Dressing Up On A Budget

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Fancy dress costumes, especially adult sized ones, can be quite expensive to buy. If you’ve got a party coming up or a charity event that you’re dressing up for, buying a costume could set you back about fifty dollars. Here are some ways that you can dress up and look just as good at a fraction of the price.
Hire
Chances are you’ll only been needing the fancy dress costume once in your life, so if you have no plans to keep it, enquire about costume hire at the fancy dress store http://www.partydudes.co.nz/christchurch/. Costume hire is usually a lot cheaper than buying one at full price, providing you return the outfit in it’s original condition. Most fancy dress shops will have the same or most of the costumes that they sell available to hire as well, so you shouldn’t lose too many options, although it’s worth asking whether or not a costume is available for hire or not before you set your heart on it. Costume hire might not be a good idea if there’s the potential you might ruin or damage it, for example if you’re wearing it to a charity run, so decide whether or not it’s the best option for you before you hire one.
Online Auctions
Online auction sites such as eBay are a great place to find cheap and discounted garments shop both new and second hand. Most fancy dress costumes that you will find listed will be second hand, in perfectly wearable condition but at a fraction of the price just because they’ve been used a couple of times in the past. Some online seller may have cheaply made, but very inexpensive new costumes for sale also. If you’re shopping online for a fancy dress outfit, make sure you don’t leave it to the last minute – you will need to allow enough time for delivery, especially if your item is being shipped from another country, and remember that you’ll need to try it on and make sure it fits beforehand.
Ask Around
Who knows what old fancy dress costumes your friends and family members might have lurking in the back of their wardrobes, and by asking them if they have an old outfit you can borrow, you might be able to bag yourself a free fancy dress costume. Even if they don’t have any, they might know somebody who does and is willing to donate it, so taking the time to ask people you know is always a good way to save money on a fancy dress outfit.