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Santa Dash Keeps Hospice Afloat Comments Off

Posted on December 17, 2012 by admin

The annual Santa Dash in Pontefract’s streets has proved another huge success by raising funds for the general upkeep of The Prince of Wales Hospice.

Every year, hundreds of Santas run through the streets of Pontefract for two and a half miles in aid of charity, aiming to raise £10,000 in total for the hospice.

The Yorkshire Evening Post reports that two thirds of the funding for the hospice needs to be raised every year to keep it afloat and this year seems to have been another success.

There was a brass band on call to keep everybody warm before the Santa Clauses hit the streets and there was a mini Christmas market, arranged by the hospice itself, to entertain and refresh everybody afterwards!

The Prince of Wales Hospice is dedicated to providing professional care to those with progressive illnesses that are incurable and regularly hosts charity events to raise funds for the cause.

‘This Morning’ Producer Shines (and Stumbles!) as Mrs Christmas Comments Off

Posted on December 12, 2012 by admin

Fancy Dress Ball was featured on the popular ITV show This Morning the other morning in a slot that highlighted the festive fun to be had in fancy dress.

They chose to feature our Mrs Christmas costume from our ladies Christmas costumes, but it turned out that the poor lady who modelled it had maybe had one too many Sherries with Mr Santa Claus before she hit the catwalk…!

Ellie, who is a producer on the show, modelled the Christmas costume very elegantly along with her cute-as-can-be baby, Poppy, but as she left the stage, she lost her footing and went over on her ankle!

Thankfully, both mother and baby were perfectly fine, but as you can see from the images below, the little one really didn’t appreciate the unexpected rollercoaster – especially on national TV! How embarrassing for her!

Presenter Phil Schofield joked that she had been “on the gin” before the catwalk, but that doesn’t quite fit with Christmas now, does it? We’ll stick to the story that she was enjoying a pre-Christmas Sherry or two with Santa Claus… ;-)

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!

The Top 4 Christmassy Christmas Films Comments Off

Posted on November 30, 2012 by admin

We thought it fit to celebrate the imminent and excellent Christmassy TV ahead of us this year by listing our four favourite festive films of all time! See if you agree:

The Snowman (1982)

The classic children’s tale The Snowman turns 30 this year, which means children spanning nearly three generations have been walking in the air!

The magic of the Snowman is something so deeply entrenched in our culture it has been parodied this year in a well know Christmas campaign! Do The Snowman proud and get this amazing inflatable snowman costume complete with top hat!

Elf (2003)

Staring comedy star Will Ferrell, Elf is a much newer addition to the Christmas movie list but deserves its place due to its fun antics and genuine festive spirit. Men women and children of all ages can dress up as Santa’s helpers this year!

Miracle on 34th Street (1994)

Another absolute Christmas classic is Miracle on 34th street. What Christmas movie is complete without a little girl who discovers that dreams do come true? To dress up as a classic St. Nick get your hands on this Deluxe Santa costume and don’t forget those charming half-moon specs to really pull it off!

Home Alone (1990)

Although it can be argued that Home Alone is not strictly a Christmas movie, it is still set at Christmas, has references to Christmas and we watch it at Christmas time (not to mention the miracle that occurs!).

Why not think a little out of the box and dress up as bad guys Marv and Harry, otherwise known as The Wet Bandits (or indeed the Sticky Bandits in Home Alone 2!)!

Top 20 Awesome Christmas Costumes Comments Off

Posted on November 22, 2012 by admin

We’re all stocked up for the festive season and are on a crusade to keep Britain warm with a healthy dose of fancy dress fun, so take a look at our selection of the top 20 Christmas fancy dress costumes this year – we’ve got all you need for a winter full of warmth and laughter!

(Click on the images to go to the costumes)

1.       Fever Hot Stuff Santa costume

This Santa outfit really is fever hot! Coming in 3 different sizes, it is well finished with Christmassy red bows decorating the hips. You can style it up with some of the many accessories we have in store from sparkling red Dorothy style slippers to sexy striped suspenders.

2.       Sexy Snowman costume

You can melt the snow in this smoking hot sexy snowman costume. The bodice style dress is silky soft and is designed to fit your contours with a fun, ruffled skirt. The only choice you have to make is what leg wear to pair it up with!

3.       Christmas Tree costume

You can deck the halls with this stunning Christmas tree costume! Easy to wear and super comfortable, anyone can pull this off. It comes with star topped-hat, tinsel and stars.

4.       Santa Baby Burlesque costume

This is the ultimate festive treat! If you are looking for a costume that blends Christmas with the world of burlesque, this is the one for you! There are so many fun accessories that go with this one, from burlesque feather boas to red hold up fish net stockings.

