Even though we may be in the middle of summer, it will soon be Halloween. It is the perfect time to start thinking about a great costume for the party. But, nowadays fancy dress costume party is not just limited to Halloween. It is now a throughout the year affair.
This is because fancy dress parties are loads of fun and help get everyone’s creative energy flowing. It doesn’t matter if the party has a theme or it is a plain come-as-you-wish-to-wear party Fancy Dress Accessories is as important as the costume to stand you out at the party.
A fancy dress looks stunning on the rack, but on you, it needs fancy dress accessories to give it a touch of whimsy. You could get the best costume, but it would look plain and boring if you do not have the right accessories.
For example, you cannot be Johnny Depp from Pirates of the Caribbean without his signature dread locks or his rustic hat. The same goes for Tomb Raider, Lara Croft costume cannot be complete without a black belt and holsters fixed on each leg, gloves, toy guns, brown backpack, and leather boots.
Luckily, fancy dress companies have made the process of purchasing accessories much easier. They often have the accessories grouped with each costume when you go into any of the fancy dress shops. While this does help them market their excess products, it also helps you complete your outfit. Some of the accessories that they suggest you might not care for. It could possibly be a waste of your hard earned money.
If the fancy dress party that you are attending has a Pirate theme, then you will have a blast finding accessories. With the popularity of Pirates of the Caribbean series, lots of accessories are readily available.
On the other hand, if the person is having the fancy dress luau in the fall or winter as an opposite type of party, then you should wait until the end of summer to buy your accessories. This is when everything will be half price or on sale.
For a beach theme, you could bring a beach bag instead of a purse or pocketbook. Bust out those anklets that you have not worn in years, and toe rings. There are infinite combinations you can try on. It all depends on one’s creativity. If the party is not on the beach, wear a pair of shades on your head or have a bandana on forehead.
For a theme like fairy princess, you cannot find stuff at your home easily. You need to shop few things in that like a tiara or falling lace. Glitter is probably not something you have owned in years, and it would be great to have it for a fairy costume.
A wand is also crucial in a fairy princess outfit, as well as a pair of wings, and possibly a tiara as well. Bring a date and dress them up as prince from Cinderella or with a Frog Costume with a crown on head.
The bottom line is that your outfit will not be complete without the accessories. One of the exciting factors of a fancy dress party where you can go with a theme is that it is impossible to go overboard. Be creative and stretch your limits while deciding on the costume and accessories. Just don’t be over dressed up so you may be out of the Dress Code.