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Bad Taste – The Top 5 Worst Fancy Dress Costumes

By John Allen | May 23rd, 2017 | in Entertainment News | No Comments »
It would be arrogant if we only talked about the very best costumes, after all how can you define the best without the worst fancy dress as a benchmark?  So this week we decided to bite the bullet, take the plunge and dive into the murky depths of bad taste, terrible costumes and awful outfits. 

Fancy Dress May-hem!

By John Allen | May 9th, 2017 | in Fancy Dress | No Comments »
May is chock full of events that are perfect for any serious fancy dress fan. Two bank holiday weekends, Eurovision, the FA Cup final, Star Wars Day (yes it’s a real thing – we checked) and the MCM London Comic Con all combine to make May the month to watch if you’re into dressing up.

How is dressing up for the races not fancy?

By John Allen | April 12th, 2017 | in Fancy Dress | No Comments »
Fancy dress isn’t just limited for parties and charity fun runs. It’s also seen a lot at the races. If you take a look at all the horse racing events that occur throughout the year, you will see some weird and wonderful costumes that technically don’t count as fancy dress…even though we think they are. 

Alternative Fancy Dress at Easter

By John Allen | April 3rd, 2017 | in Fancy Dress | No Comments »
Easter is that sort of awkward time of the year when everyone gets a bit of a holiday, but no one is entirely sure why. Fancy dress parties are ten a penny for children breaking up for Easter, but for everyone else the costume choices are limited to ones involving chickens. So if you don’t

5 Reasons to Dress Up on Valentine’s Day

By John Allen | February 10th, 2017 | in Fancy Dress | No Comments »
Valentine’s Day…and why you should dress up Valentine’s Day has reared its ugly/beautiful (delete where appropriate) head once again.  And once again people are either looking forward to a fun day and night of discreet smiles and giggles, or dreading a day of no cards, no flowers and a night in front of the telly. 

5 Reasons Why the World Needs Fancy Dress in 2017

By John Allen | January 25th, 2017 | in Fancy Dress | No Comments »
2016 was a roller coaster of events that would not have looked out of place at a fancy dress party.  President Trump, the rise of the word ‘Brexit’ in the English vocabulary and the release of a Star Wars film that had Darth Vader breathing deeply once more in cinemas.  People across the world feel

How Fancy Dress Saved my Life

By John Allen | December 5th, 2016 | in Childrens Fancy Dress | No Comments »
Fancy dress has saved my life dozens of times over.  It sounds like hyperbole but believe me it isn’t.  When I was at school I was small for my age and not particularly bright (the brains developed later).  Bigger kids used to torment me about my height and the colour of my hair (I was

5 Christmas Fancy Dress Costume Ideas

By John Allen | November 30th, 2016 | in Christmas Costumes | No Comments »
We started thinking about Christmas fancy dress in the summer. It sounds odd but retailers like us have to think at least 6 months ahead when planning our business.  However unlike many in the retail industry, we don’t like ramming Christmas down everyone’s throats before the autumn has even finished.  But the Christmas blitz predictably

How Fancy Dress Can Help Women This Christmas

By John Allen | November 25th, 2016 | in Christmas Costumes | No Comments »
2016 has been a questionable year for the promotion of equal rights for women and men.  Despite all the progress that has been made in the past century, the pay gap between men and women is still there.  Women are still expected to act and dress a certain way and there aren’t nearly enough women

Fancy Dress Inspires Entrepreneurship

By John Allen | November 18th, 2016 | in Fancy Dress | No Comments »
Everyone usually thinks fancy dress is something silly and stupid to joke around with.  No one take it too seriously!  Well I’m afraid we have to beg to differ with that viewpoint because for us and for many others, fancy dress is inspiring and has helped us to get to where we are today.  We