5.       Fever Elf costume

Santa’s helpers never looked so good! This fever elf costume is perfect for a group costume if you are all going for a Christmas motif. It comes with elf hat and flirty tutu style skirt.

6.       Miss Snowman costume

Bring your snowman to life with this classic Christmas tale inspired outfit. It is perfect for outdoor parties with its long sleeve style and if you are looking for footwear to match, why not go for our white lace up knee boots?

7.       Red Hot Reindeer costume

Rudolf will have to take a back seat, there’s a new reindeer in town and this one is red hot! Making it a couple’s costume is really easy so why not make a whole team of reindeer?

8.       Saucy Pud costume

When you hit the Christmas party you can guarantee no one will have thought of this one! So while the other girls are comparing Santa costumes you can stand out from the crowd with this saucy and surprisingly seductive Christmas pud costume!

9.       Clockwork Angel costume

The clockwork angel costume sits at the top of any tree! It comes with full snow-white, gold trimmed dress and angel wings.

10.   Fever Naughty Nutcracker costume

Take the beloved Christmas ballet to a new level with this stunning original outfit complete with matching hat!

11.   Fever Rudolf Kini

Maybe this is one for the indoor party only! Only the brave will try to pull this costume off but it will certainly get you noticed!

12.   Red & White Striped Sport Santa costume

The perfect opportunity to shake your belly like a bowl full of jelly! This fun striped Santa costume is a little out of the ordinary but is really comfortable and airy and is one you will be able to handle all night.

13.   Christmas Pudding costume

All you need for this costume is a black pair of trousers, everything else is included! It really is a no hassle outfit you can move around in fairly easily but is still enough of a statement to be a talking point.

14.   Reindeer Second Skin Costume

Morph suits are one of the biggest crazes to hit the fancy dress scene in years. So, to stay in keeping with the season, why not go for this second skin reindeer outfit with a handy pouch for your belongings?

15.   Gingerbread Man second skin costume

Staying in the same vein, this gingerbread man skin takes the biscuit! The happy expression brings more fun to the morph suit fashion.

16.   Comedy Turkey costume

Always a Christmas favourite is the turkey. Make sure you get yours from Fancy Dress Ball to ensure levels of quality as well as levels of hilarity!

17.   Inflatable Snowman costume

This is the ultimate snowman costume and comes with hat and scarf, all you need to add is yourself! It’s surprisingly light and airy so you won’t have to worry about partying all night long.

18.   Super Santa costume

Super Santa is an original slant on the holiday hero. To stand out from the hoard of St. Nicks this year get your hands on this all in one.

19.   Santa Second Skin costume

The third morph suit on the list is Father Christmas himself. Coming complete with morph fabric sack this could be the most festive second skin yet!

20.   Deluxe Santa costume

Trousers, boots, beard, jacket and hat, do you need anything else from a classic Santa costume? Well, if you don’t have the belly, you can always bag yourself one of our inflatable ones to complete your costume.

The Best Couples Costumes for Christmas Comments Off

Posted on November 14, 2012 by admin

The most wonderful time of the year is fast approaching and, as standard, the coldest time of year is hot on its tail, so we all need to start thinking of ways to keep warm over the next few weeks.

Thankfully, we’ve stumbled upon a great deal of couple’s costumes that are ideal for a bit of extra warmth over this festive period. Take a look at our best picks below and see who you want to keep you warm this Christmas:

Mr & Mrs Santa Claus

Who is Santa Claus without the lovely Mrs Claus? Our deluxe Santa costume is the perfect way to keep your partner warm this year; it includes the full jacket and trousers, the hat and some gloves, so there’ll be no Christmas shivers about town this year. The Miss Santa costume is the perfect accompaniment to keep the busiest man of the season comfortable.

Gingerbread Man and Gingerbread Woman

Now if you’re looking for something a little quirkier, these gingerbread outfits are perfect for you. They’re sure to catch the eye if you go out in public dressed like this and, what’s more, it’ll give all the Mr & Mrs Santa Clauses a run for their money!

Mr & Mrs Elf

Santa, again, wouldn’t be Santa without his famous elves. Now you can be the couple that makes Christmas with the couple’s elf costume. Get a bit cheeky this year with a green tunic, an elf hat and a healthy dose of Christmas spirit!

Iconic Costumes: Santa Claus Comments Off

Posted on November 09, 2012 by admin

It is getting to that time of year again. Christmas lights are being switched on all around the country, Christmas shopping is starting (for the organised amongst us) and fancy dress costumes are being planned.

Now, the quintessential image of Christmas is that of Father Christmas himself: Santa Claus. Is there are more festive, feel-good costume out there than that big red woolly coat with a plush, white and fluffy trim? We think not!

