Practice your accent and don fishnet stockings for French maid Halloween costumes. Considered an adult themed costume, these disguises are almost always naughty and suggestive. This is not a character for children!
Traditional French maid Halloween costumes consist of a short black dress with white accents. This is usually worn with stockings of some sort and heels, thus adding to the sex appeal. Fishnet stockings work perfectly, however you can add a personal touch by going for colored (usually white or black) stockings or something with a fancy design. Adult Halloween parties may call for thigh highs with a lacy design to compliment a short skirt.
Carry a feather duster as a prop but make it an unused, brightly colored variety to show just how much “”work”” you do. These dusters are widely available in home stores and big box hardware stores and quite inexpensive. You might also carry a silver serving tray under your arm or have accessories glued to a tray you carry as if delivering tea or a cigar.
Choose to be girly or seductive. Create a character for your French maid Halloween costumes by give yourself a personality. To be girlie, add a pink bow to your hair, pink nail polish and lipstick. Wear white knee socks and soft flat black shoes with a strap across the instep. Go for danger as a Goth maid with high heeled black leather boots, a studded collar, dangling chains and color tipped spiked hair. Carry a riding crop for this image.
As you design your French maid costume keep in mind what people will see you dressed in it. It’s easy to be carried away with ideas and go farther than you intended when dressing in a suggestive way. If you will be attending an office party or an event where you’ll be easily recognized you might want to tone it down a bit. The cleavage that looks great in the privacy of your home might be a red-faced moment if Great Aunt Hilda or your future Mother-in-law attends the event.
For an adults-only party where guests will not be shocked or offended, you can go as far as you are comfortable with in creating your costume. Lower the neckline and raise the skirt. Work on that fake French accent until you positively purr. Be as suggestive and outrageous as you want.
For a unique twist think of a man as a French maid in curly wig and fishnet stockings. Pile on the makeup, create some fake cleavage and twist the image just a bit by adding a cigar hanging from his mouth. Whether prancing and prissy or masculine cross dresser, men in French maid Halloween costumes never fail to bring on the laughter.
Men and women can get a few good laughs this holiday with French maid Halloween costumes. They are fun and easy, although not always the most comfortable to wear. Always consider others before choosing an “adult” costume such as this. While you may find it entertaining, those with children may not. A few fun props can add to the costume, although you can simplify things and use no props at all. French maid Halloween costumes can also be modified to fit any personality or style, be it ultra girly or severely Goth. Choose your look, create the perfect costume then go have fun with it! Edited by Hetsil Protage