For those who don't often do the fancy dress thing, it can all seem too complicated. Except the thing is, it doesn't have to be. In this simple and hopefully somewhat entertaining guide, we'll take you through everything from preparing for the party, to finding an outfit that suits and then arriving in style. Read on for how to have a brilliant time and enjoy what can be a great escape from normal working life.
Plan the outfit and the rest will follow
How many times have you arrived at a fancy dress party, realised that everyone else actually thought about their costumes, then looked down and realised that you're the odd one out? With fancy dress, it's no good just chucking something together at the last minute. It may seem stressful, but the more planning you do, the better.
Clichés don't have to be a negative option
Batman and Robin, zombies and ghosts. These are all highly popular fancy dress ideas that some might say are over-used. Or are they? Give it some thought and scan the internet and you'll soon see that some clichés are great time and time again.
With so many outfits on offer, who cares if you feel like turning up as a Roman warrior? Do your research and invest in a decent outfit and you'll look just the part as all the others, even if there are a few of you wondering around enjoying the party.