Little Red Riding Hood fancy dress costumes are quite a popular form of fairy-tale outfit, especially for couples going to a themed costume party together, whereby the lady goes dressed in a Little Red Riding Hood outfit and the man goes dressed as the Big Bad Wolf.
Origins of the classic fairy-tale can be traced back to oral versions of the story, which came from a number of different European countries. However, it was not until the 19th century that the Brothers Grimm first wrote out the story as we know it today. Importantly, this version of the tale was the first recognised version to have a happy ending.
Such is this fairy-tale’s place in our popular culture that Little Red Riding Hood fancy dress costumes are extremely popular at Halloween and at costume parties throughout the year, this is despite the fact that there has never been a Walt Disney production of the story, nor any other major film of note. Nonetheless, it remains one of the nation’s top bedtime stories and perhaps that is why the Little Red Riding Hood outfit remains so popular.
Nowadays, there are a number of great looking costumes to choose from, available at specialist websites online. Below are three different outfit suggestions that you may wish to consider, in order to turn heads at the party.
The classic outfit
The classic outfit is probably the nearest costume to how we all picture the innocent young girl on her way to her grandma’s cottage in the middle of the woods. These costumes are usually quite conservative in style and are based around a red dress and a red hooded cape. The must have accessory is of course a basket and some of these come with a wolf’s head inside.
The sexy outfit
The sexy costumes seem to be even more popular than the classic outfit nowadays. They are usually based around a mini dress, which is often red, white and black, and a red hooded cape. Accessories usually include fishnet stockings and even knee high black leather boots. They are costumes that ooze sex appeal and strongly suggest that perhaps Red Riding Hood is not quite as innocent as she first appears.
The Big Bad Wolf outfit
For a man wanting to go to a Little Red Riding Hood themed party there is really only one choice of outfit. The Big Bad Wolf fancy dress costume comes in a few different styles, but perhaps the best variation are those that feature the wolf in grandma’s dressing gown and mop hat.