Wednesday, 16 January 2008

Fancy Dress Hire or Fancy Dress to Buy?

When most people are invited to a fancy dress party, their first thought is to find fancy dress shops and to hire a costume, have you ever thought of buying a costume instead?

To make the the correct decision for you, the best way is to go through the advantages and disadvantages of each method.

So what are the advantages of fancy dress hire?
Fancy dress costume hire has the advantage in that you can return the costume after the party, but this can also turn out to be a bad thing because not only do you have to pay for the hire of the costume, but you also have to then have the hassle (and the cost) of going back to the fancy dress shop to return the costume.

What are the advantages of buying a fancydress costume?
If you buy your fancy dress costume from an online fancy dress shop, like Jokers' Masquerade not only do they have a massive selection of fancy dress costumes and accessories (over 10,000) to choose from, so plenty of fancy dress ideas but you also don't have the pain of having to collect the costume and then having to return it afterwards. Remember often when going to a fancy dress party, you'll be going as a couple, the great thing as there are plenty of costumes for couples available these days.

Cheap fancy dress costumes
Most people also assume that fancy dress hire is cheaper than buying, but this is not always the case, sure there are some fancy dress outfits for sale that are not cheap like the deluxe star wars costumes, but there are plenty of cheap fancy dress costumes that could cost you even less than costume hire. At Jokers' Masquerade fancy dress, you can even search for costumes by budget, which is handy.

Sure you can find fancy dress hire online options, but to date most don't offer the huge selection of costumes that you can find when you buy. What has to be one of the main disadvantages of hiring costumes especially online is that you can never be sure what condition your costume will arrive in, buying a costume has to be the better deal because it arrives brand new, in the box.

If you are also planning on hosting a costume party, and are looking for some ideas for fancy dress themes, browsing an online fancy dress shop is a great place to quickly get loads of fancy dress ideas.

And for me here is the final nail in the coffin for costume hire, if you decide that you don't want to wear the costume again, you could always sell it on a web site like Ebay after the fancy dress party, who knows your brand new Pirate Jack Sparrow costume or tinkerbell costume may end up costing you nothing!