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Halloween

  1. Safe Halloween Costumes!

    BE SAFE NOT SORRY THIS HALLOWEEN We test to both EN71 AND Nightwear (Safety) Standards With costume flammability in the media again (The Sun and The Mirror), here's a reminder of everything you need to know about costume safety and testing. Don't forget that test results for all our children's costumes are available online.   What are the regulations for children's costumes...
  2. Make Up Kits For Halloween 2016!

    So you’ve chosen who you want to be this Halloween. You’ve got your costume, you’ve got your accessories and now all you need to complete your look is one of our fantastic make up kits! Make Up On Point! Ok, so we’re not all a dab hand when it comes to applying make up and that’s ok! Don’t miss out on the ultimate scary Halloween looks this year, because Hollywood has you covered. Check out our great range of easy, can-do make-up kits to get you Halloween ready in a flash! New for 2016 we have: -Damaged Doll. She’s all lonely and out to look for new friends to keep her company! Draw them in with your pale skin and bold eyes using face paint, easy to apply patchwork transfers and super long lashes! Brushes and sponges are included in this kit so what more could you need? -Chucky. This make up kit is Child’s Play (See what I did there?) so you’ll have no problem turning yourself into a little menace! Temporary transfer tattoos make this one of the easiest looks to achieve. Use your brush to add red around your scars and some black around your eyes and you are away!  Continue reading →
  3. Horror Film Classics

    Horror Film Classics
    Halloween is all about the fright factor, so get your blood pumping with some of the greatest horror film releases of all time! From cult classics to chilling new releases, indulge in a bit of everything.Horror Film Friday 13th First up we have the story of machete wielding madman Jason Voorhees! Since it’s 1980 release it has become a staple of American horror and has spurred countless spin offs. In 2017, we will be seeing an all new instalment which is rumoured to tell us more about Jason’s back story! It will be the 13th film from the franchise, so it had better be good! Get inspired at Hollywood with one of our many Jason Voorhees fancy dress costumes and kits. Nightmare On Elm Street Freddy Krueger is a horror icon, conjured up by writer and director Wes Craven. It was a huge hit from its 1984 release and even had a cross over movie with Friday 13th called Freddy Vs Jason! Freddy is a menace that haunts your nightmares in a bid to kill you in your sleep, therefore killing you in real life too, a truly terrifying thought. Channel your inner Robert Englund in a fantastic Freddy Krueger costume, complete with that famous hand of knives! Continue reading →
  4. Party It Up This Halloween!

    Party It Up This Halloween!
    A Halloween house party is the ultimate chance to show off to your friends, just how great of a host you are! With so much on offer, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to throwing a truly memorable bash! Decorate! Get creative with decorating your home and garden this year with a little help from Hollywood. Greet your guests at the door with caution tape and some big and bold Halloween balloons. As they enter, entangle them with big spooky spider webs hanging from the ceiling and covering the walls, add some big hairy spiders to really creep them out! Transform your garden with scary tomb stones and maybe even some zombie flamingo props for extra fright factor. If you want to go all out, how about some talking, flying bats? Or what about animatronic statues like Pestilence who is movement activated! Continue reading →
  5. 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 →
  6. Halloween Essentials!

    Halloween Essentials!
    So it is now October and Halloween is drawing close. Have you got all of your Halloween essentials sorted? If the answer is anything other than “Yes” then you need to take a trip to your nearest Hollywood branch stat! Fake Blood An absolute must for any Halloween costume is fake blood, where it’s to complete a make-up look, cover...
  7. Check Out Our Teen Halloween Range!

    Check Out Our Teen Halloween Range!
    When it comes to fancy dress you usually find plenty of kids or adults costumes, but now there is an in-between! Halloween 2016 is the year of the teen! What happens when you’re too old for the children’s range and too small for an adult costume? This is usually a problem that falls on young boys as most mens costumes are a standard or medium to large size so would be too big for them. While lots of ladies costumes are available in extra small they tend to be pricier than the kids range so the budget has to be stretched further. Well have no fear, this Halloween you will have the pick of the bunch with the new teen range from Smiffys! Continue reading →
  8. Playlist For Halloween!

    Playlist For Halloween!
    If you’re having all of your friends and family over for a Halloween bash then you need to make your horror playlist top of your To-Do list! After all, what is a good party without the best tunes?! If you need some inspiration then check out our top 10 favourite Halloween tracks here.Playlist   “Time Warp” The Rocky Horror Picture Show Ok, so we’ll kick this top 10 off in style with a song that absolutely must be played at any party, especially one for Halloween. Get everyone dancing with this corker from the original Rocky Horror movie! “Ghostbusters” Ray Parker Jr. Another cult classic movie that lends its musical numbers to our playlist is Ghostbusters. The theme tune is catchy and we all know the words so it’s a must have for your playlist. It doesn’t matter what songs you play afterwards as this will be the one stuck in your guest’s heads on the way home. Continue reading →
  9. 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 →
  10. Clowns for Halloween 2016!

