Karaoke Costume Ideas – Anything Goes!


Karaoke Kooks ultimate guide to the best karaoke costume ideas and themes.

Who doesn't love a costume party?

Halloween, Christmas and themed parties give everybody the perfect excuse to dig out the dressing up box from the loft and decide who or what they are going to be.

When it comes to karaoke costume ideas the choices are endless. 

Karaoke Costume Ideas - Party Theme

Firstly choose the party theme. Maybe it will Seasonal, Halloween, Christmas, a particular decade in music or perhaps anything that is related to music, movies and artists etc.

Ask all of your guests to dress up appropriate to the party theme and make sure that you always have a few extra accessories available such as wigs and jewelry etc. for any costume emergencies.

If you are a guest attending a party it would be a good idea to check with the host if it is and adults only event or if there will be children attending. The last thing you want to do is to arrive in a scary or inappropriate outfit.

Make sure beforehand that your costume is comfortable as you will be wearing it for the day / evening and at some point will need to use the bathroom. Practice sitting down in it before you commit to wearing it.

Obviously some people do not relish the thought of dressing up in a costume but if the invitation states it is a costume party, you have two choices:

  • Decline the invitation.
  • Get over it and dress up!

Create a Costume

If you feel that you either don't have the time or funds to purchase or rent a glamorous costume, you can always quickly rummage through the closet and create your own e.g.

  • Santa.
  • Witch.
  • Cowboy.
  • Magician.
  • Punk.
  • Hippie.
  • Rockstar.
  • Favorite artist or actor.

These are a few easy options to consider that will definitely not break the bank.

Karaoke Costume Ideas - Halloween

Halloween gives everybody the perfect excuse to dress up and a Halloween themed karaoke party will add a spooky atmosphere to your party night that all your guests will love.

There are endless popular Halloween karaoke songs that you can choose from to bring your creepy character to life with a standout costume.

Best Halloween Tracks

Thriller michael jackson

Halloween night would not be the same without a few zombies crawling around. This is the ideal song to create a chilling and spooky party atmosphere.

black magic little mix

Gather the witches together and cast a few spells to this great track. There will certainly be some 'Hubble, Bubble, Toil & Trouble' on the wicked witches night.

acdc highway to hell

A great excuse to get those leather rocker costumes on and sing this great track to hell and back.

disturbed the sound of silence

If you get the vocals right on this cover version of Simon & Garfunkel's hit by Disturbed, you will make the hairs of your guests stand on end. A few fake facial piercings is the only costume you will need!

blue oyster cult don't fear the reaper

Get your reaper costume right and your guests will certainly fear the reaper. A great track for Halloween and easy to sing along to.

Karaoke Costume Ideas - Christmas

Christmas is the one time in the year that anything goes when it comes to karaoke costume ideas.

From good old Santa, his cute little Elves, Snowmen, Candy Canes, Xmas Trees & Gingerbread Men, you can rock it around the Christmas karaoke stage wearing a knockout costume to enhance your performance.

If you decide that you want to look like a superstar on stage at Christmas, why not add some glitter and sparkle to any outfit, wrap some tinsel around the microphone and you will light up the stage as you belt out some wonderful classic Christmas karaoke hits.

Best Christmas Tracks

frosty the snowman michael buble

An all time favorite holiday classic for any Xmas karaoke party night. Fun and easy to sing.

rockin' around the christmas tree brenda lee

You will definitely rock it around the Xmas karaoke stage with this classic track from the great little lady Brenda Lee.

white christmas bing crosby

This classic song always sets the mood for Christmas. A track that everybody knows and loves to sing. Christmas isn't Christmas without hearing this timeless favorite.

rudolph the red nosed reindeer dean martin

As long as you don't stagger around the stage with a Martini in hand and you channel your inner Dean Martin, this is one track that everybody will be delighted to see you perform..

all alone on christmas darlene love

Classic track from the movie Home Alone 2 (Lost in New York). Nobody should ever be alone at Christmas and karaoke parties are the one way to make sure that never happens.

Karaoke Costume Ideas - Channel Your Inner Pop Star

Channel your inner pop star and slip into character by dressing up as your favorite celebrity artist. Britney, GaGa, Madonna, Dolly and the fabulous Stevie Nicks are a few unforgettable female artists whose iconic looks are fun and easy to recreate.

Guys can rock it out in seasonal character costumes or to pop stars and rockers such as Michael Jackson, Elvis, Prince, Freddie Mercury and Jimi Hendrix to name just a few.

Benefits of Costume Parties

One of the key benefits of attending or hosting karaoke costume parties is that you have the opportunity to mix and interact with other guests in informal surroundings that will ensure you are totally at ease.

Remember, your costume is a disguise that allows you to be free from who you really are for a few hours, so ditch those nerves, show up at the party and rock your karaoke costume in style!

Life's a party, dress like it

Lilly Pulitzer

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