As you kinksters will know, fetish wear and BDSM equipment can often be super expensive. Follow our how-to guide on kinking on a budget and you'll be able to dress the part and play dirty without breaking the bank...

Looking online at the price of fetish wear and BDSM accessories, you may find that they're very expensive and out of your budget. Rope and other bondage equipment can cost a small fortune, so you’ll need to shop around if you want to live out your fantasies in real life.


Like masturbation, learn to DIY!

The local DIY store is a great way to find kinky accessories. Firstly, you can find rope and bondage equipment at very cheap prices. Do make sure that the rope will not chafe or cause friction burns before you buy.

If you have good carpentry skills, you can also build bondage equipment very cheaply. It’s not that difficult to build a St. Andrew’s cross, for example, and you can find guides on how to do this online.

As well as rope and wood, you can also find other useful things for BDSM bondage. For example, many DIY shops sell padlocks and chains. Just remember to keep the key in a safe place!


Fancy dress stores

Fetish wear and bondage outfits can cost a lot of money online. Luckily, your local fancy dress shop can provide a cheaper, and perhaps more convenient, alternative. There are many different outfits that are available for BDSM or fantasy role play.

A good gimp suit can cost in excess of a few hundred euros. However, there’s no need to go for the leather or rubber alternative. You can buy gimp suits, or body suits, in lycra, from fancy dress shops, which will cost significantly less. You can cut holes for nipples or genitals, allowing easy access for play, or torture, depending upon how kinky you are.

If you’re into role play, then a French maid or nurses uniform can cost a fortune online but you can save a great deal of money by buying a version of these classic kinky outfits from a fancy dress shop. These are often of similar quality to the online version.

Superhero fetish is becoming a lot more popular, with the success of films like X-Men. By shopping around, you can find superhero outfits in fancy dress shops which will allow you to act out your power fantasies without doing undue harm to your wallet.


Vintage shops

Vintage or second hand shops are a great way to extend your kinky wardrobe. Classic clothes, such as corsets and long gloves, are a great purchase for any budding dominatrix. However, you should look beyond the clothing area to see what else you might be able to find.

As well as fetish wear, you can also find items such as hair brushes and riding crops which can make a great impression on a firm bottom. The quality of clothes that you can get from a vintage shop is often better than you can find online. You can also find some classic items that can be put into service in the bedroom.

So, there’s no need to feel excluded from the kinky, BDSM or role play scene just because times are hard. In these times of austerity you just need to shop around, make your own fetish wear and be creative.

Have you found some cool fetish wear outfits in vintage shops or fancy dress shops? Or have you tried making your own kinky accessories? Our community would love to hear your tips and suggestions for dressing on a budget. 


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