Best American Fancy Dress Ideas

American Fancy Dress Ideas for 4th July

Looking for an American-themed fancy dress costume? We’ve got it covered!

We’re celebrating 4th July by bringing you all our favourite American fancy dress ideas from the other side of the pond and we’ve got plenty of ideas for you to choose from.

We’ve hand-picked the very best American costumes from our fantastic range of fancy dress so if you see anything that inspires you, just pop over to our online shop to pick it up. Let’s get started!


Cheerleaders are all-American and perfect for this fancy dress theme. The biggest decision to make is whether you want to go for the classic cheerleader look like Sandy from Grease or be a more modern cheerleader. Once you’ve chosen your costume, just grab a pair of pom poms and you’re all set!

Cheerleader Costume for an American Fancy Dress Party


Bring the ultimate rock ‘n’ roll legend to life with an Elvis Presley costume! Complete the look with a wig, a gold medallion and a microphone. Viva Las Vegas, baby!

Elvis Fancy Dress Costumes

Michael Jackson

From one American music legend to another, it’s Michael Jackson! Transform yourself into the kind of pop with this amazing Michael Jackson Thriller costume!

American-Themed Fancy Dress Ideas - Michael Jackson

Dorothy – The Wizard of Oz

Dorothy is quite possibly the most famous thing to come out of Kansas, making the Wizard of Oz a brilliant American fancy dress costume. Why not turn this into a group costume with the scarecrow, the tin man and the cowardly lion?

Dorothy Wizard of Oz Costume

Great Gatsby

Why not live the roaring 20s in New York with a Great Gatsby costume?

Great Gatsby Costumes for an American Themed Costume Party


Toy Story

Our Toy Story costumes are up to date to Toy Story 4, including everyone’s new favourite, Forky! We have adult and child costumes for most of the main characters – are you more of a Woody or a Buzz?

A child wearing a Forky costume from Toy Story 4


We hope we’ve given you loads of great American fancy dress ideas. Visit Party Delights to browse our whole range of fancy dress or stay on the Party Delights blog for even more fancy dress ideas: