MTV Video Music Awards

clock Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at 11:00AM

Get some inspiration from Lady Gaga's Telephone VideoWhy not dress up as your favourite music act for this year’s VMA with our music fancy dress costumes?

The 2010 MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) is coming to our screens in a matter of a week and here at AllFancyDress.com we have been taking a sneak look at the nominees. There is stiff competition this year, with some fantastic videos that we have all been enjoying from artists like Lady Gaga,  Beyoncé and Katy Perry. Along with our favourites for the spaceman award we thought we should take a look through their archives and reminisce about the good old classics.

 The VMA’s is a great time to see how well your favourite acts are performing, and watching them accept an award or two is brilliant. So why not show your support to your favourite act, past and present, with a great music fancy dress outfit form AllFancyDress.com.

We have been loving the video of ‘Telephone’ by Lady Gaga and Beyoncé for a while now and it is up for the Best Collaboration award. In the video Lady Gaga is first seen in a prison in a Jail Diva Costume, which is both fun and sexy, but if you liked their American themed outfits, why not try this Captain America Deluxe female costume on for size? 

The Best Female Video award has got some great acts lined up for it including “California Gurls” by Katy Perry and Snoop Dogg.  If you will be supporting them this year, why not draw some inspiration from our Hawaiian theme fancy dress costumes? There is something there for everyone.

VMA’s Blast from the past

We thought it would be great fun to take a little look into the archives and mustered up some classics. In 2001 “Lady Marmalade” by Christina Aguilera, Pink, Mya, Missy Elliot and Lil Kim won Best Videos of all time, so why not relive that moment in this fantastic Can Can Sweetie Costume? Even the Marmalade girls wouldn’t look as good as you!

When it comes to unforgettable performances, nothing compares to the 80s. Madonna in 1984 took the stage with her classic hit ‘Like a Virgin’ and later in 1989 with ‘Express yourself’. So why not pay a tribute to the Queen of Pop in one of our many musical costumes? If Madonna didn’t make the 80s or the VMAs for you, why not try a Michael Jackson fancy dress outfit? In 1988 Mr Jackson performed ‘Bad’ on stage at the VMAs and what a performance it was!

Aerosmith are still one of the biggest bands when it comes to looking through the VMA archive, from 1990 to 1998 they won 10 awards. Why not live on the edge this time and try this Super Rock Star Costume, which is sure to make Steve Tyler proud!




Summer Lovin'

clock Thursday, August 26, 2010 at 11:00AM

You are sure to get in the mood for some summer lovin' with these fantastic costumesSummer Lovin’! It is one of the biggest films ever made, one of the most celebrated musicals and it is a great fancy dress theme that everyone will love. With the sun shining, school out for the summer and maybe a bit of love in the air why not get the summer romance you have always wanted with these fantastic Grease costumes? Its electrifying! 

Grease is one of the biggest films to have ever graced our screens, so we thought we would put together a little collection for you to take a look at. For accessories you will find everything you need from wigs through to flick combs and pink glitter specs! We also have some great Grease costumes, including Danny, Sandy, Frenchy, the Pink Ladies gang plus of course, the T-Birds!

Costumes:

Pink Lady Jacket

WHY IT’S AWESOME: You can’t have a Grease party without a few women in Pink Lady Jackets! It is the signature of the film! Get those T-birds’ jaws dropping!

WHAT IT INCLUDES: Pink jacket with 'Pink Ladies' printed in large text on the back of the jacket and small text on the front.

Sandy Last scene Costume

WHY IT’S AWESOME: This is where Sandy becomes this sexy and dangerous woman that Danny just can’t resist. In this outfit you are sure to have the guys eating out of the palm of your hand!

WHAT IT INCLUDES: Official licensed Grease trousers, top and belt

Pink Grease Poodle Dress Costume

WHY IT’S AWESOME:  Pink is the colour for the girls and you are sure to nail the Grease look with this official licensed Grease fancy dress costume.

WHAT IT INCLUDES: Pink dress, black top with attached pink skirt with poodle motif.

T-Bird Jacket

WHY IT’S AWESOME: You can’t have a Grease theme without the T-Birds! This is a great costume for all you Grease fans out there. You will also find some brilliant accessories for you to choose from too, including the flick comb!

WHAT IT INCLUDES: Made with a leather look and has the "T Bird" motif on the rear of jacket.

