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2015: A Look Ahead… Part 2! Comments Off on 2015: A Look Ahead… Part 2!

Posted on January 07, 2015 by Fancy Dress Ball

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Welcome to the second part of our look ahead to 2015, where we share all of the fantastic fancy dress opportunities going on…

July

July 1st is Canada Day, Canada’s national day. Dress as a mountie, or another famous Canadian… like… er… Avril Lavigne! The second is World UFO Day, so there is plenty of scope for alien costumes, and then it’s International Tiger Day on the 29th. Rawr!

August

August is a great month for fancy dress: the 8th is International Cat Day, and if you want to go a little more hardcore, the 10th is World Lion Day! If cats aren’t your thing, the 26th is Dog Day too! If you’re not into dressing as an animal, dust off the Christmas costumes and celebrate Be An Angel Day on the 22nd.

September 

September is Chicken Month! It’s possibly not practical to dress as a chicken all month… but for part of it? If you’re not really feeling the love for the chicken costumes, what about waiting for Teddy Bear Day on the 9th? The 13th is Roald Dahl Day, which is definitely something to look forward to. Of course, everyone knows the 19th is Talk Like a Pirate Day – obviously, you’ll already have that one marked on your calendar. And then, we round off the month of fancy dress fun on the 26th with Lumberjack Day!

October

As the weather turns colder, the fancy dress outfits become more fun, right? October has plenty of opportunities for bonkers fancy dress outfits, with World Farm Animals Day on the 2nd, and World Animal Day on the 4th. Then we have Mad Hatter Day on the 6th, World Octopus Day on the 8th and a definite favourite: Punk for a Day Day on the 25th! Of course, October is also the fancy dress high-point of the year, with Halloween on the 31st! We always look forward to this one!

November

November is fairly quiet for fancy dress, aside from the obvious Guy Fawkes Night. The 3rd is Jellyfish Day – that would be a fun costume to put together! And the 10th is Sesame Street Day; which character will you dress as?

December

December is a fantastic month for fancy dress. Aside from all the festive fancy dress opportunities, there is World Wildlife Conservation Day on the 4th – why not dress as a panda? International Day of the Ninja is on the 5th; the 14th is Monkey Day, and the 21st is International Dalek Remembrance Day. Imagine the fun you could have getting a costume together for that one!

 

And there we have it: 2015 in a nutshell. We hope you’ll stick around and see what else is going on through the course of the year!

 

 

 

2015: A Look Ahead Comments Off on 2015: A Look Ahead

Posted on January 05, 2015 by Fancy Dress Ball

2015- A Look Ahead

Happy new year! Did you have a good one? Are you returning to work today filled with resolutions and good intentions?

Well, we are too – and we’re really excited about all of the fantastic opportunities (excuses!) to dress up there are in 2015. We’re just itching to share a few with you…

January

January is Creativity Month – and what could be more creative than wearing fancy dress? On top of that, the 14th is National Dress Up Your Pet day, and it’s Winnie the Pooh Day on the 18th. And there you have three cast-iron excuses to get your fancy dress on!

February

Everyone knows that 14th February is Valentine’s Day… but did you know that the 2nd is both Hedgehog Day and Marmot Day? And on Friday the 13th, it’s Blame Someone Else Day. So you can legitimately turn up for work in fancy dress, and… blame someone else! Our favourite though, has to be the 16th, which is Do a Grouch a Favour Day. What better favour could you do to a grouch, than to dress up like Oscar the Grouch?!

March

March is Women’s History Month, so expect a lot of things going on to commemorate that. We’re sure if you put your mind to it, you can think of a woman from history to whom you could pay tribute!

If Women’s History Month is not your thing, then what about Dr Seuss Day on the 2nd? Even better, the 3rd is What If Cats And Dogs Had Opposable Thumbs Day – so you can re-use your Cat In The Hat costume, and save on cleaning bills! We know, we’re so helpful!

March really is a jam-packed month. On the 9th we have Barbie day, and following shortly afterwards on the 13th, it’s Ken Day! Why not go the whole hog, and dress up as both of them?

And if you don’t want to dress up for any of these days, then Poultry Day on the 19th is the day for you!

April 

Aside from the fact April 1st is April Fool’s Day, when nothing is off limits, the 2nd is Children’s Book Day – why not dress as your favourite children’s book character? If that’s not appealing, the 4th is World Rat Day… imagine how many people you could freak out on your morning commute, if you did it in a rat costume!

