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