Throughout my childhood I’ve always loved dressing up whether that be for World Book Day, fancy dress parties with my friends or, of course, trick-or-treating on Halloween night. And, to be honest, not much has changed in my teen or adult years either. I still love fancy dress.
I think my love of fancy dress was largely influenced by my parents, who always got involved with our costume planning, whether that was making or hiring them, applying make-up and/or fake blood, and even dressing up with us with a family costume (such as the Addams Family).
With various themed parties at comic con, costume parties and of course Halloween, it’s safe to say I’ve gathered a useful collection of fancy dress and cosplay items over the years; which I’d like to share with you. They’re ideal if you need a last minute costume in a hurry!
My Fancy Dress Kit Essentials
Ears, horns and hats
This is basically anything that doesn’t fit in to the other categories such as,:
Old clothes – anything that’s ripped or stained could have the makings of a good zombie costume.
Scarecrow brand fangs
Black, grey and white makeup
Red, green and blue makeup
Glow in the dark cream
While we always try to make costumes out of clothes we already own, or hire them, there are some occasions where we’ve purchased a costume. Like my dad’s Uncle Fester outfit. But while some people may where their costumes once and then get rid of them, we reuse ours.
Merlottles waitress apron and t-shirt
Kaylee Frye overalls
Do you have a fancy dress kit? What are some of your essentials? Let me know in the comments.