Advice n°1: How to find costume accessories

Fancy dress costume of Ash Ketchum from Pokemon and green salad

 

The accessories of a costume are essential, it’s important not to neglect them. They make your costume very realistic and alive. Indeed, the details and accessories will make a recognizable costume in the sight of all.

What would be Ash Ketchum without his pokeballs, his Pikachu or his red cap ? Robin Hood without his bow or his red feather on his hat ? A butterfly without its antennas or wings? Anyway, you understood, accessories are essentials to a fancy dress 🙃

 

Different methods to find fancy dress accessories

Fancy dress costume of Leonardo Da Vinci and Luke & Leia Skywalker

  • You are lazy and wiling to spend money ? You can buy new accessories on specialized websites  such as Jokers Masquerade, Angels Costumes, or in a fancy dress shop. You will probably find what you need !
  • You are willing to spend money but not too much ? You still want a quality result ? Then you can buy second hand accessories on sites such as Gumtree, Ebay or on flea markets.
  • You already have a large collection of costume and old clothings at home ? You can get accessories from your old costumes and customize them to match the accessories of your fancy dress (Pistols, lenses, belts capes …).
  • Finally, you are manual and handyman ? Then it’s best to create your own accessories by making various items by yourself by tinkering with items and materials. It will take time but if you do it well, the result will will probably be better than purchased products 😉

 

Summary:

  • Accessories make the costume realistic and recognizable !

  • 4 ways to find accessories:

    • Buy new ones in websites such Jokers Masquerade or Angels Costumes or in fancy dress shops.

    • Buy second hand items on websites such as Gumtree or Ebay.

    • Retrieve old accessories and adapt them and customize them.

    • Create your own accessories by yourself from items and materials.

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