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Heroes, Villians and Icons Fancy Dress Costumes

  1. New Year Costumes!

    New Year is a time to party all your troubles away and start the next year as you mean to go on! For many people that will New Yearmean putting on your nicest clothes and raising a glass of champagne, but here at Hollywood we like to do things a little differently! Fancy dress is fast becoming a New Year staple and with each year we see wilder and weirder costumes emerge, but there will always be those few firm favourites. If you’re thinking of donning a funny costume to see in 2016 then check out some of our fancy dress ideas here. Continue reading →
  2. 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 →
  3. 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 →
  4. 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 →
  5. 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...
  6. Swanage Carnival And Regatta

    Swanage Carnival And Regatta
    Prepare for a whole week of family fun and excitement with Swanage carnival and regatta! From Saturday 25th July to Saturday 1st August there will be non-stop entertainment that everyone can enjoy so come on down! A Little History The event dates back all the way to the mid 1800’s when it was a sailing regatta, after many years a...
  7. Summer Ball Costume Ideas!

    Summer Ball Costume Ideas!
    It’s time for the biggest end of year blowout on the South coast! We bring you SUBU Summer Ball 2015 and it is set to be HUGE! You've Summer Ballgathered your friends; you've got your tickets now all you need to do is get your costumes! Summer Ball! Having fun in fancy dress is what Summer Ball is all about so make sure you get yourself ready as soon as possible. There is no set theme for Summer Ball fancy dress so you can literally be whoever and whatever you choose! The possibilities are endless and there is no limit on how creative you can be. As you can imagine, we've seen some really great Summer Ball costumes over the years and are proud to say that we've contributed to a lot of what you see while you’re partying it up! We thought it was only fair to give you some ideas and pointers to help you choose your fancy dress for this year’s SUBU bash. Continue reading →
  8. Bournemouth 7's Festival

    Bournemouth 7's Festival
    Come and join the largest sport and music festival in the world! It’s back and bigger and better than ever! I am, of course, talking about Bournemouth 7'sBournemouth 7’s Festival. What Is Bournemouth 7's? Every year on the last Bank Holiday weekend of May, thousands gather for the biggest festival Bournemouth has to offer and this year will certainly be no exception! Over 30,000 visitors attend Bournemouth 7’s each year and it’s easy to see why. With a whole array of sporting events for local teams to take part in and a huge party atmosphere, it’s every student’s dream! Bournemouth 7’s Festival was launched in 2008 by Diamond Sporting Group and very quickly became known as “the sporting Glastonbury” There are almost 400 teams going head to head in rugby, netball, hockey and dodge ball tournaments so there will be nonstop sporting action all weekend. Continue reading →
  9. May The 4th Be With You!

    May The 4th Be With You!
    May the 4th be with all of you lovely lot on Star Wars Day!May the 4th What Is Star Wars day? While May the 4th 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 has always been a month of great significance for die hard Star Wars fans with all 6 of the live actions movies debuting in May, the first on 25th May 1977. It is also George Lucas’ birthday on May 14th so even more reason to celebrate! With the help of the internet fans managed to connect across the globe and unite for something they loved and Star Wars Day took off like an X-34 Landspeeder! Continue reading →
  10. 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 →
  11. Hollywood’s Grand Opening! The Party Is Back!

    Hollywood’s Grand Opening! The Party Is Back!
    Here at Hollywood we could not be more excited to be opening the doors of our brand new Weymouth branch! On Friday 27th February Hollywood will be re-launching “The Party Shop” and you’re invited! Weymouth thought the party was over when their beloved Party Shop closed its doors at the start of the year, but the Hollywood team are here...
  12. Do You Need A Costume For New Year?

    Do You Need A Costume For New Year?
    Wearing fancy dress costumes for New Year parties is becoming more and more popular every year and there is never any shortage of themes and designs to choose from! Where ever you're celebrating this year, make it memorable in a funny fancy dress costume from Hollywood. Drinks CostumesNew Year Costume If you’re ready to drink the night away to see the new year in then why not show it in style? Get your drink on quite literally with one of our epic alcohol themed costumes. For the ladies we have the ever so sexy Jägermeister and Jack Daniels inspired dresses, which come complete with cute bottle cap hats. If you’re looking for couples costumes then you partner can dress to match! For the guys there are plenty of brilliant drinks costumes to choose from. We have beer, tequila and vodka bottles as well as the paddy pint, inspired by Guinness! Food Costumes We all know and love the classic banana costume. It is always a New Year staple, so if you’re holding a party and there’s no human banana, you’re missing out! If you’re looking for a tasty costume then the fun doesn’t stop there, why not be bright and be seen in a funny carrot costume or super hot in a spicy chilli costume! If you’re more of a junk food junkie then go for something yummy like the golden fries or the saucy hot dog! There’s plenty of food for thought here at Hollywood! Continue reading →
  13. 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 →
  14. Leg Avenue Exclusive

    Leg Avenue Exclusive
    NEW IN AND EXCLUSIVE! Leg Avenue has arrived with new and wonderful costumes andaccessories, perfect for any occasion! Here at Hollywood we have new lines of Leg Avenue exclusively available in our Bournemouth branches so if you want a costume that will be high quality and gorgeously unique, look no further. For any ladies that want to dress to impress...
  15. May The 4th Be With You!

    May The 4th Be With You!
    A few days from now in a shop not so far, far away, several new versions of our favourite star wars character costumes are waiting to be worn. Here at Hollywood we’re ready and waiting to fulfil all of you Star Wars shaped needs. We have it all from the deluxe, movie quality hire costumes to the brand new second...
  16. New Vintage Hire Costumes Sale Rail!

    New Vintage Hire Costumes Sale Rail!
    We have an exciting new sale rail at our Castle Lane Store! This fantastic 'Vintage Hire Costumes Sale Rail' is located on our bottom floor at our Castle Lane Branch, on Castle Lane West. This genius new rail is not only a BARGAIN but a brilliant way to get your hands on an authentic/ vintage fancy dress costume! These fabulous and...
  17. New Candy Creator Collection 2014!

    New Candy Creator Collection 2014!
    Fancy dress doesn't have to have a point, that's why its fancy dress! Hold your breath, make a wish, count to  three.. Come with me and you'll be in a world of pure imagination, with Hollywood's candy creator costumes for both men and women. Not yet got the hairstyle to match your new costume? Not to worry, we've got just...
  18. Why So Blue?

    Why So Blue?
    Good day good party people, Now here's a question... What's little, blue and loved by everyone?...The Smurfs obviously, (what were you thinking?) and this July 31st it’s time to get completely Smurfed! The Smurfs 2 hits box offices nationwide, and what better excuse to dress you or a little one as one of the well-loved characters. Whether you fancy channelling...
  19. A Confusing New Costume??? Well We're stumped!

    A Confusing New Costume??? Well We're stumped!
    Hey Party People, here's my latest fancy dress update for you... The Character who made the question mark his own has come to Hollywood, and we're still trying to work him out! Why work the look at your next fancy dress party as the Riddler and leave them all guessing, ideal for couples or individuals. Perhaps you may be interested in the ladies Riddler emerald...
  20. Russell Brand Makes a Stand, and Bournemouth Is Loving It!

    Russell Brand Makes a Stand, and Bournemouth Is Loving It!
    Big news party fans, October 26th Russell Brand is coming to Bournemouth's very own BIC for his much anticipated 'Messiah Complex Tour'. However what makes this so exciting is that he's inviting everyone to come wearing fancy dress and whoever does, will be brought on stage with him! Basing this request on Bournemouths notoriety for fancy dress, we're predicting that...

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