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Wednesday, September 21, 2011
There are many parades that happen throughout the year. Some of the best known are the Mardi Gras, and Pride Parades, but different regions have their own local parades as well.
9. Masquerade Balls
Whether you’re invited to a charity event or it’s part of a larger weekend gathering, the costume style should be specified on the invitation—from formal dress with just a half mask to elaborate costumes.
8. Any holidays
The celebratory nature of many holidays makes it a great excuse to dress up. Our Holiday Costumes section includes Christmas, Easter, July 4th and St. Patrick’s Day, but don’t let that limit you! We make custom costumes too!
Live Action Role Playing games can often involve costumes, in order to complete the illusion of the world created for the game. They can be as simple as elaborate as you like!
6. Historical Re-enactments
Whatever time period fascinates you, there is likely to be a society that organizes historical re-enactments. Examples include a Civil War battle or a Victorian tea.
5. Other types of Cons – Sci-fi, Steampunk, Horror, Twilight, there’s a million of ‘em!
There are all types of conventions these days for all types of fans! Check their website before you attend to make sure you aren’t asked to leave for not complying with their rules!
4. Renaissance Faires
Attend in costume, or become part of the crew!
3. Comic Cons
Dress like your favorite superhero or villain and express your fandom!
Derived from combining the words “costume” and “play”, cosplay is more than just wearing a costume—it’s more like performance art. Not only do you take on the persona of the character, you may be asked to interact in a scene or a battle! Fun!
It doesn’t matter if you get a treat, dressing up and stepping outside of yourself for a day can be reward enough!