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  1. Burns Night 2016

    Burns Night 2016
    Burns Night is a celebration held on the 25th January to honour the life and works of Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns. Burns NightEven though his life was tragically cut short, he was able to leave behind a legacy that would immortalise him for centuries. Who Was Robert Burns? Burns was born to a less than wealthy family, but he worked hard and got himself an education. He had a love of books which no doubt fuelled his passion for writing and poetry. He also had a passion for women that saw him father more than a dozen children to various women. A true Scottish hero! Continue reading →
  2. New Year Party!

    New Year Party!
    ‘Aint no party like a New Year party! Gather your friends, family around for the biggest night of the year and party your way New Yearinto 2016. There are plenty of shindigs going on over this festive season, but if your New Year party is happening at home then why should you miss out on all the fun? Here at Hollywood we know how to party so why not pop down to your nearest store to get yourself party ready! New Year CostumesNew Year Party Now you are in the comfort of your own home, there is no excuse not to get dressed up for the occasion! We have a huge range of funny fancy dress costumes to get you in the party spirit so you are sure to find something suitably silly. How about one of our excellent banana costumes which are always a hit all year round? You could even be a giant turkey; a haunting reminder of Christmas over indulgences! If food isn’t your thing why not channel what this season is all about and dress up as Jesus himself! Continue reading →
  3. Masquerade For New Year!

    Masquerade For New Year!
    New Years is a time for elegance so it’s no surprise that masquerade balls are hugely popular. Slip into your ball gowns and Masqueradepress your suits ready for the end of the year extravaganzas! Masquerade Masks For Everyone! No matter what your taste or style, you will have no trouble finding the perfect masquerade mask in a Hollywood store. You will be greeted with a wall full of glitz, feathers and colour, with hundreds of designs to choose from. From full face fancies to pretty lace eye masks, we really do have it all. It’s not just the ladies that will be spoilt for choice either as we have a great range of male and unisex masks too. Continue reading →
  4. St Andrew's Day 2015

    St Andrew's Day 2015
    What is St Andrew's Day? On November the 30th the world celebrates St Andrew's Day, Scotland's national holiday day. It is a day of feasting and celebrating with music and dancing. In 2006, the Scottish Parliament designated St Andrew's Day as an official bank holiday and it is also a national holiday in Romania. Saint Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland, Greece, Romania, Russia, Poland, Ukraine, the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople and Saint Andrew, Barbados. In these other European countries, superstition surrounds St Andrew's day, with many believing that the eve of this celebration is the opportune time to carry out rituals revealing the future husbands of single women. Traditionally these rituals were only performed by young women, but nowadays young men like to get involved in the festivities too. Continue reading →
  5. Secret Santa Gifts!

    Secret Santa Gifts!
    Whether it is between your work colleagues or your friends, everybody loves a Secret Santa! The chance to buy a fun gift for someone you know well or maybe not at all is what makes it so exciting. Here at Hollywood we’re in the business of fun so, as you can imagine, we have plenty of great ideas for secret Santa gifts! No matter what your budget we will have something just right for you, so be sure to spread Christmas cheer and smiles this year! Secret Santa For: Under £5 We all like to stretch our cash further over Christmas and there is plenty you can get for your money. How about one of our great cardboard character masks for the TV and film buffs? If you want to give something more festive, one of our cooked turkey hats would make the perfect gift for anyone young or old! If your secret Santa is a bit of a joker then we have a whole host of pranks and tricks from as little as 50p so you could make them a joke stocking. Another great gimmick gift would be one of our fake ASBOs, given for bad taste in music, being boring and showing off your wealth. Continue reading →
  6. Christmas Office Parties!

