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  1. Your guide to Boomtown 2014

    For a magical experience this summer, keep the 7th – 10th August free in your diary, as BoomTown returns to the Matterley Bowl Estate in Winchester. Since 2009, BoomTown’s annual fair has brought the whole community together with its music, performances, theatre and creativity, attracting visitors from across the globe looking for a different type of festival. The districts Now...
  2. How to Create a Retro 1940s Hairstyle

    How to Create a Retro 1940s Hairstyle
    40's Pin Up Wig with Victory RollsThe 1940s was an elegant and sophisticated era in the world of fashion and hair. Ladies wore beautiful dresses, stockings, hats and jewellery – always looking sweet, feminine and polished. When you look back through photographs and advertisements of the time – you can get a sense of the ladylike grace that this period embraced. Perhaps ladies spent so much time making their hair look gorgeous, because their clothing, stockings and fabrics were rationed and this was the only way to feel stylish and dressed up. Continue reading →
  3. Bourne Free 2014

    Bourne Free 2014
    Bourne Free If you come down to Bournemouth on Saturday 12th July, prepare to be dazzled! The streets will be flowing with colour, music and laughter and all the joy that Bourne Free brings to our town! For those of you that are yet to experience the marvel, Bourne Free is Bournemouth’s very own version of gay pride. People young...
  4. Summer Solstice 2014

    Summer Solstice 2014
    Summer Solstice 2014 Come one, come all. It's that time of year again where we celebrate the longest day of the year and the official start of Summer!  And where better to celebrate this marvellous event then Stonehenge of course? Rumour has it that it is the best place to be on the day as Stone henge has always been...
  5. Festival Season Kicks Off – Do You Have Your Fancy Dress?

    Festival Season Kicks Off – Do You Have Your Fancy Dress?
    Festival season will be in full swing soon, so it’s time to start thinking about how you can dress up! The Isle of Wight Festival took place from June 13-15th and the famous Glastonbury Music Festival will be taking place on the 25-29th of June. If you are attending these fun festivals, the experience is so much more entertaining when you can dress up in a fun and interesting outfit. But sometimes dressing up can be more difficult than it sounds. With so many options out there, how do you choose the best fancy dress costume? If you are looking for some inspiration for your festival fancy dress costume this year, here are some fun and playful ideas to keep in mind. Continue reading →
  6. Harry Paye Day 2014!

    Harry Paye Day 2014!
    Harry Paye Day Dust off your pirate hats and don your boots me hearties because on the 21st June Poole Quay will be brimming with pirates from far and wide in celebration of Harry Paye Day! Harry Paye day is an annual celebration held in honour of the renowned Poole pirate, made famous by his raids on French and Spanish...
  7. Trooping the Colour 2014!

    Trooping the Colour 2014!
    Trooping the Colour 2014 Calling out all patriotic Brits or any proud-to-be British person, trooping the colour is upon us! The Queen's Birthday parade will be held on 14th June 2014 on Horse Guards Parade. This is a special and honoured tradition held every year to honour the current King or Queens' birthday, their Unofficial Birthday, mind you. Trooping the...
  8. Summer Ball 2014

    Summer Ball 2014
    Summer Ball 2014 With tickets for this year’s Bournemouth Summer Ball all sold out there is only one thing left to do… COME TO HOLLYWOOD! Whether you’re a fresher or a seasoned summer ball goer you will know that it is the biggest fancy dress event on the student calendar which makes it all about the costumes. Just a glimpse...
  9. Bournemouth 7s 2014

    Bournemouth 7s 2014
    It’s that time of year again boys and girls! Bournemouth 7s 2014 is on the horizon, it’s so close we can feel it and here at Hollywood we are certainly feeling the excitement! Get ready to witness the strongest sports teams in the country go head to head to prove they are the best. This year will see fierce competition in the sporting arenas and fierce fancy dress too with a zoo party and lederhosen theme! So ladies, don that leopard print cat suit, break out the Bavarian beer wench dress! Guys get your lederhosen on and prepare to monkey around because this is going to be mega! ANIMAL THEMED - Bournemouth 7s Continue reading →
  10. Ten Fun Ideas for a Fancy Dress Theme Party

