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  • 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.

    Lego Fancy Dress Lego Fancy Dress

    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!

    lego accessories Lego Fancy Dress

    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.

    lego_men_2011 Lego Fancy Dress

    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.

    lego suit Lego Fancy Dress

    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.


  • What do you fancy?

    We all love to party, don’t we? Some people party only on special occasions while some do so every other weekend. Some like house parties while some others prefer their parties in clubs. We all have our different tastes when it comes to hosting or attending a successful, fulfilled night of revelry. Partying is a universal activity that knows no boundaries of location, age, sex or race. One thing that is common among most people around the world is the common love they share for theme parties. Everyone likes a costume or theme party where they can become whatever they want to for that one night. With the growing popularity of selfies in social media, people are more enthusiastic than ever before to dress up as their favorite cartoon character or superhero and go clickety-click in their new looks.

    For the residents of UK, the one stop shop for acquiring fancy dresses of a variety of different kinds is Character Fancy Dress. It is the leading UK Fancy Dress costume supplier which provides Halloween costumes and fancy dress outfits for every occasion and every party. So whether it is a Hen night or a Stag night, a kid’s theme party or a more adult themed get-together, there are costumes and matching accessories for every kind of event available at Character Fancy Dress.

    Add more fun to your parties with costumes

    Character Fancy Dress stocks a large inventory of costumes suitable for any fancy dress theme including fancy dress parties, Halloween, Valentine events and festivals. UK residents need not run form pillar to post before the much awaited festival of Halloween to decide on which costume they want. They can simply log on to the company’s website and choose from numerous fun, stylish outfits for themselves as well as their kids.

    The costumes are available in all sizes and come with affordable, pocket friendly price tags. In fact there is always a sale going on at Character Fancy Dress on most of the costumes so that parties can be fun without creating holes in the pockets of the revelers. All the orders placed at Character Fancy Dress are dispatched on the same day of purchase so that the items are delivered as quickly as possible for you to get ready on time for that much awaited event.

    Character Fancy Dress stocks all types of costumes

    The fancy dress costumes available at Character Fancy Dress include those that have become iconic in pop culture over the decades. These include famous movie characters like Indiana Jones, Harry Potter, Monsters Inc., Scooby Doo, etc. There are also superheroes characters, animal costumes, pirates, clowns and many more such fun themes. For the little girls, all the latest Disney, princess and movies costumes are available to order online. Besides costumes, there are also attractive, matching accessories available which complete the getup.

    Interested parties can contact this Buckinghamshire based company 24 hours a day, on or phone on 0845 201 5136.

  • 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.

  • Get your Wheelchair Costume Ideas

    If you use a wheelchair, or know anyone that uses a wheelchair, then you know how difficult and challenging it can be to find a unique and functional fancy dress costume. Because people are all different shapes and sizes, not to mention the wheelchair itself, your best option is to custom make your own wheelchair costume.

    A costume that is tailor fitted for a wheelchair needs to be able to function as well as impress. A wheelchair fancy dress costume also presents the perfect way to create a "one of kind" costume that leaves a lasting impression with both the person wearing it and everyone who sees it.


    Whether you are putting together a costume for a child or an adult you have an amazing opportunity to create an award winning, original fancy dress costume that will steal the show, especially when dressed as a pirate in a ship!

    A wheelchair fancy dress costume can instantly stand out in a crowd and the sky's the limit on the ideas. The fun thing with these costumes is that you can go far beyond typical fairies, monsters, zombies and super heroes. Everyone else will be jealous when they see Batman gliding through the streets in his Batmobile or Cinderella arriving to the Halloween party in her Enchanted Carriage!


    The most difficult part of a costume being used for a wheelchair is that you can't order a standard princess or movie character costume online or from your local store. However, with a little fairy dust and some big ideas, you’ll be able to create your own costume. The best thing about creating your own costume is that you can customise the design to do whatever you want, plus, no one else will look anywhere near as unique.


    There are no limitations on what can be created for a wheelchair – a "spy plane" being flown by a secret agent, a princess riding her horse or a farmer driving his tractor. Add in accessories, wigs, masks and anything else you can think of to design and construct your fancy dress costume for one of the most exciting times of the year – be it Halloween or simply a birthday party.

    These wheelchair costumes are special, with the power to create a memorable experience for everyone involved, from the people helping to make them and the people that wear them to everyone who is lucky enough to see them in person. Get started now on your unique and distinctive costume.


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  • Fancy dress walk to raise money for Newport hospice

    The third annual fancy dress walk in memory of a Newport lifeguard in aid of St David’s Hospice is set to take place next month.

    Steven Lewis, 31, died on December 21, 2011, after being diagnosed with stomach cancer.

    The fancy dress walk from Charles Street to The Ship Inn, Caerleon, will take place on Monday, May 26. The last two years have seen dozens of people turn out for the walk in their best fancy dress, from the Queen and Rocky to a Dad’s Army soldier and the Mario Bros.

    The three-mile walk will start at 3pm at the bottom of Charles Street and will make its way through Commericial Street, into Bridge Street and Cambrian Road, through the High Street, walking across Newport Bridge before walking along Caerleon Road to the Ship car park.

