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11 Non-Santa Holiday Costume Ideas

Holiday parties always seem to be lacking the fun and merriment you'd expect from such a festive time. I think this could be solved with by bringing some cosplay to the holiday... Enough with the ugly sweaters and the Santa Claus robes, I've compiled a list of fun costumes to propose. And since all things Christmas need be written in rhyme, I've acted accordingly... at least most of the time.

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1. Olaf

"Do you want to build a snowman?" sang adorable young Anna. That snowman was named Olaf, shown here as a pajama.
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"Do you want to build a snowman?" sang adorable young Anna. That snowman was named Olaf, shown here as a pajama.

2. The Gingerbread Man

Though normally a fun and tasty treat for the holidays, this Gingerbread Man will chase any nibblers away. Inspired by Shrek, of which you might be a fan, you may get some queries regarding the Muffin Man.
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Though normally a fun and tasty treat for the holidays, this Gingerbread Man will chase any nibblers away. Inspired by Shrek, of which you might be a fan, you may get some queries regarding the Muffin Man.

3. Buddy and Jovie

Ricky Bobby and the New Girl made a film some years ago, about a grown Elf named Buddy directed by Jon Favreau. Some found it silly but others fantastic, regardless this comedy is a now holiday classic.
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Ricky Bobby and the New Girl made a film some years ago, about a grown Elf named Buddy directed by Jon Favreau. Some found it silly but others fantastic, regardless this comedy is a now holiday classic.

4. The Grinch

This costume is perfect if the holidays you wish to troll; no caroler would touch you with a 39 and a half foot pole.
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This costume is perfect if the holidays you wish to troll; no caroler would touch you with a 39 and a half foot pole.

5. Ralphie's Pink Bunny Costume

Those who get the joke will think this outfit is funny, others will wonder why you're a deranged Easter Bunny.
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Those who get the joke will think this outfit is funny, others will wonder why you're a deranged Easter Bunny.

6. Leg Lamp Skirt

A lamp shade for a skirt? That's what this is, yes. Just like in the film they play yearly on TBS. A Christmas Story plays 24 hours...with commercials, but it resumes, and now it's been represented in both the last two costumes.
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A lamp shade for a skirt? That's what this is, yes. Just like in the film they play yearly on TBS. A Christmas Story plays 24 hours...with commercials, but it resumes, and now it's been represented in both the last two costumes.

7. John McClane

Die Hard may not be a film you would watch on Christmas Day, but it still counts in my book, so yippee ki-yay.
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Die Hard may not be a film you would watch on Christmas Day, but it still counts in my book, so yippee ki-yay.

8. Jack Skellington/Sandy Claws

Though technically a Santa outfit, AKA "Sandy Claws", this Halloween/Christmas mashup would surely drop jaws.
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Though technically a Santa outfit, AKA "Sandy Claws", this Halloween/Christmas mashup would surely drop jaws.

9. Nutcracker

Part classic, part creepy, this nutcracker is a heck of a thing. You can stare blankly at others like the Burger mascot King.
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Part classic, part creepy, this nutcracker is a heck of a thing. You can stare blankly at others like the Burger mascot King.

10. Spiderman

If you're wondering if Spidey made this list merely contractually, then you my dear friend must have not seen Love, Actually. With crustaceans expanding a cast list so scant, the audience for this pageant would soon be surprised by Hugh Grant.
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If you're wondering if Spidey made this list merely contractually, then you my dear friend must have not seen Love, Actually. With crustaceans expanding a cast list so scant, the audience for this pageant would soon be surprised by Hugh Grant.

11. Reindeer

There is yet one more costume that has popped into my head; what about the reindeer that pull Santa's sled? They dash and they prance, rushing and running, but based on this costume, they can still look stunning.
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There is yet one more costume that has popped into my head; what about the reindeer that pull Santa's sled? They dash and they prance, rushing and running, but based on this costume, they can still look stunning.

I hope you've enjoyed my slant rhymes and snark, and I trust in your brain some ideas I have sparked. I guess it's about time for me to call it a day, but.. oh yeah, I forgot — Happy Holidays!

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