Heroes Fancy Dress Costume Ideas

Did you enjoy yourselves yesterday? We certainly did. We would like to thank everyone whohero fancy dress ideas came along to our Battlesbridge for getting involved (even those who just turned up to hire costumes or buy accessories) for helping to make it such a Great Day.

If you didn’t have the time to get involved and want to know what happened, over the next few weeks we will be posting blogs and pictures on our website, so keep checking back.

As we had so many heroes helping us yesterday, we thought that having a ‘Heroes’ fancy dress theme would be apt today.

Hero costume Ideas – we hope that this list is enough ideas for you!

Film Hero Costumes

  • Rambo
  • Terminator
  • James Bond
  • Tarzan
  • Highlander
  • John Mclaine (Die Hard)
  • Jackie Chan
  • Lara Croft
  • Indiana Jones – we stock a good range of Indiana Jones costumes & accessories
  • Ellen Ripley (Alien)
  • Frodo Baggins
  • Luke Skywalker
  • Superman
  • Super Girl
  • Batman
  • Robin – why not take a look at all of our superhero costumes?
  • Bat Girl
  • Wonder Woman
  • Spiderman
  • Iron Man
  • Wolverine
  • Trinity
  • Neo – both from The Matrix
  • Princess Leia
  • Mad Max
  • Clint Eastwood
  • Ethan Hunt – Mission Impossible
  • Maverick – Top Gun
  • Obi Wan Kenobi
  • Spartacus
  • William Wallace
  • Zorro
  • Neo – The Matrix
  • Captain James Kirk
  • Woody
  • Buzz Lightyear – take a look at our Toy Story costumes
  • The Hulk
  • Silk Spectre – Watchmen
  • Ellen Ripley – Alien
  • The Bride – Kill Bill
  • Captain Jack Sparrow – he is ‘sort of’ a hero
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • Spartacus
  • Robin Hood
  • Rooster Cogburn (John Wayne)
  • Tarzan
  • Ben Hur
  • Mad Max
  • Ethan Hunt – Mission Impossible
  • Maverick – Top Gun
  • Harry Potter
  • Dick Whittington
  • Prince Charming
  • Captain America
  • Peter Pan
  • The Men in Black
  • Angels
  • Gods (Roman, Greek, Egyptian, various religions)
  • Santa (Father Christmas)
  • Fairy Godmother


Real Life Heroes

  • Nelson Mandela
  • Mahatma Ghandi
  • William Wallace
  • Mother Teresa
  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Army
  • Police
  • Navy RAF
  • Fireman
  • 1940s War Costumes
  • Monks
  • Joan of Arc
  • Jesus
  • Admiral Nelson
  • Martin Luther King
  • Winston Churchill
  • Florence Nightingale
  • George Washington
  • William Shakespeare
  • Queen Boadicea
  • Captain Scott
  • Charles Darwin
  • Emmilene Pankhurst
  • Isaac Newton
  • Jane Austen
  • Walter Raleigh

This coming week, we are expecting an outbreak of Heroes and Villains parties, as the new Batman film ‘The Dark Knight’ goes on general release on July 15th. Although people may tend to focus on the superheroes of movies and comics when working with this theme, there are plenty of other costume opportunities, such as historical heroes and villains, goodies and baddies from the movies, or what about current celebrities? Some celebrities may not have any particular costume associated with them, but as we were mentioning at the start of the week, we do have some fantastic celebrity masks, and with the start of the Olympics now less than a fortnight away, many of these feature some of our great sporting heroes and heroines. Villains may be a bit more difficult to come by.

Heroes Fancy Dress Theme

January 17th is a day for unconventional heroes. So ‘ Heroes’ is our fancy dress theme for today.Popeye - Olive Oyl's Hero

In1605, the Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes published his book ‘The Ingenious Hidalgo Don Quixote of La Mancha’. The story, published in two volumes a decade apart, tells of a middle-aged man who becomes so obsessed with the concept of chivalry, that he takes it upon himself to go on a series of quests to right the wrongs he sees in the world. The problem is that many of his perceived wrongs and foes are in his imagination, and to others he just seems mad. Nonetheless the work is regularly listed as one of the ‘great novels’ and it is a good example of an early Fantasy novel.

Meanwhile, in 1929, Popeye the Sailor Man, makes his first appearance in a comic strip on this date. In a world now filled with super-heroes and graphical novels, Popeye’s exploits may seem a little tame, but ‘back in the day’ when he appeared in comics and a long-running series of TV cartoons, the adventures featuring Popeye, the love of his life, Olive Oyl, the baby Swee’Pea and the villainous Bruto, had children gripped. The key to Popeye’s success (and strength) was spinach, and despite his being a cartoon, his exploits greatly increased the sales of the vegetable – US farmers have raised statues in his honour! An additional legacy in this country is that a chain of hamburger restaurants were named after the scrounging character J. Wellington Wimpy. So today we celebrate heroes, whatever form they take.

Heroes can mean something different to each one of us. For example, you may have a footballing hero, or a person who has played an on screen hero, such as Harisson Ford as Indiana Jones. Other costume opportunities come from dressing up as one of our armed forces, heroes every single one of them and we stock a great range of uniforms ranging from Naval officer costumes to 1940s Home Guard uniforms. You could also go down the tried and tested route of wearing one of our superhero costumes – we have a large selection for both men and women.

Another option is to go to the fancy dress party as one of the emergency services, who have to be heroic in sometimes very difficult circumstances. Robin Hood was a hero to the poor (but not the rich), so as you can see being a ‘hero’ is subjective, but does create an interesting fancy dress theme.