Although the carnival is known for its bright colors, this does not mean that the costume must necessarily be colorful to make a great impression. Quite the contrary! Even a black and white carnival can be fun, impressive and appropriate, provided you come up with something original. And for this, there are a lot of great options, some of which can even be implemented quite easily. Get inspired by our fun ideas below and find ideas for different costumes, mottos and makeup.
Carnival in black and white as a party motto
Are you planning a carnival party with the motto “Carnival in Black and White” or are you helping with the planning, you are certainly looking for interesting ideas for the decoration . With fabrics, paper and other materials, but also with the snacks, drinks and desserts, you can put together something suitable here. Paper plates and balloons in matching colors can be easily found in a party store. Use cocoa cookies, cola or other snacks and drinks that are available ready to buy or bake your own cupcakes made of cocoa, which you then decorate with white toppings. Black olives or blueberries and raspberries can also be served and then serve not only for consumption, but at the same time as a sympathetic decoration.
Why not also craft pennant chains, fans and black and white confetti or get ready-made decorations in these two colors. Whether streamers, lanterns, paper stars or other crazy and fun ideas, you can put together so many things. And in combination with the matching outfit for carnival in black and white, the whole atmosphere is guaranteed to be unique and the party a complete success. The black and white color theme can be combined with pleasure also with an accent color. Whether it is red, gold, mint green or any other color does not matter here. Just make sure that it really only serves as an accent and doesn’t drive the other two colors into the background.
Black and white movies are also a great idea for a party theme. Here you can imitate certain heroes from famous movies and of course in the appropriate dress color or simply imitate the look of black and white movies by wearing black and white or gray clothes from the fashion of the time and make up your skin in a light shade of gray. With matching hairstyle, makeup and jewelry, you will make it seem like you just stepped out of an old movie.
Carnival in black and white – ideas for the outfit
But also the costume and the make-up are important for a carnival theme black and white. Here you have the choice between classic variants such as a mime, a black angel or thieves and modern, self-created variants. We have also compiled a few suggestions to match, so that you are a real eye-catcher at the carnival in black and white.
Mime – carnival costumes in black and white
When you think of a black and white costume, the first thing that comes to mind may be the mime. This is because classically dressed in black and white and also made up, although red accents are also allowed in the makeup (for the mouth, for example). So, if you want a certain splash of color despite the carnival party motto black and white and, for example, a carnival costume in black and white red, this variant is a good option. The costume is also quick and easy to make yourself. You may already have suitable clothes at home and if not, they are quickly found in the store: High-water dungarees or, alternatively, pants with suspenders and a long-sleeved black and white striped shirt, a beret, white gloves and black shoes are classic elements of the costume. Alternatively, you can combine the striped shirt in black and white for carnival with a skirt with suspenders and use a different kind of hat or cap if you want to be a bit more original.
The mime costume can be super used as a partner or group costume. Just then, the clothes can vary to make the whole group look interesting and unique. If you have put together the mime costume for carnival in black and white, the only thing missing is the appropriate makeup. For this you will find below a few tips and ideas. All in all, you can easily implement your own ideas here. The more original will be the whole outfit!
Dress up as a raven
There are also many different black animals that you can transform into at carnival. One of them is the raven or the crow, respectively. Both children and adults can use this idea for carnival disguise. With everyday clothes such as black pants or jeans and a black sweatshirt that you add feathers or fringe, the costume is quickly homemade. You can also make the beak yourself out of cardboard or paper.
Black panther for a black and white carnival
Or how about a black panther? If the simple wild cat is too boring, you can also choose the modern panther from the movie and get a suitable costume in the store. But you can also easily make this carnival costume yourself, using black clothes, a mask and of course a nice long tail. A simple black cat is a classic and especially popular with the ladies. So if you want to choose this old classic for carnival in black and white, you are guaranteed not to go wrong.
