Default welcome msg!

Animal Fancy Dress

  • Couples in Costume!

    Happiness is so much sweeter when it’s shared. The same applies to fancy dress! You can have so much more fun with your outfit if you share your costume idea with a friend, sibling or significant other. Dressing up as a couple is a great idea for theme parties, couple outings or simply making a statement – that you are together!

    Whether you and your loved one are entering a couples’ costume contest or just going out to celebrate Halloween or someone’s birthday, costumes for couples are a great way to have an enjoyable time together. They are a great favourite among people every year, as it is fun to co-ordinate.


    When it comes to fancy dress, you have no limits. You can be outrageous, funny and creative. You may already have a completely unique costume idea for you and your special someone, but if you haven’t, here are some suggestions:

    Superhero Couples Costumes 

    Maybe Batman has an off-day. Batgirl is close at hand to salvage the situation! You can also choose to be Superman and Supergirl.

    TV & Movie Couples Costumes 

    From Star Wars, The Flintstones, Toy Story, Harry Potter and other perennial entertainment favourites, you have a lot to choose from.

    Career Couples Costumes 

    You could dress up as a priest and nun, striped jailbirds, firefighters and all branches of the military are just a few of the costumes for two populating this category. And yes, prison can be a one-night career!

    Funny Couples Costumes 

    Peanut butter and jellied slices of bread, ketchup and mustard, honey bee and bee keeper — who wouldn't get a chuckle out of these wacky costume ideas?


    Getting Specific

    Here are some great examples of famous couples:

    • Bee and Beekeeper
    • Mickey and Minnie
    • Emily and Victor from The Corpse Bride
    • Jessica and Roger Rabbit
    • Shrek and Fiona
    • Donkey and Dragon
    • Ghostbuster and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man
    • Woody and Bo Peep
    • Woody and Buzz
    • Buzz and Jessie
    • Batman and Robin
    • Jack Sparrow and Elizabeth Swan
    • Forrest Gump and Lieutenant Dan
    • Jack Daniels and Coke
    • Ken and Barbie
    • Sandy and Danny from Greece
    • Batman and the Joker
    • King and Queen (list several)
    • Jager Meister and Redbull
    • Ghostface and Sydney Prescott from Scream
    • Bunny and Pimp
    • Frankenstein and his Bride
    • Loofah and Soap
    • Lion and Lion Tamer
    • Count Dracula and his Vampire Queen

    Don’t party alone when you can pair up with a friend and deck yourselves out in the coolest couples’ costumes!

    Author Bio

    This guide to couple fancy dress costumes was provided by Alex Prevost form Character Fancy Dress shop in Aylesbury. They provide fancy dress costumes for every occasion.

  • Embrace the Animal Within

    The Brilliance of Animal Costumes

    Animal costumes are a favourite theme of fancy-dress fans, for many different reasons. Perhaps it originates from our childhoods spent watching cartoons and movies about animal characters. If nothing else, this has spawned the Furry Fandom, where people celebrate fictional anthropomorphic animal characters with human personalities and characteristics.

    When picking out a costume for the next fancy-dress occasion, why are we drawn to animal costumes? Perhaps it’s because they are funny, or maybe you wish to release your inner animal. In the depths of winter, it can be a practical choice, as you’re far more likely to feel warm in a lion costume than dressed as a fairy.

    Raise Awareness

    To some, animal costumes can represent a message. This could vary from raising awareness for animal charities or endangered species, to reflecting your own personality by dressing up as your favourite animal. Dressing up as a Polar Bear, Giant Panda or Bengal Tiger at a charity event could turn some heads far enough to pay attention to the cause, especially if you wear a sign with a heartfelt or shocking message to grab people's attention.

    Be Ironic!

    Animal costumes allow your sense of humour to come out to play. If you want to be ironic, you could make a subtle joke by dressing up as an animal which is the polar opposite of your personality. For example, if you are known to be quiet or shy, you could dress up as a lion, an elephant or even a peacock. The attention you would receive for such a costume would make you feel powerful enough to let out an unexpected roar. Or, if people know you as loud or confident, you could choose to dress up as a mouse, which would probably earn you a few laughs.



