Tuesday, 11 December 2007

Darth Vader Costume

Of all the Star Wars costumes, Darth Vader Costumes are probably the most popular, and because of his tag as one of the ultimate villain's of all time Darth Vader also makes a perfect Halloween costume. In fact earlier this year The market share of Internet searches in the UK for "Halloween costumes" was up 19% compared to the previous year. Topping the list for fancy dress ideas during Halloween was “pirate costume” and second was “Darth Vader Costume”

Deluxe Darth Vader Costumes can set you back over £650 but thankfully for those who don't actually want to become Darth Vader there are cheaper versions of the costume that still look pretty cool although unlike the deluxe version, do not come with a Lightsaber or the Darth Vader Breathing device that gives you his distinctive sound as well as look. Check out the Star Wars costumes on Jokers' Masquerade for more details of the deluxe and standard versions of Darth Vader Costumes as well as Jango Fett Costumes, Stormtrooper Costumes, Jedi Costumes, Princess Leia Costumes and Yoda Costumes.

Wednesday, 5 December 2007

Santa VS Jack Game

Santa Vs Jack Game from Jokers' Masquerade.

(Jokers' Masquerade has the largest online collection of adult fancy dress costumes and Halloween costumes in the UK today)

Tuesday, 20 November 2007

Fancy Dress Ideas - Jokers Masquerade

Todays post is a little bit of shameless marketing, but I wouldn't post it if I did not think that on Jokers Masquerade was a great website from which I have often bought and can highly recommend them. It is definitly one of my favourite Fancy dress Shops. There are also plenty of great fancy dress costume ideas to be had, so go on check it out you know you want to!

About Jokers' Masquerade Fancy Dress Costumes

Jokers' Masquerade has the largest online collection of adult fancy dress costumes and Halloween costumes in the UK today.

Joke.co.uk has been selling on the Internet since 2001 and there are over 10,000 costumes and accessories to choose from for any fancy dress idea or theme. These include Christmas fancy dress and Halloween costumes. There is also a huge range of popular fancy dress themes like Star Wars, Grease, Ghostbusters, Austin Powers, Marvel Super Heroes like Spiderman and the Incredible Hulk as well as other super heroes like Superman, Supergirl and Wonder Woman just to name a few. Many costumes are exclusive to Jokers' Masquerade and therefore not available elsewhere within the UK.

Choosing your perfect fancy dress costume could not be simpler and shopping online with joke.co.uk is 100% secure. Your order will be shipped from their 40,000sqft warehouse complex and with most orders that are placed before 4.00pm shipped on the day of receipt (excluding weekends and Bank Holidays) complete with order and parcel tracking, you should expect your spanking new costume within one to five days depending on your chosen delivery option.

Think Fancy Dress, Think Halloween Costumes, Think Jokers' Masquerade.

Monday, 19 November 2007

Fancy Dress has gone to the Dogs

Pet Fancy Dress Costume

The UK lags behind the US when it comes to Fancy Dress Costumes for pets, but even so the top suppliers of fancy dress in the UK have reported that the demand for dog costumes has trippled in the last year.

Star Wars Costumes, Superman and other superhero costumes aswell as witch costumes are the top sellers.

Fancy dress with dogs, is similar to that of humans in that there is a huge increase in sales over the halloween period, popular Halloween fancy dress for dogs included ghoul, witch and devil costumes. Before now owners who wanted to dress up their pets, would design something themselves but more and more people are willing to splash out on making their dogs look great and a costume for your pooch is fast becoming the must have accessory.

It all started when Jonathan Ross put a Star WarsYoda costume on his dog about two years ago from there it has just grown in popularity.

Some suppliers of fancy dress costumes for dogs in the UK include:
Angels Fancy Dress - Shaftesbury Avenue, London

To buy online try:
Jokers’ Masquerade who have a whole section on Pet Fancy Dress Costumes including Super Hero Costumes, including Superman, Star Wars Costumes, Halloween Costumes, Buzz Lightyear, Snow White and Mickey Mouse Costumes, and all for your dog!

Friday, 16 November 2007

Fairy Costume Ideas

Fairy Costumes
Today's popular image of a fairy costume is that of of a white costume with delicate wings and possibly a wand, if you are going for the Tinkerbell costume look. The reality is that fairies and their costumes come in all shapes and sizes, and there is a huge variety of fairy costumes, and would easily be possible to have a fancy dress party based on a fairy and elf theme.

Tinkerbell Costume
Tinkerbell costumes are some of the most popular of the fairy costumes, for those of you don't know, Tinkerbell comes from the Peter Pan book written by J.M. Barrie. In the story, Tinkerbell is generally kind to peter pan, but she can also be a mean and vindictive fairy. This almost duel personality is said to be because of Tinkerbell's small size and this stops her from holding more than one feeling at a time. A Tinkerbell costume is usually green in colour, she has wings and often a wand as well.

