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Dress Code For Escape Rooms: What To Know Before Your Big Game

Although there's no specific dress code for escape rooms, that doesn't mean you can show up in your PJs (or worse). It's time to get dressed up!
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Don't worry, the dress code isn't that complicated. It basically boils down to finding the perfect combination of comfort, appropriateness, and theme. Let me show you.

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Escape room games are all about using your brainpower to escape from a physical space, so you'll want to be comfortable and able to move around.

You'll also need to make sure your clothing doesn't have any sharp objects that could damage the escape room or injure other players. And moreover, you don't want to be THAT person who escapes rooms in their pajamas or someone who's constantly fidgeting with their clothes. Right?

Planning on what to wear for your escape room game can be just as challenging as the escape room itself. You need to find an outfit that strikes the perfect balance between comfort and function.

Don't worry just because you can't figure out what to wear that you won't be able to go to your escape room party. We've got you covered with the ultimate escape room dress code guide.

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Best Dress Code for an Escape Room

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Frankly, the best escape room dress code is comfortable clothing that you can move around in easily. Since most escape rooms involve physical activity, you'll want to be able to reach, climb, and squeeze through tight spaces without any issues.

Here are a few items to keep in mind when picking out your escape room outfit:

  • Avoid loose or baggy clothing: You don't want your clothes to get caught on anything or trip you up while you're trying to escape.

  • Opt for closed-toe shoes: Again, you don't want your clothing or shoes to get caught on anything. Plus, open-toe shoes offer zero protection if you accidentally kick something (or someone).

  • Leave the jewelry at home: Any sharp objects have the potential to damage the escape room or injure other players.

What Makes an Ideal Escape Room Outfit?

Since many escape rooms are set in different environments or themes, the best escape room outfit will depend on the particular escape room you're playing. For example, if your escape room is set in a lab, you might want to consider wearing a button-down shirt and slacks.

On the other hand, if your escape room is based in a jungle, you might want to consider wearing shorts and a t-shirt. The key is to be comfortable and able to move around freely in your escape room outfit.

Here's what we believe to be the best escape room outfit, regardless of the escape room theme:

Non-restricting pants or shorts: Pick a pair of pants or shorts that jive well with activity. Avoid anything too tight or constricting, but don't go too large or baggy either. Athletic shorts or a comfy pair of jeans are a great option as they provide perfect mobility.

A close-fitting, breathable top: Again, you'll want something that won't restrict your movement but will also allow your skin to breathe. A close-fitting t-shirt or tank top should do the trick.

Sneakers: Sneakers are always a good choice as they provide good traction and support. Avoid flip-flops or any other type of open-toe shoe.

What Not to Wear to an Escape Room

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Although there's no escape room dress code per se, there are definitely some things you should avoid wearing to an escape room. Here are a few items to leave at home:

Heeled and open-toed shoes: We know they look good, but they're just not practical (or safe) in an escape room. Heeled shoes can make it difficult to move around, and open-toed shoes offer zero protection if you accidentally kick something (or someone).

  • Suit and tie: Unless the escape room is business-themed, you probably won't need to dress up.

  • Pajamas: We get it, they're comfortable. But escape rooms are all about using your brainpower, so leave the PJs at home.

  • Short dresses or overly tight clothing: You'll want to be able to move around freely, so avoid anything that might trip you up or restrict your movement. Short dresses and skirts are a no-go, as are overly tight jeans or leggings.

  • Jewelry and Accessories: Any sharp objects have the potential to damage the escape room or injure other players. So leave the jewelry at home and opt for a simple watch instead.

Escape rooms are all about using your brainpower, so the best escape room dress code is comfortable clothing that you can move around in easily.

How to Dress for an Escape Room

Not sure how to put together an escape room-approved outfit? Here are a few escape room dress code ideas to get you started:

  • For women: Athletic shorts or leggings, a close-fitting t-shirt or tank top, sneakers, or other closed-toe shoes. Yoga pants are a great option as they're comfortable and offer a full range of motion.

  • For men: A t-shirt or polo shirt, sneakers or other closed-toe shoes. Men's shorts are also a good choice as they provide plenty of mobility.

  • For kids: Any comfortable clothing that they can move around easily in. Sneakers or other closed-toe shoes are a must.

  • Themed Dress Code: If your escape room has a specific theme, consider incorporating that into your outfit. For example, if your escape room is set in a haunted house, you might want to wear a Halloween costume. Or if your escape room is based in a winter wonderland, you could dress in all white.

The bottom line is that there is no one-size-fits-all escape room dress code. The most important thing is to wear something that you're comfortable in and that won't impede your escape. With that in mind, have fun and happy escaping!

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