The question of the Leprechaun costume becomes, would you like to dress up as this character for the Irish Holiday of St. Patricks Day or for Halloween? The answer is for you to decide but be sure to differentiate between the scary little green man and the happy jolly go-lucky guy!
To get you started here is a run down of the days that St Patty’s Day falls on for the upcoming years.
Saturday March 17 2012
Sunday March 17 2013
Monday March 17 2014
Tuesday March 17 2015
Thursday March 17 2016
Becoming a Leprechaun might not be as easy as it looks. You will need some experience in makeup and probably prosthetic or fake skin. Furthermore, the outfit can be very ornate! Yes there is green all over and the hat is easily identifiable but you need some features of the costume that are just hard to replicate unless you have experience with sewing.
The easiest solution would be to buy you costume from a shop, however, not all of us are able to spend the type of money stores want for these outfits. Nevertheless, try secondhand shops or try putting together the outfit piece by piece until you have the magical Leprechaun costume ready for the Holiday!