Accessories:

Frenchy Wig
Danny Wig
Sandy Last Scene Wig
Pink Ladies Bowling bag
Flick Comb
Pink Glitter Specs

If these costumes aren’t what you are looking for, take a look at our full range of Grease Fancy Dress Costumes and Accessories or check out our other film fancy dress costume ideas.




Ahoy Captain!

clock Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at 11:00AM

Become a pirate yourself with the help of our excellent pirate costumesPirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is the new, eagerly awaited fourth instalment of the saga. It sees the return of Captain Jack Sparrow and Barbossa, as they search for the Fountain of Youth. As Will Turner, the new Captain of the Flying Dutchman and Elizabeth Swan are now deserted on the Island, the film has room to introduce some new and explosive characters. These include the striking and talented actress Penelope Cruz. Will she be the new love interest for Jack Sparrow……..?

The fourth film is still in production and is set to come to our screens early next year, but for those who cannot wait here are some of our favourite pirate costumes that we think you will love. They are ideal for any fancy dress party that you have coming up. And you can always re-use them for Halloween.  Simply add some white facepaint to turn yourself into a ghostly pirate! Go on, scare your shipmates!

For Ladies who love a bit of danger, why not try:

Buccaneer Babe Costume

WHY IT’S AWESOME: Show that pirates can be glamorous in this 4 piece buccaneer fancy dress costume. Ideal for pirate themed fancy dress parties.

WHAT IT INCLUDES: Corset with attached blouse, skirt, headpiece and eyepatch.

Buccaneer Beauty Costume

WHY IT’S AWESOME:  Give the pirate look a touch of sex appeal. This period fancy dress costume is sure to have guys walking the plank!

WHAT IT INCLUDES: Gold, purple and white one-piece dress with attached jacket and boot cuffs.

For Men who like to venture across the seas, why not try:

Captain Hook Costume

WHY IT’S AWESOME:  Not only do you get that rakish pirate look, but you’ll also become one of the most renowned and feared villains in history. Perfect for fans of the classic Peter Pan!

WHAT IT INCLUDES:  Red, white and black jacket, top and trousers.

Captain Jack Sparrow Costume

WHY IT’S AWESOME:  Aha me hearties, this officially licensed Jack Sparrow costume will see you out-pirating the brilliant Johnny Depp himself!!

WHAT IT INCLUDES:  Shirt and jacket with belt detail, hat with attached wig and trousers with attached boots tops.

 For Children who like the  adventure of the open seas, why not try:

Raggy Pirate Costume

WHY IT’S AWESOME: This is the ideal pirate fancy dress costume for any little boy who enjoys all the adventures of pirate films and stories.

WHAT IT INCLUDES: Top, trousers and headpiece.

Pirate Girl Costume

WHY IT’S AWESOME: This costume gives you everything you could ever want out of a pirate outfit, perfect for little sailors.

WHAT IT INCLUDES: Dress with white top, black and white striped skirt and attached black netted underskirt, boot covers, belt, and headscarf.


Festival Spotlight: V Festival

clock Thursday, August 12, 2010 at 01:00PM

Why not show them what it truly takes to be a rock starV Festival is one of the biggest musical events in England. It is a family event that boasts one of the biggest line-ups including Kings of Leon, Stereophonics, and Florence + The Machine ... just to name a few.

The festival started in 1996 with the idea originating from Pulp’s front man Jarvis Cocker1. He stated he wanted to play on ...  two outside stages, in two different venues over a two day period. And so V Festival was born and has been the biggest event set in Hylands Park in Chelmsford, Essex and Weston Park in South Staffordshire since.

This year is V Festivals 15th birthday and to celebrate it they are putting on one heck of a show, illustrating just how far the festival has come. This is a festival not just for rock fans or ravers, this is a festival for music lovers with a wide scope of tastes and musical backgrounds. For people who love classic music from the 80s to R’n’B, pop and alternative, V Festival is the place to be.

Why not go this year in fancy dress? We have a great selection of festival costumes for you to look at including; funny costumes for men, fantasy costumes for women and some great accessories that will have you getting more attention than the bands on stage! Check out our fancy dress costumes for festivals and get your creative juices flowing.

For more inspiration, check out our other festival costume ideas.



Festival Spotlight: Bestival

clock Monday, August 9, 2010 at 11:00AM

What is your fantasy at Bestival this year?It seems the place to be is Isle of Wight for the best-festival this year. Bestival has become one of the biggest festivals around, especially for those who love to go dressed up. This year Bestival announced the theme as “Fantasy”, which is getting everyone over here buzzing with excitement. We have been getting our creative juices flowing and we all know that the fields are going to be over-run with pixies and fairies, so we thought we would give you a few ideas that will make sure you stand out from the crowd.

