Best Eurovision costumes: Top ideas for what to wear to your party (2023)


s an adult, there are very few opportunities to go all out when it comes to fancy dress.

Sure, there’s Halloween and maybe the odd party or festival in the year along the way, but for the most part, we must toe the socially-acceptable sartorial line.

And then, there’s Eurovision.

The legendary and bonkers Song Contest is back, and this year it’s being held on home turf in Liverpool. England’s Sam Ryder took the runner-up spot behind winners Kalush in the 2022 competition, and due to the ongoing conflict in the region, we’re hosting it on behalf of our Ukrainian friends this time around.

The final is set to take place on Saturday, May 13. If you didn’t bag a ticket to the actual show (you’re not alone; they sold out in just 36 minutes), there’s no shortage of viewing parties taking place across the country to watch the epic music extravaganza take place. You may even be hosting one yourself, and if you are, check out our Best Eurovision decorations roundup for ideas on how to dress your space.

And, if you’re looking for ideas on how to dress yourself - well, look no further. We’ve pulled some of the greatest themes and looks around and curated a winning edit of the best to shine and stun at any Eurovision party.

Naturally, glitter, sequins and disco-themes abound, as well as outfits that pay tribute to the Contest’s past winners as well as a few curveballs that wouldn’t look out of place on the finals stage itself.

Get ready to turbo charge your fancy dress with the best Eurovision costume and accessories for men and women.

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Lily Hat Store Disco Cowboy Hat Mirrorball Hat

If it’s good enough for Queen Bey… As seen on Beyoncé to promote her upcoming Renaissance tour, there has been no end of love for the mirror ball cowboy hat the megastar wore while sitting astride a crystal horse. In fact, the whole ensemble looks straight out of Eurovision, where final’s costumes often get the nuclear reaction from an expectant audience.

While the OG maker of Beyoncé’s mirror ball hat, TrendingByAbby, is inundated with orders, you can get this dupe at a snip of her £247 RRP.

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Smiffys Ladies’ 1970s Dancing Dream Medium

You’ll feel like a Super Trooper in this metallic jumpsuit, finished with tiered flares and silver star applique for a cool 70s effect. Available in sizes 12 - 18, the piece features a lace-up fastening over the chest and a silver belt design on the waist.

Shamann Festival Outfit Mirror Jumpsuit

Eurovision is famous for serving looks as bonkers and brilliant as the tracks. Steal the spotlight at your Eurovision bash with a costume ready to shine on the main stage. This handcrafted mirrorball jumpsuit from Etsy seller Shamann Store has more than a touch of rockstar about it. It doesn’t come with the shoulder pads, but you can find a similar look here.

It’s also the thing to pack for festivals this summer, though how you’ll navigate a portaloo in this outfit is future you’s problem.

Smiffys 12-inch Partyrama Wig Short Bob with Fringe - Pink

Fancy a new do for your Eurovision party? Leave the bleach alone and opt for a party wig instead. From Smiffys, this short bubblegum pink bob offers a mess-free makeover for one night only. Great for Eurovision, festivals and future fancy dress parties.

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Boohoo Man Slim Snake Sequin Suit Jacket

Channel Eurovision host-vibes in this animal print jacket, which comes with matching trousers for those who want to go the whole hog. The fun piece fits the fancy dress brief without going too OTT and serves as an excellent base for future party outfits.

Cider Velvet Sweetheart Star Pattern Bell Sleeve Jumpsuit

Inspired by the Daisy Jones aesthetic? Seventies looks are perfect for Eurovision party looks, and a jumpsuit offers an ideal all-in-one solution. This one is straight out of the retro fashion playbook with silver star embroidery on inky black velvet and super flared sleeves. Team with a bandana and tambourine for the party. Available in sizes XS - XL.

