Dressing up for a party is a big part of the night.
Whether it’s a tuxedo or your LBD, getting ready for a night out whilst dancing around to your favourite tunes is a winner. Preparation is everything after all.
When you’re heading out in fancy dress the ‘pre-going out, getting ready’ session is ten times as much fun, especially if you have friends to compare outfits with!
It also takes Courage and we know that Fortune Favours the Brave.
Here are 5 top tips to get your outfit together for Caribbean CrewFest:
1) ACCESSORIES ARE EVERYTHING
When planning your outfit think about what you already have and how you can accessorise to increase dancefloor fun and take your outfit to the next level. Hats, Boas, Capes, Gloves, Sparkly Things and Jewellery. Weapons, Staffs, Shields, Mops and Flippers. Moustaches, Wigs, Glasses and Hair Accessories. Out of the box, on to the dance floor.
2) USE WHAT YOU HAVE / SHARING IS CARING
Delve deep into the recesses of your clothing back catalogue. When you put your mind to it, there’s bound to be some rare combinations that can spark an amazing outfit. Sharing is caring so beg, borrow and swap! A sequinned purple number might be run of the mill for a dainty stewardess but lend it to a burly deckhand and you’re on to something.
3) MAKE IT ALL UP
This is where the ‘super’ prefix to the ‘heroes’ theme can come into its own! After all, what is a superhero if not a regular Joe with a super power, lots of lycra, their pants on the outside, a cape and some kind of super weapon. Easy to do! Captain Deckbuffer anyone? The links below give you some great tips on easy (and not so easy) fixes for Superhero Stardom.
4) KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN
Everything you need to nail an outfit will appear before you in time for the party. You just have to keep your eyes and ears open. Talk to people, share ideas; your inspiration and how to deliver it is out there.
5) BE COMFORTABLE
Any hero or villain is CONFIDENT. If you’re comfortable in your outfit in every way the confidence will ooze and it won’t matter how quickly you knocked it together, it will be killer.
Here are some better known Heroes and Villains to get you thinking…
Heroes (in no particular order)
Han Solo, Superman, Marilyn Monroe, Tarzan, Pocahontas, Spartacus, Katniss Everdeen, Rocky, James Bond, Lara Croft, Indiana Jones, Robin Hood, Princess Leia, Robinson Crusoe,Trinity (The Matrix), The Bride (Kill Bill), Angels, Superheroes, Soldiers
Villains (in no particular order)
Bellatrix LeStrange, Syndrome (The Incredibles), Saruman, Magneto, Cruella de Vil, Mystique, Gollum, Jadis the White Witch (Narnia), Hannibal Lecture,Catherine Tramell (Basic Instinct), The Wicked Witch of the West, Voldemort, Medusa, Darth Vader, Devils, Convicts, Gangsters, Witches