How Do You Avoid Messing Up That Fancy Dress Conundrum?

It may be a themed party for a special occasion, it may be a pub crawl in your town centre or it may even be what should have been a normal civilised dinner party that has been corrupted by an over enthusiastic host, but whatever it is these days, people seem incapable of organising a get together without making it a dressing up fiasco.

Don’t get me wrong, I like dressing up every now and again; it can turn a good night into a great night out, but when it comes up every single time there’s a gathering of people it dilutes the fun and just makes you want to avoid going altogether.

Having said this, there is normally no escape, so what can you do to ensure that you meet the expectations without spending the price of a fancy meal on an outfit, or spend 6 hours sewing sequins onto a bed sheet? (Yes I did exactly that for a ‘Disco Ghost’ outfit.)

Here are some pointers…

Go All Out

The safe option is of course to go all out. Every time there is a vague hint of a dress up theme, get your thinking cap and your sewing face on and get to work on a mind-blowingly original costume that will be funny, sexy and have toilet access all at once. You will be the centre of attention and you will probably have a great time. This option however, doesn’t really help you escape the hassle.

Go Be Clever

If you want a no hassle tactic then you need a clever outfit that takes practically zero effort. Plus you want one that you can use again so you don’t end up with a 6 foot octopus costume clogging up your bedroom.

The answer of course is a funny t-shirt. You can buy them online, or get them made quite cheaply. You just need the image or text that you want, and you can even order them online. Then you can turn up at your ‘Hillbilly’ themed cocktail pool party in a classic ‘I’m with Stupid’ t-shirt and make the guy wearing a tractor look like a bit of a fool.

Go In A Group

A final top tip is to get together with a group and come up with an idea that you all like. Then when you all turn up as Ninja Turtles or Power Rangers, you will have a gang to keep you company and your impact will be all the more impressive. Strength in numbers basically.

Stick to one of these 3 options and you can’t go wrong when it comes to your 57th fancy dress party of the year.

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