Christmas Costume Ideas
It's that time of year where we all want to get together and make memories that will last. The weather turns colder, in some places the snow starts to fall, and the city brownstones and the country hillsides both become illuminated in the night's darkness. It's the kind of thing that plucks at the nostalgic tethers of your heart strings, makes you want a nice cup of hot cider, and to sit back and enjoy a roaring fire beside a beautiful tree with all the trimmings.
It also makes you want to... party! The Holiday party is always one of the best. Ugly Christmas sweaters. Santa suits. Elves with pointy elf ears. Mysterious, wrapped presents. Egg nog (okay, maybe not the egg nog) and everything else that makes Christmas the best time of year! Don't let another season go by without a celebration for the ages (and the best of social media posts). Get a Christmas costume! We have so many that you must check it out because after that you'll be on your way to making your season as merry and bright as can be. Ho ho ho, and away we go!
Girls Holiday Elf Costume
This little elf is working hard to get Santa's presents in his bag. She's wearing an exclusive Elf Costume, which has the classic red and green colors with gold trim and a very cool curly-cue pointy hat on top.
Child Holiday Elf Costume
Junior may like opening presents a whole lot more than wrapping them, but he's great at both! He's also looking quite festive in this kids' elf costume. It has green and red details along with peppermint buttons and striped sleeves. Now if you could just keep him from eating too many cookies!
Adult Holiday Elf Costume
The elf dad has been through so many seasons it would take a lot to get him off his game. He can wrap, woodwork, and bake with the best of them, and he does it all with the kind of knowledge the other elves take for granted. And even though he's constantly working overtime his uniform is always on point. Check out this Christmas Elf costume for adults! It's got everything you'll need to show off you mean serious elf business: peppermint buttons, sleepy green hat, pom-pommed shoes. Okay, that sounds like it's NOT serious business but that's just what elves wear, okay? Add a little rouge to those cheeks and you'll be set to impress.
Women's Holiday Elf Costume
What a beautiful dress! This elf dress might be standard issue for elves, but that doesn't mean it's not a knock-out. We love the green and red together, and the scalloped trim along the top of the hat. Peppermint buttons down the front and a gold buckled belt just like Santa himself make this sexy elf costume a knockout. Wow! This is the kind of elf costume that makes Christmas the most wonderful time of year.
Santa Costumes for Adults
He's been around for ages and he's known in almost every country in the world. Whether you want to call him Saint Nick, Kris Kringle, or Pelznickel—there's only ONE Santa Claus, and he brings joy and merry cheer to millions every Christmas season.
It's no small feat becoming Santa. First, you have to get exceedingly jolly, you have to refine that palate and get it prepped for sugar overload but, most of all, you have to have the right costume! Like his names, Santa has had many looks over the years, but 20th century advertising has solidified the ideal Santa look to consist of a red suit with white trim, rosy cheeks, and a big white Santa beard. It's a good thing you found us here at HalloweenCostumes.com! We have so much we think Kris Kringle himself would be quite impressed.
After you've got the look down, personality is key! Being Santa Claus is one of the most magical roles you could ever play. Children everywhere look forward to seeing you in your bright red suit, so that they can tell you about what they've been wishing and waiting for the whole year. Being Santa Claus doesn't have to be expensive, either. You can play a perfectly convincing Santa with our simplest suit, or wear some of our more detailed replicas and have even the adults questioning whether you might actually exist. Use this guide, and no matter what name you go by, we'll believe in you just like little Virginia did. "There really IS a Santa Claus!"
Flannel Santa Suit
This flannel Santa suit is a basic option but not a boring one! It includes all of the pieces you need to be Santa and could be a good option for participating in a fun Christmas time run or just for delivering presents for the neighbors! It's also perfect for kicking back, eating cookies, and watching Rudolph on repeat. We won't judge.
