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10 Last Minute Fancy Dress Ideas for New Year’s Eve Comments Off

Posted on December 31, 2014 by Fancy Dress Ball

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That week between Christmas and New Year just sort of disappears, doesn’t it! You spend most of the time trying to figure out what day it is, with New Year’s Eve being some mythical date somewhere in the future… and then before you know it, it’s December 31st, you’re going to a party tonight and you’ve just realised it’s fancy dress!

What can you do?

There’s always the option of doing a Wednesday Addams: “I’m a homicidal maniac; they look just like everybody else” – but frankly, that is a cop out and although you might think it seems really cool… all of your friends who have gone to the effort of putting a costume together will not be so impressed!

Here are a few last-minute ideas to get you through that fancy dress party tonight:

1. Put your pants on outside of your trousers, make a mask from a piece of material, and a cape out of a sheet or duvet cover  - and make up a silly super hero name! Who says you have to be one of the ones the comics have already thought of? Think outside of that box, and be your own superhero!

2. Collect up all the discarded chocolate wrappers from the floor (don’t pretend there aren’t any down there!) and fix them onto your jumper; you can go as a box of chocolates! This one has an added bonus: if there really are no wrappers lying about, you have the perfect excuse to eat what’s left of the Christmas chocolates, in order to make a costume!

3. A toga! Grab a sheet from the airing cupboard, and follow these simple instructions:

 

4. Raid your wardrobe. Do you have a suit? James Bond! Some leggings, vest tops, bangles, necklaces? Madonna!  A black dress and some safety pins from the sewing kit? Liz Hurley! It’s highly likely that you have the makings of a passable costume in your wardrobe already!

5. Olaf from Frozen. This is easier than it sounds, and super trendy at the moment. Find a white top and trousers. For a girl, you can make a tutu with a piece of elastic and some netting if you like. (if you don’t have any netting to hand, a net curtain will work at a push) On the white top, stick two or three large black dots – you can cut these out of cardboard or similar. Draw sticks on the arms… to be Olaf’s stick arms. You can make a simple Olaf mask from a paper plate, cutting out eye holes and a smile for the mouth. Simple!

6. Be a zombie! This is perhaps the most simple of all. All you need is some old clothes, a bit of make up and some fake blood. Who doesn’t have those things hanging around the house? Tear holes in your old clothes, make them dirty and dusty and apply fake blood liberally. For your make up, you can go as simple or as gorey as possible, depending on the time and resources you have available.

7. The tin man. Everyone has some of that ridiculously wide foil left over from the Christmas turkey! Wrap yourself up in it, and you can be a tin man, a space man, all sorts. You could even pad it out a bit, and go as a pinball – genius!

8. Draw or print off a “decepticon” logo (from Transformers) and wear it over a normal outfit. You’re a robot in disguise! Obviously, this is only to be used as a very last resort as it’s along the lines of Wednesday Addams and a bit of a cop out!

9. If you have blonde hair of around chin length, use gel or hair spray to stick the front of it up on end – and voila, you’re “Something About Mary!”

10. We saved the best for last… go to the shop and buy some balloons. You need lots of either green, purple or red ones. Blow up as many as you can, and tie them to your clothes to form a bunch of grapes. Genius, right?

 

So there we have it. Ten last-minute fancy dress ideas for New Year.

What have we learned from this? Next time, order your fancy dress costume from Fancy Dress Ball well in advance of the party!

Happy Valentine’s Day from Fancy Dress Ball! Comments Off

Posted on February 14, 2013 by admin

It’s the most romantic day of the year and there are flowers, cards and Cupid’s arrows flying about all over the place, so we’d just like to wish all our fancy dress fans a very happy Valentine’s Day!

We hope you’re all lucky in love today, whether you’re spending the day with your long-time love, hoping to spend the evening with your desired love or out on the quest for love with the help of our friend Cupid.

Google is celebrating Valentine’s Day with a Doodle dedicated to George Ferris, the creator of the original Ferris wheel. In it, you can launch a fairground love machine that finds the perfect partnership. Play it here!

If you’re struggling for inspiration for a romantic poem, fear not, as the Telegraph is playing Cupid for you. Click here for their top 10 romantic poems to tell your darling just how much you love them with meaning.

And, of course, when it comes to that particular room of the house, make sure you don the sexiest costume you have to make it a night to remember… ;-)

Fancy dress sexy costumes make every occasion better!

Make it a Happy New Year with Fancy Dress Ball Comments Off

Posted on December 04, 2012 by admin

The festive season is well underway and people everywhere are planning their Santa costumes and Elf costumes ready for a proper seasonal party, but there is another proper party around the corner.

