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  1. Harry Paye 2024

    Harry Paye 2024
    Arr me hearty's it’s time for Poole's annual Pirate festival. With Harry Paye 2024 fast approaching dust off your inner pirate, and remember the legend that is Harry Paye. The main event is on Saturday 15th June, with the shenanigans beginning at 12 noon. Harry Paye was a privateer pirate employed by King Henry the 4th . He sailed the...
  2. Bournemouth 7's Festival

    Bournemouth 7's Festival
    Only a few days away from the multi award winning Bournemouth 7's Festival. They are well into the build of this fabulous sports ad music festival. All happening at Chapel Gate, Hurn from 24th May - 26th May The festival combines music and sport for a glorious bank holiday of fun. Sports include rugby, netball and hockey to name a...
  3. Eurovision 2024

    Eurovision 2024
    Grab you passport and a bag were off to Malmo Sweden! Eurovision 2024 is here again. This year it is being hosted by Sweden’s third largest city. Known as an international hub Malmo residents come from 180 countries, speak 150 different languages. The diversity of the city makes it the perfect choice to host the 68th Eurovision contest. The song...
  4. Star Wars Day May The 4th

    Star Wars Day May The 4th
    Now I have to talk to you about something very serious. A long, long time ago, in a country far, far away George Lucas created something amazing. He took a story as old as time of galactic dictators and a people’s rebellion. A small resistance fighting against an overwhelming enemy on a scale that no one had seen before. But...
  5. Calling all Bournemouth Uni students!

    Calling all Bournemouth Uni students!
    Calling all Bournemouth Uni students! The best part of being a Uni student in Bournemouth is the big summer ball. For the last 30 years it has grown to be one of the best Uni balls in the country. The unique thing about this party is, well mini music festival, is they encourage fancy dress. This year is no exception...
  6. Easter 2024

    Easter 2024
    The mornings have started getting brighter, the evenings are lighter, I know what we are all thinking … “Its Crème Egg Time”! Easter 2024 is here! Easter has a lot of meanings, the main one being the resurrection of Jesus, it signifies new beginnings and new life. Who doesn't love a little lamb or baby chicks? Eggs symbolise the birth...
  7. Mothers Day 2024

    Mothers Day 2024
    Mothers Day 2024, or Mothering Sunday, here in sunny England is here once again. The time has come to celebrate those special ladies that gave everything to bring us up. How would we have ever functioned without those amazing ladies ironing school uniforms? Who remembers the alarm clock of mum with the distinctive “Get up or you’ll be late for...
  8. Teachers World Book Day

    Teachers World Book Day
    Here we are again, World Book Day is here. It’s that time of the year when teachers can make books come to life. Here at Hollywood Fancy Dress we have costumes for the Teachers World Book Day. Why should the kids have all the fun! World Book Day is a great opportunity to inspire students to explore books they may...
  9. Valentine's Day 2024

    Valentine's Day 2024
    It’s time to dust off the good wine, look into roses and maybe find something cheeky to wear! Valentine’s Day 2024 is upon us. A Brief History of Valentine’s Day. Our research shows that Valentine’s Day was originally an attempt to “Christianize” the pagan festival of Lupercalia. A festival of fertility. Lupercalia was celebrated by the founders of Rome. They...
  10. Chinese New Year 2024

    Chinese New Year 2024
    February marks the Chinese New Year 2024. It’s Dragons!! Yes Dragons all year! That is to say it’s the Chinese New Year and the year of the Dragon. But what does this mean? The Dragon is the 5th animal in the 12 year cycle of animals in the Chinese zodiac calendar. The Dragon represents good luck, strength and good health...
  11. New Years Eve 2023

    New Years Eve 2023
    2023 is almost over, so time to brush of the dancing shoes and celebrate New Years Eve 2023 in style. It’s time to start organising parties and social get-togethers. This year why not give your party a theme and transport your guests to your favourite scene from a film?  Themed parties are a great way to inject fun into any...
  12. Christmas Party Season

    Christmas Party Season
    December is here and that means only one thing. Its Christmas Party Season. From office parties to family get togethers, we all like to party at Christmas. Here at Hollywood Fancy Dress, we have it all from the important Santa costumes, to the jazzy Christmas shirts and dresses. For The Men According to “Your Tango” magazine, men enjoy Christmas more...
  13. Kids Christmas

    Kids Christmas
    There is a lot going on for children at this time of year. With school nativity plays and helping to decorate the house and tree. They are the centre of any parent’s Christmas. Kids take a good Christmas and make it a great one. We at Hollywood understand this and have so much to help make this time special for...
  14. Bonfire Night

    Bonfire Night
    Bonfire night, the 5th of November is the night of the year that most associate with fireworks. While fireworks can be bought all year round from Hollywood, its November the 5th that was the start of this tradition and the reason fireworks have become popular in English culture. We all know the gunpowder plot of 1606. We as brits celebrate...
  15. Halloween Horror Film

    Halloween Horror Film
    Who remembers that iconic moment when Freddy Kruger begins invading the dreams of teens living on Elm Street. Or when Reagan’s head began to rotate past normal movement in the exorcist. If your anything like us then horror movies are for every week, not just Halloween. Relive the horror classics with our wide selection of Halloween Horror Film Costumes. What...
  16. Halloween Kids

    Halloween Kids
    The leaves are falling from the trees, the nights are getting darker and there’s a chill in the air. It must be HALLOWEEN!! Halloween kids costumes is the main focus for this blog. Dress your little devil right for Halloween with this fantastic range. Halloween is an old English festival predating our modern society in which following  the winter equinox...
  17. Oktoberfest

    Oktoberfest
    October is not all about ghosts and ghouls, also the month of the German festival Oktoberfest. Brits being Brits have embraced Oktoberfest with various festival weekends and themed nights. So grab your Lederhosen and party! This is an annual festival in Munich, Germany, held over a two-week period and ending on the first Sunday in October. The festival originated on October 12...
  18. Halloween In Summer!

    Halloween In Summer!
    Yes that's right, Halloween In summer! With the weather resembling autumn why not start to plan you Halloween outfit now. Here at Hollywood Fancy Dress we are already starting to plan the shops layout for the up coming Halloween season. So be one step ahead of the crowds this year and pop along to one of our three stores, and...
  19. Bestival 2023

    Bestival 2023
    Its that time of year again! The best festival in the south for family's, Camp Bestival 2023! Camp Bestival is a family camping experience with all the entertainment of a festival. This festival is kid friendly with activities for children of all ages. From Mr Tumble to Dick and Dom. Not forgetting the adults with the likes of Sophie Ellis-Bextor...
  20. Bourne Free Pride

    Bourne Free Pride
    With pride month well under way, we look forward to our local pride event Bourne Free Pride. Where the streets of Bournemouth will be ablaze with rainbows. This exciting event is on the weekend of 7th and 8th July. With a host of events happening all weekend, there are plenty of opportunities to show your rainbow, including the parade on...

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