These are an alternative to the usual Australia Day flag-waving parties, but also good for any time of the year.
Here are some Aussie Icon ideas but once you start thinking about them, there are lots more. Don’t forget to practice the voices and cliched lines.
- Australian TV / Comedy Characters
- Dame Edna is the obvious one, or extend it to all of the Barry Mackenzie cast with Bazza himself, Les Patterson, Madge.
- Norman Gunston (the Little Aussie Bleeder) you need a comb over and some toilet paper
- Kath & Kim
- Australian Politicians. The wigs for Julia, the budgie smugglers for Tony Abbott… Think of your favourite, and least favourite, politicians – at any level of government, current or old-timers.
- Australian Music, Musicians and Bands
- 70’s Bands. Don’t forget at least one Molly Meldrum
- Bee Gees – all those costumes and hairstyles and songs
- Australian Films – not necessarily your favourite or the best films, think of the films that offer the best characters, props, music or games.
- Priscilla Queen of the Desert – everything from the drag queens to the outback Aussie’s in their singlets.
- Mad Max!
- Crocodile Dundee
- Strictly Ballroom
- Aussie Cliches – you’ve got a lot of freedom to expose your prejudices here
- The Aussie Bloke and Sheila
- Lifesavers, Surfers and Beach Girls.
- Footballers and other sports “personalities”
Aussie Icon Party Costumes, Gifts & Prizes
Wigs, glasses, accessories and maybe a bit of make-up are often all you need – unless you want to go all out and have a Priscilla Party.
- Pink Frosting – Canberra-based premium party shop specialising in special occasions, weddings, birthdays for adults and children. See thier Australian party decorations
- Costumes.com.au is based in Melbourne and delivers costumes and accessories (including shoes, hats, wigs, party supplies and more) with flat rate delivery Australia-wide. Options for same day to Melbourne metro, order online and pick up from their warehouse in Kilsyth, Victoria. Start with their Australia Day theme costumes
- Costume Box – Thousands of fancy dress costumes, wigs, hats, accessories and masks. Most costumes dispatched within 24 hours. All costumes displayed are in stock. Browse Aussie for face paints, wigs and hats with an Australian theme.
Australian-themed Costumes from Costumebox
- See also green party and gold party for green and gold costumes, body paint, party goods, etc.
- See BCL Australiana for more Australian products.