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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

Post-Halloween Blues & How to Fix Them

By John Allen | October 31st, 2016 | in Fancy Dress | No Comments »
So Halloween is nearly over for another year.  You’ve dressed up as your favourite ghoul or goblin and put the Pumpkins in the oven for dinner.  Your costume is either in need of a wash or needs to be thrown away.  That’s right folks; October 31st is about to become November 1st.  The malaise is

Fancy Dress Sales & How Halloween Affects Them

By John Allen | October 24th, 2016 | in Fancy Dress | No Comments »
Halloween is one week away.  If you haven’t already decided on what you’re going to wear then we suggest you get a move on.  Fancy dress sales peak in October.  Costumes sell out quickly at this time of year and it’s not unheard of for high street retailers to have queues coming out the door.  Fortunately

Scary Clown Craze: Why it’s dangerous and damaging to fancy dress

By John Allen | October 21st, 2016 | in Fancy Dress | No Comments »
Fancy dress is supposed to be about having fun, yet you’ve probably noticed the hundreds of clown related news reports.  What started as a small series of harmless pranks has evolved into a full blown mini-crime wave.  People have been using scary clown masks and costumes to frighten and terrorise others.  A man in Blackburn

Halloween: 5 Things Everyone Needs for the Night

By John Allen | October 18th, 2016 | in Fancy Dress | No Comments »
Love it or hate it, Halloween is here to stay.  Trick or treaters will descend, spooky goings on will ensue and many people will be celebrating around the country.  Our advice whether you love it or hate it, is to be prepared.  To that end we’ve come up with a top 5 list that lovers