Teen Costumes ! Looking for the perfect costume? A fashionable teen costume for Halloween, plays, parties or other events? There are so many costumes from which to choose, Party Idea Pros is highlighting just a few of our favorites.
Most teenage girls we know travel in packs and love coordinating their costumes. One year all the high school girls dressed as storybook characters. Another year they all dressed in neon. Not sure yet what this year will bring … crayons, candy, goth, witches, goddesses, sesame street, superheroes? Whatever they choose, I have no doubt the teen costumes will be too short and too sexy for their parents' taste!
Click on the links or pictures for the teen costume for details but remember, the photos below just give you the overall look. Quite often you can choose from a variety of options ranging from almost dowdy to quite sexy, so be sure to click on the “see more” links option when you visit the costume site. Many of these costumes are specially sized just for a teen but don't worry if they are not. Most of the x-small or small adult costumes will fit just fine. If they are cut a bit too low for your taste, add a tank top underneath. If they are too short … that's why leggings were invented. 🙂
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We have had a huge surge in requests for couples costume ideas for Valentine's Day parties. And yes, for some, Valentine's Day is yet another excuse for wearing cute and sexy costumes!
Party Idea Pros has made searching for the perfect couple’s costume easy. We have gathered together a large selection to the best matched pairs available — some serious, some formal, some sexy, and some downright silly – and organized them into easy to follow categories.
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It is always a challenge to find budget friendly special occasion outfits. If you are anything like us, we really, really dislike spending lots of money on a dress that will have limited wear yet we do not want to sacrifice style and fit – basically we want to party pretty! So today we are featuring zulily, our go to shop for fabulous women's clothing finds at affordable prices.
Halloween is one of those days that we always have trouble spending money on ourselves. We have no problem buying a costume for the kids but hate to spend anything on those hot itchy polyester (read plastic) Halloween costumes for one, sure to be uncomfortable, night out. Instead, we much prefer finding a fabulous (but inexpensive) dress that we can transform into a costume for the night but whip out again for another evening on the town. This ivory ruffle dress (
$223 $39.99) fits both those criteria. Pair it with a black boa, Long Satin Gloves, a Costume Cigarette Holder, a flapper wig or headband or hat, flapper beads / pearls and these great flapper style Mary Jane black patent pumps ( $42.00 $24.99) for Halloween and you are now donning a fabulous Great Gatsby Roaring 20's costume. Next summer pull it out and wear it again with a pair of sandals already in your closet and you have a second outfit for no added expense. Now that's what we call a great get!
Likewise, this Midnight Blue Rosette Bubble Dress by Samuel Dong, originally priced at $423.00 is available on zulily for just $89.99 and is quite the find. Not only is it is an extraordinary holiday party dress but is also perfect for any New Year's eve party, most winter weddings, and even a special occasion dinner. The color is rich and vibrant and the intricate rosette detailing makes for a posh statement piece. Pair it with sparkly black heels (
$130.00 $24.99) and you are set to go – no jewelry necessary.
Total savings on these 4 pieces from zulily: $818.00 (original prices) – $179.96 (zulily prices) = $638.04 (a whopping 78% savings)
Top 3 Group Halloween Costume Ideas
This year our three favorite group costume ideas include the Great Gatsby Roaring 20's look, the Duck Dynasty Clan, and all the foxy costumes from What Does The Fox Say. We take our inspiration from our good friends over at GreatGets.com who have been tracking the trends and creating Halloween Costume idea boards that have almost too many options from which to choose. We can't post them all here but here are few of their ideas to get you started!
What Does The Fox Say Children's Fox Costumes
Fox Ears and Tail Set for Children | Fox Kigurumi Halloween Costume | Fox Halloween Baby Costume | Fox Costume for Kids | Sweet Fox Toddler Costume | Fox T-shirt Style Costume for Kids | Toddler Fox Hat | Red Fox Children’s Pajamas Kigurumi | More Kids Fox Costumes
Girls Great Gatsby Costumes
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Today through May 2, 2013 all clearance costumes & shoes are drastically reduced to $10 at Costume Express. This is an unbelievable sale. It is definitely worth the time to check out the discounted costumes and stock up not only for Halloween but for your year long costume wearing events. Think elementary school productions, Memorial Day and 4th of July parades, and children's birthday parties.
Do you have a graduating high school senior leaving for college in the fall? Many of the college mixers are themed costume parties so what better a gift than a fully stocked costume box. Izzy's costume box includes everything from Disney princess costumes to cute animal costumes to sassy angels and sizzling devil costumes. Many costumes serve multiple purposes – for example the featured clowning around costume works great for a neon themed party as well as a Mardi Gras party.
Don't dawdle – these costumes are flying off the shelf.
This weekend was dedicated to finding the perfect luau theme cocktail party dress. No easy task considering the the stores are now featuring their fall lines – resort wear has not yet been released and summer dresses have been banished from showroom floors.
Bright purple platform sandals as cute as they are comfortable!
Did we find the perfect dress? Not quite perfect but we settled for a flouncy orange and purple baby doll dress that can be paired with some fun lilac strappy sandals, dangling earrings and the piece de resistance, this lovely realistic orchid hairpin to tie the entire look together. Izzy will wear her hair in a beach wavy style and slide the orchid just behind her ear. Now that's what we call Party Pretty!
Oddly enough, we had an even more difficult time finding the perfect hair accessory than the dress itself. There are lots and lots of flower hair clips available, but most are fake and cheesy looking. They usually are either too small or too large and don't fit comfortably. These orchid hair pins are both priced right and fit well.
This orchid hairpin is also the perfect hair accessory for a summer casual or destination wedding, as a beautiful accessory to a beach or surf theme party or even an upscale costume party since island theme costumes can easily straddle the fine line between elegant and sexy. It is always fun to find an accessory that is not only pretty but can be worn over and over in many different contexts – we will definitely be adding this hair piece to our must own accessory list.