Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Costumes beginning with the letter 'C'

The next in our series of blogs on costumes A-Z, perfect for those ever increasing 'come as something beginning with letter of the alphabet' themes, here's a huge list of ideas for fancy dress beginning with 'C'

Some are easily put together with bits at home, some more elaborate and needing to buy or hire, but hopefully there's enough here to inspire you with the perfect costume solution!

Got any ideas to add to the list? Pop a comment on this post with your own additions and we'll add them!


Cabbage Patch Doll
Caberet Act
Caesar
Calamity Jane
Camilla
Can Can Girl
Canadian Mountie
Caped Crusader
Captain
Captain America
Captain Hook
Captain Jack Sparrow
Captain Kirk 
Captain Scarlet (or Captain Black)
Card (playing card)
Cardinal
Carmen Miranda
Carrot
Cartoon Character
Cat
Cat (Red Dwarf)
Cat in the Hat
Catholic
Catwoman
Cavalier
Cavegirl
Caveman
Centaur
Centurian
Chambermaid
Charleston Girl (20′s)
Charlie Chaplin
Charlie's Angels
Charlotte (Charlotte’s Web)
Chatterbox (little miss)
Chav
Cheerleader
Cheetara (Thundercats)
Chef
Cher
Cheryl Cole
Cheshire cat
Chewbacca
Chicago Flapper
Chicken
Chief
Chilli Pepper
Chinese lady/man
Choir Boy/girl
Christmas Bauble
Christmas Bell
Christmas Bonbon/cracker
Christmas Elf
Christmas Stocking
Christmas Tree
Christmas Wreath
Chuckie (RugRats Cartoon)
Chucky
Chucky’s Bride
Cinderella
Cindy Lauper
Circus Performer
Clark Kent
Cleopatra
Clergyman (or woman)
Clint Eastwood
Clinton
Clockwork Orange
Clown
Clown Fish (Nemo)
Clyde (& Bonnie)
Cockroach
Colonel Sanders (KFC)
Colonial men/ladies
Columbia (Rocky Horror show)
Columbo
Commando
Computer Geek
Construction Worker
Convict
Cop
Corpse
Corpse Bride
Cossack
Cougar
Count
Count Dracula
Court Jester
Cow
Cowardly Lion
Cowboy
Cowgirl
Crash Dummy
Crayon
Creature from the deep
Crocodile Dundee
Crocodile Hunter (Steve Irwin)
Cross Dresser
Cruella DeVille
Crusader
Cupcake

Friday, May 24, 2013

Introducing our Guest Blogger - Style guru Andree Latibeaudiere!

We've partnered with fabulous stylist Andree Latibeaudiere to get some great advice on how to perfect the look when getting dressed up! We're really excited about it and thought we'd get the lovely girl herself to write a few words to introduce herself before getting stuck in..........


 

Hi everyone! 

I’m so excited to be collaborating with Fancy Dress Fanatics for blogs, upcoming photo shoots, events and style guides, all to celebrate the launch of the Bristol store and the online shop, so don’t forget to check out the website for more details. Before we get into the exciting stuff, I thought I’d tell you a little about myself and my fashion background.

My obsession with the fashion industry dates back to the nineties, when I grew up on MTV’s House of Style and religiously followed the escapades of  fashion journalist Tim Blanks as he flew to different fashion weeks around the world (via the magic of television, of course). Fashion has and will always represent an escape, a fantasy and a dream. In 2012 I made this dream a reality by striking out on my own to produce the first fashion show promoting young designers and boutiques, especially those with a sustainable view of fashion. Since then, I have produced two further shows for the youth charity, the Station:’ Ssh...The Station starts here’ launch weekend in October 2012 and the ‘Fashion Fridays’ show in March 2013.

This year was my first chance to work with young people and I was the lead fashion tutor for ‘Fashion Fridays’ course at the Station, which was the first course to provide young people (especially those not in work or training) with an industry overview between secondary school and university. The course covered a variety of topics including life drawing, pattern cutting and indigo dyeing and had an emphasis on eco-fashion and sustainability.

I’ve also styled various photo shoots and contributed to Clifton Life magazine for Fair trade Fortnight for an editorial which hopefully showed the glamourous side of ethical clothing. I was the official stylist for Bristol Vintage Fair, which meant meeting loads of people, offering advice on clothing choices and eating far too many cupcakes!

I’d describe my personal style as tomboyish, trendy with a hint of glamour and I love menswear inspired pieces, vintage dresses and quirky accessories.

