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  1. St Patricks Day 2017 - Be Prepared!

    St Patricks Day 2017 - Be Prepared!
    St Paddy's day is on the horizon! 17th of March is the date the Irish look forward to each here! We at Hollywood Fancy Dress are here to make sure your St Patrick's Day is a cracker! St Paddy our favourite Saint? Now I think it's safe to say St Patrick is one of our favourite Saints. What isn't to...
  2. January: The Month For The 80s Lovers

    January: The Month For The 80s Lovers
    So we are half way through January and are you feeling a bit down now that Christmas and New Year are over and done for another year? Well then let the glumness be gone! If you are a 1980's fan then this month must be your favourite! With so many 1980's inspired events going on - including a few Butlins...
  3. Deadly Disney! Do You Dare?

    Deadly Disney! Do You Dare?
    Disney characters are always popular when it comes to fancy dress, so why overlook them at Halloween? Even the most beloved childhood characters Deadlycan be deadly! Alice In Zombie Land Alice’s dream has become a never ending nightmare now that a plague has fallen over Wonderland. Hatter has been committed to the asylum and become truly mad with murderous rage! Alice has become infected and her brain scrambled with urges to munch on brains. Cruella De Evil Even in life Cruella was no angel, but in the afterlife she is a thing of pure evil! Murdering puppies was never a problem for her and now she wouldn’t blink to massacre the entire town. Lock up your pets this Halloween! Continue reading →
  4. Dead Famous 2016!

    Dead Famous 2016!
    Dead Famous parties are always popular over Halloween and we’ve lost a lot of heroes this year so you’ll have no problem finding a costume. Pop in to your nearest Hollywood branch to see the range today! -David Bowie. Earlier this year we lost one of the most truly original artist Britain, or the world has ever know. He was a true inspiration so channel him in your next costume! Ziggy Stardust was one of his most famous alter egos so slip on that glam rock jumpsuit and paint on the lighting bolt! -Elvis. The king of rock n roll will live on forever so make sure he’s at your party with one of our official Elvis costumes! We have a great range to choose from including some budget numbers for those with tight purse strings. Don’t forget the famous shades and black quiff wig! -Marilyn Monroe. She stole the hearts of the world and now you can catch everyone’s eye as the platinum starlet. That iconic silky white dress and blonde curls will ensure you’re instantly recognisable at your Dead Famous party! Continue reading →
  5. Ladies Top 10 Halloween Costumes

    Ladies Top 10 Halloween Costumes
    So Ladies...Do you go scary? Do you go sexy? Do you want to do zombies or fairy tale? Maybe both? There are so many questions when it comes to dressing up for Halloween, but don’t let where you go be one of them. Come straight to Hollywood for the best selection around! If you’re struggling to come up with something new and original for your next Halloween costume then head straight to your nearest branch where you will find just about anything you can imagine! Inspiration will certainly strike, but before you go, why not check out our ladies Halloween Top 10 here:   Skeleton Dress. If you’re on a budget, but still want a fantastic costume, then you’re in luck! This pretty lace print skeleton dress is perfect if you want to look good without flashing too much flesh!   Shipwrecked Sweetie. Set sail on the ghost ship this Halloween in a ghoulish grey faded dress and grey striped leggings with matching bandanna. Why not try some our new blind eye accessories to make your costume even spookier!   Zombie Cop. Keep everyone in check in our sexy zombie cop costume. The little black dress might be torn up and covered in blood stains, but don’t let that put you off! Pick up some handcuffs and liquid latex to give that extra edge to your look. Continue reading →
  6. Stand Out This Halloween!

    Stand Out This Halloween!
    Just because it’s Halloween doesn’t mean you can’t look dapper and dressed up! Check out our fantastic new range of Stand Out Suits for Halloween 2016! Stand Out From The Crowd Looking good in fancy dress has never been easier! We give you the Halloween Stand Out Suit range, perfectly tailored to keep you looking sharper than Michael Myers’ knife. These suits come complete with a fitted and lined jacket, smart trousers and a matching tie! Blast off to distant galaxies with the new “Space Suit” covered in images of the sun, spaceships, planets and swirling vortexes! Or why not be the embodiment of everyone’s favourite Halloween decoration, with the pumpkin suit covered in scary Jack O Lanterns. Continue reading →
  7. Men's Top 10 Halloween Costumes

    Men's Top 10 Halloween Costumes
    With so much choice every year, it can be hard to find the right Halloween costume for you. Have no fear; Hollywood is here to save the day with our Top 10 men's costumes for Halloween!   Grim Reaper. Be the very icon of Halloween in a spooky black grim reaper robe complete with rope belt. Add a tall scythe to the costume and you’re ready to go soul reaping.   Zombie Doctor. What could be scarier than your doctor turning into a brain munching menace? Well find out now with the tattered and blood spattered costume including white coat with attached top and matching trousers. Add some extra blood spray and levered limbs for ultimate effect! Continue reading →
  8. Talk Like A Pirate Day!

    Talk Like A Pirate Day!
    Talk Like A PirateAvast! Possibly one of the best and most comical international days has to be Talk Like A Pirate day! We all do it now and then, whether we like to admit it or not, but on September 19th you can say it loud and proud! What’s It All About? Well in 1995 two men with little to no skill in racquetball began to encourage each other by shouting piratey encouragement and mild insults during a game. They enjoyed it so much that they decided then and there that there should be a holiday where everyone has to talk like a pirate! For seven years John Baur and Mark Summers celebrated their holiday between themselves and friends, until they chanced upon the e-mail of a man they wanted to be the spokesman for their event, Dave Barry. In 2002, after a cheeky e-mail correspondence, they manage to get him hooked! After having their event published by the well known columnist, their event took off! Continue reading →
  9. Bestival Is Taking Off For 2016!