    If you are celebrating a particular occasion, such as Easter or Christmas, then you have the option to dress up as a bunny, chicken or lamb at Easter; or a robin-red-breast or a reindeer at Christmas. At Halloween, you can get scary and become a werewolf, a bat, tarantula, or a poor victim succumbing to the jaws of a terrifying predator – such as a crocodile, shark or snake. Then there’s the stag-do, where anything goes.


    Funny Photos

    If you’re going to all that effort to dress up, then it needs to remembered and enjoyed afterwards. Some photo opportunities are; going to the Zoo dressed as a giraffe, lion or a zebra; searching for Easter eggs while dressed as a bunny; swinging from the monkey bars at the park in a monkey costume; running around as a headless chicken; or dolled up as a pig with wings, poised to spring up into the air.


    Couple Theme

    If you want to do an ‘animal couple’ theme, your options are as limitless as your imagination. There’s Mickey and Minnie Mouse, an elephant and a mouse (as elephants are rumoured to be terrified of mice), Tom and Jerry, a caterpillar and a butterfly (ideal for mother and daughter), an ugly duckling with a beautiful swan, a bumblebee and a flower, a fish and a chip. You can probably come up with more.

    Play on Words

    Once more, the humour comes into play (is there no end to the giggles?). If you are a fan of puns, sayings or just plain enjoy making a ludicrous statement, then have a play with these:

    “Foxy Lady” – Self-explanatory. A lady (or a man made up as a lady) should wear a sexy outfit, with the additions of fox ears, some foxy makeup and a bushy tail.
    Foxy Lady“Drunk as a Skunk” – Dress up as a skunk and act like you’re drunk (you could take it that step further and partake in the consumption of alcoholic beverages, if you are of legal age!).

    “Headless Chicken” – No further explanation required.

    “Bird/Chick/Babe” – A man who dislikes derogatory terms can turn this on its head by dressing up as one of these. Let’s celebrate women for being women!

    “Cat-fish” – Go half cat and half fish.

    “Bat-man” – Go half bat and half man.

    “Cat-woman” – Go half cat and half woman.

    “Spider-Monkey” – You may have the idea by now.

    “As Happy as a Clam” – Dress up as a clam, with a big smile on its face.

    “Bee in Your Bonnet” – Dress up as a bee and wear a huge bonnet.

    “You Can’t Teach an Old Dog New Tricks” – Prove this saying wrong. Dress up as a dog with glasses, pipe and walking stick, and show off your tricks – juggling, card and magic tricks, sitting on demand and shaking hands… You get the idea.

    "Red-Bull" - Dress up as a... wait for it... Red Bull!

    “Going Cold Turkey” – Go as a cold turkey! Simply dress up as a turkey and put a scarf on and moan a lot about the cold. Job done.

    “In the Dog House” – Build a cardboard dog kennel and slip inside. Put your name on the doorway for that personal touch.

    “Hot-dog” – You could dress up as a dog and wrap yourself in a gigantic bun. Or you could put a real (or cuddly toy) dog into a fake bun and carry it around all night. Or, simply dress up as a very attractive dog.



    If these ideas don’t appeal, but you are a fan of a certain character on the TV or in a movie or cartoon, then take your pick - Bugs Bunny, Shawn the Sheep or Gromit, Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the Hippopotamus, Tom and Jerry, Pingu the Penguin, Donkey from Shrek, Puss In Boots, Kermit the Frog, Sonic the Hedgehog, Rafiki the Baboon, Firenze the Centaur or Mr Tumnus the Fawn.


    Again the list is exhaustive, but these ideas should get your creative juices flowing. So whatever the fancy-dress occasion, you are sure to find an animal costumes that will serve you well. Just remember, with fancy-dress, you’re not trying to fit in, you’re trying to stand out!

2 Item(s)

We would like to place cookies on your computer to help us make this website better. Data collected on this website will not be sold or used for any other purpose but to improve your experience.

Please select an option below, you can change these settings at any time on the bottom of the page.

Allow Cookies Refuse Cookies Close