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Fancy Dress Costume Ideas For Men And Women

Fancy dress parties date back to the years and have gained momentum in the modern world. It is more common to find party hosts throwing themed parties where the invited are expected to dress up to the theme. This is where you will start looking for the most suitable costume to match the theme. In some other cases, parties as well as annual events and celebrations call for automatic dressing up. The good thing about such events is that you are at liberty to select the fancy dress you feel is best for the occasion. Some ideas can be helpful for men and women who are not very familiar with what will be the best costumes.

Costume Ideas for Men

Contrary to what many people think, men also love dressing up for the parties. There are so many options when it comes to fancy costumes for men and you have increased chances of finding what you find interesting and suitable enough. Occupational wear is a favorite option for many men. Under this category, you can find policeman, priest, sailor and surgeon costumes. You can also add an interesting twist to the costume by choosing a distant place or time characters such as Native Americans, Cossacks, cavemen, Toreadors, Greeks, Ancient Romans and cowboys. This category stands out because not very many people think of it as a first option. Other classic options for men’s costumes include TV and film celebrities, pirates, sorcerers, demons, zombies, and pirates. Continue reading 



A Custom Wedding Dress Price Tag!

In a world obsessed by the best and biggest, have you ever wondered who purchases those outrageously expensive couture gowns most of us can only dream about? These following three celebrities each wore a custom wedding dress for their nuptials and definitely deserve a place on the list of most expensive and extravagant gowns.

Grace Kelly – ‘The Wedding of the Century’

Number one is reputed to be (comparatively, by today’s standards) the most expensive custom wedding dress, ever – although whether it is the best is entirely subjective of course. Grace Kelly was an American film actress who married Prince Rainier III, to become Princess of Monaco. The prince proposed to Ms Kelly within just three days of meeting her and her family, but once she accepted, the event was promoted as ‘The Wedding of the Century’.

Designed by Helen Rose, the dress has endured as a huge influence for brides commissioning a custom wedding dress for themselves. Helen Rose was an American costume and clothing designer who spent most of her career with the famous American film company Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) and the dress was a gift to Grace Kelly from the studio. Sleeveless and using details of silk, silk net, silk taffeta and an antique rose-point lace, the dress comprised a bodice and skirt as well as two petticoats. Kelly wore a veil, head-dress and pearls to finish off the breathtakingly beautiful ensemble. The gown is now owned by the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Continue reading 



How To Buy A Great Halloween Costumes

Get ready to celebrate Halloween! Choose terrifying and colorful costumes that will make you stand out in any Halloween bash. You can pattern fright night costumes after popular fiendish creatures. It is also possible to design your own monstrous-looking attire. The key is to look like Jason of Friday the 13th, Count Dracula or a funny-looking spook like Casper the Friendly Ghost. Whether you are an adult or kid, it is important to shop around for a unique outfit. If you are on a budget, look for creative DIY tips. There are also online Halloween supply retailers that can provide you with practical options.

Trick or Treat

What can be the best buys for this occasion? Lots of kids love to wear these scary costumes. It is fun for them to portray whimsical fairy godmothers, witches or comic book superheroes. Indeed, your children have numerous options on how to dress up for Halloween. You can opt for elaborate costumes or be plain and simple. Make up for it with face painting to have the macabre look. Put on tattered clothes and a cloak. You have a hair-raising outfit right away. Look like a bat or be a skeleton look-alike. Search for a fairy princess ensemble if you want your daughter to look beautiful while tricking or treating.

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To Ask Yourself When Buying Fancy Dress Costumes

Fancy dress costumes have a way of adding a spicy twist to a party, whether it is an adult party or a children’s party. There are so many costume categories you can choose from with the most popular being princess costumes. Modern party shops have costumes and other important supplies you might need for the party such as decorations. To purchase the best dress costumes, you must ask yourself several questions. They will greatly help you in making the right decision with the costume.

Do I buy or hire the costume?

This is important, especially when you are working with a very tight budget towards the party. Hiring is cheaper, but then buying comes with the advantage of getting to keep the costume after the party. Weigh both options and relate them to the needs you have and you will have an easy time making the final decision. Most costume stores will give you both options.

What areas do I want covered up?

