I need a colorful and bright suit where should I look?
October 16, 2006 8:33 PM   Subscribe

Help me find a really bright colorful suit/ sportscoat for my ultimate halloween costume. Ebay is failing me and I rather not spend too much money on it. What are some other options?
posted by bilbo baggins to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (6 answers total)
If you can find a blazer or sportscoat that is made of natural fabric, you can dye it in the washing machine with Rit Dye, or dyes found at Dharma Trading Co. Try thrift stores and consignment shops. I would even say Target or Walmart, but they will surely be made of polyester. Polyester doesn't take dye very well at all.

It's easy as pie to dye. What color are you looking for?
posted by LoriFLA at 8:40 PM on October 16, 2006

You could make one out of Duct Tape.
posted by saffry at 8:46 PM on October 16, 2006

Seconding thrift stores. They may even have something already fugly enough - look in their "vintage" or "old fashions" section.
posted by Quietgal at 8:56 PM on October 16, 2006

Thirding, thrift stores. I'm sure you'll be able to find something suitably bright and colourful. A friend of mine found an electric blue suit in one for his 20s gangster costume, and I found a Barbie pink prom dress at the Goodwill (which I promptly donated back).
posted by phoenixc at 9:39 PM on October 16, 2006

Neutral and dark-colored jackets sometimes have contrasting inner linings - here's one example. They're not meant to be worn inside-out, and probably won't fit best that way, but if you want that lining color as part of your costume, it's an option.
posted by PY at 9:51 PM on October 16, 2006

posted by Kirth Gerson at 5:10 AM on October 17, 2006

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