Book Day Costume Ideas: Shakespeare costumes

clock Friday, February 19, 2010 at 10:06AM

Lady of the Palace costume: timeless, noble and utterly beautiful! Rewind the clock back to the time of Romeo and Juliet with something from our range of authentic Book Day Shakespeare costumes. We think the Bard is just about as traditionally British as you can get, which makes dressing up as one of his famous characters one of the best choices for Book Day.

Shakespeare costumes are renowned for their majestic air and sense of nobility. In addition they are made of the finest materials to ensure you look good all day long and there's no-one left under any illusion as to who you've dressed up as.

Here are some of our coolest Book Day Shakespeare costumes:

  • Medieval Juliet costume - Ensnared with consummate love, Romeo and Juliet's tragedic lives have become one of the most well-known and heartfelt stories in the World today. Why not live the story with this beautiful Medieval Juliet costume?
  • Sir William costume - Striking and powerful, the Sir William costume is a smart choice for boys wanting to relive masculinity at the time of Shakespeare's writings.
  • Lady of the Palace costume - The most beautiful costume for the most beautiful girl, the Lady of the Palace outfit is a sight to behold. Ladies will kneel, men will bow, and the entire ballroom will gaze in wonder.

We hope you enjoy these Book Day Shakespeare costume ideas, please check out some more Shakespearean fancy dress ideas here. We truly think it's a great theme for March 4th, and will definitely impress all your school friends when it comes down to it! If you're looking for heaps of inspiration and just can't decide what to dress up as, check out our full range of Book Day costume ideas to find out everything there is to know.

Or just post a question in the comments below - we'll be happy to help!


Book Day costume ideas: Lord of the Rings costumes

clock Wednesday, February 17, 2010 at 10:13AM

Lord of the Rings costumes: a smart, timeless choice for Book Day!Middle-Earth is undoubtedly one of the coolest places ever created in a book. Filled with dwarves, elves and wizards, it's every child's dream.

And let's not forget that Aragorn, Legolas, Gandalf and Frodo Baggins are some of the most memorable characters ever created. Those who have read the Lord of the Rings books will attest to the beauty and brilliance contained in the pages, and those who have seen the films will attest to the same on the screen.

If you love Lord of the Rings, why not dress up on Book Day in one of our amazing Lord of the Rings costumes?

We have officially licensed, authentic outfits based on all your favourite characters:

  • Gandalf costume - YOU SHALL NOT PASS! Get into the mind of the coolest wizard to have ever lived, and help the Fellowship bring down evil Sauron.
  • Aragorn costume - The rightful King of Gondor! If your heart is strong and your sword sharp, give strength and focus to your friends as the leader of the Fellowship.
  • Frodo costume - The ringbearer himself! Can you lead the ring to Mount Doom, ignoring its call and its master?

We have some other great Lord of the Rings costume so before you buy make sure you check out the full collection, including our post on the Frodo costume. Alternatively if you're looking for oodles of Book Day inspiration check out our central Book Day costume ideas. And don't forget- if you're panicking because it's close to Book Day don't worry. Order from All Fancy Dress for same day despatch and next day delivery options!


Book Day costume ideas: Peter Pan costumes

clock Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at 10:24AM

Tinkerbell costume: magical fairy fun for Book Day!Never Never Land is a place most people would love to go.

And although you won't live forever, you can at least live the dream. We stock a great range of Peter Pan costumes allowing you to dress up as your favourite JM Barrie character for Book Day. On Book Day schools around the country will be hosting events to celebrate the best books and movies that have come out of Britain. Peter Pan is definitely up there with the best, so why not dress up in one of our Peter Pan costumes and show everyone how cool you are?

Our Peter Pan costume range is extensive:

  • Tinkerbell Light Up Costume - A cute Tinkerbell outfit with a light up twist! Perfect for dazzling your friends.
  • Captain Hook costume - Villainous streak? You'll want the Captain Hook costume, allowing you to chase Peter and his friends in style!
  • Peter Pan costume - The original! Become the boy who never grows up instantly with this authentic Peter Pan outfit.

