New Anything But Clothes Party Ideas

50 New Anything But Clothes Party Ideas

An Anything But Clothes party is a unique and fun way to get together with friends and family for a memorable time. There are so many creative Anything But Clothes party ideas out there. Let's explore some of them.

Do you want to make your next party an event that everyone remembers? Forget the same routine of dinner, drinks, and music. How about doing something unexpected like having a ‘Anything But Clothes’ Party? Where your guests have to show off their creativity by using anything but conventional clothing items as fashion pieces.

Finding outfit ideas for Anything But Clothes party can be challenging. To help you out I have put together this awesome list of costume ideas for Anything But Clothes Party. Whether it’s for a birthday celebration or just a night out with friends, be prepared to Surprise & Delight your guests.

From hilarious costume hacks to creative wardrobe mishmashes, these ideas will surely elevate any casual gathering into one wild night not soon forgotten. So grab your scissors and duct tape because we’ve got all kinds of wacky fashion inspiration coming right up. Let’s dive in.

What Is Anything But Clothes Party? (ABC Party)

An Anything But Clothes (also known as ABC) Party is a popular party theme requiring guests to come dressed in anything but traditional clothing. It is exactly what it sounds like.

Partygoers must wear only items not typically considered clothing, such as duct tape, cardboard boxes, newspapers, and plastic wrap. The idea of the Anything but Clothes Party is to have fun with what you wear by getting creative and coming up with pretty wild outfits.

It’s similar to anything but a cup party, where guests are told to bring anything but a cup (such as a bowl, mug or glass).

What Are The Rules For Anything But Clothes Party?

The “rules” for an Anything But Clothes party are pretty simple. You just have to wear something that isn’t clothes. That means no jeans, no shirts, no dresses, nothing you would typically consider clothing. Of course, there are a few other caveats to keep in mind.

  • First, make sure your chosen outfit is appropriate for the venue and event. You don’t want to be the person who shows up to a family-friendly event wearing something completely inappropriate.
  • Secondly, remember that you’ll likely get up and move around at this party. So make sure your outfit is comfortable and won’t fall off if you start dancing or doing other activities. Or you can wear a nude strapless.

Other than that, have fun and get creative with your outfit. An anything but clothes party is a great opportunity to let your inner fashionista shine.

The Best Anything But Clothes Party Costume Ideas

The Best Anything But Clothes Party Costume Ideas
ABC Party Costumes

Have you ever been to an Anything But Clothes party? I swear it’s one of the most unique and entertaining party themes. Last month I attended an Anything But Clothes Party.

I was very impressed by all the awesome costumes my friends came up with. Here are some of my favorite anything but clothes costume ideas that you can use for your next party.


Want to do some show off? Dress up like money. Money costumes look stunning and can be easily created with cardboard, glue, and paint. You can use paper money or create your own unique currency.


If you have many newspapers lying around, this is the perfect opportunity to put them to good use. Use them to create a dress or tuxedo, and accessorize it with ribbon and voila. You have a creative costume.

Cardboard Boxes

Cardboard boxes are another great anything but clothes costume idea. Wrap yourself in duct tape and cardboard boxes to create an awesome robot-like look. Who knew cardboard could look so good?

Caution Tape

Caution Tape Dress For Anything For Clothes Party

Caution tape is one of the most popular and easy to make costumes for anything but clothes parties. Even Kim Kardashian rocked a caution tape dress at the 2019 Met Gala.

All you need is a roll of caution tape and some creativity. You can wrap it around yourself like a dress or use it to accessorize an existing outfit. It’s great for girls and guys so everyone can join the fun.

Shopping Bags

Why waste sopping bags when you can create a unique dress with them? You can use it to make a dress or simply accessorize an existing outfit.

Bubble Wrap

Ahan the sound of bubble wrap is so satisfying. If you do a lot of online shopping, I’m sure you have plenty of bubble wrap. Use it to create a dress and accessorize it with embellishments such as ribbons and paper flowers.

Hot Sauce Packets

If you love hot sauce, why not sport a hot sauce costume? Collect all the different types of hot taco bells and create a unique dress. Use glue to put them on your bra or skirt and accessorize as you wish.

Playing Cards

So you are a poker player? Create a playing card-inspired costume and let the games begin. You can use cards to cover your dress or create an outfit with them.

Body Paint

Woo, now this one can be a bit tricky. If you are feeling really adventurous, cover your body with paint and create an abstract art look.

Other Ideas for An Anything But a Clothes Party

Anything Goes But Clothes Party
  • Tinfoil
  • Pillow
  • Latex Gloves
  • Ikea Bags
  • Towel
  • Bandanas
  • Pool Floats
  • Fake Vines
  • Beer Cans
  • Backpack
  • Beer Boxes
  • Pizza Box
  • Magazines
  • Menstrual Pads
  • Yoga Mat
  • Chip Bags
  • A Loofa
  • Envelopes
  • Condoms
  • Monopoly Board
  • Apron
  • Plastic hazmat suit
  • Large fruits or veggies (large pumpkin would work)
  • Sticky notes
  • Colored Saran Wrap
  • Christmas Lights
  • Window Screening
  • Party Streamers
  • Cupcake Liners
  • Flag
  • CDs / DVDs
  • Vinyl Records
  • Paper Doilies
  • Hammocks
  • Barrels
  • Balloons
  • Feathers
  • Posters
  • Trash Bin
  • Napkins
  • Paper
  • Lego

That’s All Folks

In conclusion, life is too short to have boring friendships. Finding new ways to enjoy a party will keep the party vibes alive forever. Theme parties are a fantastic way to bond with your buds plus they are super affordable. So grab your squad, raid your closet, and let’s get ready to rock the craziest looks ever seen.

Hamza Hashim
Hamza Hashim

Hamza Hashim is a Blogger and Content Writer who loves to write about fun party ideas and special celebrations. He believes life is too short, so it's best to use the time we have to create amazing memories with our beloved ones.

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