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I have been invite to attend a Melbourne Cup luncheon this year. As this is my first time attending such an event, I am looking for cost effective fascinator recommendations – either places to purchase or DIY?


Posted by mish06, 18th October 2017


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  • Always cute to make.your own then it will match your dress no worries


  • Spotlight has everything you need to make your own fascinator, or you could buy one online for a good price.


  • Would love to see what you come up with – bought or home made. :)


  • Target, KMART, Big W all have some for under $20
    My favourite option however is to DIY it! Have a look on pintrest for some ideas and you can make something really nice for really cheap!


  • I’m sure you could find something online. I have an old school friend in Adelaide who makes fascinators. So if you live there, I may be able to help


  • I would check out DJ’s and Myer,they should be well stocked this time of the year,have fun at the event!


  • Have a look on Pinterest/etsy! It will usually link you to stores that sell them :) I’ve seen some at David Jones and Myer aswell :)


  • Sometimes you can pick up cheap headbands at cheap as chips and artificial flowers With a hot glue gun and some imagination you can make a beautiful head piece for Melbourne cup !


  • Department stores usually have them at a range of price points. I think places like Diva used to do them too? Or have a look on ebay.


  • Myer and David Jones often have them and there may be some on special. Also; check out second hand/ charity stores as they often have them for sale too. Another thought is to have a go at making one – it would be unique and individual.


  • Target had a good range of fascinators last year for around $20-$25 dollars; eBay have stacks at great prices, but you’d need to get in quickly to receive it in time; if you’re feeling creative, Spotlight have a wide range of silk/paper flowers and sprays and pretty feathers that you could attach/glue to a plain headband or hair comb (available at most $2 shops). Have a great time – the Melbourne Cup is something that every lady should go to at least once! :)


  • Try Spotlight or Lincraft. I’m sure they have fascinators, and I think one of these stores is currently having a 25% off sale.


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