Friday, 29 February 2008

From Horror to Humor

Humor is a strange thing, have you ever thought what makes something funny?

A great example is illustrated below, how do you turn this Horror Halloween costume into a Funny Halloween costume?

From Horror Costume

...To Funny Costume

Now I don't know if it is just my "sick" sense of humor, but that addition of a bit of blood and the fact that the guy is hitch hiking and has a sign makes it funny - but as soon as you try and explain it... it is no longer funny!

Anyway if you want to see some more costumes to make you smile, check out this funny costumes page.

Monday, 25 February 2008

Kids Costumes for World Book Day

Started by UNESCO as a way of promoting and developing reading throughout the world, World Book day is now entering its 2nd decade in the United Kingdom.

Support for what is an excellent idea is growing year on year. In the UK and Ireland, it is celebrated on the 6th of March and free book tokens are given to school children. Different schools who have registered and will approach the World Book Day differently, with some inviting a book seller to visit. Other schools will invite a story teller. Many schools encourage their pupils to come dressed as their favourite book character.

Some of the best fancy dress ideas for World Book Day?
One of the best ways I have found for looking for inspiration when deciding on a fancy dress costume is to browse on-line costume shops. This does not mean that you have to purchase your costume, but it can give you some excellent ideas on what to make.

Girls Costume ideas for World Book Day:
  • Alice in Wonderland Costume
  • Queen of Hearts Costume (Alice in Wonderland)
  • Cinderella Costume
  • Princess & The Pea Costume
  • Snow White Costume
  • Tinkerbell Costume
  • Teen Dorothy Costume (Wizard of Oz)
  • Heidi Costume
  • Witch Costumes - From many books including Winnie The Witch & Shakespeare!
  • The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe costume ideas
  • Little Miss Muffet
  • Little Red Riding Hood Costume
  • Goldilocks & The Three Bears costumes
  • Beatrix Potter Books - Think Rabbit costumes

Boys Costume ideas for World Book Day:
  • Harry Potter Costume
  • Robin Hood Costume
  • Dennis The Menace Costume
  • Wizard Of Oz Costume
  • Child Tin Man Costume (Wizard of Oz )
  • Child Scarecrow Costume (Wizard of Oz )
  • Aladdin Costume
  • Peter Pan Costume
  • Noddy Costume
  • Wombles Costumes
  • Paddington Bear Costume
  • Puss in Boots Costume
  • King of Hearts Costume (Alice in Wonderland)
  • Zorro Costume
  • Dracula Costume
  • Frankenstein Costume
  • The Cat in The Hat Costume
  • Jungle Book Costumes
  • Oliver Twist Costume
  • Wind in The Willows Costumes
  • Peter Rabbit Costumes
  • Costume ideas from the Bible
  • Gulliver's Travels
  • Dr. Dolittle Costumes
  • Pinocchio Costume
  • Aladdin Costume
  • Winnie The Pooh Costume
  • Lord of The Rings Costumes
  • Jack & The Beanstalk Costume (Jack & a Giant Costume)
  • Pirate Costume
  • Young Bond - James Bond Costume

Where to buy World Book Day Costumes has an excellent range of fancy dress costumes for children:
Children's Costumes on

More on World Book Day 2009

Thursday, 21 February 2008

Bigfoot spotted in forest in England?

It seems that the legendary Bigfoot was spotted south of London, England in a forest.. or is it?

Bigfoot, who also goes by the name of Sasquatch is described as a large, hairy bipedal hominoid and is said to live in remote forests in the USA, but recent reports and video sightings suggest that he (it?) may have moved over to the UK! With the increased security at airports you have to wonder how he managed to get over here - perhaps Bigfoot stowed away on a ship?

There are other explanations on how Bigfoot has managed to move from North America to Europe as some people believe that this animal, or its close relatives (brothers, sisters or cousins?), may be found around the world under different regional names, such as the Yeti of Tibet and Nepal, the Yeren of mainland China, and the Yowie of Australia.

What ever the case this video doesn't lie!

I have a Gingerbread fancy dress costume from Jokers' Masquerade that looks suspiciously like the Bigfoot caught on camera!

Fancy Dress Competiton

Are you a blog or website owner?

Thought you might like to know about a fancy dress competition where you could win a fancy dress costume.

All you have to do is write a few paragraphs on your site about Jokers' Masquerade and any of their prizes that you could win. Check out the link for more details on how to enter the fancy dress competition

Good luck!

Tuesday, 12 February 2008

More about About Jokers' Masquerade Fancy Dress Costumes

Jokers' Masquerade fancy dress costumes
As many of my links on this blog point to Jokers' Masquerade Fancy Dress , I thought it may be worth while writing a bit more about the company and why I recommend then:

Jokers' Masquerade has the largest online collection of fancy dress and Halloween costumes in England today. has been selling on the Web since 2001 and there are over 10,000 costumes and accessories to choose from for any fancy dress idea or theme. These include Christmas costumes and Halloween fancy dress. There is also a huge range of popular fancy dress themes like Star Wars costumes, Grease, Ghostbusters, Austin Powers, Marvel Super Hero costumes like Batman and the Incredible Hulk as well as other super heroes like Wolverine, Supergirl and Wonder Woman just to name a few. Many costumes are exclusive to and therefore not available elsewhere within the The United Kingdom.

Choosing your perfect fancy dress costume could not be easier and shopping online with is completely safe. Your order will be shipped from their massive warehouse complex and with most orders that are placed before 4.00pm are 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 five days depending on your chosen delivery option.

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