LucMatton Men’s 2 Piece Disco Sets Shiny Jacket and Pants Metallic Sequin Suits

If ever there was a suit made to party - this would be it. The costume comprises a suit jacket and trousers in sizes S - XXL and is perfect for a night tearing up the (living room) dance floor. As well as multicolour, it’s available in single hues too with a grid pattern that looks to us like a mirrorball. Wear a t-shirt or ruffled shirt underneath, and brace for a deluge of compliments.

Padgene Women’s Men’s LED Lights Up Trainers

For a head-to-toe look that’s guaranteed to ignite jealousy, these light-up trainers are up to the job. Made for adult feet in sizes 4-11, and in a range of shell colours, the LED lights flash through a range of rainbow hues, all controlled through switches in the lace eyelet area. Charging through a USB port takes a few hours for enough juice to keep them glowing for up to seven hours straight.

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Wet N Wild Fantasy Maker Gem Face Mask Goddess Glam

Going for the coveted douze points with your fancy dress? It’s the finishing touches that can make or break a look and this face gem creation could be the extra detail you need to win your Eurovision fancy dress contest. Held together with clear plastic strips to keep the pattern intact you can reuse it by dotting eyelash glue onto the back.

Amy Lynn Mimi disc sequin embellished mini dress in rainbow

Paint yourself in rainbow hues with Amy Lynn’s disco-ready mini. Covered in coloured sequin discs, it comes in sizes 8 - 12 and features crossback straps for added ventilation.

Nasty Gal Tiered Tinsel Party Crasher Jacket

Festival clobber is perfect for Eurovision; this tiered Nasty Gal jacket is case in point. Made from tinsel (turns out it’s not just for Christmas), there are seven short layers that come to life when swishing and shimmying on the dancefloor. The beauty of this piece is it can be worn over practically anything and still make you look party-appropriate.

Little Lulubel Set Of 12 Star Glasses

If you’re looking for fun little favours to dish out to guest, you’ll get bang for your buck with this sunglasses set. Ideal as place settings or photobooth props, the star-shaped frames offer an easy way to dish out Eurovision joy to your friends and family.

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Sequin Souls Eurovision Cowboy Hat

Sometimes a hat is all you need to get into the party spirit. This cowboy-style is made for British Eurovision fans with a feather trim and the Union Jack in a gold glitter frame featured on the top.

AllSaints Kacey Metallic Leather Cowboy Boots

Can’t think what to wear for Eurovision glory? Kick things off with AllSaints, where the footwear has partytime written all over it. Our choice are these metallic leather cowboy boots, which have that rare quality of fancy dress in that they can be dressed up or down as the occasion calls. Giddy up.

Sizes 3 - 7.

GRACE KARIN Women Sequins Velvet Banquet Dinner Dress

A party frock you can roll out long after Eurovision, this multicoloured sequin dress is cut in a 50s rockabilly style. The high waistline and sweetheart neckline are super flattering and will work for festivals as well as any parties. It comes in sizes S - 2XL.

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What is the easiest costume for Eurovision? ›

Flag costume: One of the easiest costumes is to dress up as the national flag of the country that you're rooting for. You could also choose the flag of your favourite Eurovision contestant's country, the flag of the hosting country, or even the European flag.

Does Eurovision have a theme? ›

Alongside the generic Eurovision logo, a unique theme and slogan is typically developed for each event. The contest has aired in countries across all continents; it has been available online via the official Eurovision website since 2001.

How to dress like a country music star? ›

For a rustic, Bohemian look, opt for a classic plaid shirt or a light shirt with a dainty floral calico print. Other shirts with Southern flair, like a dark-colored button-up with embroidery around the pockets, make great tops for a country singer costume.

What is the most covered Eurovision song? ›

The most covered Eurovision Song Contest song is Domenico Mudugno's Nel Blu Di Pinto Di Blu, also known as Volare. The song has been covered by famous stars such as Dean Martin, Cliff Richard, David Bowie and many more. Johnny Logan won the Eurovision Song Contest 3 times.

