Costume and fancy dress have always been a part of our life. It offers fun for all, but when did it all start? The origins can be traced back to the 18th-century tradition of the masked ball. A masquerade ball would involve all attendees wearing a costume that included a mask of some sort. They’re still often hosted today and can particularly appeal to women who get to experiment with jewelled, decorative and colourful masks. But, what are the options available for a woman customer in terms of fancy dress costumes today?
With thousands of adult fancy costume ideas at your fingertips, it can be hard to work out what fancy dress costume suits your figure best. But it’s not all about the suitability or trying to ‘wow’ people, comfort is a big part of it all too. Some costume ideas may sacrifice that comfort for the spectacle, and some may sacrifice the spectacle for feeling comfy. However, it’s good to consider these two things while you’re looking. The first thing you should do is create a list, as this allows you to keep track of all of your preferred options, allowing you to compare the best beside each other. Then there’s also the occasion. A pirate dressing up costume can be great fun, but at a masquerade ball, it’s not the most appropriate attire, so always consider the event. Then there are also accessories to consider, as you’ll want your fancy dress costume to have all the bells and whistles. For example, can you dress like a bumblebee without wings? Should a French maid be without her feather duster? Or maybe you need wigs to recreate a celebrity’s hairstyle? Accessories create a far more compelling fancy dress, and certain props can be fun too. Finally, of course, there is cost. Is your dream dress affordable and within your budget? There’s no point spending an amount you can’t afford for something you’re only going to wear once or twice if you’re lucky.
It’s easy to just think of costume accessories as only swords, capes or – in the case of vampire costume accessories – just a pair of pointy plastic fangs. However, accessories can be so much more than that when it comes to fancy dress. You can buy cheap clothing and use makeup and accessories to create a unique, yet powerful, image for your creation. But there’s no need to experiment like Dr Frankenstein, as many fancy dress costume websites already have these accessories available too. Hair chalk is an awesome trend that is useful when it comes to the likes of Halloween Costume. Many of us are frightened to dye our hair because of the long-term effects it may have on our scalp and follicles, which could damage our hair. With hair chalk, however, you use a special type of chalk, which comes in various different colours, to colour the ends or tips of your hair. When it comes to fancy dress, it can give you that extra edge and ‘wow’ factor. Remember, fancy dress is about doing something different! At AnyCostume.co.uk, we’ve got loads of accessories that can change your style. Hair chalks and colour hair spray are in stock, and we also have quality Snazaroo face paints in numerous different colours, including gorgeous glitter. We have pointy fangs and much more, as you can get your hands on fake blood, pale face paint and even chalks to recreate that Morticia Addams-esque silver streak in your hair, darlings.
So if you’re looking for something horrible, delightful, terrifying, tantalizing, creepy or cute then come and shop online at AnyCostume.co.uk. Far from finding drab dresses and spiritless skirts, at www.anycostume.co.uk, you’ll find the most delightful array of weird and wonderful costumes on show – all available at an affordable price from our UK shop. So whether it’s an amazing superhero costume or a fierce fairy look that you’re after, we’ve got it all. Contact us on our customer email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can’t find what you are looking for and we’ll gladly track it down for you.