Sometimes, no matter how normal we consider our lives to be, there are some things that will throw us off and put our life into a whole different goose chase. It could be a costume party for your office, or a carnival event at your child’s school. Out of nowhere, you suddenly find yourself in need of carnival costumes. Either way, these are things that you might not be able to find in your closet at the most convenient time, or buying them would be too costly for a one-day event. Here are some things you can do, before considering buying these costumes as your last resort.
- Ask around. Someone is bound to know someone who has odd knick-knacks in his attic somewhere. Don’t stop with one person who only has a weird clown wig and some clown things; look for other potential carnival outfits that you can try out and collect them. Who knows, you might end up getting enough pieces of clothing to help another person going to the same event.
- Take a trip to the thrift shop. Sometimes people go to thrift shops to save on clothes, but these are also havens for the most eccentric among us, because the clothes here scream creativity and uniqueness. Take time to look around and see what kind of carnival characters will pop into your head as you browse through their selections. It is best to do this with a friend who is willing to rummage with you for hours on end. By the end of the day, you would probably have created more combinations than you would really need, without spending a lot of money.
- Go online. You can find lots of carnival costumes just by surfing the Internet. You can order online—the possibilities are endless in terms of designs, budget and delivery time. You will be surprised to find out of the world costumes you never knew existed. Play with your imagination, and choose the best carnival costume that you have always longed for your child to wear, and make his costume different from the rest of his classmates and friends.
- Make your own costume. If you can stitch together or modify some of your existing clothes that you can sacrifice for the event, then by all means, do so. Don’t think that you can’t sew things that seem complicated. The only reason why things are complicated is that you never take time to learn them. Take this option if none of the other two are available to you. You can also try to look into books, or online pictures for reference.
Finding a carnival costume is not at all difficult. Just keep in mind that you always have options with what you want to do, and that there is infinite room for creativity with what you want to wear. Never think that you can’t, because you can. Good luck, and happy costume hunting!