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  1. 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 →
  2. 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 →
  3. 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 →
  4. 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 →
  5. 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...
  6. 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 →
  7. 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 →
  8. 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 →
  9. 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 →
  10. Day Of The Dead

    Day Of The Dead
    The huge new theme for Halloween 2015 is Day of the Dead! The Mexican celebration of Dia de los Muertos has spread far and wide in recent years Day of the Deadand now Halloween will be overrun with sugar skulls! What is Day of the Dead? Dia de los Muertos is a Mexican festival held to remember loved ones who have passed. Typically you will see an abundance of colourful flowers, highly decorated skull ornaments or sweets and plenty of candles on alters in homes. It is believed that on October 31st the gates of Heaven are opened so that the spirits of children may return to their families on 1st November and then the adults on the 2nd. Happy spirits are said to bring good luck and protection to their loved ones so a lot of time, money and effort is put into the celebrations each year. Continue reading →
  11. Curves Are IN This Halloween!

    Curves Are IN This Halloween!
    Curves! Finally curvy ladies of the UK can unite as a whole new range of full figure fancy dress is unleashed for Halloween! Now if you’re a fuller figured lady, you’ll know that shopping can be hard at the best of times, but Halloween fancy dress can prove your worst enemy! Most of the pretty ladies costumes are reserved for the size 8-10 or 12-14, very few are made in larger sizes, but all of that is about to change. Gone are the days of having to settle for a few accessories, gone are the days of disappointment when you find a beautiful costume that only comes in SMALL! Continue reading →
  12. Top 10 Halloween Costumes For Men

    Top 10 Halloween Costumes For Men
    Halloween is nearing and it's time to start thinking about your costumes! Here's a handy top 10 to take the headache out of choosing something that's just right for you! Phantom Of The Opera Steal her heart in this classic phantom of the opera inspired costume. The deep red shirt is beautifully detailed with black filigree and an attached cravat. Also included in this sophisticated Halloween costume is the metallic mask and artificial rose to help you seduce the ladies. Grim Reaper The grim reaper is always a huge hit as its simple, it’s bold and it’s a bargain. The classic black robe can be dressed up or down for any style you’re comfortable with. For the guys who like to keep it simple, just add a scythe and you’re away! If you like to go all out with your Halloween costume, jazz up your reaper with ghoulish face paints and skeleton gloves to complete your look. Continue reading →
  13. Top 10 Ladies Halloween Costumes

    Halloween comes around every year, but that doesn't mean choosing a costume is easy! OH NO! We have such a huge range that even we struggle to pick, so here is a handy countdown of our most popular ladies costumes for Halloween.   Zombie Cheerleader This is a brain munchingly good costume! We love to zombify everything for Halloween and this is always a popular choice. It’s light, it’s comfortable and it’s covered in blood and the addition of the broken rib latex piece makes it that more gory! You even get the black and red pom poms in this costume so let’s cheer out Z.O.M.B.I.E!   Fever Devil Take them to hell and back in this sleek new dress! Unleash your dark side and rule the underworld with an iron fist. This stunning wet look dress has flame print and puff sleeve details to make you really stand out in a crowd; you even get some shiny devil horns to match. Finish off your costume with a devil trident and some red hot stockings! Continue reading →
  14. Talk Like A Pirate Day 2015!

    Talk Like A Pirate Day 2015!
    Arrrrrgh you ready for Talk like a Pirate Day?! This Saturday 19th September people around the world will be doing their best Captain Jack impressions and drinking plenty of grog so get involved! What is Talk Like a Pirate Day? Well as you can image, it’s not the most serious of celebrations and it is not recognised as an official holiday. But that hasn’t stopped Talk like a Pirate Day from becoming an international phenomenon celebrated by people across the seven seas! It’s a chance to get together with your friends, dress up in pirate gear and have a good time. Many people will hold pirate parties or head down to the nearest dock or beach for some pirate themed events. Continue reading →
  15. 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 →
  16. Bestival is Back!

    Bestival is Back!
    This week the Isle Of Whight is the place to be as Robin Hill springs to life for Bestival! From Thursday the 10th to Sunday the 13th hop on a ferry and party in the Summer of Love. What To Expect From Bestival? Bestival is always a firm favourite for festival goers. There is so much to see do and hear...
  17. Waterloo Comes To Bournemouth

    Waterloo Comes To Bournemouth
    Sweeny Entertainment presents “Waterloo” the best of Abba tribute show! On Sunday 6th September Bournemouth Pavilion will be alive with glitz asWaterloo it becomes a sing-a-long paradise with all of Abba’s greatest hits! Since smashing The Eurovision Song Contest in 1974 with their hit Waterloo, Abba went from strength to strength. They transformed over night from a little known Swedish pop group to an international sensation! Even 40 years on they remain a household name worldwide and the songs are still as popular today. Who doesn’t know the words to “Dancing Queen” and “Take a Chance on Me”? Their success wasn’t just limited to the music industry either, as shows where created to incorporate their songs, like the world famous musical “Mamma Mia” which was also made into a film in 2008. Continue reading →
  18. 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...
  19. 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 →
  20. Weymouth Carnival 2015!

    Weymouth Carnival 2015!
    It’s great to see Weymouth holding on tight to their traditions and to show that the carnival is here to stay they will be making 2015 a year to Weymouth Carnivalremember! On Wednesday 19th August, the streets will be alive with excitement. What To Expect From Weymouth Carnival? This year's procession will be setting off from the ferry terminal and head down to Lodmoor Country Park. If you’re still thinking about entering this year, it’s not too late as they will be accepting entries right up until carnival day, so grab your friends and get involved. This year, for the first time ever, there will not only be a carnival Queen and Princess, but there is also going to be a King and Prince too! Continue reading →