Monday, 16 June 2014

New For 2014: 5 Sexy Halloween Costumes For Women

Every year is the same, the demand for new and cutting edge fashions mean that the designers within the fancy dress industry are constantly attempting to push the boundaries of costume fashion. Breaking through the fa├žade that fancy dress is unfashionable is a task that few do as well as the Americans. Halloween fancy dress designers such as Leg Avenue, Be Wicked and Forplay lead the way. Again, this year all appear to have outdone themselves. Even after working in the party industry for a decade, year-on-year I find myself astounded that the proverbial bar has been raised yet again.

Here's 5 of the sexiest outfits that have been expertly created and unveiled as brand new released for the 2014 Halloween season that will make you look absolutely delectable come October 31st. Enjoy.

1. Gypsy Witch Costume

Created by American costume designer Be Wicked, this stunning combination is the first of two options in this list from from the Los Angeles based outfit.

The three piece Piece Gypsy Witch fancy dress costume includes a glorious purple and black dress, coordinating witches hat and also a set of detachable sleeves. The bodice looks absolutely stunning. One of the most gorgeous sexy Halloween fancy dress costumes for women released so far this year.

Costume is available in two sizes.

Pictured crop and stockings are available separately.

2. Purple Monster Costume

From the US giant that is at the forefront of sexy Halloween costumes, I present you with the only entry from Leg Avenue. In recent years they appear to be moving away from typical Halloween costumes and focusing more on outfits that would be worn all-year-round. Their expansion of the sailors and pilots range may be an indicator that Leg Avenue are attempting to move away from creating scary outfits in 2015.

The two piece Purple Monster costume includes a purple and green monster dress with a sheer purple coloured tulle overlay and also a furry monster shrug with a hood. It boasts horns and eyes on the head and looks really cool. A nice alternative Halloween costume idea.

Costume is available in two sizes.

Pictured fuzzy shoe covers available separately.

3. Hokus Pokus Heartthrob Costume

This unique outfit comes from the aforementioned Be Wicked range. This year they seem to be really exploring a more diverse and modern style by combining long flowing skirts and low-cut figure hugging bodices. This costume is a perfect example.

The three piece Hokus Pokus Heartthrob costume includes an enchanting black and purple corseted top with adjustable lace up back, fabulous high-low skirt and a witches hat to adorn your head. Seriously one of the cutest eye-catching outfits to come out of 1020 Wilde Street ever.

Outfit is available in two sizes.

Don't forget to accessorise with a crop or witches broom to make really authentic!

4. Spiderweb Halloween Dress

This one's a little different. If you find yourself not that keen on dressing up or really struggle to choose what to wear for Halloween this might just be the solution for you. British costume creator Orion costumes have been hard at work the last couple of years to compete with the American companies to bring the UK market up to speed. This outfit seems like a great starting place.

The sexy sleeveless dress comes with an original cobweb and spider design and is crafted from shimmering black and white sequins that will sparkle under certain lights making it perfect to wear in a nightclub and is guaranteed to garner you a load of attention. All eyes will be on you.

Dress is available in two sizes. Everything in this list seems to be just two sizes!

Simple and unique. Why not add some spiderweb tights?

5. Body Shaper Witch Costume

These bodyshaper garments are superb. If you have any worries about your body shape or how you are going to look in a dress this is the costume for you. Available in various styles and designs, the body shaper range by Park King is going to be big this year. Defy the rush and get in there before anyone else discovers it.

The three piece Body Shaper Witch costume includes a delightful dress with a comfortable in-built body shaper in the bodice to slim down your stomach and enhance your curves. The over skirt is shorter at the front to create a chic appearance. The colours are vivid and bright contrasting with each other to almost come alive. Also included is a witches hat and detachable garters with bows.

Costume is available in three sizes.

Grab yourself a broom to complete the desired look!

You can find these Halloween fancy dress ideas and more on Jokers' Masquerade. Jokers' Have one of the biggest Halloweenfancy dress UK based collections of spooky outfits and novelties for purchase online today. Discover your sexy outfit today!

Monday, 24 September 2012

Halloween Cat Costumes

Halloween Costumes 2012 
Why not get the purrfect look and disguise yourself as a cat?

 Making a Black Cat Costume
If you're going to wear a cat costume for Halloween, I definitely recommend a black cat costume. Not only will this look more scary, but bits and pieces of sewing or stapling won't show up on black as blatantly as they would on other colours.

What you will need for a black cat costume? 

