Friday, 24 January 2014

Top 5 Cheap Fancy Dress Costumes For Men

If you've been invited to a fancy dress party then you may be interested to know that it can be as cheap to buy a brand new costume as it is to hire one. Personally, I don't like hiring a costume as you don't know how many sweaty bodies have been inside it, and I find it much more convenient to simply buy a fresh, new outfit. Okay, so you're not going to get the very best quality for under a tenner, but as most people only use their costume for a one-off event is it really worth spending the extra cash?

Here is an interesting array of cheap costumes for men that you buy for under £10...

Scots Kilt and Hat Wig
Scots Kilt and Hat Wig £9.60
1.  Scottish Man

This outfit is pretty simple and fun to wear and the kilt has a velcro fastening which will fit up to a 40" waist. The funny hat has ginger hair attached. You can add some tartan braces for a more complete look. This is ideal for Hogmanay, of course, but can be used for stag do's, Scottish sports events etc.

Nun Costume for Men £9.88
2. Nun

Well, drag costumes always get a laugh and this nun outfit is quick and easy to wear and ideal for stag dos, of course. Just don't get into the habit of wearing it! The outfit includes the collar and headpiece - add a crucifix for a more complete look - this can be bought for less than £2.

French Man Set £9.99
3. French Man

Ooh la la! This costume has everything you would expect of the stereotypical French man. The striped shirt, beret, scarf and tash - it's all there! Just add your own bottle of plonk and your costume is complete. You may also want to add a garland of garlic.

Striped Prisoner Costume £7.97
4. Prisoner / Convict

This classic-looking prisoner outfit is a really fun idea and includes a stripy top with matching trousers (with an elasticated waist for an easy fit) and a hat. Add a ball and chain and/or handcuffs to complete your look. Perfect for stag dos, but just make sure you don't get arrested for real!

Indian Costume £9.95
5. Native American Warrior

This costume has received very favourable reviews at Amazon and consists of a headpiece, shirt, trousers and belt. It's great value and a pretty novel idea, so it's unlikely that anyone will have thought of wearing the same costume. For a complete look add an axe/tomahawk.

So, there you have my top five choices of fun costumes that can be bought for around a tenner. I'll leave you with five more interesting ideas...

1. Geek
2. Slash from Guns 'N' Roses
3. Gangster
4. 60s Hippy
5. Surgeon

You can browse a wide range of 70s and 80s retro costume ideas at my website

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