The All Fancy Dress Halloween awards - ‘best witch website’

clock Monday, October 8, 2012 at 10:44AM

Best Witch Website

Halloween Website Awards


Witches, symbolised by their pointy black hats, broom sticks, and cauldrons have long been a feature of Halloween. With that in mind, we’ve sort to bring you a collection of the most bewitching sites that the web has to offer!


With all the info you could ever wish for regarding  magic, recipes, famous witches and books, truly deserves the title of ‘best witch website’ winner!

Ever wondered where the world's witches are actually located? provides an up-to-date list of sighted witches in all corners of the globe! Make friends and family laugh with the latest witch jokes or learn more about the history of Witchcraft, this site has it all!

- Magic spells

- Recipes

- Books





Lyn Thurman’s blog is fantastic resource dedicated to all things  magical, paranormal and unexplainable. Lyn has a considerable addiction to tarot cards and is known for her intuitive readings. Throughout October she will be featuring a number of amazing witches as part of a Halloween special.

As Sam puts it, her blog contains: “A Little writing, a little witchery...nothing like it!” Sam is an English university student who enjoys fantasy novels and young adult fiction - a fascinating read.

Hecate’s Cauldron contains a wealth of information about the world of mystery and magic. Hecate has been practising Paganism and Witchcraft for a number of years and has now earned the title of High Priestess in the highest level of the Wiccan tradition!

A great blog for anyone interested in finding out more about witches. The blog owner, Shauna (aka Stardustt Moonsilver) cites her interests as the study of medicine and her spiritual path which make for very interesting reading.


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The All Fancy Dress Halloween awards - ‘best zombie website’

clock Monday, October 8, 2012 at 10:29AM

Best Zombie Website

Halloween Website Awards


Zombies are always a classic choice for Halloween, whether it be dressing up as one of these gruesome creatures or watching a terrifying zombie horror flick. We’ve roamed the internet to bring you the best zombie websites out there. So whether you want to find out about their history or learn how to survive an attack, the resources listed below will help you to uncover everything you need to know about the walking dead.


An incredible zombie resource bringing you all the latest zombie news and events, as well as a comprehensive list of movie and book reviews. The site also invites user-generated book reviews from throughout the zombie community.

The site also includes an active forum for zombie fanatics to interact and should be anyone's first port of call for insightful comment and analysis on the latest zombie news.

  1. - Latest Zombienews from films, TV, books, comics and games
  2. - Extensive Zombie movie list
  3. - Community section including a forum





Your one-stop-shop for zombie culture including fashion, art, news, music and books. The site plans for the 'upcoming' zombie apocalypse to its readers, as well as pointing out some of the most interesting pieces of zombie fiction to read. is your comprehensive guide to the zombie world. The website includes a raft of interviews and features from leading figures in the zombie research community, as well as the biggest and best zombie-related games and downloads for your pleasure.

Offers a wealth of zombie related information as well as vital advice for surviving a zombie attack! The site has been designed with the growing zombie fanatic community in mind, keeping its users informed of current events and updates from within the zombie network. is the perfect site for all zombie fanatics. The site contains a number of useful links to zombie games, zombie-related movies, trivia and much more.


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The All Fancy Dress Halloween awards - ‘most creative Halloween costume’

clock Monday, October 8, 2012 at 10:10AM

Most Creative Halloween Costume

Halloween Website Awards


At we like to think that we know a thing or two about Halloween costumes. With that said, we were incredibly impressed with the array of home-made outfits that we discovered on your blogs and websites. Here’s a list of our top picks from our ‘most creative Halloween costume’ category, including this year’s winner!



Our winner is Jessica Quirk for her inventive home-made hambugler outfit posted on her blog ‘What I Wore’ – Congratulations!

What I Wore is Jessica's personal style blog, designed to give inspiration to the fashion conscious masses with styling tips for the following:

- Work outfits
- Casual clothes
- Party ensembles

The success of What I Wore has seen Jessica bring out her own book, a veritable how-to manual for outfit ideas for all four seasons.

Jessica is also very big on social media, so be sure to visit her website and follow her social media channels to keep up to date with the latest trends!




Check out this brilliant, home-made kids Gruffalo costume. It was posted by Emma Bradshaw on her blog ‘bradshaw & sons’ and made by her friend Jenny. Emma is a marketing manager for a wildlife conservation charity by day but her successful blog features a fun-packed range of articles relating to family activities and adventures, nature and wildlife, crafty ideas and recipes, photography, family life and holiday stories.

