Best Of British Fancy Dress Theme

Today, we celebrate The Best Of British as our fancy dress theme. The patriotic elements of this month are Knight Costume coming to a climax. Although we are in the middle of the Easter weekend, today is also St George’s Day, the Patron Saint of England, and the anniversaries of the birth (1564) of William Shakespeare, one of the greatest Englishmen, and of the coronation of Charles II in 1616. The latter event brought about the restoration of the British monarchy. We are also less than a week from the Wedding, so this is a great time for planning your Best of British event or putting the final touches in place for next week’s celebrations.

Us Brits are also know for being a bit eccentric, just look at our traditional pantomimes, so this is also a great costume choice for today. Morris Dancers are also quintessentially British, so can give other potential costume avenues.

Take a look at some of our Great Britains’ Costume Ideas (not a complete list, but we have given you a wide selection for you to start putting your own thinking caps on…)

Famous Britains (Fictional)

  • Harry Potter
  • Mary Poppins
  • Sherlock Holmes
  • Robin Hood
  • King Arthur
  • James Bond
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Famous Five – 1940s
  • Chronicles of Narnia characters
  • Frankenstein
  • Scarlet O’Hara
  • Oliver
  • Nancy
  • Austin Powers
  • Dr. Evil
  • Captain Hook
  • Peter Pan
  • Del Boy
  • Jack Sparrow
  • Willy Wonka

Famous Britains’ (Real)

  • The Beatles, John Lennon, Paul MaCartney etc…
  • Jane Austen – Regency /Victorian
  • Nelson – bi corn hat
  • Shakespeare – Tudor costume
  • Queen Victoria – Victorian costume
  • Queen Elizabeth I- Tudor Rich
  • Queen Elizabeth II – overhead mask
  • Henry VIII – Tudor Rich
  • St. George – Knight
  • Winston Churchill – Black suit, black bow tie, bowler hat (cigar!!)
  • Guy Fawkes – Renaissance Prince
  • Isambard Kingdom Brunel – Victorian Man
  • Charles Darwin – Victorian
  • Sir Isaac Newton – Victorian
  • Diane Spencer (Princess Diana)
  • Oliver Cromwell – Tudor style costume
  • Captain Cook – Georgian style
  • David Beckham – football kit
  • Margaret Thatcher – overhead mask
  • Boudicca – nearest Greek goddess
  • Charles Dickens – Victorian
  • William Wallace – Kilt
  • Florence Nightingale – Victorian ,lace bonnet
  • Francis Drake – Tudor
  • TE Lawrence – Lawrence of Arabia
  • Julie Andrews – nun costume
  • Bronte sisters – Victorian
  • Lewis Carroll – Victorian
  • Robert Louise Stevenson – Victorian
  • JRR Tolkein – wrote Lord of The Rings
  • CS Lewis – wrote Chronicles of Narnia – died 1963
  • Lord Byron – Poet – Regency

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