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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 



Fancy Dress Costumes And What They Can Do To Children

There is nothing as good as allowing your children to dress up in what they love the most. They especially find a fancy dress costume fun and with lots of parties and celebrations now requiring the attendants to wear costumes, your kids can have all the fun in what they choose. The secret in boosting your child’s joy and confidence when wearing a costume is involving him or her in the shopping and selection process. There are plenty of positives that the right costume can end fetching for your child.

They boost the party mood

This is in the sense that they are designed to be fun to wear for the little ones. The simple thought of getting transformed into the characters they love most or associate with keeps their moods on the rooftops. Hence, they end up enjoying the party all through. The costumes keep them entertained even when there isn’t a lot of an activity to engage in. They will still feel excited even when they are playing alone.

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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 



Wings Of An Angel

There are many ways to make angel wings. Big thick wings are popular with cosplay and costume parties. Making these types of wings takes a lot of work. Some of the tools you need to make them include PVC pipes, a heat gun, expanding foam, muslin, plastic sheets, gloves, and wire. The harness should be built first so that you can duct tape the harness to a chair and apply your wings on the chair.

The brain skeleton of the wing is made out of PVC pipes that you can obtain from any tool shop such as B and Q. It has the advantages of being light but strong at the same time, and it is also very cheap.

A heat gun (also available from the high street) is needed to heat up the PVC pipe in order to make it curve. The angel wings need to ben and not be straight for best costume effect, but not bent so much that the PVC becomes weak or cracked. Continue reading 



High Quality And Cheap Cosplay Guide

Know what you’re buying and your abilities

Do you want to buy a standard Japanese school girl uniform? Or something simple like Heather Mason from Silent Hill or Misty from Pokemon? All can be bought or altered for under $20 with a little luck and effort. Once you know what parts you need to look for you can start putting everything together.

A sailor fuku can be made from:

A white (usually button up) shirt – $3
Fabric & ribbon to sew on any sleeves, the collar, and make your skirt – $12/3yrds
Shoes – $5
In the long run it’s usually in the best interest of your wallet to learn how to make your own cosplays. Props and fabric are both expensive, but buying an already made cosplay is almost always MUCH more expensive.  A lot of characters have really elaborate outfits and the better it looks the more it costs. If cosplay is something you see yourself doing for a while I highly recommend learning how to make you own costumes. Continue reading 



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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How to make your own Halloween costume

Handcrafting your own personalized costume for Halloween sometimes initially might sound to become rather simple and also the least expensive selection. Some very easy models in fact may be made while in twelve minutes without any chaos and also inconvenience perhaps even without the need needle. Yet, generating an original costume outfit might develop into rather high-priced and additionally time consuming horror. It all depends upon just how brilliant as well as faddy you are in reality. In the following paragraphs you can get a number of hints combined with pieces of advice regarding how to design an exquisite fancy dress costume suitable for kids, attaching a bit of unique style to your particular masterwork.

The first aspect we will take a look at is seen as an important part of a witch’s costume, a little crown princess or simply that of a Tinkle bell tutu. The Tutu is a particular really short skirt dressed by ballerinas. To generate it it is necessary to have just one elastic headband and some fine net fabric of silk or rayon which will be cut directly into several identical tapes. So, first you tie the stripes round the stretchy band for head. You have to go on with hanging and hanging them all around in anticipation of having an engaging tutu accomplish. You will need in the region of 45 straps of only one color selection tulle or more. It’s under your control to determine Continue reading 



How To Make Your A princess Costume Party Outfit

news/images_small/movie-cinderella-costume.jpgWhat little girl doesn’t want to be a princess? Halloween isn’t the only time children like to dress up! Playtime with friends and parties are great opportunities to show off a fun costume. It’s a lot of fun to make your little girl Princess Costumes party outfit and any child will love it. All you need are a few items that most people have around the house.

First, you’ll need a dress. There are plenty of low cost princess dresses available, or you can just use a nice party dress. Princesses always have lots of jewels, so it’s worth it to get glue on rhinestones and use them to enhance the dress. Add precious stones to the skirt, around the neck and on the edges of sleeves for the best effect.

Something else that every princess needs is a bow or ten. Keep ready made bows on hand, or make your own with some satin or velvet ribbon, both of which are very elegant. Wide ribbons can be used for sashes, as well and thinner ones are perfect for tying up the princess ‘do. Choose several popular colors of ribbon to keep on hand for just this sort of occasion. Continue reading 




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