Regal Santa Suit
For a little more money, you can treat yourself to the plush looking Regal Santa suit. It includes a pair of black boot covers, but we paired it with our Santa boots for a more polished look. When the suit is this affordable, you can easily splurge on the extras, like tons more presents for the kids (or that new XBOX you’ve had your eye on... hey, we get it, off season can get dull!).
Premiere Santa Suit
Our exclusive Premiere Santa suit is ready for a mall or parade appearance. It is that convincing! Made from a heavier, higher quality fabric, this suit will last through the years and allow you to bring the magic of Santa to boys and girls as long as you are willing to suit up! It doesn't include the cookies, but we guarantee you'll get plenty of them wearing this gorgeous suit.
Jolly Ole St. Nick Santa Suit
If you think just being Santa isn't enough to make an impression, perhaps this Jolly Ole St. Nick suit is what you are looking for. This unique, old-fashioned design will set you apart from the rest and make you a popular guy during the holidays. After all, who wouldn't want their party to be visited by the best dressed Santa around? It's a bit of a throwback, but classic Santa always stays in style.
Mrs. Claus Costumes
There are several options for playing Mrs. Claus — do you want to go classic baking cookies in the kitchen style, or would you rather go modern with a little bit of sassy seasonal fashion? The only question you need to ask yourself is whether you want to look very nice or a little bit naughty? Which of Santa's lists would you like to be on, exactly? Children love visits from Mrs. Claus almost as much as they love visits from Santa (assuming you're the classic Mrs. Claus!), mostly because she always has sweets to dole out. And, after all, who better to put in a good word with the big guy than her? But if you'd rather focus on being ready to party on Christmas Eve and leave the kids to Santa, we have some fun options for that, too! Check them out below and find some holiday inspiration.
Traditional Mrs. Claus Costume
This traditional Mrs. Claus costume is charming, affordable and perfect for visiting with children during the holidays. With the sweet apron and bright red dress, you'll have the little ones begging for your attention, so they can ask you about the North Pole! So, you better brush up on your North Pole facts. It's really cold. That's all we know.
Sexy Mrs. Claus Costume
The presents have all been wrapped, and Santa will soon be home from making his special deliveries across the entire world. You're done taking requests from little elves for at least a few months until they start planning next year's Christmas Eve. That can only mean one thing... it's time to celebrate! In this sexy seasonal Christmas costume, you can look extra festive while having some festive fun. Santa will surely appreciate this more than anything that might be under the Christmas tree, but if you really want to holiday spice things up get him under the mistletoe.
Sexy Santa Costume for Women
Prove that you are just as qualified to play the part of Santa with this All Wrapped Up costume. You are friendly and full of holiday cheer, and thanks to our selection of cute Santa dresses like this one, you have the perfect outfit for the job, too! Time for Santa to take a break… maybe you'll be the one delivering presents this time around!
Mrs. St. Nick Costume
If you've been a good girl this year, you deserve to be treated like a queen, and in this Mrs. St. Nick costume, you will look like Christmas royalty. Host a party, participate in a holiday parade or just take in the season in style! It goes great with our premiere Jolly Ole St. Nick costume for a fun couple's idea. Mrs. Claus is a must for the season, and if you want to look your best while greeting all the children and gusts, you can't go wrong with this one.
Classic Christmas Costumes
"Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings!"
Not interested in being Santa but you still want to celebrate the holidays in fun and festive Christmas costumes? Whether you go with our How the Grinch Stole Christmas costumes or our Christmas Story costumes nothing will get you into the spirit of the season more than these, and in a unique way, too! Memorize the lines, recreate the scenes, and otherwise make some joy happen this season when you bring all your favorite characters to life. We'll help you do it with these fun Christmas costume ideas!
How the Grinch
Stole Christmas Costumes
Rather than deliver the presents, take them for yourself while wearing this Grinch costume! But whatever you do, don't try and stuff a Christmas tree, or worse, a person in a Christmas tree costume up a chimney! As long as you play relatively nice, you'll have a blast playing this Dr. Seuss character (or another favorite from our selection of Grinch costumes) and showing that at the end of the day you love being included in parties, presents, and holiday fun. Don't forget to share some of that delicious roast beast!