March 11th is Barbershop Quartet Day. Do you have a candy-striped suit and straw hat somewhere at the back of your wardrobe? If that’s not your thing, the 17th is Nothing Like a Dame Day… so dust off that purple wig and the ridiculous heels!

Not feeling inspired? The 23rd is World Book Night, when books are celebrated everywhere. Who’s your favourite literary character?

May

Ooh, May’s going to be a good one! It’s Batman Day on the 1st! Who doesn’t want to dress up as Batman? Here’s your cast iron excuse to do so. If ghosts and ghouls are more your thing, the 3rd is Paranormal Day.

Of course, the one day in May everyone knows about is Star Wars Day – May the 4th Be With You!

Also, you should probably be aware that the 13th is Leprechaun Day. Keep an eye out for little ginger fellas in bright green suits… or just dress up as one yourself!

June

Wow, June is like a bumper month for fancy dress enthusiasts! The 9th is Donald Duck Day (though you might want to avoid dressing up as him in public – he never wears trousers!). Then on the 12th, we have Superman Day – another underwear issue, but easier to deal with. On the 19th it’s Garfield the Cat Day, so you can dress as a ginger cat and eat lasagne all day! And finally, the 25th is Global Beatles Day. The possibilities with this one are endless: you could go with early Beatles, with their trademark hair and suits, or the hippie Beatles, with the round spectacles, long hair and free love, man. Then there’s Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, or the outfits from the Magical Mystery Tour… half the work is in deciding which era to choose!

We’ll be back on Wednesday with Part 2 of our look ahead to 2015!

Celebrate Marilyn Monroe’s Birthday! Comments Off on Celebrate Marilyn Monroe’s Birthday!

Posted on June 04, 2014 by Fancy Dress Ball

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This week would have been Marilyn Monroe’s 88th birthday. She’s been dead for over half a century, but she’s still one of the most popular and iconic stars the world has ever seen. Why not celebrate by dressing up in a Marilyn Monroe costume?

Born in 1926 as Norma Jeane Mortenson (her last name was soon changed to Baker), she spent most of her childhood in a succession of foster homes, and first married at the age of 16 in order to avoid being sent to an orphanage. Her first job was in a munitions factory; while she was there, a film maker from the US Army came to take morale-boosting photos of young women helping the war effort. He took photos of Norma Jeane, and encouraged her to sign up to a modelling agency, which she did. Having been told they were looking for models with blonde hair, she bleached her own chestnut brown hair to a golden blonde colour, and quickly became the agency’s most popular model. Soon after, Norma Jeane was spotted by 20th Centry Fox, and signed up on a six-month contract. They didn’t like her name though, and decided to come up with a glamorous stage name. She chose Monroe as her surname, as it was her mother’s maiden name. Marilyn was chosen because she reminded a studio executive of Marilyn Miller, a 1920s Broadway musical star. Marilyn Monroe was born!

She had several bit-parts in movies during her time at 20th Century Fox, but her starring roles came later, after she had courted controversy by becoming Playboy Magazine’s first Playmate of the Month. Monroe’s IMDB entry boasts 33 credits as an actress, though most of us probably only associate her with a handful of movies: Some Like It Hot, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Something’s Got to Give or How to Marry a MillionaireShe quickly became typecast as a “dumb blonde” and seemed to play up to this role, with her trademark blonde hair and bright red lipstick. Here are ten things you might not have known about her though:

  1. Monroe is often depicted as the prime example of a curvy woman, but she was actually quite petite, weighing just 8st 3lb, at 5ft 5 tall.
  2. Although they divorced and she remarried, famous baseball player Joe DiMaggio made sure half a dozen long-stemmed red roses were placed on her grave twice a week until his death in 1999. His final words upon his death were “I’ll finally get to see Marilyn.”
  3. Far from being a dumb blonde, her favourite novel was Ulysses by James Joyce, a famously complicated and difficult read. She said she read it aloud to herself, because she loved the way it sounded. She also read Walt Whitman and Tolstoy, and listened to Beethoven.
  4. The famous line, “it’s me, Sugar” from Some Like it Hot took an amazing 47 takes for Monroe to get right. In the end the director had to write it on a black board in front of her!
  5. Her favourite drink was Champagne, and her preferred brand was the pricey Dom Perignon.
  6. She purportedly shaved half an inch off one heel of each pair of shoes, in order to perfect that trademark wiggle as she walked.
  7. Although never nominated for an Oscar, she did win a Golden Globe in 1960 for her performance in Some Like it Hot.
  8. Hugh Hefner paid £54,000 to reserve a crypt next to hers
  9. That famous skirt blowing scene was in The Seven Year Itch. When she filmed it in 1954, over 2000 people gathered around to watch.
  10. She featured on a USA postage stamp in 1995.

