Fun and Creative Costume Party Ideas for Adults

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Are you looking for costume party ideas for adults? You’re not alone! Adults love dressing up and having a good time, so it’s no surprise that Halloween is one of the most popular occasions to host a costume party. If you’re in charge of organizing this year’s costume party, don’t worry! There are plenty of creative costume party ideas for adults out there—you just need to know where to look.

It’s time to get your creative juices flowing and start thinking about the perfect costume for this year’s party. If you’re looking for some inspiration, here are a few of our favorite DIY costumes that will have you feeling excited all day long!

  1. Wear a costume that is the opposite of your personality

This is a fun one to do if you want to try something new! Pick the personality that’s opposite of who you are, and then go shopping for an outfit. For example, if your costume party is on Friday night, wear a costume like this:

– wearing flip flops instead of heels

– wearing colorful clothing

Whatever is opposite from who you are will work in this case. This will take you out of your comfort zone, and can be an illuminating experience!

  1. Host a masquerade party with masks and all-black attire

Why not make your costume a little more exciting by wearing a mask? A masquerade party is perfect for adults because not only can you show up in whatever costume you want, but it’ll also make it easier to get around the party. Plus, with all-black attire and masks, there’s no chance of anyone else recognizing who you are!

  1. Dress up as someone in history and tell a story about them

History is always interesting, and you can learn a lot about the world by hosting a costume party that’s themed around one person in particular. When your guests arrive at the door, have them pick out an outfit that they think best represents their character to wear for the night (do this beforehand so people don’t run around last minute).

  1. Ask guests to come as their favorite book character

If your guests love to read, asking them to come as their favorite book character is a great idea. Have your guests wear something that indicates what type of costume they’re wearing so it’s easy for the other party-goers to figure out who each person is.

  1. Make your own DIY costume from items in your closet or kitchen cabinets.

Tight on budget?  Don’t have time to go shopping? Use your creativity and make a costume from items you already own. Parties with DIY costumes can be just as fun and creative as costume parties with store-bought costumes

  1. Have a “dress up your pet” contest, with prizes for the best costumes

If you have a pet, this is an easy way to incorporate them into your party. Make it competitive by offering prizes for the best costumes or asking guests to bring their pets so they can be judged. Either way, everyone will get something out of having costume-clad animals at the party.

  1. Make an elaborate cake to serve at the party

Just as a costume party is an opportunity to be creative, so can the cake you serve. Make it anything from a traditional sheet cake with icing and candy toppings to something more intricate like this “scary” pumpkin cake

You might also want to consider baking two cakes

  1. Play games like charades or Pictionary with a twist – make it more difficult for people to guess what’s being acted out or drawn

Costume Party Ideas for Adults

What kind of party would it be without games? In addition to traditional games like charades or Pictionary, make sure you have a few of your own twists. For example, if someone guesses the word that’s being drawn in Pictionary before time expires, they get an extra point. Alternatively, give them two minutes for each guess instead of one.

It can be fun to make the game more difficult to play by adding those twists

  1. Serve cocktails in jars instead of glasses

This will save time when cleaning up and also creates an interesting drinking experience where guests have to drink from the jar instead of just taking sips from it.

Serving cocktails in jars is another way to make your party unique.

  1. Play a game of truth or dare – this is good if you have the right group of people for it, and can be great fun for adults who want to get out their inner child.


Truth or Dare always makes for an interesting party game!


  1. Get creative with your invitations – create an invitation that is a scavenger hunt or puzzle


Getting people to come is always easier with custom invitations. Get creative and people will be more likely to come. One idea to do that to make invitations in form of a scavenger hunt or puzzle

Your costume party doesn’t have to be a total bore. You can throw an epic event by getting creative and planning some fun-themed activities for your guests. We’ve highlighted some of the best costume ideas that adults love, so you’re sure to find something perfect for your next big bash!

What are your favorite costume party ideas for adults? Share them in the comments below!

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