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  1. Oscars 2017: The 89th Academy Awards

    Oscars 2017: The 89th Academy Awards
    The Oscars are on the horizon and that can only mean one thing... lot's of glitter and stars of course! But it doesn't have to be all about the stars themselves... why not throw your own Hollywood themed bash to out do the star studded event? Now there's three ways in which you could approach this party idea. Oscars are...
  2. World Book Day 2017

    World Book Day 2017
    For all the little one's excited for this World Book Day, they are going to be even happier! It's actually the 20th anniversary of the event which means this year is extra special! To mark the momentous occasion we have decided to offer all of our loyal customers 10% off all children's costumes when you shop in-store! This discount is...
  3. Last Minute New Years Eve Preparations!

    Last Minute New Years Eve Preparations!
    There's nothing like leaving things to the last minute. If you have left all your New Years Eve prep to the last minute then do not panic! That is what we are here for! Come into store now and pick up the last off your must-have essentials for a successful New Years bash! It's last minute - what costumes are...
  4. Superheroes are a New Years Favourite!

    Superheroes are a New Years Favourite!
    Calling all superheroes! New Years Eve is fast approaching! Not long now - only 3 more days until the big night! Are you struggling with finding an outfit? Well then I would advise an old fan favourite... superheroes! Whether you are a DC or a Marvel fan... or both we have costumes that will suit your style! From heroes to...
  5. Horror Film Classics

    Horror Film Classics
    Halloween is all about the fright factor, so get your blood pumping with some of the greatest horror film releases of all time! From cult classics to chilling new releases, indulge in a bit of everything.Horror Film Friday 13th First up we have the story of machete wielding madman Jason Voorhees! Since it’s 1980 release it has become a staple of American horror and has spurred countless spin offs. In 2017, we will be seeing an all new instalment which is rumoured to tell us more about Jason’s back story! It will be the 13th film from the franchise, so it had better be good! Get inspired at Hollywood with one of our many Jason Voorhees fancy dress costumes and kits. Nightmare On Elm Street Freddy Krueger is a horror icon, conjured up by writer and director Wes Craven. It was a huge hit from its 1984 release and even had a cross over movie with Friday 13th called Freddy Vs Jason! Freddy is a menace that haunts your nightmares in a bid to kill you in your sleep, therefore killing you in real life too, a truly terrifying thought. Channel your inner Robert Englund in a fantastic Freddy Krueger costume, complete with that famous hand of knives! Continue reading →
  6. Deadly Disney! Do You Dare?

    Deadly Disney! Do You Dare?
    Disney characters are always popular when it comes to fancy dress, so why overlook them at Halloween? Even the most beloved childhood characters Deadlycan be deadly! Alice In Zombie Land Alice’s dream has become a never ending nightmare now that a plague has fallen over Wonderland. Hatter has been committed to the asylum and become truly mad with murderous rage! Alice has become infected and her brain scrambled with urges to munch on brains. Cruella De Evil Even in life Cruella was no angel, but in the afterlife she is a thing of pure evil! Murdering puppies was never a problem for her and now she wouldn’t blink to massacre the entire town. Lock up your pets this Halloween! Continue reading →
  7. Playlist For Halloween!

    Playlist For Halloween!
    If you’re having all of your friends and family over for a Halloween bash then you need to make your horror playlist top of your To-Do list! After all, what is a good party without the best tunes?! If you need some inspiration then check out our top 10 favourite Halloween tracks here.Playlist   “Time Warp” The Rocky Horror Picture Show Ok, so we’ll kick this top 10 off in style with a song that absolutely must be played at any party, especially one for Halloween. Get everyone dancing with this corker from the original Rocky Horror movie! “Ghostbusters” Ray Parker Jr. Another cult classic movie that lends its musical numbers to our playlist is Ghostbusters. The theme tune is catchy and we all know the words so it’s a must have for your playlist. It doesn’t matter what songs you play afterwards as this will be the one stuck in your guest’s heads on the way home. Continue reading →
  8. Dead Famous 2016!

