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Published February 23rd 2012
Hesitantly you approach the mail box. Joy for once its not a bill, you have been invited to a - costume party (shudder).
This guide to Brisbane's best costume party shopping should take away the sheer terror of working out what you are going to wear.
Lifeline Vintage Revival - Ipswich Road - Annerley: your one stop costume shop, this is seriously the funkiest retro costume shop in Brisbane, not only are the funds from all purchases going directly to charity the clothes are split into eras e.g. 20s, 70s, 80s, and this stocks Brisbane's largest range of used formal and bridal wear, to make for perfect hen's themed nights. Accessories are ample, expect to pay a bit more than your average costume shop but its totally worth it. Costume Box - If it's convenience you're after look no further than your online costume mecca, they have an extensive range, that will even please Mr Paws, yes at costume box your pets are catered for. Good news for hosts you can also order party accessories. Premium prices but what else would you expect from the comfort of Australia's most extensive home delivered costume company.
Costume Hire - Depending on your location in Brisbane there are hire companies situated in the city, southside, northside, westside and everywhere in between, look for the glamorously dressed mannequins on the side of the road. You will pay a deposit for the privilege of wearing the costume (sweat stains at no extra charge) and a hire fee. Check your local directories for local costume shops.
Discount Shops - Perhaps one of the best tips I can give is to go to your local discount shop to search for accessories, handcuffs, police badges, pirate hats, hooks and unclaimed treasures are all waiting for you. Prices are easy on the pocket and usually you can match with your existing wardrobe.
Just remember nothing looks worse than you going in your usual attire; a red and white striped t-shirt and jeans and everyone calling you Where's Wally.