This is considering that some costumes can be exposing in some areas. You just need to ensure that you are comfortable with such exposures. In case your preferred costume does not cover up the areas you want covered, you can consider adding a few accessories to achieve this without having to change the costume completely. You will only enjoy the party when you are most comfortable in your costume so consider the design seriously. Continue reading 



Improve Your Cosplay Style Of The Legend Of Zelda Link Costume

We live in an era when surrounding people always try to perceive something relevant with your personality, life style and economic power from what you wear or carry. Like this or not, it’ s of great importance to make you seem at least decent in any occasion. This basic style rule also makes sense when you seek for outfits to spice up your look for a fantastic anime reality show. As a popular leisure activity, costume play draws attention from so many people in different age groups at present. In order to make sure you will be noticed and applauded on an anime show, making the really required transformation on your appearance is absolutely the first and most important thing you should do.

Like hunting for a suit to make the semblance fashionable or gorgeous, everybody holds a different favor when it comes to choosing his/her costume for anime shows. On the fashion cosplay costumes stage, various trends go in and out also in a rather frequent pace. For people who have no idea on which role to personate, they are usually recommended to choose some secure wagers, which refer to outfits that are strictly made according to styles in certain classic anime, video games or movies. Characters that are deeply remembered by lots of people will certainly be accepted by participants on the costume plays. Then, which role can you select? Continue reading 



How to Wear Dresses in a Halloween Party

Choosing and wearing the right dress for a party is important if you want to steal the spotlight. We all want to be noticed in the crowd for our style statement and want our clothes to speak about our personality. Selecting the right kind of dress depends on kind of party you are going to attend, whether it is a children’s party, cocktail party, costume party or an office party in a pub at night or a garden party at day time.

To start with, as a first step you should be conscious of the type of fabric (cotton, crepe, linen, silk etc) that you want to wear and keep in mind that it should go around your body comfortably. A cocktail party and a girls night out calls for super stylish outfit. A short black dress can be breathtaking for the occasion! Continue reading 



Benefits Of Wearing Costumes To A Child’s Development

There is nothing more exciting for a child than to be able to portray the character that they love. Wearing costumes not only give kids the chance to represent the characters they love, it also enhances and widen their perspective and cultivate their creative development.

Pretend Play

Role-play, which is one of the forms of “pretend play” is essential in a child’s development. Being able to pretend as someone else help kids to better recognize the differences. As they develop understanding of the world, they would be able to get rid of their fears, inhibitions, and insecurities. This help them to cultivate self-confidence and social awareness, allowing for a solid and strong foundation for imagination and creativity.

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Dressing Up Harry Potter Costume

My oldest son and I have just finished reading The Deathly Hollows, the final book in the Harry Potter series.  I’ve been waiting since before my kids were born to have kids I could share this magic with.  Luckily for me, my son is as in love with it as I am.  Now, with Halloween approaching, he wants to dress as Harry Potter.  As we began working on his costume I found out just how much “Potter” there is out there in the world!

The Outfit

Of course my kid wants to be Harry Potter and sport the Gryffindor logo but there are three other houses to pick from!  Whether your Potter fan wants to dress in Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw or Slytherin digs, there is a robe out there for them.  You can find the robes alone, or with the matching tie and scarf.

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Japanese Street Fashion

While considered by many as daring, outlandish and provocative, Japanese fashion has come a long way from being just about kimonos and school uniforms. Their eye-popping and flamboyant outfits have largely been influenced by Japan’s huge underground club scene. Tokya and Osaka is where Japanese Street Fashion is at its best. By adopting a mixture of current and traditional trends along with foreign and local labels, Japanese youth have created their own unique blend of fashion.

Japanese street fashion has a variety of trends and styles. Youth were more elaborate in their dressing patterns and make-up. Bright colours, eccentric patterns, hand-made garments, heavy jewellery, mixing and matching jeans and tank tops with traditional wear like kimonos, is their way of making statements about their cultural influences and way of life. Lolita, Kogal, Cosplay, Ganguro are some of the most sought after styles that Japanese youth display on the streets. Continue reading 



Cosplay Costume Is A Popular Hobby

Do you like dressing up in costumes for Halloween or a special event? Would you like to be able to attend more functions with costumes? Then Cosplay is for you. This is the “hottest”creative and imaginative hobby being enjoyed by amateurs and professionals.

No, there are no lines to memorize and you do not have to act in a play or any type of theatre performance. Select a character that you would like to be and become that personality for a period of time.

People who participate in this activity can be found at celebrity, sci-fi, and other types of conventions which welcome costumed personalities. They can also be found at promotional events such as books or movies. Continue reading 




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