    No matter how dull you find your 9-5 job, there is one thing we can all look forward to at the end of the year... The office officeChristmas party! It’s never too early to bag some festive bargains, so why not come and see us now! Decorate Your Office! Turn your office into a winter wonderland with some festive decorations from Hollywood. Just in, we have a whole range of deluxe Christmas ornaments for inside and outside, including snowing Christmas trees! We have glitzy tinsel curtains to cover walls, windows and doorways in a whole range of seasonal colours. If you want to turn your workplace into Santa’s grotto then you’ll need one of our fantastic scene setters. These are large wall coverings that transform your office into the North Pole and other festive fantasies! Don’t forget to get some balloons too; after all, what is a party without balloons? Visit our larger stores in Castle Lane, Bournemouth and Queens Way, Southampton for our biggest ranges! Continue reading →
  7. 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 →
  8. Halloween Opening Hours

    Halloween Opening Hours
    Come In And See Us! All Hollywood branches will have extended Halloween opening hours so you have even more chance to find the perfect costume for you! We will even be open on Sunday just for you! Here at Hollywood we know there’s not always enough hours in the day so we’re here to help! Our Bournemouth branches on Castle Lane...
  9. FANGS FOR HALLOWEEN!

    FANGS FOR HALLOWEEN!
    Know your gnashers! Fangs are a staple Halloween accessory for a whole host of costumes so it’s important to get the right ones for you! Full Set If you ever went trick or treating as a kid you will know all about the plastic full set fangs. Quite often these will come in a set with fake blood. These are a little plastic mouth piece that you fold in half and place over your own teeth to give the illusion of fangs. If you’re after something cheap and easy, these will serve you well; just don’t expect to be able to talk too much with them in. These tend to be better for kids as swallowing them is pretty much impossible. Continue reading →
  10. Blood! Blood! Gallons of the stuff!

    Blood! Blood! Gallons of the stuff!
    This Halloween gore is in and here at Hollywood we have made sure we’re ready for the flood! We have just about every kind of fake blood you can imagine so we’re here to tell you what the best blood is for you! We even have some new ranges this year so keep your eyes pealed. FAKE BLOOD Ok, ok, I know it’s ALL fake blood, but if the packet says “Fake” or “Vampire Blood” this is just your run of the mill fake blood, it's not very thick but it’s good for people on a budget or if you’re pouring it onto your costume. This stuff WILL sell out no matter how much we have in stock so be sure to pick it up as soon as possible! GEL For those true Halloween enthusiasts you’ll be in need of gel blood! This is the good stuff; the stuff that drips like real blood would, making it perfect for adding to face make-up and fresh looking wounds. For the most part all brands of gel blood have precision application tips so you can get it into the corners of your mouth and into the cracks and crevices you make in your wounds without the mess or fuss of the conventional blood tubes. Continue reading →
  11. Day Of The Dead

    Day Of The Dead
    The huge new theme for Halloween 2015 is Day of the Dead! The Mexican celebration of Dia de los Muertos has spread far and wide in recent years Day of the Deadand now Halloween will be overrun with sugar skulls! What is Day of the Dead? Dia de los Muertos is a Mexican festival held to remember loved ones who have passed. Typically you will see an abundance of colourful flowers, highly decorated skull ornaments or sweets and plenty of candles on alters in homes. It is believed that on October 31st the gates of Heaven are opened so that the spirits of children may return to their families on 1st November and then the adults on the 2nd. Happy spirits are said to bring good luck and protection to their loved ones so a lot of time, money and effort is put into the celebrations each year. Continue reading →
  12. Curves Are IN This Halloween!

    Curves Are IN This Halloween!
    Curves! Finally curvy ladies of the UK can unite as a whole new range of full figure fancy dress is unleashed for Halloween! Now if you’re a fuller figured lady, you’ll know that shopping can be hard at the best of times, but Halloween fancy dress can prove your worst enemy! Most of the pretty ladies costumes are reserved for the size 8-10 or 12-14, very few are made in larger sizes, but all of that is about to change. Gone are the days of having to settle for a few accessories, gone are the days of disappointment when you find a beautiful costume that only comes in SMALL! Continue reading →
  13. Top 10 Halloween Costumes For Men

