Ooh la la! Glam it up with this amazing range of moulin rouge fancy dress ideas. This is a great costume idea for hen parties or anywhere there are going to be groups of women who need an excuse to dress to the nines in some, quite frankly, raunchy outfits.
This is more than just a fancy dress outfit it’s a yearning for a glamorous world that you are quite glad you are not part of… but still fantasize about!
In 1889 the original Moulin Rouge cabaret was founded by entrepreneur and impressario Joseph Oller. You could find it bang in the centre of Paris near the famous Montmartre district. It’s most famous cabaret act was the can-can so the moulin rouge outfit is a great choice if you want a can can fancy dress idea.
Moulin Rouge was also a famous film by the director Baz Luhrman so you could even go as a character for that to a moulin rouge fancy dress theme party. Kylie Minogue played an angel in the film so an angel fancy dress outfit would fit in well there.
Moulin Rouge Fancy Dress for Women
Women have it easy when it comes to finding a Moulin Rouge fancy dress outfit. There are a wide range of cool and sexy costumes to buy online or in the shops. Pretty much any burlesqyue style clothing will fit in to a Moulin Rouge theme so you can start getting creative with corsets, skirts, tutus, bustiers, stockings, hair nets and fake eyelashes.
The corset is by far the most important piece of the costume. Pick up any classy corset and you’ll immediately have the majority of the costume ready.
A nice touch if you are specificially going for a Satine fancy dress costume, who was the character played by Nicole Kidman, is to opt for a top hat, ginger wig, black lace gloves and black corset.
Moulin Rouge Fancy Dress for Men
The easiest choice for a man would be to wear a tuxedo and model yourself on one of the tuxedo dancing men you see in the background of Moulin Rouge. This has the added bonus of being a costume that you may already own or if you have to buy it it is very reusable.
If you want to branch out a bit you can model yourself on Harold Zidler, the owner of the Moulin Rouge. To make a Harold Zidler fancy dress costume just go for a standard ringmaster outfit with a ginger wig and perhaps a paunch. The ringmaster costume would just be a long tailed red coat, top hat and white gloves.