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Group Fancy Dress Ideas Comments Off on Group Fancy Dress Ideas

Posted on March 14, 2016 by Fancy Dress Ball

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Fancy dress is much more fun in a group, don’t you think? There’s safety in numbers and if you feel a bit self conscious in your costume it’s always reassuring when there are a group of friends who all look just as daft as you!

Here are our top five ideas for group fancy dres…

 

1. Oompa Loompas
Willy Wonka didn’t just have the one oompa loompa dancing around his factory singing, you know! Look; there were loads of them…


2. Crayons!
How often do you see just one crayon on its own? Hardly ever. These things travel in packs, ya know! (see what we did there…)

3. Ghostbusters
Who ya gonna call! With the remake on its way this is a great idea for groups. You can draw straws for who will be Slimer!

4. The Smurfs!
This is great for a group of people because realistically, who remembers any of the smurfs any way? Well, there was Pappa Smurf, and the girl one, but the rest? Just little blue dudes with white hats. Perfect.

5. The Village People
Well, do you really need an explanation for this one?

 

We’d love to see some photos of your group fancy dress outfits. Share your favourites on our Facebook page!

World Book Day: Best costumes for Mum and Dad Comments Off on World Book Day: Best costumes for Mum and Dad

Posted on February 28, 2014 by admin

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There’s less than a week to go before we get creative, dress up as our favourite fictional characters and celebrate our love of all things literary! If you’re helping out at school this year, throwing a bookish party or just want to join in with the fun with your kids, then we’ve got some great ideas for costumes!

Sam’s Sandwich

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Based on David Pelham’s imaginative picture book, you can really get creative with your costume ideas and recreate the sandwich from Sam’s Sandwich.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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Roald Dahl’s books are always a great source of inspiration for fun and imaginative character costumes. If you’re looking to get the whole family involved this World Book Day, then check out these great character costumes for Willy Wonka, an Oompa Loompa and a Wonka bar!

Luna Lovegood

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If you’re bored of the usual Harry Potter costumes, why not check out this fabulous Luna Lovegood costume! Even if you’re not especially creative, you can easily transform yourself into this great character. All you need are some kooky glasses and a blonde wig and you’re most of the way there!

Elphaba

Taking inspiration from the Wizard of Oz, why not get a little green this World Book Day and transform yourself into the not-so-wicked wicked witch Elphaba from Gregory Maguire’s novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of West. This great make-up tutorial from audfaced shows you how to create an effective look with all that green face paint.

If you’ve got some great ideas for your family fancy dress for World Book Day, then join in the conversation over on our Facebook page!

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Teacher’s guide to World Book Day costumes Comments Off on Teacher’s guide to World Book Day costumes

Posted on February 10, 2014 by admin

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During these chilly wintery months, there’s no better time to cosy up with a great book and revisit your favourite characters. The 6th March is World Book Day and to celebrate our love of literature, schools across the globe will be encouraging kids and teachers alike to spend the day as their favourite character.

If you’re a teacher struggling for ideas for this year’s costume, then let Fancy Dress Ball be your source of inspiration. We’ve got loads of clever character ideas to help you put together a winning costume for this year’s WBD.

Fantastic Mr Fox

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Roald Dahl was famous for creating dynamic and imaginative characters. Check out these excellent Fantastic Mr Fox costumes which use Wes Anderson’s characters from the big screen adaptation for inspiration.

Oompa Loompa

Another Roald Dahl inspired costume are the Oomap Loompa’s from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Once you’ve got your costume sorted, check out this excellent video tutorial from Pinkstylist who show’s you just how to get that orange Oompa Loompa make-up just right!

Mary Poppins

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Just a spoonful of sugar and a dash of creativity and you can transform yourself into PL Travers’ beloved magical nanny. This costume is a simple one to throw together, and effectively finished with the right make-up and hair. Check out this brilliant video tutorial from JoeyBBugg, to help you finish your look.

Pippi Longstocking

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Created by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren, Pippi Longstocking is one fictional character who never goes out of style on World Book Day. The trickiest part of the Longstocking look is achieving those gravity-defying pigtails. One suggested method is to use wire in your braids to hold them upright.

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If you’re worried about having headache-inducing pigtails during a full day of teaching, then why not consider these stunning fishtail plaits instead?

Elizabeth Bennet

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If you’re going for a more classic character, then Jane Austen’s Elizabeth Bennet is a simple and timeless look that can easily be achieved. Finish this look with a stunning hairstyle of loose curls.

Got some great ideas for your character costume this World Book Day? Why not share them over on our Facebook page!

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