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Also known as Queen Amidala, Padme Amidala was made famous by Natalie Portman in the first three Star Wars movies – The Phantom Menance, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. She was primarily known as Queen Amidala in Episode 1, but that shouldn’t stop you from trying to emulate one of her amazingly regal costumes as the Queen of Naboo. Or if you want to go as something more tougher, don the awesome all white gunslinger style outfit she wore in the fighting ring – I promise you’ll look fabulous with a blaster in hand!
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This is the cutest idea for a P themed costume and I really hope someone decides to go as a Pinata for the next party I throw. This is a great costume if you want to get a bit DIY because you will have to stick or sew different coloured crepe paper onto your chosen pinata outfit (ie. dress). If you would like to follow a tutorial check out Youtube for a great way to put your pinata costume together.
Pirates made the height of costume sexy back when Johnny Depp portrayed Captain Jack Sparrow in the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie. He was all swashbuckling bumble, drunken hand-gesters and guy liner and the girls couldn’t get enough! Don your best pirate look with a hat, sword and overboots, add a ruffle shirt and a coat and get swashbuckling!
Grease will be the word with this spectacular costume! Choose from one the lovely Pink Ladies from the 1950’s style musical Grease, including Rizzo, Frenchy, Marty, or Jan. Depending on the character you choose to go as, curl your hair into a perm, wear a slinky all black number and don dark eyeliner to play Rizzo; pile blonde hair into a beehive to look like a beautiful blonde pineapple like make up obsessed Frenchy, don a purple ascot like Marty and “brusha brusha brusha” like Jan. No matter what you do, get yourself a cute satin sheen Pink Lady jacket and wear it on top and you will be good to go!
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While it might be bordering a little bit on the cultural appropriation costume side to dress up as an Indian for a party, there is something iconic about the North American Indian princess – especially if you think of her in terms of the Disney character. You can get yourself an off the shoulder dress similar to Pocahonatas on eBay, and as long as you pair it with her bright blue necklace and straight dark hair you will be all ready to go!
There are a heap of awesome bad ass ladies to dress up from the Marvel/ DC superhero universe – Catwoman, Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Supergirl Harley Quinn… but playing a villain is generally a little bit more fun. In the Batman universe Posion Ivy was a botanist who can use the plants to her advantage – something she weilds over Batman as a sexy villain. Wearing a tight green suit and red hair, add a bundle of fake ivy that you can get from a cheap store and add it to your costume everywhere for an instantly recognisable “P” themed costume.
Going as a prince or a princess to a P themed party is one of the most versatile costumes you can ever go as because there are so many princes and princesses out there that no one will ever look quite the same. Whether you go as a classic Disney style character, such as Prince Eric or Princess Aurora, or someone as quirky and colourful as Princess Peach from the Super Mario games, there are so many options to choose from!
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A prisoner is a very general term for when it comes to a costume, but there are a few possibilities that will help differentiate prisoners from each other in your party’s yard. The first is the classic idea of black and white stripes and fez style hat, complete with chains. This is a classic working yard prisoner and easy to accomplish. The second prisoner you could go as is in a bright orange jumpsuit with chains. If you want to make things a little more personal and culturally relevant you could choose to go as a specific prisoner – like Alex or Piper from Orange is the New Black. Get yourself a few extra accessories and you will be good to go!