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  1. Christmas Jumper Day 2016

    Christmas Jumper Day 2016
    Join in on a good cause this Christmas with Christmas Jumper Day! It's approaching that time of year again, Christmas Jumper Day! Where we must dig out our most festive Christmas Jumper we can find! Whether it's a hideous looking jumper or one you are proud to own 'Save the Children' are calling you to sign up and join the...
  2. Merry Christmas To All!

    It's that festive, merry time of the year again and whether you have been counting down since the beginning of the year or whether it has snuck up on you, we have more than enough Christmas costumes to fill your stocking. Now we better start off with unwrapping the kids costumes because they've been awake since 6am to see what's under...
  3. Safe Halloween Costumes!

    BE SAFE NOT SORRY THIS HALLOWEEN We test to both EN71 AND Nightwear (Safety) Standards With costume flammability in the media again (The Sun and The Mirror), here's a reminder of everything you need to know about costume safety and testing. Don't forget that test results for all our children's costumes are available online.   What are the regulations for children's costumes...
  4. 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 →
  5. Rocky Horror Hits Southampton!

    Rocky Horror Hits Southampton!
    On Monday 22nd February Southampton Mayflower Theatre will be awash with glitter, feathers, lace and lipstick as The Rocky Horror Show explodes onto the stage! Rocky Horror Is Back! After a record breaking world tour Richard O’Brien’s classic show is back and bolder than ever! Prepare yourselves for plenty of fun, frolics and even a little bit of fornication! With...
  6. 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...
  7. Bournemouth Air Festival 2015

    Bournemouth Air Festival 2015
    From Thursday 20th to Sunday 23rd August we welcome back the best event of the summer. Bournemouth Air Festival is returning with a huge and impressive line up of shows and displays to look forward to! Air festival Now, we Brits don’t need much of an excuse to hit the beach, but Bournemouth Air Festival can draw a crowd from far and wide. Since it began in 2008, the air festival has not stopped growing. Not only do the organisers give you a spectacular show year in, year out, they also help raise money for charities chosen by the armed forces. This infamous event has even been voted the best tourism event in the country and was voted gold by Visit England. Continue reading →
  8. Let's Rock Southampton

    Let's Rock Southampton
    Shoulder pads and perms have just come back in trend as Let's Rock Southampton brings the ultimate 80's festival to your doorstep! Break out your best dancing shoes and back comb your hair to the limit for a trip back to the best decade for music yet! What's On? Let's Rock has now been running for 7 years and is...
  9. Totton And Eling Carnival 2015

    Totton And Eling Carnival 2015
    Totton goes around the world! This year’s Totton and Eling carnival is going to be a very colourful display with participants Tottonrepresenting countries and cultures from all across the globe! Each year Totton Carnival Committee along with local volunteers put on a spectacular show for their community and this year will certainly be no different. On Saturday 20th June the people of Totton and Eling will be treated to a fantastic array of parade floats all dressed up in an “Around the World” theme. Expect some very extravagant costumes for this one! What To Expect at Totton? The parade will kick off at 4pm from Calmore industrial estate, heading down Salisbury Road and then into the Eling recreation grounds. As always the SO16 Troopers and Nerdageddon team will be joining the fun, we can’t wait to see if they will tie in the parade theme! Waiting at the end of the parade will be a variety of stalls selling food and other interesting nick nacks. Better still there will be a fun fair full of exciting rides that all the family can enjoy, it will be open from 2pm on the day so you can even go for a quick spin before the parade starts! Continue reading →
  10. Hollywood's New Video!

    Hollywood's New Video!
    Check out our brand new video! If you need fancy dress, Hollywood is the place to come! If you need balloons, we've got you covered! Just about anything you could need for a party all under one roof, why go anywhere else? Visit Hollywood Hollywood really does have omething for everyone so why not pop in and see us now...
  11. 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 →
  12. Hire Costumes On The Move!

    Hire Costumes On The Move!
    If you’ve visited Hollywood Fancy Dress on Castle Lane recently, you will have seen that we’re selling off some of our hire costumes and accessories to make way for shiny new ones! This of course means huge discounts on some really high quality pieces, who can say no? Well now it’s Hollywood ‘Just For Fun’s turn as all of the ex-rental is moving to our Southampton branch. If you’re looking for something unique and hard wearing for your next fancy dress party, then pop in to see the Southampton team, who will be able to kit you out for bargain prices! What Is Up For Grabs? Now I know what you’re thinking, if we’re getting rid of it, it can’t be any good! But you’d be wrong! We were simply full to the brim with great costumes and needed to make way for some exciting new ones. There is also seasonal hire up for grabs such as Halloween and Christmas costumes if you’re thinking ahead. There is a huge selection of authentic Army and Navy uniforms available for those of you who like to look distinguished in your fancy dress costumes. There are also plenty of tailored jackets and suits to choose from, ideal for murder mysteries and James Bond themed parties. Continue reading →
  13. Burns Night 2015