Next up for me is the launch event for this year’s Big Green week called ‘Fare Fashion’ on June 15 which is a combination of an exhibition entitled ‘Fashion’s Dirty Secret’, two speakers, a two course meal and a fashion show. If you have an interest in ethical fashion visit http://biggreenweek.com/session/farefashion-big-green-week-launch-party/ for more information!

See you all soon!




Friday, May 17, 2013

Costumes beginning with the letter 'B'

Continuing our series of blogs on costumes A-Z, perfect for those ever increasing 'come as something beginning with letter of the alphabet' themes, here's a huge list of ideas for fancy dress beginning with 'B'

Some are easily put together with bits at home, some more elaborate and needing to buy or hire, but hopefully there's enough here to inspire you with the perfect costume solution!

Got any ideas to add to the list? Pop a comment on this post with your own additions and we'll add them!


Baby
Baby Bear
Baby Spice
Bad Angel
Bad Apple Snow White
Bad Fairy
Baddie
Baldrick
Ballerina
Bamm Bamm (Flintstones)
Banana
Banana’s in PJ’s
Bananaman
Bandit
Bank Robber
Bar Maid/ Beer Maid
Barack Obama
Barney Rubble
Bart Simpson
Baseball Player
Basil Fawlty (Fawlty Towers)
Batgirl
Batman 
Bavarian/Beer/Oktoberfest
Baywatch Lifeguard
Bear
Beast
Beast (Beauty and the Beast)
Beatles
Beatrice Kidd (Kill Bill)
Beauty Queen
Beckham (David)
Bee
Beefeater
Beer Bottle
Beer Girl
Beer Glass
Beer Wench
Beetle lady
Beetlejuice
Bell (Christmas)
Belle (Beauty and the Beast)
Belly Dancer
Ben Kenobi
Betty Boop
Betty Rubble
Big Bad Wolf
Big Daddy
Big Foot
Biker
Bilbo Baggins
Bill (Bill & Ted)
Bill and Ben
Bill Clinton
Bill Gates
Billy Idol
Bishop
Black Cat
Black Knight
Black Widow (Spider Lady)
Black/Fallen Angels
Blackadder
Blackbeard
Blade
Blades of Glory
Blondie
Bloodied Bride
Blues Brothers
Bo Peep
Bob Marley
Body Builder
Bollywood
Bond (007)
Bond Girl
Bonnie (& Clyde)
Borat
Bowling shirts (50s)
Boxer
Boy George
Brave (Indian)
Braveheart
Brazilian Lady
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Bride
Bride of Frankenstein
Bridesmaid
Britney Spears
Brownie
Bruce Lee
Buccaneer
Buddist Monk
Buddy Holly
Buffalo Bill
Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Bugs Bunny
Bugsy Malone
Bull Fighter
Bum (Hobo)
Bumble Bee
Bunng Girl
Bunny Rabbit
Burglar
Burlesque Dancer
Burt (Mary Poppins)
Bush Ranger
Butler
Butterfly
Buzz Lightyear

Monday, May 6, 2013

Summer is nearly here - BBQ party ideas

The summer is finally here (well, sort of!) so fingers crossed for some great BBQ weather!

Why not make your BBQ a bit different with a fancy dress theme? Here are a few of our ideas:

Hawaiian Theme
The Hawaiian theme is really easy and cheap to carry off. Get some Hawaiian Leis and grass skirts for your guests (which you can  pick up really cheaply in fancy dress shops and online) and hand them out as guests arrive. Make some fun cocktails (and if you feel like splashing out, serve them in coconuts or pineapples hollowed out) or get hold of some Hawaiian style plastic cups. Decorate the garden with Tiki torches (often available from garden centres) to finish off the look!
We've always got Hawaiian bits in stock, so pop into our Fancy Dress shop in Bristol and pick up a few bits!


Beach Party Theme
Nothing says summer quite like 'Beach' so a beach party theme is a great way to celebrate the summer and get that holiday feeling! Get your guests to come along in beach wear to set the mood, and decorate your garden to match the theme with plenty of fun accessories. Inflatable Lilos, buckets and spades, a sand pit if you have one - depending on your garden you could even make some sand castles about the place!

English Country Garden Theme
If you're really into your vintage stuff, this is definitely the theme for you! Instruct your guests to come along in vintage clothes, and set the scene in your garden with some lovely fabric bunting, pretty cake stands and flowery plates. Very cutesy and kitsch! Perfect excuse to make plenty of cupcakes, shortbread and a lovely Victoria Sponge - yum!