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  1. Wizard of Oz Easter Panto

    Wizard of Oz Easter Panto
    Bournemouth’s Easter panto is The Wizard of Oz! From 2nd April you’ll be whisked off to a magical land with Dorothy and herWizard of Oz dog Toto. With a star studded cast and plenty of sing-a-longs it will a panto that the whole family can enjoy! Wizard of Oz Bournemouth Pavilion will spring to life this Easter with a professional production from Enchanted Entertainment. Watch in awe as L. Frank Baum’s classic tale, The Wizard of Oz is brought to life on stage on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd April. The star studded cast includes Dani Harmer from Tracey Beaker as Dorothy and comedy legend Bobby Davro playing the Scarecrow. You may also recognise Andrew Fleming from Britain’s Got Talent who will be playing the Tin Man! Continue reading →
  2. Harry Potter For World Book Day!

    Harry Potter For World Book Day!
    One of the biggest book series ever released is of course, Harry Potter written by the incredibly talented J.K. Rowling. It is always a huge theme for World Book Day so be sure to get in quick before Thursday 3rd March for your costumes and accessories! Harry Potter Since the release of the first novel Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in 1997 it has been a huge hit for children and adults alike. The idea of magic and mystery is exciting at any age so it’s understandable that it is the most popular character for World Book Day year after year. If you’re looking for a fantastic Harry Potter costume for yourself or your little one then you need look no further than Hollywood! We have a great range available for any size or budget. Continue reading →
  3. Roald Dahl For World Book Day!

    Roald Dahl For World Book Day!
    Roald Dahl Costumes! When world book day comes around there is only one author on everyone’s lips and that is the legendary Roald Dahl. He Roald Dahlinspired all ages with his tales of magic, wonder and wit. So on Thursday 3rd March why not dress your child as one of his best loved characters? BFG With the new Disney adaptation of the BFG coming soon this year, it’s the perfect time to get your costume! Transform into the friendly giant with this fantastic children’s costume which comes complete with a top and trousers, those famous ears and of course, the magic horn. Continue reading →
  4. Have A Safe World Book Day

    Have A Safe World Book Day
    World Book Day returns for its 19 year on Thursday 3rd March and here at Hollywood we have safety in mind. As you may have seen recently there has been much talk about the safety requirements surrounding children’s fancy dress costumes. Buying fake fancy dress can be a huge problem, especially online where you cannot see what you are purchasing. Here at Hollywood we only buy from responsible suppliers such as Smiffy’s! So when you’re buying your child’s World Book Day fancy dress costume, you can do so with piece of mind here at Hollywood. Smiffy's New In! Not only will you get high quality, rigorously tested fancy dress costumes, you’ll be getting the best new products around! Check out these great new costumes especially for World Book day 2016! Madagascar Madagascar has been a huge hit with the kids (young and old) since its release so we’re sure you’ll love this new line! Bring out your kid’s wild side with Alex and the gang! You will be spoilt for choice with all 6 of the main characters available. Your little one can be Alex the lion, Melman the giraffe, Gloria the hippo, Marty the zebra, King Jullian the lemur or even one of the adorable penguins! These costumes are perfect for groups of friends or even on their own as they have so much character that each one is recognisable! Continue reading →
  5. Horrible Histories Is Here

    Horrible Histories Is Here
    From Wednesday 20th- Saturday 23rd of January Bournemouth Pavilion will be hosting troublesome terrors from the past with the Horrible Histories live on stage! Prove to your kids that learning can be entertaining with an evening at the theatre. Horrible Histories Born from a book series in 1993, the hit children’s history show from CBBC is back and taking to the stage with ancient style! Groovy Greeks and Incredible Invaders will both be world premier shows using both actors and 3-D special effects to bring horrible histories to life! Whether you’re child has a history project coming up, a birthday or you just feel like treating them to an educational evening, this event is perfect. Family tickets are available so get the whole gang together and head to the Pavilion! Continue reading →
  6. Smiffy's Don't Play With Children's Safety!

    Smiffy's Don't Play With Children's Safety!
    Here at Hollywood we take health and safety very seriously, especially when it comes to children. That’s why we put our trust fake britainin R H Smith and Sons to provide us with high quality and rigorously tested Smiffy's products. Smiffy's Fancy Dress Smiffy's are a household name when it comes to fancy dress and for all the right reasons. You may have seen their recent feature on BBC’s “Fake Britain” where they highlight issues surrounding counterfeit products and safety risks. In Series 6: Episode 10 viewers can see just how risky buying fake fancy dress costumes can be. We see how fakers are not only damaging honest businesses, but putting both our children’s and our own safety at risk.ru-889544-deluxe-elsa-costume_3 Jodie Frisby had purchased an Elsa fancy dress costume for her daughter online, but little did she know that she was receiving a fake costume. The dress fell apart within minutes and when put to a fire test the costume was incinerated in seconds. So remember, if you are looking for an Elsa costume this Christmas, this is the Elsa you should be purchasing. Claudia Winkleman also fell victim to untested fancy dress when her daughter’s Halloween costume caught fire. She went on to lead a campaign to put safety standards in place for fancy dress costumes. Continue reading →
  7. Panto Season 2015!

