British Costume Ideas

British Fancy Dress Ideas

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)

Quintessentially British

  • Lord Of The Manor Tweed jacket, plus fours, cap, walking stick
  • Pantomime character choose from the huge array of potential costumes
  • Morris Dancers
  • Cup of Tea
  • Cucumber Sandwiches
  • The Royal Family
  • Fish & Chips why not have this as your food?
  • Red Telephone Boxes

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 OHara
  • 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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