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With 4th of July approaching, getting ready for an Independence Day party must be the most obvious thing on your list of things-to-do. Coming up with costume ideas year after year to make heads turn is quite a difficult thing to do. Additionally, your costume must not only incorporate the spirit of 4th of July, but also be deemed unique to stand out.
So, if you are looking out for the perfect Independence day costume, then hey, what could be more perfect than something with red stripes and white stars on a blue background. Here are some smart and crazy ideas for the July 4th costume party. The costumes given below for adults and kids are totally interchangeable in concept and in practicality.
4th of July Costume Ideas
Presidents and Leaders
Dressing up like famous ex-presidents and political leaders of America is a wonderful idea. After all, they were the one who helped free America from colonial rule. Some of the famous figures include George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, etc. You may even dress up like one of the recent presidents or senators.
Another perfectly patriotic costume is that of Uncle Sam. The name Uncle Sam is actually derived from Mr. Samuel Wilson, lovingly known as Uncle Sam. Since his initials matched with those of United States, Uncle Sam (U.S.) came to be recognized as a personified version of the country. The Uncle Sam costume usually includes a red striped pant coupled with a shirt, jacket, bow tie and a tall Uncle Sam Hat all in red and blue. Match it up with white gloves, Uncle Sam style fake goatee and white hair.
Betsy Ross was the one who made America's first flag, and thus she is the perfect impersonation that one can make to celebrate the spirit of 4th of July. A Betsy Ross costume would ideally include a white and red colonial styled dress coupled with a red and blue apron and a white Betsy Ross Cap. A pair of glasses and shoes would make the costume a near-perfect.
The Statue of Liberty
What could be better than dressing up like Goddess Libertia herself? The grand old statue erected on Liberty Island signifies the American Declaration of Independence. The costume of Statue of Liberty includes a teal dress, a tiara, lady liberty shoes, a book, and a torch. The adult version of this dress might include a one piece dress.
This icon represents the Yankees from America who fought during the seven wars. You may dress up in this traditional simple costume with a feather in your cap and American flag around your shoulder. You may sing the good old Yankee doodle song to add to the spirit, and your character.
An iconic fictional superhero, Captain America is an alter ego of Steve Rogers and was depicted as a fighter in his comic book series. One may dress up just like Captain America with a costume in white, red, and blue. While dressing up as the superhero do not forget his signature armor.
The term cowboys originates in Spain and has now become an iconic figure representing the western American men from ranches. During the American Revolution, many of them openly supported American independence. Dress up the cowboy way in a red and blue colored costume coupled with a white colored cowboy style hat.
If you are searching for a unique costume to wear at the upcoming Independence day party, then try to get hold of a morphsuit. This suit can either be in plain red or blue. If you are lucky, you may even find a morphsuit with a flag print.
All Red and Blue
If impersonating a famous personality doesn't appeal to you, you may opt for mix and matching clothing from your own wardrobe that is white, red and blue in color. Alternately, men may wear white pants coupled with a shirt or t-shirt in American flag print. Women may wear a white top with a long or short skirt in American flag print.
Another great idea to dress up for the 4th of July party is to wear clothes with the American flag print. Since most of us definitely own a piece of clothing like this, there isn't a necessity to go out and buy an additional costume. You can pair a simple t-shirt with American flag print with a pair of denims, or wear a dress with a similar such print. The choice is truly yours!
Dressing up in a fancy costume is not the sole way to celebrate American Independence day. Summoning the true American spirit in your attitude and expressions will help put the final touches to your Independence day celebrations. Long live America!