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The Cutest Kids’ Costumes on Pinterest! Comments Off

Posted on January 16, 2013 by admin

We were surfing around the social media darling that is Pinterest this morning and came across some pretty adorable kids’ costumes, so we thought we’d share them with you right here. Prepare to be overwhelmed with cute!

1.       Homemade Piñata costume

Pinterest user: Rachel @ SunScholars

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2.       Homemade Owl costume

Pinterest user: Patty Schaffer

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3.       Big Bird costume

Pinterest user: Heather Mann

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4.       Melon baby

Pinterest user: Annabel Karmel

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5.       Masked Owl costume

Pinterest user: Melissa Saulsbury

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Top Kids Costumes for 2013! Comments Off

Posted on January 08, 2013 by admin

We all dress up because we’re all kids, everyone knows that. But when it comes to genuine kids costumes for our own little ones, it’s fair to say that some of us get even more excited!

2013 is set to be a great year for children and fancy dress, especially in March with World Book Day in the UK and Ireland (now only eight weeks away!). Here we take a look at some of the best costumes for children out there:

Deluxe Robin Hood boy costume

Every little lad wants to be Robin Hood. Whether it’s for a birthday party or a school celebration like World Book Day, this is perfect to put a smile on every boy’s face. What’s more, it also doubles up as a brilliant Peter Pan costume!

Deluxe Dorothy children’s costume

If Robin Hood is a little lad’s dream, the Dorothy costume is just right for the girls! We can’t provide wee Toto to sit by her side, but the costume is sure to take everyone back to the nostalgia of the Wizard of Oz!

Where’s Wally children’s costume

One of classic costumes for all ages, Where’s Wally is always a winner. This officially licenced costume is the ideal choice for World Book Day for your boy.

Where’s Wally Wenda girls’ costume

The character is not just restricted to boys, either, as we have this brilliant girls’ costume of the same ilk. Upset the apple cart and send an unexpected Where’s Wenda to school on World Book Day!

Top 4 Christmas Costumes for Kids Comments Off

Posted on December 11, 2012 by admin

If there is anything kids love (almost) as much as the presents in this festive season, it’s dressing up! Whether it’s for a school nativity play or a party at home, fancy dress is amongst the favourite things of any child.

Our childrens Christmas costumes are the perfect opportunity to make this an extra special holiday for your kids. We’ve put together a top 4 list to give you some inspiration:

Little Ginger Man costume

If you really want your little boy to win the cutest costume prize this Christmas, the little gingerbread man outfit is the perfect choice. It comes in sizes that range from 3 to 9 years old and is complete with the trousers, top, headpiece and gloves.

Children’s Mary costume

Ideal for a nativity play, this Mary costume fits ages 4 to 12 and comes with the headpiece and robes to complete the look. This one is sure to make the school play one to remember for all the parents as well as the kids!

Reindeer costume

Who can go through Christmas without dressing up as a reindeer? This reindeer jumpsuit is a great way to put a big smile on your little boy’s face (and its cosiness might just send him to sleep went you want to put your feet up!).

Santa’s Little Helper costume

Go even cuter with the Santa’s Little Helper costume for your little girl. It’ll certainly be a Christmas to remember with your little one running around in character, handing out presents to all the family!

Last Minute Halloween Preparations Comments Off

Posted on October 30, 2012 by admin

If you are hosting a Halloween party but you have struggled to prepare because of the frantic demands of modern life, fear not! Fancy Dress Ball has dug out some great last minute preparations for you to still make it a party to remember!


Have you ever thought of a Halloween-themed wreath? It’s the perfect time of year for it! Scour the streets for some autumnal leaves and twigs for the basis of the wreath, stick random Halloween decorations made of cotton wool to it and voila! (Courtesy of Love in the Suburbs).


We can’t take credit for this one – Martha Stewart can – but the pumpkin party cooler is one of the best and simplest Halloween ideas we’ve ever seen. If you have a spare pumpkin at home or can get hold of one, simply cut the top off it, fill it with ice and stick your drinks in to keep them cool all night!

Pumpkin Party Cooler


There are so many quick, simple things you can do with food for Halloween that it’s hard to pick and choose! Brownies always go down well at a party – all you need is icing and orange and green food colouring to make them ghoulish! These tasty looking treats are from Mummy Pages:



The First Official Superman Trailer has Arrived! Comments Off

Posted on July 23, 2012 by admin

Amidst all the hype about The Dark Knight Rises (which, by the way, is awesome), a teaser trailer for the new Superman movie has been released. Christopher Nolan, the acclaimed director of the Batman trilogy, is a producer and writer on the movie, with Zack Snyder (300) as director.

The trailer, narrated by Kevin Costner, is only a teaser and doesn’t reveal too much detail, but that doesn’t mean that it fails to get superhero fans in the mood! Man of Steel is a reboot of a classic Superman with British actor, Henry Cavill, as the superhero himself and Michael Shannon as General Zod, Superman’s nemesis.

Very little detail about the movie has been released, with cryptic comments from Nolan doing nothing to satisfy the Hollywood hunger of us superhero fanatics. The respected director is quoted as saying “I don’t want to say too much about it because they’re at the beginning of their process in terms of post-production. I think what Zack and Henry are doing is going to make a remarkable impression” (Digital Spy).

We all have a year to get our Superman costumes ready, but in the same way as The Dark Knight Rises was worth waiting for, Man of Steel will rock 2013 Batman has rocked 2012!

Batman O Clock Comments Off

Posted on July 17, 2012 by admin

The countdown to The Dark Knight Rises has entered its last few days – have you bought your tickets yet?!

It’s had hundreds of reviews over the past few days after special preview screenings around the world. Rather expectedly, it’s received absolutely glowing reviews all round – there aren’t many reviews below four and a half stars (which has only gone and got us more excited hasn’t it!).