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe fancy dress is not as difficult as you’d think. The iconic Monroe look is simple yet effective: black mascara, single beauty spot, bright red lips. Finished off with a dash of Chanel No5, of course! Don’t worry if you’re not a natural blonde; she wasn’t either! A wig and a simple white dress, and you’re there! Your pooch can even get in on the action with a fabulous Marilyn Monroe dog costume.

Happy birthday Marilyn!

Celebrate Barbie’s Birthday Comments Off on Celebrate Barbie’s Birthday

Posted on March 21, 2014 by admin

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This year everyone’s favourite childhood doll turns 55! Yes, Barbie celebrated her birthday on 9th March and as a never ending source of inspiration for great fancy dress, we’ve put together some tips so you can easily achieve a fantastic Barbie costume.

 

That perfect, plastic look can be hard to achieve, so check out this awesome make-up tutorial from Michelle Phan, who shows you how to get that flawless Barbie look. Using a combination of pale blue and bright pink shadows along with false eyelashes, you can easily achieve the perfect Barbie make-up style.

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If you’ve already got Barbie blonde locks, why not style your hair into a classic Barbie ponytail? Alternatively, invest in a platinum blonde wig and accessorise with a pink hair band or ribbon.

Alternative looks

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If you’re planning on a Disco or Ballroom Barbie look, you might want to consider using a bolder eye-shadow and black eye-liner for a more striking effect. Once again, it’s best to highlight your lower waterline with a pale pink or white eye-pencil.

Barbie costumes

Barbie has had many looks over the years, so there’s a wide variety of choice when it comes to selecting your outfit for your Barbie costume. Here are some of our favourites…

Tour Guide Barbie

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We love this really simple but effective costume idea for Tour Guide Barbie!

Dream Date Barbie

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If you’re thinking a little outside the box (or in this case, inside the box) for costume ideas, then check out this Dream Date Barbie costume, complete with Barbie packaging!

Barbie Make-up Head

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Check out this great costume idea with a twist – the Barbie hair and make-up head, and dressing table. If you’re feeling a bit crafty, then you can fashion a make-up table as part of your costume and attach some old make-up and brushes to give it that dressing-table look!

Barbie and Ken Group Costumes

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If you’re looking for a great group costume idea, then look no further! Drawing inspiration from loads of different Barbie, Ken and Skipper dolls!

 

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The best of fest: Festival highlights 2013 Comments Off on The best of fest: Festival highlights 2013

Posted on September 06, 2013 by admin

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Bestival is taking place this weekend with headlining acts Elton John, Snoop Dogg and Fatboy Slim playing out the end of the mainstream festival season here in the UK. With an eclectic mix of acts taking to stages all across the country, it’s been one of the best summers of music to date!

Now that summer has officially ended (according to the weather in any case!), you might be missing those hedonistic weekends spent with good friends, lots of drink and great music. Let’s take a look back at some of the highlights of this year’s festivals…

The Rolling Stones at Glastonbury

Event organiser Michael Eavis called the set “the high spot of 43 years” according to BBC News, which is high praise indeed coming from the man who has hosted some of the greatest live sets seen from festivals across the world.

Despite the huge and continual success of the band, this was their debut performance at Glastonbury, a fact recognised by Mick Jagger as he talked to the crowd throughout the set: “We waited a long time…It’s great to be here doing this show, doing this festival.

“After all these years they finally got round to asking us.”

Those who preferred to watch the show from the comfort of their own sofa also got in on the act, with 2.5 million people tuning in to watch the set on BBC Two. The volume of the audience actually managed to break a record which was previously held by U2 who attracted 2.1 million to watch on TV.