    With Christmas just around the corner and school holidays creeping ever closer, it’s time to start thinking of ways to entertainpanto the family. What better way than taking them to a panto! There are plenty of exciting offerings this year, both in Bournemouth and further afield. Bournemouth Snow White will be showing at the Bournemouth Pavilion from Saturday 5th December up until Sunday 3rd January. This panto boasts a star studded cast including Eastenders stars Gillian Wight, as the Wicked Queen and Matt Lampinskas as the Prince. With glittering sets, extravagant costumes and plenty of laughs, it’s sure to be a hit for the whole family! Follow the link for tickets! Continue reading →
  8. Star Wars - The Force Awakens

    Star Wars - The Force Awakens
    It’s the film we’ve all been waiting 10 years for and it’s finally so close that we can almost touch it! I am, of course, talking Star Warsabout Star Wars “The Force Awakens”. There are some very high hopes for the new edition to an already huge saga and Disney has a lot to prove! Will it be the movie of the decade? Star Wars Star Wars is a franchise known all around the world. Since the release of the first movie in 1977, the empire (real and fictional) has grown more than anyone could have imagined. Whether you’ve seen the films or not, you know the characters because they are everywhere! Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker have become household names and you can’t go to any convention without seeing at least one group of Stormtroopers. Star Wars has such a dedicated fan base too, with people doing good deeds in the name of the force, like The SO16 troopers who often take part in charity events dressed head to toe in authentic Star Wars costumes! Continue reading →
  9. Children In Need 2015!

    Children In Need 2015!
    Children In Need is back this year and even bigger, with more excitement, courage and entertainment packed into one night Children in Needthan ever before! There will even be a space themed surprise! What To expect? This year’s Children In Need show will fall on one of the most unlucky days of the year, Friday 13th November, but fear not, there will be an imperial army on hand to defend us! This year the BBC has teamed up with Lucasfilm and Disney for a one off, extra special surprise! That’s right; there will be a Star Wars sketch! C-3PO, R2-D2 and everyone’s favourite Ewok, Warwick Davis will join forces to find a worthy human to trigger the totaliser for the night. Continue reading →
  10. Camp Bestival Goes Wild!

    Camp Bestival Goes Wild!
    It’s time to GO WILD! Camp Bestival is returning for the 8th year running and with head liners like Professor Green and Clean Bandit, you know it will Camp Bestivalbe one to look forward to this July! What Is Camp Bestival? Camp Bestival is the sister festival to Bestival held annually on the Isle of Wight. From the first event in 2008 it has won multiple awards including Best New Festival in its first year and Best Family Festival four times since! What more excuse could you need to treat the whole family? Set in the idyllic grounds of Lulworth Castle on Dorset’s famous Jurassic coast, you couldn't pick a better spot for a relaxed family festival experience. As always, there will be plenty to see and do for all ages including an enormous kid’s area where they can enjoy arts and crafts, circus workshops and go-carts! Continue reading →
  11. Minions Are Coming!

    Minions Are Coming!
    They are little balls of yellow cuteness that everyone loved from the moment they graced our screens in Despicable Me. I am, Minionsof course, talking about the adorable Minions and now they have their very own movie! Join the Minions on their epic journey that takes you right back to the dawn of time when they were tiny single cell organisms and watch them evolve! Minions are always looking to serve the most despicable master and they will travel the world over to find them. After a string of failed attempts the Minions fall into a deep depression that they can’t seem to shake. But one minion, Kevin, has a plan to put them back on top and with the help of the rebellious Stuart and lovable little Bob; they set off on their big adventure! Their thrilling journey leads them right into the arms of the world’s first ever female super villain, Scarlet Overkill, who has her eyes set on global domination. Continue reading →
  12. Sing-A-Long Frozen

    Sing-A-Long Frozen
    It’s every child’s favourite Disney movie; it has won countless awards and has songs so catchy that even parents can’t stop singing them. I am, of course, talking about Disney’s Frozen! We all know and love the adventure of Frozen and I’m sure by now your child could recite the entire movie start to finish. It’s every little girl’s dream...
  13. Southampton Comic Con 2

