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Top 5 Disney fancy dress ideas

A tale as old as time, an under the sea love affair or a true love’s kiss break binding spell romance? Well I am sure you are one of those who fell in love with the wonderful love stories of the Disney’s Princesses. Who can forget Jasmine and Aladdin in their whole new world adventures or the brave Mulan and Captain Shang in finding their true reflections? We want to remember their stories all over again. But aside from the famous Princesses costumes, there are other Disney character costumes that will surely make an impact in a party. So here are the top 5 Disney fancy dress ideas that you might want to try.

  1. Mulan Costume. If you want to look like an exotic Oriental princess, you can look for an elegant red kimono and match it with a “geta” or a traditional wooden slipper. You can also try the Japanese warrior look by carrying a real samurai!
  2. Captain Jack Sparrow Costume. You do not have to be Johnny Deep to carry this outfit. All you need is to purchase online for a cool Captain Jack Sparrow outfit and match it with a fancy brown boots.
  3. Cruella De Ville Costume. She is the character that you will love to hate. Her exquisite taste in fashion will make you a star in the party. You will be the center of attention with black and white gown and fur coat.
  4. Mickey Mouse Costume. How can we forget the symbol of Walt Disney? You just need a black tights and leotards then wear a red shorts and a fancy yellow shoes.
  5. Cinderella Costume. All you need is an elegant blue bouffant dress and of course don’t forget the glass slippers!


The Halloween tradition in England

Did you know that Halloween was formerly called Mischief Night in England? From the name itself, you will get a clear picture on what is happening then on Halloween night. It is also known as a Nutcracker night or Tan day in Lancashire. Aside from the usual trick or treating, apple bobbing, and costume parties, there are lots of things to learn about the Halloween traditions in England.

In England, people light candles outside their homes in order to drive away evil spirit. In some areas, they also burn hay in order to scare witches. There are those who just light turnip lanterns instead. They also provide food to avoid the wrath of angry ghosts and spirits. So when you are in England, be ready to learn how to prepare tasty soul cakes or otherwise known as “Saumas” and “Punkies”. On Halloween night, single women use hazel nut to determine their would-be suitors. People also believed that by holding a candle in front of the mirror on Halloween night, your future partner in life will appear. Another interesting fact is that white cats and not the black ones are considered bad luck in England. 

Although not as commercialize as compared in the United States, the men and women in England also love to wear costumes on Halloween. According to old wives’ tale, the Halloween costume is a disguise to confuse the dead. 

Happy “Nos Calan Gaeaf”! That is how they say it in Wales. So whether you will call it All Hallows Eve, Samhain, All Hallowtide, or The Feast of the Dead, it is still the same Halloween!





Top 5 Christmas fancy dress choices

Christmas is just around the corner, so have you been naughty or nice lately? Well with these Christmas fancy dress choices, you will surely be in Santa’s good list. This is indeed the season to be jolly and to try new and exciting costume ideas.

 When you are planning a party, maybe you can dress as any of the following Christmas symbols. Here are the top 5 choices that you may want to try.

  1. Angel Costume. An angel is an important Christmas symbol. It was the angel who helped the three wise men to find baby Jesus. You can just use a white long dress with huge angel wings.
  2. Santa Claus Costume. Whether you believe in his existence or not, he is the famous Christmas symbol. You can wear a Santa Claus costume at a dinner party. The kids will surely adore you. Just don’t let your kids see you when you kiss their mom.
  3. Snow Man Costume. This outfit will melt the guest’s hearts in a party. You can just wear a white long sleeves dress with black belt and match it with a fancy black boots.
  4. Christmas Tree Costume. There can be no Christmas without the Christmas tree. This costume will remind us of what the real spirit of Christmas is all about. You can use a green felt and red ribbons to create a cute Christmas tree costume.
  5. Christmas Present Costume. Speaking of out of the box ideas, this one will give the guests a real treat! Just wear a black tights and leotards and use a big box large enough to fit your body. Use colorful wrappers and ribbons to design the box.           


Is fancy dress big in America?

Fashion is freedom! In the United States the people are very particular with what’s hot and what’s not. Just take the Hollywood as a great example. The stars always try their best to be fashionable. Otherwise, you will be subject to the scrutiny of the paparazzi. But the good thing about fashion in America is that they embrace out of the box fashion ideas. The braver the person in expressing himself through what he wears the better! The people are more open to out of the box ideas in fashion. That is why fancy dresses are a big hit in America.

Just look at Lady Gaga! Aside from her cool music, she is also known for her radical fancy costumes. In fact she has influenced a lot of people around the world through her fancy outfits. Her fans adore her for her originality and style. Even well known fashion models love to wear fancy dresses.  

The United States celebrates lots of holidays such as Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, where people wear fancy costumes. That is why there are plenty of online stores selling fancy dresses.

Costume parties are really popular. This is a one night only chance to become your favorite celebrities, superheroes, or popular personalities. I am sure that when you are invited to a costume party, you carefully plan on what fancy dress to wear that will make you a stand out. It is indeed undeniable that the young ones and the young once enjoy wearing fancy clothes.



The importance of fancy dress shoes

If the devil wears Prada, then who wears fancy dress shoes? As they say, if the shoe fits then wear it! Nowadays, it is important to have a fancy dress shoes. They will never go out of style.  

If you are planning to go to a costume party or an important date, you always want to look your best. You spend lots of time and money in finding the right outfit. If you want to be a princess or a fairy then you can buy extravagant gowns. You will take time to put the best make up and hairdo. However, you also need to put your best shoe forward! What better way to match your elegant gown and beautiful face is of course to find the perfect fancy dress shoes!

When you look online, you will find lots of wonderful fancy dress shoes sold at reasonable prices. If you want to look like a goddess, then you can wear a Venus costume and wear a fancy gladiator shoes. There is a perfect pair of fancy dress shoes for all occasion. If you want to be your favorite superhero then there is a corresponding fancy dress boots just for you!

You may look chic in your fabulous outfit but do not take for granted the most important part of your over all look and that is your shoes. A shoe can make or break the outfit. In fact, it was the glass shoe that led the prince charming to his one true love princess Cinderella.



St Patricks Day Costume Fun

Well yet another St.Patricks day has come and gone, no doubt there are a few hangovers this morning across a fair number of countries, whether you celebrated it in a bar in london or an Irish bar in New york, or even in Ireland itself there is little doubt you had fun. This morning we realised we had so much fun yet had no real section on yes yes fancy dress specifically for St Patricks day costumes, well we do now so for next year we have sorted it – I have a sneaking suspicion the year will fly by and it’ll be St.Patricks day again before we know it!

We of course still have the leprechaun costume section, which you could use for almost any fancy dress party really – its less specifically for St.Patricks day, where if you check that section it’ll likely be guiness hats and green specifics :p – Hope you all had fantastic St Patricks Days and have a good weekend ahead of you 😀



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