Purim is one of the happiest of Jewish holidays. It commemorates the Biblical story of Queen Esther. Queen Esther, whose real name was Hadassah was a young Jewish girl who, through the ancient version of a beauty contest, became the Queen of Persia. She hid her Jewish identity from the king until a royal official in the kingdom arose who planned to kill all the Jews. Right before the day decreed for the massacre of the Jews, Queen Esther told the king that she too was a Jew and was able to save her people from annihilation. The days of grief were transformed into days of joy. Just as Queen Esther hid her identity from the king, to this day, on Purim we hide our identity with masks and costumes to commemorate this amazing story!
It is also tradition to get extremely and excessively drunk (hence the crazy parties). Crowds and performers fill the streets of Israel for this incredible festival. Street parties with thousands of people, everyone in costume, is the norm for multiple days. Everyone is trying to guess the other’s costume. And the best part….it’s not just for the kids! EVERYONE dresses up, young and old. It’s really so much fun.
These matching and coordinating costumes ideas are perfect for sisters or best friends for all occasions; costume parties, Halloween, and of course Purim!
1. Cheetah and Jaguar
Two of the most beautiful big cats? Yes please!! A cheetah and jaguar, created in gown form is both elegant and festive.
2. Sun and Moon
What better matching costume than the sun and the moon? Especially if the two people wearing the outfits are a bit of opposites, it will work out even better! For a group costume consider having some people dress up as the stars!
View the full post: A SHINING PURIM WITH HANDMADE COSTUMES
3. Two Birds
Now this one is definitely going to cause you to use all of your creativity to create. Any two birds will do, but we re-created two famous birds of Israel – the national bird of Israel called the Hoopoe and a Little Green Bee Eater.
View the full post: PURIM ON THE PLANTATION
4. Two Trees in the Forest
Simple and yet whimsical at the same time. Dressing up as two tall trees is certainly going to turn heads. If you have a group of people, this can be perfect to create an entire forest!
View the full post: HOLIDAY OF CREATIVITY – HANDMADE COSTUMES “TWO TREES” FOR PURIM 2021
Who doesn’t want to dress up as a flower? These representational costumes make for the perfect artistic rendition of beautiful wild poppies.
Pictures coming soon!!
Each year we make a new creative costume for the festivities so we’ll certainly be adding some more ideas here as the years pass!
Lots of Love,
Danielle and Brooke, Colorful Sisters