Pride Costumes & Accessories: Provisions for your Pride Parade
Published on May 20, 2022

Pride Costumes & Accessories: Provisions for your Pride Parade

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So, Pride Month is coming up, which means it is time for the Pride Parade and other festivities. Maybe this will be your first, or perhaps you're a veteran parade participant. Either way, we're here to help you celebrate your true colors this year with our favorite Pride outfits and accessories!

You might be asking, "what or when is Pride Month, anyway?" Well, everyone likes a bit of history, right?! June was officially declared Pride Month in 1999 to commemorate the Stonewall Riots. They were a series of sudden protests and demonstrations in 1969 that kicked off the LGBTQ+ liberation movement. Folks have been encouraged to come out of the closet and celebrate who they are...and that's where the Pride Festival comes in! Let's look at some ways to join in the fun!


Think Rainbows for Your Pride Outfits!

Pride Rainbow Outfits

Rainbow CostumeRainbow SuspendersRainbow Thigh High StockingsTipsy Elves Rainbow Jumpsuit
Rainbow Summer SuitRainbow Gogo BootsTipsy Elves Rainbow LeggingsRainbow Disco King

Rainbows are one of the iconic symbols of the LGBTQ+ movement. The Pride Flag can be seen on queer-friendly stores and homes, especially throughout June. Each of the Pride colors represents a different quality, and there are several variations. The original flag starts with Pink, representing the vast diversity of people. Red stands for life, orange for healing, and yellow for the bright sun. Green stands for nature, turquoise for art, indigo for harmony, and violet for spirit. But you can do more than just fly your LGBT Pride flags! You can also wear the rainbow with our colorful Pride apparel.


Flaunt Your Fun Side With These Pride Costumes

Gay Pride Costumes

Plus Size UrsulaDavid Bowie CostumeMadonna CostumeGandalf Costume

Whether you're attending the parade, an epic party, or enjoying the festival on Pride Day, many people go above and beyond to stand out. These looks aren't just for Pride Halloween costumes. These are Pride Costumes perfect for drag queen outfits or dressing up like your favorite queer icons and celebrities! Rock your Pride by portraying the divas and dreamboats like David Bowie and Madonna. Dazzle the crowd as the iconic gay wizard actor, Sir Ian McKellen. Or, dress like your favorite queer-coded Disney villains. Above all else, bring cheer and celebration to the event!


Tips From the Fab Five: It's All About Accessorizing!

Colorful Wigs and Hair Accessories

Colorful Wigs

Magenta Bob WigLong Red WigTeal Bob WigBlue Ombre Bob Wig
Long Teal WigPurple Bob WigLong Gray and Purple WigAdult Wig Cap

When you're hoping to douse yourself in bright colors from head to toe for Pride, obviously, you're going to need some help with your hair! There are plenty of colorful wigs to get you started, and don't forget a wig cap. Of course, you can find alternatives to a full wig if you're concerned about the summer heat, such as colorful clip-in hairpieces or colored hairspray. Perfect for the local Pride Parade and other Pride Day activities, you're sure to stand out with outrageously unnatural hair colors.


Colorful Makeup and Glitter Face Paint

Colorful Makeup

Pink Glitter MakeupRed Glitter MakeupWWE Graftobian Makeup Wheel KitPro Paint Gold Makeup

Not only can you expect crazy hair colors, but get ready for some seriously awesome face paint! You can see a variety of rainbow makeup looks at Pride events, or perhaps even some makeup pride flags for trans, bi, and lesbian festival attendees. Maybe you're planning a flashy makeup idea that's all your own! While regular makeup wheels and kits are available, you can also find fun glitter makeup to add some needed sparkle to your Pride outfit.


Costume Wings and Horns

Costume Wings and Horns

Mythical Ram HornsFloral HeadbandLigh-Up Multicolor Antlers
Fallen Angel WingsRed Devil WingsGold Theatrical Wings

When costumes are too much to beat the summer heat, there's a perfect way to wear your pride on your sleeve. From Pride shoes and jewelry to rainbow accessories, you can add the perfect flair to an everyday look and make it Pride Perfect. Wings of every shape and color are a great way to accent your look and turn a Pride festival into a heavenly (or naughty) event! Just remember: Pride is all about visibility. Be seen and celebrated! And, what will do that better than eye-catching theatrical capes and costume accessories!?


Pride Necessities for First-Time Parade-Goers!

Gay Pride Necessities

Care Bears Rainbow Bucket HatRainbow Pet HarnessUrsula SunglassesNintendo Controller Fanny Pack
Disney Villains Mini BackpackPride Disney Water BottlePusheen Dad HatUrsula Umbrella

It's easy to get caught up in the excitement of your first Pride Festival. You'll want to bring along a few necessities to ensure you make the most of your Pride! A weekend of activities can be unpredictable, so bring along shades for when it is sunny, shelter for when it rains, and something comfy for when it is time to see the rainbow shine! Choose flashy water bottles with iconic queer characters and a bright hat to keep you from getting burned. There are a ton of artistic and crafty booths that will have giveaways and memorabilia that you'll want to take home, so bring a backpack or belt bag so you've got a place to store your stuff. Glow sticks, neon body paint, and some comfy Pride shirts are always a great bonus to lighten up the park!


When You Can't Make the Parade, Pride Up your Place!

Gay Pride Décor

Rainbow Mickey Mouse Button-Up ShirtCare Bears Rainbow RugRainbow Ornament WreathPride Tina Belcher Pop!
Pusheenicorn MugWireless Unicorn SpeakerUnicorn Taco HolderDisney Villains Shot Glasses

Lots of things can come up in June, and some Pride Festivals occur during different parts of the year. Perhaps you can't get the weekend off, or the parade was put off due to the weather. Have no fear! You can bring the parade right to your home with the right Pride Decorations. Have yourself a virtual Rainbow Run and stream it on the 'Net for the world to see. Creative use of fun items can turn your place into a Pride palace! Unicorn and pixie décor always include a few rainbows to brighten up a home. Clever repurposing of bright rainbow decorations can make your home almost as much fun as the Festival!


No matter what kind of Pride festivities you have on your calendar, the right products can ensure that you have a bright time. Choose from some of our products above or mix and match to create the look that makes you smile. Remember, Pride is all about sharing who you are and embracing fun with the whole community. Happy Pride to all!

Tags: LGBT, LGBTQ, Pride
Mat Oliver

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