Costumes were first used by stage actors and actresses during theatrical plays. Throughout the years, however, people started to use costumes during special occasions, holiday events and even simple school parties. In fact, nowadays, most parties are costume inspired in a sense that one must dress up like a cartoon character or a well known celebrity before going to a party.
One of the most popular costumes not only for adults but also for kids and teens is the military costume. This is because the designs are plain simple and realistic without too many comic twists in order to maintain the integrity of the real uniforms. And though military costumes are already used in the past, there growing popularity is primarily because of the influx of military- themed movies being shown in the early 80s up to the late 90s.
The military costumes of kids are fun generating and are a lot fancier. These costumes are the less serious versions of the military uniforms in order to reflect the young and playful personality of kids.
Meanwhile, the costumes of adult men and women are closer to the real designs of military uniforms. In fact, most of these costumes are more or less imitations of the uniforms with some twists and a little bit of humor. The twists include more masculine and sexier appeal. Meanwhile, other designs of these costumes include real- uniform colors with some amazing styles. Examples of these include GI Joe uniforms or a sailor girl costumes.
One of the advantages of opting to wear a military uniform as a costume is the fact that there are just so many options, styles and designs to choose from. This is because these costumes focus on the different divisions of the Armed forces like the army, the air- force, the navy as well as the old navy.
Among all the military uniforms, the most popular is the navy costume because of its simplicity and lightweight design. The color of these costumes is usually blue or white with some stripes and collars. Shirts, hats, pants and/ or skirts are also included in the package. The design of the navy costumes varies. Of these designs, the most popular are the ordinary personnel navy uniform and the admiral navy uniform.
Similar with navy costumes, army costumes are of different styles and designs. The designs of these costumes are usually patterned in the uniforms of the different personnel in the army like a commando, a military officer, a storm fox or an army doctor. The army costume for women comes with very tight shorts or skirt. On the other hand, army costumes for men, aside from being used in parties, are also used in firing games such as paint ball and air soft.
The things mentioned above are what make military costumes popular among many people. So if you are invited to a costume party and you are still undecided on what you will wear, choosing military costumes are the safest pick for you.