homemade costumes for fancy
dress parties are always the talk of the moment. Find ideas
for your next costume party for children as well as adults.
I remember having a costume party in the middle of the Papuan jungle
one New Year's eve. No one had a lot of stuff with them, and when you
only have 1 bank, 1 bakery, 3 shops and no hairdresser in town, you get
the idea that you couldn't just rush off to the nearest costume hire
store, or to your nearest tailor to rustle up some fantastic creation.
Instead we were resorted to making do with what we had; some wigs
packed into a suitcase from our last holidays abroad, or an article of
clothing collected along the way that may be useful for such an
However, in the main, our homemade creations relied on sheer ingenuity
and creative thinking.
One such example comes to mind of just how a simple a homemade costume
idea that didn't cost a lot of money became to talk of the fancy dress
My husband's colleague arrived as a fridge. He had cut a hole into the
top and bottom of a large cardboard box so that he could step inside it
and pull it up around his waist. It was then painted white, with a
paper mache handle placed on the outside and a door cut into the
outer face so that it could be opened up. On wearing it, he
then secured it so that it didn't fall down and arrived with his fridge
fully stocked with beers for the night! All he had to do was to open up
his fridge and help himself!
Ideas for homemade costumes like these are simple, cheap, easy to put
together, but effective.
We hope you like our free fancy dress ideas here. We have tried to give
something for everyone, covering a wide range of eras, from costumes
based on fairy tales for the kids, to ancient weaponry and
amour for the men and everything in between.
Have fun making these for your next costume party!
Costumes for Kids
Costumes for Adults
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own Homemade Costumes