For more check out my post on Tinkerbell Costumes

Fairy Halloween Costumes
As mentioned above, fairies are not always good and therefore why not try something different for Halloween by choosing a Fairy Halloween Costume, there is actually a pretty big selection of dark fairy costumes available. It is even said that When God banished a bunch of angels from heaven, those that were really bad, went to hell and became devils and those that were caught in between heaven and hell became fairies. With this in mind there are fairy costumes like the Evil Fairy Costume, the Dark Sexy Fairy Costume and even a red devil Tinker bell costume called Tinkerhell!

Some more ideas for your fairy fancy dress costumes:
Fairy Godmother Costume
Tooth Fairy Costume

Check out this fairy costume page for more ideas

Friday, 9 November 2007

Star Wars Yoda Costume

Yoda Costume

Sticking with the Star Wars Costume theme, but not with the obvious choices of a Darth Vader Costume, Jedi Costume or a Princess Leia Costume, a Yoda Costume could be just the ticket

In the Star Wars films, Yoda is at wise and very powerful Jedi Master he first appeared in The Empire Strikes Back as a strange little creature who goes on to train Luke Skywalker to become a Jedi Knight.

Although Yoda is small and looks pretty frail, he is a master in combat, using the lightsaber as he mostly relies on “the force” over physical power, this is shown to best effect in the Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones when Yoda duels with Separatist leader and Sith Lord Count Dooku, who also happened to be Yoda's Jedi apprentice in the past. This battle only ends with Dooku escaping by threatening Yoda's injured comrades, Anakin and Obi-Wan Kenobi.

For more Yoda Costume and Star Wars Costume Ideas check out the costumes on Amazon.co.uk

Princess Leia Costume

Princess Leia Costume

Star Wars has always been a very popular theme for fancy dress, with most people choosing a Darth Vader Costume, Jedi Costume or Yoda Costume, why not, if you are a female choose a Princess Leia Costume for your next fancy dress party?

In the Star Wars films, Princess Leia is actually daughter of Darth Vader and also the twin sister of Luke Skywalker, great news for your partner as he can dress as either character and you can go as a couple!

As a baby Princess Leia (Leia Amidala Skywalker) was placed in the care of Senator Viceroy Bail Organa and his wife Queen Breha after the death of her real mother and the fall of her father (Darth Vader) and the separation between her and Luke and unlike Luke, Princess Leia has vague memories of her real mother. Princess Leia eventually joins the Imperial Senate and uses her position to help the Rebel Alliance.

For more Princess Leia Costume and other Star Wars Costume ideas check out the Jokers' Masquerade website

Friday, 5 October 2007

Sexy Fancy Dress ideas for halloween

For this post, the theme is If you've got it, flaunt it, here are some of the best sexy fancy dress ideas for Halloween.

Seductress Fancy Dress Halloween Costume

This Halloween fancy dress costume is perfect if you want to turn a few heads, it is a fancy dress costume available in plus sizes (UK Dress Size 16 / 18 ) as well as standard sizes.

This sexy Halloween fancy dress costume is available on Amazon.co.uk

Devilicious Fancy Dress Halloween Costume

What could be more sexy than a lady in red... don't go breaking into song now! Show of your devilicious side this Halloween.

This fancy dress is available in plus sizes (UK Dress Size 16 / 18) as well as standard.

This sexy Halloween fancy dress costume is available on Amazon.co.uk

Saucy Witch Halloween Fancy Dress Costume

Back in my day witches were always meant to be rather ugly (Double, double toil and trouble and all that), it seems as though things have changed for the better!

This cheap fancy dress is available in adult sizes 10 - 12 and for around £15 I think it is really good value for money as well.

Sexy Witch Halloween Fancy Dress Costume

Really want to go to your Halloween fancy dress party as a sexy witch, but don't like black, why not try purple, you are sure to cast a spell on everyone you meet.

Priced at around £16 is fantastic value.. but wont make you look cheap and available in adult sizes 10 / 14

Saturday, 29 September 2007

Plus Size Halloween Costumes Fancy Dress Ideas

Plus Size Fancy Dress
I have had a few people say to me that they were finding it difficult to find Plus Size Halloween Costumes and Fancy Dress Ideas in larger sizes, so I have done a bit of research and come up with some great ideas for you:

I guess fancy dress at times cam be similar to dressing in your normal day to day clothes, I say this because even though you are wearing fancy dress, you still want to look good.. that is unless the fancy dress idea is just to look silly!

Fuller-Cut Fancy Dress costumes
What you need is a Fuller-Cut costume, these often come in sizes 16 -20 (UK) and are perfect. The Fist image on the right is a fantastic example of a plus size Halloween costume idea, why not dress up as a slinky Wanda the wicked witch? This fancy dress is a slimming black color and looks sophisticated to boot. Cost approx: £32.49

Gothic Pirate Queen Halloween Costume!
If witches are not your thing and you'd like nothing more to snuggle up to Johnny Depp, I mean "Jack Sparrow" why not give a pirate costume with a Halloween twist to it a go? This Gothic Pirate Queen costume comes in one size only and is suitable for plus sizes 16 -20 (UK) price approx £34.99

So where can you find Plus Size Halloween Costumes?
Both these fancy dress costumes are available at Party Domain
Telephone Enquiries : 0845 2300 331
International: 0044845 2300 331
Email: sales@partydomain.co.uk

I hope that has given you a few Halloween Fancy Dress Ideas, till next time, see ya!