Arguably one of the cutest Halloween costumes you’re ever likely to see. On her blog Rook No.17. Jenn Erickson shares a great pic of a child’s hot air balloon costume, made by her friend Maureen. This blog is a veritable playground for inspirational ideas for creative living and is well worth a visit.

Following last year’s unforgettable Royal Wedding, we just had to mention this fantastic William and Kate couples costume made by Christie and posted on her blog, ‘Sew What’s Happening’. Christie clearly loves anything craft related and has turned her hand to a number of hilarious fancy dress costumes that you can view on her blog.

Sneaking into our final runners up position, we have a great set of family bank robbers outfits created by Jordan Page and posted on her ‘fun cheap or free blog’. A stay-at-home mother, Jordan's blog is designed to share her money-saving expertise amid her manic household with young kids and a busy entrpreneur husband - hats off to you, Jordan!


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The most gruesome Halloween make-up ideas for 2012

clock Friday, October 5, 2012 at 03:05PM
The beauty of Halloween is that you can dress up in so many different bone-chilling ways. If you are looking to compete with friends and family as the best-dressed Halloween party goer this year then you may need some inspiration to help you design your own unique gruesome look.

You don’t have to be a make-up artist or professional designer to come up with a garish look. If you are prepared to get your hands dirty here are a few of the most popular Halloween make-up ideas for this year.

Corpse Bride

Modelled on Tim Burton’s successful Corpse Bride dark stop motion animation masterpiece, this make-up artist provides a step-by-step guide to transforming your face into a horrific woman scorned who rises from the grave.

Hungry Zombie

This super easy make-up tutorial shows how you can give yourself a complete zombie make-over from the comfort of your bedroom! Just by following this video you’ll be sure to look like an extra from the zombie apocalypse!

Killer Clown

An undeniably creepy yet popular look for Halloween this year is set to be the Killer Clown face. Reminiscent of the menacing Pennywise from Stephen King’s cult classic, ‘It’, this clown face is guaranteed to give your friends sleepless nights.

The Exorcist

Arguably one of the most harrowing scary movies of all time, the thought of The Exorcist is enough to send shivers down the spine of the most hardened Halloween fanatic. This particular look is modelled on the film’s central character, Regan, with her decaying face also a good starting point if you wish to look like a zombie.


This has to be one of the most fascinating Halloween costumes of all time! A wonderfully gory outfit designed on Pinhead from scary thriller, Hellraiser, this particular look involves the use of liquid latex and a skull cap to complete his unforgettable creepy bald expression.


Inspired by the successful 80’s comedy horror film, Beetlejuice, this bio-exorcist ghost look is one that is sure to go down well with ladies this year.


Skull and skeleton make-up for Halloween is one of the most popular, easy and inexpensive choices to haunt friends and family at your party on October 31st. With face paint and eye shadow you are good to go – all you need then is a long black hooded cloak and you’re set!

The All Fancy Dress Halloween awards honour the web’s spookiest sites

clock Friday, October 5, 2012 at 01:42PM

Halloween Website Awards

Celebrating the best Halloween websites online


We here at are massive fans of Halloween and always get ‘dead’ excited as our favourite holiday season approaches. We also understand that lots of elements go onto creating the perfect Halloween party and so this year; took it upon ourselves to ‘unearth’ a catalogue of the very best Halloween resources the web has to offer. From sites that will teach you how to carve terrifying pumpkins, to those that contain the most spine-chilling ghost stories imaginable – we’ve hand-selected those that we believe will help make Halloween 2012 the best yet!

The competition has been frightening and over the past few months we’ve whittled down our favourites into 13 horrifying, Halloween themed categories:


Award Categories


Most creative Halloween costume

Best zombie website
Best witch website
Best vampire website
Best ghost website
Best Halloween website
Spookiest Halloween website
Best pumpkin carving website
Best Halloween recipes
Best Halloween story collection 
Best Halloween costume guides
Best Halloween craft website
Best Halloween make-up tutorial



We will be announcing our nominees and winners over the coming days so stay tuned to the blog and we hope you agree with our gruesome selections!


Why create the Halloween Website Awards?

