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Funniest Stag fancy dress ideas

"And this year's best dressed grooms will be wearing..."

Stag Do Or Stag Don't Fancy Dress?

For many stag dos, fancy dress has now become one of the well worn rites of many a well turned out stag crew. Good stag do costumes can form the basis of your whole weekend, setting a theme for the guys about to say farewell to their soon to be fallen comrade.

Previously it was just the groom who was dressed up (or down) on his last days as a bachelor. Dressing him as a bride, attaching a ball and chain, presenting him with his pipe, dressing gown and slippers which he then has to wear for the duration of his stag are all tried and tested stag weekend fancy dress for the main man. But now everyone has got in on the act, some doing it far better than others. And let's get one thing clear here, wearing a onesie does NOT count as fancy dress. In fact if we catch you even thinking about wearing a onesie your man card will be revoked!

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Done well getting the boys in matching stag do costumes can be brilliant. Not only does it create a sense of "one for all, all for one" but also it can be a great ice breaker. If you get your costumes right you'll find yourselves approached by inquisitive ladies wanting to know what the craic is, you'll be seen as a fun crowd who don't take themselves too seriously and know how to have a good time.

Get your costumes wrong and you'll become social lepers, avoided at all costs and less welcome than Luis Suarez at a vegetarian buffet.

Do's & Don'ts

Here's our DO's & DON'Ts of how to get your stag do fancy dress costume right and get your party started.

  • DO pick a theme that is actually achievable. You don't want to spend the whole night explaining your costumes because no one can work out just what the hell you're supposed to be.

  • DON'T be predictable. Superheroes? A dozen guys all dressed as The Avengers...? Yawn. Dull. Boring! Dare to be different and strive to be original. Create your own superheroes, "I'm Pants Man and these are my Power Pants of Joy!"

  • DO consider a running theme. If you come up with a real winner then it can be a recurring thread for your entire weekend that you can build stag do games and activities around.

  • DON'T wear something you're going to be uncomfortable in. Dressing as a six foot hot dog might seem funny for the first half hour but will soon become a nightmare when you're on the dance floor sweating like a death row inmate at a leaving do.

  • DO it! This really is a case of if a job's worth doing do it right, if you go at it half hearted then you'll fail and your efforts will look like the partially conceived, poorly executed sham they are. Go for it! Embrace the madness properly and you'll set yourselves for a truly memorable weekend.

  • DON'T be offensive. Good stag do costumes will make people wish they were part of your merry band. Offensive stag do outfits will be met with resistance by doorman and (worse case scenario) catch the eye of the local boys in blue.

It's really easy to just be lazy, to trot out the same tired stag do fancy dress clichés that everyone has seen before. But this means you'll end up looking just that, a bunch of guys who made no real effort. In essence to the casual observer (and remember many of these will be local lovelies who will have their own taste radars up and running) you'll look lame and unoriginal.

Building a theme around your costume can be brilliant. If you're still in need of stag weekend fancy dress ideas then look at the main man. Is your groom a keen golfer? Then how about a golf theme, but we're talking 1950's era, get all the guys in oversized caps, plus fours and horrible check or tweed patterns. Then it's game on. You can set the guys out on the course for a nine hole evening (a drink in each of the holes/pubs) and set a few 'bunkers' and 'water obstacles' (games and forfeits) along the way. And if you're really clever about it you can even keep score and run a leaderboard to reward your overall winner at the end of your weekend.

So when it comes to stag do costumes you are really only limited by your own ingenuity. But if you want more ideas, games, or help then contact one of our team today.

Our Top 6 Stag Fancy Dress Themes

Cops & Robbers

It's a great way to split your stag into clearly aligned teams for the rest of the weekend. And to give it a cool twist you can appoint either your groom or best man as Judge to preside over all matters. For high speed chases check out our stunt driving activity.


Dress up as your favourite superheroes and soon enough you'll resemble a slightly drunken squad of stag avengers. To be fair, this one really is as easy as pulling your pants over the top of your trousers.

80's Wrestlers

Keeping with things retro why not get your team suitably attired in leotards and silver capes Nacho Libre style but with a totally 80's flavour. Each hard man should then be given a suitable wrestler name. Of course you can always book up for a real life wrestling school.

Retro Footballers

Get some classic kit and a few mullets and you my friends could be in 80's footballing heaven. Relive an era when United were rubbish and Nottingham Forrest were the kings of Europe. Mix it with some bubble football.

Boot Camp

Get the boys camouflaged up complete with face paint and stag T-shirts with each soldiers name on it. Particularly good if you'll be doing any military style stag activities like paintballing or tank driving.

Dead Ringers

Pick stars of yesteryear. The long but not forgotten big name stars and legends from more golden times. Once your a-listers have assembled it could be time to perform your own hit single in the recording studio.

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