It certainly is beginning to look a lot like Christmas and it’s not long until Mr Claus does his rounds, so why not prepare by planning a present bonanza for everyone in a Santa costume?

If you want to dress up as the man himself this year, just take a look at our selection of Santa costumes that includes everything from sporty Santas to superhero Santas!

These costumes will give you Christmas with a twist and, indeed, a heck of laugh, but if you want to stick to tradition, you can’t go wrong with our plush Santa suit! You’re bound to bag yourself a mince pie and a glass of brandy or two in that one!

Christmassy Costume Ideas Comments Off

Posted on November 05, 2012 by admin

Halloween has come and gone and we are well into November now, which can only mean one thing: Christmas is just weeks away!

If you just can’t get enough of dressing up, we have a whole host of Christmas fancy dress costumes for you to make the festivities even more fun! For some Christmassy inspiration, take a look at our suggestions below:

Inflatable Snowman costume

For the more traditional Christmas costume, the inflatable snowman is the way forward. It’s big, it’s fun and it’s altogether loveable – this inflatable snowman is sure to raise a smile at any Christmas party.

It’s a one-size-fits-all costume that comes with a hat, a scarf and a self-inflating fan.

Woodland Fairy costume

This is probably not what you would consider a traditionally festive costume, so it is perfect for those who want to dress up for Christmas with a twist! The beautiful satin dress comes with a sash, a flower and a matching hair clip. The wings are sold separately.

Inflatable Turkey costume

Another even funnier inflatable costume comes in the form of a roast turkey. The Santa hat is, of course, included and it comes with a self-inflating fan so you can roast yourself into a big juicy turkey in no time!

What are your plans for fancy dress at Christmas? Send us in your suggestions on Facebook, Twitter and Google+!

Win a free costume for the Sport Relief mile 2012! Comments Off

Posted on March 16, 2012 by admin

As we saw in the last blog post, Sport Relief is only a week away and to celebrate and show our support, we’ve launched two Competwitions to give away costumes to two dedicated fundraisers out there!

Sporty Spice Girl Costume118 118 Costume

The Sport Relief mile grows in popularity every time it comes around and some runners just won’t do it without a costume – it’s a necessity of charity fundraising for some of us. So, to help a couple of runners spend less (or, for that matter, nothing!) on the costume and raise as much money as they can for Comic Relief this year, we’ve put a 118 118 costume for the guys and a Sporty Spice costume for the gals up for grabs at Competwition.com!

(Well, we say one for the guys and one for the gals, but you’ll find nothing in the terms and conditions to say that you can’t be either for the day…you’re free to enter both Competwitions!)

The winners will get to keep the costumes forever, too, so there’s no need to go out and hire one for the day. 118 118 costumes are great for any scenario, so it can be your attire for the next party you attend, fancy dress or no fancy dress. Moreover, with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee approaching fast, there are rumours that the Spice Girls are reforming for a celebratory gig, so you’ll be all kitted out for that if you win the Sporty Spice costume!

But for now, the focus is on the good causes behind Sport Relief. They – and every single fundraiser out there – have got our full support every step of the way.

All you need to enter is a Twitter account: go to competwition.com/fancydressball-sportrelief1 and competwition.com/fancydressball-sportrelief2 to put your name in the hat! The winner will be chosen at random and contacted within 48 hours of the Competwition end date.

Good luck!

Sexy Couples Theme Ideas Comments Off

Posted on January 11, 2012 by admin

For a couple’s sexy fancy dress event, there are so many different ideas when it comes to complementary costumes. Depending on the general theme of the party, ideas range from cute and quirky, to downright silly, to glamorous or historical. But for general sexy fancy dress, here are a few ideas:

• For a circus theme, consider him as the ringmaster and her as the wildcat daring to be tamed. The Satin Bow corset for her also looks great as a circus performer’s outfit. We can see her on the high wire now.

• For a 1980s theme or general film theme, nothing is sexier than Top Gun. Just don’t forget the aviator shades.

• For a military theme, he can go as the military man while she goes up as his pin up girl. Alternatively, both can go in army costumes.

• Who doesn’t love a fireman? As a couple’s idea, he can go as the fire officer while she goes as a red-hot firefighter or backdraft babe.

• Consider matching his and her SWAT Commander costumes. Hers features a sexy three piece black costume with a zipper front garter dress, belt and hat. His is a four piece costume which includes a utility vest, shirt, kneepads and fingerless gloves.

• For a fantasy theme, we love the Evil Mad Hatter coupled with the Transylvania Temptress.  As an alternative, we also love the dazzling dark queen or one of the evil Alices.

• Gladiators are always sexy, so why not go as two sexy Spartans or as Hercules and Zena, Warrior Princess?