Freshers Week is the ideal time to break the ice with the guys and girls you will be living with in your halls of residence for your first year at university. There are plenty of opportunities to let your hair down before the hard work begins and universities up and down the country will be putting on a host of hilarious fancy dress nights at clubs and bars this week and beyond.
The last thing you want is to be caught unprepared and look uncool while all your other flatmates rock up to the party looking the part. That’s where we come in to save the day! At All Fancy Dress we have come up with an ultimate guide to Freshers Week fancy dress ideas to help you turn heads at the student union bar.
Some universities may have a different fancy dress theme for each night of their Freshers Week so you need to be on the ball and start thinking creatively about what you can either make with your own creativity or buy readymade to help you stand out from the crowd.
Here are some of the most popular themes you can expect to see on the flyers of the biggest and best nightclubs in your student town or city in the coming days:
Back to School
We can almost guarantee there will be some kind of ‘school disco’ themed night to welcome you undergraduates to your new place of study! So make sure you pack in your suitcases an old school tie, shirt and trousers or a cheeky skirt if you really want to make an impression. We can also help accessorise your Back to School outfit with our nerd specs
or our Harry Potter specs providing the perfect thick black rims and bottle-style lenses that are perfect for unleashing your inner geek!
One of the most common uni fancy dress themes on campus will be superheroes. If you are looking to dazzle the opposite sex with your razor sharp wit and your super human powers then you must take up the challenge of becoming a super hero! Whether it is one of our testosterone-fuelled Marvel
costumes or a sizzling Catwoman outfit you’ll be able to find a costume that gives you the confidence to find your own Lois Lane or Betty Ross on the dance floor.
If your student union is taking it back to the 1920s for one night only, you have just one option – to get a taste of the gangster life. With a dramatic gangster costume you will quickly become the godfather of your halls of residence and if anyone tries to cross you, you’ll be able to show them who is boss with our scary-looking novelty Uzis and AK47s just like Tony Montana. Ladies too can look the part with flapper
costumes and pimp lady outfits that will not only give you that classic Chicago Town look, they will help you catch the eye of your favourite notorious gangster at the bar!
Another popular Freshers fancy dress theme for you to get your teeth stuck into is the army and services. The army theme is a rather tribal theme and resonates well at Freshers Week because you’ve all enrolled at your chosen university and are in it together! Show off those rippling muscles with a khaki camo outfit that guarantees you’ll look like one of the troops. Or perhaps you ladies would rather looking like a true combat chick or an old school military babe? The choice is yours – just don’t forget to don that war paint
and get ready for action!
There’s nothing more fun than being the long arm of the law during Freshers Week. If there’s a cops and robbers night at your student union you’ll have to decide whether you want to be the one maintaining law and order or if you’d rather be the playful bad guy or girl! If you have a naughty nature at heart then we can guarantee you will love our Prisoner of Love and Jailbird
outfits that will leave the Sergeants spell-bound! Or if you are a guy looking to show the ladies who’s boss our firm but fair Policeman outfits will instantly give you that commanding cop look. No cops and robbers outfit should be complete without taking a pair of handcuffs out with you; you never know who you might find!
If you have been invited to a late night beach party for Freshers Week you will want something that screams fun and colour for when you say “aloha” to the opposite sex! A bright head-turning outfit is essential to show off your personality and make new friends in your first week at university. Men can get away with a bright and garish Hawaiian style shirt
, shorts and flip-flops, while the ladies can tackle the beach with luscious beach outfits with authentic shell bras, hula skirts and stunning garlands and leis that will leave you suitably dressed to tackle the limbo!
Head back in time to the fascinating world of Ancient Greece
. Not only did this age bring about the development of Western civilisation and philosophy, it also gave us some rather stunning and powerful costume ideas! If you are out for a night on the tiles with your new girlfriends why not dress up like a true goddess with a sleek toga designed to flatter your figure! Meanwhile the god of love, Aphrodite
is also a wonderful fancy dress idea if you’re feeling particularly romantic. The guys can similarly get immersed in Greek culture with our striking gladiator costumes designed to turn you into an alpha male overnight! With swords and shields aplenty here at All Fancy Dress you’ll look like an extra from the hit-film ‘300’ in no time.
Freshers Week is one of the most memorable times of the year as a university student. You can really let your hair down without worrying about deadlines for essays and presentations and you can extend your social circle with ease.
Enjoy your Freshers Weeks; stay safe, drink responsibly and you’ll have the time of your life!