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  1. Have A Safe World Book Day

    Have A Safe World Book Day
    World Book Day returns for its 19 year on Thursday 3rd March and here at Hollywood we have safety in mind. As you may have seen recently there has been much talk about the safety requirements surrounding children’s fancy dress costumes. Buying fake fancy dress can be a huge problem, especially online where you cannot see what you are purchasing. Here at Hollywood we only buy from responsible suppliers such as Smiffy’s! So when you’re buying your child’s World Book Day fancy dress costume, you can do so with piece of mind here at Hollywood. Smiffy's New In! Not only will you get high quality, rigorously tested fancy dress costumes, you’ll be getting the best new products around! Check out these great new costumes especially for World Book day 2016! Madagascar Madagascar has been a huge hit with the kids (young and old) since its release so we’re sure you’ll love this new line! Bring out your kid’s wild side with Alex and the gang! You will be spoilt for choice with all 6 of the main characters available. Your little one can be Alex the lion, Melman the giraffe, Gloria the hippo, Marty the zebra, King Jullian the lemur or even one of the adorable penguins! These costumes are perfect for groups of friends or even on their own as they have so much character that each one is recognisable! Continue reading →
  2. 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...
  3. Life Is Better With A Little Role Play!

    Life Is Better With A Little Role Play!
    It’s nice to have an escape where you can be who you want, transform yourself into someone entirely different just for a while. With Fever’s Erotic Collection you can empower yourself in stunning role play lingerie and outfits to help your true self shine through! Let your desires run free this Valentine’s Day and give your partner a night to remember! Feline Role Play Every woman has a wild side so don’t be afraid to unleash it! You’ll have no problem feeling fierce in the Fever Feline range. A sexy leopard print dress with bow and frill detailing will surely get pulses racing and the panties and ears are the perfect finishing touches to the wild cat role play outfit! For something even more daring we give you the leopard bodysuit with sexy open panels and cross over detailing. This lingerie piece comes complete with detachable suspenders and matching ears. Just because you’re a house cat doesn’t mean you’re tame and you can prove it in the purrrfect role play piece! With the open sheer balcony bra and teasing crotchless panties you’ll drive your partner wild and the studded cat ears are the finishing touch. Meow! Continue reading →
  4. Pancake Day 2016!

    Pancake Day 2016!
    On Tuesday 9th February churches across the nation will be celebrating Shrove Tuesday, but in homes throughout the UK everyone will be celebrating Pancake Day! Shrove Tuesday is observed as the last day before lent by Christians. This means that is the last day before 40 days of fasting to honour the 40 days Jesus spent in the wilderness. Pancakes were made to use up what was left in the cupboard before the fast and so Pancake Day became a national celebration and a delicious one at that! Pancake Day may not be a bank holiday, but that doesn’t stop us celebrating it in style! Pancakes races can be dated back almost 500 years in which people would run while carrying or flipping pancakes. The most famous one still held in the UK is the Olney Pancake Race where participants have to wear traditional aprons and mop caps to take part in the 379 metre course. Continue reading →
  5. Show Us The Love This Valentine's!

    Whether you already have that special someone or you are planning on a big reveal, Valentine's Day is the perfect time to spread love and show that certain someone just how much you care. Valentine's Day St Valentine's Day has definitely accumulated plenty of traditions over the years and every year men (and women) whip out their wallets to buy their loved ones cards, flowers, jewellery and chocolates. This day of love is celebrated across the globe with couples showing their appreciation for each other. Singles also use it as an opportunity to show their feelings for the ones they admire in hopes of finding themselves a Valentine. Valentine's Day is also renowned for being a day of big gestures of love. You might plan to whisk your partner off to Paris, the city of love, for a long weekend. How about treating you both to a romantic spa day so you can relax and let professionals to do the pampering? If you’re truly wild about your special someone Valentine's could even be the day to pop the big question and propose! Continue reading →
  6. Spice Up Your Valentines With Fever!