  • Black leotards 
  • Black Tee Shirt or long-sleeved black shirt 
  • A length of black felt about 4 feet long and three inches wide for the tail 
  • Cotton wool and a packet of pipe cleaners for tail stuffing. Lay them along the length of felt, fold over and sew into a long tail 
  • Four pieces of black felt to make two triangular cat ears - cut these pieces out and put some stiff cardboard (also cut into a triangular shape) between two layers of felt 
  • A pair of black pantyhose for a stretchy headband. Sew the ears onto the 'headband'. 
  • False fingernails - paint them black 
  • Eyebrow pencil to draw whiskers
Cat Costume Makeup
Get the cat eye look with the thick black winged out eye liner on your eye.
For the lips go cute and pink. On the cheeks start with applying a bronzer only to the apple of the cheeks and you can really layer it on. Next, take a brown eyeliner and draw on some little freckles. Then take a black eyeliner and draw on whiskers and a nose. The most important part is to use a waterproof and smudge proof black eyeliner for the whiskers and nose. Thanks to

Buying a Halloween Cat Costume


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Sunday, 12 August 2012

Halloween Costumes 2012 - Dead Celebrities

Ok, so I know we are still only in August and Halloween is still a few months away, but it does not harm to be well pre-paired by just starting to think of a few ideas as to what will be the best Halloween costumes for 2010 and this week we are looking into the dead and in particular dead celebrities!

Dead Celebrity Halloween Fancy Dress Party
For something a little out of the ordinary and possibly a little macabre (but hey that is what Halloween is about) dressing up as your favourite dead celebrity is an idea for Halloween 2010. In the past few years there seems there have been a large number of celebrity deaths. Most of the popular celebrities will probably have been eulogized through a costume. An idea would be to base your Halloween party around dead celebrities! Sounds terrible... but that means it is a great idea for Halloween!

Michael Jackson Halloween Costume: Probably as diverse and controversial as the man himself, Michael Jackson Halloween costumes can come in many forms, from those who want to make fun of the King of Pop, to those who want to celebrate him, to those who choose to focus on the controversy surrounding his death. Possibly the most popular Michael Jackson fancy dress costume theme is based around his famous thriller video which makes it easy to use him as Halloween inspiration.

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Heath Ledger (The Joker Costume): Even though Heath Ledger died in 2008 and the Batman film: The Dark Knight is old news, the Joker costume is as popular as ever and this trend is set to continue for Halloween 2010. For more, take a look at my guide to The Joker Costume.

Elvis Costume: Probably the most famous of all dead celebrities, and there literally hundreds, if not thousands of Elvis costumes available. A great idea for anyone who likes to do their thing on the dance floor! For more take a look at my article on Elvis Costumes.

Marilyn Monroe Costume: If Elvis is the most famous, then a Marilyn costume is not far behind and definitely one of the most popular dead celebrity women's costumes. For more take a look at my article on Marilyn Monroe Costumes.

Gary Coleman: Is probably best known for his childhood role as Arnold Jackson in the American sitcom Diff'rent Strokes (1978–1986) and for his small stature as an adult. Unfortunately I have been unable to find any Gary Coleman costumes for sale, so this may be an idea for someone who is prepared to make and design their own.

Farrah Fawcett: The former fashion model and Charlie’s Angel will be popular among ladies looking to use Hollywood’s obituary list for costume ideas.

Other dead celebrity costume ideas:

  • Alexander McQueen
  • John Forsythe - Played Blake Carrington on the 1980s soap opera Dynasty 
  • Infomercial pitchman Billy Mays
  • Political columnist Robert Novak
  • Television personality Ed McMahon
  • Ronnie James Dio -  American heavy metal vocalist and songwriter. He performed with, amongst others, Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell, and his own band Dio

Monday, 26 April 2010

Safari Costumes & the Safari Suit

I was recently asked by someone if I could suggest a "uniform" type costume, that was a little different than usual and not your typical police or fireman fancy dress costume.

I had a little think and as I had recently returned from a wonderful safari holiday in South Africa, it came to me - a Safari costume!

The Safari Suit
I had a quick search on the web and sure enough there are plenty of safari fancy dress costumes available for men, women and children. The safari suit style seems to be the most popular, with an excellent Steve Irwin costume.

There are also other styles of safari Halloween costumes available including an Explorer costume that I guess is based on Indiana Jones.

Mens Safari Costumes
As mentioned, there are some great explorer fancy dress costumes available for men and boys. Look out for outfits that have over the top accessories included: Like leopard print hats, belts and even whips or if you are really going deep into the savannah, guns!

Sexy Safari Costumes
As well as standard womens safari costumes, there are a few that are far more revealing like the Sexy Safari Girl costume show that comes with the Khaki dress and safari hat with leopard print trim. Unfortunately the leopard print shoes are not included!

Where to Buy:

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More Information
Aas I mentioned that I have recently been on a real safari, I thought I would pass on some links for some real safari stuff that I found useful:

Safari Wear - Clothing to wear on safari
Binoculars for Safaris - More important than your camera

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Child Cinderella Costumes & Outfits

Child Cinderella Costume (Prestige)
Cinderella costumes for children

World book day 2010 is coming and parents are scrambling everywhere to find the best costume for their children. While some may wander out of the box with left field costume ideas, some might want to go with some classics, like Cinderella. Judging by the amount of outfits we sell, girls Cinderella costumes are very popular and are bound to be a favourite theme for World Book Day.

Disney Cinderella costumes
Many retailers offer different types of Cinderella costumes. They greatly vary in price and detail. Disney Princess Cinderella costumes come in two categories: deluxe and prestige.

