There is something about fancy dress that makes it perfect for any kind of fundraising event. Being able to dress up in a wild and wacky costume is enormous fun, giving you the chance to let your hair down and really get imaginative with your outfit, and for a lot of people it can be a fantastic way to raise some much-needed cash for charity.
Types of fancy dress fundraiser to consider:
There are a whole range of events that could benefit from this kind of fundraising idea, and here are just a few to get you started:
• Non-uniform days. Whether at school or the workplace, having non-uniform days can be a great opportunity for people to get creative with their outfits. You could even set a theme for them to try and stick to, and if everyone paid a small amount for the privilege of not wearing a uniform the cash could quickly add up.
• Fancy dress parties. A party is always a great way to raise some cash — people will be looking forward to the event and will be more than happy to give money to charity in the process, and again setting a theme can be ideal. You could even combine the party with a charity barbeque, bar or cake sale for added fundraising potential, and if there’s alcohol flowing you could find that people will be getting even more generous…
• Dressing up for a marathon. Running a marathon is hard enough in itself, but running one with the added weight of a costume can be harder still—that makes it a great opportunity to raise huge amounts of money. We’ve all seen images of people taking part in the London Marathon wearing weird and wonderful outfits (sometimes it’s surprising that they’re even able to move!) and if you’re brave enough to take the plunge you could raise even more cash than you normally would.
• Seasonal themes. Let’s say you’re taking part in a Christmas fete, an Easter fair or even a summer bake sale—why not dress up for the occasion and see if you can raise even more? The fact that you’ll be one of only a few people in a seasonal outfit will mean you instantly stand out from the crowd, and with the jubilee coming up it’s the perfect opportunity to get patriotic and see what you can come up with.
These are just a few occasions where you might like to embrace the concept of fancy dress, but the options don’t stop there—there’s nothing to say you can’t incorporate an outfit into any fundraising event imaginable, leaving you free to let your imagination run wild. Charity and dressing up go hand in hand, and if you’re looking for somewhere to source your costume you’ve come to the right place—here at Party Domain we’ve got all the outfits you could ever need no matter what the event may be, so take a look around for the perfect costume and you’ll be raising cash in no time.