    Spice Up Your Valentines With Fever!
    Fever is the name in luxury for women and now you can truly indulge with their steamy range of erotic wear for 2016. Unleash your inner vixen this Valentines with new role play outfits and seductive lingerie, perfect to spice up any night in! When you’re looking to dress up, but you want something sexy and high quality, Fever has always been there for you and now they are here for your more discreet needs too. Dressing to impress doesn’t have to be saved for big nights out, sometimes the best nights happen in the comfort of your own home. Whether you’re the type to flaunt what you’ve got in the club or you save it for the bedroom, Fever’s Erotic Collection is sure to have something to tickle your fancy. Continue reading →
  7. Get Red-dy To Wear It! Beat It!

    Get Red-dy To Wear It! Beat It!
    On Friday 5th February people across the UK will be wearing red in support of “Wear It! Beat It!” for the British Heart RedFoundation. Help put an end to heart disease by getting together and raising as much money as you can! Wear It! Beat It! The British Heart Foundation is fighting for every heartbeat, but they need our help to beat heart disease once and for all! Wear It! Beat It! Is an event where schools, companies and individuals can get dressed up and fundraise for the cause! As with any charity event you can be as creative as you like with your money making methods. You could set up a photo booth at your work or school where people give £2 to put on funny fancy dress and have their picture taken. You could bake lots of red coloured foods and treats and have a red themed afternoon tea. The possibilities are endless! Continue reading →
  8. Chinese New Year 2016!

    Chinese New Year 2016!
    Chinese New Year is the biggest of all Chinese festivals and a public holiday in many parts of the world where there are Chinese communities. Celebrations often last for 15 days, but traditionally they would begin on the 23rd day of the 12th lunar month sm-31677-monkey-costume-jumpsuit-with-hoodand end on the 15th of the first lunar month. Modern society makes it much harder to hold such long festivities, but both New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day are always alive with celebrations. Monday 8th February 2016 will mark the year of the monkey. People born in this year are said to be generous and intelligent! While China adopted the Georgian calendar in 1911, traditions have always remained. After switching calendars “New Year” did not seem a fitting name for the celebration so it became known as Spring Festival. Continue reading →
  9. Peter Kay “Dance For Life”

    Peter Kay “Dance For Life”
    Award winning comedian Peter Kay will be hosting a series of ambitious Dance for Life parties across the nation to raise money and awareness for Cancer Research UK. Peter Kay Peter Kay is one of Britain’s best loved comedians best known for his Northern accent and his No.1 charity hit (Is this the way to) Amarillo! He cemented his fame with sell out tours, TV shows, movie appearances and his bestselling autobiography “The Sound of Laughter”. Kay is now using his comedic charms to bring together the people of the UK to raise funds for Cancer Research UK with his Dance for Life parties! Continue reading →
  10. Burns Night 2016

    Burns Night 2016
    Burns Night is a celebration held on the 25th January to honour the life and works of Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns. Burns NightEven though his life was tragically cut short, he was able to leave behind a legacy that would immortalise him for centuries. Who Was Robert Burns? Burns was born to a less than wealthy family, but he worked hard and got himself an education. He had a love of books which no doubt fuelled his passion for writing and poetry. He also had a passion for women that saw him father more than a dozen children to various women. A true Scottish hero! Continue reading →
  11. David Bowie Dies Age 69

    David Bowie Dies Age 69
    The story on everyone’s lips at the moment is the tragic passing of David Bowie. He was a true, alternative inspiration to millions and it has shaken the world to its core. After a battle with cancer that he braved for 18 months, David Bowie tragically passed away on Sunday 10th January. He died peacefully in the company of his...
  12. Horrible Histories Is Here

    Horrible Histories Is Here
    From Wednesday 20th- Saturday 23rd of January Bournemouth Pavilion will be hosting troublesome terrors from the past with the Horrible Histories live on stage! Prove to your kids that learning can be entertaining with an evening at the theatre. Horrible Histories Born from a book series in 1993, the hit children’s history show from CBBC is back and taking to the stage with ancient style! Groovy Greeks and Incredible Invaders will both be world premier shows using both actors and 3-D special effects to bring horrible histories to life! Whether you’re child has a history project coming up, a birthday or you just feel like treating them to an educational evening, this event is perfect. Family tickets are available so get the whole gang together and head to the Pavilion! Continue reading →
  13. Resolutions For New Year 2016!

