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Spirit Day Dress Up Ideas

Posted by Stumps Spirit on November 1, 2012

Some spirit days, such as school color days, are based on long tradition. Other times you might want to shake things up a little, and we hope this post helps get the creative juices flowing.

Colorful Additions
While school color spirit ideas are popular for game days, there’s no reason not to incorporate them into other spirit day themes.

For example, mustache parties have led to mustache day spirit days and you are no longer limited to black fake mustaches but can choose from eight additional colors. Imagine each class in a different color mustache!

The same goes for Crazy Hair Day and selection of spirit wigs (or Bling Strings if you are looking to be a wee bit more subtle), or adding colorful spirit apparel to Twin Day or Hat Day.

Mascot Madness
A mascot-based spirit day is closely related to color days so this is another time to add a little school color, perhaps by wearing a western bandanna or temporary tattoos.

If you happen to be a proud cowboy or pirate, hats are a natural consideration; and a little face paint from Team Supplies can help you give tigers or lions a little stripy or whiskery goodness.

Dance Theme Days
We highly recommend taking a look at event themes for ideas about spirit days and dressing for them. This is especially true if there’s a dance involved. The La Jolla Country Day School held a homecoming dance with an Underwater event theme this year, and the school’s Personal Flotation Device Day during Spirit Week tied in beautifully – and hilariously!

Western, Glow and Hip Hop themes are also dance themes that have lots of fab possibilities as spirit days, too.

History is Fun
There are a bunch of different ways to create a “blast from the past” in spirit and dress. There are at least five fun decades to celebrate, from 1920s Jazz Age themes to 1980s Punk, Glam and New Wave scenes.

Some schools don’t limit themselves to just one decade; they choose a different decade for each class or just tell everybody to dress as their favorite decade.

No matter which way you go, a decade spirit day is a great excuse for the fun of digging for sartorial treasures in parents’ or grandparents’ closets and then finishing a rad outfit with accessories from wearable favors such as feather boas and sunglasses.

Has your school had a spirit day that was particularly unusual or fun? If so, please share in the comments!


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