Dress up for St. Patrick’s Day in a costume that’s made to fit the occasion. The holiday is used by many as a time to let loose and have fun and abandon the usual responsibilities of life. Wearing a costume is a perfect way to take a vacation from yourself and truly celebrate the holiday.
Make Your Own Costume
Save on cash by making your own costume for St. Patrick’s Day. With just a few items, it’s not difficult to create a great holiday look.
Dress up with your mate or a few friends as a step dancing group, and you’ll look authentically Irish for the holiday. You’ll need clogs for everyone. Women can wear short dresses, while men usually wear long black pants and vests over white dress shirts. Wear green, the official color of St. Patrick’s Day, to complete the look.
When the weather’s warm and you aren’t shy about showing off your physique, why not become the Incredible Hulk for the holiday? It’s true the Hulk isn’t Irish, but he does turn green. Capture his costume by painting your entire body with green makeup. Wear a small pair of shorts and tall boots, and you’re totally Hulked out.
Buy Something Ready-Made
If you don’t have time to make a costume, or the DIY ideas just won’t come to you, buy something ready-made. There are many St. Patrick’s Day costumes available online and at novelty shops.
Become a leprechaun for the holiday, and you’ll fit in perfectly. The leprechaun has been a symbol of the day for decades. You’ll need shoes, long socks, short pants, a hat and a jacket to create this look. Put it over-the-top by adding a long beard.
Looking for something a little more unique for St. Patrick’s Day? Wear a pot of gold costume. You’ll find it at novelty and costume shops during March, when the holiday occurs. Essentially, the costume is tights and a top with a large, round, foam cauldron that surrounds your midsection.
Mix and Match
Combine store-bought and DIY elements in one perfect St. Patrick’s Day costume, and become Merida. She’s the princess from Disney’s ” Brave,” and she’s an easily recognizable Irish character. Wear a long, green dress to mimic her iconic look. Get a wig with red, curly hair and your costume is already complete. If you want to make it look perfect, carry a bow and an arrow without the dangerous tip.
Use all your best costume ideas to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year, and find a way to really enjoy the holiday.