    Dead Famous 2016!
    Dead Famous parties are always popular over Halloween and we’ve lost a lot of heroes this year so you’ll have no problem finding a costume. Pop in to your nearest Hollywood branch to see the range today! -David Bowie. Earlier this year we lost one of the most truly original artist Britain, or the world has ever know. He was a true inspiration so channel him in your next costume! Ziggy Stardust was one of his most famous alter egos so slip on that glam rock jumpsuit and paint on the lighting bolt! -Elvis. The king of rock n roll will live on forever so make sure he’s at your party with one of our official Elvis costumes! We have a great range to choose from including some budget numbers for those with tight purse strings. Don’t forget the famous shades and black quiff wig! -Marilyn Monroe. She stole the hearts of the world and now you can catch everyone’s eye as the platinum starlet. That iconic silky white dress and blonde curls will ensure you’re instantly recognisable at your Dead Famous party! Continue reading →
  9. Clowns for Halloween 2016!

    Clowns for Halloween 2016!
    ClownsHands up who’s scared of clowns?! With the fear so wide spread and even more people who just simply do not like them, clowns make for the best Halloween costumes. They don’t even have to be gory or twisted, sometimes the more cheerful, the more terrified people are! Clowns Are Scary! When you look back at photographs and paintings of vintage clowns, it is not hard to see where the deep rooted fear of these cheerful circus performers came from. Their exaggerated make-up and wild expressions could instil fear into even the bravest of men. While over time the make-up simplified and became much more colourful, that fear of clowns still remained! Continue reading →
  10. Go To Def Con 5!

    Go To Def Con 5!
    Def Con 5No really, you should go! Def Con 5 is everything your inner Star Wars nerd could want in a convention and you get to enjoy it over a whole weekend on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th October! Def Con 5 Nerdageddon is the biggest name in the south when it comes to movie and comic themed events. Don’t be fooled by the name, Def Con 5 will be just as extreme as the 4 before it were! As always, the fun won’t just be Star Wars related. There will be all kinds of sci-fi fun and games to enjoy including visits from a trio of Red Dwarf actors Norman Lovett, Chris Barrie and our personal favourite; Robert Llewellyn (You may also remember him as the best host of Scrapheap Challenge ever)! There will be stalls as far as the eye can see filled with comics, memorabilia and plenty more to keep you occupied. If you have little ones to entertain, you’ll have no trouble as there will be a bouncy castle and face painters too! Sunday is where the real Star Wars fun happens including special displays, so make sure you purchase a weekend ticket! You wouldn’t want to miss out on the best part of Def Con, now would you? Continue reading →
  11. Star Trek Turns 50!

    Star Trek Turns 50!
    Star TrekStar Trek has given us so much in the last half century so it’s only fair that we celebrate the franchise in style! Here in the UK, the best place to go is going to be the NEC in Birmingham for your Trekkie fix! Star Trek Boldly going where no one has gone before, Star Trek opened up a world of imagination for children and adults alike back in 1966 when the first series aired on television in America. William Shatner as the dashing Captain T. Kirk, Leonard Nemoy as Spock and DeForest Kelley as Leonard McCoy was a dream team aboard The USS Enterprise. Sci-Fi fans could not get enough and it soon became a cult classic and still is to this day. With modern re-makes and re-imaginings there is no end to Star Trek’s popularity. Currently there have been 13 movies and 7 different television series, which shows just how much there is to explore within this franchise! Continue reading →
  12. Bournemouth Freshers 2016!