Who is the big girl in Eurovision? ›

Barzilai was born in Hod HaSharon, Israel. Her mother is from a Maghrebi Jewish family (of Moroccan-Jewish and Libyan-Jewish descent), whereas her father is from an Ashkenazi Jewish family (of Polish-Jewish descent). She has two brothers.

Who is the easiest cosplay? ›

Jessica Jones and Luke Cage are probably the easiest characters to emulate the fashion of; the former with her jeans and leather jacket with a gray scarf and the latter with jeans, a yellow t-shirt, and silver armbands.

What is the big 5 in Eurovision? ›

Four of the Big-5 countries (France, Germany, Italy and Spain) made a draw for which half of the Grand Final they will perform in. Four of the Big-5 countries (France, Germany, Italy and Spain) have drawn in which half of the Grand Final they will perform in. The draws were made after the second rehearsals.

What language do you have to sing in Eurovision? ›

As the contest is presented in both English and French, at least one of the contest's hosts must be able to speak French as well as English.

How much does Eurovision cost? ›

Competing nations pay a rumoured combined figure of roughly €5 million. The total cost to British broadcaster BBC for staging the event could run to €18 million.

How do you look cool at a music festival? ›

For a summer music festival, go for a flowy dress to keep you cool. Pair it with ankle booties, such as sneakers, to add some sexy flair. A lightweight denim jacket and chambray shirt are also ideal. If you're going to be dancing a lot, you can pair your dress with a pair of leather boots.

How to dress like a country woman? ›

Most importantly, country girls like looking casual and comfy, and they don't wear really tight clothing.
  1. Choose plaid shirts. ...
  2. Wear plain colored shirts, snap shirts or shirts with minimal designs. ...
  3. Another country thing is clothing from brands such as Cavender's, Sheplers, Wrangler, Cabelas, Rowdy Bell Co and more.

What kind of jeans do country stars wear? ›

Since 2009, country singers, music legends, cowboys and creatives of every stripe have donned their renowned selvedge jeans. With stores around the country, Imogene and Willie's signs at each location point visitors back to their brand's Nashville roots. Real Tennessee denim.

Which singer has won Eurovision the most? ›

Switzerland won the first contest in 1956. The country with the highest number of wins is Ireland, with seven. The only person to have won more than once as performer is Ireland's Johnny Logan, who performed "What's Another Year" in 1980 and "Hold Me Now" in 1987.

What country has won Eurovision the most? ›

Facts and figures for the Eurovision Song Contest. Ireland won a record 7 times, Luxembourg, France and the United Kingdom 5 times. Sweden and the Netherlands won 4 times. ABBA is the most successful Eurovision Song Contest winner.

Who has the best song in Eurovision? ›

Top 10 most streamed Eurovision songs of all time on Spotify
  • Mahmood and Blanco - 'Brividi' (Italy, 2022) ...
  • Daði og Gagnamagnið - 'Think About Things' (Iceland, 2020) ...
  • Måns Zelmerlöw - 'Heroes' (Sweden, 2015) ...
  • Loreen - 'Euphoria' (Sweden, 2012) ...
  • Mahmood - 'Soldi' (Italy, 2019) ...
  • ABBA - 'Waterloo' (Sweden, 1974)
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Who did Abba represent at Eurovision? ›

The winner was Sweden with the song "Waterloo", performed by ABBA, who would later go on to become one of the best-selling acts in pop music history. Sandie Shaw, who won the contest in 1967 for the song "Puppet on a String", was seen as a spectator in the audience.

Who is the Spanish girl at Eurovision? ›

Who is representing Spain at Eurovision 2022? Chanel Terrero Martínez, who goes by Chanel, a Cuban-Spanish singer, dancer and actress who will be performing her debut single 'SloMo' to represent Spain at Eurovision 2022.

