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Halloween Fancy Dress

  1. Halloween Essentials!

    Halloween Essentials!
    So it is now October and Halloween is drawing close. Have you got all of your Halloween essentials sorted? If the answer is anything other than “Yes” then you need to take a trip to your nearest Hollywood branch stat! Fake Blood An absolute must for any Halloween costume is fake blood, where it’s to complete a make-up look, cover...
  2. Check Out Our Teen Halloween Range!

    Check Out Our Teen Halloween Range!
    When it comes to fancy dress you usually find plenty of kids or adults costumes, but now there is an in-between! Halloween 2016 is the year of the teen! What happens when you’re too old for the children’s range and too small for an adult costume? This is usually a problem that falls on young boys as most mens costumes are a standard or medium to large size so would be too big for them. While lots of ladies costumes are available in extra small they tend to be pricier than the kids range so the budget has to be stretched further. Well have no fear, this Halloween you will have the pick of the bunch with the new teen range from Smiffys! Continue reading →
  3. 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 →
  4. 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 →
  5. Kids Top 10 Halloween Costumes

    Kids Top 10 Halloween Costumes
    Halloween is an opportunity for everyone to get dressed up and have a great time, especially the kids! Come along to Hollywood and pick up a fantastic costume for you and your little one this year! If you’re not sure what to go for then check out our Top 10 here.   Make your little one as cute as a button in this adorable Lil Pumpkin costume! It includes an orange Jack O’ Lantern top with green and orange striped trousers and a little hat to really top it off.Kids Halloween   You may call her a little horror, but now let her transform into a brain munching Zombie Cheerleader for Halloween! With a blood stained cheer dress and matching red and black pom poms it’s a perfect for any girl looking to scare. Add some fake blood spray for extra gore!   Get down to the bare bones of this kids Halloween costume with the Skeleton Tutu Dress. This cute outfit has white printed ribs and an attached fluffy black and white tutu skirt. Add a skeleton make-up kit to complete your look! Continue reading →
  6. Ladies Top 10 Halloween Costumes

    Ladies Top 10 Halloween Costumes
    So Ladies...Do you go scary? Do you go sexy? Do you want to do zombies or fairy tale? Maybe both? There are so many questions when it comes to dressing up for Halloween, but don’t let where you go be one of them. Come straight to Hollywood for the best selection around! If you’re struggling to come up with something new and original for your next Halloween costume then head straight to your nearest branch where you will find just about anything you can imagine! Inspiration will certainly strike, but before you go, why not check out our ladies Halloween Top 10 here:   Skeleton Dress. If you’re on a budget, but still want a fantastic costume, then you’re in luck! This pretty lace print skeleton dress is perfect if you want to look good without flashing too much flesh!   Shipwrecked Sweetie. Set sail on the ghost ship this Halloween in a ghoulish grey faded dress and grey striped leggings with matching bandanna. Why not try some our new blind eye accessories to make your costume even spookier!   Zombie Cop. Keep everyone in check in our sexy zombie cop costume. The little black dress might be torn up and covered in blood stains, but don’t let that put you off! Pick up some handcuffs and liquid latex to give that extra edge to your look. Continue reading →
  7. Stand Out This Halloween!

    Stand Out This Halloween!
    Just because it’s Halloween doesn’t mean you can’t look dapper and dressed up! Check out our fantastic new range of Stand Out Suits for Halloween 2016! Stand Out From The Crowd Looking good in fancy dress has never been easier! We give you the Halloween Stand Out Suit range, perfectly tailored to keep you looking sharper than Michael Myers’ knife. These suits come complete with a fitted and lined jacket, smart trousers and a matching tie! Blast off to distant galaxies with the new “Space Suit” covered in images of the sun, spaceships, planets and swirling vortexes! Or why not be the embodiment of everyone’s favourite Halloween decoration, with the pumpkin suit covered in scary Jack O Lanterns. Continue reading →
  8. Men's Top 10 Halloween Costumes

    Men's Top 10 Halloween Costumes
    With so much choice every year, it can be hard to find the right Halloween costume for you. Have no fear; Hollywood is here to save the day with our Top 10 men's costumes for Halloween!   Grim Reaper. Be the very icon of Halloween in a spooky black grim reaper robe complete with rope belt. Add a tall scythe to the costume and you’re ready to go soul reaping.   Zombie Doctor. What could be scarier than your doctor turning into a brain munching menace? Well find out now with the tattered and blood spattered costume including white coat with attached top and matching trousers. Add some extra blood spray and levered limbs for ultimate effect! Continue reading →
  9. Occult Halloween Fancy Dress

    Occult Halloween Fancy Dress
    OccultMaster the dark arts with our new range of Occult Halloween costumes new for 2016! Summon your inner daemon and unleash hell on your enemies this October. The Occult is a powerful thing, not to be confused with Yakult! Occult Is In Here at Hollywood we like to keep up with trends and we’ve seen a massive rise in cult and Ouija themes cropping up in alternative fashion this year. We know this is going to be huge hit this year for Halloween so we bring you this whole new range from Smiffy’s! Lead your people to the dark side in this Cult Leader costume. The black, caped robe features a range of different occult symbols and a simple rope belt. Also included is the incredible ram head latex mask. Instill fear and command respect from your flock! Or summon the dead with our Dark Arts Ritual mysterious Halloween costume. The flowing black robe features a long hood with cape and collar and is adorned with large occult symbols. Continue reading →
  10. Fever Is Making Halloween Sexy!

