If you have a friend who looks so much like Santa and if he is made to look a little older than his age, and if he wears a Santa Claus costume, he will be the perfect Santa at any Christmas party.
Tips on Dressing up as Santa Claus
A red cap, a chubby face, a fair complexion, a long white beard, eye glasses, a long red and white suit, red pants, white gloves, black boots, a belt around a bowl-full-of-jelly-like belly, a big bag of goodies resting on one shoulder and a promising smile on the face; that's what describes a Santa Claus costume.
Anyone thinking of dressing up as Santa should understand who Santa really is. Is Santa real? Stop thinking, start believing. He is not an old man dressed in red and white, he is not a stout man who brings gifts for children. Ask a kid and you would know who he is. Santa Claus has a special place in every child's heart.
If you are on the thinner side, you can opt to pad your hands as well to get his plump look. Wear black boots and tuck in the borders of your pants in them. Ensure that the pants look baggy, but not so loose that they make your legs look like two sticks hung from the waist. Now wear a belt around your wobbly belly.
Santa Claus with a branded watch or a funky bracelet will look hilarious. And not just that, it will be unrealistic to accessorize yourself with things Santa doesn't even know about!
For the face, the most important element of any makeup, and so in case of Santa Claus, as it's his face that makes him look the way he does. A face flushing red, chubby cheeks, a white beard, glasses on the eyes trying to hide that little bit of mischief, and a wide smile on his lips. That's who he is.
Start with pink blush for the cheeks and nose. Wear makeup that makes you look a tone or two fairer, and that if you aren't originally fair. Now wear a long white beard that is almost coming in level of your belt. It should be that long. Add a white mustache and white eyebrows to go with the beard.
Now wear half-moon glasses and see if you can smile through your eyes, that will bring a twinkle in them. Now that's not something you can learn but great if you naturally smile that way. There's this little naughty child in him that peeps through his eyes and through his smile, a smile that is pure, promising good.
It should look what it is, a bag of goodies that Santa carries, and not a fashionable accessory. Now Christmas goodies are for you to choose. Make sure you take loads of them. Being Santa Claus is about being generous too!
The last and most important thing is wearing the Santa attitude. Now don't look puzzled. Wearing the Santa attitude is about understanding who he is and getting into the Santa's role with heart and soul. Dressing up as Santa is being him and being him is not as easy as it sounds. Spitting the "ho ho" laughter out is not going to serve the purpose.
Even if you decide to learn the way Santa smiles, the way he laughs, the way he talks (does he?) and the way he walks, you will be able to be like him only when you understand Santa. When he smiles, he looks pure; when he laughs, he laughs his heart out. His mere presence brings positive vibes in the air, his just being there spreads cheer.