Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Charity Fashion Show

Our costumes were recently included in a charity fashion show!

The latest additions to our collection have just been featured in a charity fashion show. The new costumes include Cavaliers, Medieval and Georgian couples.

We ca;t wait to get tthese photographed properly - especially the cavaliers as they'll be great fun on our next photoshooton 3rd June!

These costumes are on loan at the moment, but will return to us soon in time for our next photoshoot  - look out for some fab new pics on www.yourcostumebox.com soon after that.

Check out these pics.....

Photoshoot Fun!

One of the most fun things about launching this business has been the photography for the website! 

The costumes were split between 2 photoshoots so we’d have time to fit them all in and get each costume worn by a couple of different people where possible, so it’s easy to see how each one looks on different bodyshapes where possible. Many of the costumes are multi-sized so it was really important to us to get this across!

Fran roped in a few friends, all of whom were fantastic – each and every one made a huge effort and enjoyed the dressing up. What began as a serious photoshoot turned into a fun packed day with a lot of laughs, a bit of comedy bustle-bumping and a bit of cheeky nudity (Tony!).

The photography for the hire costumes has all been done by a fab photographer – Ed Melville.  Great images, good direction and a lovely bloke too. We’re really looking forward to the next photoshoot already Make sure you check out his website www.ejmphotography.co.uk ....... and we'll be looking for more models to join us too, so if you fancy giving it a go, email us on info@yourcostumebox.com for more information.

Facebook Page Launched!

We've launched our very own facebook page!

Our fab new facebook page features pictures of our costumes for hire, outtakes from our photoshoots and a whole section to show our friends wearing our costumes! If you have a pic you'd like to share on our page - just send it over to us and we'll add it!

How to find our new Facebook page:

Either search for 'Your Costume Box' or go to www.facebook.com/yourcostumebox - make sure you 'like' our page while you're there to see our posts on any special offers or new costumes that have been added to our collection

Please send any pics we can feature of you wearing our costumes to info@yourcostumebox.com - we'll be running a competiton based on these pics sometime soon... so get pics in now ready!

Site Launch

This week sees the launch of our new website and costume business - Fancy Dress Fanatics

We first discussed the possibility of running a fancy dress website back in January 2011. Jo Lindsay, a costumier by trade for the last 50 years had been making fewer costumes of late, and was itching to get some new, fun projects underway, and Fran was looking for something fun to do out of her usual working hours that would utilise her marketing skills. Jo had previously run a number of franchise costume hire business through the 70’s and 80’s, and after a lot of chatting about the possibilities, decided to start a costume hire business together and www.FancyDressFanatics.co.uk was born!

The following months involved a lot of chatting about how it would work, looking at what the potential was and planning what costumes to create. And while Jo got started making the costumes, Fran started to explore the possibilities of getting additional costumes from wholesalers to sell instead in addition to the hire costumes, and planning the website. In September 2011 the first photoshoot for the costumes took place, with a second shoot in October (more about that later), and more website building and costume making going on behind the scenes.

After hitting a delay in November and December with Christmas, New Year, house moving and all sorts, 2012 started with us finalising the logo, designs and getting the site ready to launch. 

The full website where you can buy costumes as well as viewing our hire offering is still being created, but for the meantime, we have a temporary website displaying all the hire costumes which will be available until the full site is launched (hopefully very soon!)

Fran and Jo are both very excited by the new business venture and can’t wait to get stuck in! With plenty of events planned for the future, including fashion shows and charity fancy dress parties, and more photoshoots for even more costumes...2012 is looking like a fantastic year already!