Have a great Book Day! Keep checking back here over the coming weeks as well be posting loads more of the coolest Book Day costume ideas around! For more information, why not post in the comments and we'll reply or even give us a call on 01268 574170?


Happy Valentine's Day!

clock Sunday, February 14, 2010 at 10:05AM

From all of us here at All Fancy Dress, Happy Valentines Day! We hope you have an amazing day with your beau and ignite all the passion that makes relationships so wonderful.

If you're reading this and thinking "Valentine's Day? Oops..." then never fear. We've put together some last minute plans that'll still ensure there's passion and romance in the air.

  • Get your photo taken professionally - This can be an incredibly intimate event, and leaves you with a lasting memory that you can treasure for years later.
  • Have a 'photo day' - Head to the park, the shops, the cinema, wherever, and just take photos together. You can build up a scrap book to look over every Valentine's Day. This is a great way to have fun on a budget.
  • Cook an indoors picnic and eat it on the floor, complete with candles and cushions - An original, thoughtful touch that will definitely go down well.
  • Check out the horoscopes for the day and act accordingly - This is a great way to be spontaneous, so have a look what is meant for you both and plan a day based on that!
  • Invite some friends over - Sure, Valentines Day is supposed to be spent together, but why not spend it together with another couple? It'll sure make you appreciate your better half!

For costume ideas, check out our great selection of Valentine's Day costumes.

Have a great time!


Book Day Costume Idea: Frodo costume

clock Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at 10:26AM

FRODO COSTUME

This Frodo costume is the perfect choice for Book Day! On March 4th schools around the country will host a number of unique events celebrating the great books and films that have come out of the United Kingdom. From Charles Dickens to Lord of the Rings, there'll be an amazing amount on offer to ensure you have as much as fun as possible. In the run up to Book Day, All Fancy Dress will be showing you the best Book Day fancy dress ideas so you can get the most out of the occasion.

The Frodo costume is awesome because:

  • Officially-licensed: you'll look identical to Elijah Wood in the famous movies!
  • Fully-featured: Includes cloak, coat, attached vest and shirt, and trousers.
  • Customisable: Add Sting - Frodo's unique sword - for an amazing experience.

We hope you have a great time at your Book Day event. Book Day costume ideas can really add to the occasion and ensure you don't fail to impress all your school friends throughout the day. And when you look great you feel great, so why not make sure you'll be feeling great with an awesome outfit bought at a competitive price from All Fancy Dress?

Check out our full range of Book Day costume ideas for full inspiration!


Boys Book Day costume ideas!

clock Friday, February 5, 2010 at 10:11AM

Book Day is a great chance to:

  • Dress up - put on an awesome outfit based on your favourite book or movie character
  • Have fun - enjoy spectacular events with your school friends and family.
  • Learn - enrich your knowledge about the past.

At All Fancy Dress we believe Book Day is one of the best occasions in the fancy dress calendar, which is why we always put together some fantastic Book Day costume ideas to help you get the most out of the occasion. Book Day costume ideas come in so many shapes and sizes that you're free to choose exactly who you want to dress up as and when.

Boys have a great range of Book Day costume ideas to choose from:

For more costume suggestions, check out our Boys Book Day fancy dress ideas or our general Book Day costume ideas.


Girls Book Day costume ideas!

clock Thursday, February 4, 2010 at 10:05AM

The majestic Lady of the Palace costume is a perfect choice for a regal Book Day eventWe recently posted about World Book Day, an event that will take place on March 4th in schools around the country.

The occasion celebrates the awesome literature that has come out of the UK and Ireland and encourages school children to read more books and enjoy the various famous characters that have entered the collective imagination over the years!

Now that World Book Day is less than a month away, we thought we'd post about some of our awesome girls Book Day costume ideas so when your daughter attends her school fancy dress event she'll look and feel special all day long!

Here are 4 of our favourites.

Roman Goddess Costume
This outfit will turn your little one into a seriously cute Roman Goddess! It's majestic, impressive and is guaranteed to go down well at any costumed event. Roman outfits go down exceptionally well with kids - we think it's because they look so grand and imposing. This one includes long dress with belt and headpiece.