The band posted a great shot of themselves before heading to the stage for the first time on Twitter:

Kraftwerk at Latitude

The legendary German techno group Kraftwerk headlined Saturday night at the mixed-arts festival, giving an exclusive British festival performance of their much-talked about set at the Tate London. Alongside playing a wide range of hits for the adoring crowd, they also created one of the most unique stage productions seen at a festival this year. Handing out free 3D glasses throughout the day, the band performed in front of a huge 3D screen, which hosted a wide range of different 3D videos and images, leaving many spellbound by the set. Richard Hughes of band Keane tweeted his appreciation of the set:

 Eminem at Reading and Leeds

Alongside Biffy Clyro and Green Day, rap superstar Eminem was a surprise third headliner for the double location festival, typically the reserve of pure rock. Preceded by Chase and Status, the crowd was suitably excited for the event come nightfall. It was the rarity of Eminem’s appearances which made this such a unique event, with most festival-goers aware this may be the only chance to see the star. With a huge mix of new tracks with his most famous hits, it was when Dido appeared as a surprise guest during Stan which lead the crowd into a deafening roar of appreciation, showing that just because Em’s been away for the while, he still hasn’t lost it! Dido shared the special moment with fans over Twitter with a video of her performance on the Leeds stage:

Best of the fancy dress!

It’s not a festival without some fancy dress! A Glastonbury reveller shared a shot of his fancy dress as he packed for the weekend:

 

Dermot O’Leary tweeted about the fancy dress theme before his DJ set at Latitude:

Finally, these guys certainly made an impression at Leeds Festival before the rain hit!

 

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Leeds and Reading Festival throughout the years! Comments Off on Leeds and Reading Festival throughout the years!

Posted on August 16, 2013 by admin

Over next week’s bank holiday weekend, hundreds of thousands of revellers will take to fields in the North and South of England to enjoy three days of fun, frolics and amazing music from some of the world’s biggest acts at Leeds and Reading Festival.

Starting as a small rock, blues and heavy metal festival based solely in Reading during the 1960s, this legendary festival has expanded throughout the decades into the double-site event featuring a wide range of musical genres, including rock, punk, electronica, rap and pop, alongside all the subsections of these genres.

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The many faces of Leeds and Reading

With a combined crowd number of over 180,000 revellers, Leeds and Reading Festival features a huge number of stages within both of its ground, with several new stages introduced in 2013.

  • Main Stage: Featuring the best known and loved acts of the weekend, the Main Stage sees the headlining acts play to a huge audience from the morning until late. With three massive screens projecting across the field, music lovers can enjoy the stadium atmosphere whilst enjoying unlimited views of the acts on stage.
  • NME/Radio One Stage: The biggest tented stage at the festival, the NME/Radio One Stage is known for playing some of the most popular alternative acts of the weekend. Featuring everything from indie to dubstep, this stage acts as a great alternative from those performing on the Main Stage.
  • Lock Up Stage: Taking inspiration from the original rock routes of the festival, the Lock Up Stage showcases the best in heavy metal and punk, combining under-ground acts with some globally popular acts.

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  • Dance Stage: Previously combined with the Lock Up Stage, the Dance Stage is now an independent stage of its own, featuring popular electronic bands throughout the weekend.
  • Festival Republic Stage: Featuring more obscure bands of every genre, the Festival Republic Stage is typically headlined by a popular alternative band at a later time than the Main Stage.
  • 1xtra Stage: Brand new for 2013, the 1xtra Stage is the BBC’s second stage of the festival, featuring a wealth of RnB, rap and hip-hop acts from around the world.
  • Alternative Stage: The only stage to feature non-musical acts, the Alternative Stage presents cabaret and comedy throughout the day, with DJ sets played during the evening.
  • BBC Introducing Stage: the BBC’s smallest stage of the festival, the BBC Introducing Stage gives local and unsigned acts the chance to perform at the festival and is renowned for hosting secret, acoustic sets with globally popular bands that have featured on the Main Stage during the weekend.

Festival highlights throughout the ages

Leeds and Reading Festival is renowned for hosting some now infamous performances from iconic bands. Some of these performances have become well known for the amazing atmosphere and performance which occurred on the night; some, unfortunately, are known for worse reasons.

Perhaps the most famous performance of the festival’s history came from Nirvana in 1992, which was to be their last UK performance before Kurt Cobain’s suicide. Now available as an album and DVD called simply Live at Reading, Cobain took to the stage in a wheelchair and hospital gown, as a tongue-in-cheek response to media speculations about his mental health.

The set has known gone down in history as one of their very best, and sparked the intense popularity the festival enjoyed for many years.

