If you’re taking part in a St Patrick’s Day parade, attending a party or you just love the Irish and want to get into the holiday spirit, there are a number of brilliant costume ideas available to choose from. Held on the 17th of March every year, which is the traditional death date of Saint Patrick, make sure you have your costume ready in plenty of time by looking at our list of St Patrick’s Day costume ideas.
Nothing represents St Patrick’s Day more than a leprechaun costume. According to Irish folklore, leprechauns guard a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow and spend most of their time causing mischief. If this sounds like you, then a leprechaun costume could be a great choice.
2. Irish dancer
Popular with young children, Irish dancer fancy dress costumes are inspired by the traditional Celtic dresses worn by performers during solo and group dances. Some costumes, however, are modelled on the ornately embroidered dresses that became popular during the 1970s and 80s.
Whether you’re looking for a headpiece shaped like a shamrock or a full outfit, there are lots of options to consider here. The shamrock is used as a symbol of Ireland, with St Patrick reportedly using it as a metaphor for the Christian Holy Trinity. As well as hats and women’s dresses, there are men’s suits and waistcoats with shamrock-inspired designs too.
4. Beer mug
St Patrick’s Day and beer go hand in hand, so it’s no surprise that beer mug costumes are a big hit. Green beer is thought to be consumed on St Patrick’s Day because it’s the one day during Lent that Catholics can disregard these restrictions and enjoy a number of delicious treats.
5. Pint of Guinness
Guinness is one of the world’s most successful beer brands, but it originated in Dublin, Ireland in 1759. Guinness costumes are worn all year round, including on Halloween and at stag dos, so they can be used again and again.
It’s important to remember that St Patrick’s Day is about more than just dressing up in fun costumes, but this is definitely one of the best ways to get into the party spirit. To find out more about these St Patrick’s Day costume ideas, contact us at Costume Wonderland today.