Batgirl saves the day!

clock Friday, October 8, 2010 at 03:57PM

When it comes to Halloween there are monsters, goblins, ghouls and vampires roaming the earth, causing havoc and terrifying people out of their wits.

It’s time to call for some help.

So who we gonna call? No not the Ghostbusters, a different type of hero...

Batgirl will save the night.

You will never be bored at the party when you wear this incredible Batgirl fancy dress outfit you will be combating evil left, right and centre. What is even better than that is when you wear this Batgirl outfit you will feel sexy and ready to take on the world, you will never want to take it off.

Simply, no matter what sort of party you will be attending, whether it be a Halloween party or a birthday party this is the best Batgirl costume to have in your wardrobe. It is so versatile you can wear it to any occasion and will always be getting the most attention.

Surely nothing can be better than this Batgirl fancy dress costume. What do you think? 

Batgirl Costume

WHAT IT INCLUDES: Black and yellow dress with attached cape, black glovelets with spikes, vinyl eyemask, belt and boot tops.

If you are worried about the length of the costumes or the sizing AllFancyDress’s customer services are happy to take your calls and provide you with the information you require. Contact AllFancyDress on +44 (0)1268 574170.


Halloween Costumes for Teens

clock Friday, October 8, 2010 at 11:00AM

TU TU Devil CostumeYou want to look cool, you want to look edgy and you want to get all the attention from your classmates. So what do you dress up as? You have a distinct style and whether it is girly and pretty or punky and alternative you want your costume to truly represent you as well as being the coolest at the party.

Getting the right costume is a big deal and it takes time to find what you are truly looking for, especially if you want to make an impression. Here are a few Halloween costumes we think you will love, no matter what your style.

Alice Costume

WHY IT’S AWESOME: If you like the alternative look you will love this alternative Alice in Wonderland costume. Team it up with some rock n roll black and white knee high stockings and you are ready to rock the party!

WHAT IT INCLUDES: Dress with apron and headpiece

TU TU Devil Costume

WHY IT’S AWESOME: For all your cheerleaders out there this devil tu tu costume is ideal for you. All the guys will be looking at you and all the girls will be jealous that you’re the hottest girl at the party.

WHAT IT INCLUDES: Dress with tu tu, clip on horns, devil fork and stockings.

Jason Hockey Jersey & Mask

WHY IT’S AWESOME: You a jock at school? Well show them all you mean business in this Jason costume all you need is now are some Jason gloves and a machete to complete the look.

WHAT IT INCLUDES: Hockey jersey with mask print on the front and 'Voorhees 13' printed on the back and the legendary Friday the 13th hockey mask.

Complete Zombie Costume

WHY IT’S AWESOME: Nothing is more gruesome than a walking a zombie hungry for some human flesh. Walk into the party wearing this Zombie costume and you are sure to get some awesome remarks!

WHAT IT INCLUDES: Mask with wig, blue shirt, moulded gloves and grey trousers with sewn in body parts.


Pumpkin Mad

clock Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 11:00AM

Pumpkin Pie CostumeLet’s go pumpkin mad this Halloween! Carve patterns in them, add tea lights and let them glow in all their glory.  Halloween isn’t Halloween without pumpkins, so why not dress up as one as well? There are plenty of different pumpkin costumes available at AllFancyDress. In fact there’s one for every member of the family!

Pumpkins are fondly associated with Halloween because of the pumpkin jack 0-latern brought over to America during the Irish Potato Famine in 1800s. Traditionally the lantern was made from a potato or beet with a burning candle inside, representing the departure of loved ones. These lanterns were placed in windows and by the front door to welcome the dead yet also serving as protection against evil spirits. As potatoes and beets were not readily available in America the pumpkin was used as a replacement and has since become a traditional vegetable to have by our front door every 31st October.    

Pumpkin Costume and Hat

WHY IT’S AWESOME: When you think of Halloween you think pumpkins and bats and this costume has both!

WHAT IT INCLUDES: Tunic with bat design pumpkin face, and hat

Inflatable Pumpkin Costume

WHY IT’S AWESOME: Known as the funny guy? Then this costume is ideal for you for the Halloween party! Wherever you go you will have people smiling- those goblins and demons won’t be quite so scary then will they?!