Black Angel – White Angel
The angel costume is also suitable for carnival in black and white. Whether you choose the black angel or the white one is up to you. But maybe you want to be original? Then you can combine both in one costume. So you can make one half of the costume in white and the other in black. Just as well, the combination of black and white angel is also very suitable for a partner costume. Are you attending the carnival party with your best friend or sister? Then this would be a great idea, wouldn’t it?
Dress up as a burglar
You can also wear black and white stripes as a burglar for carnival. Add to that black pants or leggings, a cap, mask and of course the money bag that you have successfully captured before. Whether as a single costume for carnival in black and white or as a group costume with policeman does not matter. You are guaranteed to make smiling faces. By the way, you can also create the mask with black makeup, if you haven’t found any more and you don’t feel like or have time to tinker.
White and black swan
You can also combine black and white with these lovely animals or you can choose one variant. This is entirely up to you. Even if you are a man, you can choose the swan and provide some laughs at the party with some feminine accessories. After all, the mood should be cheerful and fun! Leggings and a tutu, as well as a few feathers can already be enough for the costume. Missing only the appropriate makeup for the carnival in black and white and you’re ready to go.
Make up for carnival in black and white
Both colors can be combined for carnival make-up, as well as used individually. It all depends on what you have chosen for a costume and how you imagine the Gsamtlook. After all, there are no strict rules. And as long as you do not choose complicated patterns, even as a beginner you can conjure up something interesting with carnival makeup. We recommend trying out the planned project once in advance, so that you have a clear idea and on the day of the party you are not suddenly pressed for time, if you are not satisfied with the result.
The pantomime, which we have already mentioned above, can be made up in many different ways. You can create a sad face, a mischievous face, a happy face, but also a grim face, although the happy and smiling one is possibly the most suitable for carnival. The white color serves as a background and base. On top of it, you then create the eyes including eyebrows and the mouth in black color. You can see a few ideas for this in the picture above, but of course you can also come up with something yourself. Hearts, checks or dots on the cheeks are not uncommon and make the make-up even more peppy. Painted on tears are also very typical. If you are in a hurry or do not want to spend so much time on make-up, you can also omit the white background for the make-up for carnival in black and white and leave it at her natural skin color.
Create your own make-up for carnival in black and white
However, the makeup for carnival does not necessarily have to represent a particular theme or character to look interesting. For example, here you can see an original idea that you can literally do with a few brush strokes and without having any special experience with makeup. With black carnival make-up you first create the eyelid, as well as the remaining areas around the eye. Then use a brush to pick up some makeup and add as many dabs as you like. These can also be drawn a little in length.
Very original is also this idea, where the face is divided into two halves. This is, for example, a great variant for the double angel or swan costume, but also looks very effective with a simple suit, dress or other oufit. Divide the face as you like with a straight line or, as here, with a wavy one. Diagonally, the make-up also looks very interesting. Just try out what you like best. This make-up idea for a carnival in black and white is especially easy and super suitable even for make-up beginners.
Make up animals
Whether white rabbit or black cat, you can make up the face for certain animals just as in the appropriate color for the carnival in black and white. Surely there are also suitable masks, but if you want to make an even bigger impression, then just try it out with makeup. Many animals are not as difficult to make up as you might think. For this bunny, for example, just use a white color as a base. Then use black to add the smaller elements. These include whiskers, nose, eyebrows and other accents. Ladies can even add an eyeliner.
Carnival wig in black and white
And if the costume itself is not particularly eye-catching, then you can add the perfect accent with a white or black and white wig. This is also the perfect accessory for a last minute costume. It’s not only suitable for classics like Cruella Deville, you can also use a wig for very individual costumes, because they come in a wide variety – long and short, plain and with effects. You can even make wigs yourself from different materials. How about a wig made of paper or but wool? Depending on the wig color, but also use a matching costume, so that it is well emphasized.
So, as you can see, it’s not that difficult to put together everything necessary for a perfect black and white carnival party. With a little imagination, desire and with our suggestions, everything is guaranteed to succeed, whether it is just the choice of costume or the entire planning of a celebration including carnival decorations and food. No matter what you decide, we wish a good success and of course a lot of fun at the upcoming fete!