Dressing up is all part of a good stag do.
Classic stag do costumes
Many many happy stag dos have enjoyed themselves with the stag dressed up as a French maid, a baby, Borat.
Bananaman seems to be making a come back on the stag party scene. I'm not sure if it's the skin-tight suit or the cramp-preventing properties of a good banana but stag parties seem to be loving the work of Eric from 29 Acacia Avenue.
Dangermouse is another 80's hero who along with Penfold can make your stag stand out. Batman and Robin and Captain America have also been spotted on stag weekends around Europe.
The "I'm a lady" stag
Little Britain has provided so many quality characters to get stuck into try Andy, Vicky Pollard, Daffyd The Only Gay in the Village and of course Lady Emily Howard.
The lovable blue Belgians. Pretty easy to make this outfit; you'll need some Blue body paint, white or red tights and a white hat which you can make from a pillow case. Make sure your paint isn't going to rub off on everything you touch!
Organising a stag do with a theme is definitely a winner. If your stag is into something specific you could take the pi$s out of that. Or if there's a skeleton in his cupboard (did he really do ballroom dancing when he was 12?!) you could all go over the top with that idea. Whatever you do don't do it by halves though - go balls out and make your fancy dress completely over the top and it'll be amazing.
It's best if there's some link with the stag's personality but if you're looking for general theme ideas, here are a few for starters:
'Strictly' stag do
Get all the lads to dress up as camp chaps with a good dose of fake tan and sequins. Give the groom a skimpy sequin dress, high heels and make up. As forfeits get the stag to perform tangos and foxtrots. For a bonus take some scoring cards for ladies to give the stag scores just like Len & co. Good game, good game!
Baywatch stag night
A classic for hotter weather. Really easy for the lads to find a pair of red shorts so not much cost/hassle for them. Give the stag a Pammy-style red swim suit, a nice blonde wig and one of those red life guard floaty things (you can get it in the stag do shop). If he's any kind of exhibitionist he'll love it - if he's not...oh well!
Knights of the round table
This is especially good if you can think up some decent "Sir Scratchensniff" type nicknames for the stag group.
Sh'up fool! - The A Team Stag
BA's immortal catchphrase will be overused with this 80's classic. This theme works particularly well if you're planning a banger rally - black GMC van anyone?
Just about any movie you like
Yes, Bond, Top Gun, The Wizard of Oz, Ghostbusters... you get the idea Ice Man.
Got stag do theme ideas / photos?
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If you're looking to theme you stag event, make sure you check out our stag do themes page.