Thursday, July 17, 2014

WIN! A Festival Goody Bag this week, worth over £30!

WIN! A Festival Goody Bag this week, worth over £30!

It's festival season already, and there are loads coming up over the next couple of months! We thought we'd celebrate with a fantastic prize giveaway of some of our customer Festival Faves!

The Goody Bag includes:
  • 3 x Glitter Gels by Stargazer
  • 1 x Glitter Hairspray
  • 1 x Neon Gel Hair Colour by Stargazer
  • 1 x Face Paint set
  • 1 x pack UV reactive Face Paint crayons
  • 2 x Glow Sticks 
  • 1 x Neon Moustache Set (10 moustaches)
  • 1 x Tie Dye Bandana with flowers
  • 1 x Indian Feather Headband

Over £30 worth of goodies!

All you have to do is 'Like' our post competition on facebook, and your name will be entered into a draw to win this goody bag! We'll be picking one lucky winner on Tuesday 22nd July, so make sure you like it beforehand!

If your name is picked, you just have to pop into our shop in Bristol and pick up your goody bag, so we recommend Bristol residents only. Draw will take place this Tuesday (22nd July 2014) at 3pm, and the winner will be announced on our facebook page after this time (we suggest 'liking' our facebook page too, so you can see if you have won).

We have loads of Face Paints, Glitter and all sorts in stock ready for the festivals, as well as costumes to suit each of the fancy dress themes of some of the big ones coming up, so pop in and see us if you need an outfit, accessories or just make up and glitter.,
To enter, simply visit our facebook page, and 'like' our post (shown in image above). 

Or CLICK HERE to go directly to the facebook post!

Competition Terms:

The winner will be picked from a hat on Tuesday 22nd July 2014 at 3pm. Names of people who have 'liked' the competition facebook post only will be entered into the draw.
The winner will be announced on facebook on Tuesday 22nd July 2014 - we suggest that if you enter by 'liking' our post, that you also 'like' our page so you will know when the winner has been announced.
The prize must be collected from our shop in Bristol - so we recommend only those locally enter this competition as we will not be posting the prize.
To collect the prize, the winner will need to show some identification to prove they are the winner of the competition.
The winner will receive our festival goody bag, to the value of £30.89. The exact value of the contents of thisis as follows: 3 Glitter Gels at £2.49 each, 1 Glitter Hairspray at £2.50, one Neon Hair Gel Colour at £2.99, Face Paints set at £1.99, Tie Dye Bandana at £2.99, UV Face Paint Crayons at £3.99, 2 Glowsticks at 99p each, One Neon stick on Moustache kit at £4.99, One Indian feather headdress at £1.99.
The promoter is: Fancy Dress Fanatics Ltd whose trading address is at 212 Cheltenham Road, Bristol BS6 5QU.
Employees of Fancy Dress Fanatics or their family members or anyone else connected in any way with the competition or helping to set up the competition shall not be permitted to enter the competition.
There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
Route to entry for the competition and details of how to enter are via our facebook page
Closing date for entry will be 22nd July 2014 at 3pm. After this date the no further entries to the competition will be permitted.
No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter.
The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.
No cash alternative to the prizes will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.
Winners will be chosen by drawing a name at random by picking names our of a hat. The winner will be notified by via our facebook page on Tuesday 22nd July 2014, and if possible contacted directly via facebook (subject to individuals privacy settings as some do not accept messages unless they are 'friends'). If the winner cannot be contacted or does not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.
The promoter will notify the winner of when and where the prize can be collected.
The promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by English law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.
The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current UK data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.
The winner’s name will be available 28 days after closing date by sending a stamped addressed envelope to the following address: 212 Cheltenham Road, Bristol BS6 5QU, or by viewing the announcement on our Facebook page.
Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.
This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Network. You are providing your information to Fancy Dress Fanatics Ltd and not to any other party.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Summer Fancy Dress

Summer is here and this means plenty of BBQ's and summer themed fancy dress. Some themes could be Hawaiian, Nautical, Baywatch, 60's summer of love and even Pirates. 
Here are some ideas you can try.

Hawaiian themed fancy dress is such a simple costume, and it is relatively cheap to put together. All you need is a grass skirt and lei and you're good to go! However, to really go all the way, you can add fun props and accessories.
For a male Hawaiian costume, a Hawaiian shirt is essential.They are comfy and give just the Hawaiian look that you want. dress it up with a lei and some props and inflatables and you're done!
For women, a grass skirt is very effective and is fairly cheap. A coconut/shell bra, lei, flower accessories and inflatable props will finish it perfectly.

On our website, we have a whole category stocking Hawaiian themed costumes. We have women's dresses, Hawaiian shirts, grass skirts and more!
Go to for our Hawaiian costume range.


Pirate themed fancy dress is quite simple, but may include a lot of different elements. You can take inspiration from Pirates of the Caribbean  and wear plain blouses, belts, gun holsters and big boots.
Women can wear the men's costumes and it still looks great. However, there are women's varieties, similar to the men's costumes, but with a skirt. White blouses, bandanas and big boots are a great place to start. Accessorising with eye patches, earrings and hook-hands is a must.


