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Film Fancy Dress Costumes

  • It's all about Lego!

    Since the Lego Movie graced the big screen, Lego has been more popular than ever. From fashion statements, Lego fancy dress to life-size Lego cars, the creativity that Lego inspires in people is incredible…

    Raul Oaida spent 20 months working on the Super Awesome Micro Project – a one-of-a-kind motor costing £75,000. Built entirely from scratch, the working engine is made entirely from up to 100,000 Lego parts.

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    And then there’s the dress made from 5000 Lego bricks, which kicked off London Fashion Week in September last year. Even the accessories were Lego-inspired!

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    There’s no doubt that Lego costumes are original and everyone will be amused if you turn up in a Lego Man or Lego Lady costume at the next event. You can make your Lego character unique – be a pirate, a chef, vampire, or even a skeleton.

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    Or you could copy what the Lego Movie did and dress up as a Lego superhero. This amazing dad had no qualms about building an outfit of the main character for his daughter, after they saw the movie.

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    If you want to portray your favourite childhood pastime AND be on trend, then Lego costumes or Lego Fancy Dress are the way to go this summer.

    Author Bio

    This post was brought to you by Alex Prevost from Character Fancy Dress Shop Aylesbury. They provide lego fancy dress and also a great range of Halloween Costumes and Fancy Dress Ideas for every occasion.


  • Get your Smurf Fancy Dress ready for the New Movie Release - The Smurfs 2

    The forthcoming release of the smurfs 2 looks set to one of the summer blockbusters. Kids just love the to wear smurf fancy dress costumes in celebration and parents across the UK will be flocking to the cinema with their little ones for more smurf madness. Not surprising many of us adults also love the smurfs.

    Originally introduced in the 1958, many of us will have grown up with the smurfs from childhood and are now seeing our children enjoying the same characters. The new smurf franchise saw the first movie released in 2011.

    Such was the success of the first movie that it has spawned a sequel that looks to be just as entertaining as the first movie. With such a massive following of both adults and children, the smurfs 2 looks set to become another massive blockbuster. So what is it that really endears the smurfs to our hearts? So many people really get into the fancy dress spirit.

    The Hartlepool fans donned their annual fancy dress by turning as Smurfs to a game in London.

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    It seems like everyone wants to dress up as a smurf

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    So why not celebrate the release of this year’s summer blockbuster and dress up as a smurf. More great fancy dress themes available here




  • Couples in Costume!

    Happiness is so much sweeter when it’s shared. The same applies to fancy dress! You can have so much more fun with your outfit if you share your costume idea with a friend, sibling or significant other. Dressing up as a couple is a great idea for theme parties, couple outings or simply making a statement – that you are together!

    Whether you and your loved one are entering a couples’ costume contest or just going out to celebrate Halloween or someone’s birthday, costumes for couples are a great way to have an enjoyable time together. They are a great favourite among people every year, as it is fun to co-ordinate.


    When it comes to fancy dress, you have no limits. You can be outrageous, funny and creative. You may already have a completely unique costume idea for you and your special someone, but if you haven’t, here are some suggestions:

    Superhero Couples Costumes 

    Maybe Batman has an off-day. Batgirl is close at hand to salvage the situation! You can also choose to be Superman and Supergirl.

    TV & Movie Couples Costumes 

    From Star Wars, The Flintstones, Toy Story, Harry Potter and other perennial entertainment favourites, you have a lot to choose from.

    Career Couples Costumes 

    You could dress up as a priest and nun, striped jailbirds, firefighters and all branches of the military are just a few of the costumes for two populating this category. And yes, prison can be a one-night career!

    Funny Couples Costumes 

    Peanut butter and jellied slices of bread, ketchup and mustard, honey bee and bee keeper — who wouldn't get a chuckle out of these wacky costume ideas?


    Getting Specific

    Here are some great examples of famous couples:

    • Bee and Beekeeper
    • Mickey and Minnie
    • Emily and Victor from The Corpse Bride
    • Jessica and Roger Rabbit
    • Shrek and Fiona
    • Donkey and Dragon
    • Ghostbuster and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man
    • Woody and Bo Peep
    • Woody and Buzz
    • Buzz and Jessie
    • Batman and Robin
    • Jack Sparrow and Elizabeth Swan
    • Forrest Gump and Lieutenant Dan
    • Jack Daniels and Coke
    • Ken and Barbie
    • Sandy and Danny from Greece
    • Batman and the Joker
    • King and Queen (list several)
    • Jager Meister and Redbull
    • Ghostface and Sydney Prescott from Scream
    • Bunny and Pimp
    • Frankenstein and his Bride
    • Loofah and Soap
    • Lion and Lion Tamer
    • Count Dracula and his Vampire Queen

    Don’t party alone when you can pair up with a friend and deck yourselves out in the coolest couples’ costumes!

    Author Bio

    This guide to couple fancy dress costumes was provided by Alex Prevost form Character Fancy Dress shop in Aylesbury. They provide fancy dress costumes for every occasion.

  • What is Fancy Dress all About?

