Apr 27, 2012

Star Wars Day: May the 4th Be With You!

When Margaret Thatcher was elected as the first female Prime Minister of Britain, her party took out an ad in the London Evening News to congratulate her. The date was May 4th, 1979. The ad read: "May the Fourth Be With You, Maggie. Congratulations." The phrase obviously taken from the pop movie hit of the time, Star Wars, was a reference to the Jedi greeting: "May the Force Be With You." The idea stuck, and ever since May the 4th has been known... no, not as the day Maggie became Prime Minister (well, in some circles, maybe)... but as Star Wars Day!

So what does Star Wars Day entail, you ask? Well, that depends on how big a Star Wars fan you are. But some variations of dressing up in Star Wars costumes, having lightsaber fights with your mates, and watching your favourite Star Wars movies are things to do. And don't forget to think about Maggie.

Useful Star Wars Links:

Check out this great LEGO Star Wars video to get you in the mood:

Looking for more Star Wars Costume Ideas? 

Apr 17, 2012

Dark Shadows Movie Trailer

Johnny Depp and Tim Burton team up (yet again!) to remake the TV horror-drama Dark Shadows, which ran from 1966-1971. The new incarnation has a comic twist to it, combining a vampire drama with a touch of Beetlejuice style humour and Tim Burton's usual quirky artistic flair.

The main character, played by Depp, is Barnabas Collins, a seasoned vampire who returns to his 1972 roots and discovers a dysfunctional family in need of saving. What ensues looks highly entertaining!

Check out the Trailer here:

Apr 16, 2012

Snow White Movies 2012 and Costume Ideas.

Year 2012 Snow White Influenced Movies and Costume Ideas. 

Mirror Mirror. 

Snow white and the Huntsman.

Costume Ideas:

Snow White Womens CostumeVoted fairest in the land, this sweet costume will help you channel your inner Snow White.

Fairytale Snow White Womens Costume: You'll be the fairest of them all! This Fairy Tale Snow White dress has a bit of a sexy edge to it.With colourful blue puff sleeves and a raised hemline in the front, this one looks great with a bright petticoat underneath. The hair ribbon is attached to a headband, so stands up easily and looks great!

This is one sexy costume with amazing style that you and the mirror will appreciate.The outfit comes in 5 pieces, a skirt with white layered tulle, and corset with red lace-up front, a bolero top with the collar and sleeves attached, cape and headpiece.

This Deluxe Snow White costume is a page right out of the movies. A back lacing corset top dress with full length skirt with back bow and headband with bow. The top is a navy velvet while the skirt in gold has a satin finish.

Why choose one? The Damsels in Distress costume is a Snow White AND a Princess costume in one. Simply reverse the dress and change accessories! A complete 7-piece outfit! The dress is made with a stretch fabric, and the corset has ribbon accents with a wire supporter build in. There is a white layer under the skirt for volume. A tiara, collar, necklace and headband come with this one!

This Snow White themed Fantasy Princess costume is a quality dress with attention to detail. A luxurious combination of navy, teal, gold, and deep red - it has a velvet and satin finish with a quilted high collar and hemline.

Storybook Princess Womens Costume:Storybook ending coming up!

The Story Book Princess outfit from Music Legs is a classic look with exquisite finishes. This Snow White inspired dress has two-toned puff sleeves with white lace and gold trim. A red tie-up bodice with high collar has a zip-up back and a red cape that attaches with Velcro for versatility.

Snow Light Bright Womens Costume: Fun to accessories.You won't need a mirror to tell you you're the fairest in this Snow Light Bright costume by Dreamgirls. A blue velvet dress with gold trim and a yellow tulle skirt featuring LED lights running through it, this outfit has a bright future. A red bow headpiece is included. The model is wearing this with a white tear drop petticoat (not included) for extra length and volume.


Apr 11, 2012

Foul Fashion Hits Australia: A Take On Fancy Dress

From the makers of  The Morphsuit comes a brave new fancy dress trend sure to be a hit with the blokes. While The Morphsuit is a colourful one-piece 'body' suit often a hit at music festivals or cricket matches, Foul Fashion is a brash twist on the 'business' suit. But don't be fooled, there's nothing serious about getting suited up in this outfit!

Using off-cut fabrics, each Foul Fashion garment features a variety of clashing patterns on each panel. This often bright and eclectic mix makes for one loud outfit - especially when you combine them for full effect. Perfect for a day at the pony's, a night out with the boys, or just embarrassing the Mrs. at her next office fundraiser!

On first impression, Foul Fashion is a great attention-getter, but what really stands out is the detail and quality of each piece. Constructed of 100% Cotton with full double-stitched seams, lining inside the Blazer and Waist Coat, and full pockets and belt-loops on the Shorts and Trousers, you'll find it tough to go back to your regular clothes! You can even accessorize with matching (or not so matching) Neck Ties and Caps

Can I choose the patterns used on the garments I order?
No, it's all part of the fun of Foul Fashion - no two pieces in the world are the same! The less they match-up, the better, so don't worry about what colours and patterns you receive, it will be perfectly Foul!

How do I wash them?
The best way to care for Foul Fashion is to hand wash it in cold water. Using a soap that will keep colours from bleeding together is important for maintaining their integrity.

Where can I wear Foul Fashion?
Anytime, anywhere, if you dare! These outfits are perfect to wear anytime you want to stand out from the crowd, make an impression, or just take the mickey out of a serious event. A golf day with the boys, buck's parties, or Melbourne Cup day, it's all good. Or, as the lads at Foul Fashion say, they're perfect for an "evening in with your granny, blending into her sofa." 

Foul Fashion
When your plain old boring wardrobe won't do, turn to Foul Fashion.


Check out the full range of Foul Fashion at CostumeBox.com.au

Apr 10, 2012

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