Are you looking for a fun and trendy Halloween theme this year for your kids, yourself, or your family? Safari is the answer. Jungle themed costumes are simple to put together while adding an exotic twist on the usual Halloween standards. You can easily make a safari group costume for any amount of people too! You're going to want to check out these safari costumes for adults and kids.
Adorable Safari Costumes for Kids
Whether your kids are two or twelve, or somewhere in between, there are plenty of safari-themed options for their Halloween costume. For infants and toddlers, opt for a super cute and comfy animal costume that will function as a warm outer layer for that cold night of trick-or-treating. Try a lion, giraffe, or rhinoceros depending on what fits your little one best! If your kid is a little older, let them be in charge of the safari. Choose a costume that allows them to investigate the wilderness, check out this explorer costume. Your kids will look simply smashing, and what safari mom wouldn't look cute with her cuddly safari animal companion?
Adult Safari Costumes for Wild Party Animals
Whether you are flying solo for Halloween this year or trick-or-treating with your kids, use the same ideas seen above for the kids. You can wear a safari guide costume or a safari hunter costume if you'd prefer to avoid a jumpsuit, or you can opt for an animal inspired costume like an adult-sized elephant or giraffe. You can even go as a pack of wild party animals with a group costume!
Sexy Safari Animals for Bold Ladies
For the ladies, try a sexy alternative to the typical animal inspired safari costumes. These sexy costumes will certainly spice up a more adult-themed Halloween party. Check out a sexy lion costume or sexy leopard and seductively stalk your prey! If you're more of a vegetarian, you can always opt for a savannah zebra outfit, a giraffe or a gorilla. Adding a Jane the Hunter costume to your group will really make it apparent that you're part of a safari group.
Safari-Themed Couples Costume Ideas
If you and your lovebird are planning to wear related costumes this year, there are a few options available if you are sticking to the safari theme. Pairing any safari hunter costumes or safari guide costumes with an animal will certainly do the trick, or you can make a Tarzan and Jane couples costume too. If you're feeling extra nerdy, you can pair a few costumes and accessories together to look like Jane Goodall and her famous gorillas, or have a Teddy Roosevelt paired with an animal he's tracking on safari. Film buffs might also be tempted to take a Marilyn Monroe costume or any other dress and pair it with someone in a gorilla costume for a King Kong and scream queen costume idea.
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Decorations and Safari Party Ideas
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Decorations for your safari themed Halloween party are simple. Go for animal print tablecloths, napkins, and plates. Paint or carve pumpkins with leopard or cheetah prints to spice up your front steps or driveway if you're hosting your party around Halloween. Opt for fresh fruit, kabobs, and any other exotic delicacies you can think of to quench your guests' hunger, and enjoy your night of safari fun! If you're looking for even more ideas, there's a wonderful list of safari party ideas at Brit + Co!
Are you ready to head out on a safari? We sure are! Do you have a favorite African animal? Do you enjoy hosting or attending themed parties? Feel free to share your experiences with us in the comments! Also, let us know if there are any other costume party ideas that you'd like us to talk about. If your safari is more of a South-American jungle safari, you can find even more animal costumes ideas to go along with that theme.
Allison Heard is a staff writer for HalloweenCostumes.com, where you can find a wide variety of costumes for men, women and kids.