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Historical Fancy Dress - Classical Ancient Greeks

Posted on 7th February 2015
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Historical Fancy Dress - Classical Ancient Greeks

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History has always offered up some spectacular periods from which to select your costume or party theme idea and the Ancient Greeks are a popular choice. The history of Ancient Greece is alluring if slightly complex to fully understand for most of us. But at a higher, less detailed level it’s full of allure; filled with gods and goddesses, beautiful architecture, statues and monuments and plenty of very clever individuals so who wouldn’t want this as a costume party theme?
 
Historical Medusa Costume form Karnival Costumes
Now when we were younger and frankly the party was really just an excuse for drinking beer, if you wanted a Greek ensemble, you simply grabbed a white sheet and created a rough and ready, and now legendary due to the movies, “Toga Party” costume.  And if you’ve still got the looks and the body, the last bit is the important part, then wrapping a bed-sheet around your torso could still work for you but for the rest of us something a little more professional will be required!
 
Whether for men or women, most Greek costumes include a set of flowing robes and draped swags, of the same or alternative colour draped from the shoulder or around the waist. These toga costumes can incorporate various levels of decoration around the edges but for the most part, plain colours are used. White and red or white and yellow work well together but the richest combination will always be either white and gold or black and gold and either of these will create the perfect 'god’ or regal look.  Some costumes already exist for some of the Gods and other major historical figures, such as Poseidon, Agamemnon, Medusa and others.
 
If you’re planning on choosing a costume from this period, then the correct costume accessories will be required to perfectly complete the look. For example footwear; nothing looks more odd that wearing a great looking toga with everyday shoes and socks. A pair of sandals will be a definite for this style of costume with either brown gladiator or roman sandals for the men and a golden goddess style for women.  Although probably more Roman in origin a plain gold fabric or laurel leaf, in green or gold, headband will work well and for the ladies, the correct amount of jewellery including armbands.  To look more learned, a carried scroll of parchment wrapped with a red ribbon will instantly add to your perceived IQ!
 
So for anyone looking for the best in Ancient Greek costumes and accessories, here at Karnival Costumes we’ve a great selection and some of them can be seen here, but remember this is only a small selection;
 
 
Neptune God of the Deep fancy dress costume Ref: AJ007360
 
Reference: AJ007360
 
This will have you looking like a true god of the sea.  Unless you have a white beard and flowing locks, we think that our wig and beard set will be required as together they create a fantastic look. The costume is available in sizes from small to extra large and it includes the tunic, belt, sash and crown with blue stones. The model is shown wearing the Poseidon white wig and beard set and is also holding a trident and fishing net with small beachside decorations, these are not included with the costume.
 
 
 
 
 
Agamemnon Ancient Greek fancy dress costume Ref: AS942060
 
Reference: AS942060
 
King of Argos, the one also known as Mycenae, our superb quality Agamemnon costume comprises of a full length, short sleeved toga which is decorated with wide gold stripes on either side of the front. Attached to this spectacular Agamemnon fancy dress is an attached long gold cape which is draped over the shoulder. Also included is a gold waist belt which is decorated with an embellishment at the centre.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zeus Olympic Good Fancy Dress Costume Ref: AG008580
 
Reference: AG008580
 
From the top of Mount Olympus with all of the other Gods and Goddesses, this is our Zeus costume which comprises of a short sleeved, long length light mauve tunic with an attached golden coloured shoulder sash which drapes around the front of the costume and it also includes a silver chest piece. Pair of matching armguards and a golden coloured headpiece completes this stunning Zeus fancy dress allowing you to stand apart from us mere mortals!
 
 
 
 
 
 
Goddess of Love costume Ref: BS003443
 
Reference: BS003443
 
Our Venus Goddess of Love fancy dress comprises of a full length dress which is in an unusual fabric which transitions from deep burgundy to cream. With long length caped sleeves, the dress features additional fabric elements creating floaty panels which hang from the edge of the bust line. The shoulder strap features a golden ring and both the line of the bust and the high waistline are trimmed with a glitter finish rose red braiding. As befitting any Goddess of Love outfit, it’s completed with a decorative golden glitter headband finished with golden leaves.
 
 
 
 
Grecian Goddess lady's fancy dress costume Ref: BP015570
 
 
Reference: BP015570
 
Our Grecian Goddess costume comprises of a full length lilac sleeveless tunic styled full length dress which has darker swags across the body which is accompanied by a golden headpiece which incorporates a red stone appliqué and a matching necklace which also has a red stone appliqué.
 
 
 
 
 
If strutting your stuff as an Ancient Greek philosopher, God or deep thinker isn’t for you, then there are plenty of other interesting periods in history from which you could choose your costume theme. Come forward in time just slightly and you could become a Caesar demanding that your legions march out of Rome towards all points of the compass. Or if megalomania isn’t your cup of tea, how about being a high ranking Roman Official set on the downfall of your Caesar on the ides of March at least then someone can get the famous “Infamy; Infamy they’ve all got it infamy” line!
 
 
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