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Post by Kasia Nowik Art on Mon Nov 24, 2014 10:54 pm

Hello everyone!

I was thinking for the holiday season to dress up like an elf while I paint and also was looking into a fairy princess costume for a future princess themed birthday party. Do you folks know of any good quality and not too expensive places to buy costumes, especially nice bright colored wigs? thanks for any input!
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Post by missmolly on Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:21 pm



I find the best way for me to get costumes is to make them myself, however this isn't any cheaper than buying them from local costume stores ($30-50) but I find the quality far better.

However, understandably that's not an option for everyone. I use aliexpress for my wigs and have looked at costumes on there. You can pick up a snow white dress for $20 or less, I just recently bought Elsa and Rapunzel wigs their total cost was around $35 (all of the pricing I'm quoting is in Canadian dollars.) Almost all of the sellers have free shipping and neither my mother in law or me have encountered any customs/duty fees.

What's great about Aliexpress is that they offer buyer protection, ensuring that if the item you receive isn't to your expectation you have options to receive a full or partial refund, a new item sent to you, etc.

I definitely recommend that if you have sewing skills to make your own costumes, it's worth it in terms of the quality you receive for your money.

I have an elf costume planned out for the 2015 holiday season (currently I'm borrowing one,) that's a no-sew tutu, tons of instructions for making one are online, and a simple white fleece (so that it doesn't have to be hemmed) 3/4 sleeve top I'm drafting a pattern for based on a shirt I like the fit of. I'm cutting the edges of the fleece top into points and putting bells on it, and then using red and green felt to make a hat, shoe covers, and holly appliqués for the collar of my shirt. Feel free to use this idea, if you're interested I can provide more instruction on the pattern drafting and reference to the tutorials for the tutu construction.
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Post by Forest-Fairy on Wed Dec 03, 2014 6:10 pm

I get my wigs here
http://www.gothiclolitawigs.com/

EXCELLENT realistic quality. Nice and soft and thick.

Best prices for the quality too.
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