Does Wearing Fancy Dress Embarrass You?

Do you dread the day when an invitation either arrives through your post box, in your email inbox or on your Facebook account for a fancy dress party? Is your first thought “I might just give this party a miss” because dressing up in a costume embarrasses you? Well here are Otley Run Fancy Dress we try to make the whole dressing up experience an enjoyable one.

Big Bang Theory Fancy Dress Costumes

It could be that you’re uncomfortable with wearing something outside of your usual wardrobe, feel silly wearing a fancy dress costume or think people will make fun of you for dressing up. Our aim here is to try to dispel the myth and suggest a few fancy dress ideas that will get you to participate when a costume party comes up.

What’s so embarrassing about wearing fancy dress costumes?

The first important question we should ask is “What’s so embarrassing about wearing fancy dress costumes”? Dressing up can take some of us out of our comfort zones and make us feel uncomfortable. That’s completely understandable, but venturing out of your comfort zone is sometimes one of the most exhilarating experiences you can have. It can help you to discover who you really are and what you enjoy. Lets face it, we don’t really know what we like until we try it for ourselves.

Don’t let other people put you off either. The idea that some people might poke fun at you will inevitably put people off dressing up in fancy dress. It’s easy for people to say “Oh just ignore them” or “Why do you care?” but some of us do.

I’m really jealous of the confidence some people have and the seeming “don’t care” attitude that they have, it’s fantastic at times. If you don’t know what I mean, check this guy out:



Some people will see this as really embarrassing and cringe worthy, but it’s pretty funny and entertaining.

Fancy Dress is Great for Meeting New People

Fancy dress can be a great ice breaker when meeting new people, especially at parties or in freshers week at university. Trust us, here at Otley Run Fancy Dress we talk from experience! This also applies if you’re meeting your partners friends for the first time or attending a sports society event.


The least embarrassing fancy dress outfits

For guys, who are generally the most apprehensive about dressing up, a simple black suit for a James Bond or Men in Black fancy dress outfit can do the trick. On the other hand you could get heckled even more for not making much of an effort, though that’s a choice you’ll have to make.

Halloween is the biggest fancy dress holiday of the year, so getting involved is essential. This can make it an even more comfortable time as you’re almost forced to participate. Don’t forget that the vast majority of the people you attend a party or event with will also be dressed up, so you’re likely to be the odd one out if you don’t wear a fancy dress costume.

Here are a few simple but effective fancy dress costumes that you could wear on Halloween:

Guys – The Scream killer has the mask, which will cover your face meaning you won’t be seen.

Girls – A witch costume is great because you can wear a black dress with a cape and hat.


Do you have any suggestions for cool, simple fancy dress outfits that wouldn’t embarrass you to wear? Let us know in the comments box below!

About the Author: David Hayler

The owner of Otley Run Fancy Dress and a fancy dress guru. He's also an amateur photographer who has experience with cosplay and costume photography.

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