Some fun ideas for a masquerade ball costume include a Victorian steampunk costume, a costume inspired by Marie Antoinette and a costume inspired by the movie "The Labyrinth." Additional ideas are a ghost costume and a jester costume.
A Victorian steampunk-inspired costume features a fusion of fashion and technology. Key elements include corsets with buckles, lace, vests and sashes. Main features of a Marie Antoinette costume are intricate patterns of ruffles, bows and layers of lace trimmings, sashes and artificial flowers. This style is similar to Rococo designs which include details made of taffeta, satin and silk. Gloves, a fan and a mask complete the costume for a masquerade ball.