More than almost any other date on the calendar, October 31st has become synonymous with dressing up. From ghouls and ghosts through to zombies, witches, pumpkins, black cats and more, Halloween is always a great excuse to put on the face paint and be something spooky for a few hours. Luckily, Halloween isn’t the only time when fancy dress is a fantastic option. Here we consider five other events where dress up is the perfect way to make a great impression and add value to the experience.
Who said that birthday parties are only for children? Although many adults tend to confine their birthday celebrations to a quiet meal out or a few drinks at the local with friends, the reality is that a fancy dress party, complete with themed food, drinks and entertainment, can be an unforgettable way to celebrate your special day. Whether you opt for a universal theme (cops ‘n’ robbers, horror or fictional characters, for example), or select a theme that’s dear to your heart, fancy dress can transform a birthday party into something amazing.
A wedding with a difference
Weddings aren’t what they used to be! Themed weddings are increasingly common, which means that the right fancy dress is obligatory attire. Depending on how well you know the happy couple, you may even want to dress up as a favourite character or wear a costume that brings back a good memory; an excellent conversation starter, the right fancy dress costume adds a sparkle to any wedding.
Going to see a band that favours a dark vibe? Perhaps you and a group of friends intend to see a show where audience participation is a vital part of the proceedings. Dressing the part can be a key part of attending a wide range of musical and/or cultural events. The right costume can really help audience members to get into the spirit of the performance, as well as make for some great photos to share with the friends who weren’t fortunate enough to attend.
Are you looking forward to your next horror/StarWars/StarTrek/Marvel convention? Fancy dress is an essential part of enjoying a convention, so why not invest in a fresh, engaging costume to make the day a special one? Not only will you fit right in with other convention-goers in their StarWars costumes, for example, but there’s also all the fun of navigating the journey to the venue dressed as a character that stands out for all the right reasons.
Charity events/sporting events
Whether you’re taking part in a charity car wash, running a marathon or completing a sponsored silence, an appropriate costume adds enjoyment to the occasion. Fancy dress has enormous appeal: if you want your charity event to get noticed (and thereby potentially raise more money), an outlandish costume that gets you noticed could work really well.
The bottom line is that fancy dress is great entertainment! No matter what day of the year it might be, finding an excuse to slip into something outlandish is always a recipe for fun. Get in touch to find out more.