When thinking about a fancy dress night out, there’s a lot that has to be considered. A big consideration is wanting to look your best and not feel too silly in your chosen costume! Another thing to think about is that you don’t want to be dressed the same as anyone else – especially if you’ve put a lot of thought and research into what you’re going to wear.
Then there’s the issue of whether or not everyone in the fancy dress party is going to be wearing a costumes. Are you going to make all this effort, just to find out that you’ve taken the ‘fancy dress’ theme a little bit too far?
I remember a Manchester fancy dress party that I went to where one of the people attending was dressed as Freddie Mercury in the I Want To Break Free music video. He arrived sporting a short skirt, suspenders, high heels, and a plastic bag with a pair of Adidas Hamburg in for the journey home.
I received a phone call from him while he was hiding in the car park, waiting for the right time to walk in. The issue was that when he arrived, all he could see was other people who weren’t dressed in fancy dress. He thought that he’d been conned into dressing up and that he’d be the laughing stock of the night.
Fortunately for him there were plenty of people in fancy dress that were already inside the venue, and he actually won Best Fancy Dress of the evening (so it was worth the effort!).
I often wonder which is better for a fancy dress night out, a themed night or a night where anything goes. The latter allows people to be creative and inventive with their costumes, while the former can tie in with the music from a particular era throughout the night. You could have a 60’s night with people dressed as the Beatles or the Supremes. I do think it’s a good night when everyone in the room is sporting the famous 60’s style, it momentarily captures the era and the fashion of that time.
There’s also those that don’t like to stand out and look out of place so choose not to dress up, only to find on their arrival that they are one of only a handful of people who aren’t in costume. Now how bad is that? The very thing they were trying avoid has just turned round and bit them on the backside.
The moral of the story here is to get into party mode and get into character! There are so many options for dressing up. As a Manchester fancy dress store, we have hundreds of costumes which you can choose from. You’re bound to find something that’s right for you!
However your night goes, you can be sure that it’ll be eventful and provide much fun and laughter, as well as some great pictures for you to cherish (and/or cringe at!).