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Use Bonnie Tyler for Inspiration at your Eurovision Song Contest Party! Comments Off on Use Bonnie Tyler for Inspiration at your Eurovision Song Contest Party!

Posted on May 09, 2013 by admin


Power ballad legend Bonnie Tyler will represent Britain in Eurovision 2013 set to be broadcast live from Malmo, Sweden!

Hosted by the very nation that gave us ABBA, the Eurovision Song Contest is as eighties as it gets thanks to the cheesy costumes, dance routines and epic hair dos .

If you’re thinking of hosting a Eurovision party this year, then why not consider making it an 80s fancy dress theme? Here at Fancy Dress Ball we have a whole range of 80s fancy dress to tickle your fancy and ensure that you have the very best costume on show!

Jailbait Wig

Take after Bonnie herself with this huge blonde wig, reminiscent of the cover art on her best-selling single ‘Holding Out for a Hero’, which was featured on the ultimate 80’s movie Footloose. You’ll be a hit with this wig, so no need to worry about scoring ‘nil points’ here!

80s Popstar Costume

Bonnie wasn’t just any old pop star, she was a badass power ballad singer! To emphasise her power, she often wore dark, fitted clothing with lots of leather; so team this 80s pop star dress with a leather jacket and red lipstick for the ultimate costume.

80s Rock Legend Costume

For the guys to get involved, why not take on another classic 80’s rock legend costume? The only thing you need now to finish this party is the Eurovision on the television, karaoke lined up for the boring bits, and lots of neon make-up!

You can see Bonnie Tyler’s Eurovision entry, ‘Believe in Me’, here:


Unique 80’s Outfits Comments Off on Unique 80’s Outfits

Posted on July 19, 2010 by admin

80’s fancy dress parties are now so ubiquitous, that making an impact can be a real challenge. Of course there are classic 80’s outfits, such as a Madonna costume or leg warmers, but whilst these costumes can be a whole lot fun, they are a little overused.

Luckily, for the the 80’s fancy dress partygoer the 80’s was known for its creative styles, and therefore creating an fancy dress outfit that is truly unique, but still retains that 80’s dimension is entirely possible.

Whilst the 80’s was an age of the pop idol, that doesn’t mean that you need necessarily dress in imitation of a human. And instead why not take some classic 80’s board games and brands as inspiration!

Whilst intuitively dressing like a game of Twister, for example, might seem like an arts and crafts nightmare, in reality the 80’s board game look can be achieved fairly easy. At Fancy Dress Ball our 80’s Twister costumes are ready to wear straight out of the box.

Of course board games are just the tip of the iceberg, and at Fancy Dress Ball we specialize in loads of novelty 80’s outfits. Rather than just stocking a few mullet wigs, we offer loads of truly unique 80’s looks, which means that whether you want a unique 80’s fancy dress costume or want to deck out your pals in different costumes you can do it in style.

For example, just check our our  80’s glam rock guitar costumes, or our 80’s air hostess costume – truly unique ways to wear 80’s fancy dress.

Making the Most of your Eighties Fancy Dress Comments Off on Making the Most of your Eighties Fancy Dress

Posted on July 12, 2010 by admin

If there’s one thing that’s going to impress at any eighties fancy dress party, it’s getting the perfect outfit to emulate the decade. You want to get the ultimate look to really create a stir, and you always need to make the most of your 80’s costume if you really want to impress.

By making the most of it, I mean don’t be afraid to take it to the next level. Anyone can slap on a tutu or a wig, but to really hit the right note your eighties fancy dress needs to go so much further than that. Try emulating a specific star or style of the decade, and get all the accessories that you can to perfectly recreate the look.

Grill Specs Pink and White Assorted Sun GlassesThis was a decade that was all about having fun, so make sure it shines through in your costume. You want to go all out to ensure that you’ve captured the essence of the decade perfectly, and if you put in extra effort it’s bound to be noticed.

But, to really make the most of your 1980’s fancy dress costumes, you need to know where you can find the perfect costume. It’s only by having a fantastic selection of outfits to choose from that you can be sure you’ve made the right decision, and that’s why you need to come to us here at Fancy Dress Ball.

We have an exceptional range of 80’s costumes for you to choose from that will always go down well at any party, and with plenty of accessories you can’t fail to look the part. So, come to us today and let us kit you out for the perfect 80’s party.

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