Dressing up is always fun, whether you are a child or an adult. A party where you can be anyone you want to be is a good way for adults to let go of all tension in a socially acceptable way; it’s a form of release especially for those who live in constricting office suits day in and day out. If you are up for attending a fancy dress costume ball in the near future, grab this opportunity and go all out on your outfit. Here are a few ideas that would help you in your search for the best but reasonably priced fancy dress costume ever:
1. Hire out a costume. There’s no need to buy when there are places that take care of renting out a wide range of elaborate costumes. You can be a military general in full regalia, or you can choose to be an 18th century queen. They can come in different sizes, but even if the costume is too big or too long for you, you can discreetly pin it in and no one will ever notice. Just take care of the costume while you’re wearing it and return it on the day requested; this will ensure that the only fee you pay is the hiring charge.
2. Inquire at the local drama school for costumes. For sure, these places have costumes on hand as well. If you know anyone working in this industry, you could ask that person to lend you one. Nothing can beat these costumes in terms of elaborateness, and more often than not you will get something made of quality material because such costumes are made to be worn frequently.
For options 1 and 2, make sure to have them dry cleaned if they’ve been sitting in storage for some time. Such costumes may have lurking dust mites which can be quite nasty on your skin and sinuses.
3. Embellish an old outfit in the closet. There are surely old things you no longer wear in your closet or attic that, with some imagination, can be converted into something totally outrageous. A dress or a Sunday suit can be cut or extended, reshaped, and reborn into something else. You can now get embellishments at your local haberdashery or online, so just add some sequins, beads, ropes/ribbons, tassels, or other kinds of enhancers, and voila! You’ve got a costume that will wow everyone. Plenty of fancy dress costume ideas on how to do this can be found in books, magazines, and online.
4. Borrow a costume (or an idea) from a friend. You may have some friends who like to collect sensational outfits the way in the ways of Lady Gaga, so an easy way to get a costume is by simply borrowing from such people. Even if he or she cannot help you with a costume, this expert in costumes can at least help you with ideas as well as information on additional places you can check out that don’t charge too much. Read the rest of this entry »