Finding an adult costume is sometimes a challenging task. Most stores gear their costume selection toward children. However there are many options suitable for any adult costume budget.
The first step to finding that perfect adult costume is to look in your own home. Dig deep into the back of your family's closets. Are there plaid shirts perfect for a cowboy or cowgirl? Can you find any flowing peasant skirts or bell bottoms? These would be great for a hippie costume. Even if you can find one piece for your costume, it will give you ideas for the rest.
Do you prefer to make your adult costume yourself? Craft stores carry adult costume patterns as well as fabrics and trimmings. If you don't want to sew fabric dyes, hot glue gun, craft supplies and some imagination open up a world of costume possibilities.
The next location to look when putting together your adult costume is your local thrift, or consignment store. Here you will find numerous costume-worthy items at a low cost. Crazy sequined gowns, granny sweaters, and shiny pants are just some of the items you can find. Another way to obtain used adult costumes at low cost is to contact your local theater company. Some may be willing to sell costumes from old productions; this option can work well should you need to find related adult costumes for a group.
If you have a very specific costume in mind, you may want to go straight to a costume store. Check your local yellow pages; there are many national chains that carry a wide selection of costumes in adult sizes. These stores are often open year-round and have pre-packaged costumes, wigs, shoes, makeup and other accessories. Party stores often carry costumes and costume accessories. These locations are open all year, not just around Halloween. This tends to be the most expensive way of purchasing your adult costume.
Another way to purchase an adult costume is to shop online. Numerous adult costume sites carry every costume imaginable. When shopping online there are a few issues to be aware of: Always check the legitimacy of a site, and shipping costs and times. Be aware of what is included with your costume. An image on a website may show a costume with numerous accessories that are available at an extra cost. What may appear to be a good deal can turn out not to be when accessories and shipping are included.