No question of age: little effort, big effect: ten simple carnival costumes for adults

Carnival is traditionally celebrated every year before Lent, i.

No question of age: little effort, big effect: ten simple carnival costumes for adults

Carnival is traditionally celebrated every year before Lent, i.e. before Easter. The colorful custom is celebrated not only in Germany, but also in countries such as Brazil and Spain, although in different ways. In Germany, cities like Cologne, Düsseldorf or Mainz have a particularly long carnival tradition and every year before the fifth season the search for the right carnival costume begins again.

Costumes that require little preparation time and are still an eye-catcher are very popular. Here are ten ideas for easy carnival costumes for adults for inspiration.

The animal world inspires many costumes. You can create a simple carnival costume with these butterfly wings. The wings are simple, but make for an eye-catcher when unfolded.

For this carnival costume you only need one piece of clothing: this animal jumpsuit. You can choose from different animals including fox, frog, zebra or penguin. The plus point of the one-piece suit is that you can then wear it as comfortable pajamas.

The popular Netflix series “Money Heist” created a real hype for red overalls and masks with the face of famous artist Salvador Dalí on them. Would you like to be part of the professor's team? Then all you need is this costume set, consisting of jumpsuit and mask.

Pirate costumes have been very popular since the global success of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” films starring Jack Sparrow and Elizabeth Swann. In the past, the classic costume is considered the ideal costume for carnival; here you will find an extensive costume set in a pirate look.

Costumes often take inspiration from popular pop culture characters. Who could be more suitable than the Dragon Queen from the popular series “Game of Thrones”? If you want to dress up as “Daenerys Targaryen,” one trademark must not be missing: the blonde mane — in the form of a practical wig.

Little effort but full impact means this costume in the Baywatch look. Wear this "David Hasselhoff" mask in combination with an inflatable rescue board and it will be unmistakable which cult series this costume is intended to remind you of.

The fewer individual parts a costume requires, the less complicated it is. Like this authentic “Chewbacca” jumpsuit. Fans of Han Solo's loyal co-pilot Chewie can slip into the skin of the Wookiee at Carnival. Remember the internet hype surrounding “Chewbacca” Mom? The American couldn't help but laugh when she tried out this "Chewbacca" mask with sound effects. This way you could combine the overalls perfectly with the mask.

The bee costume is also a popular classic at Carnival. Here you will find a practical costume set consisting of a dress, wings, cuffs and antennae.

All you need for this costume is this air suit. The costume features a small fan and inflates the lightweight material, giving you an increase in volume. There are numerous versions of air suits, for example a classic version with an oversized suit.

One-piece suits are best as a simple carnival costume. This also applies to this jumpsuit in a dinosaur design. The eye-catching green color is likely to attract attention at the carnival parade. You can find the overalls here.

The street carnival is one of the highlights for many Germans. These days people celebrate, dance and dress up. In Germany, the numerous street parades traditionally take place from Weiberfastnacht to Shrove Tuesday. The tradition of carnival is very old and dates back to the Germanic peoples. Back then, people dressed up with masks and animal skins. They celebrated to awaken the good spirits and welcome spring. In the Middle Ages these traditions were transferred to Christianity. The word carnival has its origins in the term "Carnevale", which translates as "meat, farewell". The German carnival season begins on November 11th at 11:11 a.m. and ends on Ash Wednesday. This day also marks the beginning of the six-week period of Lent before Easter.

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