Last Updated on December 29, 2022 by Kimberlee Johnson
Black Light Parties or Glow-in-the-dark events can be enjoyable and exciting. Wearing a fabulous outfit can make you stand out from the crowd.
But, if you’re unsure what to wear to a black light party, you’re at the right place. Today, you’ll find fashion ideas that will make you rock the scene!
Top 10 Outfits for a Black Light Party
10. Hologram Clothing
If you plan to attend a dark party, you should consider wearing holo clothes. Hologram clothes are made to reflect light and are perfect for glow parties.
There are a variety of styles and colors of holo clothes that you can find online. However, before you buy, make sure it’s comfortable to wear and doesn’t restrict your movement.
For a more casual outfit, match a pair of jeans and a skirt with a holographic top.
9. White Outfits
If you want to keep things simple, white clothes are the way to go. It’s a bright color that can give you a great glow because its lighter, which stands out in darkness. You can quickly go white with any white shirt or top.
Don’t be alarmed if the party guests smear glow paint all over their bodies. Though, you might get paint on your white clothes, don’t worry, as most body paints are washable.
8. Body Paint
One way to stand out at a black light party is to wear body paint/face paint. You can find glow paint in different colors, so you can choose the bright neon colors you want.
This type of glowing body art is bright and eye-catching. Plus, body paints are safe to use, and does not contain toxic ingredients, designed for skin use.
7. Glowing Bracelets
One of the easiest ways to add a bit of color to your black light look is by wearing glow bracelets. You can purchase a couple of packs of beads and string to make your own jewelry or light up accessories.
You can make bracelets for your friends at the party. It’s a great way to bond and create something for each other. Another fun way to make bracelets is by combining two glow sticks. Also, you can make glow necklaces.
6. DIY Glow Clothes
You can make DIY glow clothes for the party. You can simply decorate a plain outfit with bright colors or paints. Avoid blue, purple, and plain green as they don’t glow in black lights.
Also, you can draw designs, write words, or drip bright paint colors into your clothes. You won’t have to spend too much this way, yet you can glow and shine at the dark party.
5. Built-in Clothing and Accessories
Built-in light-up accessories can add a bit of glow to your blacklight outfit. You can use glowing jewelry, hats, glasses, nail polish, gloves, glow sticks, or even use a black light torch and any other party accessories.
You can check various party stores online or if there’s a store near you and purchase them to complete your glowing look!
4. LED Hair Clips
LED hair clips have a glow-in-the-dark  effect that makes them shine. They’re also a cheap way to add a bit of light to your outfit.
If you’re looking for something more flashy, use a LED hair clip with neon colors. Also, you can use glowing hair spray to settle your look.
3. Glow in the Dark Body Stickers
A fun alternative to glow-in-the-dark body paint is bright body stickers. These are easy to apply and are a mess-free way to add some neon color to your skin.
You don’t have to worry about sticking paints to your dress. These are safe to wear and eye-catching.
2. UV Light Reacting Top and Bottom
If you want clothes that literally glow, look for UV black light clothing. Various types of clothes, such as pants, skirts, and shirts, can glow in the dark if you put on UV light-reacting designs or accessories.
UV light reacting top is a must-have for any dark parties. It’s fun and flirty, making you stand out from the dark background. You can also wear it in other settings like a halloween party.
1. Neon Color Clothing
Under black light, vibrant colors will glow. You can find various clothing and accessories with vibrant colors, such as pants, shirts, and dresses. Wear something comfortable, as you’ll be having fun all night long.
You can complete your outfit with a bright-colored hairpiece like a wig. It will add a pop of color to your hair and make you the star of the party.
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Which Colors Glow Best?
This color is one of the recommended hues that glow well in black lights. Once the light turns off, you will glow in the dark and stand out from the crowd.
Like fluorescent, yellowish color is the best for a glow party. It will complement other lights and is best suited for the dark clothing concept. You can use any shade, especially neon yellow. The more radiant the color you wear, the more bright it could be at the glow party.
If you love orange, use it for the party. It is very bright in the dark (that’s why it’s commonly used at a Halloween party, too) and for sure, anyone would notice you at the glow party. You can wear orange clothes, body paint, or use EL wire  with this hue as an accessory.
Neon pink glow sticks, clothes, and paints are a must-have at any glow party. The brightness of this color suits the unlit surrounding. So, when you go to a glow party, you’ll see most guests wearing this color as this glows best in darkness.
Can you wear black to a black light or glow party?
Yes, it is recommended to wear black clothing because most glow-in-the-dark paints glow even brighter with black or any darker colors like blue and purple. But, don’t go wearing just plain black.
What kind of fabric glows under black light?
Cotton is the kind of fabric that glows under black light, especially the 100% white or heathered, along with Spandex. Also, bleach and bleached fabrics will glow, as well.
When it comes to choosing the outfit for a glow-in-the-dark party, you want to find things that are either fluorescent or white. The brighter the color, the better the chance that it will glow.
For best results, choose colors known to glow: neon pink, orange, yellow, and fluorescent. Then, finish your look with neon and fiber optic accessories and some face or body paint.
There are also suggestions for hair accessories and makeup that will add a bit of rock to your clothing. So, turn off the lights and get ready to shine!
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