In 2010, Guns N’ Roses, who had headlined at Leeds Festival in 2002, sparked controversy initially for being on stage 60 minutes late. During the performance, Axl Rose read lyrics for their songs from a screen throughout the performance, and after being cut off by the festival organisers, hosted a sit in on stage.

Fans were dissapointed with their performance and asked for an apology, though the band declined to do so.

Early 00s indie icons The Libertines made national headlines in 2010 as they reformed as the original line-up exclusively for Leeds and Reading Festival. With their first performance together on stage since 2004, the band worked through their hits in a spectacular performance that made indie history.

Who to watch in 2013

Leeds and Reading Festival 2013 hosts a bigger line-up than ever before, with a wider selection of stages and genres on offer. With this bigger line-up, you may need a little help choosing who to watch, so let us help!

All performers on the Main Stage are set to draw a huge crowd, especially so for Biffy Clyro, Green Day and Eminem. French indie set Phoenix headline the NME/Radio One Stage at the same time as Biffy Clyro, working as a smooth alternative to the Scottish rockers.

Skrillex, the rising dubstep star, will play as an alternative to headliners Green Day, and is a can’t-miss act for fans of all forms of electronica music. Finally, for lovers of heavy rock and punk, emo veterans Alkaline Trio take to the Lock Up Stage with what is set to be a legendary performance.

What to wear

Whilst Glastonbury is known for setting fashion trends, Leeds and Reading Festival is renowned for fancy dress! With revellers taking to the stages in their best fancy dress, this is the perfect weekend to show off your creative side.

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Morphsuits are incredibly popular year on year, and work surprisingly well in the mud. Likewise, superheroes are continuously popular, with a pleasant combination of well-known costumes with more obscure characters.

Whether you choose a group theme (such as a farmer with a herd of cows!) or individual costumes, Leeds and Reading Festival is one of the best places in the country to wear your favourite fancy dress.

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Days of the Dead: Where to Hang Out with Zombies in the UK! Comments Off on Days of the Dead: Where to Hang Out with Zombies in the UK!

Posted on June 28, 2013 by admin

 

In case you haven’t noticed, we’ve caught the zombie infection here at Fancy Dress Ball recently! Thanks to a combination of awesome zombie films, TV shows and comic books, we’ve gone kind of zombie crazy at FDB HQ this past month.

Thanks to this zombie mania, we’ve been taking a look at some of the best and most immersive zombie experiences here in the United Kingdom, and there are some which make zombie walks look like a stroll in the park (which, to be fair, they usually are).

If you think you’ve got what it takes to take on a horde of zombies, or even if you just really, really can’t get enough of them, here are some of the best events in the United Kingdom for you and your fellow survivors to enjoy.

Zombie Evacuation Race

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Do you like the idea of an assault course, but need more than the simple feeling of so-called physical “achievement” to get you going? If so, this event was designed by people exactly like you, who wanted to bring the fitness and challenge of an assault course and make it ten times more fun and scary.

Even though the race began only in 2012, it’s back for a second year after over 8,000 participants clamoured to be involved last year. Set in four different locations (Edinburgh, Cambridge, Bristol and Pippingford), participants take part in a 5k forest assault course whilst being chased by zombies and encouraged to find the best route with team work.

After the race, both the living and the living dead can enjoy the Post Evacuation Party which includes Zombie Target Practice, games, contests and food to reward their hard work.

Zombie Blitz 1940

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If you like to mix-up your fantasy-horror events with your love of history, this is the event for you. Based in the truly unique location of the tunnels beneath Waterloo, you are sent back in time to 1940s Britain while The Blitz destroys the city over head – but there’s something even more sinister in the tunnels…

You become part of the story line and have to make your way through different dark tunnels where a new and fearsome evil faces you and your friends.

It’s a great chance to become truly immersed in a story, especially if you’re a fan of the 1940s and zombies! The team involved is truly brilliant – they have a tonne of other zombie events all over the country which are famous for being the perfect combination of terrifying and fun!

Zombie S.W.A.T. Training London HQ

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You’ve been handpicked to undergo intense zombie survival training by the Undead Response Unit as London has been overrun by the shambling dead. Do you accept the challenge? Of course you do!

Called “London’s scariest and most realistic zombie-themed event”, Zombie S.W.A.T. Training combines the always-fun paintballing experience with zombie-based action. The site specifies you must be “physically fit” and “emotionally sound” to be involved, so it sounds like an intense event!

