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Costume parties are definitely not just for kids. Some of the best celebrations are those when everyone gets creative, puts on a hilarious costume and looks like a fool! These days when you are invited to dress up for a party, an office function or Christmas party, Halloween or themed birthday event, costume expectations are high! To avoid being that person who comes with only a pair of cat ears, let eBay help you find the perfect costume for your event.

While creating your whole costume from scratch is both cost efficient and very creative, sometimes we don't have the hours to spare to be quite that artistic. Invitations can just spring out of nowhere, leaving us with little time to prepare! Luckily there are a huge range of costumes and accessories on eBay to suit every theme imaginable. This means that even if you prefer to make most of your costume, you can grab the finishing touches in the form of a mask, hat or sword! Are you heading to a costume party or throwing your own and lacking inspiration? Here are a few ideas to ensure you stand out from the crowd.

Movies and Stories

Many dress up parties are themed on creative stories and films, like Alice in Wonderland, where the possibilities are endless. You can be as creative and wacky as you like, or just keep it simple. If you're really stuck trying to pick a character. go through the alphabet! A is for an Alice in wonderland costume, C is for Cheshire Cat. M is for Mad Hatter and Q is for the Queen of Hearts. Alice in Wonderland costumes parties are also ideal as both adults and children can get involved. Have a browse of the great boys and girls costumes on ebay today.

When I grow up

If you're stuck for ideas for your own costume party, why not ask your guests to dress up as their childhood dream job? Depending on the imaginations of your friends, you could have some great surprises, which makes a great conversation starter!

In case of emergency

If you seem to be invited to costume parties on a regular basis and often find yourself caught unprepared, consider buying yourself some spare costumes just incase! Stock up on some low priced capes, animal masks and some face paint and you'll never have to worry about last minute shopping before a party! eBay is the best place to find these items as there are a huge variety available at exceptional prices.

Visit eBay today for all your costume and accessory shopping!

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