Archive for July, 2011

Just Say No to the Sparkly Banana Hammock – Choosing the Perfect Costume for Your Event

Oh, how I wish I could erase some “questionable costumes” from my memory. We have been asked to wear everything from bedazzled coconut shells (um, no thank you) to neon so bright, our images were probably permanently seared into our audience’s retinas. Bollywood saris, odd white space alien type unitards, giant insect wings, you name it – we’ve worn it. But how should you go about choosing the right look for your event? Never fear, Dear Reader, we’re here to help. Here’s what we consider when making our costume recommendations:


  1. Consider Color – What lovely colors are you using for your event? We always start here – nobody wants to see lime green costumes in a burgundy room, but a gold or autumnal mix would be lovely!
  2. Consider the Theme – Just as color can make or break a costume choice, the theme of your event also has to be considered to avoid looking odd. Performers should look perfectly at home in whatever fabulous environment you’ve created, whether it’s “Alice in Wonderland” or “Tahitian Magic” (but please, we beg you – no coconut bras, they chafe).
  3. Consider the Acts – Many acts have specific needs when it comes to costumes, like having shins exposed for leg catches, or lower backs covered to prevent fabric friction burns. These are tremendously important for the success (and safety!) of each act.


And that’s all. folks! Once we have the answers to these three questions, we will send you a link to our private costume gallery along with our recommendations, and you can pick what you like. Don’t see anything that floats your boat? For an additional fee, we can have custom costumes designed for your event, or rent something fabulous from The Creative Costume Company; either way, you’re – or rather, we’re, covered! And now, for your viewing pleasure, some of our “favorites”: