There’s nothing more exciting than getting dressed up for a Halloween or costume party, but when you want to be completely original and fun with your costume, the choice of what you and your friends can dress up as can be daunting. Luckily, the idea of doing a group costumes has become more popular, so if you choose to dress up as a musical group like ABBA for Halloween with your friends, you’re sure to have fun with your costume, while being as creative as you want to be with your look.
ABBA, for those who are unaware, is a 70s singing group that has had international hits like “Dancing Queen,” and was known for their disco style clothes. Cat suits, big sleeves, frills, big shoes and mini skirts were all staples in the group’s wardrobe, and with some hunting, you and your friends will be able to pull off the ABBA look with ease.
Women can easily mimic Agneta and Frida’s outfits in one of two ways. Long blonde wigs are the perfect way to start the disco style, and should be matched with a shiny, bright-colored mini skirt over a spangled mini skirt or flared bell bottoms. If you’re lucky, you may find a catsuit or two that you can add bright, thick belts of color to for a great, simple costume. This look is great with go-go boots or high platforms.
Men trying to dress like ABBA’s Benny and Bjorn can have just as much fun as their female counterparts with their costumes. Disco reigned supreme in the 70s, so wearing big patterns and bright polyester pants is a sure way to get the ABBA look.
Pantsuits in bright colors, like blue, purple or pink, are fun to use as your ABBA costume. If you have no problem showing of some chest hair, keep your long sleeved shirt unbuttoned and pop your collar high before folding it over. Ruffled and lacy shirts and bell bottoms with a wide belt adorning the outfit is a cheaper costume if you have a short budget.
ABBA costumes, in their elaborate planning and bright details, will be a fun and wacky costume to put together. But one of the most important elements of this costume is the fun, happy personalities that come with the ABBA appearance.