New Year's Eve Costumes

The final and most exciting party of the year requires festive New Year's Eve costumes. When making your entrance into the party, all eyes will be on you if you dress up in a sizzling costume that is appropriate for the occasion.

New Years Eve Parties

New Year's Eve is celebrated in many countries around the world with parties and parades. New Year's Eve costumes are usually glamorous, glitzy and more formal than other costumes. If you have been invited to a formal party, you may need to wear a black tie or a long gown. If the party is informal and festive, your attire could be similar to a Mardi Gras or masquerade costume. If you are unclear about what type of party your host is planning, call her to clarify. You would not want to come to the party under or over dressed!

Formal New Year's Eve Style

It is common for New Year's Eve parties to be a formal black tie events. In some cases this requires men to wear a tuxedo and women to wear an evening gown. If the party is semi-formal men can wear a shirt and tie of any color and women can wear a short mini-skirt with a stylish blouse or sequined top.

Simple Costume

Dressing up for New Year's Eve in a casual outfit can be as simple as wearing a sexy little dress with a few strands of beads and a hat. Choose any outfit that is appropriate for an evening of dance and celebration and customize it with the following accessories to add pizzazz:

  • Feather boa
  • Elbow length gloves
  • Party hat
  • Santa hat
  • Men's top hat
  • Strands of beads
  • Sparkly nylons
  • Bedazzled shoes and purse
  • Temporary tattoo
  • Sexy shoes

Masquerade New Year's Eve Costumes

Masquerade parties date back to the 15th century when people wore formal ball gowns and suits with a small mask to cover their eyes. New Year's Eve is a perfect night for a masquerade party or ball. Today, New Year's costumes for a masquerade ball could be anything formal or semi-formal, so long as you wear a masquerade mask. Women often choose to wear a sparkly top paired with a skirt or pants and a mask that matches the outfit. Many masks are decorated with sequins and feathers. For a formal style, men should wear a silk shirt and tie with black slacks and a matching mask.

Check out the following sites for masquerade masks appropriate for New Year's:

Themed Costumes

Dressing up for New Year's Eve allows you to be creative. The costumes to ring in the New Year are fun, but also tasteful like a fancy dress costume. The following ideas are appropriate for New Year's Eve attire:

  • Flapper dress with black fringe
  • Lady Gaga
  • Elvis
  • Cher
  • Baby New Year
  • Chinese New Year's dragon
  • Spanish dancer
  • King
  • Queen
  • Knight
  • Lady Godiva
  • Go Go girl
  • Flower child
  • Hippy
  • Hooters girl
  • Handsome prince
  • Chauffer
  • Hugh Hefner
  • Bubbly champagne glass
  • Geisha girl
  • Queen Elizabeth

Following are some great ideas for couples to wear together:

  • Sonny and Cher
  • Sir Lancelot and Lady Guinevere
  • Bonny and Clyde
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler
  • Elvis and Priscilla Presley
  • Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers
  • Cleopatra and Anthony

Time to Celebrate

When choosing your costume, remember that New Year's Eve is the night to say goodbye to the old while welcoming the new. It's a time to celebrate and make vows and resolutions for a new year. Dress up and have fun with it. Choose a costume that will help you stand out in the crowd. When you are brainstorming and planning your costume, you can't go wrong if you choose costumes that fall into any of these categories:

  • Sexy
  • Sleek
  • Dazzling
  • Sparkly
  • Sophisticated
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New Year's Eve Costumes