High School Night – Costume Ideas

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As promised in last night’s vlog, I will be working on some ideas for the theme nights for those of you who are struggling to come up with something or just need a seed of inspiration to grow your own concepts!  First up – High School Night.

I stated in a previous vlog that *I think* you should focus on the stereotypes for this theme and not so much on a time or era.  So, let’s talk stereotypes first!


  • Football Star
  • Basketball Star
  • Soccer Player
  • Wrestler
  • Track Star
  • Swim Team {Group Costume Idea – show up in your swim suits and some professional swim gear!}
  • Gymnast
  • Baseball Star

School Spirit:

  • Mascot {Find a Furry Costume…don’t make it weird – or totally DO make it weird, lol!}
  • Major/Majorette
  • Color Guard
  • Dance Team Member
  • Cheerleader

Random Stereotypes:

  • Debate Club Kid
  • General Nerd Costume
  • Goth Kid
  • Punk Kid
  • School Slut
  • School Principal
  • Sexy Librarian
  • School Girl
  • Theater Kid
  • Glee Club Kid

Popularity Contest:

  • Prom Queen/King
  • Homecoming Queen/King
  • Class President
  • The It Girl/Boy {Come as the center of the high school universe – get a sash or something.}
  • The Mean Girl/Boy {Obviously, you could just show up cute and keep a Stank Face the whole night.  Or, you could make a t-shirt that says “So, you think you’re really pretty?” on the front and “So, you agree?” on the back.  Or some other iconic quote.}


  • Most-Likely to Succeed {This could be as complex as your want to make it – or you could make a crown or something that just says ‘Most-Likely to Succeed’.}
  • Class Clown {Show up as a clown in a school-girl outfit…I mean, it’s either going to be amazing or terrifying.  Either way, it’ll probably be awesome!}
  • Most-Likely to Become President
  • Most-Likely to Become Internet Famous {Show up with an Instagram square or make it part of your costume – or show up as a Facebook Like/YouTube Subscription Request!}

Hollywood High School Inspiration:

  • Harry Potter
  • Easy A
  • The Breakfast Club
  • Grease
  • Twilight {Go as a Cullen…or Bella!}
  • Superbad
  • Clueless {Yes, this one WILL be offered as an option for 90’s Night…wanna fight about it?}
  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High
  • Napoleon Dynamite
  • Bring It On
  • Election
  • She’s All That
  • Never Been Kissed
  • Carrie {for OBVIOUS reasons!}

*****If you’ll actually be MAKING your costume or sending anything off to have it professionally made, may I recommend actually repping Backstreet High School?

Other than Clueless, I’d like to point out {YET AGAIN} that High School and 90’s are NOT the same party.



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