Friday, 28 September 2007

Fancy Dress Ideas: Pirate Master

Welcome to the first post of Fancy Dress Ideas UK and to our very first "idea" for you!

With Pirates all the rage here in the UK at the moment largly due to to the adventures of Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) in the films Pirates of the Caribbean, I thought I'd start of with a few pirate fancy dress ideas!

Fancy Dress Ideas UK: Pirate CostumeIdeas for Him:

Fancy Dress Ideas: Pirate Costume
The Capt'n Cutthroat Fancy Dress Costume
This is the perfect costume for the man with a slightly dark side and edgy side to him! One with ambition and one who wants to rule the waves!

The fantastic thing about it is that you can easily add plenty of other accessories to this fancy dress, just depending how deep into the character you want to go! There is always the classic pirate eye patch and no pirate would be complete without a beard and moustache (or mustache).

So here can you get this Fancy Dress Costume?
In the UK, Jokers' Masquerade if THE place to go, it has the largest online collection of adult fancy dress costumes and Halloween costumes in the UK today. They have are over 10 000 costumes and they have a huge range of pirate fancydress costumes.

Right thats is all for now from Fancy Dress Ideas UK hope this has been of some help to you.

Fancy Dress Ideas: Halloween Extravaganza

Fancy dress ideas UK: House of magicHere is one of the best fancy dress ideas in the UK for a while: A special Halloween Fancy Dress Extravaganza at Simon Drake’s House Of Magic in London, UK.

So if your looking for a Fancy dress Halloween party, tickets are now on sale for for the annual fancy dress halloween special evening which is available as a shared evening on Friday 26th October. This event has become more popular each year with past acts which include Richard O’Brien singing The Time Warp at midnight.

There can be very few entertainment venues in the UK like The House of Magic and they have even had clients fly whole groups of people from overseas to experience a full evening.

For more details and to book:

Contact: Simon Drake's House of Magic
Tel: +44 (0)20 7735 477
Emal: info@houseofmagic.co.uk

That's it from Fancy Dress Ideas UK for now but check back soon for our Halloween Fancy Dress Special

Fancy Dress Ideas: Wonder Woman Costume

Fancy Dress Ideas UK: Wonder WomanOn todays issue of Fancy Dress Ideas we will be focusing on the fairer sex and what better role model than wonder Woman!

This costume is perfect in many ways, as it is so versatile. Wear it to a Superhero fancy dress party or even a 70's or retro party (Wonder Woman became a huge icon firstly in the 70's in the US, but later also became very popular here in the UK.

This sexy outfit probably sums up the term "If you've got it, flaunt it!" Not only will you look stunning in this fancy dress costume but it will also make you look smart! Wonder Woman was all things, both beautiful, strong and smart!

Where to get it you ask? I found this and a whole bunch of other Super Hero Fancy Dress Ideas on Jokers' Masquerade Super Hero FancyDress.

So if you harbour any fantasies of becoming a Superhero for the night this has got to be top of the list for your Fancy Dress Ideas.

Take a look at another super hero post of mine on Catwoman Costumes

Fancy Dress Ideas UK: Halloween charity dive

Definitely one of the most unique Fancy Dress Ideas I have ever seen, A Halloween charity Dive.

The Scuba Dive is part of a fund-raising dive at Gildenburgh Water in Whittlesey on Sunday, October 28.

There will be divers from all across the across the UK and you are encouraged to come along and take part in the day’s diving activities, which will include a treasure hunt underwater with a prize for the winning team, best Fancy Dress costume and top fund-raiser.

“All money raised on the day will go towards Mencap’s work with people with a learning disability, enabling them to take part in many of the leisure activities that other people take for granted.”

So if you fancy taking the plunge for charity and you live in the area, then a fancy dress Halloween dive UK 2007 could be just for you.

Fancy Dress Ideas UK: Flying Fancy Dress!

Those Magnificent Men in Their fancy dress and Flying Machines. Every year in the town of Bognor in Sussex UK people gather for the annual Bognor Birdman challenge. This year saw the 36th edition of the event where competitors "fly" into the sea wearing crazy fancy dress costumes and home built flying machines. It is great fun to watch, as well as to find some excellent fancy dress ideas.

The event is taken very seriously by some participants and with a £25,000 jackpot for anyone who can travel 100m, who can blame them! The more serious competitors don't tend to wear fancy dress, but the vast majority do and there are cash prizes for the best fancy dress ideas. This event held in the UK along with other eccentric events are uniquely British and long may they continue!

Check out this YouTube video for some highlights of last years event.

So if your looking for something to do in your fancy dress costume, or you are looking for some fancy dress ideas in the UK or just want a laugh, why not travel down to Bognor next year for the Birdman Challenge.