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.

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.

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

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!




In the Twilight Zone

clock Monday, July 19, 2010 at 01:00PM

Get into the Twilight zone with the help of AllFancyDress's vampire costumesThe film has been released and what a cracker! It has to be the best film in the saga so far. It has a bit of everything to keep everyone happy- vampire armies, a beautiful love story and one hell of a surprise! For all you Twi-hards out there who love the books and films, why not be a part of the story?

We’re sure if you have already seen it, you will want to see it again and those who haven’t, you are in for a treat. So when you next visit the big screen why not show what it truly means to be in the twilight zone! Our vampire fancy dress costumes could be exactly what you are looking for. We have put together a miniature collection of our favourite Twilight themed costumes for the whole family.

For Women

Grand Heritage Vampira Costume

WHY IT’S AWESOME: This is a grand costume that will help you release your inner vampire. The Voltori’s would be happy to have you by their side.

WHAT IT INCLUDES: Dress, corset, choker, and glovelets.

Blood Vamptess Costume

WHY IT’S AWESOME: This sophisticated costume is great for those that want a more elegant vampire look. It gives a sense of authority; everyone will know you are the head of the family.

WHAT IT INCLUDES: Dress and stand up collar and choker.

For Men

Slayer Chancellor Bishop Costume

WHY IT’S AWESOME: Become one of the important members of the Volturi in this fangtastic costume.

WHAT IT INCLUDES: Hooded robe with metallic trim, vinyl medallion, and belt cord.

For Children

Midnight Princess Costume

WHY IT’S AWESOME: This is the perfect outfit for a little princess who wants to show off her dark side. Teamed with a pair of fangs your little girl will be ready to bring a bit of terror into your lives.

WHAT IT INCLUDES: Long Black Velvet Hooded Dress.

Vampire the Midnight Ripper Costume

WHY IT’S AWESOME: For teenage boys who love vampire wars this is the ideal costume! No-one will look as terrifying!

WHAT IT INCLUDES: Velvet hat, jabot with collar, and long tailed real velvet coat.

For more costumes, try our Twilight fancy dress ideas.

Festival Spotlight: Secret Garden Party

clock Monday, June 28, 2010 at 11:00AM

Fact or Fiction this year at Secret Garden partyThe Secret Garden party has previously won Best Small Festival and it is no wonder why. Last year the festival broke a Guinness World Record by getting all festivalers to dress up as zombies, but this year they are have announced a theme that will get everyone’s creative juices flowing; Fact or Fiction.  

There will be four themes within the Fact or Fiction; Dreams, Invention and Discovery, The Twilight and last but not least The Future. The theme and how people interpret it, is what makes the festival so unique and one of Cambridgeshire’s best kept secrets.

There is a great range of things to do as well as enjoying the music including; the action camps where anything and everything happens from danceoffs, snail racing, a makeover tent (face painting, fancy dress and styling) and so much more.  There are also art boats and theatre and performance productions as well as games and spectacles. This is a one of a kind festival and one for everyone to enjoy.

At AllFancyDress we have just launched an all new Festival Costume collection including fantasy costumes, funny costumes, hats, wigs and many other accessories. Why not take a look?

To see more ideas, check out our festival fancy dress costumes.


Fancy dressing for Twilight Eclipse

clock Sunday, June 20, 2010 at 11:00AM

Show off how big a twi-hard you are with this great range of twilight themed costumesThe Twilight saga has become a sensation to global cinema with audiences becoming larger and larger as the films are produced. Everyone wants a bit of the Twilight life, whether it is the immortality of being a vampire or the whirl wind romance between human, vampire and werewolf. 

Twilight Eclipse the third instalment of the saga is coming at the end of this month and we have noticed there is a lot of competition between the fans to become the biggest fanatic of the saga, so why not dress as a vampire when it is released?

We have some great vampire costumes for you to choose from and for all ages. If you want to go for a more gothic look like the Volturi, dress as a doctor like Dr Cullen or like the look of Jacob as a werewolf we have it all here for you. Here are just a few that will think you would love to sink your teeth into:

Blood Vamptess Costume

WHY IT'S AWESOME: Become a sultry vampire in this vampire deisgn costume. All the boys will be linign up to get a taste of your blood.

WHAT IT INCLUDES: Dress and stand up collar and choker.

Gothic Fiend Costume

WHY IT'S AWESOME: Be the most feared vampire in the Voltori with this scary vampire costume. It is fangtastic!

WHAT IT INCLUDES: Black robe with attached deep red and black capelet with collar.

Vampiress Costume

WHY IT’S AWESOME: For all the little Twilight fans out there, this is the perfect costume for you, ideal if you love Dakota Fanning’s character.

WHAT IT INCLUDES: Black and red dress with long draped sleeves, gold brocade and drawstring on the front, and large collar.

Doctor Costume

WHY IT’S AWESOME: This is the ideal look if your favourite character in the Twilight saga is Dr Cullen, all you will need to add is a pair of fangs, then try and help Bella and Edward escape from the Volturi.

WHAT IT INCLUDES: White coat and mask.

WHAT IT INCLUDES: Tattered shirt with attached hair, fur overhead mask with teeth, and fur gloves with wolf hands.

More Twilight Costume Ideas

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