A Christmas Story
Costumes for Kids and Adults
Have you ever watched A Christmas Story and thanked your lucky stars that it wasn't your Aunt Clara who gave you the pink bunny costume? Although, it is a perfect costume if you are looking for funny Christmas costumes. It's right up there next to Mr. Parker's leg lamp. "FRAG-E-LAY." Bring this Christmas Story bunny costume out during the now traditional TBS marathon, because nothing is more comfortable than pink bunny PJs, we swear.
Elf Costumes for Kids and Adults
Buddy and Josie were such a sweet pair in the Elf that it only makes sense to want to dress up just like them. Maybe the way that you'll spread more Christmas cheer is to be a little more like Buddy this Christmas. Baking is a must. Smiling is a must. Maple syrup… do we even have to say it? This Elf outfit is a must! There's lots of ways to bring the magic of Elf to your own holiday celebrations, and this Christmas Elf costume is a great start.
Do you long for an old fashioned holiday, where you'd roast chestnuts over a fire and go door to door singing traditional Christmas carols? These caroler Christmas costumes for adults let you recreate that festive spirit and allow you to celebrate the way you've always dreamed about. Just work on the "Fa-la-la-la" harmony and you'll be set to spread Christmas cheer to all your friends and neighbors.
Ugly Christmas Sweaters
Ugly Christmas Sweater parties are becoming more and more popular, but not everyone has the time to scour the local thrift shops in search of the perfect (and by perfect we mean ugly) look. It's unusual to have funny Christmas costumes, but here we are! Our collection of ugly sweaters will look festive, even if they aren't considered particularly stylish and have you in the running as an ugly sweater champion. Check out all of them, some of them get pretty crazy, but it's all in the name of festive fun. Hey, "laughing all the way" is recommended this time of year, right?
Snowman Costumes for Men and Women
If you love the holidays and aren't afraid to show it in over-the-top costumes, this pair of snowman costumes could be your next big thing. Perfectly coordinated and totally festive, these looks are going to be a hit at any party, parade or festival. They're great for those chilly times of year when the snow is covering everything. Nice part about these is you don't really need to be around snow! They're actually just made of comfortable fabrics and not ACTUAL snow. That would be too cold for us humans.
Santa Costume Accessories
Trying to decide what to add to your Santa Claus suit to make it more authentic? Here is a handy checklist of some classic Santa accessories that will have everyone believing, no matter how old they are! A sack is a must, a hat is a must, and there are lots more to really make your Santa costume stand out from the rest. There can only be ONE real Santa, after all, and it can totally be you when you add some or all of these accessories to your festive arsenal this season.
The easiest way to convince a crowd that you're the real deal? Carrying a large bag of presents of course! This gift bag will carry lots of toys and look special when you arrive to make a special delivery to the ones you love.
Santa needs to make sure no name has been overlooked on his "nice" list, so he wears a pair of nice glasses to double check before he leaves on Christmas Eve. Wear your own pair, and you'll be an extra convincing Santa!
It's cold at the North Pole, and Santa has to keep warm so that he can meet all of his important responsibilities during the holidays. Plus, when you picture Santa, does he ever have a bare head? We didn't think so. That makes this classic hat a MUST! Santa hats are also good for festive family photos!
Santa is not known for being a clean shaven guy. And thanks to this Santa beard, you can portray him without having to grow your own luxurious facial locks. This one even includes a wig, so that your makeover can be especially convincing.
Nightmare Before Christmas Costumes
If your family is anything like ours you probably have some Christmas movies you just have to watch, and if you're really like our family, you just HAVE to watch Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas at least once, but probably more like twice or three times even. It's a classic! Such memorable songs, scenes, and characters. Who could ever forget Lock, Shock, and Barrel, Jack first discovering Christmastown, or that mean Oogie Boogie and his weird, bug-ridden gambling den. We think the best way to create a whole new family tradition is to dress up in costumes as the characters and sing along with the film. "'Twas a long time ago, longer now than it seems..."
