Ok everybody hates hippies but they make for a great costume. You have to either be able to dance like a hippy, think of the rainbow rythms episode of peep show, or put on a voice like Neil from The Young Ones.
So how do you make the best hippy fancy dress costume?
Hippy Fancy Dress for Women
The flower power era gives lots of opportunities for fun fancy dress. For a good hippy costume you can go for a brightly coloured, tie dyed dress and some long flowing locks of hair with flowers in them.
You can make your own hippy style t-shirt or dress by taking a white piece of clothing and smearing various clothes paint colours on it to give it that 60s look. Neon pink, yellow and blue tend to work really well.
For accessories you try out some peace badges, a guitar (real or inflatable) and a fake joint.
Hippy Fancy Dress for Men
For men it is easy to make a funny hippy outfit. Go for colourful clothes, long unkempt hair, john lennon style glasses (perhaps coloured), huge flared trousers and a fake spliff.
The cartman fancy dress outfit makes a great compliment to the hippy fancy dress costume as Cartman can go on a ‘hippy clean up’ operation.
Anti-Capitalist Protestor Costume
A funny and topical idea is t wear anti-capitalist protestor fancy dress. This is easy to make up as well. Just wear normal casual clothes with a some sort of mask covering your face and perhaps a tight braided wig.
Some Hippy costume ideas :
I really like this hippy costume for couples. It can be a nice idea if you are going to the party as a twosome.
If your dog demonstrates a desire to smoke pot and go on protest marches then perhaps you could dress him up like this!