Sexy Red Riding hood Costume

WHY IT’S AWESOME: If you go down to the woods today guys are in for a big surprise. Little Red Riding Hood has become sexy and is hungry like the wolf!

WHAT IT INCLUDES: Black and red velvet-feel dress with petticoat, and red velvet-feel hooded cape.

Lady Zorro Costume

WHY IT’S AWESOME: Show Don Diego de la Vega that whatever he can do you can do better, even in broken heels! The time of Zorro has passed, but Bestival best make some room for their new leading lady.

WHAT IT INCLUDES: Top, skirt, waist sash, cape, eye-mask, gauntlets and ‘Z’ tattoo.

The Flash Costume

WHY IT’S AWESOME: Speed across the field to every stage with the help of this The Flash outfit that will ensure you never miss a good show.

WHAT IT INCLUDES: Jumpsuit with attached boot tops, headpiece and belt.

If you are still looking for some more inspiration why not check out our other Bestival costume ideas or festival fancy dress costume ideas. If you know what you want go to our Festival Fancy Dress costumes.   




Cabin Fever

clock Thursday, August 5, 2010 at 11:00AM

Are you feeling a bit cabin feverish!The summer is here and what a great time to go out and do a bit of sailing. Get the boat out onto the sea, open up the sails and enjoy the sun.

Haven’t got a boat?

 Don’t worry about that, you can still look the part in our great range of sailor costumes. So, the more pressing question is what kind of shipmate will you be? A sexy cabin girl, a Royal Navy commander or maybe you want to show your allegiance to Captain Hornblower? Well shipmates it can all be found here!

With any of our sailor outfits you will be exploring the seven seas, defeating pirates and making a crew fit for the Royal Navy.  Hosting a sailor themed fancy dress party is a fantastic idea, especially over the summer months. The nautical theme can not only can look sexy it can also look commanding, and with these cracking costumes and accessories you will feel as if you own the ocean.

Captain Jack Sparrow

WHY IT’S AWESOME: The modern day hero of the seas has to be none other than Captain Jack Sparrow and in this costume you will be ready to take command of the Black Pearl and fight the Flying Dutchman.  

WHAT IT INCLUDES: Shirt and jacket with belt detail, hat with attached wig and trousers with attached boots tops.

Ahoy Sailor Costume

WHY IT’S AWESOME: Ooze sex appeal in this sailor outfit that will have the boys jumping ship to take a look at you.

WHAT IT INCLUDES: Blue, red and white dress and hat.

Adult Sir Francis Costume

WHY IT’S AWESOME: Bring Captain Hornblower’s legacy back to life with the help of this fantastic period sailor costume.

WHAT IT INCLUDES: Trousers, hat and jacket.

Thigh high Stockings with bow and anchor

WHY IT’S AWESOME: The best nautical costumes are the ones that have all the trimmings, including these stockings with bow and anchor details.

Marine Hat

WHY IT’S AWESOME: This is the perfect accessory to have to make all sailor fancy dress costumes complete.


Beach Parties Hawaiian Style

clock Sunday, August 1, 2010 at 11:00AM

Get in the mood for dancing along the beach this summer The summer wouldn’t be the same without a beach party and what could be more perfect than an Hawaiian theme. If you are not going on holiday this year dressing the part as a sexy Hula girl or handsome lifeguard will make you feel as if you are on the beach in Hawaii itself. So don’t forget to pack your suitcase with an Hawaiian fancy dress costume, you never know when the next beach party will be!

Dance around on the beach, drink some fabulous cocktails and soak up the sun. What more could you ask for from a fancy dress party? So scream ‘Aloha!’ and get yourself kitted out with this summer’s hot Hawaiian costumes:

Hawaiian Costume

WHY IT’S AWESOME: Blue is a cool colour, so why not become the coolest person on the beach with this great Hawaiian fancy dress costume.

WHAT IT INCLUDES: Blue shirt and shorts in a Hawaiian print design.

Baywatch Lifeguard Costume

WHY IT’S AWESOME: The beach needs to be kept safe, but while you’re sitting up high why not keep a keen eye out for all the hotties out there who are trying to get your attention.

WHAT IT INCLUDES: All-in-one red bodysuit, jacket and float.

Hawaiian Hunk Costume

WHY IT’S AWESOME: There is always a smooth and suave hunk on the beach that immediately gets the girls attention and with this Hawaiian outfit you are sure to do just that.

