St. Patrick’s Day is upon us and if you have not already decided how you want to dress up, this is the article for you! This article will detail the five best costume ideas for women, men, children, and even pets!
Most people dress up as leprechauns for St. Patrick’s Day. But why just dress up as a plain old leprechaun when you can dress up as one of the many varieties of leprechauns available?
Shamrockin’ Leprechaun – Show up to your St. Patrick’s Day Parade or celebration dressed as a leprechaun rock star! This outfit includes an orange curly hair wig complete with a top hat featuring gold shamrocks, and a green leprechaun coat. There are various ways to alter this look as well! If you want, you can forgo the orange curly hair wig and top hat for an orange Mohawk wig. You can also add tattoo sleeves, fake piercings, and mirror sunglasses, depending on the type of leprechaun rocker you want to be! Don’t forget the inflatable rock band instruments!
Fit-N-Flirty Leprechaun – Do you love the 1980s? Do you always love St. Patrick’s Day? Then why not combine these two loves into one great costume? To make this outfit you need a St. Patrick’s Day shirt that lies just off the shoulders to replicate 1980’s fashion. After that, wear either orange or green footless tights or leg warmers, warn underneath short shorts. To complete that outfit you can add such accessories as green bangle bracelets, a whistle necklace, or a green and white yard glass.
Cloverboard Leprechaun – This leprechaun outfit is most similar to the traditional leprechaun costume. The outfit consists of a kilt, green leprechaun coat, and a yellow or green party suit. To enhance this outfit you may consider wearing different types of sunglasses ranging from shamrock sunglasses to light-up slotted glasses. You could also wear a St. Patrick’s Day plain fedora or sequined fedora. The possibilities are endless!
Beer Maid – For a beer maid costume you need a green corset dress with a white peasant top. To complement it you also need a skirt which can be green or orange. For extras you can wear ribbons in your hair along with thigh-high stockings. I also suggest wearing a button that reads “Kiss me, I’m Irish!” Don’t forget to carry a beer mug with you.
Dog Costumes – Don’t forget your pets when it comes to St. Patrick’s Day! Your pets want to participate in the festivities just as much as you do! You can dress your dog in a green button up vest and a green hat with attached beard. Your dog will look like a little leprechaun!