    "Fancy dress" is mainly a British term dating back to the Victorian era. Prior to that, masquerade parties were all the rage. Because party-goers were masked and costumed and therefore anonymous, they had a tendency to act in an inappropriate manner. People were a lot bolder than when dressed in their everyday clothes. To discourage this behaviour, masquerade parties fell out of fashion with the social elite. Instead, parties where costumes were required but masks weren't became fashionable. To differentiate them from the scandalous masquerade parties, they became known as parties of "fancy dress".


    Fancy dress parties became popular for private as well as public occasions. Queen Victoria was well known for her liking of fancy dress and used to throw parties of this sort quite often. If there was something to celebrate, there was a good chance it would be celebrated in costume.

    Risqué or fanciful costumes were considered inappropriate and in bad taste, so party-goers would dress in costumes of historical or literary significance. Shakespeare became a popular theme as did native costumes from other countries, though some of them would be viewed as politically incorrect during this day and age. Other common costumes portrayed seasons, such as the "winter," which entailed dressing in a fashionable white dress adorned with elegant accessories such as sparkly "icicles." Peasant dresses were also fashionable as they were considered "romantic" and perhaps a bit racier than costumes that covered cleavage, arms and legs.


    In those times, Fancy Dress parties indicated a certain moral standard. Men didn't dress as women; women didn't dress as men and body parts weren't exposed. This was, after all, polite society and such behaviour was beneath them.

    These days, "Fancy Dress" is just a glorified term for a costume party and pretty much anything goes. Most fancy dress parties are to celebrate Halloween, hen and stag do's, anniversaries, birthdays, Christmas and Easter.


    Costume parties are popular for a number of reasons. For one thing, while dressed as someone else, you get to take on another persona for that time. If you are part of a group of like-minded people dressing to a certain theme, then you get a feeling of belonging. Dressing in costume is also a chance to show of your creativity and individuality.

    There are endless costumes that you can dress up in – the more imaginative the better. You can go as your favourite superhero, a monster, a war hero, historical figures (like Cleopatra), characters from books and TV, celebrities and animals.

    Dressing with originality can be a conversation starter and icebreaker. It creates a lot of different and sometimes strange laughs, looking at what people have come as, what crazy thoughts people have and learn whose favourite character is.

    The main thing with fancy dress is that everyone dresses up in ridiculous, funny and imaginative costumes and for everyone to enjoy themselves.


  • The second Captain America film is here!

    ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ has hit our screens and is making a much bigger splash that its original, ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’.


    Chris Evans returns as the red-white-and-blue crusader, Steve Rogers, in a plot that features Rogers struggling to embrace his role in the modern world, while battling the Soviet agent known as the Winter Soldier. Two years on from the events in ‘Avengers Assemble’, the first avenger becomes embroiled in a dark political conspiracy and teams up with The Falcon to go against the mysterious Winter Soldier.

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    “Audiences have had a lot of great exposure with the introduction of Captain America in the 2011 film and an integral role in ‘Marvel’s The Avengers,’ which is the third biggest film of all time,” says Disney distribution chief Dave Hollis. “The Marvel films are like interlocking puzzle pieces, so we expect to see increased interest.”

    ‘The Winter Soldier’ will no doubt be popular because it is the biggest step so far in terms of plot events, hinting at what we have to look forward to in the next Avengers film, ‘Age of Ultron’.

    If you want to find out what that is, well, you will have to watch the movie for yourself. You’ll find no spoilers here.

  • What is Cosplay?

    Cosplay has a couple of meanings, but the most relevant is the merging of the words ‘costume’ and ‘play’. If you want to wear a costume while attending an event (perhaps to compete or to perform a short sketch), then you have arrived in the exciting world of cosplay.

    Cosplay is the combination of the English words "costume" and "play". It is a Japanese subculture centred on dressing as characters from manga, anime, and video games. However, in some circles, "cosplay" has been expanded to mean simply wearing a costume.

    One anecdote about the origin of the word "cosplay" was that Nov Takahashi (from a Japanese studio called Studio Hard) coined the term "cosplay" as a contraction of the English words "costume play" while he was attending the 1984 Los Angeles Science Fiction Worldcon. He was so impressed by the hall and masquerade costuming there that he reported about it frequently in Japanese science fiction magazines. This ultimately triggered Japanese cosplay.

    Cosplay is a hobby where like-minded people gather to see other costumes, show off their own elaborate handmade creations, snap lots of pictures and perhaps partake in best costume contests.


    In the United States and Europe, it differs from Japanese culture in that cosplay concerning Sci-Fi films and TV shows along with Renaissance-era characters and historical re-enactments, especially at science fiction conventions, are far more popular in the West than they are in Japan.

    Cosplay is a favourite habit of Comic Con attendees, which fans attend in droves. There, you will see dozens of Batmen, Iron Men and Wonder Women, in addition to niche costumes, like characters of the Japanese manga series "Attack on Titan" and '90s throwbacks like Freakazoid and Hey Arnold.

    Brave Cosplay

    The costumes vary greatly in intensity. Some crafty cosplayers get imaginative and repurpose clothing and props they already own. For example, to cosplay as Katniss Everdeen of "Hunger Games”, you only need a black t-shirt, green cargo pants, lace-up boots and hair tied into a braid. You can buy a Mockingjay pin replica and use brown eye shadow for dirt and grime smears.