At Fancy Dress Fanatics, we sell lots of pirate costumes in various styles and sizes. On our website, we have an entire section dedicated to Pirate themed fancy dress:

Click here for a link to our pirate costume section on our website!

60's (Summer of Love.)

In the 60's, the summer of love was a time of fun, peace and parties! Any 60's costume would be perfect for this theme. Bright colours and floral prints are key for this look, and due to the summer theme, try to keep cool in shorter garments and flowy fabrics. accessorize with round glasses and bright jewellery will be perfect.

Here is one of the Smiffy's dresses.

On our online shop, we have a range of 60's hippie costumes, varying from floral dresses to trousers and waistcoats. Take a look!:

Here is a link to our 60's section!

Baywatch was a very popular show from
1989 - 1999 and it's beach theme is a great fancy dress idea. It is
a simple costume to put together, if you know where to look for it. You can either completely replicate the outfits, or put your own spin on it.

 Here are some of the Smiffy's Baywatch costumes. They consist of the famous red Baywatch trunks, red swimsuits and Bawatch shirts.

You can find Baywatch costumes on our website

Nautical themed fancy dress is always popular in the summer, as everyone loves being by the sea in the sun. Some ideas are sailors, mermaids, fish or maybe Neptune. These are all easy costumes that can't go wrong!


 On, we have lots of Nautical costumes, such as the Captain's Uniform

Bondi Beach.
An Australian beach theme is quite a unique idea, but is very easy to achieve. It is rather similar to the Baywatch theme , but not as specific. Sub- categories in this theme could be just a regular beach-goer or perhaps a lifeguard. Other than lifegaurd costumes, simple beach wear such as trunks, bikini tops etc works well.

Out Brazilian life guard costume is fun and great for stag-dos.

Don't forget the sunscreen!

Mermaid make-up/face-paint.

For the mermaid costume, good make up is a great way to enhance your costume.
Here is some inspiration!

At our Fancy Dress Fanatics store, we have a wide range of Snazaroo and Smiffy's face paint. We also stock iridescent powders and glitter gels for you to use to achieve that perfect aquatic look!

For any ideas and tips on application, Youtube is your best friend!

Seashells can make great headpieces!

Group Fancy Dress Themes

Group fancy dress costumes are always fun with friends and there are lots of funny and unique ideas out there. Here are a few we have came up with.

Superhero Groups.
With the popularity of Superhero movies on the rise, this theme of fancy dress is a great choice. Think of well known heroes, such as The Avengers or The Justice League. 
Here are some great licensed costumes from Rubie's.


A funny idea is to get a big group of friends and dress up as different coloured crayons. It is a popular idea with a lot of pictures on the internet.

It's a very simple idea with not much to it. Simply pick some colours and wear the costume!

At Fancy Dress Fanatics, we can order in crayon costumes for you in any colour.

For women, Crayola dresses are available if you want to go for a more sexy look.

Cowboys and Indians.

This theme is a very good theme for a large group, as there are many possibilities and different types of Cowboy and Indian costume. Also, there are different variations for women, men and children.

Cowboy and Indian costumes are easy to find, relatively cheap and at Fancy Dress Fanatics, we have plenty in stock!

Click this link to see one of the cowboy costumes on our website.

Where's Wally.

This fancy dress is easy and great for a group, as all of the costumes are identical. All you need is a red and white stripy shirt, hat, light blue trousers and round glasses.

In our store, we have Where's Wally shirts and we can order full outfits in by request.

Nuns and Priests.

These are costumes that would work for anyone. They are simple and great for big groups. We have a lot of Nun and Priest costumes in stock, along with great additional accessories.


The characters from the Super Mario games are perfect for a small mixed gender group and is easy to pull off.

We have a few licensed Super Mario costumes and also accessories such as moustaches and gloves.

To take a look at one of our Mario costumes, click here!


 For all you Kiss fans out there, this group costume is perfect for you and your friends. It's simple, all you need is the costume and some face paint. You just have to decide on who gets to be Gene Simmons!  A crazy black wig is definitely needed!

To take a look at one of our Kiss costumes, click here.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Bristol Harbour Festival - Pirate Fancy Dress

Where can you go wrong with pirate fancy dress? Every fancy dress brand has a big range of pirate costumes and Fancy Dress Fanatics is no exception! Its very easy, cheap and very straight forward. Here are some great ideas!

When choosing a pirate costume, look at movies like 'Pirates of the Caribbean' for inspiration. Most people go for the classic white puffy shirt, waistcoat and trousers for a pretty standard pirate look, but accessories can really make your costume unique.

Great things to add to your costume are hoop earrings, bandanas, eye patches, telescopes and tooth wax. We have all of these things in our shop and we also have some fun little parrot props to wear on your shoulder. Some buckled boots are also popular for pirate costumes and you can't forget the pirate hat!

 Women's pirate costumes are quite similar to men's, but most are in the style of a dress. Stripes are quite common, along with the colours red, white and black.

Click here for a link to a women's pirate costume on our website!

And here for a men's costume!