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Costume Ideas for the Letter R
Updated on December 18, 2014 AdeleW moreContact Author Need Costume Inspiration For The Letter R?
Giving your guests a letter as a costume theme is quite common and can make for some very interesting ideas for costumes. You have a few options…
Allow guests to dress up in a costume related to their initials (or just first name if you want to narrow their choices)
Ask guests to dress up in costumes related to your initials
Or, Choose 1 or 2 letters that they have to find a related costume for.
To be honest, when you first send out your invitations, many of your guests will be very confused as to what you are asking. I would suggest that in the invitation you do give them a good explanation. If your guests are confused, they may not even attempt to dress up, or worse, not attend your party.
I would include some costume suggestions for various letters, just to get their brain cells working a bit. If you really want to help, why not print out this page, and my other hubs so you have a complete A-Z list of possible costumes.
So, this hub will concentrate on costumes beginning with R. R has proven to be one of the easier choives as there is quite a lot of costumes you choose from. Look for links to my other alphabet hubs if you also need help for another letter. If you have any great ideas for costumes for the letter R, pop them in the comments box at the end and I will add them in. I can answer all your costume related questions on any subject, just write them in the comment box.
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Ra: The Egyptian Sun-God and supreme deity of Egypt. Depicted with a Sun or Ram’s head headdress, or wearing an Egyptian crown. A gold bodysuit with gold face-paint and stylised Egyptian eye-make-up can work well here. If you’re female a gold ra-ra skirt might provide an additional clue to who you are!
Rabbit: A great costume, usually made out of white, pink or brown fur. The rabbit can be used as The White Rabbit out of Alice In Wonderland or as an Easter bunny. Decide whether you want an overhead mask, ‘face-bops’ (ears “>Royal Queen CostumeRabbi CostumeRockstar CostumeRocker CostumeRe-Hab CostumeReferee CostumeRambo CostumeRasta Hat with attached DreadlocksRed Riding Hood Costume Reindeer: One or Two person costume depending on the style, or you could just add antlers and a red nose to a pantomine horse!!
Rhett Butler: The hero from ‘Gone With The Wind’ portayed by Clark Gable in the 1939 classic film. Elegant Mississippi gent with a frock coat, fancy ornate waistcoat, shirt, cravat and trousers.
Rhiannon: In Celtic folklore, the princess daughter of the King of the Otherworld. Also known as a witch and linked in some mythologies with Mab, Queen of Faries (and enemy of Merlin), Rhiannon is coldly beautiful, and shades of Blue, Purple and Black feature in the make-up and dress.
Rhinemaidens: Mermaid-like spirits featuring in Wagner’s Ring cycle. They are the initial guardians of the Ring, which causes so much trouble.
Rhinestone Cowboy: Role models include Glen Campbell and Robert Redford in ‘The Electric Horseman’. White cowboy outfit, elaborately decorated with studs and rhinestone (or fairy lights!).
Rhinestone Cowgirl: Role models which include Dolly Parton and Shania Twain before she went mainstream. Elaborate cowgirl outfit. decorated with fringing and rhinestones.
Rhinoceros: Not the easiest costume to get hold. Most of the ones around are made of foam or fibreglass!
Riddler: Played by Frank Gorshin in the original screen version from the Batman comics. Jim Carrey added a unique twist when he played the Riddler in the 1995 film ‘Batman Forever’. Green lycra suit with a bowler hat and question marks imprinted. A cane with a question-mark handle can add to the impression.
Ride on Emu: British comedian Bernie Clifton’s heyday may seem a long time ago but his act, involving this popular novelty creature, will not be forgotten for a long time yet!
Riff-Raff: Butler-style character from the ‘Rocky Horror Show’. Create this look by getting a well worn black tailcoat, white shirt with no tie and black trousers with a bald patch and long straggly hair. (official costumes and a wig exist) Later in the story he wears a silver tabbard style space suit, with black PVC trim and silver gauntlet gloves, black stockings and suspenders. Mohawk style wig or a quiff.
Ringmaster/Mistress; Magda from the Bond film ‘Octopussy’ is a role model for a ring-mistress. Top hat, red or silver tailcoat, over decorated leotard with bowtie, fishnets and boots or heels. (Can also work as a lion tamer!)
Robbie Burns: Scotlands best known poet. Frock coat with breeches outfit.
Robert Clive: Military hero of the indian Mutiny. Red and black victorian military uniform.
Robert the Bruce: (1274-1329) Scottish Military hero who became kind of Scotland in 1306, having been supposedly inspired by a spider to prevail in his struggle against the English.
Robin: A little festive bird which is popular at Christmas. The Robin is also found in many Nursery Rhymes although does not do very well, potentially homeless in the ‘North Wind Doth Blow’ and shot in ‘Cock Robin’.
Robin: Sidekick to legendary crimefighter Batman. Robin and Batman first appeared in comic books and now are stars of the big screen. Ladies versions are also available. In a later incarnation, Robin became known as Nightwing
Robin Hood: Major figure of English folk history, legend and Morris Dance mummers plays traditionally performed on boxing day. This is a simple costume to make by using a tunic and trousers in green or brown, a matching hat and bow
Rudolph Valentino: (1895 – 1926) Silent Screen heart throb, who set female hearts a flutter. Arabian Sheik or a Matador costume are the best known image.
Rugrats: Cartoon brat-pack of TV and film fame. The costumes are copyright.
Rumpleteaser: From the Andrew Lloyd Weber musical Cats, Rumpleteaser is a cat on the up – lithe of body and keen. Tiger-like in look.
Runner: A fun costume that would attracted attention. You could use the image of the 118 118 television advert campaign.
Runner Bean: Made out of light weight green material, simple pod shape with suitable holes for the head, arms and legs. A stalk style hat would top this costume off.
Raiders Of The Lost Ark: Indiana Jones main character. He wears a tatty brown jacket, brown trousers, hat and a bull whip will complete the look. Accessories are available to help you to finish the outfit, including tote bags.
Rocky Horror Costumes
Choose from the selection of Rocky Horror Costumes below…
Riff Raff – A character resembling a butler, with a mad grey wig. Licensed costume is available, or, you could wear a tatty looking tailcoat with a mad professor wig
Frank N Furter (Pictured) Cross dressing costume. Basque and fishnets (if you are brave enough!). Some men will wear a tailcoat with fishnets underneath. Make-up is fairly essential and a wig is available to purchase
Magenta – Sister to Riff-Raff and the other of Dr Furter’s servants. Any french maid costume will do. She also has mad frizzy reddish-brown hair (hence the name) and heavy eye make-up. In the later stages she is seen in a futuristic space outfit with a Bride of Frankenstein-style hairstyle.
Columbia- A sort of groupie to Dr Furter. Wears a multicolured tailcoat and sparkly shorts. Wig (short, auburn/red) is available to purchase.
Rocky Handsome (and near naked) creation of Dr Furter.
Transylvanians Party-goers on the night of Rocky’s birth. Formal wear and party-hats!
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sendingfrancescoooo 21 months ago
these costumes are weird and gave me nightmares
pl show me how to make kids rooster costume
Great ideas for costumes. I can’t wait to see some creative kids costumes this year!
BrassFittings 6 years ago
Great selection of costumes! Great lens!