As we all know, it’s New Year’s Eve less than a week after Christmas Day, so if anything, it’s more of an opportunity to dress up for fun!

Whatever you’re planning, whether it is a house party or a night out on the town, your night is guaranteed to be improved with a fancy dress costume. It’s often difficult to decide exactly what to dress up as, so here is some inspiration to get you started:

Themed parties are always a winner, so why not go for the classic 80s costumes? The sexy Ghostbusters costume is bound to turn some heads, but make sure you keep dancing to keep warm in the cold, cold winter!

If we’re sticking with the 80s theme, the Rubik’s Cube costume will most certainly be a winner! Even if you’ve never completed one, you can still be a puzzle if you’re out on the pull…

For more inspiration for a New Year fancy dress costume, go to our homepage and click the banner down the left-hand side or broaden your horizons and have a browse of the whole site to find what you want!

Iconic Costumes: Catwoman Comments Off

Posted on October 19, 2012 by admin

Batman might have been the talk of the summer but there is one particular character that stood out once again in the superhero epic.

Catwoman has been around for almost as long as the Bat himself, first appearing in DC Comics in 1940 as, simply, the Cat. Selina Kyle, as she is also known, is the epitome of the sexy seductress of the comic book world and movie star Anne Hathaway has compounded that view even further with her sizzling performance as the antihero in The Dark Knight Rises this year.

IGN’s poll on the Top 100 Comic Book Villains of All Time cast Catwoman in at number 11, which is not to be scratched at. The loveable villain has been the star of many a comic and, indeed, many a TV show and movie.

Michelle Pfeiffer was the last actor to portray Catwoman in a Batman movie, namely in Batman Returns in 1992, gaining glowing reviews in the process. Halle Berry, on the other hand wasn’t so widely praised in her depiction of the character in 2004’s Catwoman.

Nevertheless, such has been the popularity of Hathaway’s performance this year, there is talk of another Catwoman movie in the pipeline with the American actor as the star, so get the superhero costumes at the ready and prepare for another instalment of the iconic and ever-popular Catwoman series!

Back to School Comments Off

Posted on September 12, 2012 by admin

September has rolled around again and no matter what age you are the month is always reminiscent of the trees turning brown, the skies turning grey and the scent of autumn looming.

Along with the change of the season, September marks the back to school rush. Everyone remembers the new stationary; pencils, pencil cases and fresh exercise books, a new lunch box and ruck sack and, above all, the oversized stiff new uniform you will grow into.

If you are holding a party in September for any reason, why not pay homage to the month and its meaning in years gone by, by making it fancy dress? More specifically, a back to school themed fancy dress.

You can get everything you need from Fancy Dress Ball, from school boy caps to full on school uniforms for girls. There are even accessories like shoes and wigs so you can really look the part.

Why not peruse some old photos of yourself and your friends from your school days and recreate the styles you thought were cool?!

Be careful though, you might not want to go too far back, you might discover some styles you thought you had forgotten about…

Iconic Costumes: Wonder Woman Comments Off

Posted on August 28, 2012 by admin

It might surprise you to hear that Wonder Woman has been around almost as long as the likes of Batman and Superman.

Indeed, she first appeared on the scene in 1941 in the famous All Star Comics, which now forms part of today’s DC Comics, and has since gone on to become one of the most famous and likeable of superheroes of comic book history.

Wonder Woman has enjoyed worldwide adoration since her inception in the middle of the Second World War and shot to even bigger fame when Lynda Carter brought her to life in the 1970s TV series.

She has not returned to our screens in human form since, but there have been many animated appearances from the world’s greatest ‘Amazon Demigod’.

The Trinity of Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman was party to a mini comic book series in 2003 from DC Comics. These three are considered the most iconic and recognisable superheroes of all time, not just of DC history.

The Wonder Woman costume is one of the most iconic ladies costumes of all time – just as iconic, perhaps, as Batman is when it comes to men’s fancy dress. In fact, just last year she came in at 5th in IGN’s ‘Top 100 Comic Book Heroes of All Time’.

That’s exactly why she remains just as popular today as she always has been.

Top 3 Halloween Costumes for Women Comments Off

Posted on August 15, 2012 by admin

Top 3 Halloween Costumes for Women

Halloween fancy dress ideas for women are pretty abundant these days and it is difficult to choose the best ones for a particular theme. That is why we have put together our top 3 for all the ladies out there to get some inspiration for your Halloween parties this year!

Fever Skeleton Costume

This costume absolutely nails it when it comes to sexy at Halloween. The skeleton might seem like an obvious choice, but not when it’s as hot as this! You’ll steal the show at any themed party as a skeleton from our Fever Collection.

