There’s something more exciting about adding your own touch to a fancy dress costume rather than using one that’s completely ready-made. Yet as we get older, it seems that less people are enthusiastic about getting creative for fancy dress and birthday parties are not what they used to be. Well, it doesn’t have to be the same old kind of party, as making your own fancy dress costume will help you to create a fun-filled occasion that you can look forward to! So to help inspire you with some imagination, here are some tips on how to make your own fancy dress costume!
Start With A Wig
Working from the head down could be a great way of starting your own fancy dress costume as finding the perfect wig will instantly transform your look. Whether you want to dress as your favourite celebrity or are just looking for a particular theme, we’ve got a range of wigs to suit every party.
Add A Hat
If you’re looking to create a specific theme in mind such as a sailor, pirate or policeman for example, a hat will provide the finishing touch to make your outfit obvious. When teamed with the rest of your outfit, your choice of headwear or hat will make all the difference.
Use Makeup, Face Paints & Facial Hair
Create the look that you want with your own selection of face paints and makeup! Giving you more control over your appearance, face paints are ideal for adding that extra touch of disguise such as an military fancy dress costume or dressing as an animal. Alternatively for men, facial hair can easily change your look into the character you’re impersonating whether it’s a beard, moustache or sideburns.
Accessorise With Gloves & Tights
Even if you have the bulk of your fancy dress costume ready, it’s the small touches that may make all the difference. Extras such as a pair of tights or a pair of gloves are a fantastic way of ensuring you’ve got the whole outfit. On the other hand, it will also give you the freedom to create your own theme such as Alice in Wonderland or a circus theme, or you can wear them again with other outfits.
If you’re not sure where to start with your fancy dress outfit, we’ve got a great selection of accessories to get your imagination going so you can create your very own fancy dress costume.