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Putting Together a Great Costume at Our Lady Lake, Florida Apartments

Whether you’re getting ready for a holiday, planning an outing to a convention, or attending a costumed ball or party with friends, knowing how to put together a great costume can be a useful skill. Best of all, you don’t have to have tons of specialized gear or extensive funds in order to make a believable or clever costume. All you need is a little bit of research, some dedication, and a dose of creativity, and you’ll be able to create a truly memorable ensemble.

Just follow these tips to get started on making a great costume in your apartment at The Quarters:

• The first step is to choose who or what you want to be. Whether it’s a take on a well-known costume type, a character from a television show, or a personage of your own invention, make sure that the costume is something you will enjoy wearing and showing off.

• Once you’ve picked your costume, break up the costume into its component parts and start looking for ways to find or make those individual sections of the costume. Old clothes are incredibly versatile, and can easily be cut or sewn into the costume parts you’ll need.

• If you can’t find the right items among your current belongings, and you are not gifted at sewing, try shopping at local thrift stores. You can probably find discount items that closely match or can be made into the costume parts you’ll need.

• Consider comfort when buying or making your components. If your costume is large or bulky, it may be hot or ungainly to wear. This doesn’t mean that all uncomfortable costumes are bad – if it looks great and you can tolerate mild discomfort, the decision is up to you. That being said, you should be well aware of how much comfort (or lack thereof) your costume of choice will afford you.

• If you’re going to splurge, spend your money on items that are crucial to the costume. While there is nothing that says a great costume can’t be made entirely of inexpensive components, certain characters or types require distinct gear that is hard to replicate. For example, if you’re dressing as a medieval lord, but want to acquire a prop sword or helmet that looks authentic, it makes the most sense to spend on one big-ticket item like these and save on others that are not as important.

• Once you’ve assembled all your pieces, don your new costume and test it out. Assuming everything looks and feels good, you’re all set to wear your new getup to your event of choice.

At our comfortable and spacious Lady Lake, Florida apartments, you’ll have plenty of room to plan out and set up your costume-making materials. Best of all, if you need to take a break from working on your costume, we have many community amenities to enjoy like our pool and clubhouse.

For more information about The Quarters Apartment Homes, contact our leasing office today.