Image courtesy of: IGN 

The Dark Knight Rises is the last in the Christopher Nolan trilogy of new Batman movies and if The Dark Knight is anything to go by, this is truly going to be something special.

One of the most anticipated aspects of this new movie is the fact that Tom Hardy, of Inception fame, is casted as Bane. Hardy is one of the most acclaimed up-and-coming actors in Hollywood at the moment and, along with Christian Bale, he has been praised for his role in the newest and hottest of action movies out there.

Friday 20th July is perhaps the biggest date on the movie calendar for a lot of people this year and that includes us! We hope you’ve got your Batman costumes in preparation!

Top 3 Fancy Dress Costumes for Kids Comments Off

Posted on July 06, 2012 by admin

Whatever the weather, whatever the occasion, kids love fancy dress – that’s a fact. There are a few occasions that are made for fancy dress, like World Book Day, for example, but dressing up is an all-year-round fascination for children of all ages (even those over 18s…).

We’ve put together a top 3 list of the best children’s costumes out there to give you and your child some inspiration for any themed parties that may be planned this summer (unfortunately, it is likely that none of these costumes will fit children aged 18 and over).

Buzz Lightyear

One of the modern classics, Buzz Lightyear is a true favourite amongst the kids, along with his mate, Woody. Your child will be off to infinity and beyond in this at their friend’s party!

Indian Girl

This is a favourite for themed dress-up days at school, children’s birthday parties and just general playtime in the park! All girls love to dress up as Pocahontas, right?

Zombie Alley Scary Clown

If you really want your child to nail the scare-factor this year, this terrifying costume is perfect. Halloween might seem like a long way off, but it’s never too early to start planning Halloween costumes for you and the family!

Vamp up this summer! Comments Off

Posted on June 22, 2012 by admin

The summer movie releases are coming thick and fast – and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter offers film fans films lashings of laughs and blood-curdling capers.

Based on Seth Grahame-Smith’s book, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter sees the lauded American President attempting to foil a plot by vampires to take over the country.

Tim Burton produced the film so you can expect the man who brought Beetlejuice, Batman and Edward Scissorhands to the big screen to deliver his customary madcap style again.

It’s out in the UK this week and the Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter trailer gives you a flavour of what to expect if you fancy watching this fantasy film.

Vampires, of course, have been a popular fancy dress genre ever since Count Dracula became a cultural phenomenon in the late 1800s.

Get their fangs into these!

First up, why not dress up your little ones in this cute vampire childrens costume?


Morphsuits are all the rage right now…but did you know you can get a vampire morphsuit? Complete with a blood-stained black suit and fangs, this is comedy gold and is bound to have fellow revellers grinning from ear to ear.

For the ladies, this gothic manor vampire costume is both sexy and scary!



Don’t forget, the key to any good vampire outfit are accessories, like these realistic toothcap fangs.

Avengers Assemble for a Fancy Dress Party! Comments Off

Posted on May 08, 2012 by admin

In the midst of all the hype surrounding the release of the new Avengers movie in the past few weeks, the American extras from the movie will be taking part in a huge fancy dress party in Ohio to celebrate its release.

Parts of the movie were filmed in the state of Ohio, so they’re all planning to dress up as the superheroes and party the night away! The event will take place in Cleveland and is expected to attract a lot of attention. To further commemorate Ohio’s part in the making of the movie, there will be an exclusive premiere of the movie for all the extras held at Cinemark in Valley View.

The Avengers has had a very successful first few days in the cinema and looks set to be one of the biggest superhero movies of the year. The blockbuster has received a multitude of great reviews, too, so it seems to be going down a storm with everybody.

Thor Costume
There hasn’t been so much hype about a movie in a lot of years, so now that the wait is over, the fancy dress parties can begin! People are kitting themselves out in costumes like the Thor movie costume and the Iron Man outfit to party in style.

Iron Man Costume

There are plenty of superhero costumes available over at our dedicated category page, too, so even if you’re not a fan of the Avengers, you won’t be short of choice!

Have a Glee-tastic Gleeday with Fancy Dress Ball! Comments Off

Posted on March 09, 2012 by admin

The Glee fanatics amongst you will be happy to hear that the Sue and Cheerios costumes have just arrived in our warehouse! And what’s more, we’ve linked up with UKGleeDVD on Twitter and Facebook to coincide with this special arrival by giving away a fantastic Sue costume!

Glee Sue Costume

Glee, it’s fair to say, has taken the world by storm, so it’s only fitting that we give the biggest fans the chance to take the reins and pretend to be Sue or, indeed, one of the Cheerios for a day.

The third season of the hit show is well underway and the Gleeks have already had re-confirmation of why they love the show so much.
Sue, the usually mean and malicious Cheerios coach, has softened up in the third season and isn’t as hell bent on destroying the Glee club – a character reformation that has left some Gleeks both surprised and pleased with the way the show is progressing.

On a gloomy note, Dave Karofsky, played by Max Adler, tried to commit suicide after he was banished from his new school but, luckily, he survived to keep gracing our screens this spring.

Jurassic Park star Jeff Goldblum and Brian Stokes Mitchell won a lot of fans this season when they appeared as Rachel Berry’s fathers and there has been plenty of activity surrounding the desire for their return to the show.

The rumour mill is churning faster and faster as the season progresses, with hopes for character returns here and story twists there, but the writers continue to pull out all the stops season after season. The Glee train doesn’t look like it’ll be slowing down anytime soon and we’re definitely staying on board for the ride!

For all the latest Glee gossip and for the chance to win more Glee celebrity costumes from Fancy Dress Ball, be sure to keep checking in with our friends at UKGleeDVD on Twitter and Facebook!