St George's Day

clock Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 11:00AM

Celebrate St George's Day in true styleSt George’s Day is a great occasion to get everyone together and join in festive cheers for the patron of England himself. Get yourselves down the pub, get the round in and share the laughs in a range of St George wigs, hats and shades. We have something for everyone, whether you want to be subtle or if you want to go full out and show off your patriotism.

If having a wig or a hat is not enough for you we even have a crusader costume that will get you making an entrance that no-one will forget.     

The 23rd April is not only a day to celebrate being English, but it also the date in which William Shakespeare died. Not only are there plenty of wigs and masks for you to choose from to enjoy the day, but there are also great costumes to pay tribute to the most respected and well known British playwright in the world.



Why being two faced can actually be good for you!

clock Friday, April 9, 2010 at 11:00AM

Sean Connery 007: Get a lience to kill.Allow yourself to become another identity, someone who might be a little more outspoken, confident or even a bit more talented, if that sounds like a great idea then now’s the time to get two faced! Whether you want to become a royal, a celebrity or footballer there is everything you could want or need in our collection of facemasks.

Whoever, and whatever you fancy becoming we have it covered from royalty and politicians to superheroes and super villains. But if that doesn’t tickle your fancy and you want to bring humour to the party, there is nothing better than dressing as Stewie from Family Guy, grab a couple of his quotes and you will be the life and soul of the crowd.    

If music is more your thing, pay a tribute and become the much missed King of Pop, or if you like to make an entrance there is nothing like our Alice Cooper mask to keeping you rocking throughout the night.  

We are one of the leading suppliers of fancy dress accessories in the online market so you can always be reassured that our masks are nothing but show stopping. If you want to be constantly remembered in
future parties to come, you will have to dress the part and we can
help you do that at competitive prices as well beginning at 99p!

Easter Bunny

clock Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at 11:00AM

The Easter bunny is one of the most loved characters when it comes to celebrating Easter. It is a great time of year for people to dress as a bunny and hide eggs in the garden for children to participate in an egg hunt.  The first edible Easter Eggs were made in Germany during the early 19th century and were made of pastry and sugar.

Easter celebrates the rising of Jesus after his crucifixion. As the story goes, Jesus is buried in a cave shut off by an enormous rock. On the morning of Easter Sunday a miracle happens and Jesus is resurrected and carries on performing his work in Gods’ name.  

Like most Christian holidays, like Christmas it has become commercial. People are raiding shops to buy chocolate Easter eggs, which represent birth and new life. Chicks are also thought of when Easter comes and often enough you see many shops offering customers the chance to buy their very own fluffy toy chick.

Ghostbusters costumes to celebrate the new movie

clock Monday, April 5, 2010 at 11:05AM

Who ya gonna call?!Who you gonna call?

Ghostbusters! The sequel rumours have been circling and there is a shock, Bill Murray’s character Dr. Peter Venkman will be killed off according to his interview with American idol, Letterman.  The film is set to be a big hit and will be on our screens next year.

With the third film on its way, we have been reminiscing about the previous classics and no matter how many times you watch it, it is still has us all in stitches of laughter. Ghostbusters is also a great theme for any party and we have the gear that will get you wanting to kick some ghost and demon butt!

Ghostbusters really are one of the biggest and best fancy themes around - year after year our Ghostbusters costumes never fail to perform extremely well as people look to recreate one of the best movies of the last fifty years. It's funny when people call things 'timeless' because most things really aren't but Ghostbusters is something that never grows old.

And in fact, with the new film coming up it looks like it's going to be bigger than ever before, so why not get suited and booted as soon as possible and get your brand new Ghostbusters costume in time for the film? Without your proton pack, you'll be a sitting duck.

Do you want to dress like Amy Winehouse?

clock Thursday, April 1, 2010 at 11:06AM

Would you want to dress like Amy Winehouse?

No, but it would make for such a great costume! The star has been slapped onto every newspaper and magazine since the beginning of her career, but not a lot of it is about her talent...for singing that is. Never the less she is one of the biggest and most recognisable British stars of our generation and is an icon in her own right.

Be the biggest star at the party with this Rehab Babe costume and capture the essence of the talented singer, which includes the dress and belt. Complete the outfit and truly become the star by adding her signature hairdo, and to make things even easier for you, we have the beehive wig, which is available in our accessories range.

Wow all your friends at the party and prove that you can sing equally as well as Amy herself. You have got the outfit sorted, you have the hair sorted and the makeup, but if that just isn’t enough to become a true pop star and you like karaoke, then are pop star microphone is for you. With this outfit and your singing talents you will never be forgotten.



Madonna fancy dress ideas- fancy dressing up as the Queen of Pop?

clock Friday, March 26, 2010 at 10:07AM

You expect to see a large number of extravagant and mesmerising costumes at Rio De Janeiro's famous carnival. After all, it's a cultural celebration that has been called by many one of the greatest shows on Earth.

That's quite a title, so it's no wonder many of the World's rich and famous head over to Brazil to enjoy the sights and sounds. In attendance this year was none other than Madonna, the Queen of Pop herself. Sporting a colourful t-shirt and an extravagant black eye-mask she watched the samba dancing and other events with boyfriend Jesus and daughter Lourdes. The Sun reported that Madge had a great time dressing up for the Rio carnival!

