Valentines Fancy Dress and World Book Day


Valentine’s Day is seen by many men as a soppy commercial event, but it needn’t be that way. There’s an increasing trend to link Valentine’s Day to CosPlay events - where couples choose to wear a costume relating to a famous imaginary or real couple, think Shrek and Princess Fiona, Han Solo and Leia or Bonnie and Clyde.


This offers men a kind of freedom to explore their more romantic side without having to wear a costume that inhibits them, so if you’re attending a fancy dress party this year, why not discuss the CosPlay characters that are available to you and maybe put together enough accessories to allow you to really invest in your costume. We’ve seen some fab Shrek and Fiona couple dances which are always the hit of the evening at a romantic party! It’s a way for couples to reconnect and have some fun together and that’s always a good thing.


World Book Day 2016


Are your kids celebrating World Book Day on Thursday 3 March 2016? Many schools in the UK now participate in the UNESCO designated day which encourages reading in all ages. For most schools this means inviting the kids to dress up as their favourite character from a book. We’ve got an awesome range of costumes available from Bilbo Baggins to princesses.


But that’s not all you can do. While sending your child to school in book related fancy dress is fun, just think about having a theme tea when they get home … and then playing a board game, reading the book or watching the film for which they have chosen their fancy dress costume. Even more fun, greet them in an adult costume that fits in with their chosen World Book Day one and spend the whole evening talking to each other in character!


Adding extra activities to your child’s school World Book Day event will really bring the concept of literature and imagination to life for your child and it also gets a lot more value out of their costume than just a day spent wearing it to school!