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  1. 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 →
  2. 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...
  3. 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 →
  4. 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 →
  5. 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 →
  6. 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 →
  7. 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 →
  8. 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 →
  9. 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 →
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. I've Got A Bad Feeling About This

    Nerdageddon strikes again! From the guys that bring us Southampton’s best film and comic conventions, we present “I’ve Got A Bad Feeling About This” the ultimate Star Wars event! Get yourself down to the Oasis Academy on the 8th August for a whole host of nerdy fun and games! Now if you’re a lover of all things Star Wars then you will probably have heard of Nerdaggedon. They are a Southampton based events team that deals with all things nerd. These are the lovely bunch that brought us Southampton Comic Con this year and last and also the annual DefCon events. With all of their growing success new and shiny events are popping up left right and centre, like their Nerd Mart where you’ll be able to go to find comics and collectables at bargain prices! Continue reading →
  13. Totton And Eling Carnival 2015

    Totton And Eling Carnival 2015
    Totton goes around the world! This year’s Totton and Eling carnival is going to be a very colourful display with participants Tottonrepresenting countries and cultures from all across the globe! Each year Totton Carnival Committee along with local volunteers put on a spectacular show for their community and this year will certainly be no different. On Saturday 20th June the people of Totton and Eling will be treated to a fantastic array of parade floats all dressed up in an “Around the World” theme. Expect some very extravagant costumes for this one! What To Expect at Totton? The parade will kick off at 4pm from Calmore industrial estate, heading down Salisbury Road and then into the Eling recreation grounds. As always the SO16 Troopers and Nerdageddon team will be joining the fun, we can’t wait to see if they will tie in the parade theme! Waiting at the end of the parade will be a variety of stalls selling food and other interesting nick nacks. Better still there will be a fun fair full of exciting rides that all the family can enjoy, it will be open from 2pm on the day so you can even go for a quick spin before the parade starts! Continue reading →
  14. 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...
  15. 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 →
  16. May The 4th Be With You!

    May The 4th Be With You!
    May the 4th be with all of you lovely lot on Star Wars Day!May the 4th What Is Star Wars day? While May the 4th isn’t considered an official holiday it is celebrated worldwide by the adoring fans of the Star Wars films. The date was an obvious choice due to the pun of “May the force be with you”. Not only the 4th, but the 5th of May became part of the celebration with “Revenge of the 5th” a play on words of the Star Wars movie “Revenge of the Sith”. May has always been a month of great significance for die hard Star Wars fans with all 6 of the live actions movies debuting in May, the first on 25th May 1977. It is also George Lucas’ birthday on May 14th so even more reason to celebrate! With the help of the internet fans managed to connect across the globe and unite for something they loved and Star Wars Day took off like an X-34 Landspeeder! Continue reading →
  17. St George's Day 2015

    St George's Day 2015
    Thursday 23rd April marks the day of England’s Patron Saint, St George, the dragon slayer. It is a day when English people across the globe join together and celebrate their heritage. Although it is no longer a national holiday, the English still celebrate it with pride by wearing a rose, which is our national symbol and hoisting the St George...
  18. Carry Me Costumes!

    Carry Me Costumes!
    We all feel that ache in our legs at the end of a long night out. Too much dancing, too much walking and maybe a little too much drinking... Don’t you just wish you had someone there to take away the burden? Now you can, just say “Carry Me!” Here at Hollywood we have the most hilarious new range of...
  19. Mother's Day 2015

    Mother's Day 2015
    Sunday 15th March is Mother's Day so show your mum just how much you really care about her! She’s the woman that gave you life and nurtured you from a baby to the person you are now. It’s time to give something back, a day to say thank you for all her hard work and make her feel special. What...
  20. Red Nose Day 2015!

    Red Nose Day 2015!
    It’s Red Nose Day on Friday 13th March, so how will you be making your face funny for money? People all across the country are getting geared up to have Red nose dayfun and raise money for a great cause, whether it’s having a bake sale, getting sponsored to give up your favourite thing or simply sending in a donation. What's Red Nose Day All About? Red Nose Day first launched in 1988 and has since become a staple event in Britain. Every two years people find new and exciting ways to raise money for a charity that not only helps those in need here in the UK, but in Africa too. Since the last Red Nose Day, Comic Relief has spent £99 million helping over 12 million people with money raised through Red Nose Day and Sport Relief as well as other fundraising. Continue reading →

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