5 Most Popular Adult Costume Party Ideas for Your Next Dress-Up

Just because you’re an adult, that doesn’t mean you can’t still have fun playing “dress-up!” In fact, costume party ideas are one of the most popular ways for adults to have fun while getting in touch with any “alter egos” you may have within you. Everybody loves to get out and play, and adult, fancy-dress parties are one of the best ways to do that! We’ve ranked some of the most popular and fun party themes to help you decide which winning combination would be the most fun for you and your hard-partying’ crew!

Here are 5 costume party ideas that will bring out the inner child in any guests:

1. Harry Potter

Ok, let’s get the most obvious one out of the way first.

This one, though, has remained popular, no matter how long the first book has been out! This one lends itself well to schoolboy or schoolgirl costumes, and the games, food and drinks for this one are endless! Whether you want to channel your inner Hermione or you really do think you’re The Boy Who Wouldn’t Die, then this theme is perfect! Hey, are you a Dementor? I lose my mind every time you’re around!

2. Decades

When some people think of a decades-themed party, one of the most prominent themes tends to drift toward the 1920 or 1930s, and we’re fans of that era ourselves. However—other decades are beginning to gain in popularity, especially as we continue into this “new” millennium.

Granted, a ‘20s theme might be fun in 2020, to celebrate the original publication of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s masterpiece The Great Gatsby, but there are other decades. Why not go for a 1950s Grease-themed party, a ‘60s hippie soiree, or get all punk-rock with a great 1980s theme.

You bring the hair and we’ll bring the fun! The ozone layer, look out!

3. Disney Characters

Hey, Disney cartoons and movies aren’t just for kids! Have you ever thought about some of those jokes?

Get in touch with your inner princess (or let your inner Evil Queen come out to play) with a theme based around everyone’s favourite Disney characters! Whether you want to be a princess or do a modern-day, adult version of Mickey and Minnie, this theme is gaining in popularity, as more kid who grew up with this franchise have become adults. Even grandparents can get it on the grown-up fun with this one!

4. Historical Characters (Vikings, Ancient Egypt, Toga)

You can never go wrong with a classic, and this is perhaps one of the best themes for adults to really conduct themselves as adults and engage in food and beverages that grown-ups appreciate. The costumes are sure to be fabulous and a good time will be had by all! Friends, “Romans,” Countrymen, lend me a beer!

And finally, the Number One party theme that is gaining in popularity all across the country—

5. Superheroes

Specifically, Marvel and DC Comics superheroes! Granted, a majority of this is probably due to the popularity of the films, but we’re also betting home-grown Chris Hemsworth (and the equally stunning Tom Hiddleston) may have quite a bit to do with the popularity of this one.

When You Think of Adult Costume Party Ideas Do Not Forget the Child Inside Us All

It’s true. If you want your guests to behave like children (um, the good parts) and have endless fun then set the tone for the night with your costume party ideas. Everyone–even those guests who ‘do not do dress-ups’–will love the chance to be someone else for the evening.

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