Fancy Dress Planning: Fun Before the Party
Fancy dress parties are a common happening in the UK. No matter what the occasion – whether a stag or hen party, birthday, or just a night out on the town – Brits love to dress up in costumes to party.
But while showing up to a party in a costume is certainly one of the best parts of the fancy dress experience, the fun actually starts much earlier. Half the fun in going to a fancy dress party is in actually deciding on – and finding – what you’re going to dress up as. Some people like to surprise the party with their unique, self-made ideas, while others enjoy teaming up with their friends for a collective fancy dress effort.
And groups certainly have a lot of fancy dress costume options to choose from, ranging from movie and TV characters, to rock bands and era costumes.
Among these options, film character costumes – especially those from well-known or older films – have been rising in popularity over recent years. This likely has something to do with the fact that many fancy dress party guests can instantly recognise such costumes, as well as relate to them. From Indiana Jones and Beetlejuice to any of the characters from Star Wars or Star Trek, film character costumes are currently among the most popular for fancy dress parties.
Certain film groups are also particularly popular with fancy dress group efforts – for example, the characters from Top Gun. Dressing up in a Top Gun fancy dress costume leaves no doubt in party guests as to who you’ve shown up as, simply because Maverick, Goose and Charlie are all so distinctive.
Costumes for these characters are also fairly simple to find or put together, with no requirements that are out of the ordinary. With some large 80s sunglasses, white aviator uniforms, and – in the case of Charlie – a hair crimper – you can pull together a team of Top Gun’s most popular characters. Of course, it couldn’t hurt if your team can sing “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin”.
Ultimately, planning for a fancy dress party – whether you’re going as a solo character or a team of themed characters – is a great way to have some fun together before the actual party. So get creative with your costume ideas, and make an entrance to remember at your next fancy dress party.
Adam Singleton writes for a digital marketing agency. This article has been commissioned by a client of said agency. This article is not designed to promote, but should be considered professional content.
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