    Fever Is Making Halloween Sexy!
    Fever is THE name in ultra feminine, sultry fancy dress costumes, so check out what they have to offer fresh for Halloween 2016! When it comes to dressing up for Halloween, choosing the perfect costume can be a massive headache. Do you want to be a certain character? Do you just want to go budget? Should you go all out? Well you don’t have to compromise because Fever Halloween costumes combine style, quality and comfort all for very reasonable cost! What more could you want? New Fever For 2016 Vampiress Quench your thirst for blood in this gorgeous crimson jacket with button detail and mock corset paired with a sleek black pencil skirt. You even get a matching mini top hat with this costume so why not pull your hair into a smooth bun to let the ensemble do the talking. Complete your look with a set of love bite fangs from Scarecrow for professional looking fangs at a fraction of the price! Continue reading →
  11. Deluxe Decorations for Halloween!

    Deluxe Decorations for Halloween!
    Here at Hollywood we don’t like to do things by halves and that is why we bring you the best deluxe Halloween decorations! Everyone has seen spooky spider webs and hanging bats, but what about fully animated guests?... If you have ever been into a Hollywood store over Halloween (and let’s face it, who hasn’t) you will know what we mean! You will have been greeted by a sea of scary props and decorations, some of them will have made you jump Deluxeand some of them will have jumped at you! Ceiling Hangers   The best scares are ones you don’t see coming so the ceiling is your best friend when decorating for Halloween. Here at Hollywood we use every inch of our ceiling to show you just how good our hanging decorations are, so you get to experience the thrill before you buy! We have hanging severed heads in all kinds of styles including gory glass face and even shrivelled mummy heads for a voodoo look. How about some angry caged ghosts who shake and screech as you pass by? Sure to shock even the hardiest of party goers! Continue reading →
  12. 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...
  13. 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 →
  14. Comedy Halloween Costumes

    Comedy Halloween Costumes
    We all have the joker in our group that doesn’t take anything seriously and Halloween is no exception. If you are that friend, then have no fear! Hollywood has you covered with a whole host of comedy Halloween costumes! Comedy halloween costumes Ghost The classic white ghost costume has brought joy to millions over the years and this year it has had a fantastic re-vamp! Most people opt for cutting some holes in a white sheet, but bed linen is getting expensive and I’m sure your other half (or mum) is getting tired of having to replace them! Check out this hilarious Ghost costume, made to fit your body so no weird bunching this time! It’s so simple that it’s perfect and if you’re on a budget it’s a steal at £14.99! Continue reading →
  15. Halloween Make Up Kits

    Halloween is not all about the costumes, most of the magic happens when you break out the make-up and face paints! If you’re looking for new and exciting ideas to take your Halloween costume to the next level, then look no further! Check out our extensive range of Halloween make up kits. Day Of The Dead New for this year we have a whole host of Day of the Dead make-up kits available. Consisting of black, red and white face paints and black detail pencils, you can really run wild with your designs. If you want to get creative try some rose details and decorative spider webs to make your make-up unique. If you’re not such a dab hand with face paint, then definitely go for the Smiffy’s Day of the Dead make-up kit which has handy little stick on designs! Continue reading →
  16. 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 →
  17. 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 →
  18. 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 →
  19. Top 10 Ladies Halloween Costumes

    Halloween comes around every year, but that doesn't mean choosing a costume is easy! OH NO! We have such a huge range that even we struggle to pick, so here is a handy countdown of our most popular ladies costumes for Halloween.   Zombie Cheerleader This is a brain munchingly good costume! We love to zombify everything for Halloween and this is always a popular choice. It’s light, it’s comfortable and it’s covered in blood and the addition of the broken rib latex piece makes it that more gory! You even get the black and red pom poms in this costume so let’s cheer out Z.O.M.B.I.E!   Fever Devil Take them to hell and back in this sleek new dress! Unleash your dark side and rule the underworld with an iron fist. This stunning wet look dress has flame print and puff sleeve details to make you really stand out in a crowd; you even get some shiny devil horns to match. Finish off your costume with a devil trident and some red hot stockings! Continue reading →
  20. 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...

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