Tired of attending holiday parties as Santa Claus or Sexy Santa? Worse, tired of not going to holiday parties at all because you cannot be bothered to wear or make a costume? Don’t fret because you’re not the only person in the world who feels this way come the holidays. We understand that Christmas is the busiest time of the year, with all the Christmas shopping and decorating. You really don’t have a lot of time in your hands to make a fabulous Christmas costume. So when a Santa Claus costume just won’t do, it’s time to get the creative juices flowing. Believe it or not, there are a lot of Christmas costume ideas out there that you can wear this year, and it doesn’t take a lot of money and effort to make. We did a little digging online to find the coolest, easiest and most unique Christmas costumes. Find out and pick your favorites!
This Christmas, you can make your secret dream of dressing up as a snowflake a reality. And it’s the perfect time to showcase your decorating chops as you cut cardboard and sprinkle glitters for that pretty-looking snowflake. Grab a design from the internet. Enlarge, cut out, and glue together with something that will make it stick long enough for all that merrymaking, and for you to enjoy all the warm hugs from the adoring kids.
Because, why not a Christmas tree? It’s festive. It’s colorful. It’s young and fun. More importantly, it’s not as cliché as Sexy Santa. Plus it really looks very warm and comfortable, don’t you think?
Why not wear something like this to your office Christmas party? This holiday snowman costume looks festive and Christmasy enough, yet easy enough to make from scratch. It holds that cute wholesome appeal, and looks sexy enough for that cute guy from IT to do a double take over. What do you need to recreate this look? Just a long-sleeved white shirt, a white frilly tutu, white stockings, and black boots. Accessorize with oversized black buttons, a top hat, and a red scarf.
Another cute and hilarious Christmas costume idea is this red-nosed reindeer shirt. It’s sure to bring some laughter and cheer from everybody, especially the kids. You’ll be needing a dark brown shirt, and another long sleeved one in a lighter shade. Sew in some white patches and design a comic-looking pair of eyes. Stuff some brown socks for the antlers, and add a red ball for the nose. Hello there, Rudolf!
Got an old sweater that you can spare to make into this unique holiday Christmas tree costume? Dress up to the nines and look dazzling in this shiny ensemble that’s sure to win you points in your next office Christmas party. You might have to borrow some Christmas decorations at home first to make this outfit. Take some holiday garlands, Christmas baubles, and a holiday star to complete this look.
Here’s an adorable costume that your kids can dress in for your family Christmas photo or personalized Christmas card. It’s funny and unique, and not at all difficult to do. Dress your child in outfits in holiday colors. Wrap a string of Christmas lights around them, top with a Santa hat, place a red tape over their mouths, and caption it with “Silent Night”.
This beautiful reindeer-inspired tutu dress is sure to delight little girls this Christmas. The combination of brown and red keeps it true to its theme. And that special pair of reindeer antlers? Absolutely precious!
How about a gingerbread man, or in this case, a gingerbread woman costume? You can adorn a plain brown long-sleeved dress with big white stitches. Add colorful buttons and mittens for that pop of color. And of course, don’t forget the gingerbread headpiece to complete the outfit.
If you’re tired of Santa, snowmen, or reindeer costumes, you can go all edgy and dark as Sally from ‘Nightmare before Christmas’. It’s probably best if you wear this costume at an all-adults Christmas party, otherwise there’ll be children crying at your trail. To recreate this look, you will need tons of white foundation make-up, eyebrow pencil, and tattered clothes. Don’t forget to have a red long-haired wig, too!
If you have the time and the creativity, you can also make this awesome Whoville costumes for the kids and the kids at heart. The rule is to throw together the most colorful and most mismatched pieces of clothing you can find. Throw in some really colorful and furry boots. Plus the hair! Make it tall and stiff, and adorn with all kinds of little holiday trinkets.
For the pregnant ladies, what could be a more perfect holiday costume than a holiday snowman? It’s the perfect way to show off your baby bump, too. Just wear a white body-hugging shirt, wrap a red scarf on top of your belly. Add some black patches for the buttons, the nose, and the eyes, plus an orange nose. Instant snowman costume!
You can also dress up your kids in this religious costume like Joseph on that night in the manger. It’s the perfect way to introduce your kids to the story of the child Jesus when he was born in Bethlehem. Get creative and make use of bed sheets or hand towels. Create that staff using cardboard wrapped in crepe paper.
Be a stand out at your office Christmas party with this spooky Oogie Boogie Nightmare Before Christmas costume. It’s sure to draw in curious stares and even more curious questions from party guests. It’s made entirely from burlap, guaranteed to add a little spooky twist to any Christmas party. Still a lot of fun, nonetheless.
Another Christmas costume idea that you can do this year is this Christmas present costume. It’s so simple and so easy to do you can have this costume ready in minutes. Just get a festive-looking Christmas wrapping paper large enough to cover yourself front and back. Add some ruffled paper and a handle, and you’ll look like a Christmas present in a paper bag!
This is a more elaborate and a more fancy-looking Christmas present costume that you can also try. Simply wrap a box large enough to fit your upper body with shiny Christmas gift wrapper. Cut out a hole for your head, your arms, and your waist. Tie a shiny bow on your head for that festive touch.
How about a Christmas snowflake tutu? It’s sweet and delightful in so many levels. Your little girl will probably wear this for days on end. Yes, it’s that pretty.
Here’s another Christmas snowflake costume idea you can try making this year. Cut out a snowflake on Styrofoam and sprinkle it with silver glitters. Wear a frilly and sparkly tutu over white leggings and a white long-sleeved shirt. Complete the look with white gloves and a white bonnet.
When you have no time to buy or make a Christmas costume, this can be a lifesaver for you. Dig up that ugly Christmas sweater you never wear and start adorning them with Christmas ornaments. This is your chance to put it to good use. Make sure you put Christmas baubles and holiday garlands. A lot of them!
Want to be the coolest dude in the room? Be the Grinch! It’s wacky and fun, and sure to be a hit among the kids and the adults. If you want to go all out this year, this is your best bet.
This sexy holiday present dress is a knockout, and you’re guaranteed to look like one wearing it, too. Short, shiny and sexy? Check. Ridiculously huge red bow in front? Check. You’ll certainly have a grand time holidaying in this dress, that’s for sure.
The Grinch may be a wicked old creature, but this Grinch tutu dress is definitely beyond cute. It will look adorable on any girl, big or small. One simply can’t remain a Grinch wearing something so fun and festive. The little kid in me certainly thinks so.
Need to spice things up in the kitchen? How about wearing this cool Grinch apron? The Grinch fans will have a field day. Just imagine yourself cooking and serving dishes you’ve labored over wearing this cool and fun apron!