Rocky Horror Picture Show Costumes are great for Rocky Horror showings, parties, dances, or even for Halloween costumes! Half the fun of dressing up in a Rocky Horror costume is in constructing the costume. But it can be time-consuming and expensive if you don't know where to go for your Rocky Horror Picture Show Costume supplies. But it really is easier than you think to find great Rocky Horror costumes. You just need to be on the lookout, even in the most unlikely places. You never when you might strike the perfect Rocky Horror Picture Show Costume piece!
If you're having trouble finding anything good for your Rocky Horror costume, try looking in some of these places:
The garage sale is the best place to find random shit nobody wants. Oftentimes, the owner wants to get rid of it for the exact same reason-its old, its vampy, its dark and depressing and falling apart. Which means that its perfect for a Rocky Horror costume!
Garage sales also happen to be a prime location for finding the 70s clothes and accessories seen in Rocky Horror Picture Show costumes. Or, if you don't really like sewing, you can find a dress in the appropriate fabric and mess it up until it looks like a Rocky Horror Costume-easier than going through all the work of buying fabric, sewing the garment, and then ripping up all that hard work.
The best ones for Rocky Horror Picture Show Costumes and Rocky Horror Costume pieces are Savers, Goodwill, Ragstock and the Salvation Army. The best time to get your Rocky Horror costumes at both Savers and Ragstock is around Halloween, when they're stocked with all kinds of accessories and costumes that fit the Rocky Horror costume theme well.
This means anything from Walgreens to Kmart and everything in between. Go to the discount stores right after Halloween, when everything is on clearance. You can pick up those Rocky Horror Picture Show Costume pieces that normally add up quickly in price, but look great with Rocky Horror costumes-things like really cheap fake eyelashes, huge bobby pins, black shoes, cheap fishnets, and Rocky Horror costume makeup.
Craft Stores and Fabric Stores
Places like JoAnne Fabrics and Michaels have all kinds of supplies that work great for building Rocky Horror Picture Show costumes. These include rhinestones, sequins, feathers, eyelets, fake flowers, ribbon, boning, Velcro and many more useful things.
Victoria's Secret, Frederick's of Hollywood, or even the Intimate apparel sections of department stores stock important Rocky Horror Picture Show costume pieces like garter belts, corsets, and gold briefs. I usually steer clear of Victoria's Secret for Rocky Horror costumes, just because the lingerie is actually pretty nice, and doesn't look tacky enough.
Hot Topic has great Rocky Horror Picture Show costume lingerie such as fishnets and the like...and I even saw a great corset there once! It is also a good place to get Rocky Horror costume makeup-Ben Nye makeup is perfect for Rocky Horror Picture Show costumes!
One final tip for those who are struggling to construct Rocky Horror costumes: check your local library for costuming books. University libraries are best-check out the drama section and you'll find a ton of great sources on making crazy costumes. Maybe even something about making Rocky Horror costumes!
- Halloween costumes
- Discount Stores