Creative Fancy Dress Ideas for Girls

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Other Tips on Masks and Headpieces

After making a decision on a costume, it is important to look at the headpiece or mask of the costume. A good idea for creating a fancy dress costume headpiece or mask is to start with a plain mask that is fitted to the girl. The mask can be a full, half, plated, or an eye mask but breathing, seeing, and speaking are all considerations. Many accidents occur because a headpiece is too heavy or obstructs the wearer's breathing. Starting with an already constructed mask, even a plain one gives a good basic structure that does not block eyes, nose, or mouth.

Sizing a Creative Fancy Dress Costume

The sizing of a costume is as important as the costume itself. An outfit that is too small or too big can cause discomfort to the girl wearing it. If the costume is only being worn for a short time, then the size is a bit less important, but an uncomfortable child often equals an uncomfortable parent. To size a fancy dress costume, a parent or child must first look at the style of the costume. Although measurements should always be taken, measurements are less important with some costumes. If the outfit has a sack waist, no waist at all, or an empire waist certain measurements are not as important as they may be if the costume is fitted.

When an outfit is chosen, the first measurement taken is the height of the girl. The parent can do this by setting a ruler on top of the girls head and making a mark on the wall, paper, or other surface after making sure the ruler is level. The parent then measures the length between this mark and the girl’s heels; this gives a parent the child’s height. The next measurement is the chest. A parent or tailor can take this measurement by wrapping a tailor’s tape measure around the widest part of a girl’s chest, making sure that it is not too snug. Next, take the measurement of the waist, which is the narrowest part of the torso. This measurement is taken the same way the chest measurement is taken. The only difference is that a parent is looking for the narrowest part, rather than the widest. The final measurement is at the widest part of the girl’s hips. This measurement is taken the same way as the measurement of the chest. The measurements should then be compared to a size chart, like the one shown below.

Size (years)

Height (cm)

Chest (cm)

Waist (cm)

Hips (cm)

Slim Waist (cm)

Slim Hips (cm)

Plus Waist (cm)

Plus Hips (cm)

3

98

55

53

58

48

53

58

63

4

104

57

54

60

49

55

59

65

5

110

59

55

62

50

57

60

67

6

116

61

57

65

52

60

62

70

7

122

63

58

68

53

63

63

73

8

128

66

59

71

54

66

64

76

9

134

69

61

74

56

69

66

79

10

140

72

62

78

57

73

67

83

11

146

75

63

81

58

76

68

86

12

152

79

64

84

59

79

69

89

13

158

83

65

88

60

83

70

93

14

164

87

67

92

62

87

72

97

15

166

89

69

94

64

89

74

99

16

178

91

71

96

66

91

76

101

Although the size is loosely based on age, it is not definitive. There are girls that are slimmer and ones that are wider. A parent should remember that each child is going to be built with slight differences and the size chart is a basic comparison. A girl should have the opportunity to try on the fancy dress costume before a parent makes a decision.

Buying Creative Fancy Dress Costumes on eBay

A good way to look for a creative fancy dress costume is to look in a place that has a wide selection of costumes and fancy dress accessories. One of these places is the popular online auction website, eBay. eBay offers a broad look at the different outfits for different fancy dress occasions. A parent or girl can use this as a reference to find out exactly what they want to wear. They can look at the different styles, shapes, and types of costumes without having to commit immediately to a purchase.

A parent can check a seller’s reviews to make sure that the seller is reputable. In addition to this, eBay also has a Top Seller designation. This means that the seller has an excellent reputation, with few or no complaints, and is consistently compliant with eBay’s policies.

Conclusion

Creative and fun ideas for a girl’s fancy dress party can be found in both the ordinary and unusual. If the fancy dress party is themed, then looking around for a character, or object, that is part of the theme should not be difficult. The idea that a girl’s costume has to be feminine is a misconception, although many young girls shy away from the idea of something that is not. Even a costume as an object can be made feminine with the right touches, such as dressing as a statue of an angel or faerie instead of the actual creature, and is a creative spin on a traditional costume.

A good place to browse for fancy dress ideas is eBay. They offer a wide selection without the pressure to purchase anything. They can also offer parts and pieces to costumes that are not ordinarily found in a brick and mortar store. Many eBay sellers have already come up with a variety of creative ideas for fancy dress that otherwise may not occur to a girl.

 
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