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A-Z of 90s Costume Ideas for Adults

Ab Fab Patsy Fancy Dress Costume
Ab Fab Patsy Costume

Become Joanna Lumley's very memorable 90s character, Patsy Stone, with this ready-made costume. Add booze and fags and you're ready to party! Compare prices here...

Ace Ventura Pet Detective Costume
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

With huge quiff, hawaiian shirt and striped trousers, you'll be instantly recognisable as Jim Carrey's eccentric and funny character from the 90s movie. You can also opt for the Tutu look. We explore both options - click the link below.

Eat Sleep Rave Repeat Neon Yellow 90s Raver T-shirt
Acid House Raver

Starring in the late 80s, acid house and rave parties became extremely popular in the early 90s, and creating a look is pretty straightforward. We recommend reading our blog post How to Create an Acid House/Raver look.

Austin Powers Fancy Dress Kit with Wig and Glasses
Austin Powers

There were two Austin Powers films released in the 1990s, which makes this theme ideal for 90s fancy dress. In the first film (1997) he wore a blue suit and in the 1999 sequel he wore a red suit. Become Mike Myers' outrageous 60s Spy character with this complete costume set which includes the wig, glasses and teeth.

Bananas in Pyjamas Costume for Adults
Bananas in Pyjamas

These two were essential viewing for kids back in the 90s, and you may remember their "are you thinking what I'm thinking?" catchphrase. Obviously, this fancy dress idea is only suitable for couples, but it's perfect for 90s dress-up. However, the costume is expensive, especially as you need two of them, but turning up at any event as this duo would certainly get you noticed!

Baywatch - Mitch Buchannon

The 90s just wouldn't have been the same without Baywatch on our TV screens, and now you can become David Hasslehoff's character with this authentic lifeguard costume. Add an inflatable float to complete your look.

ladies baywatch costume
Baywatch Female Lifeguard

Become C. J. Parker (Pamela Anderson) or any of the other characters with this easy-to-wear shorts and T-shirt costume. Add the float to complete your look. Ideal for 90s fancy dress.

Britney Spears as a schoolgirl in Hit Me Baby video
Britney Spears Schoolgirl

Creating the "Baby One More Time " look is relatively straightforward. Use a basic white blouse and tie it up around your waist and leave unbuttoned and roll-up the sleeves. Add an unbuttoned grey cardigan with rolled-up sleeves. Add black thigh socks and a black pleated mini skirt. Finally, add a Britney Spears Wig. Read more here...

Cool Runnings

This amusing 1993 comedy movie about a Jamaican bobsleigh team entering the 1988 Winter Olympics became an instant hit. We've picked out this costume as it is the best-rated by customers and available in four sizes from S to XL. 

Clueless Cher 90s Movie Check Suit Costume
Clueless Cher

The 1995 coming-of-age movie brought us another iconic fashion look in the form of Cher's chequered suit. The rich valley girl was played Alicia Silverstone. Another look with the red dress and boa is also available.

Official Adults Edward Scissorhands 1990 Movie Costume
Edward Scissorhands

This idea is ideal for both Halloween and 90s dress-up. The 1990 fantasy movie by Tim Burton featured Johnny Depp as the gentleartificial man who hand scissor blades for hands. The costume includes the stud and buckle print jacket, gloves and wig. Just wear with black trousers.

Official Miss Edward Scissorhands Costume with Wig
Miss Edward Scissorhands

Ideal for wearing solo or with a partner as Edward. Perfect for Halloween or 90s fancy dress parties. This official outfit by Rubies is available in four sizes from 6 to 16.

Father Ted Crilly
Father Ted Crilly

"Down with this sort of thing!". Yes, the 90s brought us some terrific comedies, and this Irish sitcom quickly became a cult classic. Show your appreciation by dressing as Father Ted Crilly himself.

Fresh Prince of Bel Air

It was, of course, Will Smith who played the lead role in the popular U.S. sitcom. You can easily recreate the iconic look using a green striped tee, baseball cap and shorts. A ready-made costume is also available.

