Dressing up: It’s not just for the kids
“In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different”
― Coco Chanel
Other than Halloween, Carnival is the one time in the year when you can get dressed up like a numpty without losing your street cred – if you had any to start with. In fact, the right costume might even increase your street cred, so check out these dandy’s and decide who you really want to be…
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20. Ellen Ripley – From ‘Aliens’
In space no-one can hear you scream… with delight at this Adult Sci-Fi Carnival Costume: A fantastic idea for a retro horror movie costume. The costume includes a grey retro sci-fi jumpsuit with zip closure on the front. Made using gabardine, a tough, tightly woven fabric means that this costume is durable whilst being worn. Also at the front of the jumpsuit are several zips, one on each side of the chest and two at the waist. There are printed insignia on the chest and sleeves of the costume that continue the space theme. Become the only surviving member of the Nostromo and be prepared to fight off Xenomorphs! Excludes assault rifle and wig. Buy it here.
Who can resist Blackadder and his sidekick, Baldrick? This Adult Blackadder Tudor costume comes complete with black and red striped top with frilled collar and buttons, and matching cropped trousers. Various costume sizes available. Take a look – it could be the best idea since someone said ‘yeah let’s take this suspiciously large wooden horse into Troy, statues are all the rage this season’.” See it here.