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  1. 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...
  2. Abba Tribute - Thank Abba For the Music 2017

    Abba Tribute - Thank Abba For the Music 2017
    Are you a massive Abba fan and live on the South Coast? Well then you are in luck! Abba is coming to town!!! ... Well kinda. On the 3rd of February 'Thank ABBA for the Music' will be performing at the Bournemouth Pavilion. So if you are a hardcore fan - now is your time to geek out!! Abba fantastic...
  3. 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 →
  4. 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 →
  5. New Forest Fairy Festival

    New Forest Fairy Festival
    New Forset Fairy FestivalFor the most magical weekend Hampshire has to offer, get the whole family down to Burley for the New forest Fairy Festival! On Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th the forest will be alive with wonder, glitter and the fluttering of wings. The New Forest Fairy Festival Deep in the heart of the New Forest lies a place where you can set your spirit free and leave all inhibitions behind. Once a year people from all across the South gather for the New Forest Fairy Festival. From 10am until 6pm treat the whole family to live music, fancy dress, circus workshops and much more all included in your ticket price! Dragons on Wye Ten will be back with their fantastic puppetry featuring fairies, unicorn and, of course, dragons! There will be belly dancing with Tree Russell and circus skills from Gypsy Pyksy as well as rune reading and crystal workshops. The fun doesn’t end their either as you’ll be treated to storytelling, tarot reading and crafts with the Funky Festival Company too. Continue reading →
  6. Camp Bestival Is Out Of This World!

    Camp Bestival Is Out Of This World!
    Camp Bestival IsThe UK’s best family festival is back for 2016 and this time it really will be out of this world! Camp Bestival is everything you could want from a festival rolled into one and held at a castle. Camp Bestival Is Back! Camp Bestival is the sister festival to Bestival held annually on the Isle of Wight. From the first event in 2008 it has won multiple awards including Best New Festival in its first year and Best Family Festival four times since! What more excuse could you need to treat the whole family? Get yourself down from Thursday 28th to 31st July for the best long weekend ever! Continue reading →
  7. Bourne Free Does Rio!

    Bourne Free Does Rio!
    Bourne FreeBourne Free is Bournemouth’s very own LGBT pride event that takes place annually in the heart of the town for everyone to enjoy! This year the team have come up with the perfect theme, Rio Carnival! In light of the recent attacks in Orlando, we need to come together now more than ever to support our LGBT community and show tolerance, understanding and love for everyone. Stand together, stand strong and stand free! Bourne Free In 2004 Bourne Free was created when news spread that an organisation was coming to Bournemouth to preach that homosexuality is wrong. The gay community banded together to stand against them and celebrate their diversity and to hold Bournemouth’s first gay Pride march. Since then the event has flourished and grown into a huge three day party to bring everyone in the community together. Bourne Free is now a registered charity run by trustees and volunteers, as well as contributors from the LGBT community and local businesses. This year they will be supporting the Julia’s House charity. Continue reading →
  8. 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 →
  9. Harry Paye Day Is Back!

    Harry Paye Day Is Back!
    Arrrr! It’s that time of year again land lubbers! The Pirates of Poole are taking over the Quay for Harry Paye Day! The Pirates of Poole are a local community group who strive to keep the maritime history of Poole alive and they also hold events to raise money for local charities and causes. In 2006 they began an event to celebrate Poole’s most famous and notorious pirate of all and thus Harry Paye Day was born! The day was such a success that it became an annual celebration. Who Was Harry Paye? Harry Paye certainly made a name for himself in the 15th Century, so much so that you still hear the tales to this day. Both Paye and his ship, the Mary , appear in the Kings records as being a transport to Spain, but the Spaniards marked him as a thief. He is said to have stolen the gold cross from the Church of Finisterre... We wouldn’t put it past him! Paye became notorious for burning the Spanish city of Gijion, home of his lover Countess Isabel. All of his terrible escapades drove the Spanish to seek revenge on the dreaded Arripaye! In 1405 passing Spanish and French Galleys discovered that Poole was the home of their nemesis and unleashed a deadly fighting force upon the town. When Harry Paye got wind of destruction to his home and that his brother fell in the horrific battle, he took action! He gathered a fleet of ships and captured French and Spanish cargo vessels, seizing copious amounts of booty, including rather of lot of high quality wine. Paye took the cargo back to Poole and shared it with the town’s people in hope that it would ease the suffering that he bought to them. According to the stories they feasted and drank for days after. Continue reading →
  10. Race For Life! Think Pink!

    Race For Life! Think Pink!
    Race For LifeThe Pink Army unite for another fantastic Race For Life event! Women all across the UK will be slipping into their pinkest attire to raise money and awareness for Cancer Research, will you be joining them? Race For Life Bournemouth Race For Life events kick off from Sunday 12th June and continue across the South throughout the summer. To find your nearest event just click the link! There will be 2 events to choose from in Bournemouth this year with the 5k and 10k race. They will both take place at the pier approach on Bournemouth seafront and start from 11am. Continue reading →
  11. SUBU Summer Ball 2016!

