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18 ABC Party Outfit Ideas, as Seen on Actual College Students

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Are you and your friends going to an ABC party? If so, you might be wondering what outfit you should wear!

In case you have never been to an ABC party before or have never heard of one, an “ABC” party stands for “anything but clothes” party.

This means that the outfit that you wear to this party needs to be made using something that you could most likely find in your home.

Examples include outfits made from shopping bags, soda cans, candy wrappers, etc. These are all great ideas to consider when trying to decide what you will wear to an ABC party.

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And, to help you determine some of the best things that you can use around your house to make an ABC party outfit, I have put together a list of 18 different household items that you can use to create a cute look for your next ABC party!

ABC Party Outfit Ideas

1. Newspapers

To kick things off, newspapers are a great idea for putting together an ABC party outfit.

All you need to do is grab some of the newspapers that you may have lying around your home (or grab some from the campus center) and use some tape to create a cute skirt and top set like this one!

2. Chip Bags

If you have some chip bags in your home, you could also consider using them to create an outfit for your ABC party.

For example, you could totally use some Lays chip bags to put together a super cute yellow dress like this one to wear to your next party.

Make the skirt out of a black trash bag and you’re set for the night!

3. Mail

Another type of item that you probably have in your home that you may not have thought about using for an anything but clothes party is your mail!

You can cut up your mail or use empty envelopes to create an outfit, such as this dress, that would be perfect for an anything-but-clothes party!

You can even make the dress more fun by using stamps for a belt to add something unique to your outfit.

4. Ties

If you are trying to think of a more unique outfit for your ABC party, I recommend using ties.

For example, you could combine a bunch of different colored ties to create a tie outfit similar to this dress.

This dress is made completely out of ties with different patterns and designs that will make you stand out!

5. Shopping Bags

One item you might not have considered when deciding on what to wear to your ABC party is shopping bags!

Shopping bags can be used to create an outfit for your next ABC party by cutting them up to create an outfit such as these tops made out of Victoria’s Secret shopping bags.

6. Wrapping Paper

I am sure you probably have wrapping paper lying around your home from the holidays or for wrapping gifts for your friends’ birthdays, so why not use them to create an outfit for your ABC party?

You can use your wrapping paper to create a super cute skirt or matching set like the examples above for your next party.

7. Candy Wrappers

If you have a sweet tooth, you probably have candy wrappers in your home, so why not use them to create a super cute candy outfit like this one for your ABC party?

You can use the same candy wrappers, or you can even mix them up and use multiple different kinds of candy wrappers to create a cute outfit like this Skittles dress!

8. Playing Cards

Another item that you might not have thought of that would work for an ABC party costume is playing cards!

You can use multiple different kinds of cards from a deck of cards to create a fun and even unique outfit, like this top, which would definitely be fun to wear to your next ABC party.

9. Paint Swatches

If you want to wear a super colorful outfit for your ABC party, I recommend putting together a dress using paint swatches!

Paint swatches are a great way to make a fun and colorful outfit that will make you stand out at your next ABC party.

To create a fun paint swatch outfit for your party, I recommend trying out this look: a dress entirely made out of paint swatches. It’s so simple to do with a bunch of swatches and some tape!

10. Comic Books

Comic books are another cool idea for something to use to create a creative outfit for an ABC party.

If you love reading comic books and want to use some of the comic books lying around your home to create an outfit, you can totally cut up bits and pieces of your comic books to create a cool dress like this one!

This would work well with magazines as well if you’d rather not cut up your comics.

11. Trash Bags

Something you may not have thought of but could work for an ABC party is trash bags! You can use trash bags to create a dress or skirt that would be perfect for an anything-but-clothes party.

For example, you can create an outfit using just a trash bag, or you can even make your outfit cuter by adding some design to it or using contrasting colors of trash bags.

12. Duct Tape

If you are known for being obsessed with a certain drink, such as Red Bull, you might want to consider using duct tape to create an outfit that resembles your favorite drink container for your next ABC party.

For example, you could use a bunch of duct tape to create an outfit that resembles a Red Bull container like this dress!

This is a funny way to show off your obsession with Red Bull while also having a fun costume that you can wear to your ABC party.

13. Drink Containers

Drink containers are another item you may have lying around your home that you could totally use to create an outfit.

For example, Capri Suns are a fun drink container that you could use to create an outfit. The outfit above is done with Kool-Aid drink packets for a super colorful vibe.

Just pick your favorite drink and get to crafting!

14. Caution Tape

If you want to stand out more at an ABC party, consider making an outfit out of caution tape!

Yellow caution tape is a great way to make a fun and unique outfit for your ABC party. Just use the tape to create an outfit like the dresses and skirts seen above, and you will definitely turn heads at your next party.

15. Soda Cans

If you like to drink soda, you might also want to consider using the empty cans to create an outfit that will be perfect for an ABC party!

For example, this dress is made out of Coca-Cola cans and fridge-pack containers, which would be a fun way to use an item you may already have at home to create an outfit for an ABC party.

This one definitely takes some skill to recreate but the effect is amazing! If you love to craft, this is the idea for you.

16. Pool Floats

If it’s summer and you are going to an ABC party, you might want to consider using some pool floats to create an outfit you can wear to the party!

For example, you could cut up or wear pool floats and/or lifejackets to create a summertime-inspired outfit that would fit perfectly for an ABC party.

17. Straws

Another item you might not have considered using is straws! Straws can be used to create a fun outfit, like this dress, which can definitely be worn to your next ABC party.

To make this look even more fun, you can use colorful straws to create a colorful costume that you will love to wear.

18. Food Bags

Finally, food bags are another item you might already have in your home that would be great for creating an outfit for an ABC party!

For example, you could totally recycle the paper bags that you get when you order food by turning them into an outfit that you can wear to the party. So easy and cheap!

Which outfit will you be wearing to your ABC party?

Have you ever been to an ABC party before? Which ABC party outfit idea from this list is your favorite?

Tell us your thoughts in the comments down below!



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