Who doesn’t like throwing on a costume and pretending to be someone or something else for a few hours? And now the opportunities to play dress up are endless. Between cosplay conventions, Mardi Gras, carnivals, Renaissance festivals, costume parties, fetish parties, and, of course, Halloween, you could practically choose to live half your life in a costume if you want to. But costumes also give you the opportunity to show the people around you just how sexy you are—whether that’s at a large outdoor festival or in a more intimate setting.
For years now, the trend in adult costumes has been sexier, tighter, and skimpier. And the themes for costume events have followed suit. While years ago, you might have seen a couple dressed as Cleopatra and Marc Antony or scantily clad barbarians at a party, today, you can find sexy maids, nurses, cops, schoolgirls, superheroes galore.
With all of this costume sexiness, it’s hard to stand out in the crowd—but, of course, it is possible. Lingerie-based costumes have become a huge hit with partygoers who feel like showing off a little more. And with the online availability of sexy components, such as tights, corsets, leggings, high heels, bras, panties, and short skirts, there’s no limit to what kind of creative sexy costumes you can put together on a remarkably limited budget.
Sexy costumes don’t work in every situation, and we get that. If you’re looking for something creative to wear to your work Halloween party or you’re chaperoning your kid’s themed school fundraiser, you might want to go a little more on the conservative side. And we also understand that sexiness in public isn’t for everyone, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy the fun and excitement of dressing as your favorite sexy Game of Thrones character at home with your significant other or even have a little special surprise for someone special under your dinner outfit. Here are a few occasions where almost anyone can enjoy a sexy costume:
Out on the Town – No one is saying to show up at a four-star restaurant wearing a costume, but like other forms of adult lingerie, costumes can work under your clothing. If you think that the evening might go in that direction, you can give your date a nice little surprise with a unique twist.
Fetish Parties – Fetish doesn’t necessarily mean “whips, chains, and leather.” People wear a wide array of sexy garb to fetish parties these days. And believe us, there are so many fetishes out there that your costume is bound to pique someone’s interest.
Adult Costume Parties – The minute that people hear that it’s an “adults only” party, they can assume that there’s going to be a little skin showing. There’s usually no rule saying that you have to have to dress sexy, but why not join the fun? You won’t be the only one.
Comi-Cons – If you’re under the impression that comic-cons are nerd farms (not that there’s anything wrong with a little nerdiness), you probably need to get out to one and have your eyes opened. Comi-Cons are filled with collectors and enthusiasts emulating their favorite comic book heroes, villains, and other characters. With the success of superhero movies, superhero costumes and lingerie dominate the scene, but other types of sexy costumes also represent.
Renaissance Fairs – Like Comi-Cons, RenFests have shed their singular reputation and have embraced costumes from other time periods and fantasy realms. Instead of just seeing damsels and princesses, most RenFests have specialty theme days where both players and guests dress in various costume types. Corsets and kilts are also quite popular at these events.
Holiday Events – Remember when Halloween was the only night of the year when people dressed up in a costume? Well, times have changed. Adults are wearing theme-related costumes and sometimes theme-related lingerie for nearly every holiday of the year. Here are a few popular costume theme holidays:
Mardi Gras – not just in New Orleans anymore
St. Patrick’s Day – make sure you pay homage to the green
Valentine’s Day – lingerie does nicely here
Christmas – one-up the guy in the ugly sweater
New Years – a costume is a lot less expensive than an evening gown or tuxedo
Cinco de Mayo – Tequila and cervezas always make for a festive, costume-friendly atmosphere.
Halloween (Day of the Dead) – Well, obviously
If you’re going to a party that requires a particular theme, you should probably stick to it. No one wants to be the drunk cowboy or cowgirl at a Great Gatsby party. And if you’re hosting a themed party, it’s always a good idea to create a makeshift registry to avoid having five faux cops or a half-dozen sexy nurses. Assuming that you have some latitude to choose your costume, here are some cool themes you or your group might want to try out:
Costumes from eras gone by can be a lot of fun, and there’s limitless variety of time periods to choose from. Some of the more popular historical themes include things like cowboy costumes, old-fashioned costumes, some fantasy costumes, pirate costumes, and historical costumes.
Some jobs just have really great looking uniforms, and there are tons of cool uniform costumes for playing career dress up. These are a few of our favorites: cop costumes, nurse costumes, firefighter costumes, military costumes, sailor costumes, and doctor costumes.
This is kind of a catch-all since all good costumes should have some element of fantasy in them, but fantasy costumes take you out of the realm of human existence and allow you to be something that’s from another reality. Here are some really popular themes: fairy tale costumes, superhero costumes, genie costumes, space and sci-fi costumes, scary costumes (i.e. devil, vampire, witch, et cetera), and animal costumes.
We think you can pretty much turn any theme into a sexy costume, but certain costumes are inherently sexy. Some of our favorites include: sexy nurse costumes, French maid costumes, school girl costumes, jungle-man and jungle-woman costumes, and cheerleader costumes. Just remember, you can bring sexiness to the party with a woman’s lingerie version of nearly any costume.
The more people you have in your group, the more you can match and contrast each other’s costumes. Partnering up with a person or two can be a blast. Here are some common themes to get you started: cop and prisoner costumes, master and slave costumes (of both the fetish and the non-fetish kind), nurse and patient costumes, sailor and nurse costumes, matching military costumes, team superhero costumes, et cetera.
As cool as sexy costumes have become, most brick and mortar operations still aren’t on board. That means that you either have to stock up on a year’s worth of costumes every Halloween or you have to drive to some specialty store in a warehouse in a sketchy part of town that you’d never go to if you weren’t desperately trying to find a costume. And then when you get there, there are no changing rooms and there’s a sign that says “all sales are final”—probably with a few misspellings.
Buying costumes online is the way to go, and here’s why:
You can peruse hundreds of choices.
You can send screenshots or links to the exact costume you want to get your friends’ opinions. “Is this a little too risqué for the party?”
Shipping is free and fast.
If you change your mind, you can always return unopened merchandise.
If you have a secret identity, no one is going to see you stocking up on your facemasks.
With hundreds of complete costumes and even more accessories and components for DYI costumes in every size, we off our customers high-quality, low-cost costumes and lingerie. We fill orders fast (2-4 business days for free shipping; even faster for a little extra). When it’s time to step out of your daily grind and have a little fun in a different role, we have what you need to pull it off.