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  1. Fireworks For New Year!

    See the New Year in the right way! Fireworks are perfect for just about any occasion, but what better excuse than New Year? mixed_fireworksHere at Hollywood we have a huge array of fireworks to choose from so be sure to pay us a visit! Fireworks From Hollywood As some of you may know, you can buy fireworks from Hollywood all year round at both our Castle Lane, Bournemouth branch and our Queens Way, Southampton branch. Especially for New Year you can now purchase them from out Bournemouth town centre branch too from 26th-31st December! 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 →
  2. 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 →
  3. Fever Christmas Collection 2015

    Fever Christmas Collection 2015
    Get hot under the collar this season with our new festive Fever Christmas costumes! The perfect fancy dress costumes for Fever Christmasthose looking to spice up your winter or just look great at the office Christmas party! We have it all from selfie worthy elves to sizzling Miss Santa’s. Fever Christmas Elf Dare to show off your naughty side this year in this sexy little Elf costume! Take a break from all that Christmas shopping and let your hair down in this slinky green dress with red detail and fur trim. Also included is the cute elf hat, complete with festive jingle bell! The perfect costume for any hard working girl this holiday season. Continue reading →
  4. Smiffy's Don't Play With Children's Safety!

    Smiffy's Don't Play With Children's Safety!
    Here at Hollywood we take health and safety very seriously, especially when it comes to children. That’s why we put our trust fake britainin R H Smith and Sons to provide us with high quality and rigorously tested Smiffy's products. Smiffy's Fancy Dress Smiffy's are a household name when it comes to fancy dress and for all the right reasons. You may have seen their recent feature on BBC’s “Fake Britain” where they highlight issues surrounding counterfeit products and safety risks. In Series 6: Episode 10 viewers can see just how risky buying fake fancy dress costumes can be. We see how fakers are not only damaging honest businesses, but putting both our children’s and our own safety at risk.ru-889544-deluxe-elsa-costume_3 Jodie Frisby had purchased an Elsa fancy dress costume for her daughter online, but little did she know that she was receiving a fake costume. The dress fell apart within minutes and when put to a fire test the costume was incinerated in seconds. So remember, if you are looking for an Elsa costume this Christmas, this is the Elsa you should be purchasing. Claudia Winkleman also fell victim to untested fancy dress when her daughter’s Halloween costume caught fire. She went on to lead a campaign to put safety standards in place for fancy dress costumes. Continue reading →
  5. Christmas Jumper Day 2015!

    ITV’s Text Santa is back this year for festive fundraising with Christmas Jumper Day! Follow in your favourite TV ox2cwct_OA_BJBKCiETZ8GXr55TcrjH5_YRMn_1F810personalities footsteps and whip your winter woollies out and get your money making hats on to make this year a success! Where Your Money Goes Previous years have seen Save The Children’s Christmas Jumper campaigns raise huge amounts of money and support here in the UK. This Year ITV’s Text Santa will help make it the best year yet! Proceeds from this year’s fundraising will go to Macmillan Cancer Support, the Make A Wish foundation and, of course, Save The Children.  With your support nurses will be on hand to help those suffering the effects of cancer, terminally ill children will get the Christmas they deserve and children in the UK and across the world will receive support when they most needed. What better reason do you need to get a team together and raise money this winter? Continue reading →
  6. Panto Season 2015!

    With Christmas just around the corner and school holidays creeping ever closer, it’s time to start thinking of ways to entertainpanto the family. What better way than taking them to a panto! There are plenty of exciting offerings this year, both in Bournemouth and further afield. Bournemouth Snow White will be showing at the Bournemouth Pavilion from Saturday 5th December up until Sunday 3rd January. This panto boasts a star studded cast including Eastenders stars Gillian Wight, as the Wicked Queen and Matt Lampinskas as the Prince. With glittering sets, extravagant costumes and plenty of laughs, it’s sure to be a hit for the whole family! Follow the link for tickets! Continue reading →
  7. 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 →
  8. Small Business Saturday 2015

    Small Business Saturday 2015
    Small businessWith Christmas just around the corner, don’t forget about all of the little shops and local businesses that are there for you year in and year out! On Saturday 5th December Small Is Big CIC is hosting Small Business Saturday for all the local shops and traders in your area. Christmas Shopping When most people go out Christmas shopping they head straight for the big high street names and stock up on mass produced, branded gifts and clothing. It’s just what we’re used to in this modern society and quite often, it’s a last minute dash too. But just down the road could be a quirky little shop selling unique items that would make the perfect present. Handmade and homemade gifts are always the most thoughtful and interesting to open on Christmas day so treat your loved ones to something new this year! With costly advertising and high rent on shop space, sometimes the best shops go unnoticed, so this Saturday, make sure you look out for them! Continue reading →
  9. Christmas On A Budget

    Christmas On A Budget
    Now for most people Christmas is an expensive time and working to a budget is essential, but that doesn’t mean that the fun has to be lost! Here at Hollywood, we know times can be hard so we make sure we cater for any budget especially over the festive season! Budget SantaChristmas Dip When it comes to buying Santa costumes you will always be spoilt for choice. We stock a huge range so naturally there are budget options for those watching the pennies! You can pick up a full Santa costume for as little as £9.99 and that will even get you a fluffy white beard. It’s not just the men that get to dress up for less; we have some great ladies costumes too! How about a cute Miss Santa costume complete with hat for only £12.99 or something a little more slinky little this Santa Baby costume for only £14.99? Continue reading →
  10. St Andrew's Day 2015

    St Andrew's Day 2015
    What is St Andrew's Day? On November the 30th the world celebrates St Andrew's Day, Scotland's national holiday day. It is a day of feasting and celebrating with music and dancing. In 2006, the Scottish Parliament designated St Andrew's Day as an official bank holiday and it is also a national holiday in Romania. Saint Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland, Greece, Romania, Russia, Poland, Ukraine, the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople and Saint Andrew, Barbados. In these other European countries, superstition surrounds St Andrew's day, with many believing that the eve of this celebration is the opportune time to carry out rituals revealing the future husbands of single women. Traditionally these rituals were only performed by young women, but nowadays young men like to get involved in the festivities too. Continue reading →
  11. Secret Santa Gifts!

