5 Tips for Choosing a Fancy Dress Costume
Fancy dress parties are fun and the main part of the fun is deciding what to go as. Trying on different styles of fancy dress can be a lot of fun before you get to the party and is an easy way to lighten the mood of any party. A Party Shop have a large selection of fancy dress costumes for people who want to own their own costume, these are affordable costumes to keep that won't break the bank.
There are a few ways you can get a fancy dress costume, you can make it yourself, rent a costume or buy a costume. Fancy dress costumes can be of any theme, medieval, superhero, cowboy and Indians, Pirate, Halloween, Disney Characters, the possibilities are endless.
You can also take a traditional costume and turn it into something else, by purchasing a nurse outfit and a white eye patch. You could turn your outfit into a villain outfit from Kill Bill. By purchasing the right accessories and a 1960s bright suit, and false teeth, your outfit could transform you into Austin Powers.
If you don't want to create your own outfit with accessories, A Party Shop have a great selection of outfits relating to your fancy dress theme.
When deciding on a costume, it's important to look at your options online before deciding on a costume that is right for you.
Here are a few tips to help you choose the perfect Fancy dress outfit:
Choosing the right theme is very important, if the theme has been chosen by your party host, it's important to make sure you turn up to the party in a unique outfit that no one else will have chosen. Think about your own personality and style, it can also be an opportunity to get outside your comfort zone and choose a costume that shows your extrovert side. If you are a quiet person and seen as conservative why not dress up in a theatrical costume, like a villain or superhero.
If your theme hasn't been chosen by your party host, you have endless possibilities. There are many themes to look at. You could go as a tube of toothpaste, a bottle of beer, or choose a character from your favourite film or TV show.
Comfort is important. When choosing an outfit remember you will be wearing it all day or evening. You need to feel comfortable in what you are wearing. If the weather is cold, consider a warmer outfit like a Hot dog costume that provides excellent coverage and will keep you warm. If the weather is warm you will need a lighter costume that will keep you cool like a Male runner costume.
Choose a costume within your budget, once you set your budget you will know which types of fancy dress costumes you will be able to afford. Readymade costumes can be purchased at a low price to a very high price. Check your budget and look for costumes within that budget. Most fancy dress costumes can be purchased quite cheaply from A Party Shop for much less than the price of hired outfit, but it's important to stay within your budgeted rate.
Make sure you have the right accessories for your fancy dress costume. When you buy your costume, check which accessories it comes with. If you need a wig or socks to go with your outfit, make sure you purchase them at the same time so that you have the full outfit ready for your party.
Speak to your friends. If your friends are going, ask them what they are going as. You could combine costumes to go as Batman and Robin or the 118118 runners. Doubling up with someone before a party can be fun and less difficult than deciding on a costume on your own. Your friends can also provide advice on deciding which fancy dress outfit is best for you.