Who doesn’t love to wear fancy dresses on auspicious Independence day? We all somehow dress up like freedom fighters and many other unsung heroes in childhood. Remembering such cherished moments on 15th August 2021 makes everyone happy.
The fancy dress competition will happen during independence day week in schools and colleges. Do you want to give it a try and are unaware of costume ideas? This article is for you.
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If you are a parent, you can dress your kid like a freedom fighter and support them by wearing similar costumes. There are plenty of online stores where you can explore the outfits for kids, teens, and adults. For your handiness, we have crafted the fancy dress character ideas that you can try without any difficulty. Have a glimpse:
List of Popular Fancy Dress Ideas for Independence Day
Based on Profession
- Jai Kisan Style
- Police and Army Style
- Doctor and Nurses
Freedom Fighters Dressing Style
- Alluri Sitarama Raju
- Bal Gangadhar Tilak
- Mahatma Gandhi
- Subhas Chandra Bose
- Jhansi Ki Rani
- Bhagat Singh
Above all, the famous personalities lifestyle motivates and inspires us to achieve personal and career goals with immense dedication and hard work to taste success. If you wish to recollect the evolution of India after conquering British and popular figures who have influenced the country to a great extent, check out the Indian Prime Ministers and Historic Decisions made by them for the development of the country.
Let’s dive more into the topic!
Based on Profession
Jai Kisan Style
“Jai Jawaan Jai Kisaan” was the famous slogan introduced by the 2nd PM of India, Lal Bahadur Shastri. You can also add a touch of farmer-style outfits during the fancy dress competition to remember the efforts put by farmers to bring stability to the Indian economy. The Indian Farmer dressing style includes a plain shirt and dhoti made of 100% pure cotton material to support all activities during the farming.
Police and Army Style
Do you know the reason behind the khaki color for the police uniform? Before independence, Britishers used white-colored uniforms and dyed them for fine prints to wear during official working hours. The other possible reason could be that the police officers had to face many problems like cleaning the dirt quickly during the long duty hours.
Everything has changed now! Different states have different color police uniforms and are completely under the control of the state body. However, if you plan to wear a police costume for fancy competition, police and army style could be the righteous choice.
Unlike other professions, the lawyer wears a black and white color costume. Men wear coats and ties, and for women, saree, gowns, and long skirts are allowed. If you participate in any fashion events, you can try a lawyer outfit and impress the panel team with lengthy yet powerful movie dialogues.
Doctor and Nurses
Are you in a dilemma to choose the dressing style that fits your requirements? Undoubtedly, go for doctors and nurses-styled clothes. They look simple, stylish, and come at affordable prices. It typically takes a couple of minutes to add on your regular outfit. Doctors wear white coats and slacks, and some private healthcare organizations use different colors (preferably light colors) depending on their interest in the healthcare industry.
Freedom Fighters Dressing Style
Bal Gangadhar Tilak
Bal Gangadhar Tilak, a great scholar, philosopher, and ardent nationalist, helped lay the national movement’s foundation. He has a separate fan base for the village-style clothing. The children who play the role of Bal Gangadhar Tilak should opt for the white kurta, dhoti, long parna, and a red pagdi.
Jhansi Rani’s dressing style is ideal for girls who showcase the fighting spirit. Wrap the little girl in a Maharashtrian style saree, and matching jewelry compliments the overall look. You can go with sarees that are available in dark colors and eye-feasting design patterns. Also, add a sword in her hand to give a touch of patriotism.
During the independence movement, Bhagat Singh completely changed his attire, like shaving the beard and haircut to avoid recognizing the British soldiers. He is also known for his brave ideas, vision, and sacrifice. Dressing like Bhagat Singh and portraying his character on live events is tricky as he follows a unique style. Still, if you wish to adopt his clothing style, add a white frill shirt, black pants, and bow hat to your collection.
One of the most popular characters for such wonderful events is Mahatma Gandhi. You can wrap your kid in a white dhoti made of cotton fabric, round-frame eyeglasses, and a wooden walking stick. For a perfect look and portray in the same manner, cover the little one’s head with a bald cap that is available at inexpensive prices. Everyone will get connected to the legendary freedom fighter role and memorize his efforts for the nation’s independence.
Subhas Chandra Bose
Subhas Chandra Bose (well-known as Netaji) is the most loved character among freedom fighters for his socialist policies. You can recreate Netaji’s style with a simple shirt and trousers in dark mashy green color, round specs, and a cap.
Did you know Mangal Pandey was the first person to ignite the spark for the freedom movement in 1857? To remember his contribution on Independence day, dress your kids in a white dhoti, big mustache, and a red shirt with shoulder flaps for an authentic look. You can even spice up the look with chains all over the body and make it more realistic.
Wrapping up, the above information helps you choose the right fancy dress characters for the independence day. However, you can also explore different options like comics, fictional character costumes for special occasions. What are your thoughts on fancy outfits for independence day? Did we miss any of the popular dressing styles? Do you have any other ideas? Please share with us in the comment section given below. Our team of experts will review and update the content accordingly.
Happy Independence Day!
Sophia has done Masters’s in Mass Communication from Delhi University, India. She is a qualified new reporter and a columnist as well. She worked sometimes for BenjaNews as well.