Australia Day Fancy Dress – 26th January
Australian in Corked Hat
Ned Kelly Fancy Dress
One of the Australian heroes in Ned Kelly so a Ned Kelly fancy dress costume is a great Australian fancy dress idea.
Ned Kelly was a bushranger. He lived in the bush free from the colonial rule of the British. Bushrangers would live off the land. Hunting kangaroos for meat and skins. Ned Kelly was famous for committing robberies while wearing home made armour – which makes for a very distinctive costume.
Colonial British Soldier
Australia was, until recent years, a British colony. Bring back the memories by going in colonial soldier fancy dress. This mind wind a few people up though so be careful of the audience!
Kangaroo Fancy Dress
If you want pay homage to one of the world’s favourite animals, and you could even pass this off as a Skippy the bush kangaroo costume for a tv themed fancy dress party, then try a kangaroo fancy dress costume.
Lifeguard Fancy Dress
Australia is well known as being a nation in love with the beach. How about a life saver fancy dress outfit for your Australian themed fancy dress party?
Australian Convict Fancy Dress
So when the first convict settlement was set up in 1788 who would have known that a couple of hundred years later the convict fancy dress outfit would be the most popular costume for Australia day. It might wind some of your Ozzie friends up though. Which can be a good thing!
Apart from what you wear it’s also the attitude you express while wearing it that makes for the perfect australian fancy dress outfit. Australia is known for being a very laid back country so it’s important to be equally laidback. For instance, make sure to turn up late to the party.
Australians speak English but use some words differently. So make sure you adopt the correct Australian way of speaking. For instance, in Australia it is normal for a man to wear a ‘thongs’ – it just means flip flops. A shrimp is a prawn. A duvert is a dooner. McDonalds in Maccas. Names tend to be shortened and then a gratuitous o is added to the end. So David becomes Dave-o and John John-o.