    Steven’s mum, Jackie Lewis, from St Julian’s, told the Argus they are hoping the walk will help them reach their £25,000 target.


    With the London marathon just passing and the epic fancy-dress outfits that were on display turning heads. This could be your perfect chance to shine and turn heads in the Newport hospice fancy dress walk.

    Here are some fancy-dress ideas that are eye-catching and will make you stand out as having the best fancy-dress!!


    Here’s a SuperMario costume that is bound to get you some attention. If you’re going with a friend this could be a costume for both of you, as you can both go as the partnership of SuperMario Brothers.


    Here’s a Monsters Inc. costume that will stand out, with the bright green features and big eye in the middle of costume. Also bound to be kids favourite!


    Here's also another alternative Monsters Inc. costume for the kids!



    These two Batwomen and Robin costumes could be the perfect partnership for you and your friends to make statement. Both costumes pass of fancy dress but not only that they are both very stylish at the same time!

  • The Quirkiness of Marc Jacobs

    Marc Jacobs is an American fashion designer. He is the head designer for Marc Jacobs, with over 200 retail stores in 80 countries. Before this, he was the creative director of the French design house Louis Vuitton from 1997 to 2013.

    Marc Jacobs BirdHint - Marc Jacobs is the one on the left. Yes, you got it. The bird.

    Marc Jacobs is almost as well known for his fancy dress costume shenanigans as for his fashion designs. At his annual holiday party in New York, he reportedly demands that his guests wear a costume, or they will not be allowed entry.

    Mark Jacobs Ketchup

    A fan of ketchup? Why not dress up as a ketchup bottle?

    A fan of making political statements, as well as fashion statements, Marc Jacobs’ outlandish getups always cause a stir.

    Dimitrios KambourisMarc Jacob wins the prize for 'Best Pig'. What does he win? Naomi Campbell, of course!

    He must be doing something right, for he is friend and designer to the stars – his presence is often gracing the red carpet, either in the form of one of his artistic creations or the attendance by the designer himself.

    Marc Jacobs Lace DressThose lace dresses are all the rage, don't ya know?

    Notable fans of his designs include Miley Cyrus, Ashlee Simpson, Vanessa Hudgens, Sarah Jessica Parker, Victoria Beckham and Jennifer Garner; the list goes on.

    Marc Jacobs - Miley Cyrus

    Even Miley Cyrus is getting in on the lacey dress action. And yes, this is a Marc Jacobs creation

    He’s a long-time friend of Kate Moss and is credited to have persuaded her to make a runway return. He is also the person who supplied her with a stunning gold gown for her book launch party.

    Marc Jacobs Kate MossKate Moss works that golden gown

    If you want to embrace a fun and fantastic attitude like Marc Jacobs, you can get your own crazy costumes at Character Fancy Dress.

  • Lincoln 10k Charity Fancy Dress Run

    Author Bio

    This post was brought to you by Alex Prevost form Character Fancy Dress shop in Aylesbury. They provide a great range of charity fancy dress, Halloween 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.


  • Sponsored Fancy Dress Walk for GOSH


    Spiderman, the Gruffalo and fairies completed a sponsored fancy dress walk around an historic house to raise money for life-saving heart equipment at a children’s hospital.

    The fund-raiser for Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) in London happened at Blicking Hall, near Aylsham, was joined by about 20 families from across Norfolk dressed in colourful outfits.

    Participants included Kathryn Howes and Michelle Ward, whose young sons were born with holes in the heart and Julie Johnson, whose daughter has an enlarged heart. All three children are cared for by GOSH.


    Organiser Mrs Howes, 37, from Lancaster Avenue in Watton, said: “The turn out is absolutely brilliant. Everyone looks amazing. Your life turns upside down when you learn your child has a heart problem.”

    Her 20-month-old son, Maximus ,was born with two holes in the heart and the problem was discovered when he was 15-weeks-old after he suffered heart failure. Maximus had heart surgery at GOSH when he was 19-weeks-old and is now on medication.

    The two and a half mile walk was for the Love Hearts Appeal which is raising cash for intensive care equipment at GOSH. A similar event was held at Blickling Hall last year and raised £1,600.

  • Grange Students And Staff Help Boost Funds For Prom Night

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    A fundraising day held by staff and Year 11 students at Shrewsbury’s Grange Secondary School has helped to boost funds for this year’s leavers’ prom.

    Both students and teachers donned fancy dress outfits for the fundraiser which was held last week at the Grange.

    Teacher Elaine Jones, who helped to organise the event, said that it had been a great success.

    “Every single penny from the day will be used towards prom night for the Year 11 students who will be leaving us in the summer,” she said.

    “It will help to pay for the food, decorations and the photographer – we are one of the few schools which actually stages its prom on school premises and it always turns out to be a wonderful community event.

    “The fundraiser was fantastic fun – it included a show at break time put on by the Year 11s and also a performance of Let’s Get Ready to Rumble by some brave members of staff.

    “During lunchtime students manned stalls in the hall including tombolas, cake sales and name the teddy.

    “The event gave students something to really be proud of as they were raising money for what will be a special evening for them as they leave the school at the end of the summer term.”

    Author Bio

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

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