St. Patrick’s Day is a great holiday to dress up in costume. Here are the top five best costume ideas for St. Patrick’s Day.
1. Classic leprechaun.
The classic leprechaun costume is a great staple costume for St. Patrick’s Day. To make your own costume you’ll need a green top hat, a green jacket, green pants that are cut off at the knees, white stockings, and an orange beard. There are many classic leprechaun costume’s available for purchase as well. Party City has a Deluxe Leprechaun costume for sale that comes complete with a beard. For those who don’t want to do the full beard and stockings leprechaun Party City also sells a standard Leprechaun Costume that just comes with a hat, jacket, and vest.
2. Beer maid.
It’s no secret that many people love to drink when they are celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, that’s why the beer maid costume is perfect for any woman. Party City offers a simple Beer Maid costume that comes with a dress, stockings, and hair ribbons. You can easily make your own beer maid costume by getting a short skirt, a white ruffle petticoat, a white ruffle shirt, and a black corset. You can also reuse the beer maid costume again in October for Oktoberfest.
Tinkerbell is a fairy from the Peter Pan stories. She is a great character to dress up for St. Patrick’s Day since her dress is green. There are several Tinkerbell costumes available for sale at the Disney Store and at Party City. This costume can be worn by girls of all ages. For the older girls who don’t want to be specifically Tinkerbell you can easily dress up as the green fairy that is referenced from the green alcoholic drink known as absinthe.
4. Scary leprechaun.
Instead of the classic leprechaun costume try for a scary leprechaun costume. This is to reference the horror movie “Leprechaun”. There is an official Leprechaun costume for the character from the movie for sale at Spirit. If you want to make the costume yourself you can easily just wear a classic leprechaun costume with a scary mask.
5. Pot of gold and a rainbow.
A pot of gold and a rainbow are very common symbols for St. Patrick’s Day. This would make a perfect couples costume. Have one of you dress up as a pot of gold and the other dressed up as a rainbow. Target sells a Rainbow Costume that would work out perfectly. For the pot of gold Costume Super Center sells a costume that will work just fine. Kids could work out great for this costume as well and it could be a costume that they can make themselves. Construction paper and cardboard boxes would be great materials to use to make this costume.