Fancy Dress?

You expect fancy dress parties to be like all those movies you watched when you were young: perfectly designed, quality look and quality fit.

Why is it then that when I try to find an 80s suit to go as Sonny Crockett from Miami Vice am I presented with an array of flares, lavender suits and bad material – and not a single shoulder pad in sight!

I remember watch the Karate Kid when I was young, and the scene with the kids dressed for Halloween come out in those skeleton outfits looked pretty cool to a 7 year old kid.

So now, in my late 20s, why can’t I find anything near as good? Sure, back when I was 9 a plastic bin bag and some acrylic paint (I think) did the job, but nowadays I want to look the part.

Am I missing something? Does America just have really authentic fancy dress stores, or is England shockingly bad at fancy dress, or was I simply duped when I was younger, and the movie studios designed those outfits for the film?

2 Responses to “Fancy Dress?”

  1. I even grew my hair for the last 3 months – I’ve gotta find the suit!

  2. Lol, thats very true. The “out the box” fancy dress outfits are woeful most of the time. i think its best to design your own Miami Vice style outfit…. Hell, I only have to look in my wardrobe for inspriation :-)

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