There is no shortage of parties during the holiday season. Whether it’s at work, with your friends, or a family get-together, everybody loves an excuse to have a good time and celebrate the season. And while you may not think of dressing up in costume at a Christmas party, it’s a fantastic opportunity to cut loose and create a party persona. If your party already has a Santa, and you don’t feel like being a reindeer, don’t fret – there’s another option: elf yourself.
No Christmas is complete without Santa’s little helpers; they make sure toy production is up to speed at the North Pole, and you’ll make sure the party is never dull. You don’t have to spend a fortune to assemble a decent elf costume, and you can do as little or as much as you like. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
An elf hat can be the tree-topper of sorts to an elaborate ensemble, or you can simply add it to your jeans and t-shirt. Consider one with bells – who doesn’t love a good jingle?
That’s right – tights aren’t just for the girls. Anybody can wear a pair of leggings, and they are extremely effective in improving your overall elf-ness. Consider a red or green pair, or buy some white ones and go nuts decorating them with candy cane pieces and pom poms.
This is perhaps the most crucial element in elf attire. Pointy shoes will get you into elf territory faster than anything else. They can be green, red, jingly, quiet, felt, leather – whatever you want. Just make sure you’ve got a pair to complete the look. If you can’t find a good pair, opt for some fun socks or slippers; if you only wear them during each holiday season, you can enjoy them for a lifetime.
Once the essentials are covered, you can decide how much time you want to put into it. Are you going all the way with a full costume? Go for it! A simple Christmas sweater? Perfect. Whatever you decide, just try to color coordinate it with your accessories and you’re all set.
Now that you have your costume put together, you can brush up on trivia, gather your favorite recipes, and put up the mistletoe – you’re ready to party in style. Warm up your vocal chords on the way to the event, because as Buddy the Elf says, “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.” Oh, and don’t forget to RSVP.