Jack Nightmare Before Christmas Costume
The hero of the story is Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King who draws all the attention during Halloweentown celebrations every year. Once he discovers Christmastown, he decides to become "Sandy Claws" himself! If you're ready to lead the festivities you'll want our Jack Skellington costume. It looks just like the Tim Burton character and will certainly have the whole family saying, "What's this... what's this?"
Sally Nightmare Christmas Costume
Sally is Jack's wistful girlfriend who isn't quite sure about this whole Christmas thing. She is kind and caring, and looks out for Jack. They're a classic couple that sing one of the best songs in the movie in their snowy graveyard as Jack's dog Zero lights the way. If you're ready for your solo, you'll need this lovely Sally costume.
Love Your Look in an Elf Costume
So, we start with the workshop workers. Of course we start with them! Everyone knows Santa runs the show, but it's really the elves who do all the rough and tumble, sweat-inducing handiwork to finish all the toys on time, not to mention polishing the sleigh, wrangling the reindeer, stitching Santa's infamous sack of gifts, and who do you think optimizes the route around the world? That's why wearing an elf outfit is one of the best ways to show you're Christmas cheer. Stand in solidarity with the elves and all that they do to make the holiday season bright, merry, and memorable. The photos below capture a rare look of the often mysterious elves at work in their natural surroundings, prepping and working. Whether you're looking for an adult or kids elf costume, we have everything you could want. No need to book that expensive flight to the North Pole… we got it. Once you're looking your cheerful, elfish self, you too can stage some photos using the looks below to inspire Christmas memories for years and years to come.
Don't Forget the Mistletoe
It's important to keep the holiday season as smooch-filled as possible. Mistletoe is the best way to do that. It's a classic decoration! Hang it above the doorways, above the work stations, above the tree, and if none of that works out then you can just hang it over your sweetheart anyway.
Keep an Eye on the Cookies
While working hard it's easy to forget the details. That just won't do when you're working for Santa. He's got the highest standards of all! Just take a look at this spectacular scene. Lots of presents getting wrapped, trees being decorated, and… cookies getting eaten? Yep, you've got to keep an eye on junior for sneaking the sweet stuff during all the commotion. And if you're the one who is doing the taste test, just tell your supervisor that you're just making sure Santa will enjoy them. Everyone knows Santa hates that fake coconut flavoring. Luckily, these were just delicious sugar cookies with marshmallow fluff. Phew!
That's a Wrap
Isn't it great to get the whole family together for a fun activity like wrapping presents? Okay, maybe that isn't the most fun thing ever, but we promise, once it's all done you'll look back and be so proud at what you accomplished together. If you've got some time left over, try making some paper snowflakes and garland decorations for your pictures. As you can see in our photos, these simple decorations really make any room look festive and picture ready. Hey, you've got the tape, ribbon, and scissors out already, why not let it snow, let it snow, let it snow (with paper)!
Look Good for Santa
It's important to remember the big guy whenever you're working. He's the velvet leader, the bearded boss, the snowcapped commander! His standards have to be your standards, and we're here to tell you that his standards are mile high. Good thing you know what you're doing when it comes to decorating, baking, and wrapping presents. That's sort of elves 101 stuff. As you can see, our elf family here is totally on point and scored excellent marks when Santa stopped by to supervise. If you have a few extra people, grab some reindeer costumes - and get the sleigh ready to go!
Time for Cookies!
Now that all the hard work is done everyone can eat some cookies! Wait, that's not right... we meant BAKE some cookies. Make a little assembly line for frosting, sprinkles, and taste tests. Well, that's what junior wants to do anyway, but he has an insatiable cookie hunger problem!
Elf on the Shelf
Who doesn't like a bonus elf? A new Holiday classic can come to life to surprise just about anyone, even other elves! You've seen him in stores, on social media (and on countless shelves) and now you can experience what it's truly like to be the world-renowned Elf on the Shelf.