    SUBU Summer Ball 2016!
    It’s that time of the year again guys and girls! Slap on the sun screen and hit the student party of the year with the SUBUSUBU Summer Ball Summer Ball! SUBU Summer Ball! For the past 20 years students from Bournemouth University have enjoyed the biggest and best festival party in the South. This year it will take place on Saturday 11th June at Chapel Gate in Parley, so save the date. If you have been before, you will know this is serious business! With stages, food stalls and fun fair rides, there will be plenty to keep you entertained for a full 10 hour experience. As always there will be an after party at The Old Fire Station from 2am called ‘Encore’. For those still standing at the end of it, there will be the ultimate glory of the survivors’ photo at Bournemouth pier! Continue reading →
  12. Bournemouth 7's 2016!

    Bournemouth 7's 2016!
    2015 saw yet another sold out event for Bournemouth 7's with over 30, 000 sports and music lovers attending! Let’s see if weBournemouth 7's can top that for 2016! If you’re looking for a big bank holiday blow out then get yourself down to Bournemouth Sports Club at Chapel Gate from the 27th to the 29th May! Bournemouth 7's Since 2008, Diamond Sporting Group have been giving us the biggest and best sports festival in the south and 2016 will be no exception! Bournemouth 7's is the largest sports and music festival in the world so it is sure to impress even the most seasoned festival veterans. It is an annual event that takes the south coast by storm with fierce rugby, netball, dodge ball and hockey tournaments between the best teams in the UK! Continue reading →
  13. Bournemouth Film and Comic Con Round 1

    Bournemouth Film and Comic Con Round 1
    After the huge success of the first Bournemouth Film and Comic Con in August 2015, Showmasters are back for round 2! Comic ConOn Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th March Bournemouth International Centre will be buzzing with heroes and villains galore! Comic Con! Bournemouth Film and Comic Con promises to bring you big name stars all underneath one roof and with such high profile guests in 2015, the anticipation is killing us! They are holding their cards close to their chests at the moment and teasing us with a slow trickle of stars like Dr. Who’s Noel Clarke and Jemma Redgrave. Wrestling legend Al Snow will also be making an appearance on both days, as will artist Davide Fabbrie. Continue reading →
  14. 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 →
  15. 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...
  16. 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 →
  17. Camp Bestival Goes Wild!

    Camp Bestival Goes Wild!
    It’s time to GO WILD! Camp Bestival is returning for the 8th year running and with head liners like Professor Green and Clean Bandit, you know it will Camp Bestivalbe one to look forward to this July! What Is Camp Bestival? Camp Bestival is the sister festival to Bestival held annually on the Isle of Wight. From the first event in 2008 it has won multiple awards including Best New Festival in its first year and Best Family Festival four times since! What more excuse could you need to treat the whole family? Set in the idyllic grounds of Lulworth Castle on Dorset’s famous Jurassic coast, you couldn't pick a better spot for a relaxed family festival experience. As always, there will be plenty to see and do for all ages including an enormous kid’s area where they can enjoy arts and crafts, circus workshops and go-carts! Continue reading →
  18. 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 →
  19. Harry Paye Day 2015

    Harry Paye Day 2015
    Arrrr! It’s that time of year again land lubbers! The Pirates of Poole are taking over the Quay for Harry Paye Day!Paye The Pirates of Poole are a local community group striving to keep the maritime history of Poole alive and they also hold events to raise money for local charities and causes. In 2006 they began an event to celebrate Poole’s most famous and notorious pirate of all and thus Harry Paye Day was born! The day was such a success that it became an annual celebration. Who Was Harry Paye? Harry Paye certainly made a name for himself in the 15th Century, so much so that you still hear the tales to this day. Both Paye and his ship, the Mary , appear in the Kings records as being a transport to Spain, but the Spaniards marked him as a thief. He is said to have stolen the gold cross from the Church of Finisterre... We wouldn’t put it past him! Paye became notorious for burning the Spanish city of Gijion, home of his lover Countess Isabel. All of his terrible escapades drove the Spanish to seek revenge on the dreaded Arripaye! In 1405 passing Spanish and French Galleys discovered that Poole was the home of their nemesis and unleashed a deadly fighting force upon the town. When Harry Paye got wind of destruction to his home and that his brother fell in the horrific battle, he took action! He gathered a fleet of ships and captured French and Spanish cargo vessels, seizing copious amounts of booty, including rather of lot of high quality wine. Paye took the cargo back to Poole and shared it with the town’s people in hope that it would ease the suffering that he bought to them. According to the stories they feasted and drank for days after. Continue reading →
  20. 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 →

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