Zombie Horror, Glastonbury Festival and Summer Boat Party ...
ARE JUST SOME OF THIS MONTH'S EVENTS
The summer is almost here! With a zombie walk, two festivals and even a summer boat party coming up, June is bound to be epic in terms of fancy dress shenanigans! And if you're feeling a little more patriotic, there is of course the traditional Trooping the Colour this month too!
Zombies are one of our favourite things to dress up as because the costumes is so versatile! You can be a zombie cheerleader, a zombie Sesame Street character, a zombie school teacher - a zombie anything! It's so much fun to start of as a human, and then zombify your costume and have some real fun with it! On 11th June this year Crouch End's famous zombie walk returns for another... er, walk and we can't wait - not least because it ends in an open air showing of Grease! Hands up who's going as zombie Sandra Dee...
The Touch Rugby Festival is part of a programme of events around the World Rugby U20 Championship that takes place in Manchester this June. Greater Sport is organising their own event with a fancy dress touch rugby event. This looks like it's sure to be amazing; we can't wait to see what the players choose to dress as!
Trooping the Colour is an annual parade that takes place on Horse Guards Parade to mark the Queen's official birthday. This year, with it being her 90th birthday, it's sure to be something special. The parade has taken place every year since 1820 and is one of those amazing English traditions that draws spectators from across the globe.
The Church in London is an organisation that puts on top class events in the City and their Summer Boat Party is sure to be one of the best. Any party on a boat instantly seems more fun and special than a party on dry land, but sailing down the Thames through the centre of London while you're partying just seems that much more decadent and outlandish, doesn't it? Thames river cruises are always something special because you get to see the sights of London from an entirely different perspective. Add in an event organised by Church and you know you're in for a real treat!
The Isle of Wight Festival began life as a counterculture event in the late 1960s. However, in 1970 the festival had unexpectedly high attendance, and prompted Parliament to pass the Isle of Wight Act to prevent gatherings of more than 5000 people on the island without a special permit - we suppose they were scared the island might just sink if too many people danced on it!
There are Gay Pride marches all over the world these days, and they're all fantastic events filled with colour, music and fun. But we've a sneaky suspicion that London Pride is one of the absolute best. It's one of the longest running in the country and brings thousands of visitors from all over the world. This year's Pride is bound to be epic, and we can't wait to see all the beautiful, elaborate costumes in the main parade - which is the only annual event to close Oxford Street.
Glastonbury is the first of the big summer festivals, and many people would say it's the best. It's definitely one of the most famous, attracting revellers from all over the world. For us the best thing about Glastonbury is its long-standing tradition not only of great music and a wonderful atmosphere, but also of brilliant fancy dress! People turn up to this festival in all sorts of amazing costumes, and we just can't wait to see which costumes will be dancing away in front of the stages this year! Sometimes it seems like there are more people in fancy dress than normal clothes - and it starts to look like our kind of place!