Here Are Some Costume Ideas:

Celebrity Celebrations photo

You can wear ordinary clothes instead of buying a costume

You don’t have to buy or rent a costume unless you want to. You can make a fancy dress costume instead. Here are some mystery costume ideas:

For example, you can play Pinocchio in Mystery in the Library by creating a cardboard pencil nose and tying it on with white or skin colored elastic. This guest colored his skin to great effect to become Aladdin’s Genie (see below). This is a very effective fancy dress.

Easy fancy dress and murder mystery costume ideas

You can create “two-tone” 1940’s shoes for Poetic Justice by sticking white electrical tape to half of your black shoes.

Be innovative and creative with your fancy dress costume. Often it’s just a matter of combining your ordinary clothes in different ways. For example, in Out Of The Game (about baseball) you can play a klutz by wearing different colored socks.

mystery costume ideas - Carleen's photo of Aladdin and his Genie
Carleen’s photo of Aladdin and his Genie

Accessories really help. Think about your character’s interests. For example, if you are playing Goldilocks in Who Stole Cookies? – bring a bowl of porridge (oatmeal) with you. It will really add to your costume and create a talking point. And if you don’t like the food at the party – you can always eat your porridge!

If your guests won’t have time or can’t dress in costume for some reason, have some props such as scarves or beads etc to suit their roles on hand. For example, have a long scarf for whoever is playing Isadora Duncan in Poetic Justice, a basketball for whoever is playing Gerardo Netman in The Balmy Bahamas Cruise.

Dressing as Marilyn Monroe celebrity

Rosemarie’s Marilyn Monroe picture from her Celebrity Celebrations party.

Some kits require more dressing up than others. For example, with Storm Survivors you can just provide props for each suspect such as table tennis paddles etc. You can always look at the costume suggestions in the samples before you decide which kit to buy. And you can also read the host guide and see which props are required. See our best mysteries page and click on the title of the kit to see more details and access the samples and host guides.

Debbie's ghost photo at her Celebrity Celebrations party

Games for every taste!

Our Games Are Perfect For

Friends & Families

Because our kits are good clean fun, they can be used for 9 years upwards. There are no hidden innuendos, so no embarrassment just lots of laughs.

HobBy Detectives

We make our kits challenging but still solve-able. Even the host or the murderer can fully participate in working out who did it.


People find that when they assume a role, they lose some of their inhibitions and relax more easily. So it's a great way to get to know your co-workers.


Mystery games are great for fundraisers. You can charge people to participate, to play the suspects and also for special clues.