WHAT IT INCLUDES: Inflatable pumpkin body and separate hat.

Pumpkin Pie Costume

WHY IT’S AWESOME: If you want your little pumpkin pie to look sweet and innocent this is the costume for you. Complete with wings and a headband your little girl will feel like a pretty fairy!

  WHAT IT INCLUDES: Dress, wings and headband.

Pumpkin wig

WHY IT’S AWESOME: Why would you not want to wear this if you’re dressing up as a pumpkin? It will complete any pumpkin costume and you are sure to have a lot of compliments coming your way.

If you are looking for more inspiration, check out our Halloween outfits for your party.


Scarecrow Outfit - Costume of the Day

clock Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 11:00AM

Skarecrow CostumeToday’s costume of the day is the Skarecrow Costume! When you think of scarecrows automatically you think of the intellectually challenged scarecrow from the Wizard of Oz, or you think of the dark and evil scarecrow from the Batman films. Well this costume combines the best features of both these characters, making you look  hauntingly creepy for Halloween!

If you were a fan of The Wizard of Oz, but didn’t like what the witch did to your straw figure, then seek revenge! There are sure to be a few witches with green faces at the Halloween party, so master a plan to get your own back, maybe taking some inspiration from the Scarecrow in Batman?

The Scarecrow in Batman is one of the creepiest psychologists that have ever graced our screens. He is a pathological killer with intelligence! So play with people’s fears and have them screaming for their lives!

This is a fantastic costume for Halloween, where you can scare people out of the wits! Birds won’t just be flying away from you the party will be slowly edging away from you, not knowing exactly what you are capable of.

WHAT IT INCLUDES: Mask, shirt, trousers, and hat.

For other costume ideas, check out our other costumes of the day or our Halloween party costumes.

 


Witch Costume?

clock Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 11:00AM

Spellcaster CostumeWith all your new knowledge about the witch hunts, why not dress up as a witch and stir up some superstitions at the party? In Europe 85% accused of witchcraft were women, which is why it is such a popular choice of Halloween costume with the girls. There is a great range of Witch fancy dress costumes at AllFancyDress and some amazing accessories to match. So get your brooms ready and take a look at these bewitching costumes:

Taffeta Coffin Witch Costume

WHY IT’S AWESOME: Go back to the time of the 1600s where Salem became notorious for their witch trials. This is a fantastic Halloween costume if you love the period look with a modern twist.

WHAT IT INCLUDES: Velvet dress and bodice with elasticated side panels and satin ruche front. Also includes matching coloured hat with buckle.

Spellcaster Costume

WHY IT’S AWESOME: Witches were known to be evil, but in this Witch costume you can rewrite history and let everyone know Witches are also incredibly sexy! Cast a few spells and let the hem line do all the talking when you walk into the party!

WHAT IT INCLUDES: Sexy black sparkly dress, and tall witch hat.

Witch Costume

WHY IT’S AWESOME: Conjure a few spirits this Halloween with the help of the amazing Witch Costume. You’ll be the centre of attention as you demonstrate your witchcraft skills around your cauldron!

WHAT IT INCLUDES: Long dress with jagged effect on collar and hem, flared sleeves, and thigh high slit on one side.

Pretty Witch Costume

WHY IT’S AWESOME: Witches can also be pretty as well as menacing and skilful. With this Pretty Witch Costume, which is ideal for Halloween, you can use your sexiness to your advantage, before casting your spells on demons and ghosts!

WHAT IT INCLUDES: Black and pink dress with pink ribbon and matching hat.

So ‘witch’ costume you will you go for this Halloween? When you have decided why not take it a little further and accessorise your spells with the help of these amazing hats, wigs and wands:

 Small Witch Cauldron

Witch Broom Extendable

Witch Shoe covers

Witch Hat

If you want to dress up as a witch during the Halloween period then why not read our Witch Costume Ideas page which gives you a great introduction to all you need. If you are looking for another costume idea, see our selection of Halloween costumes.