    Southampton Comic Con 2
    Nerds of the south coast unite!Comic Con This year will see the second in what we hope will be a very long line of conventions. On Saturday 28th March the Empire Hall in Totton will play host to Southampton Comic Con 2! With the first year’s cartoon and comic con being such a success, how could you refuse another? What’s It All About? In 2012 Dave Penny and Wayne Streak met at Def Con 1, a Star Wars themed convention that is now held annually in Southampton. They shared a love for conventions and joined forces between Def Con, the SO16 Troopers and Nerdagedddon.net and became Nerdageddon.co.uk. In 2014 they hosted Southampton’s first ever comic con which was a roaring success. Not only are the conventions great fun for all of the family, but they also help local charities such as Clic Sargent which is a charity that helps provide accommodation for families of children fighting cancer so that they can always be nearby. They also donate to the Piam Brown unit in Southampton General hospital which is a paediatric oncology and haematology centre. Continue reading →
  14. The Wizard Of Oz

    The Wizard Of Oz
    This February we’re off to see the wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz at Bournemouth Pavilion! From the 19th-21st February Swish of the Curtain are showing off their stunning adaptation of The Wizard of Oz and we cannot wait. Join Dorothy and her adorable companion Toto in their fantastical journey home! What's The Wizard Of Oz About? After dropping her house on a witch, young Dorothy finds herself quite lost in a magical world. She sets off to meet a famous wizard that may be able to get here safely back to Kansas. On her way down the yellow brick road she encounters some very mysterious characters and makes friends with some unlikely fellows. A Scarecrow in need of a brain is first to join her followed by a Tin Man who wants a heart more than anything and of course, the lion that needs to find some courage. Put on your ruby slippers and come and be part of their stunning musical adventure, where danger is never far away. Prepare to be blow away by this sing-a-long classic! Continue reading →
  15. World Book Day 2015

    World Book Day 2015
    Children all across the country will be getting into costume on Thursday 5th March to celebrate World Book Day! This year will mark the 18th anniversary of World Book Day here in the UK and as always it is set to be more exciting than the last. What Is World Book Day? World Book Day is an annual event celebrating...
  16. Cinderella the Greatest Pantomime of Them All!

    'Once upon a time in a far away land, there was a tiny kingdom; peaceful, prosperous, and rich in romance and tradition. Here in a stately chateau, there lived a widowed gentleman, and his little daughter, Cinderella....' This December is a special time for all of the family especially since 'Cinderella' will be the annual pantomime this Christmas at the...
  17. Be A Hero!

    Be A Hero!
    HeroIt Is Time...Done your capes, put your underwear on the outside of your trousers and show off your super hero style for this year’s Children In Need extravaganza! BBC’s Children In Need is an annual charity event designed to help children nationwide. Money donated by volunteers and fundraisers goes towards funding activities, events and schemes for disabled children and disadvantaged young people. Most people know BBC Children In Need by the telethon shown on BBC One each November. This year it will be broadcasted live from Albert Square, famously the set of hit British soap Eastenders. Sir Terry Wogan will be hosting as he has been since the first televised appeal in 1980 and will of course be joined by everyone’s favourite bear, Pudsey! Pudsey has been the poster child for Children In Need since 1985 when first created by BBC graphic designer Joanna Ball. Before being re-designed a year later Pudsey was depicted with a sad expression and was also orange, rather than the sunshine yellow we know and love today. Continue reading →
  18. The Launch of the Peter Capaldi’s Doctor Who is Coming

    The Launch of the Peter Capaldi’s Doctor Who is Coming
    Whovians all over the world are counting down the days until August 23rd as this is when we will get to see the newest regeneration of our favourite Timelord. The time travelling doctor in his police-box shaped TARDIS (time and relative dimensions in space) that is bigger on the inside will be played by Glaswegian actor Peter Capaldi. He takes...
  19. WORLD BOOK DAY 2014!

    WORLD BOOK DAY 2014!
    One of the kid's most favourite days of the year is nearly upon us; world book day of course! This fun and fantastic day is what dreams are made of! This brilliant day in on 6th March 2014- I'm sure you have no doubt been informed by your child's school a few times! Yes that means it is only 8 days away...
  20. The Summer Ball Countdown Begins, 4 Days!!!

    The Summer Ball Countdown Begins, 4 Days!!!
    Hi Party People! Four days to go!!  So stop wondering about what you should dress as and get on down to Hollywood. Our staff are brilliant at coming up with unique ideas and with our insider information we can advise you what has already sold in bulk and what will make you that little bit individual! So with four days left...

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