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  1. Christmas At Hollywood

    If you’re stuck for ideas on what to wear this Christmas, then look no further! Here at Hollywood we have a huge range of costumes to help you through the festive season. Whether you’re looking for something for work or play, you’re sure to find just what you’re looking for in store today! For those that are after luxury, you...
  2. Bournemouth Christmas Festival

    Bournemouth Christmas Festival
      There is nothing more magical than Christmas time. Just the thought of it can warm you right to the core. Here in Bournemouth there is plenty to keep you in the festive spirit the whole way through the season, so dig out your Christmas hats and come on down to town. Shopping In the heart of Bournemouth you will find the German inspired Christmas market. Here you will be greeted with huts selling all manners of delights; from warm chestnuts to cosy clothing. This year features some stunning jewellery, gorgeous leatherwork and beautifully handcrafted sculptures and ornaments, perfect for those extra special Christmas gifts. If you get peckish with all that shopping then you’re in for a treat! Delicious aromas fill the air with traditional German bratwurst, a scrumptious hog roast and a huge array of confectionary available fresh from the stalls. Christmas FestivalDrinking If you’re in need of a break, or if the ladies need a place to park their husbands while they shop, then we have our very own Christmas staple, The Moose Bar! A traditional Alpine style bar with a beer garden serving up German lagers and warm mulled wines all under the watchful eye of an enormous joke telling moose! Enjoy a tipple out of the well know festive boot mugs or delve into all the Christmas spirits! This year, be in with the chance of winning a cash prize by taking a photo of yourself at the Moose Bar in your Christmas outfit and uploading it to S&D Leisure’s Facebook page! Don't forget to pop into Hollywood to find yourself the perfect costumes and accessories to help you win! Continue reading →
  3. 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 →
  4. Get to Know Your Christmas Characters

    Mr and Mrs Claus   Deluxe Regency Plush Santa SuitYou may call Mr Claus, Santa Claus (his full name), or Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas, Kris Cringle, or perhaps just simply Santa. This is the main man, the myth, the legend of the Christmas period. So what do we know about him? He brings gifts to the homes of every good child on 24th December. The modern Santa Claus is a combination of the Dutch figure of Sinterklaas whose name came from Saint Nicholas (a Greek bishop and gift giver). It is then thought that this figure then absorbed elements of the god Odin during the Christianisation of Germanic Europe. God Odin was associated with the Germanic pagan midwinter event known as Yule and led a Wild Hunt described as a ghostly procession through the sky. Traits of this historical character mixed with the British folklore character of Father Christmas resulting in our modern day internationally recognised Santa Claus. Since the 20th century and largely down to ‘Santa Claus is Coming to Town’ (1934) Santa Claus is thought to make a list of good and bad children. He has a team of elves that help him make and deliver the presents on Christmas Eve and has a workshop that is hidden in the North Pole – especially from non-believers Continue reading →
  5. How to Deliver a Colossal Fireworks Celebration

    Fireworks are used throughout the year these days to give events, parties and celebrations a great big bang. They tend to be part of the finale or climax and because of building anticipation and expectations modern fireworks can pack a serious punch. There is something seriously exhilarating about watching a pitch black night sky and waiting for the light show...
  6. Halloween House Party!

    Halloween House Party!
    We're Not Going Out! Staying in is the new going out when it comes to partying and with Halloween fast approaching, there’s never been a better time to have an epic Halloween house party! So don your scariest attire, get the pumpkin carving kit at the ready and crank "Thriller" up to 11! BACKYARD CREEPERS For those of you lucky enough...
  7. Leg Avenue Exclusive

    Leg Avenue Exclusive
    NEW IN AND EXCLUSIVE! Leg Avenue has arrived with new and wonderful costumes andaccessories, perfect for any occasion! Here at Hollywood we have new lines of Leg Avenue exclusively available in our Bournemouth branches so if you want a costume that will be high quality and gorgeously unique, look no further. For any ladies that want to dress to impress...
  8. Hollywood’s Discount Day!