    Clowns for Halloween 2016!
    ClownsHands up who’s scared of clowns?! With the fear so wide spread and even more people who just simply do not like them, clowns make for the best Halloween costumes. They don’t even have to be gory or twisted, sometimes the more cheerful, the more terrified people are! Clowns Are Scary! When you look back at photographs and paintings of vintage clowns, it is not hard to see where the deep rooted fear of these cheerful circus performers came from. Their exaggerated make-up and wild expressions could instil fear into even the bravest of men. While over time the make-up simplified and became much more colourful, that fear of clowns still remained! Continue reading →
  11. Kids Top 10 Halloween Costumes

    Kids Top 10 Halloween Costumes
    Halloween is an opportunity for everyone to get dressed up and have a great time, especially the kids! Come along to Hollywood and pick up a fantastic costume for you and your little one this year! If you’re not sure what to go for then check out our Top 10 here.   Make your little one as cute as a button in this adorable Lil Pumpkin costume! It includes an orange Jack O’ Lantern top with green and orange striped trousers and a little hat to really top it off.Kids Halloween   You may call her a little horror, but now let her transform into a brain munching Zombie Cheerleader for Halloween! With a blood stained cheer dress and matching red and black pom poms it’s a perfect for any girl looking to scare. Add some fake blood spray for extra gore!   Get down to the bare bones of this kids Halloween costume with the Skeleton Tutu Dress. This cute outfit has white printed ribs and an attached fluffy black and white tutu skirt. Add a skeleton make-up kit to complete your look! Continue reading →
  12. Day Of The Dead Dia De Los Meurtos

    Day Of The Dead Dia De Los Meurtos
    Day of the DeadCelebrate in style with the Mexican Day of the Dead! Get inspired by the gorgeous sugar skulls and stunning displays this Dia De Los Meurtos. What is Day of the Dead? The Mexican Day of the Dead Festival is an annual celebration where people gather to celebrate their lost loved ones and light candles in their memory. This year the festivities will fall between 31st October and 2nd November. Day of the Dead has become a celebration worldwide with many people joining in the festivities. The bizarre and macabre nature seems to appeal to many walks of life, especially due to it falling over Halloween or All Hallows Eve. Unlike Halloween Dia De Los Meurtos is all about family, friends and religion and not about doing your best to scare people! In Mexico they believe that the gates of heaven are opened for one night so that the dead may reunite with them for one more day. Altars and offerings are made to the spirits including flowers, fruit, nuts, coca and water.   Continue reading →
  13. 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 →
  14. 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 →
  15. 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 →
  16. Occult Halloween Fancy Dress

    Occult Halloween Fancy Dress
    OccultMaster the dark arts with our new range of Occult Halloween costumes new for 2016! Summon your inner daemon and unleash hell on your enemies this October. The Occult is a powerful thing, not to be confused with Yakult! Occult Is In Here at Hollywood we like to keep up with trends and we’ve seen a massive rise in cult and Ouija themes cropping up in alternative fashion this year. We know this is going to be huge hit this year for Halloween so we bring you this whole new range from Smiffy’s! Lead your people to the dark side in this Cult Leader costume. The black, caped robe features a range of different occult symbols and a simple rope belt. Also included is the incredible ram head latex mask. Instill fear and command respect from your flock! Or summon the dead with our Dark Arts Ritual mysterious Halloween costume. The flowing black robe features a long hood with cape and collar and is adorned with large occult symbols. Continue reading →
  17. Fever Is Making Halloween Sexy!

    Fever Is Making Halloween Sexy!
    Fever is THE name in ultra feminine, sultry fancy dress costumes, so check out what they have to offer fresh for Halloween 2016! When it comes to dressing up for Halloween, choosing the perfect costume can be a massive headache. Do you want to be a certain character? Do you just want to go budget? Should you go all out? Well you don’t have to compromise because Fever Halloween costumes combine style, quality and comfort all for very reasonable cost! What more could you want? New Fever For 2016 Vampiress Quench your thirst for blood in this gorgeous crimson jacket with button detail and mock corset paired with a sleek black pencil skirt. You even get a matching mini top hat with this costume so why not pull your hair into a smooth bun to let the ensemble do the talking. Complete your look with a set of love bite fangs from Scarecrow for professional looking fangs at a fraction of the price! Continue reading →
  18. Deluxe Decorations for Halloween!

    Deluxe Decorations for Halloween!
    Here at Hollywood we don’t like to do things by halves and that is why we bring you the best deluxe Halloween decorations! Everyone has seen spooky spider webs and hanging bats, but what about fully animated guests?... If you have ever been into a Hollywood store over Halloween (and let’s face it, who hasn’t) you will know what we mean! You will have been greeted by a sea of scary props and decorations, some of them will have made you jump Deluxeand some of them will have jumped at you! Ceiling Hangers   The best scares are ones you don’t see coming so the ceiling is your best friend when decorating for Halloween. Here at Hollywood we use every inch of our ceiling to show you just how good our hanging decorations are, so you get to experience the thrill before you buy! We have hanging severed heads in all kinds of styles including gory glass face and even shrivelled mummy heads for a voodoo look. How about some angry caged ghosts who shake and screech as you pass by? Sure to shock even the hardiest of party goers! Continue reading →
  19. 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...
  20. 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 →

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