The deluxe Cinderella Outfit is the more affordable of the two and consists of a light blue silky dress with a velvet-like bodice. It’s made of polyester, so make sure your kids are tolerant to it. The nice puffy nylon sleeves are complimented by a nice silver scroll print.

The Prestige version is a bit more expensive but is well worth the cost. This version is sleeveless with a metallic inset that goes from the top to the bottom of the dress in a grid pattern. Images from the movie are printed on the skirt’s nylon overlay.

But a true Cinderella costume wouldn’t be complete without the shoes. There are two types of Cinderella slippers: deluxe and regular. The deluxe slippers are transparent and the insole is covered with a nice silver colored coating. The regular Cinderella shoes are clear blue but don’t have the silver coated insoles. Both feature a cameo of Cinderella on the top of the strap but the deluxe version is surrounded by rhinestones and white beads.

You can’t go wrong with an official Cinderella costume. But if you decide to go for a generic Cinderella type costume, make sure you see the merchandise with your own eyes before making a purchase. Some online retailers sell cheap versions to unsuspecting buyers, so make sure you know exactly what you’re buying so your children can have their Cinderella costume for World Book Day…

Where to Buy Girls Cinderella Costumes:

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More Information: Adult Cinderella Costumes & Outfits

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Adult Cinderella Costumes & Outfits

Adult Cinderella Costume
The many faces of Cinderella: which one will you be?

Since the Disney classic Cinderella was released in 1950, girls and grown women everywhere became enamored with the rags to riches story of Cinderella and her evil stepmother. Women's Cinderella costumes are amongst the most popular choices for Halloween or World Book Days. Let me give you a couple of different Cinderella outfits to help you stand out from the crowd.

Classic Disney Cinderella Outfits
First, you have your traditional Cinderella costumes. Disney releases their official versions and they’re the closest you can get to being Cinderella herself. There are children and adult Cinderella costumes and they’re available in a variety of sizes. I suggest you stick with the original versions if you want your costume to be as realistic as possible. They consist of Cinderella’s classic fancy dress complete with a nice headband and gloves. You can also buy different accessories such as a tiara and magic wand to add a personal touch to the costume.

sexy cinderella costume
Sexy Cinderella Costumes
If you’re more on the naughty side, there is a wide selection of sexy Cinderella costumes on the market. None of them were officially released by Disney of course, but most of them are still great quality variations of the original costume.

Sinderella costumes
If you want to take it up another notch, you can go for a Sinderella costume complete with fishnets and heavy make up. Sinderella and the golden brawas released in 1964 and was a sexy spin on the Disney classic. Instead of blessing Cinderella with a pair of glass shoes, her inebriated fairy godfather gives her a golden bra that she of course looses when she has to retreat in haste before midnight.

Where to buy Cinderella Costumes
Cinderella costumes will probably remain popular as long as Halloween exists. There are so many different types that I won’t have the time to showcase in this article, so don’t be afraid to explore the many options available and see which one suits your needs and personality the best.

Amazon have a huge range of Cinderella fancy dress and outfits for both adults and children:

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More Information: Child Cinderella Costumes & Outfits

Sunday, 17 January 2010

2 World Book Day Costume Ideas

So your kids are getting ready for the 2010 World Book Day that will be going down on March 4th 2010 but still don’t know what outfit to pick? Well, let me facilitate your search for the perfect costume with these three original World Book Day ideas.

kids aragorn costume (lord of the rings)Lord of the rings costume

Peter Jackson’s adaption of Tolkien’s mythical Lord of the Rings saga was a masterpiece and there are so many costume ideas and outfits that you can draw from the movie. I mean, the possibilities are endless! You can pick up a fancy dress and change your girls into ladies of the Galadrhim. Why not dress your kids in little hobbits, or elves -  there are plenty of hobbit and elf costumes available.

How about the ever popular Gollum? He has to be one of the most adored villains in the history of literature! Could you imagine the reaction of the crowd when they see a miniature Gollum enter the room? And most children just love to do Gollum impersonations, so that would make the Gollum costume even more realistic…

More Lord of the rings costume ideals include:
  • Legolas Costume
  • Aragorn Costume
  • Queen Arwen Costume
  • Ringwraith Costume
Buy Lord Of the Rings Costumes:
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James Bond Jr Costume

Let your children live the exiting life of a secret agent for a day. James Bond costumes are fairly simple and inexpensive. You can accessorize your children with little walkie-talkies and give them missions throughout the day. Kids love role playing, so tell them that they will be Bond, (insert first name there) Bond for the day. Tell them they have to save the world from a manic dictator or something and let their imagination sail free. Adorn them with thick sunglasses and mock ear plug radios and give them code words for when its time to go. If you have daughters, you can dress them up as little bond girls with a fancy dress and faux pearl necklace. I’m sure that will give them a World Book Day they’ll never forget…

Where to buy James Bond Costumes
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There are so many types of World Book Day costumes out there to choose from, but these two will be sure to impress your kids and World Book Day attendees. So enjoy the day with your family and why not get a Gandalf or Q costume for yourself and join the fun?

More World Book Day Costume Ideas:
For more inspiration, take a look at these blog posts: