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.




Halloween Costumes for girls

clock Sunday, September 26, 2010 at 11:00AM

Walk amoung the living as the undead this HalloweenIf your girl loves Halloween, they are going to love our Girls Halloween costumes  You can find an array of witch, vampire and generic costumes that will have them spooking out the neighbours in no time.

With Halloween coming up next month, now is the best time to get shopping for the perfect Halloween costume for your little girl. If you are hosting a party at your home, getting the costumes sorted and out of the way, leaves you more time to think about the food you want to be serving and how you will be decorating your home.

If you are a bit stuck on ideas for your little girl’s Halloween fancy dress costume, take a look at some of these outfits.  Maybe these scary and frightening costumes will spark a few ideas!

Child Ghostly Spirit Costume

WHY IT’S ASWESOME: Make a ghostly appearance this Halloween and really spook people! This costume is sure to scare and charm their friends in equal measure. Its perfect for Halloween parties and trick or treat.

WHAT IT INCLUDES: Hooded gauze coat, and white dress.

Zombie Prom Queen Costume

WHY IT’S ASWESOME: Think Carrie but with a twist. This Prom Queen costume is perfect if your daughter wants to make an entrance to the party; there can’t be anything more terrifying than a zombified Carrie!

WHAT IT INCLUDES: Dress, Tiara With Veil Plus Black Armlets.

Mummy Horror Robe Costume

WHY IT’S AWESOME: Nothing can scarier than a walking, talking mummy resurrected from the dead. Not even the Book of the Dead will help save your prey!

WHAT IT INCLUDES: Mummy robe  

Check out our fancy dress Halloween party outfits for more ideas. 


The history of Masquerade

clock Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at 11:00AM

Experts believe the origins of fancy dress costumes in the UK date back to the 18th Century during the Victorian period. However, the concept for fancy dress can date further back to the 15th Century in the Renaissance period in Italy (http://www.victoriaball.com/history.htm). These fancy dress occasions commonly came in the form of masquerade balls, which were fondly thought of in Venice. Through this the concept of masquerade balls became popular across Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries.

However, long before the Europeans celebrated the Masquerade, a long history can be found in Africa, which still lives on today with popular events such as Boxing Day and New Year. (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/photography/8067153/Behind-the-masks-the-photographs-of-Phyllis-Galembo.aspx). Across Africa the costumes traditionally invoked those of their ancestors, spirits and deities, which travelled across to the America’s when the Nobles made commercial costumes that symbolised religious figures.

During a masquerade ball attendants would place a mask upon their faces, disguising their identity, thus creating excitement between peers. Typically the masks are worn for protection and concealment, but in masquerade balls masks were worn to invoke sexual desire towards one another.

Masquerade balls are still popular today, with many events scheduled throughout the year. It has also taken a on a new form, with operas such as The Phantom of the Opera embarking on the mysterious effects masks have on people conceptions.


Freddy's in town....

clock Thursday, September 9, 2010 at 04:24PM

....and he's after you!

With Halloween fast approaching, we here at AllFancyDress.com we thought we would share with everyone some great Freddy Krueger costumes that will be ideal for any fancy dress party, especially Halloween!

Check out the all new Freddy Krueger Remember whatever you do, don’t fall asleep page, there is some great information and links available.  Or check out the 1, 2, Freddy's coming for you page, which has some bone chillingly excellent Freddy Krueger ideas for you to claw into.

"One, Two....Freddy's Coming for You!!!

Three, Four....Better Lock Your Door!!!

Five, Six....Grab Your Crucifix!!!

Seven, Eight....Better Stay Up Late!!!

Nine, Ten.....Never...Sleep Again!!!"

 

For more scary outfit ideas, check out our Halloween costumes.


Back to uni, back to more house parties!

clock Thursday, September 9, 2010 at 11:00AM

Save the party in this fantastic costume!Returning to university or starting your first term? You know what that means – more parties! So celebrate your return, or getting into uni, by having a fancy dress party. There are some great themes and costumes to choose from and at AllFancyDress.com you can find everything you are looking for at a competitive price.

Become a superhero and save the world!

Deluxe Muscle Chest Superman Costume

WHY IT’S AWESOME: When you think of superheroes it has to be Superman, he is the master of all superheroes. Not only has he got incredible strength, invulnerability, flight, speed, x-ray and heat vision, he has also got an extensive list of films and TV programmes dedicated to him.

WHAT IT INCLUDES: Cape, muscle chest jumpsuit with attached boot covers, and belt.

Show them whose boss in a gangster suit!

Mens Gangster Suit

WHY IT’S AWESOME: You talking to me? If you want power at the party the best costume to be all dressed up in is the gangster suit. No one will want to mess with you at the party and by the end of it you will be the Don!

WHAT IT INCLUDES: Jacket, trousers with an elasticated waist, black shirt front, and tie.

Be a naughty maid for the evening

Flirty French Maid Costume

WHY IT’S AWESOME: Girls it’s time to show them what you are maid of! Flirt in style and have the boys wrapped around your duster with this extremely sexy and provocative French Maid costume.

WHAT IT INCLUDES: Black and white dress, headpiece and sleeves.

And don’t forget Halloween is next month, so check back to AllFancyDress.com for all your spooky needs!




AllFancyDress on Big Brother!

clock Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at 03:53PM

Image: Courtesy of Channel 4The ultimate Big Brother has started with a bang, arguments and drama has already begun and some great fancy dress costumes. Victor Ebuwa sported a fantastic tree outfit and guess where he got it from ... AllFancyDress.com! So there you go people not only are you all loving what we have to offer you so are the celebrities.

If you want to get Victor’s look check out the Haunted Tree Costume, but be quick it’s proving a popular choice. Get yours today!

Read the full article on the Channel4 website


Halloween next month!

clock Sunday, September 5, 2010 at 11:00AM

What a hauntingThe word on everyone’s tongue this month is Halloween! Now is the time to get everything sorted, whether its you hosting the party, or one of your friends!  Of course the most important thing to consider is what theme you should go for, and which costume you should wear!

If you are having some trouble deciding upon a theme, we thought we would muster up a few ideas for you. Whether you want to look haunting, sexy or spine chillingly scary there is a theme and costume here for you:

The Haunting! – Why not try a being a ghost or ghoul this Halloween?

Cool Ghoul Costume

WHY IT’S AWESOME: Haunt the graveyards whilst consuming human flesh. This Halloween costume is sure to get people running for their lives!

WHAT IT INCLUDES: Mask, and hooded robe with stitched effect and chain.

Midnight Spirit Costume

WHY IT’S AWESOME: Keep a close eye on people in this creepy midnight spirit costume and make sure your guests at the party get into some trouble. Mwahaha! 

WHAT IT INCLUDES: Hooded gauze coat, black and grey dress plus white synthetic fibre wig

Sexy – The shorter the hem line the more attention you will be sure to get!

Bow Burlesque Costume

WHY IT’S AWESOME: Lure your guests into a false sense of security in this short and sexy number before unleashing your evil plan.

WHAT IT INCLUDES: Black and pink corset top style dress with netted skirt and pink bows.

Sexy Witch Costume

WHY IT’S AWESOME: Give the witch look a make-over this year, get rid of the warts and the hooked noses and instead boost your favourite features in this skimpy and sexy witch dress. 

WHAT IT INCLUDES: Short black sexy dress, hat, and sleevelets.

Spine chillingly scary – Maybe a zombie, or a goth?

Zombie Doctor Costume

WHY IT’S AWESOME: If you thought 28 days later was scary when Cillian Murphywalked out of the hospital, think again!  This costume is sure to get you thirsty for some blood.

WHAT IT INCLUDES: Shirt and trousers with sewn in body parts, blood stained mask, gloves, and hat.

Gothic Mistress Costume

WHY IT’S AWESOME: Its Corpse Bride meets Addams Family. What more could you want out of a Halloween costume?

WHAT IT INCLUDES: Silver off the shoulder dress, lace-up corset, tie-on lace overskirt, collar, and veil.




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.