90’s Night – Costume Ideas

Theme #2

Alright, y’all!  As I’ve said, this theme and the High School theme are totes NOT THE SAME THEME!  Want proof?  Compare the ideas in this one to the ones in that theme {HERE} and then get back to me💁🏽‍♀️.  Meanwhile, here are my ideas for 90’s Night:

Side note:  If you’re going as a couple and doing a couple’s costume, consider hitting us with a gender reversal!  Guaranteed to get you noticed!

Costumes Inspired by 90’s Artists/Groups:

  • A Backstreet Boy {duh!}
  • The Backstreet Boys {group duh!}
  • The Spice Girls
  • Aaliyah
  • Madonna
  • Michael Jackson {like, ‘Remember The Time’ MJ – not ‘Thriller’ MJ}
  • TLC
  • Britney Spears {You can OF COURSE do ‘Hit Me Baby’, but you won’t be the only one – maybe do ‘Sometimes’ or ‘Drive Me Crazy’ and dare to be different!}
  • Christina Aguilera
  • No Doubt {Specifically Gwen Stefani}
  • Shania Twain {Either as she appeared in her performance with the Boys or from the music video for ‘That Don’t Impress Me Much’}
  • Jessica Simpson
  • 98 Degrees
  • Nsync {Ew…but also…it could be kinda cool.  I mean…I guess.😒}
  • Hanson
  • 2Pac
  • Kurt Cobain
  • Coolio
  • The Notorious B.I.G.
  • Lil’ Kim {Funny story:  Her name is ALSO Kimberly Jones…and yet I’ve never accidentally received one of her paychecks.  #WhatIsItAllFor}
  • Mariah Carey {From the music video for ‘Honey’ = ICONIC}
  • Alanis Morissette
  • Eminem {from the music video for ‘Slim Shady’}
  • Whitney Houston
  • Marilyn Manson
  • Hootie & The Blowfish
  • Boyz II Men
  • Destiny’s Child
  • Brandy + Monica {from the video for ‘The Boy Is Mine’ – Get with one of your girls and this could be cute!}
  • Missy Elliott {from the music video for ‘The Rain’…bruh…all you need is some black trash bags!  *Caution:  You WILL sweat your proverbial bawlz off!}
  • Salt-n-Pepa
  • Selena

Costumes Inspired by 90’s Movies + Television + Video Games:

  • Daria {Could also use this for High School}
  • Clueless {See and then reverse my comment on this one from the High School Costumes blog post🙄}
  • Will {from The Fresh Prince}
  • Jazz {from The Fresh Prince}
  • Hilary Banks {from the Fresh Prince}
  • Carlton Banks {also from the Fresh Prince…IMPORTANT NOTE:  If you’re not going to do The Carlton all over the boat for the WHOLE NIGHT, then just don’t even bother!}
  • Any or All of The Cast from Saved By The Bell
  • Blossom
  • Cindy Crawford {from the Pepsi commercial}
  • Hocus Pocus {Get 3 girls and go as The Sanderson Sisters}
  • Wayne + Garth {from Wayne’s World}
  • The Spartan Cheerleaders {from SNL}
  • Superstar {the Molly Shannon movie}
  • Ace Ventura {if you still wanna be a lady, do the tutu seen HERE}
  • T-Rex {Get one of those suits and show up as the STAR of Jurassic Park!}
  • The cast of Friends
  • Wednesday Addams {from The Addams Family}
  • Gomez Addams {from The Addams Family}
  • Morticia Adams {from The Addams Family}
  • Cousin It {from The Addams Family}
  • Edward Scissorhands
  • Aladdin and/or Princess Jasmine
  • The Villain from Scream
  • Mrs. Doubtfire
  • Austin Powers
  • The Bobsledding Team {from Cool Runnings}
  • Scorpion {from Mortal Kombat}
  • Jay + Silent Bob
  • The Men in Black
  • Steve Urkel {from Family Matters}
  • Clarissa {from Clarissa Explains It All}
  • Sabrina {from Sabrina, The Teenaged Witch – specifically, you could recreate the yellow outfit she had on in the episode with the Boys in it!}
  • Kramer {from Seinfeld – this could be a real hit if you can pull it off!}
  • The Power Rangers
  • Thelma and Louise
  • Vivian Ward {from Pretty Woman}
  • Romi & Michelle
  • The Dumb & Dumber Prom Tuxes {Nick and AJ did this in 2011 for Prom Night, so they’ll get it, lol}
  • Lumiere {From Beauty and The Beast – Are you a couple?  He’s Lumiere and she’s Plumette.}
  • Buffy The Vampire Slayer {I’d make myself up to look like I’d just barely won a fight with a blood-thirsty vamp.  Maybe do a couple of fang bites.}
  • Bob Ross {the show ran through ’94.}
  • Forrest Gump
  • Rose and The Door {from Titanic.  Show up looking nearly frozen to death and ALL ALONE FOR NO REASON on a door}
  • Jodi Foster {on The Poster from The Silence of The Lambs, butterfly and all.}
  • Hannibal Lector {from The Silence of The Lambs}
  • Braveheart

Costumes Inspired by 90’s Cartoon Shows:

  • Judy Funnie {from Doug}
  • Patty Mayonaise {from Doug}
  • Doug {from Doug}
  • Any or All of The Rugrats
  • Arnold {from Hey Arnold!}
  • Carmen Sandiego
  • Ms. Frizzle {from The Magic School Bus}
  • Arthur {from Arthur}
  • ANY one of the kids from RECESS
  • The Powerpuff Girls
  • A Character from Toy Story
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles {To my fellow Kevin girls…that one was for you!}
  • The Animaniacs
  • Sailor Moon
  • Captain Planet
  • Oblina {from Aaahh!!! Real Monsters}
  • Ash {from Pokémon}
  • Pikachu {from Pokémon}
  • Misty {from Pokémon}
  • Dexter {from Dexter’s Lab}

Costumes Inspired by 90’s Pop Culture Random Awesomeness:

  • Beanie Babies
  • Furby
  • Waldo {from Where’s Waldo?}
  • Slime {from Nickelodeon – get a green sheet and get creative with making it look like Slime}
  • Got Milk?  {Get something white – that’ll stay on face – and go as a classic Got Milk? ad}
  • A Tamagotchi
  • A Comically MASSIVE Cell Phone
  • A Lisa Frank Unicorn {This one is PRETTY F*CKING EPIC – See HERE.}
  • A Gameboy
  • Troll Dolls

REMINDER: Whatever you do…DON’T SHOW UP IN BLACK FACE! 😩 If you’re white and want to show up as TLC, I PROMISE, everyone will get it without you painting your face brown. It’s disrespectful and RACIST to do so. Click HERE to educated yourself as to why that is.







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