High School Zombie School Girl Costume

School girl costumes are popular throughout the year with many of us, but this Halloween zombie version puts a rather sinister twist on it! This is one of our favourites – it can even be doubled up as a couple’s costume with the High School Zombie School Boy costume!

Zombie Nurse Costume

Nurses. Who doesn’t love dressing up as a sexy nurse on a night out? It always makes an impact at every party, but when you add a bit of blood to it, it really cranks up the horror!

Batman Competwition Time! Comments Off

Posted on August 09, 2012 by admin

Yep, you all guessed it – it’s Competwition time! With all the hype surrounding Batman and The Dark Knight Rises, the thrilling climax to the Christopher Nolan/Christian Bale trilogy, we thought it would only be fitting to launch our competitions to celebrate it!

So, for all the ladies out there, we’ve put a Batgirl costume and a sexy Robin costume up for grabs so you can really put Batman in his place! All the hype is around how cool the new Batman costume looks, but nothing compares to the sexiness of these two outfits.

Catwoman provides the inspiration for the most common female Batman-related costume, but these will really help you stand out from the crowd.

     

For the gents, what other costume would we put up for grabs than the Bane mask? Tom Hardy made a pretty big impact on the trilogy as bad-man Bane and thus created one of the coolest masks of all time.

So, if you want to instil terror (and jealousy) into every partygoer next time you’re out, be sure to enter yourself into the draw for this fearsome mask!

Just click on the pictures to go to the Competition pages – all you need to do is sign into Twitter and click enter!

The Jubilee: Get Ready for a Great British Party! Comments Off

Posted on May 01, 2012 by admin

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few months, you’ll be well aware that it’s the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen in less than a month!

Diamond Jubilee Costume

A little over a year after the Royal Wedding celebrations, the British public will be hitting the streets in numbers with bunting to mark yet another historic event in British history. In the first week in June, the Queen will have occupied the throne for a remarkable 60 years and, what’s more, it will be marked with a double bank holiday – woohoo!

So you know what that means, Britain – it’s time to organise a party with your friends and family and get looking for some British fancy dress ideas to celebrate and congratulate the lady who has characterised the United Kingdom for the last six decades.

There is, of course, a huge party concert planned to take place at Buckingham Palace on 4th June to mark the special occasion. The BBC reported on the announcement of the line-up in February, with a star-studded bill set to wow the London crowds. Sir Paul McCartney, Dame Shirley Bassey and Sir Elton John are amongst the elite acts booked in to perform for Her Majesty the Queen.

If you don’t need to organise your own party because you’re lucky enough to be going to the celebratory concert, make sure you’re kitted out to look the part with some Jubilee fancy dress from @FancyDressBall!

Celebrities in fancy dress Comments Off

Posted on March 19, 2012 by admin

There’s no doubt about it, fancy Dress has worldwide appeal. Everybody loves donning an extravagant costume for a big night out, whether it be for a stag do, hen night, birthday or St Patrick’s Day. The same applies to the A-listers of this world – and they really do it in style. We’ve seen some great celebrity costumes over the years, so we’ve picked out some of the best ones for inspiration for your next fancy dress shindig!

Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian Red Riding Hood Fancy Dress

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Quickly becoming one of the most talked about celebrities in the world, Kim Kardashian is one sizzling Red Riding Hood. This costume hit the red carpet at Heidi Klum’s 11th Annual Halloween Party in New York.

Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga Meat Costume

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We couldn’t compile a list of extreme fancy dress costumes without including Lady Gaga, could we now? It’s difficult to pick the most eccentric costume from the wardrobe of the most eccentric person in the world, but her notorious meat dress seems to have generated more interest than any other, perhaps because of its supposed anti-fashion implications.

Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum wears Fancy Dress
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German-American model and TV personality Heidi Klum is one of the most prolific and impressive fancy dressers in showbiz. Her Annual Halloween Party is always a hit with the media, especially with extravagant costumes like this! This one made an appearance at the same party as Kim Kardashian’s Red Riding Hood above.

Katy Perry
Katy Perry Split Personality Costume
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Ever the fun, bubbly and unpredictable character, it seems that Katy Perry was undecided who (or what) she wanted to be this night. She nailed the dual fancy dress on the head with this half girl, half boy costume – we can only speculate as to what happened when nature called…

Teri Hatcher
Terri Hatcher Red Queen Costume
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Teri Hatcher paid homage to the timeless Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland at this party. Looking every bit as elegant as you would expect, the Desperate Housewives and New Adventures of Superman actress really stole the show with this one!