|A Guide to Fancy Dress|
Question - Is a Durham student more likely to spend hours researching, creating and talking about:
The answer is, in fact, b) Fancy dress. Surprised? You won't be for much longer! Fancy dress is an important part of any Durhamite's social life, and even those of you who hate the idea of dressing up will soon be relishing any chance to get your neon tights on (yes, I'm talking to you, boys!)
Worried that you're not prepared for the Durham fancy dress extravaganza? Here are some great tips for fancy dressing on a budget, and examples of popular themes!
Top Tips for Fancy Dressing on a Budget:
Popular fancy dress themes:
Fancy dress is a great way to let your Blue-Peter side run wild and show how nifty you are with a pair of scissors and some safety pins - something that a degree in Maths just doesn't showcase! You can buy costume specifics in local fancy dress shop Mr Cloth (27, Silver Street), shop online with Amazon or party websites, or even take a trip to Primark at the Metro-centre near Newcastle!
Dressing up is a great way to get to know people, there's no better conversation starter than "I love your toga!" and it's better to be remembered for your really convincing YMCA costume than not be remembered at all! Let fancy dress put you at ease and help you get to know the people you will be living and learning with for the next 3+ years!
Remember, fancy dress is all about fun!