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In desperate need..

Discussion in 'Personal' started by daffodilval, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. Agrrrrrhhh...to celebrate THE Royal wedding, amongst other activites, my school are having a dressing up day (kids and staff) in Kings and Queens clothes..
    Problem..I need a Queen/Princess dress..most local and online shops seem to only hire the the raunchy type, not really appropriate for a school one may say!
    No luck on Ebay either, obviously, I dont want to spend a lot on something I will never wear again...(can't afford to anyway). Anybody got an old bridesmaid dress they want to get rid of?
    (I detest dessing up days)
     
  2. littlemissraw

    littlemissraw Occasional commenter

    No Disney princess ones? Sure they exist for adults...
     
  3. Yeah, about size 6 with a 2 inch skirt!
     
  4. They do....but they are very slutty.
     
  5. AUDULT fancy dress hire means something entirely different in Google land..
     
  6. Anonymous

    Anonymous New commenter

    Make a hole in an old sheet to put your head through and tie a lurid ribbon round the waist. Vivienne Westwood eat your heart out. You can buy a plastic tiara in a toy shop.
     
  7. Ooops. that was meant to say ADULT...
     
  8. littlemissraw

    littlemissraw Occasional commenter

  9. white suit with sequins?
     
  10. DaisysLot

    DaisysLot Senior commenter

    Oh man.... I wish we had a dress up day :( I like dressing up I do.
     
  11. Thanks for the replies.
    Just a few pobs though,
    I am a 16's, anytthing over 40 quid is way out of my reach, and I don't own a white suite. Looks like a trail around the charity shops is for me
     
  12. Anonymous

    Anonymous New commenter

    Surely if you're dressing up as the queen all you need is a smart coat, a hat and a smart (but empty) handbag.
     
  13. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Could you dress up as Burger King?
     
  14. Do you have a theatre in your town? In Leeds the Playhouse wardrobe hires out costumes.
     
  15. Burger King? hehe
    Seriously though, its madness, why couldn't we have just made a crown? It would be a lot simpler and much cheaper. (Bah Humbug)
     
  16. Lily, interesting, thanks, might look into to that idea..
     
  17. henriette

    henriette New commenter

    wedding dress from Oxfam et al???????????
     
  18. Am thinking along that idea Henrette.
     
  19. NellyFUF

    NellyFUF Lead commenter

    Go as a playing card.
    Or wear a tweed skirt and a headscarf - carry a toy dog.
     
  20. Why not see if you can find a long black dress in a charity shop, sew on some lace around the collar and cuffs and buy a cheap veil (or use net curtain) and a little cheap tiaria thingie from somewhere (or use a hair band and stick on some beads) and go as Queen Victoria?
    I bet you could knock up something like that for under 20 quid.
    Sorta like this:
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/QUEEN-VICTORIA-victorian-fancy-dress-costume-12-14-/310293718651?pt=Adult_Fancy_Dress_UK&hash=item483ef2667b
    Even making a sash wouldn't be pricey - and if you ask around, some one at work or a friend may have some remnant lace/net curtain/material for a sash they could give you for free.
    All you really need to find is the dress.
     

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