Some ideas to wear to an Anything but Clothes party include duct tape, newspaper, caution tape, garbage bags and cardboard boxes. Also known as an ABC party, this theme gives partygoers an opportunity to exercise their creativity. Costumes can range from elaborate to extremely simple.
Dresses made from different types of tape, such as duct tape, masking tape or electrical tape, are common choices for an ABC party. One way to simplify the process is to use an old dress as a base and cover it completely with tape. Caution tape is another arresting choice that makes for an eye-catching costume. Paper materials also make for an easy ABC costume; fashion newspapers, phone books, maps or any other thin, malleable type of paper into a dress or suit.
Garbage bags are one of the simplest ABC costume choices for both genders. A plain black plastic garbage bag transforms into a dress for a woman or a poncho for a man with just a few snips from a pair of scissors.
Cardboard is another option; turn it into a suit or a sort of crude robot costume. Costumes made from beer boxes are a popular and humorous ABC costume choice among college students.