The ugly sweater Christmas party thing is such a big deal these days. And I’m not going to lie, I kind of love it! It’s casual and easy and fun and you get to wear costumes! Best of all, no fretting about what cute holiday outfit to wear. At this party the goal is riduclousness! Our friends kick it up a notch and host a hideous Christmas party every year. Andy and I attended hideous Christmas for the first time this year and whipped up these hideously awesome costumes just in the nick of time! I’ll do a post soon with the amazing prize winning Christmas costume ideas…! Here’s Andy and I’s 10 minute super easy costumes: A candy cane and a Christmas tree!
Remember last year, we did a Texas theme ugly Christmas sweaters? (And then I cut off Andy’s sleeves to make ugly sweaters for wine bottles.) This year, we needed entire outfits! So, I pulled out my all time favorite red, strapless costume dress and figured I could turn it into something Christmasy awesome. That dress has been the base for a lady bug and a coke can costume! And now it gets to be a candy cane, lucky dress. All I had to buy was some silver tinsel, candy canes, and a green long sleeved t-shirt for Andy. Here are all of the hideous Chrsitmas costume supplies:
The white stripes on my dress are white Duck Tape and the candy cane headband is from a red cardboard box with white Duck Tape, easy peasy.
I used an X-ACTO knife to cut out the candy cane shape. I made the shape fit my face perfectly, ha! Then I added white Duck tape stripes. I even used the same headband I used to make the bottle top for my coke can costume. I juse ripped off the coke tab and hot glued on the candy cane, voila!
As for Andy, his tree was inspired by this Christmas tree costume. His entire costume was safety pinned together 10 minutes before we walked out of the door! I pinned on the tinsel, led light pack and 3 giant red ornaments and then hung the candy canes from the tinsel. Oh so fancy! I cut him a star out of yellow card stock 2 seconds before we left!
Oh and his tree skirt just Velcroed around his waist. He wore that thing as a cape to another Christmas party a few years ago, ha! Here’s my big candy cane mug shot complete with a crafted bow tie made by Rachelle! Yep, this party even had a craft table!
I’ll share lots more hideous Christmas costumes soon! Has anyone else attended a full out Hideous Christmas party? Any awesome costumes ideas I must know about? We had Christmas Wrappers, an Elivs Santa, and even a Chrsitmas story leg lamp in attendance… so fun! Hop on over here to see who took 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize in the hideous Christmas costume contest!
Comments & Reviews
Cindy Eikenberg says
Jamie,I love these, though you look so adorable! Our office party this year is an ugly Christmas sweater party and I can’t wait! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving and have a happy Sunday!
Audra @ Renewed Projects says
How fun! that is taking it to the next level and upping the ante!
That is really funny, and love the idea of another opportunity to get creative with costumes. someone came out with an “ugly hanukkah sweater” with is a funny take on the whole notion…..though no one would get it here in Israel!
thanks so much for sharing on craft schooling sunday!
Sara C. says
That is such a fun idea for a party and your costumes are aces!!