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Choosing the Perfect Costume for Halloween

Aug 13, 2008
The first step in making your Halloween celebration an exciting event is choosing a theme for your costume. For example, you can dress up to be sexy, terrifying, or glamorous. Or, you can wear a different theme to each party you attend.

If there's a party at your office, a sexy, glamorous outfit may not be the best fit. At the same time, you might want to be a little less subdued at your best friend's bash.

After choosing a theme for your costume, head to your local costume shop and make it happen.

You will have to decide to rent or outright purchase your costume. Normally, it is not difficult to find a well priced costume. Looking on the Internet, you can usually find a great costume at a great price. While renting is efficient, since you might not want to wear the same costume every Halloween, finding a good price may make it just as cost effective to buy one.

Costumes become truly great when attention is given to their details. Details are also what will allow you to maintain anonymity while wearing your costume.

For example, consider a monster mask that's really creepy. Adding some authentic theatrical makeup will give the costume a terrifying edge that will keep your identity a secret.

When deciding where to buy your costume, be it on the Internet or in a local shop, make sure the store offers everything you will need to make your costume perfect, just the way you want it. If a shop doesn't have the items you want, keep looking.

The shop you decide to buy or rent from should sell accessories and makeup to go with the costume. If you spend time working on the details of your costume, it will be a disguise you can truly be proud of at this year's Halloween parties.
About the Author
It's never too early to start planning your Halloween costumes for this year. Don't wait until the good ones are all sold out. Get plenty of creative costume ideas on the Get In Costume website, where you can also get a free copy of my report "The Family Guide To Halloween Safety.".
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