One of the things I miss about living in the San Francisco Bay Area is being able to find that perfect outfit for any cultural event. Nothing like shopping in Berkeley for agbadas, Hayward for kaftans, and San Francisco or Oakland's Chinatown districts for kimonos. Now that hubby and I are living closer to the Midwest, shopping has it's challenges. Several years ago, a friend turned me on to costume shops to find those one of a kind outfits at a reasonable price. Costumes? Yes, costumes.
One of my new fave online costume stores is buycostumes.com. Buycostumes.com has costumes for the entire family and feature some rather exquisite, yet affordable, wares. Take this Adult Geisha costume I ordered.
Priced at only $26.99 what a great way to make an entrance at last month's Lantern Festival Fundraiser. The costume came complete with obi belt, chopsticks and a fan. All eyes were on me and I felt absolutely beautiful.
My girls and I danced the night away and the costume is so nice hubby even asked me to wear it out to dinner one night. I was a little surprised but had a few people asking me where I bought my lovely kimono and when I told them it was a costume of course, "Oh wow, I never thought of that" was their response. Thinking out of the box saves money.
I've already got my eyes on one for the little old lady. I know she'd be absolutely adorable in this Teal Dragon Child's costume and since it's from buycostumes.com not only is is affordable and stylish, but it's adorable. I should note the pants and shoes don't come with this costume but at $24.99 what a deal.
So, change up your wardrobe and check out buycostumes.com for something special.
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