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Fancy a Round of Pub Golf? Comments Off on Fancy a Round of Pub Golf?

Posted on April 29, 2015 by Fancy Dress Ball

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If you’re heading off for a round of pub golf, then you really do need to invest in some pub golf fancy dress! But first of all, let’s just make sure we all know how to play the game, shall we?

In order to play pub golf, you need to select either nine or eighteen pubs – each pub is a “hole” on your golf course. Pub golf is basically a pub crawl – there is no ball, no five iron, and most probably no grass. It’s more organised than your standard pub crawl though – you decide on the “holes” before you begin – and also on the designated drink and par number.

For example, you might have hole 8 – par 5 – pint of lager.

This would mean that in the eighth pub you visit, you must order a pint of lager and drink it in five gulps.

In each bar you mark on your scorecard how many gulps you took to finish your drink. For every gulp over the par number, you receive another score mark – so in our example, if a person finishes their pint in six gulps, they get a +1 on their scorecard.

The aim of the game is to reach the eighteenth hole with the lowest score of all your friends.

There are of course variations on the game, including special rules for birthdays, holes with a water hazard, meaning nobody can use the toilets while there, and other such hilarity. There are also often penalties for things like spilling a drink or falling over.

For full details, there’s a handy website called Pub Golf Guide that can help you to organise your event.

It is generally required that if you are enjoying a round of pub golf, you should look the part. All the best pub golf rounds require that participants dress up. For one thing, this distinguishes pub golfers from random people in the pub who are just being a bit funny about how they drink their drinks!  You can go for a standard golfing costume if you like, but for a lot of people, if you’re going to the effort of wearing a pub golf fancy dress costume – then you may as well go to the effort! Our favourite is this zombie golfer – because as the night goes on, the drinking can only add to your (already amazing) zombie shuffle!

Have you had a pub golf event recently? If so, we’d love to see some photos! Why not come and share them on our Facebook page?

 

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

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!

Join the #ZombieRevolution! Comments Off on Join the #ZombieRevolution!

Posted on October 20, 2014 by Fancy Dress Ball

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Everyone loves a good protest, right?

And zombies have rights, just the same as living, breathing humans, right?

Xavier Cornell lived a happy life in eighteenth-century Oxford… until 1746, when he was involved in  the War of Jenkin’s Ear. Cornell was a part of the ground assault that was successfully opposed by Spanish troops. Cornell’s body was returned to the family estate in Oxford, where he was buried alongside his ancestors. You could be forgiven for thinking that was the end of his story, but 150 years later, Cornell woke up.

He’s awake, and he’s angry that as a zombie, he doesn’t have the same rights as living humans. Why is that? He should be able to live his life as he wishes, eating brains and groaning his stumbling way around town, right?

Now known as Mr Zom B. Hoarde, he is now a political activist, campaigning tirelessly (and sometimes incomprehensibly) for zombie rights. The next protest is is on 23rd October at Waterloo East Station in London… will you join us in protesting for zombie rights? After all, zombies are (or were) humans too!

You can find out more about the protests on the Zombie Revolution website, which will be kept updated… as long as our webmasters don’t go and get their brains sucked out! To help you on the way, here are six little-known facts about zombies:

  • George A Romero is often referred to as the “Father of the Modern Zombie. ” He has written and directed more zombie movies than anyone in history.
  • According to zombie lore, the only way to kill a zombie is to damage its brain or chop off its head. So protect your head and neck at all times when you’re protesting!
  • According to Haitian folklore, you can “free” a zombie by feeding them salt. That doesn’t mean they become human again though; it means their body will return to the grave. Never accept chips from a stranger; you never know whether they’ll have salt on them!
  • There is a law in Haiti that makes it a crime to turn someone into a zombie. Bear this in mind when you’re lonely on holiday; you might want to make yourself a new pal, but you won’t enjoy the prison time that goes with it!
  • A disease called Yaws can actually make people look like zombies. It causes painful, oozing sores on the face, legs, arms and feet. The painful wounds on the soles of the feet often cause the sufferer to walk in a slow, zombie-like shuffle. Not everyone who looks like a zombie is one!
  • Zombies don’t have any superpowers other than being the walking dead; in fact, they have fewer abilities than they did when they were alive. Definitely bear this in mind when you’re protesting: you might be the walking dead, but you can’t fly or anything so don’t get too big for your boots!

Enjoy the protest!

Zombie Name Generator Comments Off on Zombie Name Generator

Posted on October 14, 2014 by Karl Young

Find out your Zombie Name and leave behind the living for the living-dead. As the Zombie Revolution kicks on why not find-out what your friends and family zombies names are on our generator. Simply find the first letter of your name and your birth month to find your zombie name:

The Zombie Name Generator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are a  few names zombie names to get you started;

  • Kill-me-now Jones
  • Yes to brains – Lean Walker
  • Rancio O’Blood
  • Living-no-more Strong-in-the-arm
  • Corpsey Fandango

Let us know your the names you get by leaving a comment or sharing this on Twitter or Facebook.

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