The participants in modern day fancy dress parties, especially those involving superhero costumes, are usually children, teenagers and adults who grew up during the late 1980’s and the early 90’s.
Fancy dress parties or costume parties are very famous in the Australia, United States, Canada and New Zealand. They are a part of contemporary Western Culture and requires guests to turn up dressed in different costumes.
The oldest example of a fancy dress event in Australia dates way back to January 1909 when a nine-year-old girl named Rita Lloyd won the ‘Lord Mayor’s Juvenile Fancy Dress Ball’ at the Mansion House in Perth. The dress worn by Miss Lloyd has been kept on display at the Western Australia Museum.
Currently, such parties in Australia usually follow the trends in the United States where Halloween costume parties have become a rage starting from the early 1990’s. Although Halloween had not been a part of Australian culture, a significant number of Australians are increasingly celebrating the festival by dressing up in fancy costumes. Dressing up in superhero costumes is considered to be quite popular.
The participants in modern day fancy dress parties, especially those involving superhero costumes, are usually children, teenagers and adults who grew up during the late 1980’s and the early 90’s. During this time, superhero movies had exploded in Hollywood and every kid had their favourite superhero. Even when people grow up, they still identify with the superheroes that they worshipped as kids and grew up admiring.
While a lot of us have been invited to costume parties and have attended such parties, we take a look at some little secrets that will help you grab all the limelight at a fancy dress party.
Firstly, the mental preparation is the most essential ingredient when it comes to outshining the rest of the attendees. There is no room for any second thoughts. The name of the game is all in or nothing. If your look needs you to have some blood on your face, apply some fake blood on your face.
Secondly, it is extremely important to know your competitors and what they are going to wear to the party. In order to stand out, your outfit cannot be the same as someone else’s. Also, your outfit should have the ability to outshine the rest.
It is very important to use the internet and research your look. If you want to dress up like your favourite superhero, it makes sense to be a bit resourceful and get your hands on your favourite superheroes costumes.
If there is an element in your costume that you cannot buy, it is a good idea to try and manufacture items from existing objects at home. For example, if you are going to be dressed as Thor, you would need your very own Mjolnir. Now, you can easily fashion it by covering an existing hammer of a decent size with some aluminium foil.
However, if you have enough time, you can get your hands on something strikingly similar on Amazon or eBay. These websites are an absolute goldmine for sourcing things like wigs, makeup, angel wings, tight costumes that would help you get into shape.
For those of you who plan to be dressed in a costume that is a bit larger than life, you can check out some stores that let you hire costumes. These stores usually have tons of different choices and you are sure to stumble across something that you would want to wear.
While any fancy dress store is likely to have something to cater to your taste, the most potent weapon for being the star of the show at a fancy dress party is to be funny. These parties are supposed to be a bit silly rather than sexy and the confidence with which you carry your outfit makes a big difference.