Fancy Dress Ideas: Pirate Costumes

Posted: May 6th, 2012 | Author: |

Pirates have been immortalised throughout recent history as the heroes of the seas. Stealing from greedy aristocracy and using the acquired funds to live a lavish life, all the while evading capture from the naval forces who pursue them. Traced back to over 2000 years ago in Ancient Greece, pirates have continued to infiltrate ships and empty them of their precious cargos making themselves rich in the process.

Throughout their history, pirates have been perceived as ruthless attackers, showing little mercy to their victims. Despite the terrible risks associated with being caught for piracy, it remained popular, with many turning to piracy in the belief that it brought a better life. Indeed, piracy has Read More…

Hen Night Fancy Dress Ideas

Posted: May 2nd, 2012 | Author: |

While the men are dressing up in ridiculously embarrassing fancy dress costumes for their stag dos, the ladies are undoubtedly going to want to look their best for the bride’s hen party. With a huge array of hen party fancy dress costumes on offer, there are endless possibilities for looking as good as possible on the night. Regardless of what theme you are aiming for, there is guaranteed to be a sexy option in all genres. And lets face it, you’re going to want to look the part for what is going to be a massive celebration!

There are numerous themes for hen party fancy dress, but undoubtedly the most popular themes are figures of authority. Whether it’s military attire, police outfits or nurse fancy dress Read More…

Stag Night Fancy Dress Ideas

Posted: May 1st, 2012 | Author: |

So, you’ve decided to take the plunge and get married to the love of your life. But now you’re mates are trying to arrange a stag do you will never forget and want to make sure you go out in style. So what is the best way to spend your final moments as a free man?! Sure, you can hit the town’s bar and clubs, but what better way to really go out in style and really be recognised than coming up with a crazy and outlandish fancy dress idea?

There are so many ideas to choose from when it comes to fancy dress costumes, but when it comes to a Stag do you know you really need to hit the town big and wear something that will attract unlimited attention. Coming up with a radical idea really doesn’t have to be stressful.

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Fancy Dress Ideas: Video Game Characters

Posted: April 29th, 2012 | Author: |

Video games have provided a host of new and exciting characters over the decades, with adults and children alike aspiring to be like their digital heroes. With the earliest compute game characters becoming some of the most popular, it is no surprise that heroes such as Mario and Luigi have remained in our entertainment spectrums well after their original inception. Indeed, the fact that Mario was recently voted the 2nd best video game character of all time by Empire magazine is a sure sign that the original characters have long staying power. Other computer gaming greats such as Sonic the Hedgehog and his sidekick Tails, Solid Snake of the infamous Metal Gear Solid or Lara Croft of the Tomb Raider trilogy have all formed major parts of our life as the electronic characters have filled our family living rooms and provided Read More…

Budget Fancy Dress Ideas

Posted: April 28th, 2012 | Author: |

With so many great events taking place this year, it is little wonder that the party loving British public are such fans of fancy dress costume. Whether it’s friends attending a party or a family celebration at home, people are flocking to their computers and to their high streets in search of the best fancy dress costume they can find. But what of the people looking for a real fancy dress bargain? For a large family or group of friends, keeping the cost down for a big fancy dress event can be crucial, but you obviously still want to look your best. Here, we give you a run down on a few of the latest fancy dress trends that are available on a budget.

Less is most definitely more with a baby fancy dress costume. Dressing up as a baby for your next fancy dress costume party isa great idea to save on the pounds and pennies. Needing Read More…

Fancy Dress Ideas: Celebrity Face Masks

Posted: April 26th, 2012 | Author: |

Celebrities – Britain loves them! Whether it’s the latest TV show or latest fashion trends, we are obsessed with what celebrities do, where they do it and how they do it. Following celebrity lifestyles has become big business with the UK and the U.S. boasting a booming celebrity magazine market and a host of celebrity chat shows all aimed at keeping tabs on the stars.

Along with this celeb fascination has been the growing trend to assimilate our favourite stars through fancy dress costume and themed parties. But now a new trend has emerged, one that is making a splash in the fancy dress world and also in other unlikely places such as stag dos, hen parties, charity events and even sporting events. The celebrity face mask is the latest Read More…

Fancy Dress Ideas: Royal Family Masks

Posted: April 25th, 2012 | Author: |

The recent Royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton has seen a surge in support and interest for the British Monarchy. With the Royal Family more accessible to the public than at any other time, the British public and foreigners alike are intrigued to discover more about the traditions and history that surround the Windsor name.

With the Diamond Jubilee fast approaching as well as constant press releases announcing exciting celebrations including the provision of a Jubilee barge and a Diamond Jubilee Pageant now would seem like a perfect time to start thinking about what you will want to do in this Royal Read More…

A Brief Look At Dog Fancy Dress

Posted: April 18th, 2012 | Author: |

Britain is undoubtedly a nation of pet lovers. With a human population of 62 million, the 27 million pets that the UK boasts highlights the popularity of pets. Of these 27 million animals, a huge 7.3 million are dogs, making them the most popular choice amongst British citizens. In light of this, it is hardly surprising that the pet goods industry has been rapidly expanding year on year. With 39% of London pet owners feeling a need for companionship, despite the huge amount of fellow Londoners in close proximity, it was inevitable that the fancy dress sector would branch out to include our furry friends.

Now, U.S. dog accessories company Doggie Vogue has branched out and begun producing fancy dress costumes for your four-legged friend. While the company already produced a large variety of accessories such as collars, toys and treats, they now provide a large array of quirky and fun dog fancy dress costumes. Costumes range from Santa hats and Read More…

Fancy Dress Ideas: Michael Jackson

Posted: April 17th, 2012 | Author: |

Whilst fans of The Beatles, Elvis Presley and Bob Marley can offer persuasive arguments about the legacy of their musical heroes in terms of selling power, musical talent, lyrical profundity and political and cultural impact, there is no doubt that the late Michael Jackson belongs at the top table of the greatest musical acts of all time for various reasons.

The Prince of Pop is recognised by Guinness World Records as the most successful entertainer of all time, but he is most fondly remembered for classic tunes such as ‘Billie Jean’ , ‘Beat It’, ‘Smooth Criminal’, and ‘Bad’ which transcended musical genres, his trailblazing music videos including the famous mini-movie feature for ‘Thriller’ and his breathtaking live performances which showcased thrilling choreography and dance moves which seemed to be beyond the conception of mere mortals and to simultaneously defy several previously-accepted rules of nature and

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Fancy Dress Ideas: Mirror Mirror

Posted: April 15th, 2012 | Author: |

The recent release of ‘Mirror, Mirror’, starring Lily Collins and Julia Roberts and directed by Tarsem Singh, has definitely caused a resurgence of interest in the classic fairytale ‘Snow White’. This re-imagining of the classic fairytale casts Lilly Collins as Snow White, Julia Roberts as her evil stepmother Queen Clementianna and includes a few novel twists and turns in the tale; including new versions of the seven dwarves who are adept thieves and a brilliant Bollywood style ending.

‘Mirror, Mirror’ has performed reasonably well at the box office despite having mixed reviews from critics but it has been roundly praised for its stunning production values and sumptuous costumes. Sadly, costume designer Eiko Ishioka passed away this January but she is already Read More…