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  1. 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 →
  2. 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 →
  3. 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 →
  4. 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 →
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. Hollywood's New Video!

    Hollywood's New Video!
    Check out our brand new video! If you need fancy dress, Hollywood is the place to come! If you need balloons, we've got you covered! Just about anything you could need for a party all under one roof, why go anywhere else? Visit Hollywood Hollywood really does have omething for everyone so why not pop in and see us now...
  8. Summer Ball 2015!

    Summer Ball 2015!
    The days are getting longer and warmer and once again it's time to get ready for the legendary Bournemouth Summer Ball!Summer Ball What Is The SUBU Summer Ball? This renowned event has now been running for over 20 years, raising funds for the Bournemouth Student Union and giving students the opportunity for an epic end-of-semester blowout! This year it will be held on Saturday the 6th of June and with the site open for a full on 10 hours, running all the way through Sunday morning. There will be a whole host of entertainment at this year’s ball which will boast a huge music show on multiple stages, with the likes of Sigma, Sunset Sons and Artful Dodger to look forward too! The site will also be alive with colourful tents, plenty of food stalls and the highlight of the night, towering fun fair rides! It’s the perfect combination to make the night truly memorable so bring it on! Continue reading →
  9. Easter Weekend 2015

    Easter Weekend 2015
    Spring is starting to emerge and chocolate eggs and bunnies fill the supermarket shelves, this can only mean it is Easter time! Most people nowadays see EasterEaster as a time to eat lots of chocolaty treats and look at cute pictures of fluffy baby animals, but we can do that any time! Easter is more of a spiritual event than we give it credit for these days. What Is Easter About? Easter is traditionally a celebration of Jesus’ resurrection after he was put to death on a crucifix. He was thought to be the son of God by the Christian religion and as such, this was a miracle to behold. Churches and schools across the country hold ceremonies to remember all that Jesus did for them in dying for their sins. In the leading up to Easter Christian also celebrate Holy week in which they celebrate the last weeks of Jesus’ life before re-birth and tell the stories from the Bible about his last supper and his betrayal from Judas. Long before Jesus’ time some European countries worshiped the Goddess of Spring, whose name was Eostre. Their belief was that the sun died in the winter and was born again in spring time and that this was the goddesses doing. Some believe that is was after her that Easter was named. Continue reading →
  10. Hire Costumes On The Move!

    Hire Costumes On The Move!
    If you’ve visited Hollywood Fancy Dress on Castle Lane recently, you will have seen that we’re selling off some of our hire costumes and accessories to make way for shiny new ones! This of course means huge discounts on some really high quality pieces, who can say no? Well now it’s Hollywood ‘Just For Fun’s turn as all of the ex-rental is moving to our Southampton branch. If you’re looking for something unique and hard wearing for your next fancy dress party, then pop in to see the Southampton team, who will be able to kit you out for bargain prices! What Is Up For Grabs? Now I know what you’re thinking, if we’re getting rid of it, it can’t be any good! But you’d be wrong! We were simply full to the brim with great costumes and needed to make way for some exciting new ones. There is also seasonal hire up for grabs such as Halloween and Christmas costumes if you’re thinking ahead. There is a huge selection of authentic Army and Navy uniforms available for those of you who like to look distinguished in your fancy dress costumes. There are also plenty of tailored jackets and suits to choose from, ideal for murder mysteries and James Bond themed parties. Continue reading →
  11. Southampton Comic Con 2

    Southampton Comic Con 2
    Nerds of the south coast unite!Comic Con This year will see the second in what we hope will be a very long line of conventions. On Saturday 28th March the Empire Hall in Totton will play host to Southampton Comic Con 2! With the first year’s cartoon and comic con being such a success, how could you refuse another? What’s It All About? In 2012 Dave Penny and Wayne Streak met at Def Con 1, a Star Wars themed convention that is now held annually in Southampton. They shared a love for conventions and joined forces between Def Con, the SO16 Troopers and Nerdagedddon.net and became Nerdageddon.co.uk. In 2014 they hosted Southampton’s first ever comic con which was a roaring success. Not only are the conventions great fun for all of the family, but they also help local charities such as Clic Sargent which is a charity that helps provide accommodation for families of children fighting cancer so that they can always be nearby. They also donate to the Piam Brown unit in Southampton General hospital which is a paediatric oncology and haematology centre. Continue reading →
  12. Hollywood’s Grand Opening! The Party Is Back!

    Hollywood’s Grand Opening! The Party Is Back!
    Here at Hollywood we could not be more excited to be opening the doors of our brand new Weymouth branch! On Friday 27th February Hollywood will be re-launching “The Party Shop” and you’re invited! Weymouth thought the party was over when their beloved Party Shop closed its doors at the start of the year, but the Hollywood team are here...
  13. The Wizard Of Oz

    The Wizard Of Oz
    This February we’re off to see the wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz at Bournemouth Pavilion! From the 19th-21st February Swish of the Curtain are showing off their stunning adaptation of The Wizard of Oz and we cannot wait. Join Dorothy and her adorable companion Toto in their fantastical journey home! What's The Wizard Of Oz About? After dropping her house on a witch, young Dorothy finds herself quite lost in a magical world. She sets off to meet a famous wizard that may be able to get here safely back to Kansas. On her way down the yellow brick road she encounters some very mysterious characters and makes friends with some unlikely fellows. A Scarecrow in need of a brain is first to join her followed by a Tin Man who wants a heart more than anything and of course, the lion that needs to find some courage. Put on your ruby slippers and come and be part of their stunning musical adventure, where danger is never far away. Prepare to be blow away by this sing-a-long classic! Continue reading →
  14. World Book Day 2015