WHAT IT INCLUDES: Red Hawaiian shirt and shorts

Hula Skirt

WHY IT’S AWESOME: Show off your dance moves with this hula skirt, shaking your hips like a pro will have the boys mesmerised and all the girls green with envy.

WHAT IT INCLUDES: Real grass skirt with an elasticated waist.

Hawaiian Set

WHY IT’S AWESOME: No Hawaiian outfit can be complete without this costume set- its tropical, sexy and will have you feeling like a true Hawaiian.

WHAT IT INCLUDES: Garland, head and 2 wrist bands




Mardi Gras

clock Sunday, August 1, 2010 at 11:00AM

Mardi Gras is a carnival that takes place across the world commencing on or after Epiphany and ending just before Ash Wednesday. The name comes from the French word translated "Fat Tuesday", which references Shrove Tuesday, the day you eat rich, fatty foods before fasting until Ash Wednesday.

The festival season varies from city to city, as some traditions consider Mardi Gras the entire period between Epiphany or Twelfth Night and Ash Wednesday.[7] Others treat the final three-day period before Ash Wednesday as the Mardi Gras.

the festival is a great time to get dressed up in a colourful fancy dress costume. The colourful parades and costumes really makes the celebrations, putting everyone in a good mood to celebrate the end of their fast and/or lent.


Schools out for Summer!!

clock Monday, July 26, 2010 at 01:00PM

Too cool for school!Schools out for summer! It’s official- no more school until September or for some never again! So why not celebrate and have a fancy dress party, Alice Cooper style? We have some great costumes that will get you in the mood for being a naughty school girl or a troublesome school boy.

School fancy dress themes have always been popular and with the remake of St Trinians and the help of films like Bring it on and High School Musical, it has never been cooler. We have some great looks for you to choose from including a Cheerleader, some School Girls and School Boys and of course a tribute to the man who started it, Alice Cooper!

Sexy Schoolgirl Costume

WHY IT’S AWESOME: If you want to take the St Trinians look a little further, this is the ideal costume for you. You will be the coolest and most popular girl in your class in this outfit, especially with the boys!

WHAT IT INCLUDES: Black dress with pink "Fever High Taught To Be Bad!" badge, collar with tie, and pink panties.

 Squad Cheerleader Costume:

WHY IT’S AWESOME: If you want to be cool at school you had to be a cheerleader and with this outfit you will certainly be the centre of attention. Give me an A!

WHAT IT INCLUDES:  Corset, skirt, sleevelets, tie, and collar.

Schoolboy Costume

WHY IT’S AWESOME: Get back into trouble and show why your group is the coolest to be seen at school. This costume is perfect for boys who love a bit of mischief.

WHAT IT INCLUDES: Shorts with elasticated waist, blazer with shirt front, cap, and tie.

70s Rocker Costume

WHY IT’S AWESOME: When you walk into the party, only you will truly be able to sing ‘Schools Out’! And don't forget, girls love a bad boy rocker! In this Alice Cooper fancy dress costume you are sure to be the centre of attention.

WHAT IT INCLUDES: Jumpsuit with tabard, cuffs and bootcovers.

 


Raining Cats 'n' Dogs!

clock Thursday, July 22, 2010 at 11:00AM

Who's side are you on?Cats & Dogs 2 is soon to be released in a cinema near you and if it is anything like the first film, it is sure to be a smash hit at the box office. The Revenge of Kitty Galore is the long awaited film that shows the relationships between the feline and the canine species, but this time in 3D! In the last film we saw a war between the two species, a lot of scratching and a lot of biting. However, this time round we will see the two come together paw in paw to help save themselves and their humans from the crazed Kitty Galore. Miaaaoooow!

Whether you are a cat fan or a dog lover, we have the costumes for you to celebrate the new release of Cats & Dogs 2. Here are a couple of costumes for you to enjoy:

Lucky Black Cat Costume

WHY IT’S AWESOME: They say it is a sign of good luck if a cat crosses your path in this country so why not share the good fortune around the party?

WHAT IT INCLUDES: Black and white fur with tail, hood and mittens

Dalmatian Costume

WHY IT’S AWESOME: They are one of the cutest dogs around, so why wouldn’t you want to be a Dalmatian? This is also a really versatile outfit, especially if your children love 101 Dalmatians!

WHAT IT INCLUDES: Spotty jumpsuit with hoods, mittens and tail!