Who are the twins at Eurovision? ›

Azerbaijan have announced their entry for Eurovision 2023 - meet twins TuralTuranX. Tural and Turan, both 22, will sing their self-penned song Tell Me More. in Liverpool. The brothers are street performers from Zaqatala – a picturesque mountainous town in the very north-west of the country.

Is 40 too old to cosplay? ›

Never too old to cosplay. It's for all ages, body types and genders.

Is it OK for a 12 year old to cosplay? ›

As cosplay has become more mainstream and accessible, people have been able to enter the world of costume creation at younger ages. On average, cosplayers wear their first costume to a convention at age 21. However, there is no age limit for cosplay. People of all ages are welcome to dress as their favorite characters.

Can 12 year olds cosplay? ›


What do people wear to a country music festival? ›

When it comes to choosing what to wear to a country concert, you can't go wrong with cowgirl boots, denim, and a T-shirt or flowy top. Wear skinny jeans tucked into your boots—or denim shorts for a fun, casual look—along with your favorite blouse or flannel button-down. Shop our latest women's western fashion finds!

Do people dress up for music festivals? ›

You don't have to fit into the crowd, but you totally can if you want to. You don't have to wear anything out of the ordinary from your day-to-day outfits, but if you feel like it, you can go as wild as you like.

What do you wear to a local music festival? ›

Shorts, jeans, jackets and shirts, they're all welcome at festivals and make an easy go-to if you're unsure what to wear but still want to look cool.

What is the dress code for the Country Music Awards? ›

The CMA Awards encourages you to honor the tradition of Country Music's Biggest Night™ by dressing in black tie or formal attire.

Why do people dress crazy for music festivals? ›

Raves are a judgment-free zone, and that's why people can wear anything and everything. Clothing is expression, creativity, practicality and comfort. At a festival, you can wear something you couldn't wear anywhere else, or you can wear something that you'd go grocery shopping in. You wear whatever makes you happy.

Can I wear leggings to a music festival? ›

As long as they're the right kind—and you don't look like you've just walked out of a sweaty HIIT class—leggings can be the perfect choice for a festival,” says Cat Meffan, a British fitness blogger who's always on the lookout for pairs that pass the Glastonbury test—i.e. go with her rain boots.

What is a festive dress code? ›

What is festive attire? Festive attire means “cocktail attire” or “don't show up in jeans and a sweatshirt, please,” more often than not. Knowing your audience is extra important here as this dress code is a direction from your host to let you know what kind of party they want to have.

Should I bring a blanket to a music festival? ›

In all likelihood, you'll be either standing or sitting on the ground. If you're going to do the latter, you're advised to bring a blanket along with you. A blanket will not only prevent you from getting muddy and dirty, but it will also prevent you from coming into contact with insects.

Can you wear Crocs to a music festival? ›

And yes, you can wear Crocs to a music festival.

While their famous open-back model probably isn't the wisest choice of festival footwear.

Can I wear heels to a music festival? ›

Heels (or wedges) are a great look. Only wear heels that you are comfortable enough in that you can stand for five hours straight without needing to sit down. Comfortable flats are a better choice. Keep in mind you will be on your feet most of the time and might be dancing.

How should I dress for a singing performance? ›

Wear clothes that you know are comfortable, look nice, and won't distract you during your performance. Avoid loose, or flowing attire: Large collars, wide lapels, and billowing sleeves can get in the way of your playing your instrument. Don't wear these type of items when dressing for a performance.

Do you bring a gift to a recital? ›

It is most common to give a pianist a bouquet. This gift is appropriate for both men and women performers. However, if you want to find a unique gift, you can choose music equipment you know they want, such as a metronome, a piano app subscription, or a portable keyboard.

What is a dress rehearsal for recital? ›

The dress rehearsal generally occurs only once per concert, and it's often not much different than a normal rehearsal — it just happens to be the last one before the performance so it gets the word “dress” slapped in front of it.


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