Guns N Roses Axl Rose Costume Set with Wig Bandana and Shades
Guns N' Roses - Axl Rose

Axl created an iconic look in the 1990s by wearing a bandana and, more often than not, shorts and a leather jacket. This 90s Rocker set includes the long wig with bandana and shades. Wear with denim shorts. You may also wish to add a fake tattoo sleeve, leather jacket or leather vest .

Slash Guns N Roses Fancy Dress Costume
Guns N' Roses - Slash

Dressing up as the band's lead guitarist is ideal for 80s or 90s themed fancy dress. There are plenty of suppliers selling the top hat and wig, and some sets come with an inflatable guitar, shades, crucifix necklace and fake cigarettes. 

I Love 90s Skirt and Accessories Costume Set for Women
I Love the 90s Skirt and Shirt Costume Set

This colourful costume set for women by Honey B's is perfect for a rave look, hen nights, clubbing and 90s dress-up. It's very highly-rated by customers and available in sizes from X-Small to XXL.

Keith Flint Prodigy Firestarter Costume for Men
Keith Flint from The Prodigy - Firestarter

You'll set the party alight in this outfit (but not literally, I hope!) which is one of the most iconic looks from the 90s. This costume includes the stars and stripes shirt, wig and nose ring. 

Lara Croft Tomb Raider 90s Video Game Costume
Lara Croft Tomb Raider

If you remember playing the original 1996 Tomb Raider video game then why not become the sexy lead character Lara Croft? 

MC Hammer 1990 Can't Touch This Rapper Costume
MC Hammer

Along with Vanilla Ice, MC Hammer quickly became one of the best-known mainstream rap stars of the 90s after his 1990 single "U Can't Touch This" reached the top ten across the globe. There are numerous costumes available which vary greatly in price - the choice is yours!

Mr Bean Costume Shirt
Mr Bean

Rowan Atkinson's comedy character is recognised the world over and this official Mr Bean costume shirt will give you an instant look. Add a Mr Bean face mask and low cost brown trousers to complete your look.

Inflatable Mr Blobby Costume Unisex
Mr Blobby

Noel's House Party became essential Saturday evening viewing during the 90s, and Mr. Blobby with his permanent grin and wobbly eyes had many of us in stitches, although there were many who found him deeply annoying, of course! This inflatable costume is ideal for men or women and includes the suit and gloves with bow tie.

Mr Motivator

Become the energetic 90s fitness instructor (Derrick Evans) who woke us up each morning on GMTV. Costume includes the hat, bodysuit and bum bag. Available in medium or large.

Oasis Noel and Liam
Oasis - Liam or Noel Gallagher

The 90s just wouldn't gave been the same without the Britpop scene, and you can go mad for it by becoming one of the Gallagher brothers.

Pretty Woman - Julia Roberts

Who could forget this classic romantic comedy film from the start of the decade. Starring Richard Gere as the wealthy businessman Edward Lewis, and Julia Roberts as the Hollywood hooker Vivian Ward. This costume is based on the outfit Roberts wore in the movie as a hooker. It's low-cost and easy to wear, but you'll need to add a blonde bob wig and black pvc thigh high boots to complete your look.

I'm Too Sexy For My Shirt T-shirt
Right Said Fred

The British band's debut single became a huge hit and this was soon followed by "I'm too sexy for my..." products starting appearing everywhere during the 90s - I remember receiving a pair of socks as a joke gift at work! Create a Right Said Fred costume using an "I'm Too Sexy for my shirt" T-shirt and bald head cap. The T-shirt is also ideal for 90s festivals.

90s Scouser Shell Suit Costume
Scouser in a Shell Suit

The shell suit was a gaudy nylon version of the tracksuit and actually became cool for a very short time in the late 80s. However, in the 90s the look became a fashion faux pas, particularly when Harry Enfield's "calm down! calm down!" bubble perm scouser characters wore them in Harry Enfield's Television Programme. Sometimes they wore a standard tracksuit, too. Recreate the look with a shell suit or tracksuit costume, perm wig and tash.

Tango Man 90s Advert Costume for Adults
Tango Man

You may well remember those funny Tango adverts from the 90s with the big orange guy. Now you can become Tango Man and annoy the hell out of everyone by slapping their faces! This official costume is available in medium or large.

Teletubbies Po Red Costume for Adults
Teletubbies

These four colourful characters that talked gibberish became a huge commercial success, but can you remember their names? I'll put you out of your misery. They were Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po. This idea is ideal for groups of four, although you could also turn up at the party/event as just one of them, of course.

Mens Terminator 2 Endoskeleton Costume for Men
Terminator 2: Judgment Day Endoskeleton

With its draw-dropping liquid metal CGI effects (groundbreaking in 1991) the sequel was highly praised by the critics. This Endoskeleton jumpsuit costume with mask would look fantastic for 90s, Halloween and Movie themed dress-up.

Terminator 2 Arnie Leather Biker Jacket
Terminator 2 T-800 (Model 101)

You can easily create an Arnie T-800 costume using the leather biker jacket shown here, Arnie face mask and/or Terminator 2 shades. Add a black T-shirtleather trousers or simply wear with black jeans to save money.

The Mask Jim Carrey Yellow Suit Costume with Mask for Adults
The Mask - Jim Carrey

Who could forget this smokin' character with the green face and yellow suit! The film became a huge hit in 1994, and you'll certainly be noticed in this costume! Ideal for 90s dress-up.

Baby Spice Costume
The Spice Girls - Baby Spice

Emma Bunton gave us another iconic look when she wore cutesy pigtails with a mini dress. To recreate this looks you'll need a pink summer mini dress, wig, white knee socks and platform trainers/sneakers. However, the official wig isn't very highly rated, so you may prefer this Britney Spears wig which has a similar style.

Ginger Spice 90s Union Jack Dress Costume
The Spice Girls - Ginger Spice

Just about everyone remembers Geri's Union Jack dress from the 90s which became iconic. This costume is easy to wear and ideal for the warmer months and include the wig. Available in three sizes from 8 to 18. You may like to add red platform boots 

The Spice Girls Scary Spice Costume for Women
The Spice Girls - Scary Spice

Become Mel B and bring out your wild side! This plus size outfitIncludes a matching animal print top and trousers, fingerless glove, necklace and arm cuff. Add this afro wig to complete your look.

Sporty Spice (Mel C) in the 90s wearing Adidas tracksuit bottoms and a light blue sports bra
The Spice Girls - Sporty Spice

For a 90s Mel C costume, you'll need a pair of Adidas Tracksuit Bottoms with the classic three stripes down the sides, a sports bra (Bright colours such as blue, yellow or green are preferable) and unless you have dark hair that you can style with with a long pony tail, a Sporty Spice Wig. You may like the black pony tail hair extension.

Toy Story Buzz Lightyear

Become the space ranger superhero from Toy Story (1995) or Toy Story 2 (1999). The adults Buzz Lightyear Costume is quite expensive, but there is also an official costume shirt by Disney for a much lower price.

Toy Story Woody Costume Kit for Men
Toy Story Woody

The original Toy Story movie became a huge hit in 1995. There are several Woody costumes available for adults, but most are poorly rated. This costume set by Disney is the best-rated, although you'll have to add a yellow check shirt and jeans. You may also like the Woody Costume Shirt by Disney which is also receiving great reviews.

Wayne's World DVD Sleeve Front
Wayne's World - Wayne

To become Mike Myers' character Wayne Campbell is relatively easy. You'll need a Wayne's World baseball cap, black T-shirt and long black mullet wig. Alternatively, you can wear a Wayne's World T-shirt.

Wayne's World Garth Costume Set - Wig, Glasses
Wayne's World - Garth

There is no actual Garth costume available, but you can easily recreate his iconic 90s look using separate items. You'll need a Garth Wig, geek glasses, blue check shirt and Aerosmith Aero Force T-shirt. If you're on a tight budget then just wear a white T-shirt as pictured.

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