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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

2015- A Look Ahead (1)

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!

 

 

 

TV & Film Character Costumes For Women Comments Off on TV & Film Character Costumes For Women

Posted on May 27, 2011 by admin

Going to a fancy dress party as a favourite TV or film character is a popular choice. But sometimes finding the right costume can be a challenge. Here at Fancy Dress Ball we offer one of the widest ranges of TV and film character fancy dress costumes for women available online.

Here are a few highlights of the many fabulous and flirty women’s fancy dress costumes that we offer.

Our range of Marilyn Monroe costumes are very popular. We offer four different ones with variations on her sexy white dress. You can even order a bombshell blond  wig separately to complete your sexy Marilyn ensemble.

We also have a complete range of Addams Family costumes including two choices each for Wednesday Addams and Mortica Addams.

You’ll also find women’s costumes from Underworld, Ghostbusters, and more. Check out our other celebrity and famous people sections for more choices including pop stars.

Morticia Addams Costume

Another great way to go as a TV or film character is to choose a costume from one of our vintage sections. Many of our 60’s or 70’s outfits could work for various characters from shows that took place during that era. Think outside the box, and be creative with the costume elements available. Mix and match to make your own unique costume.

Besides our wide range of fancy dress outfits, we also offer many costume accessories, wigs, hats, shoes, and other items to complete your look.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us via the online form and we will do our best to get back to you within one working hour.

Women’s Fancy Dress Fit for a Fairytale Princess Comments Off on Women’s Fancy Dress Fit for a Fairytale Princess

Posted on April 06, 2011 by admin

Being a fairy princess in today’s princess-eat-princess world can be pretty tough! We think one of the most brilliant things about fancy dress is the option for little fairy princesses (who happen to inhabit adult bodies!) to show their fabulousness on the outside as well as in!

•    Princess stories don’t come much older than the Egyptian tales of Cleopatra. Our Egyptian Queen Costume is elegant and could help you command the attention of your loyal subjects (as it should be!)
•    Sticking with ancient theme, how about the Greek Goddess Costume to put a spell on admirers…
•    Ladies’ fancy dress doesn’t come much more badass than the Warrior Princess Costume – perfect if you want to look like you could cut the throats of disloyal subjects in a second!

Warrior Princess Costume

•      Who are we not to include some fairytale magic? Princesses don’t come much sweeter than the Classic Snow White Costume (although we’re not sure she really wore suspenders…)
•    The Sexy Indian Princess Costume is the ideal choice for sultry princesses (who know how to handle a bow and arrow!)
•    Fancy being queen bee? Check out the Queen Bumble Bee Costume, and don’t forget your honey pot purse!

Women’s fancy dress is all about having fun playing dress up… and remember how much fun that used to be! A real princess is never shy with her fashion sense, so be brave in your fancy dress outfits ladies!

80’s Fancy Dress – Grab your Shoulder Pads Comments Off on 80’s Fancy Dress – Grab your Shoulder Pads

Posted on August 27, 2010 by admin

It’s hard to believe that 80’s styles are considered vintage now—but time marches on, as they say. And if you’re a fan of the 80’s, or you lived through the 80’s, why not go to your next party in 80’s fancy dress?

The bold colours and the big plastic beads, rainbow stripes and fishnet stockings—all this and more make 80’s style women’s fancy dress costumes a lot of fun. And you’ll be sure to catch someone’s eye if you go as a Baywatch lifeguard, a blushing bride, or a red or pink sparkly rock guitar.

Pair a neon blue tutu with black fishnet stockings, add a pretty tank top, and you’re set to go. For more snazzy accessories and fun final touches, add big, false eyelashes in pink or purple, big sunglasses, or long strands of florescent beads.

Neon Purple Glam WigLeg warmers were all the rage, so why not pop on a pair of orange or pink ones over your white fishnet stockings? Wear white heels and an orange or green tutu, and you’ve got the look.

And if you really want to cause a stir, why not add a fun wig? You can have long, luxuriously straight purple hair, or maybe you’d prefer bleach blond crimped locks? Glamorous curls or a frizzy afro – with a wig, you can have hair in just about any colour for one night.

Dress up your next fancy dress occasion with a fun 80’s costume, and you’re sure to get all the attention you want.

Unusual Fancy Dress Costumes Comments Off on Unusual Fancy Dress Costumes

Posted on August 25, 2010 by admin

Fancy dress parties, especially for significant birthdays, are very popular right now. But despite how fun these parties are, sometimes choosing the right fancy dress costume can be difficult. There’s nothing more gutting than showing up to a party in the same costume as one of your friends! To choose a more unusual fancy dress costume, think outside the box.

For unusual ladies fancy dress costumes, why not choose a historical figure. You can choose a popular one like Cleopatra or a Greek goddess like Medusa, but if you want to be really unusual, why not choose a more generic costume and then personalize it. Dress as a queen, and then add your own touches to become Marie Antoinette, Queen Victoria, or even Mary Queen of Scots. Or, choose a generic Indian costume and become Pocahontas, or Sacajawea.

For a groovy look, choose a generic 60’s, 70’s, or 80’s fancy dress costume and then think of a historical figure from that era that you admire. Maybe an artist or novelist?

For unusual men’s fancy dress, take the same principle. A generic Viking costume can become Leif Erikson, the Viking who discovered the Americas well before Christopher Columbus. Or, choose a French Revolution costume and become Sidney Carton from A Tale of Two Cities.

Choosing unusual fancy dress costumes is really easy when you put your mind to work. Thinking outside the back can make any average costume become something really special.

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