    Top 10 Halloween Costumes For Men
    Halloween is nearing and it's time to start thinking about your costumes! Here's a handy top 10 to take the headache out of choosing something that's just right for you! Phantom Of The Opera Steal her heart in this classic phantom of the opera inspired costume. The deep red shirt is beautifully detailed with black filigree and an attached cravat. Also included in this sophisticated Halloween costume is the metallic mask and artificial rose to help you seduce the ladies. Grim Reaper The grim reaper is always a huge hit as its simple, it’s bold and it’s a bargain. The classic black robe can be dressed up or down for any style you’re comfortable with. For the guys who like to keep it simple, just add a scythe and you’re away! If you like to go all out with your Halloween costume, jazz up your reaper with ghoulish face paints and skeleton gloves to complete your look. Continue reading →
  14. Ringwood Carnival 2015

    Ringwood Carnival 2015
    Ringwood carnival Ringwood Carnival has come around once more so make sure you get down to the humble market town on Saturday 19th! There will be so much to do for all the family and of course a parade in the afternoon and evening to see. What To Expect From Ringwood Carnival? Continue reading →
  15. Bestival is Back!

    Bestival is Back!
    This week the Isle Of Whight is the place to be as Robin Hill springs to life for Bestival! From Thursday the 10th to Sunday the 13th hop on a ferry and party in the Summer of Love. What To Expect From Bestival? Bestival is always a firm favourite for festival goers. There is so much to see do and hear...
  16. Hollywood's Poole Grand Opening!

    Hollywood's Poole Grand Opening!
    Hollywood Fancy Dress Are Taking Poole By Storm! The Hollywood family continues to grow and expand as we open a brand new store at the heart of Poole in The Dolphin Centre. Come along and support us at our grand opening on Saturday 29th August from 10am. There will be plenty of goodies up for grabs so don't miss out...
  17. Weymouth Carnival 2015!

    Weymouth Carnival 2015!
    It’s great to see Weymouth holding on tight to their traditions and to show that the carnival is here to stay they will be making 2015 a year to Weymouth Carnivalremember! On Wednesday 19th August, the streets will be alive with excitement. What To Expect From Weymouth Carnival? This year's procession will be setting off from the ferry terminal and head down to Lodmoor Country Park. If you’re still thinking about entering this year, it’s not too late as they will be accepting entries right up until carnival day, so grab your friends and get involved. This year, for the first time ever, there will not only be a carnival Queen and Princess, but there is also going to be a King and Prince too! Continue reading →
  18. The Supreme Queen Concert Show

    The Supreme Queen Concert Show
    If you love Queen then, this month you need to see Champions of Rock! The Supreme Queen concert show will be in Bournemouth for one night only Queenon 27th August at The Pavilion, so grab your tickets now! Queen! This year marks a huge milestone for Queen fans worldwide, with the 40th anniversary of the Bohemian Rhapsody tour. In celebration Champions of Rock will be belting out your favourite classics like “We will rock you” “A kind of magic” and “We are the champions”. This is a tribute that is second to none; with even Freddy Mercury’s mother saying that it is “The next best thing” to the original, what more of a compliment could a show receive? Continue reading →
  19. Hollywood Is Taking Over Poole!

    Hollywood are proud to announce that we are expanding to the Dolphin Centre in Poole! Recruiting now! Watch this space!        
  20. James Bond Spectre

    James Bond Spectre
    Daniel Craig will be returning to our big screens as Britain’s most charismatic action hero, James Bond, for the fourth time running! On October 26th cinemas across the country will be full to rafters as people flock to see Spectre. Since 1962 people have been kept on the edge of their seats by thrilling action, amazing gadgets and a sprinkling of gorgeous women. Sean Connery was the first in a long line of hunky actors to play the daring super spy and women wanted him, men wanted to be him. Roger Moore held the 007 title for the most movies with a total of 7 under his belt, let’s see if Mr. Craig can rival him! Spectre will be the 24th James Bond movie to be released, which is a real testament to the staying power of such a strong and cunning character. We can’t wait to see what will be next for Mr Bond! Continue reading →

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