Most invitations carry a dress Code – what’s it really for?

The ostensible purpose of stipulating a dress code is to make sure everyone knows what the appropriate clothes are for an occasion but often the actual effect is to make people feel anxious that they do not have the appropriate clothes for the occasion. Often it creates a peer pressure to dress a certain way, to measure up to a certain standard, to be whom we are expected to be on the described occasion. But when the dress code reads: … Continue reading

Counting down to New Year’s Eve – it’s party time!

And for many people that means it’s time to dress up!  It’s interesting to discover this perchance for dressing up is not a new phenomena rather Fancy dress or costume parties have been with us for two centuries finding their roots in mainly Western Cultures. In particular, it seems that in the UK and Australia, these find their origins in the Elaborate Masked Balls of the upper class of the 18th century which were a typical part of the social … Continue reading

It’s almost New Years Eve Party time!

Our Top 5 Themes for 2016 What’s more fun than throwing your own party? If you want to spice it up and make it a little more exciting than your standard New Year’s party, why not try hosting a themed event? Here are some ideas and tips to make your party memorable! New Year’s Eve Disco An old-school disco is a sure-fire hit. Whether your decade is the 70s, 80s or 90s, tee up a playlist of floor fillers, and … Continue reading

Looking for the perfect Christmas Gift?

Whether it’s Christmas costumes or a Christmas Gift you’re after we have a huge range to choose from.  No doubt you’ve been out at the shops or the Zoo or some other public place and seen ‘that child’ whose obviously dressed himself or herself. Obvious because he’s part pirate and part fairy! Obvious because she is wearing gum boots, a green glittering cape and a crown! What’s the enticement of dressing up and why should you let you kids enjoy … Continue reading

Top Costumes for Halloween 2016

Come this time every year, local communities begin to take on a bit of an orange hue.  It’s the great pumpkin, zombie, ghosts and crazy clown invasion! The best Halloween costumes are inspired by the year’s most memorable moments, and 2016 has been nothing if not memorable. We’ve had the Summer Olympics and a US presidential election, which dominate headlines (and Facebook timelines!) every four years. Throw in  the hype surrounding  the candy-colored quotable craziness of Suicide Squad, and 2016 … Continue reading

Oktoberfest, the traditional Bavarian outfit is a must!

Oktoberfest is 16 days of festival fun across September and October each year and is held in Munich, the capital of Bavaria, Germany. Oktoberfest welcomes millions of visitors from across the globe to experience beer, food and traditional German clothing throughout this famous funfair. If your interest in celebrating Oktoberfest is dampened by the fact that you live on the other side of the world – cheer up! You don’t need to be in Germany to pull on your lederhosen, … Continue reading

Book Week – Australia Story Country 2016

Book Week will be held 22nd -26th August 2016  in Australia with the theme of Australia – Story Country. Does this cause stress and panic for parents in their quest to help their kids with a Book Week parade costume? Each year, many schools and public libraries from all over Australia spend a week celebrating books and Australian authors and illustrators.  We have plenty of exciting and interesting book week costumes to choose from.   We have collected some of the best … Continue reading

Christmas in July!

Christmas in July Costumes – It’s a Yuletide Celebration! Do you want to celebrate Christmas twice this year? We know we do! Check out Costumes to Buy massive range of Christmas in July costumes – from festive morphsuits to angel costumes and everything in between – kids and adults alike will delight in our selection! Santa will be working extra hard to get ready twice this year! So he’ll be needing extra help… and that’s where you come in! You’ll … Continue reading

Exciting June Movie Releases and Costumes!

Ninja Turtles         The turtles face a new challenge when Shredder escapes from custody and joins forces with Baxter Stockman, a mad scientist who plans to use a serum to take over the world. Along for the ride are Bebop and Rocksteady, two dimwitted henchmen who provide plenty of muscle. Luckily, the turtles have their own allies in April O’Neil, Vernon Fenwick and Casey Jones, a hockey-masked vigilante. As the pizza-loving heroes prepare for battle, the notorious … Continue reading

Alice in Wonderland

Once upon a time, there was this fairytale guide to Alice in Wonderland Costumes.. The tale of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland has been enjoyed since it was first told on the spur of the moment to a 10 year old little girl and her sisters, whilst travelling for 2 and a half hours in a row boat down a river. Little Alice asked the narrator to write his story down for her…. and so the adventure truly began! 20th Century … Continue reading