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How to Buy Bargain Costumes for Men or Women

Buying or creating a stunningly fabulous costume on a budget can seem challenging. However, bargain costumes are readily available. To find the ideal costume shoppers should establish a budget and stick to it. Costumes for any occasion are available very affordably. eBay sellers list many costume-related bargains so shoppers can put together an awe-inspiring costume without breaking the bank. For big savings, consumers can also consider buying used costumes or costume accessories. Shoppers can also save money by using items they already own to accessorise a costume. To ensure buyers do not waste their money, buying the right size costume is very important.

Considerations When Purchasing Bargain Costumes

When purchasing bargain costumes for men or women there are a number of factors shoppers should take into consideration to maximise their savings and get a well-crafted, high quality, aesthetically pleasing costume. Whether consumers are dressing for a movie-themed party, a Halloween party, or a Christmas party, it is possible to put together a well-fitting costume that looks fabulous on a shoestring budget.

Budget

When shopping for a costume while on a budget it is important for consumers to set an amount to spend on a costume and to not exceed that budget. It is too easy to think that a few extra dollars do not make a difference but this often escalates. When looking for costumes to purchase remember to add on the price of posting the item. Also consider whether the costume requires any accessories and include this in the pricing. Look around to find the rough price of costumes and the accessories before setting a budget.

Size

Look closely at the size of the item before purchasing. The Batman costume can seem like a real bargain, but it is not if the costume is three sizes too small. Consider that sizes often vary according to the manufacturer.

Women's Sizing Chart

The chart below shows the difference in sizing in women's clothing. Each country has different standards of measurements for clothing.

Australian Size

6

8

10

12

14

16

18

20

22

US Size

2

4

6

8

10

12

14

16

18

UK Size

4

6

8

10

12

14

16

18

20

Named Size

XS

XS/S

S

M

M

L

L/XL

XL/XXL

XXL

The chart above gives buyers a clear indication of the sizes that they should be looking for if purchasing clothing from another country. The chart also shows the corresponding named sizes to allow shoppers to acquire the correct costume size with ease.

Men's Sizing Chart

Men's T-shirt sizes vary according to the country of the manufacturer. In some countries, manufacturers size T-shirts according to the size of the chest in either inches or centimetres while in other countries manufacturers use named sizes. This chart shows the comparison between named sizes and measurements in centimetres and inches.

Australia

Named Size

XS

S

M

L

XL

XXL

XXXL

XXXXL

Cm

87

92

97

102

107

112

117

122

Inches

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

US Named Sizes

S

S

M

M

L

L

XL

XL

The above chart helps buyers to understand the differences in sizes in men's T-shirts and jumpers. This chart provides a clear, simple guide to choosing the correct size in T-shirt or jumpers for men, allowing buyers to make the correct choice on the first purchase.

Condition

Buyers should look carefully at the condition of a costume before purchasing. A costume that seems like a bargain is not a bargain if it is full of holes. Buyers can easily replace a button but repairing a large hole in a costume is much more difficult. However, a ripped and damaged costume is ideal if planning to turn it into a zombie costume or other Halloween costume requiring dirt and fake blood.

Get Creative

Sometimes it is necessary to really use the imagination when finding and purchasing bargain costumes for Halloween or a costume party. With a bit of creativity it is possible to use clothing from the closet at home and a few accessories.

Dress up as the Incredible Hulk with a green ripped T-shirt, ripped jeans, and a large amount of green face paint. Create a zombie outfit for Halloween using old clothes. Smear the clothing in fake blood and dirt and tear holes in the clothing. Another inexpensive Halloween costume to make for a man or a woman is to dress as Agent K or Agent J from ' Men in Black'. All that consumers require to make this costume is a black suit, white shirt, and black tie. Complete the costume with a pair of sunglasses and a large toy gun. Another very easy costume to make is a Smurfette costume. The female smurf always wears a white, short sleeveless dress and a pair of white high heel shoes. A white beanie hat filled with newspaper can create the easily recognisable smurf hat. The other items one needs to complete the transformation into a smurf is blue face and body paint and a long blonde wig.

How to Buy Bargain Costumes on eBay

Even if you have a small costume budget, still think big. Shopping for costumes on a budget does not limit you to a Casper-style sheet with a smiley face. eBay sellers offer a variety of costumes, costume supplies, and accessories at an affordable price. You can find bargains buying used, like-new costumes or accessories, or even buying costume bundles. Check eBay Deals for the best prices of the day on many items. Some sellers offer combined delivery charges for multiple items and some offer free delivery, allowing you to save even more. Whether you want to float around the party like a delicate butterfly or terrify party-goers as a flesh-eating zombie, eBay sellers have many affordable costume bargains.

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