    Bournemouth Freshers 2016!
    It’s that time of year again, when Bournemouth welcomes then next generation of University Freshers! You’re bright eyed, bushy tailed and ready to party so don’t waste any time! Come and see us today to get yourself party ready. This year’s event themes include: The Freshers Zoo Early bird tickets have already sold out for this event so get in quick before standard tickets run out too! Mark Tuesday 20th September on your calendars because it’s time to go wild at Cameo. From 10pm until 3am you’ll be treated to the best music in town, huge inflatables and sexy animal dancers! Everyone dresses up for this event so don’t get left out. Come and pick up your tiger onsie, monkey mask or leopard ears now! We also stock a huge selection of face paints to get you party ready in no time! Thai Moon Party Expect lots of UV face and body paints for this one! Wednesday 21st will be the Thai Moon party and Aruba will be alive with neon lights, fresh cocktails and the best hip hop and house music going. Come and snap up some glow sticks and UV face and body paints before they’re all gone! Continue reading →
  13. Bournemouth Film and Comic Con Round 2!

    Bournemouth Film and Comic Con Round 2!
    Bournemouth FilmBournemouth Film and Comic Con is returning to the B.I.C for the second event of 2016! If you enjoyed yourself at the March con then make sure you book tickets for the 3rd and 4th of September to see even more great stalls, guests and games! Bournemouth Film and Comic Con The very first Bournemouth con was hosted by Showmasters in the B.I.C, the town’s most popular venue, in September last year. Since then we’ve had a March film and comic con, which was smaller than the original event. We’re hoping that September is going to bring back the huge crowds and crazy cosplays! Continue reading →
  14. Suicide Squad Is Here!

    Suicide Squad Is Here!
    Suicide SquadOk, so let’s talk about Suicide Squad... It may not have received glowing reviews from all of the critics, but that hasn’t stopped people flocking in their thousands to catch a glimpse of DC’s best bad guys! The Stars We’ve known the stars of this movie for a long time now and marketing weren’t shy with the teasers and clips. Margot Robbie was the perfect blend of sexy and kooky for her role as Harley Quinn. It will definitely be one of the most iconic roles of her career and we hope to see more of her in upcoming DC movies! Will Smith will always be a great action hero and Suicide Squad proves he’s still got it. He’s stern, strong and the perfect person to play Dead Shot. He also delivers one of the best comedy lines of the movie when referring to the Doomsday machine as a “swirling ring of trash”. Apart from little snippet’s and stills, we didn’t get to see too much of Jared Leto’s Joker. He definitely made this role his own with sarcasm and psychosis that rivals Jack Nicholson’s rendition. Heath Ledger did leave some very big shoes to fill and we’re not sold that Leto was the man to do it. Continue reading →
  15. Superhero Girls From DC!

    Superhero Girls From DC!
    Superhero GirlsWhen your city needs saving, there’s no one better to call than the sassiest bunch of Superheroes this side of the universe! I am, of course, talking about the DC Superhero Girls. It may be a man’s world, but these girls have super powers and they’re not afraid to use them! Superhero Girls We’ve all heard of Supergirl, Batgirl and Wonder Woman; now see where it all began with this stunning animated re-imagining of the ladies of DC. We were all kids once and it can be hard growing up different. These girls may have super powers, but honing your skills is always important, that’s why they go to Super Hero High! Just like us, the Superhero Girls aren’t perfect, Supergirl is clumsy, Poison Ivy is shy and Harley Quinn is just downright unpredictable! Flaws aside, they are all exceptional in their own way and if they work together they can do anything, but not without a few challenges along the way.   Continue reading →
  16. Suicide Squad is Coming!

    Suicide Squad is Coming!
    Suicide SquadIt’s one of the most anticipated movie releases of 2016 and maybe of the decade; I am of course talking about Suicide Squad! The queues at the cinemas are going to be out of door and down the street so add the 5th August to your calendar and book your tickets now! When it comes to superhero movies, we’ve seen it all... Or at least we thought we had until Suicide Squad was announced! The ultimate bad guy’s movie has landed and we cannot wait so see it! Every DC villain has come together for one almighty bad ass movie with plenty of action, explosions and violence. It feels good to be bad and these guys have all the bases covered! Continue reading →
  17. Ghostbusters Are Getting a Makeover!