Red Riding Hood Costume
No-one will be crying wolf when your daughters in this cute Red Riding Hood costume. It's a timeless outfit based on a childhood classic, and looks so adorable that everyone will be 'awwwing' in no time at all. Includes hooded cape, dress and belt.

Dorothy Costume
Everyone loves the Wizard of Oz, with its amazing characters including the Tin Man and the Lion! Decades after the movie came out it's still as popular as ever, and your daughter will definitely love to be seen dressed as Dorothy, as she'll be instantly recognisable in seconds! The outfit includes a dress, headband and shirt.

Lady of the Palace costume
The ultimate in regal beauty, this outfit commands respect from everyone! Your daughter will truly look the business as an authentic Tudor Queen and will be feel so special dressed in such a unique and mesmerising outfit. The Lady of the Palace costume includes a burgundy velvet dress and headpiece with veil.

Arwen Costume
Lord of the Rings fans will absolutely adore this amazing Arwen costume, designed to turn girls into their favourite immortal elf in no time at all. It's a stunning white outfit that includes a long dress - if your child is attending a movie-themed event or a literary event focusing on J R R Tolkien, this outfit is a perfect choice.

We hope you and your daughter have an amazing time on World Book Day. If you'd like more outfit inspiration for both girls AND boys, have a look through our full range of Book Day costume ideas. It's jam-packed with great costumes that'll satisfy even the pickiest kids, making both of you happy in an instant! Alternatively you can give us a call on 01268 574170 and we'll be only too glad to help you out.


Valentines Day Costume Ideas: Sexy Ladies Costumes

clock Tuesday, February 2, 2010 at 10:03AM

The sexy French maid outfit - perfect for all your Valentines Day shenanigans!Calling all ladies - do you want to look absolutely incredible on February 14th? Of course you do!

Whether you're trying to look naughty and nice for the man in your life, or if you're off on a big night out looking for love, dressing up will ensure you have a night that never gets forgotten.

Valentines Day really is a special day, after all. In today's stressful hustle and bustle it's nice to really unwind, let your hair down and be who you want to be for a special night. You can dance like no-one is watching and remember that everyone's human and everyone loves to have fun.

And you can look incredibly steamy too, in one of our incredible sexy ladies costumes, designed to turn anyone into the hottest being around. Check out our favourite sexy ladies costumes below!

French Maid costume
The original sexy outfit; you'll be receiving attention all night in the French Maid costume. Every man dreams of his girlfriend in a French Maid outfit, so why not give him what he wants this Valentines Day? You'll feel great, and so will he! Includes short black dress with attached apron, headpiece, armbands, and garter.

Nurse Naughty costume
The other original fantasy after the French Maid! The Nurse Naughty costume will probably have the guys deliberately breaking their arms so you can make them feel better - well, perhaps not that extreme, but you will look absolutely incredible. Includes light pink dress with zip, and hat.

Sexy Gangster costume
No-one will be messing with you when you're in the Sexy Gangster costume (not unless you want them to, of course...). You'll be the sexiest femme fatale in the land, so you can pick and choose your men, depending on who can handle you and who will get eaten alive!

Stop and Search costume
Turn yourself into the sexiest policewoman in the country with this steamy Stop and Search costume, giving you full powers of arrest (and probably persuasian...) over any guy in the land! Crime statistics will probably rise considerably as everyone tries to get arrested by you!

Take the first step to looking absolutely stunning on Valentines Day with one of our sexy ladies costumes! And if you'd like an outfit for your man, or even more inspiration for you, check out our full range of Valentines Day costume ideas.


Valentines Day Costume Ideas: Men's Uniform Costumes

clock Monday, February 1, 2010 at 10:03AM

Drive the ladies wild with the seriously cool Pilot costume!Those of you who read the blog regularly will know we think Valentines Day is a great occasion to dress up with your partner and really show your love for each other - we've already posted our favourite Valentines Day costume ideas!