Here's a thought if you're looking for an outfit: why not dress up as Madonna for your musical fancy dress party?

Her style is instantly recognisable, and perfect for larger-than-life partygoers who just want to have the best time possible.

Take a look at our favourite Madonna fancy dress items below:

80s Madonna costume
WHY IT'S GREAT: Sleek, sexy and head-turning, this outfit includes gold top and black skirt for the ultimate seductive look.

Madonna face mask
Recreate Madge's facial shape and features with absolute realism with this amazingly authentic face mask!

Madonna blonde Superstar wig
WHY IT'S GREAT: Madonna's flowing locks have been famous the world over - this wig allows you to recreate them instantly. It's flawless when paired with the mask above!

Have fun dressing up as the Queen of Pop herself!

One, two, three - we are livvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvving in a material Worldddddddddd!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

clock Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at 10:06AM

Cheers from everyone here at AFD!Top o' the morning to ya - how are you all feeling on this fine day?

We hope you're getting ready for the Irish celebrations to end all celebrations as you get suited and booted and paint the town red with your friends and loved ones.

Or if you're planning a quiet night in you should be relaxing and pampering yourself ready for the big day (unless you're at work of course.. groan).

Either way, have an awesome time tonight and we'll catch up with you later in the month when the Guinnesses have worn off slightly.



Last minute ideas for St Patrick's Day!

clock Monday, March 15, 2010 at 10:02AM

You still have time to order one of our awesome leprechaun costumes!It's getting incredibly close to St. Patrick's Day! If you haven't got any plans in place yet, don't panic - you can STILL order from us and we'll get your outfit to you in time for the big day.

So, with that panic over, how about we show you some of the best costumes around?

Here we go...

Sexy Leprechaun costume
WHY IT'S AWESOME: Because who doesn't want to be the sexiest Irish lady in the entire town?
WHAT IT INCLUDES: Satin dress with flocked emerald jacket, hat, bow-tie choker, belt, pot of gold, panties with wording ' Kiss Me I'm Irish', and stockings.

St. Patrick's Day costume
WHY IT'S AWESOME: Dazzling to the eye and saucy to the senses, you'll be irresistable!
WHAT IT INCLUDES: Hat, bow tie, belt and dress.

Lucky Leprechaun costume
WHY IT'S AWESOME: Plush, impressive and noble - you'll be the most admired leprechaun around.
WHAT IT INCLUDES: Trousers, jacket, hat, beard, belt, socks, and shoe covers.

Irish Leprechaun costume
WHY IT'S AWESOME: So authentic all your friends will think you've jumped across on the ferry from Dublin!
WHAT IT INCLUDES: One piece suit with hat and beard.

Or check out our full range of St. Patrick's Day costume ideas for more last minute inspiration - don't worry you still have time to order.

St Patrick's Day costume ideas - Irish Leprechaun costume

clock Saturday, March 13, 2010 at 10:08AM

This fashionable leprechaun outfit is great for St. Paddy's Day!If you're going for the utterly traditional look this St. Patrick's Day, you'll no doubt want to dress up as a leprechaun.. but what kind of leprechaun?

It all depends on how you want to portray yourself! If you want to go for the wacky, larger than life leprechaun image then we have the perfect costume for you. It's called the Irish Leprechaun costume and is guaranteed to make you look amazing all day (and night!) long whether you're heading down to the town for a Guinness-fueled extravaganza or staying it at home with your loved one.

Just take a look at the photo - who's head are you not going to turn when you're dressed up to the nines like that?!

The Irish Leprechaun costume comes complete with everything you need for a quick and easy transformation, meaning you can spend less time getting suited and booted and more time having fun. It includes a one piece Irish suit with hat and beard.

Take a look at the costume today and make the smart choice this St. Paddy's Day - you really can't go wrong when you're wearing it!

Alternatively, browse our full range of St. Patrick's Day fancy dress costume ideas and choose the perfect outfit for you.

Now that that's sorted... who's round is it?!

St Patrick's Day costume ideas - Lucky Leprechaun costumes

clock Friday, March 12, 2010 at 10:07AM

Where's me lucky charms?!There are leprechaun costumes, and there are leprechaun costumes - this is definitely the second one.

Plush, velvety and hearty, it's a great-looking outfit that'll have you chortling around the town through the night on March 17th. And it comes with everything you need to get smack bang into the Irish cheer including trousers, jacket, hat, beard, belt, socks, and shoe covers.

Just add in a pint of Guinness and the right accent and the guys might just think you've hopped on a ferry over from the Emerald Isle itself. And in reality that's the whole point of St. Paddy's Day - dressing up and celebrating another culture with all your friends and family. What could be more fun, especially in this economic climate when everyone needs a chance to relax and unwind?

The Lucky Leprechaun costume will help you unwind in style. After all, with everyone dressing up in Irish fancy dress on St. Patrick's Day, you'll need something really special to differentiate yourself from every other leprechaun

We think this is it. If you do, great - buy it today and we'll give you same day despatch and next day delivery options if you order before 5pm.

If you don't, check out our full range of St Patrick's Day fancy dress ideas for a whole host of inspiration.