Fancy Dress on a Budget

July 9, 2012

Getting dressed up for fun is one of the most enjoyable experiences you can have throughout your lifetime. Wearing a fancy dress costume for a themed party, birthday or even for a stag night or hen night can be fun, but the cost of some outfits make them beyond the means of most people. You might think that, if you can’t afford a fancy dress costume, your dream of dressing up like a nurse, policeman or famous TV character is over. Fortunately, it’s possible to do fancy dress on a budget.

You might think that it’s hard work, but it’s possible to make your own fancy dress costume. For example, some halloween costumes are surprisingly easy to make, especially if you want to dress as a witch or vampire. To create a cape, all you’ll need is a black bin bag and black card to make a hat, plus some sticky tape and/or safety pins to hold everything together. Making those costumes can be a lot of fun, especially if you’re making them for the kids and they want to help.

If making your own fancy dress outfit seems too difficult and time-consuming to do, all is not lost. You may think that a fancy dress costume will cost a lot, but not if you shop around for any outfits available at discounted prices. By looking online, you might find a bargain or two, and you might even be able to save money if you buy a few costumes at a time for you and your friends or family.

Something else you might consider is making a costume out of clothes you already own. If you have clothes similar to those worn by a celebrity or TV/film character, you could fashion a costume out of them without spending a penny. It’s possible to do fancy dress on a budget, and all it takes is a little initiative and a keen eye for a bargain.