Clever costume the only outfit needed for any party

NICE TIGHTS: A very trendy acrobat and her mate, the Bearded Lady. And the Croccies...before they were binned.
NICE TIGHTS: A very trendy acrobat and her mate, the Bearded Lady. And the Croccies...before they were binned.

DRESS-UP party? Absolutely no worries - I'm all sorted. I have a go-to costume that never fails.

Floral tights. An orange leotard worn Superman-style over the top. And a turquoise crop-top to finish off the look. Very classy.

I bought the whole ensemble from Supre, whose mantra seems to be the tighter and brighter, the better.

It cost me about 40 bucks, but has paid for itself over again.

It had its debut last year at my mates' Hollywood-themed housewarming party.

Just add big hair, purple scrunchie and some rude jewels for a Flashdance-inspired look.

The leotard got its next run at this year's Harbour Festival parade down Goondoon St. We had to dress up as circus characters.

This time all it took to transform into an acrobat was a lick of face paint.

I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure I heard a horrified onlooker mutter this as I went by: "Oh my God…that is disgusting."

And, the get-up had another go last weekend.

Our new sports reporter, Jake, has just arrived. And Friday was his birthday. So we threw him a bit of a do at Dicey's.

In keeping with his new position, it was decided we'd all dress up as athletes.

Aerobics instructor, I thought. (Laugh all you like, but Body Attack is as sporty as this girl gets.)

All I needed was Dunlops with socks, a headband, and considering the nippier weather, a bomber jacket.

Now, if you see me decked out in the same threads again, ask me what I'm supposed to be.

And if I say, "sexy nurse" or "vampire" I give you permission to host an intervention.

Give me a change of clothes and throw my leotard out. That's what my dear friend, Em, did to my Crocs recently.

Just do it…it's the only way I learn.