If you're a guy who really wants to impress your beau on February 14th, or if you're going out on the pull and want the ladies to be going 'Phwoaaar!' all night, you definitely need one of our timeless Valentine's Day mens uniform costumes. From pilots to doctors, we'll supply you with the snappiest suits around and ensure you look professional all night long.

Here's a couple of ideas to get you started!

Army Soldier costume
Dark, dangerous, delicious - that's what everyone will be saying about you when you're dressed in the Army soldier costume! It includes green camouflage style top, trousers and hat, and with the camouflage paint you can make yourself look even more mysterious and attractive!

Fireman costume
Wear this outfit and you'll be easily spotted from a mile off, perfect if you want to be seen and heard on your big night out! It includes black PVC jacket and trousers and we imagine everyone will want to see your Fireman's lift as you impress and wow them!

Pilot costume
Take your girlfriend to the heavens and back in this amazing Pilot costume - whether you're into 747s, F22s or Eurofighter tycoons, you'll look the business in this realistic offering. Includes jacket, trousers and awesome hat!

Captain costume
Take control of your very own cruise liner or marine vessel with this authentic Captain costume, designed to turn you into a sea-faring King in no time at all. It includes a white cap, jacket and trousers and is easily recognisable from far away, so everyone will constantly be aware who the life of the party is!


Book Day costume ideas - give your child an amazing outfit!

clock Friday, January 29, 2010 at 10:01AM

Celebrate World Book Day in style with one of our amazing Book Day costumes!Book Day is a fantastically worthwhile event taking place on March 4th. As the biggest annual celebration of books in the UK and Ireland, it gives children in schools the chance to take part in a number of initiatives and special events that delve into the rich history of literature present in the United Kingdom.

Loads of schools around the country will be hosting Book Day fancy dress events where children are encouraged to dress up and have the most fun they can possibly have. Historical fancy dress costumes are particularly popular, as children can dress up as firm favourites such as Robin Hood and Henry Tudor. It's a great way for children to learn and grow as they also have fun and socialise with their friends and teachers.

If your child is taking part in World Book Day, consider giving them the gift of an amazing outfit. We think the occasion is such a good cause that we personally stock a massive collection of Book Day outfits allowing your child free rein to dress up exactly as they want to dress up as. We've discussed five of our favourites below; let us know what you think of them!

GIRLS

Queen of the Nile costume
A great looking, realistic outfit designed to turn your princess into a Queen for the day. Superb for Egyptian themed events. Includes dress, headpiece, collar, cape, armbands and belt.

Deluxe Dorothy costume
The Wizard of Oz is one of those timeless movies that will never, ever be boring. Give your daughter the chance to take on Book Day in true style with this deluxe Dorothy costume. She won't be in Kansas, but she'll definitely be having fun. Includes blue bow, blue and white checked dress, with petticoat underneath, and attached white blouse.

Tinkerbell costume
Is there anything in this World more representative of childhood dreams than Peter Pan? Explore Never Never land with this cute Tinkerbell costume - your daughter will love how special she feels, and you'll love the smile on her face. Includes tinkerbell dress with gold bows and gold glitter plus attached wings.

BOYS

Victorian Boy costume
This authentic outfit is great if Charles Dickens is big in your child's school. It'll turn your son into Oliver and ensure they remain transfixed by the event all day long! Includes hat, waistcoat, trousers, shirt and scarf.

Roman Armour set
Let your boy explore his manly side with this amazing Roman Armour set that'll turn him into a fierce centurion in no time. There's something about roman and gladiator costumes that boys love, so you'll definitely be onto a winner with this one. Includes breastplate, shield, helmet, and sword with sheath.

Robin Hood costume
The original and best! Every boy dreams of being Robin Hood, and courting Maid Marion while he steals from the rich, gives to the poor and frustrates the terrible Sheriff of Nottingham! Includes shirt with jerkin, trousers, boot tops and hat with feather.

Good luck choosing your perfect Book Day costume for your child. If you'd like any advice on pairing outfits with specific school events or would just like to chat about what outfit would be most suitable for your child's personality, please give us a call on 01268 574170 and we'll be happy to help!

More Costume Ideas