    Katniss Cosplay

    For cosplayers, the experience is nearly always worth the stress of choosing a costume and dropping the dough. It's an opportunity to be a hero, princess, or otherworldly creature. It takes courage to put on a costume and go into public. But cosplayers enjoy celebrating the characters that they love and embracing their fandom.

    Have you cosplayed yet?


  • We Love Spiderman!

    Spiderman is a fictional superhero, brought to us by Marvel Comics. He was created with super strength and agility, the ability to cling to most surfaces and shoot spider-webs. With his ‘spider-sense’, he can react to danger quickly, enabling him to combat his foes and escape sticky situations.


    Spiderman first appeared comic books in the early 1960’s, but since the 2002 movie featuring Peter Parker, the series really broke ground. We are able to identify with Toby Maguire’s Peter Parker because we see the man behind the mask and witness the hardships he faces as he learns that “with great power there must also be great responsibility”.


    Since Spiderman started leaping across our screens, he has become one of the most popular and commercially successful superheroes. He is Marvel’s flagship character and company mascot, so has appeared in many forms in the media. Now that the films have been rebooted as 'The Amazing Spiderman', Andrew Garfield has taken over the role of Spiderman, which has brought a whole new angle to his story.


    With these credentials, wouldn't you like to spend some time as the Man Behind the Mask?



  • The Batsuit From Batman Movie

    It’s nearly time for the ‘Batman vs. Superman’ movie to begin filming, which means soon, the new costumes will be revealed. But what should we expect of Batman’s new suit? Will it be an upgrade from the previous movies or reminiscent to the DC’s comic books?

    The costume designer Michael Wilkinson explains that there is ‘logic’ behind Ben Affleck’s new Batman suit:

    “Zack Snyder has such a great vision for this film, the cinematic universe that we're creating together with the production designer and the cinematographer. It has a logic to it. It's very tight. It's a very gritty, real, contemporary world. That's what I had in the back of my mind when I tried to think of a Batman that works for that universe."

    Until the Big Reveal, we will have to make the most of the Batsuit we already have…

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  • Could you be a lady fancy dress superhero?

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    As you may have noticed, there has been a lot of buzz around fancy dress superhero films for the past few years. One thing that fans have picked up on is that there are more films about male superheroes than females. That is all set to change.

    Marvel Studios is developing a film that will revolve around Black Widow, the character played by Scarlett Johansson in the “Iron Man” and “The Avengers” franchises. Here’s hoping that this film will set a trend.

    While there are calls for more superhero films to feature women in the title role, there are bloggers and artists out there who are experimenting with what that would look like, by photoshopping female celebrities in the male equivalent of Ironman, Thor and Captain America costumes.

    But we don’t need to worry about photoshop, not when we already have a fabulous range of lady fancy dress superhero costumes, waiting for you to make your superhero debut in at the next fancy dress event.

  • Fancy Dress Film Characters for Halloween

    Halloween is now just weeks and everyone is looking for that perfect Halloween Costume to really cause a scare. There are so many great Halloween characters that include Vampires, Witches, Dracula, Zombies, Werewolves, Devils and more. Over the years the Movie Screens have produced some Fantastic Horror films that have made the on screen Characters Halloween Legends. Films like Friday the 13th, Halloween, Midnight on Elm Street and the Chainsaw Massacre have seen Horror Legends become the Ultimate Halloween Fancy Dress Character. For those looking to turn up at a Halloween Party as fancy dress film characters, See our recommendations for the best Halloween Costumes based on Fancy Dress Film Characters.

    Jason Voorhees

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    Jason rose to fame in Friday the 13th which was originally released in 1980. The film features a group of Camp counsellors who are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant wearing a hockey mask while they are trying to reopen a summer camp. The original film spawned sequel after sequel with a further remake of the original movie in 2009, 29 years after the original movie. You can get your own Jason Halloween Costume for adults by visiting our Halloween Costume Selection online.

    Freddy Kruger

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    Freddy Kruger rose to fame in the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. The original film was released in 1984 and was directed by Wes Craven. The film plot focuses on a group of teenagers who are being stalked in their dreams by murdered child killer Freddy Krueger. This horror film legend has continued to be a popular choice around Halloween time. Our new Freddy Kruger Halloween Costume Chest of Souls is definitely the costume choice for those wanting to cause a real scare.

    Scream Character

    Sream Halloween Costume

    Scream was another WES Craven master piece featuring a killer known as Ghostface. The film sees the masked character killing off teenagers one by one. Very tongue in cheek but with nail biting moments, this Horror film franchise has seen countless sequels. Another firm favourite for Halloween, the Scream character Fancy dress costume is another popular Film Character Fancy Dress costume that will be the perfect choice for any Halloween Party.

    Author Bio

    This guide to Fancy Dress Film Characters was brought to you by Alex Prevost form Character Fancy Dress. They provide a great selection of Halloween Costumes and Fancy Dress Ideas for every fancy dress occasion occasion.

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