Kentucky Derby Costumes
Ready for the performance and pageantry of the Kentucky Derby? Well, if you don't have a costume yet, we'd say you're not ready! Horse racing fans from around the world gather in Churchill Downs each year on the first Saturday in May to watch the premier event in all of horse racing. And, together with each horse's rider, trainer, owner, and crew, well, that's quite the get-together! We think the Kentucky Derby makes a fantastic theme for Halloween or for any costume party. And our Kentucky Derby costumes are so cool; you could even wear them to the actual derby!
Let's start with the fantastic apparel worn by the crowd at Churchill Downs. A great way to dress up for a Kentucky Derby party is by assembling your own costume that imitates the formalwear worn by the attendees. Elegant dresses are the mainstay for women, and of course, amazing hats. Your hat is probably the most important article of clothing for your costume, so you'll definitely want to take a look at our costume hats to pair with your ensemble. A big floppy hat is a fashionable trend for the Derby, so grab one of our hats and then just accent it with faux flowers and veils!
Male attendees are usually seen in bright pastel suits. Patterns and checkered prints are the top suit choices for well-dressed men at the Derby. Fortunately, we've got an amazing selection of Opposuits Suits for men looking to put together a Kentucky Derby Costume. Try our Opposuits Flamingo Suit for a vivid tropical themed print that'd be perfectly suited for attending the Kentucky Derby. Our Shineapple suit is a great choice, too, as is the Baby Blue and Pink Opposuits. We've even got the Opposuits Summer Suits, with short sleeves and shorts the Tropical Summer Opposuit and the Iceman Summer Suit are great choices for attending the party in style.
Let's move onto the racetrack. Jockeys are hugely important in getting each horse to the finish line, so it's no surprise they're a very popular costume choice at Halloween. You can pick out one of our Jockey Costumes to really make a splash at your Kentucky Derby party, too! Try our exclusive Made by Us Adult Horse Jockey Costume for just the right style. It features a diamond-pattern red satin shirt and a helmet that will have you looking just like a Derby jockey. And don't worry if you're taller than the average jockey. Available in sizes small to extra-large, our costume is sized for average adults!
Last, but certainly not least, we have to talk about the most important attendees of the Kentucky Derby. And that would be the horses, of course! You can't run the race without the horses in the stable, so you may want to consider dressing up as a thoroughbred racehorse with one of our horse costumes. Pick our Made by Us horse costume for a plush, fleece style that's going to have you ready to race to the finish line. And to make an over-the-top splash at your shindig, just get our Two Person Horse Costume or Giant Inflatable Horse Costume. Either of those is sure to be a hilarious way to have some fun!