    Secret Santa Gifts!
    Whether it is between your work colleagues or your friends, everybody loves a Secret Santa! The chance to buy a fun gift for someone you know well or maybe not at all is what makes it so exciting. Here at Hollywood we’re in the business of fun so, as you can imagine, we have plenty of great ideas for secret Santa gifts! No matter what your budget we will have something just right for you, so be sure to spread Christmas cheer and smiles this year! Secret Santa For: Under £5 We all like to stretch our cash further over Christmas and there is plenty you can get for your money. How about one of our great cardboard character masks for the TV and film buffs? If you want to give something more festive, one of our cooked turkey hats would make the perfect gift for anyone young or old! If your secret Santa is a bit of a joker then we have a whole host of pranks and tricks from as little as 50p so you could make them a joke stocking. Another great gimmick gift would be one of our fake ASBOs, given for bad taste in music, being boring and showing off your wealth. Continue reading →
  12. Christmas Office Parties!

    No matter how dull you find your 9-5 job, there is one thing we can all look forward to at the end of the year... The office officeChristmas party! It’s never too early to bag some festive bargains, so why not come and see us now! Decorate Your Office! Turn your office into a winter wonderland with some festive decorations from Hollywood. Just in, we have a whole range of deluxe Christmas ornaments for inside and outside, including snowing Christmas trees! We have glitzy tinsel curtains to cover walls, windows and doorways in a whole range of seasonal colours. If you want to turn your workplace into Santa’s grotto then you’ll need one of our fantastic scene setters. These are large wall coverings that transform your office into the North Pole and other festive fantasies! Don’t forget to get some balloons too; after all, what is a party without balloons? Visit our larger stores in Castle Lane, Bournemouth and Queens Way, Southampton for our biggest ranges! Continue reading →
  13. Christmas Crackers!

    Christmas Crackers!
    We all know that Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without some terrible festive jokes!  Christmas crackers are a seasonal Christmas crackersstaple and a must at the family dinner table and here is why... Christmas Crackers Once you’ve filled up on turkey there is only one thing left to do (while you’re all loosening your buttons to relieve your full tummies) and that is to pull the crackers! After fighting over who will get what toy and who “cheated” by holding too much of the cracker, it’s time to read those oh so terrible jokes. We all know them and it is certainly a love/hate relationship, but regardless they are a Christmas table essential. Continue reading →
  14. Bournemouth Christmas Market

    Bournemouth Christmas Market
    With the weather getting chilly and the days getting shorter, Bournemouth transforms from a beach resort to a winter wonderland! The lights are going up, the Moose Bar has landed and Christmas spirit is all around. What To Expect From Our Christmas Market? Bournemouth’s annual Christmas market is always alive with different sights and smells and brimming with new and unusual curiosities. Inspired by Germany’s traditional “Weihnachtsmarkt” you will see row upon row of little Alpine chalets selling seasonal treats and treasures from around the world.  From the 12th November right up to the 3rd January you can indulge in a festive shopping experience like no other. Continue reading →
  15. Children In Need 2015!

    Children In Need 2015!
    Children In Need is back this year and even bigger, with more excitement, courage and entertainment packed into one night Children in Needthan ever before! There will even be a space themed surprise! What To expect? This year’s Children In Need show will fall on one of the most unlucky days of the year, Friday 13th November, but fear not, there will be an imperial army on hand to defend us! This year the BBC has teamed up with Lucasfilm and Disney for a one off, extra special surprise! That’s right; there will be a Star Wars sketch! C-3PO, R2-D2 and everyone’s favourite Ewok, Warwick Davis will join forces to find a worthy human to trigger the totaliser for the night. Continue reading →
  16. 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...
  17. 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 →
  18. Blood! Blood! Gallons of the stuff!

    Blood! Blood! Gallons of the stuff!
    This Halloween gore is in and here at Hollywood we have made sure we’re ready for the flood! We have just about every kind of fake blood you can imagine so we’re here to tell you what the best blood is for you! We even have some new ranges this year so keep your eyes pealed. FAKE BLOOD Ok, ok, I know it’s ALL fake blood, but if the packet says “Fake” or “Vampire Blood” this is just your run of the mill fake blood, it's not very thick but it’s good for people on a budget or if you’re pouring it onto your costume. This stuff WILL sell out no matter how much we have in stock so be sure to pick it up as soon as possible! GEL For those true Halloween enthusiasts you’ll be in need of gel blood! This is the good stuff; the stuff that drips like real blood would, making it perfect for adding to face make-up and fresh looking wounds. For the most part all brands of gel blood have precision application tips so you can get it into the corners of your mouth and into the cracks and crevices you make in your wounds without the mess or fuss of the conventional blood tubes. Continue reading →
  19. 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 →
  20. 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 →