There are lots of events which started in May and go all the way through November but make sure you book early – these events are selling out fast so get your team together and get involved!

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James Bond Fancy Dress Comments Off on James Bond Fancy Dress

Posted on October 15, 2012 by admin

There is nothing quite like the excitement of the build-up to a new James Bond movie. Moreover, when that new movie marks the 50th anniversary of perhaps the greatest movie franchise of all time, the excitement increases ten-fold.

Skyfall, the 23rd James Bond movie and Daniel Craig’s third outing as the British spy, is due out in UK cinemas next week. The fact that the last instalment, Quantum of Solace, (to Craig’s own admission) didn’t quite live up to expectations only adds to the anticipation of the 23rd Bond movie.

Sam Mendes, director of American Beauty and Jarhead, has made this one his own, while Javier Bardem, of No Country for Old Men fame, is this year’s Bond villain. Dame Judi Dench reprises her role as M, to the delight of Bond fans around the globe.

Bond himself is up to his usual globetrotting escapades, all the while looking as sharp as sharp can get. While at Fancy Dress Ball, we can’t quite offer the pristine suits that Bond dons, we can indeed add a little twist to it…

If you’re gearing up to see Bond on or after the 26th of this month, why not get dressed up in our morphsuit tuxedo to mark the occasion? We even have a costume dedicated to one of the most famous Bond girls of all to cater for James Bond costumes for women: the Pussy Galore costume.

Make it a Bond to remember with a little help from the world of fancy dress and don’t forget to send us your pictures on Facebook and Twitter!

Top 4 Cartoon Costumes Comments Off on Top 4 Cartoon Costumes

Posted on September 26, 2012 by admin

A frequent favourite amongst fancy dress fans around the world is the theme of the cartoon. For many, there is no other alternative – how can the likes of Bugs Bunny and Sonic the Hedgehog be overlooked when it comes to fancy dress?!

We take a look at our top 5 costumes from cartoons over the years to reignite a few childhood favourites!

1)      Bugs Bunny

We would say this is in no particular order, but Bugs is simply our favourite cartoon character of all time. The costume lives up to the legendary quality of Bugs’ wit and dry humour, so you’d better get practising your jokes if you’re going to don this one!

2)      Dennis the Menace

If it’s a menacing little mischief-maker you want to be, Dennis is your costume of choice. When it comes to cartoon fancy dress, Dennis the Menace rules the roost in terms of rascality. Don’t forget that whacky wig!

3)      Minnie Mouse

Minnie has long been a favourite ladies costume in the world of fancy dress. She’s also a favourite amongst the men, if you see what we mean…! Anyone who is cool enough to catch the attention of Mickey Mouse deserves their place on this list as far as we’re concerned!

4)      Sonic the Hedgehog

Last but not least, one of the coolest and most recognisable costumes of all cartoon (and, indeed, video game, history) is that of Sonic the Hedgehog. Partner up with Knuckles and you’ll be in for a heck of a good time!

Themed Parties: The 1960s Comments Off on Themed Parties: The 1960s

Posted on September 24, 2012 by admin

Everybody loves a good old fashioned themed fancy dress party. Over the years, we have seen some truly great costumes come from the entertainment industry, but there is one decade that always stands out as a favourite amongst many – the 1960s.

It’s the chosen theme for many a fancy dress party and there’s plenty of inspiration for costumes. We take a look at some of the outfits that made the 1960s so memorable to give you some ideas for your own party.

The Beatles

Undoubtedly one of the greatest and most influential bands of all time, The Beatles are always on the horizon when it comes to 1960s fancy dress. Of all the Beatles costumes, Sergeant Pepper has to pip it at the post – the instantly recognisable costume is still a strong favourite today!

1966 Soccer Hero

The 60s was, indeed, the decade in which England won the World Cup (in case you had forgotten after all these years of hurt). Bobby Moore was an absolutely stalwart part of that defence and he has been immortalised in this soccer hero fancy dress costume to recognise his achievements.

Marilyn Monroe

We recently saw the 50th anniversary of the death of the Blonde Bombshell and it is only fitting that her distinctive look is still a fancy dress favourite in the 21st century. She was sultry, sexy and altogether loveable, so what better way is there to stand out at a themed fancy dress party today?

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