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Fancy Dress - Questions, advice, cheap solutions, themes

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    (Original post by t1gger123)
    any ideas on how i could do fred flintstone?
    Well it depends on your budget but very basically, a big orange top, then either draw on or stick on the black shapes. Then just get either a normal blue tie or maybe a blue scarf would be better.

    If you have a bit more of a budget try making the orange bit with some cheap orange material and also making the tie part.

    If you need shoes I suggest flipflops x
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    Hey guys, me and a friend are thinking of doing Holmes and Watson for a party - I'm talking about the Downey Jr style Holmes, ie no deerstalkers! An ideas for clothes and where to get em cheap?
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    (Original post by suggsina)
    Hey guys, me and a friend are thinking of doing Holmes and Watson for a party - I'm talking about the Downey Jr style Holmes, ie no deerstalkers! An ideas for clothes and where to get em cheap?
    How about this?

    Holmes and Watson


    The advantage of something like that is that it's less "heavy" than a three piece suit for Watson.

    For Holmes, I'd say that a waistcoat and (neck)tie with a shirt would be OK as a starting point. Bowler hat optional, of course.



    I'd have a look in charity shops and see what you can find - chances are there'll be something that looks relatively well-worn, just like Holmes wears. :p:
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    Just found out the theme for a social I'm going to tomorrow night is 'pub golf'. I've managed to get someone to lend me a golf visor but I have no idea what to wear otherwise, so need suggestions for top/bottoms. I have jeans or either a plain grey or red tartan skirt I could wear, but the only vaguely golf-y top I've got is a black/grey tartan shirt with black sleeveless vest combo (looks like two tops but is actually one).

    Ideally I don't want to spend any money (although I'm going to check charity shops in the morning for a polo shirt or something) but if I can't find anything do you think the clothes I've already got would work?

    Help!!
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    (Original post by 26daystoworkwith)
    Just found out the theme for a social I'm going to tomorrow night is 'pub golf'. I've managed to get someone to lend me a golf visor but I have no idea what to wear otherwise, so need suggestions for top/bottoms. I have jeans or either a plain grey or red tartan skirt I could wear, but the only vaguely golf-y top I've got is a black/grey tartan shirt with black sleeveless vest combo (looks like two tops but is actually one).

    Ideally I don't want to spend any money (although I'm going to check charity shops in the morning for a polo shirt or something) but if I can't find anything do you think the clothes I've already got would work?

    Help!!
    To be honest that shirt sounds fine, with a grey skirt and long socks. Perfect pub golf. Normally I end up in plaid shorts, long socks and V neck jumper
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    So I've got a war time/40s themed party coming up and I was thinking of going as a land girl (hair tied up with scarf, flowery blouse and dungarees) only problem is I don't own dungarees and don't want to spend a lot of money on something I'm only going to wear for fancy dress.

    What do people think of these:
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-WOMENS...ht_5637wt_1189

    And then I could cut off the top bit and wear them as shorts afterwards?


    If not, what other easy 40s looks could I do?
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    You could probably just wear those with blouse, headscarf thing etc without cutting them up, would like fine really.

    Alternatively, an SS trooper, but that's of arguable ethics
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    (Original post by robo donkey)
    You could probably just wear those with blouse, headscarf thing etc without cutting them up, would like fine really.

    Alternatively, an SS trooper, but that's of arguable ethics
    Oh I wouldn't cut them up for the party, but afterwards so I could wear them as normal shorts. In the end though I found an old shirt dress which I can use!
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    I misread you, my bad, sounds a cool outfit though, it's actually original, which I approve of greatly
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    (Original post by robo donkey)
    I misread you, my bad, sounds a cool outfit though, it's actually original, which I approve of greatly
    I try and stick to originality (I mainly make my own fancy dress outfits!)
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    Hey i have a fancy dress party coming up, and i have no idea what to go as?
    This is for a girl, and i dont want to spend too much on the outfit?
    any ideas for a pair aswell?
    Thanks
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    Get a friend, tie some string to your arms or whatever and go as a washing line.
    Works best when the string is really long and you stand way apart. Drunk people don't notice and hit it and it's just funny...

    Or cut a hole in a sheet and go as a ghost.
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    What is the theme??

    I would say strawberries I think me and my mates editted it for £15
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    Literally just made my own pikachu costume, it is unbelieveably awesome fur ears, cardboard tail and everything WOO
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    Just found out that not the coming Saturday, but the Saturday after, I'm going clubbing in fancy dress.
    There's no theme as of yet, but I've got no idea what to go as.
    I have a Captain America costume but it's not really clubbing sexy.

    Is Ann Summers any good for costumes?
    I don't mind spending a fair bit, because I'm sure I'll get re use out of it, for Uni, etc.

    I 'spose if I can't find anything last minute, I can go as a schoolgirl or a teacher. I have a black mini skirt, heels, a white blouse and a black bandeau top. I can always find a tie and wear some fake glasses?
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    (Original post by danielleL)
    Just found out that not the coming Saturday, but the Saturday after, I'm going clubbing in fancy dress.
    There's no theme as of yet, but I've got no idea what to go as.
    I have a Captain America costume but it's not really clubbing sexy.

    Is Ann Summers any good for costumes?
    I don't mind spending a fair bit, because I'm sure I'll get re use out of it, for Uni, etc.

    I 'spose if I can't find anything last minute, I can go as a schoolgirl or a teacher. I have a black mini skirt, heels, a white blouse and a black bandeau top. I can always find a tie and wear some fake glasses?
    Some of Ann Summer's costumes are amazing :yep: others are just too slutty!
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    Yeah, I've looked on the site.
    I'm just scared no nightclubs will let us in.
    I've seen people clubbing in costumes (every week in my town there's a gaggle of Wallys from Where's Wally, and last week I saw some girls dressed as sexy Disney princesses) but I'm scared I'll take it to the extreme, haha.
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    Any ideas for costumes for a fancy dress.

    Also does anyone know the actual name of this theme for fancy dress?

    an example would be going as lostprophets, so you turn up as prophets who are lost etccc
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    Queen, Beatles, Daft Punk, and Gorrilaz come to mind as easy costumes
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    I like daft punk, thats a good one.

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