17 Bright Ideas for Costume Hacks

17 Bright Ideas for Costume Hacks

Costume party. Those two words can conjure so many mixed emotions. Some people love it, some people hate it. But, whatever side of the fence you sit you on, a costume party is an inevitable part of life. We’ve put together 17 bright ideas for costume hacks on how to take your costume from average to awesome.

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      Play to your mood - If you don’t feel like it (or you’re still a bit dusty from the night before) –go as an Olsen twin? Wig to hide your hair, a chunky sweater, pair of sunglasses and a big tote bag – comfy and effective.http://www.brit.co/work-appropriate-costumes/

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      Create a mood board -  before going out to buy your costume. This can help to ensure you have a clear idea of what you want. It also ties the outfit together. https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/558305685025806583/

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      Little details make a big difference - Small, creative touches can take your outfit from average to awesome in a matter of seconds. It could just be a tattoo or actual ivy leaves for your Poison Ivy costume (non-poisonous of course). https://au.pinterest.com/pin/361413938824078591/

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      Get into character - Release your inner performer. It makes it that bit more believable.

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      Use what you have - Simple ideas are often the best. When we reach for something too complicated we can become unstuck. Look for things around the house that can inspire you or what you already have in your wardrobe and go from there…

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      Prepare to Wow - As with most things, preparation is the key. So, if you have enough notice, try pulling together your thoughts and ideas straight away.

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      Make life easy and buy one - When the party has been sprung upon you (or life just happened) and you need a last-minute costume idea, simplicity and ease are definitely the way to go. Buy a ready-made costume as a base and then use accessories to bring your idea to life.

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      Don't forget your friends - Choose an idea that works with you and your companions. I.e. if you have a young baby try to find a costume that works with them. How about a baby burrito or a oompa loompa? https://au.pinterest.com/pin/527061962631392832/  

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