With two of the biggest rugby events in SEA just around the corner it’s time to get down to business and get those costumes sorted – STAT! For the fans, it’s all about what you’re wearing in the stands…
You don’t want to leave it last minute and be forced to wear the same outfit as last year (shock, horror!) or running frantically around town trying to pick up something that doesn’t cost you an arm and a leg and has been done sooo many times before… don’t be so passe!
You want your outfit to stand out, be noticed and remembered for years to come… maybe even make it into the SCMP or Straits Times or even be picked up on the telly!
To stand out from the crowd we have a few tips to help you find your perfect costume and with the Hong Kong sevens just 3 weeks away and the Singapore event in 4, there’s no time to waste. Whichever Sevens is going rock your boat this year (perhaps both if you have the stamina!) FunAntics won’t let you down.
The bigger the better! #squadgoals
And I refer to your group size! Not necessarily the size of your outfit…. think of those crowded, narrow stadium steps you have to go up and down every time you go to get a drink! There’s definitely something to be said for strength in numbers here – a big group of you will always stand out more than the odd lone wolf, even if your wolf outfit is awesome. So, gather all your friends together and stick to one theme. (It’s also so much easier to find your group when you’ve lost your way back from the bar and found yourself in the wrong section!) The more the merrier I say.
Make your group POP with a big splash of COLOUR!
The brighter the better. An easy way to make your costume stand out is to go for bright and bold colours; neon if you can to make the boldest statement! Given that the Singapore Sevens theme this year is “show your colours” it’s certainly a good way to go.
Get with the programme
Keep up to date with major events from the last year and what’s popular right now. Costumes that are current and on trend always get noticed. For example, dear old Queenie was popular the year of the Jubilee; emoji faces; Katy Perry and the left shark following that memorable mistake at the Super Bowl half time show; and you may also remember from a few years back a certain Kim Jong-Un impersonator surrounded by his generals. They certainly left their mark that Sevens and the supreme leader received a lot of, er, favourable attention from the ladies in the South Stand! ;P
I can certainly think of a few figureheads who will be top of the list this year….(Cough, small hands, ahem…)
Think outside the box
Keep it original and fresh. Yes, a bunch of Crayola crayons or minions are great, but after over 40 years of the Hong Kong sevens a lot of outfits have been done time and time again. Mix it up and put a little more time and thought into your outfit to get you noticed.
Failing that – you can always fall back on the shock factor
It’s certainly one way to make a statement, and if you’re keen to wander round the stadium (& the city streets post the rugby) in a mankini then be our guest! Though it may be not be right for everyone…
If you’re there to support your home country and actually watch some rugby (say whaaat?!) then you could always consider a touch of patriotism a la the Fijians who do it so well – bold, colourful and always in a big group!
So remember to keep it relevant and be bold in whichever way you choose. Just make sure you’re not the odd one out who hasn’t made an effort like this poor chump!
FunAntics are always here to lend a hand, whatever your needs we’ll try our best to help you make a statement and stand out from the crowd!
For large groups wanting more choice you can register an event on our events site http://funantics.com.sg/ (longer delivery time needed to be delivered from our suppliers) Get in touch – email@example.com
Our final tip would be to check out this HK 7’s survival guide to help get you through the weekend – http://edition.cnn.com/2014/03/26/travel/gallery/hk7s-survival-tips/index.html
Anyone still after tickets for Hong Kong – good luck! But you can have a go on Viagogo. http://hksevens.com/
There are still a few tickets available for the Singapore Sevens which you can get through the main website – http://www.singapore7s.sg/