Every year we receive hundreds of questions from our customers especially around the time Halloween. We love to share our knowledge on what costumes to wear, how to decorate your house and even the best places to find a good pumpkin carving design. Over the years we have built a great base of Halloween knowledge that we love to share with our visitors. With this in mind we have chosen to create the Halloween Website Awards to keep our customers up to date with our favourite resources to help this Halloween. We have searched high and low across the internet to find the best resources and celebrated them here right within our website.

If you know of any websites that you enjoy and think we could consider for inclusion then get in contact with us and let us know.

Beware the zombie invasion...

clock Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 09:19AM
Zombie Invasion heatmapHalloween is just a matter of weeks away and already the nation is under siege from the undead. Zombies are invading the UK and increasing the zombulation and there is only one way to find out where they are heading next.

The Zombie Invasion heat map has been released to help you keep track of the feeding frenzies across the UK and avoid becoming part of the offal trail!

The heat map is driven by three years of sales data of our very own zombie products and accessories, pinpointing the biggest zombie fanatics throughout the country. The map allows you to zoom in on your home town or city and see just how many zombies you are likely to find wandering the streets on October 31st!

Zombies have become an increasing part of popular culture, with the undead species now firmly in demand, largely due to the success of the zombie-themed TV show, ‘The Walking Dead’. In fact this breed of Halloween monster hasn’t been this popular since the release of Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ nearly two decades ago!

We don’t want any of our customers to become another ‘Flesh Files’ statistic – that’s why we’ve also provided a number of useful tips to survive the impending zombie apocalypse at the end of the month!

From a good pair of running trainers to a crafty disguise it is not a lost cause trying to avoid the spooky subhumans. By using our heat map to keep track of the zombie infestation you might just have enough time to prepare yourself and hunt those zombies!

What a smashing pumpkin! Giant vegetable almost breaks national record

clock Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 09:14AM
Halloween pumpkinWith Halloween just a matter of weeks away, families across the country will be preparing to buy their pumpkins ready for carving into Jack-O’-lanterns ready to scare potential trick-or-treaters and decorate their living rooms.

This particular pumpkin may take some time to carve however, after Ian and Stuart Paton unveiled their gigantic vegetable weighing in at 1,100lbs!

The duo, who grow flowers for a living, have nurtured this particular pumpkin over the last six months and the vegetable is only 200lbs off the national record. It is hoped the pair will retain their crown at the Jubilee Sailing Trust’s pumpkin festival next month.

However, across the pond the Americans have been going pumpkin crazy too, with the world record for the heaviest pumpkin smashed twice in the last five days in the States.

On Sunday, organisers at the Topsfield Fair in Rhode Island revealed that Ron Wallace had broken the world record by growing a pumpkin weighing in at a staggering 2,009lbs!

Imagine carving that bad boy… Halloween will be over by the time you’ve finished!

Many people don’t have the faintest clue how to go about carving a pumpkin for Halloween. It can be a really fun activity to do with your children to get them in the spirit of the spooky season. To help you have a good time we’ve devised our very own guide to carving a pumpkin to encourage you to be creative on October 31st.

As one of the UK’s largest independent stockists of Halloween costume ideas, at we are truly passionate about Halloween and ensuring our customers have one of the most enjoyable and fun-packed nights of the year.

With house decorations – as well as your expertly carved Jack-O’-lantern! – and costume accessories you can host a Halloween party that will live long in the memory.

FIFA 13 release day: Girls night out?

clock Friday, September 28, 2012 at 10:54AM
It’s the day that women across the country have been waiting for, FIFA 13 release day!

While guys throughout the UK have been waiting patiently for their copies of the latest line of the EA Sports classic to drop through the letterbox, you ladies are likely to be left to their own devices this weekend in favour of the games console.

Military BabeDon’t expect to see your fellas for gold dust over the weekend ladies, there’s some serious gaming to be had!

But don’t let that get you down – what better reason do you need to rebel against the boys and get the girls together for a night on the tiles?

At we want to ensure both the males and females of the species have fantastic weekends. So if you want to get up to some good old-fashioned girly fun while your partners battle for footballing supremacy what better way than to dress up for a fancy dress theme night!

We’ve taken the liberty of providing you lovely ladies with five of the hottest fancy dress themes right now, to ensure you look the part on that dance floor.


Always a favourite with the girls; Army fancy dress is just a great way for ladies to show what they are made of. There is nothing more appealing to men than the sight of a powerful woman, so what are you waiting for? Get out there and show them your combat skills!