The Witch Trials - A Fact File

clock Monday, October 4, 2010 at 11:00AM

The Witch TrialsThe witch trials are one of the most read-about historical subjects, with Salem being the main centre of peoples’ attention. People were accused of witchcraft for the smallest of things, with 150 people accused of practising the craft and 19 executed for it. Back in the time of Salem the ‘leader’ of the witches was a man called George Burroughs. Ironically, he was able to escape the trials himself!

The most accused person, however, was a girl called Bridget Bishop in Salem in the 1600s. In 1692 she was judged by Samuel Sewall, William Stoughton and John Hawthorn and hanged due to the judges taking a serious disliking to her. Bridget got the most attention from the people of Salem due to her strange dress sense; she usually wore a black cap, dress and a red cape! Sound familiar…?

Another unforgettable victim of the Salem witch trials was Tituba, a servant of Samuel Parris, the puritan minister, and one of the youngest girls to have been put to death. Tituba was accused for bewitching Parris’ daughter, Betty, when she fell ill. She was caught feeding a dog a witch cake in the hope that the dog would in return tell her how to cure Betty. She was beaten until she confessed to being a witch.

Ann Putnam is also a well known name when it comes to the witch trials in Salem. Ann was known for being against witchcraft and regularly attended trials (11 in total). This made people very suspicious of her. In fact the people of Salem tried to trial her for witch craft for this very reason!

Ways of testing if you neighbour is a witch:

  • Strip him/her down and if there are any black spots on their body, the accused is a witch.
  • Throw him/her into the water, if they float then the accused has being dealing with witchcraft and practising it regularly.
  • If they were around in the time of the Bubolic plague in 1603 there is a large possibility that that person is a witch.
  • Your neighbour is a witch if they believe in fairies.

If you want to dress up as a witch this Halloween then why not read our Witch Costume Ideas page. If not, check out our other Halloween fancy dress costumes


Ms Krueger Outfit - Costume of the Day

clock Sunday, October 3, 2010 at 11:00AM

Ms Krueger CostumeThe costume of the day has to be the Ms Krueger Costume! It has everything you could ask for out of a Halloween costume; its sexy, its recognisable, scary, edgy and unforgettable! No one will want to cross your path, but they will still want to approach you to have a conversation! Guys will be in limbo on what to do when they see you; they will want to talk to you, but will be scared you will enter their dreams and make it a nightmare!

Freddy Krueger is one of the most terrifying characters to have graced our screens; we don’t want to fall asleep just in case he tracks us down and kills us with his bladed glove.  And in this Ms Krueger Costume you can do exactly the same- put fear into everyone at the party that you might be coming for them!

All you need now are the accessories that will maximise the effect you will have on everyone. Here are the accessories you need to stir their sleep:

Black Ripped Stockings

Sex the costume up even more with a pair of black ripped stockings

Deluxe Edition Freddy Replica Glove

And your weapon of choice ... your knife glove of course. Ms Krueger wouldn’t be quite as scary without her favourite killing weapon! Upgrade to this deluxe edition Freddy Glove for maximum impact!

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A Family Affair

clock Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 11:00AM

You would never think that there is such a thing as a family horror film, but then came the Addams family. Originally a cartoon, The Addams family is one of the most infamous families in the horror genre. Their story has been told through many forms of media such as a TV series, films and now a musical.  

If you are attending a Halloween party this year as a family, why not go as the Addams’? Everyone has their favourite characters, and whether you love Wednesday or Gomez you will find the ideal costume for you. Dressing up as a member of the Addams family is perfect for Halloween, after all it is their favourite time of year!

Fester Addams Costume (boys)

WHY IT’S AWESOME: Fester is one of the most lovable characters in the Addams family unit, he is shy, popular with all the family members and incredibly sweet when it comes to finding his love. However, his appearance is less lovable!

WHAT IT INCLUDES: Mask, hooded robe, and beltcord

Morticia Addams Costume (ladies)

WHY IT’S AWESOME: Be the sexiest Goth at the party and have guys wishing they could kiss you from the tips of your fingers up to your neck.

WHAT IT INCLUDES: Black dress with flared base, and long lace netted sleeves with hanging drapes.

