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  1. How to Create a Retro 1940s Hairstyle

    How to Create a Retro 1940s Hairstyle
    40's Pin Up Wig with Victory RollsThe 1940s was an elegant and sophisticated era in the world of fashion and hair. Ladies wore beautiful dresses, stockings, hats and jewellery – always looking sweet, feminine and polished. When you look back through photographs and advertisements of the time – you can get a sense of the ladylike grace that this period embraced. Perhaps ladies spent so much time making their hair look gorgeous, because their clothing, stockings and fabrics were rationed and this was the only way to feel stylish and dressed up. Continue reading →
  2. Planning a World Cup Final Party? Read This First!

    Planning a World Cup Final Party? Read This First!
    The 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil has started, England have already played and to be fair didn’t do too badly. Are you planning a world cup final party to celebrate on June 13th? Getting a bunch of your friends together to watch the game can be a lot of fun, but how do you make the party the best it can be? Here are some things that you need to consider when planning the event: What is Your Budget? The first thing to do is determine how much you have to spend on the party itself. It is tempting to overspend when you are getting excited about the event, so setting a budget first will help you to keep things reasonable. Continue reading →
  3. Funny Running – Choosing Fancy Dress Costumes for Races

    Funny Running – Choosing Fancy Dress Costumes for Races
    Marathon Woman Instant KitIf you have ever taken part in a marathon running event or watched one on television, you have probably seen a number of runners who have opted to complete the race in a fun and playful fancy dress costume rather than traditional running gear – such as in the Race for Life in Southampton for example (which will take place this year on July 6th). Why exactly do people like to run in fancy dress costumes for races? Isn’t running a race difficult enough without the extra weight an annoyance of a costume? Are these runners just attention seekers or is there a good reason why they are doing it? Continue reading →
  4. Festival Season Kicks Off – Do You Have Your Fancy Dress?

    Festival Season Kicks Off – Do You Have Your Fancy Dress?
    Festival season will be in full swing soon, so it’s time to start thinking about how you can dress up! The Isle of Wight Festival took place from June 13-15th and the famous Glastonbury Music Festival will be taking place on the 25-29th of June. If you are attending these fun festivals, the experience is so much more entertaining when you can dress up in a fun and interesting outfit. But sometimes dressing up can be more difficult than it sounds. With so many options out there, how do you choose the best fancy dress costume? If you are looking for some inspiration for your festival fancy dress costume this year, here are some fun and playful ideas to keep in mind. Continue reading →
  5. Avengers Movie Theme – The Perfect Fancy Dress Idea?

    Avengers Movie Theme – The Perfect Fancy Dress Idea?
    Avengers Black Widow CostumeSometimes it can be challenging to come up with a fancy dress idea for a party. There are so many different themes that have really been overdone, so you want to think of something original that will not be tired and boring. However, you don’t want to choose anything that is too difficult or obscure. Your guests should at least be familiar with your fancy dress theme, or they won’t know what to dress as. Stuck for ideas? What about an Avengers Movie Themed Fancy dress party? The Avengers is a very popular film franchise and an important party of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film “The Avengers” came out in 2012 and was produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. The film was written and directed by the legendary Joss Whedon and includes an ensemble cast featuring Chris Evens, Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Renner and Cobie Smulders. Continue reading →
  6. Celebrate D-Day Anniversary with 1940s Fancy Dress

    Celebrate D-Day Anniversary with 1940s Fancy Dress
    June 6 of 2014 marks the 70s anniversary of the Normandy Landings, also known as “D-Day” or “Operation Neptune”. This was the largest seaborne invasion in history and it was the act that began the invasion of Western Europe by the Allied Troups, which was then under German occupation. This invasion led to the Allied victory in the war. Continue reading →
  7. Fun Fancy Dress Ideas for Your Hen Party

    Fun Fancy Dress Ideas for Your Hen Party
    So you are planning a hen party before your big day? Why not get a little bit silly and wear a Fancy Dress costume? Getting dressed up for your hen party can be a lot of fun and will bring you and your girlfriends plenty of laughs. However, you don’t want to get dressed up in the same old boring fancy dress costumes. There have been a million nurses, Playboy bunnies and French maids on hen parties, so why not wear something more creative and interesting? If you are looking for some inspiration, here are some fun fancy dress ideas: Continue reading →
  8. X-Men Film Offers Plenty of Fancy Dress Costume Inspiration

    X-Men Film Offers Plenty of Fancy Dress Costume Inspiration
    If you are looking for fancy dress costume inspiration for your next party, why not look to the silver screen and be inspired by the newest X-Men film? The excitement is building in the lead up to the release of the “X-Men: Days of Future Past” film, which will be released on May 22nd, 2014. Continue reading →
  9. TODAY Southampton will play host to the Olympic Torch Relay!

    Southampton LOVE giving the public something to remember and with 2012 being the biggest year that England has seen in a LONG time, they’re grabbing this opportunity with both hands. The Olympic Torch, whilst on its journey towards the Olympic Stadium in London, will pass through Southampton! Being carried by charity volunteers, bank workers and worthy names, the Torch will...
  10. The Olympic Torch is arriving in Bournemouth TOMORROW with Hollywood Party Centre!!

    Have you got your ticket to see the Olympic Torch enter Bournemouth seaside tomorrow and to enjoy the evening celebrations? If so, we understand that this is a huge event for Bournemouth and we think you should celebrate with us! If not, you'll be able to celebrate too!  We hold a HUGE array of Union gear including this super sexy...

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