Fancy dress costumes plus sizes - all you need to know!

Fancy dress costumes plus sizes can either be made by you at home or bought ready made.

The first thing that you need to decide is exactly what you want to dress up as. Obviously some costumes don't require a whole lot of creativity - think of "ghosts" dressed in sheets with holes cut out for eyes, but if you're planning on a totally individual look then you need to be prepared.

eBay offers many opportunities when sourcing a fancy dress costumes. This is because there are speciality shops within eBay itself that stock an extensive range of ready made costumes. While these outfits may not be to your liking, they are a good place to start when putting your own ideas into practice. Cowgirls, nuns, cave women, clowns, burlesque and fairytale outfits all feature heavily on eBay with many of the stockists also having accessories and make up on sale too.

These outfits are generally quite basic and only contain the outfit itself. Wigs and accessories need to be purchased separately and it's these that lead to the costume costing more than you may have planned.

If you're thinking of creating your own, then there is a possibility that you have some of the necessary equipment lying around at home, this could prove to be the more affordable option. A quick trip to Primark or to your local discount store can provide you with everything you need to make a fancy dress costume that no one else will have! Remember the rules of fancy dress? There are no rules!


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