March 17th is St. Patrick’s Day, and with the celebration may come dressing up in costume. Whether for a party, to gain attention, or just to amuse yourself, here are some unique costume ideas for you on St. Patrick’s Day, away from the usual leprechaun idea, that still showcase Irish pride.
The Cast of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
The beloved raunchy comedy ”It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” primarily takes place at a bar called Paddy’s Pub. An Irish bar in Philadelphia, there’s an immediate connection to St. Patrick’s Day. For the costumes you won’t have to do much more than find street clothes that look like whatever character you plan to dress up as. Some ideas include wearing a green army jacket for Charlie fans, a muscle shirt for anyone planning to look like Mac, or for the more daring a robe and a glass of milk to look like one of the McPoyle Brothers.
The Boondock Saints
A cult classic in many ways, ”The Boondock Saints” is a film about two Irish brothers turned vigilantes who clean up the streets of Boston. For this look you would simple need a dark pea coat and a pair of sunglasses, just like they wore. Super fans of the brothers may also want to bring some rope as they learned in the sequel could be valuable.
WWE Superstar Sheamus is a top star in the company and someone with a unique look. Fiery red hair and pale skin make him a unique wrestler when compared to the tanned up superstars on the rest of the roster. To become Sheamus you don’t need to dye your hair or put on 100 pounds of muscle. A shirt from the company store will quickly have you looking like a slimmed down version of the former WWE Champion.
Notre Dame Football Player
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team is a very well-known program in the NCAA. Their Irish connection makes this a great idea for a costume on St. Patrick’s Day. You can be your own unique player with a Notre Dame jersey or go as far to imitate some of the classics like underdog hero Rudy or recent Heisman Trophy winner Manti Te’o; no girlfriend included in the latter.
If you still haven’t found the costume that you’re looking for, remember that one of the most famous bands in the world is from Ireland, U2. One of the most recognizable lead singers in the world is U2’s very own Bono. His trademark yellow-tinted glasses would be the core of his costume. Anyone looking to be another member of the band may need to do a little more work. Those looking to become The Edge would need a black beanie and matching facial hair. This might be a little more difficult for most females to naturally achieve.