A UV and black light party is created in a dark room or a room with a dark background. Black lightbulbs with ultraviolet are used which enable specific colors to glow. A black light party is a fun and unique experience to any other party type.

Wearing the correct type of clothes can ensure you enjoy your night and are fully submerged in the environment around you. Wearing clothes and items that will create maximum glow is a priority as well as clothes that are comfortable and let you move freely.

Black light party outfits can be a way to try new things, experiment, and let your creative side shine through. Let's take a look at some ideas of what to wear to your next glow party.

 

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Bright Neon Colors 

Bright Neon Colors

Bright neon colors like orange, green, pink, and purple will glow with vigor at a black light party. Neon colors come in all forms and styles of clothing, so you are sure to find something that you feel comfortable and confident in.

For a bold look and glow, wear neon colors from head to toe. The rule of thumb is, more neon means more glow. If you want something more subtle, wear neon for your shirt and regular-colored pants or vice versa. 

Find more ideas to style bright clothes here.

 

White Clothes

White Clothes

White clothing is a simple, easy option to wear to your next party. White reflects light and will therefore glow bright. Wear full white for a matching look or pair white with other options, as white will go with most everything.

Be aware if you are wearing body paint or if body paint is being used at the party, as it will not come out of white easily. 

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Find white shirts here.

 

Neon-Colored Wig

Neon-Colored Wig

A bright neon-colored wig is a fun, bold item to pair with your outfit. Not only will it help you glow, but it will make heads turn.

Check out more hair accessories here.

 

Hat 

Hat

A hat is an easy way to accessories and add an element of glow to your head. Wear a plain white or neon-colored hat that can be paired with almost anything. Add lights, stickers, and paint to an old hat to create fun patterns and shapes.

Hats can easily go missing in a crowded atmosphere, so make sure to probably secure it or choose an old hat you won’t be sad to part with if it does fall off during the night.

Discover these hats.

 

Glow in the Dark Body Paint

Glow in the Dark Body Paint

A great way to get your creative side on is to use glow-in-the-dark paint for your next party. Use it to create fun designs on your clothes or paint your skin. It comes in a variety of colors that are all bright and will create an eye-catching, unique glow.

Some paint is also safe to use in your hair, just make sure to read the label first. Paint yourself, or have fun with your friends creating fun designs on one another. 

Try these tips to get paint out of clothes.

 

Body Stickers

Body Stickers

Neon-colored body stickers are a fun, mess-free alternative to body paint. They are safe to wear, can be placed anywhere on you, and won’t stain your clothes. Choose small stickers to place throughout your look or large ones to make a statement piece.

Find more ways to accessorize here.

 

Holo (Hologram) Clothes

Hologram Clothes

Holo clothing or hologram clothing is specifically made to reflect light to help them glow in the dark. They come in a variety of styles and colors, with most made of shiny, reflective material. 

Choose a light flowy holo dress to dance in, or pair a piece of hologram clothing with any other comfortable option.

Find more light reflective clothing here.

 

UV Light Reactive Clothes

UV Light Reactive Clothes

Like holo clothing, UV light-reactive clothing is made to glow in the dark. They come in a variety of clothing articles and are breathable and light to wear in a crowded, active environment.

Find more light-colored clothing here.

 

Glow in the Dark Nails

Glow in the Dark Nails

Nail polish that glows in the dark is a fun easy way to add an extra element to your look. Glow-in-the-dark nails are usually bright neon colors that can be found as a polish or as a press-on.

Learn what to wear to your next nail appointment here.

 

Glowing Jewelry

Glowing Jewelry

Jewelry is a great way to accessorize and add more elements that will glow. Neon bracelets, earrings, and necklaces are a great inexpensive option. If you don’t have any neon-colored jewelry, you can paint old jewelry with glow-in-the-dark paint or add neon stickers to them.

It’s also easy to make your own glowing jewelry with glow sticks or by adding neon beads to existing jewelry you own.

Check out these jewelry pieces.

 

EL Wire

EL Wire

EL wire or electroluminescent wire is a glowing wire with strobe and blinking light settings that create a charged, exciting atmosphere for you and others around you. 

It can be used in a variety of ways, like wrapping it around your arms or legs like bracelets, wrapping it around your neck like a necklace, or any other way you can think of.

Discover other ways to glow here.

 

Glow Sticks

Glow Sticks

Glow sticks are an inexpensive, easy way to help your outfit glow, They can be worn around your neck, fashioned into a bracelet, or waved around while you dance.

Check out more ways to glow here.

 

Glowing Hairspray

Glowing Hairspray

Glowing hairspray is a common item for blacklight parties. Not only will it keep your hair in place, but it will let another part of you glow. Glowing hairspray is better for light-colored hair than dark hair as it does not show up as well in darker hair.

Try out more hair accessories here.

 

Shoes 

Shoes

Regardless of the type of shoes you wear, choosing a comfortable pair is a must. At a blacklight party, you will be on your feet and dancing for most of the night with very few opportunities to sit.  

A comfortable pair of shoes will allow you to keep going for the entire night and your feet will thank you the next morning.

Choose an old pair of sneakers you can add neon stickers and paint too or stick with a classic white pair that will glow on their own.

Check out these vegan shoes.

 

Shiny Clothes

Shiny Clothes

Another easy option is wearing shiny fabrics like silky fabrics and metallic-like items. If possible, double-check under a UV light first to make sure they will glow as not all shiny clothes are made to glow and may not be reflective enough.

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