes where you have the chance to think outside of the box and one of the coolest theme ideas is costumes beginning with the party. Simply pick a random letter and say that it’s your theme – if it’s a birthday party you can just use the birthday person’s initial or else you can just pick your favorite letter. I think the most popular letter that I’ve come across is P, I’ve been to lots and lots of P parties whereas I haven’t been to a single A or L party!
To help you out I’ve come up with some fancy dress ideas that start with each letter of the alphabet, from apple to zebra or A-Z, so have fun choosing!
Costumes Beginning with A
There are lots of cool costume ideas beginning with A that include the likes of Abe Lincoln and Albert Einstein as well as Amy Winehouse or Anne Boelyn. You could be an apple or an astronaut or more!
Costumes Beginning with B
There are lots of cool costume ideas that begin with B too including a banana, beer or even iconic 80s characters like Bluto or Beetlejuice.
Costumes Beginning with C
There are also lots of cool costumes that begin with C including Chinese Takeout, Captain Hook, Carmen Miranda and more. Let’s not forget animal costumes like a cow, cat, or even a caterpillar!
Costumes Beginning with D
There are lots of awesome costume ideas beginning with D including the likes of Darth Vader or Daffy Duck, personally, I think a Darts Board is one of the better D costumes I’ve come across. Here are a few ideas –
Costumes Beginning with E
If you’re looking for some costume ideas beginning with E then think of Edward Scissorhands, Elvis Presley or even Elvira. I like costumes such as eggplant, elephants or even an elf!
Here are a few ready-made costumes that you can use –
Costumes Beginning with F
There are lots of great costumes beginning with F to choose from as well. They include fairies, flappers, Fred Flintstone and the very scary Freddy Krueger himself.
Costumes Beginning with G
There are some great costumes that begin with the letter G starting with ghosts, but also including George Washington, Gomez a Glee Cheerleader or a gypsy.
Costumes Beginning with H
There are lots of cool costume ideas beginning with H including a childhood favorite – Humpty Dumpty! Other ideas include a Harajuku Girl, Han Solo or if you’re looking for a cool Halloween costume that begins with H then what about a Haunted Tree costume?
Costumes Beginning with I
If you’re after some costume ideas that begin with the letter I then thinking of ice cream gives you a few different costumes like the ice cream cone, ice cream sandwich or ice cream sundae costumes all available. If you don’t want to dress up as an ice cream then think of the Incredibles, Ironman or Indiana Jones.
Costumes Beginning with J
If you are trying to think of a great costume idea that begins with the letter J then I have a few good outfit ideas up my sleeve for you!
Costumes Beginning with K
There are lots of great costume ideas beginning with the letter K as you can see below –
Costumes Beginning with L
There are lots of different costumes beginning with L to choose from including lots of different Lady Gaga costumes, ladybugs, lemons, limes, lions or lobsters. Let’s look at some of them –
Costumes Beginning with M
When you’re looking for costumes beginning with M you can’t go past those cheeky M&Ms can you? If you’re not a fan of these cool candies then what about the Mad Hatter, Maid Marion, Marge Simpson, Mario or a simple martini?
Costumes Beginning with N
There are quite a few costumes beginning with N available including nurses, nuns, ninjas, Neptune and Napoleon.
Costumes Beginning with O
From Olive Oyl to Oscar the Grouch there are some great costumes that begin with the letter O so let’s check some out –
Costumes Beginning with P
I have been to soooo many ‘P’ parties that I have forgotten all of the different costumes beginning with P that I’ve seen over the years! There’s the cute animal costumes like pandas or penguins and then there’s the police costume, power rangers or Poison Ivy, the list just keeps going on.
Costumes Beginning with Q
There don’t appear to be as many costumes beginning with Q as there are with some of the other letters unless they start with Queen as in Queen Elizabeth I or Queen of Hearts. If you really think though there is always the ultimate costume – Q – from James Bond, simply pop on a white lab coat and have a pen or phone or some small gadget that you can tell people if you press down twice it’ll turn into a (fill in the blank)!
Costumes Beginning with R
If you’re looking for some cool costume ideas beginning with R you really can’t go past the rubiks cube in my opinion, but there are other ideas for people who aren’t as sold on iconic 80s inspired costumes! RedFoo, Red Riding Hood and the Roadrunner are all great ideas that automatically spring to mind and here are a few more –
Costumes Beginning with S
Sumo Wrestlers, Saloon Girls and Scarecrows are all great costume ideas that start with S, want more? Then check out the ideas below –
Costumes Beginning with T
There are plenty of costumes beginning with T to choose from as well. A tea bag is a cool costume idea that I think is awesome along with a Twister costume or even a tequila costume. Let’s have a look at some more –
Costumes Beginning with U
Here’s a few ideas of costumes beginning with U –
Costumes Beginning with V
When it comes to costumes beginning with V you have vampires and Vikings and everything in between!
Costumes Beginning with W
From witches and wizards to whoopie cushions there are lots of cool costumes beginning with W available and here’s a few ideas for you –
Costumes Beginning with X
Now X is a pretty tricky letter to find a costume, but it is possible think Xena, Warrior Princess, an X-ray, an X-box console – you get the idea.
I would look at making a diy costume if I had to come up with the letter X and would make a big treasure map complete with a red X on it and say that my costume was ‘X marks the spot’!
For more ideas then check out the post costumes that begin with X.
Costumes Beginning with Y
Check out these ideas for costumes that begin with the letter Y –
Costumes Beginning with Z
When it comes to costumes beginning with Z there’s a plethora to choose from these days. It used to be Zorro or a zebra, but now it’s all about zombies – you can get zombie just about anything costume which means you’re never going to know what costumes you’re going to see next. There are even lots of ideas for zombie couple’s costumes. For more costume ideas check out my post – Costumes Beginning with Z.