    Ten Fun Ideas for a Fancy Dress Theme Party
    Looking to host a fancy dress get-together, but don’t want it to be just like every other party? These creative ideas will make your fancy dress theme party even more fun! 1. Nostalgic Television Characters summer ball fancy dress hollywood bournemouthBring back the memories of your childhood years by dressing like a television character from your youth – it’s a great conversation starter and makes for a memorable party. Continue reading →
  11. May the Fourth Be With You On Star Wars Day

    May the Fourth Be With You On Star Wars Day
    May the Fourth just might be the geekiest day of the year, this holiday has developed thanks to a clever play on words. Star Wars Day is an unofficial holiday in May that honours the much-loved space science fiction franchise Star Wars, created by director George Lucas and our team have already been having some fun as you can watch below. Continue reading →
  12. Real Brothers RALSA Fund raiser!

    Real Brothers RALSA Fund raiser!
    Thursday 8th May is a date for everyone’s diary because The Real Brothers are back! For those of you aren't quite sure on who these delights are they host the biggest and best parties around! Celebrate and help fund-raise with this brilliant Real Brothers RALSA Fund raiser! Here at Hollywood we love hearing these guys are back in Bournemouth, filling Cameo with students, fun and the best music around. Continue reading →
  13. How to Prepare for an Easter Themed Fancy Dress Party

    How to Prepare for an Easter Themed Fancy Dress Party
    Easter is coming up soon – are you ready? This holiday originates from an old Christian festival and it celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ three days after he was crucified. It is preceded by Lent, which is a 40 day period of prayer, fasting and penance. Easter occurs every year on the first Sunday after the full moon following...
  14. WORLD BOOK DAY 2014!

    WORLD BOOK DAY 2014!
    One of the kid's most favourite days of the year is nearly upon us; world book day of course! This fun and fantastic day is what dreams are made of! This brilliant day in on 6th March 2014- I'm sure you have no doubt been informed by your child's school a few times! Yes that means it is only 8 days away...
  15. Fever Wig Collection 2013 - Hollywood

    Hollywood is proud to present the brand new Fever wig collection 2013. Hundreds of styles and colour ways are on offer of these professional quality, high temperature resistant wigs aimed at competing with the top contemporary fashion brands. Manufactured exclusively from 100% PET high temperature resistant fibre, these wigs are heat resistant of temperatures up to 100°C. This gives you...
  16. World Book Day 7th March - Hollywood

    Be your favourite characters this World Book Day with Hollywood! From Where’s Wally? to Horrid Henry, Tinkerbelle to the Hungry Caterpillar and Harry Potter we have everything your child will need to dress up this March 7th. Be a brave knight or beautiful princess, a fearsome creature or cute animal and everything in between. We even have costumes for the...
  17. Burns Night 2013 at Hollywood

    Burns Night 2013 at Hollywood
    Hey everyone if you didn’t know already, this 25th January is Burns Night, so why not grab a kilt and have yourself a good old time. Whether you’re celebrating the life of Scottish poet Robert Burns or just fancy a bit of tartan for the night, head on over to Hollywood Fancy Dress. With our staff happy to help you...
  18. Its Snowing in Bournemouth! Hollywood Fancy Dress

    Today is the 18th of January 2013 and it's snowing in Bournemouth! We hope everyone in Bournemouth is enjoying the snow today! wrap up warm, throw some snowballs, go sledging and have fun! Be sure to check out our snowmen costumes!
  19. Rubik's Cube at Hollywood

    Rubik's Cube at Hollywood
    Originally called the ‘Magic Cube’, until 1980, when it was renamed to what we know today as the Rubik’s Cube.  This retro puzzle was extremely popular in the 80s.  The world record for the fastest time to solve was set by an Australian teenager, Feliks Zemdegs in 2011 with a time of 5.66 seconds.  We have in 2 brand new...
  20. Hollywood loves Student Traffic 999 Emergency Services student party!

    Hollywood loves Student Traffic 999 Emergency Services student party!
    The number 1 student event is back at Bournemouth’s Lava Ignite with Student Traffic 999 Emergency services on 27th January. We’re always happy to see so many Bournemouth students getting into the fancy dress spirit and of course, supporting the local night life! The emergency services are real heroes, so honour them in style with Hollywood Party Centre. With a...

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