2017 gave us some great costume worthy movies. Think La La Land, Fences, Hidden Figures, and Hell or High Water. We searched through various halloween costume sites and were disappointed to find most 2017 hit movie characters’ costumes failed to make it into warehouses. But don’t worry! We have combed through hundreds of products and have gathered various combinations to fit the costumes of some of our favorite movie characters and would make perfect Oscars party costumes.
One more thing >> if you continue scrolling down we have included movie inspired costumes from past years including the always popular Lobby Boy Costume from the Grand Budapest Hotel.
2017 Movie Character Costumes
Rather than actually purchase a La La Land Oscar Party Costume consider renting! Although clearly not exact, all of three of these Rent the Runway dresses can be delivered to your doorstep in time for your Academy Awards Party.
For fences we found a 2-Pocket brown shirt (be sure to wear with white undershirt underneath shirt) and 2 50's inspired plaid dresses. Add a half waist apron! >> Brown Wrangler Shirt | White Undershirt | Blue Plaid ShirtDress | Red Plaid Shirtdress | Half Waist Apron
To re-create Hidden Figures costumes think mid-century early 60's looks >>Vintage Sea Green Dress, Retro Swing Cotton Dress, Royal Blue Dress with Collar | 3/4 Sleeve Bow Dress , Vintage Knee-Length Floral Dress, V Collar Bow Belt Dress, | 2-Piece Jacket Dress, Women's Yellow Suit, Button Front Skirt Suit
And for the guys a simple white collared shirt, black slacks, and a black skinny tie should do it!
Throw on some jeans, cowboy boots, and a white cowboy hat, a white police shirt, aviator sunglasses and an optional red tie. Prefer to dress as the bank robbers? Think jeans, cowboy boots, a double pocket shirt and a khaki hoodie.
How fun would it be to don ornate Oscars party costumes inspired by The Florence Foster Jenkins movie. We recommend the guys keep it simple and wear a tuxedo. On the other hand, ladies can get as ornate as you can handle. Think pearls and feather and beads >> Angel Wings | Beaded Flapper Dress | Faux Fur Jacket | Beaded Fascinator | Faux Pearls | White gloves
Hacksaw Ridge Costume Ideas >> Camouflage Costumes
Keep checking back – we are putting together new costume ideas every day!
2016 Movie Character Costumes
The Oscars Party Costumes, Formal Wear & Party Supplies
2016 gave us some great costume worthy movies. Think Tarzan, Ghost Busters, Suicide Squad, Captain America, and even Louise’s outfits from Me Before You. We searched through various halloween costume sites and were disappointed to find several 2016 hit movie characters’ costumes failed to make it into warehouses. But don’t worry! We have taken the time to comb through hundreds of products and have gathered various combinations to fit the costumes of some of our favorite movie characters.
The Legend of Tarzan
Traditional Tarzan & Jane Costumes (Although not authentic to this version of the movie, your fellow party goers will be most familiar with this look & the costumes are fun!)
Captain America Civil War
Me Before You
We just watched Me Before You on a flight from New York to San Diego. Louisa’s outfits screamed Modcloth! Here is just one combination you might put together. But whatever you choose, be sure to pair it with yellow and black bumble bee tights.
Game of Thrones
Yes, we know Game of Thrones is not a movie but the costumes are fabulous!
And if you want truly scary Halloween costumes, these White Walker, Medieval Dog, and Night’s King masks are amongst the creepiest costumes of all time.
2015-2016 Oscar Nominated Movie Inspired Costumes
CREED – Sylvester Stalone Nominated for Best Supporting Actor
Adonis Johnson Gray Training Outfit
Rocky Balboa American Flag Robe & Boxers
STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS – Nominated for Best Visual Effects, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing, Original Score, Film Editing,
THE MARTIAN – Nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role
STEVE JOBS – Michael Fassbender Nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role
MAD MAX: Fury Road – Nominated for Best Picture
BROOKLYN – Nominated for Best Picture, Best Actress in a Leading Role
THE REVENANT – Nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role
2015 Oscars Nominations Costumes
The 2015 Oscars are just round the corner so it's about time you started planning your viewing experience! Instead of just grabbing a bag of chips from your pantry and plopping down on the couch this year, why not invite some friends over for a 2015 Oscars viewing costume party! Have your guests arrive dressed as their favorite nominated character or as if they were walking the red carpet and consider handing out your own prizes or trophies to any guests whose costumes correspond with the winning film or character for each category. if you hurry you can still pull together all the pieces you will need to create your own Oscars party costumes.
THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL – Nominated for Best Picture
Zero Bellboy Costume
We could not for the life of us find a purple colored bellboy outfit, but that's okay, for Zero's Grand Budapest Hotel Bellboy uniform just think dressy purple!
Of course don't forget the accessories! We had an extremely difficult time finding anything close to a purple lobby boy hat so we've resolved to instead come up with a DIY process for this essential part of the Grand Budapest Hotel Lobby Boy Costume. Try cutting the brim off a cheap costume style purple top hat and cutting or punching two small holes opposite each other near the new edge of the hat. Next cut and elastic band long enough to wrap under your chin (don't forget to an an extra 2 inches or so for tying) and tie each end of the elastic to the holes. Lastly, finish the hat off by writing “Lobby Boy” with gold fabric markers or puffy paint in large letters across the front.
Agatha Mendl's Costume
BIRDMAN OR (THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE) – Nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor & Best Supporting Actress
Riggan Thompson Costume
Harvey Birdman Costume >> not exactly the birdman superhero costume portrayed in this movie but folks at the party will definitely know what you are going for.
Emma Stone's closet as Sam has a very grunge, street-style feel. Just pair some bleached blonde hair, ripped tights and combat boots with any simple tshirt or coat to get her look!
AMERICAN SNIPER – Nominated for Best Picture & Best Actor
THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING – Nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor & Best Actress
Stephen Hawking Costume
Jane Wilder Costume
WILD – Nominated for Best Actress: Reese Witherspoon as Cheryl
INTO THE WOODS – Nominated for Best Supporting Actress: Meryl Streep as The Witch
The Witch Costume
The Witch's dress is a very unique design and we had a hard time finding a good match. Try combining this blue-gray witch wig with a teal, blue or black gown. For a finishing touch consider adding shoulder pads or pinning a blue silk scarf to the back of your gown as a cape!
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 – Nominated for Animated Feature Film
*Keep checking back as we gather more 2015 Oscar worthy party costumes!
2015 Oscars Formal Wear
Not sure if you're up for a full-on 2015 Oscars costume party? Try going with a 2015 Oscars Runway Formal instead!
RENT THE RUNWAY
Look your best for the 2015 Oscars in a gorgeous Rent the Runway gown. Rent the Runway allows you to rent designer gowns for a fraction of the retail price. You can even rent your jewelry! Here are a few of our favorite combinations:
Champagne, please! This glamorous blush sequin gown by Badgley Mischka will make you feel like a Hollywood starlet. Be sure to make an entrance with accessories like Alexis Bittar’s Pyrite Crystal Cave Earrings and Kenneth Jay Lane’s Chrysler Estate Bracelet.
Black and white makes right in this stunner by ML Monique Lhuillier. Cascading ruffles will add an air of grandeur to your look for the gala. Simply pair with Ben-Amun’s Dressed in White Earrings.
This typically casual silhouette feels luxe in saturated blue tones and elegant fabric. For a fresh wedding look, add sparkle with Lulu Frost's Radiant Necklace and metallic stilettos.
Be a blush beauty in this gown by BCBGMAXAZRIA. Lace insets add a sultry touch he'll simply love! Make the pink pop with Oscar de la Renta’s Indigo Bloom Ring.
Deep red sequins and mesh insets make Jay Godfrey’s mermaid gown a complete stunner. Complement the modern look with Alexis Bittar's Onyx Skyscraper Drop earring's and a sleek ponytail.
Let your inner goddess shine in this elegant gown from Milly. Perfect for an upcoming charity ball or winter formal, where you'll be feeling confident and oh so glamorous! Go with stunning earrings like the Badgley Mischka's Tiered Deco Earrings and Kenneth Jay Lane's Polished Crystal Ring.
2015 Oscars Party Supplies
Make your after party mess an easy clean up with some Hollywood themed disposable tableware!
Perfect for a lighter look or make this fabulous pattern pop by accenting with reds and blacks.