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Christmas make-up ideas Comments Off

Posted on November 08, 2013 by admin

Now that Halloween is over for another year, we’re left with the short two month run up to Christmas. Aside from frantic Christmas shopping and decorating the house, the Yuletide season also brings with it an abundance of parties.

So to help you prepare for the Christmas party season, we’ve put together a list of fabulous make-up ideas, from subtle and elegant looks for the office party to styles that will add drama to your Christmas costume.

One of the best ways to glam up Christmas-style this season is experimenting with shimmering eye shadow and bright colours. Checkout this video tutorial on how to get this glittery look!



If you’re thinking of going for a bolder styles then why not experiment with red eye shadows for a more dramatic look?


Red and black


Using a combination of sparkling eyeliner and bold green and pink shadows will give you this fantastic effect.


Pink and green


Transform your eye makeup into a work of art with this “Nightmare before Christmas” scene!




If you’re thinking of going for something a little more subtle (yet glittery), then try this gold-themed look using a combination of gold eye shadow, false eyelashes and subtle eyeliner wings.




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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!

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!

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!

(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 and 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?

The Nutcracker Comments Off

Posted on December 26, 2011 by admin

The original story that sparked the now-famous ballet entitled “The Nutcracker” was written by ETA Hoffman and was first performed in 1892. However, because the original tale was considered too morbid for children, Alexander Dumas Pere re-wrote it, adding joyfulness and fantasy and wonder.

The story centres on a little girl named Clara who receives a magical nutcracker shaped as a wooden soldier as a Christmas present. She loved the Nutcracker so much that she kept it by her side, even as she slept. One night, the evil Mouse King came to kidnap Clara; he wanted her for himself you see and hoped to take her away to his kingdom. But his plans were thwarted when the Nutcracker comes to life and protects Clara.

At this point in the ballet, there is much flight of fancy as Clara and the Nutcracker enter into a land of fantasy and dreams. Clara visits a land of dolls and meets the Snow Queen and her snowflakes. Clara also visits a land of candy where the Sugar Plum Fairy and beautiful flowers dance for her.

Come Christmas morning, Clara wakes up to find it has all be a dream… or has it?
As Christmas fancy dress inspiration, the Golden Heart Angel costume can be made to suit the Snow Queen perfectly. A five piece costume that includes a dress of white and gold with corset and sleeves, leaving off the halo and wings and adding white stockings and silver glitter and a silver wig work beautifully.

The Story of Mrs Claus Comments Off

Posted on December 25, 2011 by admin

Christmas is a great time for fancy dress; as a woman, what better iconic Christmas figure to dress as than Mrs Claus? How does Mrs Claus fit into the Christmas holiday?
The Santa Claus figure comes from the North American Christmas tradition. In other places, he is known by other names, such as St. Nicholas or Father Christmas. While good old St. Nick was not fortunate enough to have a wife, Santa Claus and even Sinterklaas has a spouse.

The idea of Mrs Claus is first mentioned in an 1849 short story by James Rees entitled, A Christmas Legend. In the story, a family takes in two weary travellers, an old man and woman carrying bundles on their backs, on Christmas Eve. The next morning, the family awakes to find presents everywhere, courtesy of their two guests. In this story, the couple do not turn out to be old Santa Claus and his wife but the family’s long lost eldest daughter and her husband in disguise. While in this story, Mrs Claus does not make an appearance, she does become an idea for the first time in literary history, leading to future mentions and appearances in Christmas tales of print and film.

When it comes to Christmas fancy dress options, Mrs Claus certainly inspires many ladies Christmas costumes. She can be traditional, as with the Santa Long Skirt costume or as a sexy Miss Santa, as in the Fever Naughty Santa costume. She can even been glamorous, as with the Pin Up Miss Santa costume.

The Christmas Candy Cane Comments Off

Posted on December 19, 2011 by admin

Strongly associated with Christmas, the candy cane is a cinnamon or peppermint flavoured curved stick of hard candy decorated with red and white stripes. In many places, including Europe, candy canes are used to decorate Yule and Christmas trees.

The origins of the candy cane are quite humble; starting life as a very basic stick of white sugar which served as a treat for children. At this point, there were no red stripes and the classic cane shape was yet to be seen. Although it is difficult to pin point where the first basic canes appeared, we do know that they were popular throughout Europe by the mid-17th century.

The original manufacturing of the candy cane was a difficult and tedious process, performed by hand, with makers having to pull, twist and bend the sticks repeatedly to create the treat. This labour-intensive method of production meant that the candy was not always readily available, making it perfect as a Christmas special treat. Over time, production became easier and in the 19th century, the candy cane acquired its signature red and white striped look.

For fancy dress inspiration, it is to these stripes that we turn, with the addition of red and white stripes to any outfit evoking a Christmas spirit. To enhance a Christmas fancy dress costume, candy striped hosiery can be a lot of fun. Depending upon the look, Candy Striped thigh highs or Candy Cane socks can serve as the perfect final touches. To evoke more of a Christmas elf feeling, choose red with green stripes.