    Bestival Is Taking Off For 2016!
    Bestival isAfter a fun space camp at Camp Bestival, the main event it really going to be out of this world! Bestival is taking us into the future and we can’t wait to see what’s in store for us! Get over to Robin Hill from the 8th to the 11th September for the best festival on the planet. Bestival Is Back For 2016 Now in its 12th year, Bestival is one of the hottest festivals of the summer! The award winning 4 day, boutique festival takes place at Robin Hill on the Isle of Wight. Since it began in 2004, Bestival has won “Fan’s Favourite Festival”, “Best Major Festival” three times and “Best Medium Festival” four times! If that wasn’t enough to convince you, check out the line-up! Continue reading →
  10. Swanage Regatta and Carnival 2016

    Swanage Regatta and Carnival 2016
    For one whole week the picturesque seaside town of Swanage will be transformed for the Swanage Regatta and Carnival! There will be something to do for all ages every day so make the most of it and head down from the 30th July to the 6th August! Swanage Regatta The sun is shining so why not try your hand at some sporting events? Prizes will be on offer for all age groups throughout the week, so show them what you’ve got! There will be plenty on offer including fun runs, tennis, sailing, darts and even fishing. Sadly there will be no half marathon this year due to safety concerns and road closures, Swanage Carnival This year’s carnival procession will have a ‘Sitcom’ theme so expect to see all of your favourite TV characters old and new! As always it will take place on the Sunday 31st July at 3pm and will begin at Rabling Road, coming full circle back to that point. The parade travels a huge 2 mile stretch so you are sure to find a spot to watch from. Continue reading →
  11. Winton Carnival Is Back For 2016!

    Winton Carnival Is Back For 2016!
    Last year marked the 10th year of Winton Carnival and the bar was well and truly raised with a stunning turn out! 2016 has a lot to live up to, but we recon we can put on an even better show this year. Winton Carnival Winton Carnival has always been a non-profit event run by volunteers from the local community and we can certainly say that they have done us proud for the last 10 years. Over 7,000 people join in the fun at Winton carnival so make sure you’re one of them. Whether you sign up as a volunteer or marshal, enter a float in the parade or just come along and watch, make sure you do your bit for the community. Continue reading →
  12. Bournemouth Film and Comic Con Round 1

    Bournemouth Film and Comic Con Round 1
    After the huge success of the first Bournemouth Film and Comic Con in August 2015, Showmasters are back for round 2! Comic ConOn Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th March Bournemouth International Centre will be buzzing with heroes and villains galore! Comic Con! Bournemouth Film and Comic Con promises to bring you big name stars all underneath one roof and with such high profile guests in 2015, the anticipation is killing us! They are holding their cards close to their chests at the moment and teasing us with a slow trickle of stars like Dr. Who’s Noel Clarke and Jemma Redgrave. Wrestling legend Al Snow will also be making an appearance on both days, as will artist Davide Fabbrie. Continue reading →
  13. St Patrick's Day

    St Patrick's Day
    So it is coming up to the time of the year again where the colour green will spread across the nation. On Thursday 17th March St Patrickthe Irish and Irish at heart will take time out to enjoy the national holiday, St Patrick's day! What began as a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland has become an international festival celebrating Irish culture with parades, dancing, and special foods. St Patrick's Day! It all started Way back in The Fourth Century when Patrick was born, he was born into a wealthy Romano-British Family in Roman-Britain, but it wasn’t until He was 16 that he got kidnapped by Irish Raiders and Taken to Ireland to be a slave! He spent 6 Years in Ireland were he became a shepherd. After believing he found god he made his way home to later become a Priest. Patrick Returned To Northern and Western Ireland and by the 7th Century He was admired as the patron Saint of Ireland. Continue reading →
  14. 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 →
  15. 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 →
  16. 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 →
  17. Star Wars - The Force Awakens

    Star Wars - The Force Awakens
    It’s the film we’ve all been waiting 10 years for and it’s finally so close that we can almost touch it! I am, of course, talking Star Warsabout Star Wars “The Force Awakens”. There are some very high hopes for the new edition to an already huge saga and Disney has a lot to prove! Will it be the movie of the decade? Star Wars Star Wars is a franchise known all around the world. Since the release of the first movie in 1977, the empire (real and fictional) has grown more than anyone could have imagined. Whether you’ve seen the films or not, you know the characters because they are everywhere! Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker have become household names and you can’t go to any convention without seeing at least one group of Stormtroopers. Star Wars has such a dedicated fan base too, with people doing good deeds in the name of the force, like The SO16 troopers who often take part in charity events dressed head to toe in authentic Star Wars costumes! Continue reading →
  18. Christmas On A Budget

    Christmas On A Budget
    Now for most people Christmas is an expensive time and working to a budget is essential, but that doesn’t mean that the fun has to be lost! Here at Hollywood, we know times can be hard so we make sure we cater for any budget especially over the festive season! Budget SantaChristmas Dip When it comes to buying Santa costumes you will always be spoilt for choice. We stock a huge range so naturally there are budget options for those watching the pennies! You can pick up a full Santa costume for as little as £9.99 and that will even get you a fluffy white beard. It’s not just the men that get to dress up for less; we have some great ladies costumes too! How about a cute Miss Santa costume complete with hat for only £12.99 or something a little more slinky little this Santa Baby costume for only £14.99? Continue reading →
  19. 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 →
  20. 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...

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