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Elf Fancy Dress Outfits – 3 Suggestions For Christmas Elf Costumes This Year

Elf fancy dress outfits are the second most popular type of costume after Santa outfits over the festive period. There are a range of different styles of Christmas elf costumes available and they really are a great choice of outfit for parties and family gatherings over the Christmas holidays.

Such is the range of elf fancy dress outfits available nowadays, that there are even specialist websites online that review different types of Christmas elf costumes in order to try and take out some of the hassle of looking for an outfit that is right for you.

Below I take a look at three of the main types of elf fancy dress costumes that are available to you, depending on your character, sex, age group and on what type of party or event that you have been invited to.

Suggestion One: Classic Christmas Elf Costumes

The classic looking Christmas elf costume is usually based around a green and red tunic together with either a pair of green or red trousers. There are a number of different accessories that you can buy with your Christmas elf outfit, such as a green or green and red hat, with or without a bell, a pair of pixie or elf ears and of course a pair of green or red elf shoes or boots. These classic Christmas elf outfits are nearly always unisex and are a great costume for a family Christmas gathering or a festive themed party.

Suggestion Two: Sexy Elf Outfits

Apart from the colour scheme, sexy Elf costumes could not be more different than the classic Christmas elf outfits. The sexy elf outfit is usually based around a green mini dress and a pair of green and white striped knee-length stockings. A good accessory to buy with your sexy elf costume would be a pair of sexy green or red high-heeled boots. This of course is the perfect outfit for a confident young lady to wear to the office Christmas party.

Suggestion Three: Santa’s Little Helper Costumes

By far the cutest of the elf fancy dress outfits is the children’s Santa’s Little Helper costume. This is usually either based around a mini version of a Christmas elf costume or else around the type of outfit worn by the elves in Santa’s Workshop. Of course, there is no better time for your child to wear the Santa’s Little Helper outfit than on Christmas day, when he or she is given the job of fetching presents for each member of the family from underneath the tree.

Elf On The Shelf – A Fun Christmas Game For Children (That Encourages Them To Behave, Too!)

As every little girl and boy knows, the weeks in between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve is the best time to be on best behavior of the year. As children growing up, you were always told that Santa was watching you during this time. Sure, some of you wondered what happened during the rest of the year, but no one doubted that these few precious weeks were for the best of best behavior.

But how did Santa watch you? You wondered at that age. Parents created various little fibs, from the simple but almost-scary ‘Santa can see you’ to more complicated tales, such as them calling Santa every time you were bad or writing him weekly letters.

But for today’s children, there is a far more entertaining, traditional and easy way to enforce this good behavior in your children! Introducing The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition–the most clever, fun idea to make sure kids stay good. And what is this, you ask? It is a simple storybook accompanying a small stuffed elf doll. Different dolls are available, including light-skinned, dark-skinned, girl and boy elves. The storybook highlights the elf and what he or she does, and lays out some basic rules or guidelines for the elf as well as the kids. In example, the storybook tells the tale of how the elf flies to the North Pole every night as the children sleep, in order to report on how well (or badly!) behaved they were for that day.

Each night, after the kids have gone to bed, the parents must move the elf to a new location. This reinforces the storyline of the elf going to the North Pole each night to report on the kids for the day. And the children themselves have rules to follow, too. One includes the naming of the elf–each new elf must be named before his or her magic can take effect. And the children must never touch the elf–this means that only the parents can touch the elf in order to move it each night until Christmas Eve. Touching the elf will rob it of its magical ability to fly to the North Pole. But the kids can indeed try to find the new location of the elves every morning, not unlike hide and seek.

The fact that there is a physical presence–the elf doll–watching the kids each night will make children, particularly the smaller ones, truly believe that they are being watched and enforce good behavior. And the whole thing becomes a fun, annual tradition!