    Ghostbusters Are Getting a Makeover!
    So far the new Ghostbusters movie has received a very mixed reception of praise and criticism. The first movie trailer was Ghostbustersnotoriously the most disliked YouTube has seen! We’ll just have to wait until this Friday (15th July) to find out for ourselves if this will be a huge hit or a massive flop! Ghostbusters In 1984 the world was given the gift of Ghostbusters with the original movie starring acting legends Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Sigourney Weaver. The Ray Parker Jr. theme tune “Who You Gonna Call?” was catchy, the acting was comical and the action was spot on. What more could you want? Well a sequel of course! While it wasn’t as big as the original, it still received high praise. Since then, it has kept a strong cult following and merchandise has always been available with that iconic logo. Now we’re getting a re-boot... An all female one at that! Continue reading →
  18. What To Wear For Summer Ball 2016?

    What To Wear For Summer Ball 2016?
    SUBU Summer BallSummer Ball is one of the biggest fancy dress events in Bournemouth and the very best on the student calendar. When it comes to what to wear, trust Hollywood Fancy Dress to sort you out with the best costumes and accessories on the coast! Summer Ball From Saturday 11th June to the early hours of Sunday 12th, the students of Bournemouth will be partying harder than they have ever partied before! Will you be joining them? If the answer is yes then you need to check out what we have in store for you for 2016! What To Wear? There have been a whole host of new lines release for 2016, so you can trust us to bring you the freshest fancy dress on the scene. Continue reading →
  19. The Rocky Horror Show Is Getting A Makeover!

    The Rocky Horror Show Is Getting A Makeover!
    [caption id="attachment_3916" align="aligncenter" width="409"] THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW: L-R: Laverne Cox and Ben Vareen.[/caption] Unless you’ve been living in a cave your whole life, you will have seen The Rocky Horror Picture Show or at the very least know some of the musical numbers! Well this October we will be seeing a whole new imagining of the cult classic movie featuring some of our old favourites! The Rocky Horror Picture Show 1975-2016 The 2 hour television show will be celebrating Rocky Horror’s 40 years of theatrical distribution, which is longer than any film in history! It’s such a popular movie that it still shows in cinemas today and there have been countless stage shows across the world. The Rocky Horror Picture Show was everything you could have asked for in a film. It had mystery, scares, glitz and the catchiest songs in the history of cinema, what’s not to love?! At the heart of it all was actor and legend Tim Curry who owned the role of sexually ambiguous Dr Frank N Furter. He delivered his lines like he was born for the role and the energy was infectious. Continue reading →
  20. May The 4th Be With You!

    May The 4th Be With You!
    We’re still riding on the buzz of Star Wars “The Force Unleashed” and now we’re excitedly anticipating Rogue One: A Star May The 4thWars Story! With all the hype, this is sure to be the biggest May the 4th yet! May The 4th This is a date in the diary of every Star Wars fan across the globe. While Star Wars Day isn’t considered an official holiday it is celebrated worldwide by the adoring fans of the Star Wars films. The date was an obvious choice due to the pun of “May the force be with you”. Not only the 4th, but the 5th of May became part of the celebration with “Revenge of the 5th” a play on words of the Star Wars movie “Revenge of the Sith”. May is special for many reasons for die hard Star Wars fans as it is also George Lucas’ birthday on May 14th and also because all of the original 6 live action films were released in may. Why Lucas Film did not pioneer Star Wars Day, they were certainly happy to embrace it and join their fans in celebrating it each year. In late 2012 Disney bought Lucas Film, including the rights to Star Wars and since has held Star Wars themed events at their parks during the month of May. After the huge success of The Force Unleashed we can all breathe easy that the franchise is in good hands. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for this household name in Sci-Fi greatness. Continue reading →

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