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  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. 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 →
  3. Captain America: Civil War

    Captain America: Civil War
    It is a face off we could see coming since the first Avengers movie, but now it is here and we can’t wait any longer! Captain America finds himself on the other side of the fence when collateral damage from an incident involving the Avengers calls for politicians take action in restricting their activity. The team are divided into an all out Civil War and you can witness it in cinemas from Friday 29th April! Captain America The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been expanding, merging and crossing over at every turn and for Captain America: Civil War we see a whole host of characters come together! We will see Falcon, Scarlet Witch, War Machine, Black Panther and even Spiderman will finally be included! The new Captain America film shows him heading a new team of Avengers who are continuing to keep humanity safe. After yet another incident causes collateral damage, pressure is mounted to create a system where superheroes would be held accountable for their actions. This new found status-quo splits the Avengers team down the middle and they are forced to take sides, with Captain America who wishes to remain free of oppression and Iron Man who has curiously decided to support the overseeing. Continue reading →
  4. Sport Relief 2016!

    Sport Relief 2016!
    Work off those winter blues with Sport Relief! From Friday 18th to Sunday 20th March people all across the UK will be Sport Reliefrunning, swimming and cycling to fundraise for this fantastic cause. Will you be joining them? Sport Relief In the last 30 years Comic Relief have raised over £1 billion with various annual and biannual events and now is your chance to do your part for this amazing charity. Sainsbury’s will be hosting “The Sport Relief Games” this month with a whole host of events for you to get involved with us, no matter how sporty you are! If you’re near one of the UK’s largest cities you can join in with the Flagship Games where you can take part in any of the games all in one place! For the locals, there will be plenty on offer in Bournemouth and Poole so be sure to check out the listings and sign up! Continue reading →
  5. 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 →
  6. Spice Up Your Valentines With Fever!

    Spice Up Your Valentines With Fever!
    Fever is the name in luxury for women and now you can truly indulge with their steamy range of erotic wear for 2016. Unleash your inner vixen this Valentines with new role play outfits and seductive lingerie, perfect to spice up any night in! When you’re looking to dress up, but you want something sexy and high quality, Fever has always been there for you and now they are here for your more discreet needs too. Dressing to impress doesn’t have to be saved for big nights out, sometimes the best nights happen in the comfort of your own home. Whether you’re the type to flaunt what you’ve got in the club or you save it for the bedroom, Fever’s Erotic Collection is sure to have something to tickle your fancy. Continue reading →
  7. New Year In Bournemouth!

    New Year In Bournemouth!
    Bournemouth is the party central of the South so if you’re after a wild New Year then come down to the coast! There are plenty of events to choose from no matter what your tastes so check out our hot picks below... 27661 New Year Madness! The Old Fire Station will be sticking to their annual tradition of a sell out Dub Optic New Year! There will be Hula Hooping, Hip Hop and live graffiti to keep you buzzing until the early hours. This event is sure to sell out again this year so get your tickets now! Halo will be glamming up for New Year with a masquerade ball! 9 hours of partying is reserved for nightclub veterans so dress to the nines and bring in 2016 in style. There will be glitter canons and a champagne reception, can you think of a better combination?  Continue reading →
  8. 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 →
  9. Secret Santa Gifts!

    Secret Santa Gifts!
    Whether it is between your work colleagues or your friends, everybody loves a Secret Santa! The chance to buy a fun gift for someone you know well or maybe not at all is what makes it so exciting. Here at Hollywood we’re in the business of fun so, as you can imagine, we have plenty of great ideas for secret Santa gifts! No matter what your budget we will have something just right for you, so be sure to spread Christmas cheer and smiles this year! Secret Santa For: Under £5 We all like to stretch our cash further over Christmas and there is plenty you can get for your money. How about one of our great cardboard character masks for the TV and film buffs? If you want to give something more festive, one of our cooked turkey hats would make the perfect gift for anyone young or old! If your secret Santa is a bit of a joker then we have a whole host of pranks and tricks from as little as 50p so you could make them a joke stocking. Another great gimmick gift would be one of our fake ASBOs, given for bad taste in music, being boring and showing off your wealth. Continue reading →
  10. Bournemouth Christmas Market

    Bournemouth Christmas Market
    With the weather getting chilly and the days getting shorter, Bournemouth transforms from a beach resort to a winter wonderland! The lights are going up, the Moose Bar has landed and Christmas spirit is all around. What To Expect From Our Christmas Market? Bournemouth’s annual Christmas market is always alive with different sights and smells and brimming with new and unusual curiosities. Inspired by Germany’s traditional “Weihnachtsmarkt” you will see row upon row of little Alpine chalets selling seasonal treats and treasures from around the world.  From the 12th November right up to the 3rd January you can indulge in a festive shopping experience like no other. Continue reading →
  11. 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 →
  12. 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...
  13. 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 →
  14. Comedy Halloween Costumes

    Comedy Halloween Costumes
    We all have the joker in our group that doesn’t take anything seriously and Halloween is no exception. If you are that friend, then have no fear! Hollywood has you covered with a whole host of comedy Halloween costumes! Comedy halloween costumes Ghost The classic white ghost costume has brought joy to millions over the years and this year it has had a fantastic re-vamp! Most people opt for cutting some holes in a white sheet, but bed linen is getting expensive and I’m sure your other half (or mum) is getting tired of having to replace them! Check out this hilarious Ghost costume, made to fit your body so no weird bunching this time! It’s so simple that it’s perfect and if you’re on a budget it’s a steal at £14.99! Continue reading →
  15. Day Of The Dead

    Day Of The Dead
    The huge new theme for Halloween 2015 is Day of the Dead! The Mexican celebration of Dia de los Muertos has spread far and wide in recent years Day of the Deadand now Halloween will be overrun with sugar skulls! What is Day of the Dead? Dia de los Muertos is a Mexican festival held to remember loved ones who have passed. Typically you will see an abundance of colourful flowers, highly decorated skull ornaments or sweets and plenty of candles on alters in homes. It is believed that on October 31st the gates of Heaven are opened so that the spirits of children may return to their families on 1st November and then the adults on the 2nd. Happy spirits are said to bring good luck and protection to their loved ones so a lot of time, money and effort is put into the celebrations each year. Continue reading →
  16. Curves Are IN This Halloween!

    Curves Are IN This Halloween!
    Curves! Finally curvy ladies of the UK can unite as a whole new range of full figure fancy dress is unleashed for Halloween! Now if you’re a fuller figured lady, you’ll know that shopping can be hard at the best of times, but Halloween fancy dress can prove your worst enemy! Most of the pretty ladies costumes are reserved for the size 8-10 or 12-14, very few are made in larger sizes, but all of that is about to change. Gone are the days of having to settle for a few accessories, gone are the days of disappointment when you find a beautiful costume that only comes in SMALL! Continue reading →
  17. 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 →
  18. Talk Like A Pirate Day 2015!

    Talk Like A Pirate Day 2015!
    Arrrrrgh you ready for Talk like a Pirate Day?! This Saturday 19th September people around the world will be doing their best Captain Jack impressions and drinking plenty of grog so get involved! What is Talk Like a Pirate Day? Well as you can image, it’s not the most serious of celebrations and it is not recognised as an official holiday. But that hasn’t stopped Talk like a Pirate Day from becoming an international phenomenon celebrated by people across the seven seas! It’s a chance to get together with your friends, dress up in pirate gear and have a good time. Many people will hold pirate parties or head down to the nearest dock or beach for some pirate themed events. Continue reading →
  19. 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 →
  20. 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...

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