  9. Our everyday life has become a very real zombie reality

    Our everyday life has become a very real zombie reality
    Same stuff Different Day !!   Our favourite night of the year is almost upon us again! Every year in the run up to 31st, people around the world start stock piling pints of fake blood and bundles of torn and bloodied clothes. They practice their best zombie limp around their living room, they sit in front of mirrors...
  10. Hollywood 7 Spooky Facts About Halloween

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  11. Live Long and Prosper at the 2014 Destination Star Trek Convention

    Live Long and Prosper at the 2014 Destination Star Trek Convention
    Scotty-Star-Trek-Shirt-CostumeStar Trek has one of the largest and most loyal fan bases in the history of Science Fiction. The first series aired in 1966 and almost half a century later there have been 12 films, six television series (three of them spanning 7 seasons!) and countless conventions. Trekkers will gather in London this October for the annual Destination Star Trek event, which will take place on the 3rd-5th and will feature a number of important live speakers. The event, hosted at Excel London, will include guest speakers such as Patrick Stewart, William Shatner, Karl Urban, Jonathan Frakes, Michael Dorn, Marina Sirtis, LeVar Burton, Jeri Ryan, Gates McFadden, Denise Crosby, John de Lancie and many more. Continue reading →
  12. Who is the New Doctor

    Recently came across this fantastic infographic about Dr Who and we thought with the new Doctor Who series doing so well we would share it with everyone here. Don’t forget if you are doing anything at all with Doctor Who or are fans of the show we have a fantastic range of costumes available here  
  13. Breaking News for all our Zombie Brethren

    Breaking news has just come in to Hollywood Fancy Dress from the popular Z News Zombie Network television channel. It’s almost that time of year once again when thousands of humans take to the streets in even more realistic costumes than ever before. This gives all our Zombie brethren the chance to walk openly among the human vermin so please...
  14. A Rundown of the History of Halloween and its Traditions

    On the night of October 31st the streets are aglow with the orange flickering lights of jack o’ lanterns and you can hear the giggles of children as they trick or treat from house to house dressed as witches, ghosts, goblins, ghouls and many other monsters. We associate Halloween with fake blood, ghosts, haunted houses, scary movies, bonfires, costume parties and gathering enormous bags of candy. However, what are the origins of this creepy tradition? Let’s take a look at the history of Halloween. Continue reading →
  15. Shiver me Timbers! Talk Like a Pirate Day is Coming up Soon

    Shiver me Timbers! Talk Like a Pirate Day is Coming up Soon
    Captain-Cutthroat-CostumeAye Matey, ‘tis true! Coming up on the 19thof September is the annual International Talk like a Pirate Day. It started over a decade ago as a funny idea that was celebrated by a few friends. However, it has grown into an international celebration of pirate speech that is enjoyed all over the world. Many people have turned this event into an excuse to party with pirate themed festivities, rum drinking and much more! The History of International Talk Like a Pirate Day So how exactly did International Talk like a Pirate Day originate and how did it grow into the holiday that it is today? Continue reading →
  16. 7 spooky facts you never knew about Halloween

    7 spooky facts you never knew about Halloween
    “When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, May luck be yours on Halloween.” Halloween has a rich past, filled with lore and tradition. Yet today it is very different from the festival it once was; ‘Samhain’, a Celtic celebration which marked the end of summer. Pagans once believed that the veil between this world and the next was thinnest on...
  17. New CGI Series Star Wars Rebels Soon to Be Released

    Supreme-Edition-Darth-Vader-CostumeAfter the cancellation of The Clone Wars due to the recent Disney acquisition of the Start Wars brand, Star Wars fans are looking forward to the October release of a brand new CGI animated series produced by Lucusfilm Animation. The series, Star Wars Rebels, will take place 5 years before Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope and 14 years after Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith so about the time that the game series The Force Unleashed was set in. Continue reading →
  18. Bestival September 2014

    Bestival September 2014
    Bestival September 2014 All the kids are back to school, so it’s time for the big kids to come out and play! From Thursday the 4th to Sunday the 7th September, Robin Hill on the Isle of Wight will be booming with funky music and even funkier people! It’s time for Bestival, a prime fancy dress festival that should be...
  19. Classic Film Mary Poppins reaches its 50th Anniversary this Year

    Classic Film Mary Poppins reaches its 50th Anniversary this Year
    It's hard to believe that on the 27th August 2014, 50 years have passed since Julie Andrews took to our screens as everyone's favourite nanny, Mary Poppins, in the 1964 musical film. The film, which brought to life the lead character from a series of eight children's books created by Australian author P.L. Travers, was directed by Robert Stevenson and...
  20. The Best Abba Outfits to be Seen in This Summer

    The Best Abba Outfits to be Seen in This Summer
    The event of the summer is right around the corner, so if you're considering booking tickets for the Abba Reunion show in Bournemouth on 31st August, it's probably time to start thinking about what you're going to wear! Whilst fancy dress isn't mandatory, the 70s was such a cool era that dressing up for the occasion will be lots of...