Monday, November 16, 2015 at 02:10PM
The School nativities will be coming soon so if you know
what part your child is playing get your costumes sorted quickly he at
AllFancyDress. The Nativity play is a time for students to learn about the
story on how Jesus was born. So we need to make sure we have the best costumes
that will suit everyone! There’s nothing worse than a Nativity play being acted
out in horrible costumes! Let’s take a look at some of the characters and their
Mary and Joseph:
We begin with the human parents of Jesus, Mary was the
mother of Jesus and was blessed with this child by a Holy Spirit. In typical
Nativities she is seen wearing a white and blue coloured dress and holds baby
Jesus (Usually depicted with a doll). Joseph is the husband of Mary and were
married in Bethlehem where Jesus was born, Joseph is a shepherd so is usually
depicted wearing shepherds clothing holding a wooden cane or walking stick
similar to that of stereotypical shepherds in today’s society.
The Three Wise Men:
These were elders, kings or people with similar high ranking
titles from various places around Bethlehem guided to the birthplace of Jesus
by a guide who explained that this child is the child of God and will bless the
world, although not actually arriving on his birth night in Nativities we
depict them as arriving together either on the night of his birth or the day
after.. These wise men are depicted in long cloaks usually of different colour
to separate them, they wear crowns upon their head and usually hold gifts for
Some Nativities use a number of angels to guide their wise
men actors to the birthplace of Jesus but some only use one, the angels are the
messengers who guide the wise men using the stars in the sky, they are depicted
in bright white dresses with wings upon their back and a halo above their head
representing their good nature. Usually angels are played by girl students but
boys have been known to become angels too for the Nativity as angels are not typically
set to a specific gender.
These are the main characters there are also a variety of
other costumes available for the extra characters like:
Although this could be depicted with a plastic star some
schools decide to get a student to play the part of the star, to walk around as
if to be a guide for the wise men to follow or for the angel to point to. We
have a great looking golden star costume for those who have been chosen to
become the guide of the wise men in their nativity play.
Jesus was born in a stable so there are without a doubt
going to be some animals around so in response to this we have a variety of
animal costumes in styles like onesies, these animals vary from lambs, pigs and
many more stable animals!
We understand that Nativities are not strictly done in
schools and are also done in small villages so to cater for those adults
partaking in the Christmas Nativity near you we also have some adult costumes
of these characters too including Mary, Joseph the angels and capes for those
becoming the wise men!
Monday, November 9, 2015 at 10:00AM
Now that October has come to an end its time to begin
preparing for the Christmas time, although it is only November we all know that
we prepare for Christmas very early. So don’t leave costumes to the last minute
and get them sorted with us here at AllFancyDress. We have plenty of different
Christmas themed outfits from snowmen to reindeer and of course Santa outfits
perfect for those looking to become the jolly red man this Christmas season.
Let’s start with the big guy himself. Santa Claus or Father
Christmas is the face of the Christmas season so no wonder people enjoy
dressing up as the jolly man during the Christmas season. We have a great
variety of Santa costumes for the men in a variety of styles and sizes
including some plus sizes! There are even some different costumes including a
tuxedo suit styled Santa costume and even a second skin costume! There is
however somebody we also need to mention, Santa could not do everything by
himself, who looks after the elves and reindeer while Santa is checking his
list? Mrs Claus of course, without her help Santa’s little helpers wouldn’t be
a big help and we understand that so we have a great variety of Ladies Santa
costumes or as we call her Mrs Claus! They all come in a variety of styles and
sizes perfect for those Mrs Claus wannabes out there. Many of our Santa and Mrs
Claus costumes work great as a couple so make sure to check out our couples
Christmas page to have a look at the bundles we have available! These Christmas
characters also have costumes for the boys and girls of the jolly season too!
Has the Santa role already been taken? Now you’re stuck with
no idea what to dress up as for a Christmas party or event?! No worries because
here at AllFancyDress we have a variety of other Christmas themed outfits,
costumes and accessories that will leave Santa Claus gobsmacked. These costumes
range from Christmas characters like the snowman to the reindeer and even some
more obscure characters like a Christmas Turkey, Cracker, Christmas tree and
even a Christmas Pudding!
We even have Penguin costumes for those looking to be a
different animal than the usual reindeer.
What if I want some more generic Christmas costumes that fit
the scene but don’t matter if there are multiple people wearing the same style?
Then look towards our elf or angel pages that will give you a great Christmas
look no matter what! The elves are of course the handy assistants of the big
man Santa Claus and work to create all the gifts and presents for the children
that make them smile. The angels of course come from the idea that they bring
messages and festivities to the mortals on earth making people cheerful and
filling them with such excitement that makes Christmas season one of the
We have many different Christmas themed accessories and hats
as well for those looking to only dress up a little or just need that extra
something to make all the difference to their Christmas costume. Some of our
accessories that you might be interested or need for other costumes include the
Half Moon Santa Specs for those looking to become Mr Claus and also a Stuffer
to make the jolly man’s belly if you need to put on a few without eating a lot!
We also have angel wings to go with a variety of white clothes or our angel
themed outfits, a range of Christmas themed hosiery including the festive red
and green colours and a candy cane themed pair of stockings. For hats we go
from the classic Red and white Santa hats to headgear to keep the elves and
their pointy ears warm as well as some more “out of the box” hats including a
turkey hat (cooked and uncooked) a reindeer hat and even a Christmas tree!
So if you have a Christmas event coming up or are planning
to host one, perhaps you should get set for heavy storms of snow and shopping
by getting your fancy dress costumes quickly!
If you need any more help don’t hesitate to ask!
Here is a link to our Christmas Fancy Dress Webpage: http://www.allfancydress.com/christmas-costumes~C734.aspx
Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 01:06PM
At Allfancydress.com we’re welcoming the crackdown on the safety of children’s fancy dress costumes, but it’s not only the safety of this type of clothing that needs further investigation: it’s all types of children’s clothing.
Did you know that ordinary child daywear garments outside of either EN71-2 or BS 5722 safety requirements for toys and nightwear respectivel are not tested for flammability whatsoever?
We’re just as shocked as you are. We’re adamant that more stringe tests should be carried out.
At Allfancydress.com we carry out our own independent flammability testing on all types of children’s clothing, including our own products. We recently set fire to school uniforms, sports kit and party dresses and found that they went up quicker than the fancy dress costumes you’ll find on our site.
We’ve grown increasingly concerned at the way supermarkets have entered the fancy dress industry, replicating styles of costumes and selling them at knock-down prices.
As an independent fancy dress retailer and one of the biggest online sellers in the UK, we’re firm believers that our customers should rightly expect to buy genuine, branded, quality goods.
Buying cheap costumes can often be a foolhardy thing to do. The last thing you want for your children is for them to wear an outfit at Halloween where corners have been cut with the design and the safety compromised.
In fact, we’ve seen all too many examples first-hand of costumes from online and offline marketplaces and small retailers importing cheap fancy dress mimicking genuine products and styles.
Flammability is no doubt a complicated science. But it’s relevant to all types of kids’ apparel – not just fancy dress!
So with Halloween and Bonfire Night firmly on the horizon, we just want to make parents acutely aware of the flammability issues, keeping children clear of naked flames and safe without spoiling the enjoyment of the spooky season!