Monday, October 17, 2011

Fancy Dress Costumes

So those of you who have school going children and are seasoned moms and dads have probably already figured this out, but this one is for new moms of big school kids who are a little foxed with all the requests the school diary brings on a pretty regular basis. Seriously - these schools are wonderful and experiential learning is great but its the job of frazzled and performance anxiety ridden parents to make sure they send the best of whatever the current class project demands so their little ones don't feel left out in class. Sigh. What are we doing to our kids? Let me not get started on that though - last I checked, this wasn't a parenting blog. Although it so easily could be, what with the author's million and one opinions.

Anyway.

The most recent request was for my son to be dressed up as a bear. And bring feathers. Yeah. Lots of feathers. Where would I get feathers? We do have some fairly annoying pigeons who live on our air conditioner....hmmm, I thought. In the interest of keeping experiential learning within limits though, I guess I needed a place to buy feathers. And a bear outfit. Turns out, Vyapar Kendra on the DLF Phase IV road (leading from Golf course road to Park Plaza) has all the answers. There's a store there called Fancy Look (Shop number 28 or something on the upper ground floor) that rents out fancy dress costumes. They have everything! And not really as dirty as I thought rented outfits might be. I was so relieved that they had a bear outfit and in his size too! By the looks of the shop, they'll be able to give you whatever outfit you might need and cater to your kids' classteachers' every whim and fancy. In fact, they even solved my feather problem - I just bought a few feathered masks and plucked out the feathers (as my pigeons breathed sighs of relief).

It was also cheaper than I thought to rent - I paid Rs. 140 for the outfit - ended up keeping it for 3 days but didn't even get charged extra for that.

Also, I'm ashamed to admit it but this was really the first time I went to Vyapar Kendra - felt like magic land! That market has every small thing in the world that you might need...I plan to explore it a lot now that the weather's better and will report as it happens:-)

10 comments:

Aparna said...

I love love Vyapar kendra!! My friends think I am crazy since its so dirty and crowded! But its like a fairytale land for me :) Also there also a couple of nice little shops there where u can pick up kids clothes for decent prices.
Yes Fancy look is a useful place to know!

Pachyderm said...

Actually, my husband first pointed this out to me... that we go miles in search of things that are available easier and sometimes cheaper in good old vyapar kendra. And actually many seasoned housewives tell me that practicallyt everything is available in Vyapar Kendra and you have to look no further....

Priya said...

Hi Manika, i live right next to Vyapar Kendra and yes the place has everything :-)

How do we know said...

Hey.. Thanks a ton for this! i dont really like Vyapar Kendra, bcs i find them as expensive as Phase 1 or Galleria, but not half as clean..i only love one place there - My Shoppe.. REALLY NICE.

Mukta said...

CAN U PLS. LET ME KNOW THE EXACT LOCATION AND THE PHONE NO. IF POSSIBLE
tHANKS

Living in Gurgaon said...

Mukta, its on the first floor of vyapar kendra...i think its shop number 29, but i'm not sure. i'm sorry i don't have a phone number though.

yuktii miglani said...

hii all there is a new shop for fancy dresses in south city 2 near nirwana country they have huge varity of dresses the nmbr is 9818600484

omvikasom said...

Nutkhat Dresses provides all types of dresses for kids like school Dramas Costumes, Folk Dance Costumes, Classical Dance Costumes, Political Get Up,Cartoon Characters Costumes, Animal Costume, Mythological Costumes etc. We can also design personalized and customized dress for any types of occasions and theaters. These dresses are beautifully designed and high quality fabric to meet the choice of the clients.

Nutkhat Dresses located at Gurgaon Janak Puri &Rohini to provide high quality folk and fancy costumes for all kind of school functions.Nutkhat Chitrashala (09212345419)shop no.64,first floor,laxmi bazar,vijay park,above axis bank,opp.petrol pump,near new colony OlF school old railway road Gurgaon 122001.

indianhomemaker said...

I just got back from Vyapaar Kendra, shop number 28, Fancy Looks I think it called, with a bird costume.
Thank You for this informative and helpful shop.

Jitender Dabas said...

the vyapar kendra shop is worth checking. Did have some nice stuff. But the one in South City 2 in Nirvana IS A COMPLETE WASTE OF TIME. Very limited range & poor quality stuff. Most of the costumes looked quite shabby and dirty.