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  1. 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 →
  2. 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  
  3. 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...
  4. 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 →
  5. 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 →
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. The Launch of the Peter Capaldi’s Doctor Who is Coming

    The Launch of the Peter Capaldi’s Doctor Who is Coming
    Whovians all over the world are counting down the days until August 23rd as this is when we will get to see the newest regeneration of our favourite Timelord. The time travelling doctor in his police-box shaped TARDIS (time and relative dimensions in space) that is bigger on the inside will be played by Glaswegian actor Peter Capaldi. He takes...
  9. Charlie Chocolate Factory 50th Birthday

    Charlie Chocolate Factory 50th Birthday
    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 50th Birthday In 1964 one of the greatest children’s stories ever told was released in book form and it is still going strong to this very day, I am, of course, talking about Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate factory” It’s a true classic that has been seen, heard and read by every generation since...
  10. 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...
  11. Avengers Movie Theme – The Perfect Fancy Dress Idea?

    Avengers Movie Theme – The Perfect Fancy Dress Idea?
    Avengers Black Widow CostumeSometimes it can be challenging to come up with a fancy dress idea for a party. There are so many different themes that have really been overdone, so you want to think of something original that will not be tired and boring. However, you don’t want to choose anything that is too difficult or obscure. Your guests should at least be familiar with your fancy dress theme, or they won’t know what to dress as. Stuck for ideas? What about an Avengers Movie Themed Fancy dress party? The Avengers is a very popular film franchise and an important party of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film “The Avengers” came out in 2012 and was produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. The film was written and directed by the legendary Joss Whedon and includes an ensemble cast featuring Chris Evens, Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Renner and Cobie Smulders. Continue reading →
  12. Celebrate D-Day Anniversary with 1940s Fancy Dress

    Celebrate D-Day Anniversary with 1940s Fancy Dress
    June 6 of 2014 marks the 70s anniversary of the Normandy Landings, also known as “D-Day” or “Operation Neptune”. This was the largest seaborne invasion in history and it was the act that began the invasion of Western Europe by the Allied Troups, which was then under German occupation. This invasion led to the Allied victory in the war. Continue reading →
  13. New Vintage Hire Costumes Sale Rail!

    New Vintage Hire Costumes Sale Rail!
    We have an exciting new sale rail at our Castle Lane Store! This fantastic 'Vintage Hire Costumes Sale Rail' is located on our bottom floor at our Castle Lane Branch, on Castle Lane West. This genius new rail is not only a BARGAIN but a brilliant way to get your hands on an authentic/ vintage fancy dress costume! These fabulous and...
  14. New Candy Creator Collection 2014!

    New Candy Creator Collection 2014!
    Fancy dress doesn't have to have a point, that's why its fancy dress! Hold your breath, make a wish, count to  three.. Come with me and you'll be in a world of pure imagination, with Hollywood's candy creator costumes for both men and women. Not yet got the hairstyle to match your new costume? Not to worry, we've got just...
  15. Valentines Day <3

    Valentines Day <3
    "Roses are red, violets are blue, If you need romance, Hollywood's is for you!" With 9 days to go before that one day of the year where cheesy romance IS actually acceptable approaches! Need some romance ideas or some romantic gestures then gander no more! We are the number one place for balloons galore! And what better way to show...
  16. Exalt This Christmas In Style!

    Exalt This Christmas In Style!
    It's official it is 29 days to Christmas- that's less than a month! But for you lucky shoppers finding your perfect Christmas costume has never been easier. We have an entire festive, Christmas range to offer- such as our popular fever range! If you are looking to dress as a celestial being than try our gorgeous Heaven Sent costume. Want to...
  17. Irish it was St. Patrick’s Day everyday!!

    Irish it was St. Patrick’s Day everyday!!
    St. Patricks Day Sunday 17th march GO GREEN! To most of us St. Patrick’s Day is just another excuse to drink beer, but the proud Irish among us still like to celebrate the old fashion way and here at Hollywood, we do too so celebrate with us in style! Add some glitz with the Fever St. Patrick’s Day Bling dress...
  18. Comic relief blog: Red nose day

    Comic relief blog: Red nose day
    So here it comes again and this year it promises to be BIG.  You may be getting involved with your office, school, or mates and are thinking how can something called comic relief be so little fun and such an effort? Well here’s my suggestion, this 15th March get sponsored to come to work/school/university in fancy dress for the entire...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...

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