Gomez Addams Costume (mens)

WHY IT’S AWESOME: Be the head of the family and the master of the household in this incredible Gomez Addams costume. All that is left for you to do now is smoke cigars all night and destroy toy trains!

WHAT IT INCLUDES: Jacket with inset shirt, bow tie, and trousers.

Wednesday Addams Costume (girls)

WHY IT’S AWESOME: Wednesday is a dark and mysterious teenager with a healthy appetite to physically harm her brother Pugsley.

WHAT IT INCLUDES: Black dress with white collar and cuffs, and foam belt with white buckle.

For more great costume ideas, check out our film fancy dress costumes or our Halloween fancy dress party outfits.


The history of Halloween

clock Friday, October 1, 2010 at 11:01AM

Carver the Killer ClownHalloween is a highly celebrated time of the year, where people come together dressed in costumes and playing trick or treat. But how did it all come about? Halloween is considered to be made up of ancient Celtic practices, European folk traditions and Roman and Catholic religious rituals. All of these have influenced our modern day Halloween, with the Celts lighting bonfires whilst dressed up in costumes to ward off spirits and ghosts, whereas the Romans would celebrate by throwing an annual festival called Feralia.

However, Halloween began to lose its religious connotations by the beginning of the 19th Century, turning into a children’s holiday, and becoming far more like the Halloween of today. The originality of this festival had become distorted through time, yet the tradition of warding off or disguising ourselves against evil spirits, demons and ghosts are still very much alive today.

The stories and myths that we have been told during the Halloween festival have evolved and so too have the costumes. Not only can you get traditional scary costumes, but also sexy costumes, and some that are even based on ‘good’ guys! Here are just a few examples:

Transylvanian Temptress Costume

WHY IT’S AWESOME: If you want to look sexy as well as scary this Halloween, think about becoming a seductive Vampire with this Transylvanian Temptress outfit. Tempt people to come a little closer then when in a state of false security drink their blood!

WHAT IT INCLUDES: Red and black dress with full skirt, and eyemask.

Carver The Killer Clown Costume

WHY IT’S AWESOME: Based on the spine chilling novel by Stephen King, “IT” scarred people so much, whenever they saw a clown they would run and hide.

WHAT IT INCLUDES: Shirt, trousers, mask, hat and neck ruffle.

Deluxe Batman Dark Knight Costume

WHY IT’S AWESOME: Batman is a skilled warrior fighting evil on a daily basis, so what better character is there to dress up as for Halloween? You will be fighting evil ghosts and ghouls, and maybe even a few jokers when you make your entrance into the party.

WHAT IT INCLUDES: Batman jumpsuit, cape and mask.

Check out our selection of outfits for your Halloween party for more inspiration.


Halloween Costumes for boys

clock Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 11:00AM

Ghost rider would have nothing on this costumeHalloween is next month and your boys must be getting extremely excited and with our range of Boys Halloween costumes there is a reason to be. Halloween is a great time to dress to the max, go trick or treating and get yourself into some terrifying mischief, so why not let your let your boys turn into a scary monster that will charm and scare your neighbours in equal measure?  There is a great range of monstrous costumes to choose from including;

Punk Zombie Costume

WHY IT’S AWESOME: All boys want to be a rock or punk star at some point in their lives and love to have a scary effect on people. With this costume they can do both, they will even be scarier than the zombies on the Michael Jackson Thriller video.

WHAT IT INCLUDES: Half mask, studded gloves, along with jacket with moulded zombie chest

Metal Skull Biker Costume

WHY IT’S AWESOME: Ghost Rider won’t have anything on your little man this Halloween in this fantastic outfit. No one will look tougher and more terrifying than him!

WHAT IT INCLUDES: Leather look jacket with attached EVA shoulder pieces, vinyl mask with attached cap, and studded gloves.

Monster/Frankenstein Costume

WHY IT’S AWESOME: One of the most infamous monsters of all time comes in the form of Frankenstein, so why not pay a tribute to the monster this Halloween and dress your son up in this incredible costume? 

WHAT IT INCLUDES: Jacket/Shirt, Trousers, and Hat.

For more great costumes, see our Halloween fancy dress outfits.