    Burns Night 2015
    Burns Night is a celebration held on the 25th January, that honours the life and works of Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns. Even though his life was tragically cut short, he was able to leave behind a legacy that would immortalise him for centuries.Burns Night History Robert Burns was born in 1759 to a less than wealthy farming couple living off the Ayrshire coast in Scotland. He was to be the oldest of seven children and even with times of hardship always upon them his parents were keen to educate their offspring. Robert was able to group together with other families to share a tutor called John Murdoch, who taught him English grammar, giving him the tools he needed to become the poet we know and remember today. All that is, except the gift of singing it would seem as, ironically, a man who went on to write the most beautiful love songs had an “untuneable” voice according to his tutor. Career While Burns was becoming an educated man, he was still doing a full day’s work on the family farm to try and keep food on their table, but that would not keep him from his books. By the time Robert was 21 he had read the works of Shakespeare, David Hume, Adam Smith and nearly everything in between. This love of books fuelled his passion for literature and broadened his imagination. Books however were not his only passion in life. He had a love for women and celebrated them in songs and poetry. The legacy of Robert Burns includes many affairs which led to him fathering over a dozen children to various women! But it wasn’t just lust he saw for women; he also acknowledged them for their minds and opinions, believing them to have valuable insight. Continue reading →
  14. Saturday Night Fever

    Saturday Night Fever
    From the 6th to the 10th of January 2015, Saturday Night Fever comes to The Mayflower Theatre in Southampton. Based on the smash hit film featuring songs by the Bee Gees, the production is based in the 1970's the prime time of disco! The StorylineSaturday Night Fever Brooklyn teen Tony Manero lives for Saturday nights at the local club, where he's king of the disco, thanks to his stylish moves on the dance floor. But outside of the club, things aren’t all fun and games. At home, Tony fights with his father all the time and has to compete with his family's idealistic view of his older brother who is a priest. To make matters worse he’s stuck in a dead-end job at a paint store. However, things begin to change when he meets the beautiful Stephanie at the disco and starts training with her for the club's dance competition. Stephanie dreams of a world beyond little old Brooklyn, and her plans to move to the big city will change Tony's life forever. Continue reading →
  15. Hollywood's New Year Sale!

    Hollywood's New Year Sale!
    Each New Year brings a new beginning so you need to be out with the old and in with the new! That can only mean one thing here at Hollywood.... A HUGE SALE! We all feel that after Christmas pinch in our wallets and with New Year being such a massive event on everyone’s calendar it’s hard to keep enough money aside for an amazing costume. Fear not! From the 27th December all three of our Hollywood stores will be having spectacular sales on a huge range of items so don’t miss out! With longer opening times for the festive season you’ll have even more chance to come in and grab yourself a bargain.Sale What To Expect With so much going in to this New Year sale, it’s hard to know where to begin! There will be a huge range of costumes available for men and women from fairytales to funny characters. We must be going crazy on Christmas spirit because even licensed character costumes will be in our mammoth sale event. We’ll have it all from classics like Robocop to stunning new designs, like the exclusive ladies Beetle Juice costume! Continue reading →
  16. New Year Fireworks!

    New Year Fireworks!
    Fireworks can be enjoyed worldwide by kids of all ages! Here at Hollywood you can even enjoy them all year round, but what better time to have a firework party than for New Year? Besides, who needs an excuse to get together with family and friends to set off fireworks? When it comes to buying your fireworks, you might have more choice than you think. Like most people you’ve probably purchased fireworks while doing your food shopping in one of the large supermarkets and that’s fine, you’ll get a little selection box for about a tenner and leave feeling like you’ve got a bargain. But even people with a tight budget are allowed to be discerning when it comes to fireworks! Why Come To Us For Fireworks? When you come to Hollywood for fireworks, not only do you have a huge selection of top brand fireworks to choose from, you’ll also get advice from people that know what they do. We’ve all seen fireworks, but how many people know what each type does, or even the names of the different types that are available? Knowledge is the key when putting together a good display so spending a little time on our website could be the most fun educational experience you’ve ever had! Continue reading →
  17. Funny Gifts And Stocking Fillers

    We all like a good laugh at Christmas time; it is what brings the whole family together. From the teasing about eating the sprouts to the cheesy jokes in the Christmas crackers, we laugh in good spirit and that’s what makes it the most wonderful time of year. No matter what friend or family member you’re buying for, there is always room for a bit of tactical humour. Fill their stockings with funny festive tricks and treats to put a smile on everyone’s face. Do you know someone who likes to get on the wrong side of the law or often gets mistaken for some that does? We have the perfect present for them! How about a Joke ASBO that you can issue to them personally? This hilarious novelty item looks official with its seals and stamps; that is until you begin reading. There are different “offenses” to choose from too ranging from having awful taste in music to always being late!sm-27609-penguin-party-poncho-costume stocking If your recipient loves the great outdoors then we have just the thing for them! One of our fantastic waterproof party ponchos will put a smile on anyone’s face. With a huge range of designs to choose from you’re sure to find something to suit that festival goer in your life. We have zebras, leopards, giraffes and tigers. There are cows, ducks, frogs and parrots too. We even have one shaped like a flower!  Do they love or hate a particular animal? Did they have a bad experience at a farm? They need one of these! Continue reading →
  18. Hollywood's Late Night Opening!

    With all that Christmas shopping you’ve been doing, it’s hard to find time for anything else! Have no fear this festive season; you don’t need to be rushed off your feet. Hollywood are here to take the stress out of shopping, with longer opening times over the holidays so you can squeeze as much festive fun into your day as...
  19. St Andrew's Day Celebrations

    St Andrew's Day Celebrations
    What is St Andrew's Day? On November the 30th the world celebrates St Andrew's Day, Scotland's national holiday day. There will be amazing parties everywhere, especially in Scotland. St Andrew's day is a feast day of St Andrew. In 2006, the Scottish Parliament designated St Andrew's Day as an official bank holiday. It is also a national holiday in Romania. Saint...
  20. 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 →

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