We’ve got love for you if you were born in the 80s! An era of unforgettable pop music and film stars, the 1980s remains an incredibly popular choice for ladies. The ‘Queen of Pop’ Madonna is undeniably the most loved 80s female temptress and we have plenty of costumes modelled on her various successful music videos.


If you are planning on going out as a big group of girlies then why not dust off those pom poms together and head out as an ultra-glam team of American-style cheerleaders? Show those youngsters what you are made of with our very own High School honey uniforms straight from your favourite chick flicks.

Emergency Services

Did someone call the cops? Everyone loves a woman in uniform and with our 999 emergency services outfits you will almost certainly have guys queuing up to be arrested or to have their heartbeat checked! Even if you don’t end up saving any lives you can be sure of looking super-important at the very least!


With the Olympics and Paralympics still fresh in the memory, the country has gone sports crazy this summer. While the boys are sat at home playing football why not go out as your very own sports team with our very best athletic attire! Perhaps you fancy a round of Pub Golf or you’ve always wanted the power of being a referee? Take your pick!

Best of all, at we cater for last-minute orders for the weekend with ease. Our same day dispatch service ensures you can receive your outfit the very next day as long as you place your order before 5.15pm today – it’s that simple!

First part of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy set for Royal Film Performance

clock Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 11:05AM
The first instalment of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy has been selected for this year’s 65th Royal Film Performance in London on 12th December.

The Royal Film Performance is the primary fundraiser for the Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund (CTBF), the trade charity for the nation’s film and television industries.

Based on the hit-selling novel by J.R.R Tolkien, The Hobbit is based 60 years previous to the Lord of The Rings, which Jackson also turned into a trilogy of blockbuster films.

Earlier this year director, Jackson unveiled ten minutes of footage to a CinemaCon convention in Las Vegas, with the film shot at a rate of 48 frames per second, as opposed to the industry standard of 24 frames per second.

According to Jackson himself, the premise behind this is to ensure the "movement feels more real" and considerably "more gentle on the eyes".

Some critics warmed to the change with the footage described as “hyper-realistic” in certain quarters, providing a clearer, more traditional movement. Despite some critics labelling its appearance akin to low-budget television, at we are delighted to see Peter Jackson experimenting in an effort to make something ‘real’ for our cinema screens.

The Hobbit enjoys a star-studded cast, with Sir Ian McKellen returning as Gandalf the Grey, while Elijah Wood plays as Frodo and Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield. Martin Freeman, formerly of The Office and Sherlock fame, has landed the lead role as Bilbo Baggins.

The film is due for release in the UK in both 3D and 2D following the royal premier on 14th December.

Bilbo Baggins is likely to be a topical choice of character for any fancy dress party over the Christmas period. At we stock terrific pointed elf ears that would make a great addition to any Bilbo outfit.

Get your school or company involved in Dahlicious Dress Up Day!

clock Friday, September 21, 2012 at 11:10AM
Willy WonkaFollowing the successful Roald Dahl Day last week, schools and businesses up and down the country are preparing to embark on the Dahlicious Dress Up Day on September 28th.

Set up by Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity, the day is designed to help raise funds to make life better for seriously ill children. The money would be used to provide specialist nursing, equipment, care and support to make a difference to the lives of seriously ill children and provide a much-needed respite for loving parents and guardians.

Is your child’s school getting involved? We have already provided you with lots of fun-filled Roald Dahl fancy dress ideas so you shouldn’t be short of inspiration.

If this is the first you have heard about it and your school is not currently celebrating the world’s most successful children’s author it is not too late to encourage them to sign up using the contact form provided.

A number of famous television personalities are putting their weight behind the Dahlicious Dress Up Day, including Little Britain star David Walliams and the charities’ ambassador, television presenter Claudia Winkleman.

"Children love dressing up – it is a great way to boost their self-confidence and encourage creative play by stepping into the shoes of their favourite Roald Dahl character for a magical day," said Winkleman.

"As a mum I am delighted to be supporting The Dahlicious Dress Up Day which makes a difference to so many children and families whose lives have taken a very different path to our own.

"The Dahlicious Dress Up Day offers a fantastic opportunity for schools to work together for a common goals and stimulate children’s imaginations whilst inspiring compassion for other children living with a serious illness."