Since 1222, when the Council of Oxford declared April 23 as St George’s Day, the people of England have celebrated the life of the county’s Patron Saint.
St George’s bravery and loyalty to his religion inspired generations and for those looking to pay homage to the medieval legend and display your patriotism then you’ve come to the right place with our top fancy dress ideas for St George’s Day festivities.
The dragon slayer
Legend has it St George fought the might of a dragon to protect princess Cleolinda, who was offered up by the Monarch to the dragon as a distraction to enable the people of Silene in Libya to collect fresh water.
After the people had ran out of sheep to use as a tasty distraction, Cleolinda was the next sacrificial lamb, with St George slaying the beast, protecting himself with the sign of the cross, and saving the princess. The tale indicates the people of Silene were so grateful they abandoned their traditional pagan beliefs and converted to Christianity.
Dress up as the hero himself
If you want to hit the town dressed as the hero himself then our knight costumes
complete with tunic, headpiece and belt will give you that perfect medieval look. Perfect if you feel like portraying yourself as a great warrior, you could pair our knight outfit with an Excalibur sword
. You are sure to look powerful and exceedingly dashing wielding this blade – especially if you’re looking to woo a special sweetheart!
"Your Country Needs You!"
There are many other ways in which we can celebrate our fine country by dressing up in patriotic outfits and accessories. Head to the party wearing our Billy Bob England teeth
and although they are possibly the most hideous looking false teeth they certainly portray your love for your country with an English flag emblazoned proudly on one front tooth!
Old-school 'London Bobby'
In order to celebrate everything that is so typically English why not take to the streets dressed as one of our Victorian style London ‘Bobby’ policemen? Wear our London Bobby moustache
with a policeman’s uniform
and you’ll look like something straight out of the Tales of Old England.
"They think it’s all over... it is now!"
Football hasn’t come home in almost 50 years but you can bring it home for St George’s Day with our 1966 World Cup hero costume
. This replica kit modelled on England’s 1966 winning design comes complete with a Bobby Charlton-esque comb-over wig – perfect if you want to look like the one of the greatest English midfielders of all time!
Nothing describes English subculture in the 50s and 60s better than the Teddy Boy look. Defined by Edwardian clothes and that unforgettable quiff hair style, our Teddy Boy wig
is a great starting point for anyone wishing to create a realistic look for April 23. All you need is a black leather jacket and a smart shirt and you’re good to go.
English hair dos
You can show your support for dear old Blighty without having to go the whole hog by wearing a fully-fledged outfit. Our St George’s babe wig
is a cheap and simple way of displaying support for your country whilst also looking super-playful at the same time!
St George’s Day face paint
Families looking to celebrate England’s Patron Saint will undoubtedly have young children who want to get in on the fun too. Face paint is a fun and inexpensive way to get them involved and our great range of face paint colours and kits
are guaranteed to put smiles on people’s faces whether it’s the St. George’s cross or something else equally patriotic.
Fashion contact lenses
Red and white is the colour on St George’s Day, so why not decorate those big and beautiful eyes of yours with our deep red fashion contact lenses
. They are non-prescription so you don’t have to worry about them altering your eyesight!
Royal face masks
The face of our nation – transform yourselves into English royalty for one day only with our hilarious royal face masks. Whether it’s Prince Charles
herself these light-hearted masks will demonstrate your sense of humour with friends or family.
April 23rd should be a day when all English people come together to celebrate our proud nation and have fun; so what are you waiting for?
"Cry God for Harry, England and St George!"