    Resolutions For New Year 2016!
    We all like a change now and then and what better time to start a fresh than New Year’s Day? Lots of people make the same New Yearresolutions so why not think about doing something a little more personal or relevant to you this year. Resolutions Are Hard! Giving up sweets can be difficult when you’ve just received 5 bars of Cadburys, 4 chocolate Santa’s, 3 tins of roses, 2 shortbread and a Lindor ball in a pear tree! It’s probably not the best time to start a detox when you will be sweating sugar syrup so why not strive for something more achievable until the yummy foods have all been eaten? Continue reading →
  14. New Year Party!

    New Year Party!
    ‘Aint no party like a New Year party! Gather your friends, family around for the biggest night of the year and party your way New Yearinto 2016. There are plenty of shindigs going on over this festive season, but if your New Year party is happening at home then why should you miss out on all the fun? Here at Hollywood we know how to party so why not pop down to your nearest store to get yourself party ready! New Year CostumesNew Year Party Now you are in the comfort of your own home, there is no excuse not to get dressed up for the occasion! We have a huge range of funny fancy dress costumes to get you in the party spirit so you are sure to find something suitably silly. How about one of our excellent banana costumes which are always a hit all year round? You could even be a giant turkey; a haunting reminder of Christmas over indulgences! If food isn’t your thing why not channel what this season is all about and dress up as Jesus himself! Continue reading →
  15. Happy New Beer!

    Happy New Beer!
    Party your way into the New Year with Hollywood! Get the drinks flowing at your party with some of our fantastic drinking games and funnels. Your friends will love battling it out in Beer pong or racing each other on a double tube beer bonBeer Pongg! Beer Pong! Our beer pong sets are currently on sale for only £7.50 each so there’s never been a better time to pick up one for you and your friends. We have a whole range to choose from including the new and exciting Twister pong and, of course, classic American beer pong. If you’re a drinking game novice then don’t panic as all of our sets come with instructions and even place mats so you can set out your cups with precision. Continue reading →
  16. New Year In Bournemouth!

    New Year In Bournemouth!
    Bournemouth is the party central of the South so if you’re after a wild New Year then come down to the coast! There are plenty of events to choose from no matter what your tastes so check out our hot picks below... 27661 New Year Madness! The Old Fire Station will be sticking to their annual tradition of a sell out Dub Optic New Year! There will be Hula Hooping, Hip Hop and live graffiti to keep you buzzing until the early hours. This event is sure to sell out again this year so get your tickets now! Halo will be glamming up for New Year with a masquerade ball! 9 hours of partying is reserved for nightclub veterans so dress to the nines and bring in 2016 in style. There will be glitter canons and a champagne reception, can you think of a better combination?  Continue reading →
  17. Masquerade For New Year!

    Masquerade For New Year!
    New Years is a time for elegance so it’s no surprise that masquerade balls are hugely popular. Slip into your ball gowns and Masqueradepress your suits ready for the end of the year extravaganzas! Masquerade Masks For Everyone! No matter what your taste or style, you will have no trouble finding the perfect masquerade mask in a Hollywood store. You will be greeted with a wall full of glitz, feathers and colour, with hundreds of designs to choose from. From full face fancies to pretty lace eye masks, we really do have it all. It’s not just the ladies that will be spoilt for choice either as we have a great range of male and unisex masks too. Continue reading →
  18. 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 →
  19. 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 →
  20. 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 →