How to Accessorize Any Costume

 Dressing up is always fun, especially when you have a great costume . One of the best ways to really make a costume pop is by adding accessories. Many people may hear that word and immediately think of jewelry. However, there are many other ways to accessorize.


One of the best ways to accessorize a costume is by picking out the perfect pair of shoes. If you are dressing up as Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, you want to make sure you have a great pair of red glittery shoes. If you are going with a cowgirl or cowboy theme, it’s important to pick a pair of boots. While picking a great-looking pair of shoes is important, knowing how to properly walk in them is even more crucial. It’s advisable to practice walking in your new costume shoes while you are at home so that you get used to them. This will also help break them in, preventing blisters and other discomfort.


Adding a wig to your costume can really transform your look. It would be difficult to be a believable Ariel from the Little Mermaid if you have curly blonde hair. If you added a long red wig, you would surely look the part. If you have a different length of hair than the character you are dressing up as, wigs also come in handy to add inches to or shorten inches from your locks. If you are in need of concealing your real hair to keep it from showing underneath, you can easily use a wig cap.


Another fun accessory to add to a costume is a hat. A great hat can really take a costume from mediocre to exceptional. Can you imagine a pirate or magician without their hats? It simply wouldn’t be the same. Of course there are also fun and whimsical hats like that of the Cat in the Hat costume. Dressing up is a great excuse to wear hats like this that you normally wouldn’t wear.


Many characters have wings. A pretty, sparkly set of wings can really transform a fairy or angel costume into something beautiful. If you are going as an insect, such as a lady bug or bumble bee, you will want to make sure you have the appropriate wings for it. If you choose to dress up as a butterfly, you could get really creative with the colors you choose. There are so many great winged costume ideas!


Jewelry is an excellent way to complete your costume. Large diamond-like pieces would be perfect for those dressing up as someone wealthy. Hippie costumes would benefit from colorful 70s pieces. A large hoop earring would really bring a pirate costume to life. The possibilities are endless!

There are so many great ideas for dressing up costumes with an accessory or two. Some of these things you may already have lying unused around the house. Other items you can find Accessorizing can really take your costume to the next level!


Maria Jeffries loves dressing up in costumes. She is also a big fan of accessorizing.

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