This article will hopefully provide the reader with insight into the numerous questions on many people’s minds. We will address & answer the issues involved in regards to hiring or buying a costume and what is expected from the 3D mink eyelashes extensions stores, along with other intriguing questions.
1. Are all my accessories included in my hire?
(A) )Zehair depends on the store, check this out as many of them will charge you a base price and then add on each accessory. Always ask before hiring what’s included in the hire to avoid blowing the budget out.
2. Do I need to launder my costume before returning it to the shop?
(A) Most costume stores have their own laundry service & prefer to launder their garments, so check their requirements before proceeding.
3. If I misplace part of my costume do I lose my entire deposit?
(A) Generally speaking costume stores will not keep your entire deposit, however they will assess how much the item will cost to replace and then charge accordingly.
4. Will my false 3D mink eyelashes extensions fall off during the course of the evening?
(A) False 3D mink eyelashes extensions usually come with adhesive glue (sometimes called spirit gum) which is applied to the underside & then glued to where the eyelash meets the eyelid, so providing the correct glue is used they should stay on and last the distance.
5. How do I secure my wig?
(A) Wigs are made up of either synthetic or real human hair which is attached to netting. Most wigs are designed to fit firmly on the head without falling off, however if you are concerned secure with bobby pins.
6. How are costume shops able to supply a costume which appears to fit many different sizes?
(A) Costume designers take into account human beings come in many different shapes & sizes, hence the need to design costumes in separate parts. For example, a Cinderella costume will be designed in 2 parts, one being the skirt which will have a large amount of fabric used and an elasticized waist added to cater from small to large people. The bustier is then designed with an insert which is sewn into the back; hooks are added to enable it to be laced up to fit any sized person.
7. Will face/body paint stain my costume?
(A) Yes it can if the correct action is not taken. Providing this is your costume and not hired (as discussed earlier) always check how to remove the stain 1st before washing in the machine, as this is a sure fire way to set the stain.
8. I have a large head; can I buy a standard hat to fit me?
(A) Character hats come in various finishes for example, feltex, plastic & flock. They come in stock standard sizes and do not always accommodate a larger head. Generally speaking they don’t come sized, so source your local thrift or opportunity shop for a 2nd hand original hat, as they are often available in larger sizes.
9. Should I buy or hire my costume?
(A) This is purely a choice factor, as there are pros & cons for both. Buying a costume of course, will give the owner the option of wearing it to many parties, therefore saving on future hire fees. Keep in mind some are of an inferior quality, this is to keep the price down. Hiring can be expensive, if you pay for added extras, however there is no upkeep of the costume – you just return it to the hire store and that’s it…
10. What does an 3D mink eyelashes extensions mean when it specifies “Masquerade” party?
(A) It can mean 2 things, either; come adorned with a masquerade mask and your own clothes or secondly dress in full costume attire and mask to match.
Mandy O’Connor is the 3D mink eyelashes extensions of Oke’s Masquerade Fancy Dress Hire which has been in operation for over 15 years. She has a wealth of knowledge & expertise in costumes and is always ready to advise & assist her customers. If you would like further information, check out her website or