Below you will discover a wide range of St Patrick’s Day fancy dress ideas for both men and women, and there are many interesting ideas here, so be sure to read the whole post!
While watching all the floats at a local Saint Patrick’s parade on March 17th, I soon realised that the Irish really know how to have a good time! It was clear that for an Irish-themed event most people will choose to dress in green and white with a splash of orange to represent the national flag colours – the orange was usually in the form of a wig or beard.
Become St. Patrick Himself
So here’s an alternative idea. Why not become the Apostle of Ireland, St. Patrick? This costume is available from Amazon in five sizes for men from small to XX-large, and includes the hat, robe, scarf, and a gold cross.
Leprechaun Piggy Back Costume
One of the most popular St Patricks Day outfit choices is one that represents a leprechaun. In Irish folklore, this is a mischievous fairy creature who spends his spare time making shoes and counting gold coins he found in a pot at the end of a rainbow!
Now this is my favourite costume, and it will go down a storm at any Irish themed carnival or party. This Leprechaun carry me outfit for adults is hilarious, although it’s a tad expensive at £36.48. Please also note that the shamrock hat and ginger beard that the guy is wearing in the picture is not included, but, thankfully, isn’t expensive.
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Ladies St Patrick’s Day Fancy Dress Ideas
This St. Patrick’s Day Accessory Set for adults is ideal for cost effective, quick and easy Irish dress-up. Priced at , it include the green shamrock hat, “Kiss Me! I’m Irish” sash, green beaded shamrock necklace, 1 pair of green and white striped socks, and 1 pair of matching arm sleeves.
The accessories could be worn with this attractive shamrock dress which comes in 3 styles. Priced at just Out of stock, you can add a touch of elegance to the proceedings.
However, you can add a touch of 50s style glamour with this gorgeous shamrock ball gown style dress which comes in two pattern designs. Sizes Small to XXL are available, and the price of £4.99 (plus delivery) from Amazon won’t break the bank.
I reallu like this Lucky Leprechaun ladies costume, which is also rated highly by customers. Featured here is size 18-20 which is priced at £20.59. However, other sizes are priced cheaper (as I write). Included is the green dress, cape, bow tie and hat.
Why not add these white and green striped socks to enhance your look…
Shamrock Jacket and Tie
Now here’s a smart idea, and it is also a cost effective one. Priced at just £11.99, this eye-catching jacket and tie with a lucky four leaf clover print is great value, and will allow you stand out from the crowd.
Best Leprechaun Costumes for Men
This St. Paddy’s leprechaun costume for men is nicely priced at £20.99, and can be bought from fancydress.com, and is ideal for creating a fun look. A similar costume is being sold by Smiffy’s on Amazon for £24.13, so you can make quite a saving here.
However, you can also buy this smart deluxe leprechaun outfit from amazon for a similar price. It includes a green jacket with attached waistcoat, faux shirt front with bow tie, 3/4 length trousers, and a soft fabric hat. It’s certainly one of the best leprechaun costumes I’ve seen, especially for the price of around £21.45. Each size is listed separately, and the price varies slightly, but here are the links to each one;
More Irish Costume Ideas
Well, I’m all out of ideas now, but I hope you have found my post useful and inspirational – have fun celebrating St. Patrick’s Day!