    World Book Day 2015
    Children all across the country will be getting into costume on Thursday 5th March to celebrate World Book Day! This year will mark the 18th anniversary of World Book Day here in the UK and as always it is set to be more exciting than the last. What Is World Book Day? World Book Day is an annual event celebrating...
  15. Valentine's Day 2015

    Valentine's Day 2015
    The day of love is nearly upon us, have you got anything special for your valentine yet?Valentine's What is Valentine's Day? Valentine's Day is an annual celebration of love that takes place on 14th February. It is an entire day set aside for us to show appreciation for that special someone in our lives. Flowers will be sent from secret admirers, cards filled with romantic poems and beautiful gifts exchanged between partners. The origins of Valentine's Day are largely unknown as there were many Saints named Valentine, but none with a connection to romance. The closest link that can be made is to a St Valentine who was a Roman priest, martyred on February 14th of the year 270 CE. The connection to love was thought to have been made much later by English writer, Geoffrey Chaucer with his poem “Valentines” written in the 14th Century. Whatever the connection, the 14th February has been celebrated for centuries across the world with feasts and rituals relating to love and romance. Continue reading →
  16. The Sound Of Music

    The Sound Of Music
    The Sound of MusicOn the 21st January one of the greatest musicals of all time, The Sound of Music returns in an all new magnificent production to The Mayflower Southampton. The Performance Playing the role of Maria von Trapp is Danielle Hope, who captured the hearts of the country when she won BBC Television’s Over the Rainbow and made her professional debut as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz at the London Palladium. Danielle has since played Eponine in Les Misérables in London’s West End and Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Based on Baroness Maria von Trapp’s 1949 autobiography, this production tells the story of the Von Trapp family’s flight across the mountains and works its magic for all ages. The unforgettable score features some of the most memorable songs ever performed on the musical stage, including Edelweiss, My Favorite Things, Do-Re-Mi, Climb Ev’ry Mountain, and of course, the title song The Sound of Music. Continue reading →
  17. The Circus Of Horrors!

    The Circus Of Horrors!
    On 12th February Bournemouth Pavilion is once again opening their doors to one of the scariest acts you will see this side of a Marilyn Manson concert. Oh The Circus of Horrorsyes, we’re bringing out The Circus of Horrors! What is The Circus of Horrors? Born from a conception at the 1995 Glastonbury Festival, The Circus of Horrors has become a roaring success. Most of you will know of the act after seeing it reach the finals of Britain’s Got Talent, still remaining the only circus act to ever to do so. Since then they have stormed the world performing across Europe and Asia and they have also taken to the West End, being the first circus to do so for 100 years! And now they’re back and the act is bigger and better than ever to mark its 20th anniversary in gory style! Continue reading →
  18. Saturday Night Fever

    Saturday Night Fever
    From the 6th to the 10th of January 2015, Saturday Night Fever comes to The Mayflower Theatre in Southampton. Based on the smash hit film featuring songs by the Bee Gees, the production is based in the 1970's the prime time of disco! The StorylineSaturday Night Fever Brooklyn teen Tony Manero lives for Saturday nights at the local club, where he's king of the disco, thanks to his stylish moves on the dance floor. But outside of the club, things aren’t all fun and games. At home, Tony fights with his father all the time and has to compete with his family's idealistic view of his older brother who is a priest. To make matters worse he’s stuck in a dead-end job at a paint store. However, things begin to change when he meets the beautiful Stephanie at the disco and starts training with her for the club's dance competition. Stephanie dreams of a world beyond little old Brooklyn, and her plans to move to the big city will change Tony's life forever. Continue reading →
  19. New Year Celebrations - Make it a large one!

    Christmas has come and gone and once again the New Year will roll around before any of us have time to properly play with our presents. As far as television is concerned, you may be wondering what’s coming up on the night itself and how you’re going to prepare for it. Fear not, for the research has been done for you! BBC New Year Show The BBC will, as ever be hosting live coverage of all of the New Year’s events, including the London Fireworks. A series of big names from the world of music are sure to be present, along with what is sure to be a rousing rendition of Auld Lang Syne. Jool’s Holland Hootenanny Show It wouldn’t be New Year television without Jools Holland’s annual offering. This one promises to maintain his typical high standards, with performances from a diverse range of musicians. This promises to have something for everyone and a healthy smattering of music you won’t have heard before. Channel 4 Channel 4’s offering is hosted by Alan Carr and includes guest appearances from James Corden, Keith Lemon, Ben Cohen and Abbey Clancy.  This will be a party, with stand-up, along with music from Professor Green. This show is distinct from the offerings put forward by the BBC, in that it has already been pre-recorded. ITV James Manford is offering his comedic take on the news events of the year in a show called ‘A Funny Old Year’. This will be an hour-long comedy special, packed with Manford’s unique brand of presenting throughout. Continue reading →
  20. What will your outfit be on New Year?

    All of the outfits shown below are available on our fab site so you can choose something special for New Year. Make sure you have a stylish end to 2014 and make a feisty entry into 2015!

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