If you’ve ever been to a fancy dress party, Halloween event, kids party or raised money for charity by completing a challenge, such as running a marathon, chances are you’ve donned a character costume at some point. You may have created your character at home, headed to the nearest fancy dress shop or had a bespoke character costume made. Whichever option you picked, dressing up as your favourite character helps make any event more fun.

At Promotional Props and Costumes, we love creating bespoke character costumes that are sure to make you stand out. Whether it’s an existing character or you want us to create a brand new character, our team of experts are ready and waiting.
In this post, we thought it would be fun to look at some of the most popular character costumes. Some are nice and simple and can easily be created at home; others require a little more planning and imagination!

James BondBespoke Character Costumes

Dressing up as the iconic 007 is definitely taking the easy route when it comes to costumes. However, that doesn’t mean you won’t look great. A simple dark suit, pretend gun and Martini should complete the look.


Probably best saved until Haloween, this one may not go down to well at Kids Parties! You can really get creative with this outfit and go crazy with the fake blood. Once you’ve got the costume and mark-up sorted all that’s required is to perfect the slow shuffle that seems to be the Zombie trademark walk.

Harry PotterCharacter Costumes

If witches and wizards are your thing then picking your favourite character from Harry Potter can be a great costume. There are no shortage of ideas, from a student of Hogwarts to Dumbledore or if you’re feeling like a challenge how about Dobby the House Elf!


Another one for Haloween, Vampires are one of the most popular options when it comes to scary character costumes thanks to films such a the Twilight saga. All that’s required is a pale complexion, fake blood and some false pointy teeth!

Marvelmarvel costume

The world has gone crazy for Superheros, and the most difficult part will be picking which character to chose. The likes of Scarlett Witch, Captain America and Doctor Strange, are perhaps the easiest to recreate. If you have a lot of green body paint, then the Hulk could be an option. If you really want to go for it, then a Groot costume could look amazing. I am Groot!

Costumes can be as simple or as complex as you want to make them. If you’re looking for a bespoke character costume for a special event, then please get in touch. Whether you have your own ideas or you want us to come up with something special our experts are here to assist.