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Start Planning Your Halloween Party Now

Posted by fddblog on September 2, 2013 at 8:30 am. Filed under: Fancy Dress Ideas

With the summer almost behind us, we can now turn our attention to autumn and the parties this season brings. October will be upon you sooner than you realise, so now is the perfect time to start planning your Halloween bash. Halloween parties are great fun to plan. You can unleash your childish side, preparing crazy costumes, devilish decorations and ghoulish games. Here are some ideas to help you prepare a spookily good Halloween party.

Formulating Your Plan

Before you set about preparing your Halloween party, you need to decide on a few key elements. Is the party primarily for children or for adults? Will you be serving food? Will the party be indoors or outdoors? Once you’ve decided upon these things, coming up with a theme will be much simpler.

Theme Ideas

There are lots of spooky theme ideas that lend themselves perfectly to Halloween parties. Use scary characters like Frankenstein, vampires, zombies or ghosts as a starting point, and plan all your costumes and decorations around them. You could also take a less traditional route by taking inspiration from TV or film. Your guests could dress like characters from Twilight, Harry Potter or True Blood (there are hundreds of TV and film fancy dress costumes to choose from). You can then base your decorations on the famous sets from the show or movie you choose.


Once you’ve decided on a theme, you should then set about creating a spooky atmosphere around your home. Using your theme as a starting point, adorn your home with scary decorations. This will help your guests get into the Halloween spirit from the minute they walk through your front door. Strategically place cobwebs, spiders and skeletons around your home, and keep the lighting low for the ultimate scary ambience. And, of course, a Halloween party wouldn’t be complete without a few carved pumpkins around your home.


The music that you choose for your Halloween party could be the key to its success. Choose music that will enrich the spooky atmosphere, but will also get your guests up and dancing! If you’ve opted for a TV or film theme, you could play the soundtrack during your party. You could even have a scary film playing in the background during your party. Otherwise, create a mix of spooky music, like Thriller or The Monster Mash.


Traditionally, toffee apples are eaten at Halloween parties, but they are unlikely to sustain your guests through a night of dancing! Offer your guests a selection of spooky-themed snacks. Many food items can be made ghoulish-looking with the addition of red or green food colouring. You can also decorate cupcakes with scary motifs, like ghosts or spiders.

It’s never too soon to start preparing a great Halloween party. But, if you do leave your planning to the last minute, take advantage of fancy dress next day delivery from Fancy Dress Delivered. You and your guests can be kitted out in scarily good Halloween fancy dress outfits in no time!


Getting Sexy And Creative

Posted by fddblog on August 1, 2013 at 10:19 am. Filed under: Fancy Dress Ideas

Why should fancy dress be a humdrum affair with absolutely no fun or creativity? All too often we rely on the old costume in the closet that is starting to look scary in a way very different than intended! We also tend to leave buying fancy dress products to the very last minute; a sudden realisation that it is now Halloween or the Christmas party and you have nothing to wear apart from the aforementioned horror. At Fancy Dress Delivered we can offer you an entire range of super affordable ladies sexy fancy dress costumes that are of high quality and will do for many Halloweens and parties to come, giving you the right blend of flirtatiousness and fun.

Movie Tie Ins

One of the most enduringly popular types of costume is the super heroine. There is always a lot of fun to be had with a well cut costume that is based around an eminently recognisable franchise such as Superman, Batman or Wonder Woman. Of course, these costumes will be the more desirable, sexier counterparts to the often bland or embarrassing male costumes. There are no underpants on the outside for the girls, just a sexy sleeveless corset top emblazoned with the logo of the heroine in question. We also have a more premium Dark Knight Catwoman costume that brings this unforgettable feline character bang up to date complete with impossibly long thigh high boot tops, gloves, cat ear headpiece and a sensual and seductive eye mask. We also have some of the lesser well known characters if you are really wanting to inject some sex appeal into what is traditionally an area dominated by male interest. Harley Quinn is instantly recognisable to those with a knowledge of the franchise, while those with no idea will be wondering who this intriguing two-tone red and black character is. We also have the more recognisable Poison Ivy Costume too.

Be More Unique

If you’re not much into film tie-ins then we have many costumes that will allow you to express something altogether more unique. Katy Perry has created some very memorable costumes in her time that have helped to sell her music by the truckload. So why not steal her style and get yourself some attention with the California Girl costume? This playful costume is (somewhat ironically) aimed squarely at adults with moulded cupcakes over the chest while the navy shorts have a silver sparkle effect. Couple this with the Blue Katy Perry wig and you are bound to attract looks from everywhere! Similarly themed is the Whipped Cream sexy fancy dress costume with its cream cans attached to the chest while the shorts come with an attached pair of red garters making this outfit ready to go.

Double The Fun

With our fancy dress free delivery you and your partner can make a saving looking sexy with the dashing Couples Navy costume, for those who just love someone in uniform! Alternatively, you can step it up a notch with the Couples White Top Gun costumes for some of that great 80s nostalgia.



Why Pirate Fancy Dress is Always a Winner

Posted by fddblog on June 3, 2013 at 11:28 am. Filed under: Fancy Dress Ideas

It could have caused a few red faces, but when one West Country WI who dressed up in female pirate fancy dress costumes, they proved that these get-ups are always winners, even in potentially embarrassing situations.

The North Devon group sported eye patches, moustaches, striped T-shirts, bandanas and pirate hats because they thought speaker Colin Darch was going to talking to them about piracy. What they hadn’t realised was that he had himself been held hostage by armed Somali pirates for nearly 50 days five years ago.

But while their cheap pirate fancy dress costumes could have been considered slightly tactless by some given the circumstances, in fact Mr Darch, a retired ship’s captain now in his 70s, took the dressing up in good part – even saying that the WI members were more embarrassed than he was himself, and wasn’t offended at all.

Instead, he applauded the fact that the women, who have dressed up in the past to match speakers’ themes, had made an effort.

The greatest challenge of Mr Darch’s career took place in 2008, as he and his five-strong crew were delivering a tug boat to Singapore when pirates boarded the vessel off Somalia’s northern coast. Having originally demanded ransom of £1.6m, the pirates eventually settled for around £437,000.

Mr Darch has since written a book about the experience, and one WI member said: “Although it was a horrific thing to go through, he made it very humorous and we had a great evening. In the end, our costumes just added to the whole thing!”

Pirate garbs are, of course, a fancy dress staple, and they’re simple and inexpensive to out together. This year, Talk Like A Pirate Day is on September 19 – the
perfect excuse to perfect your “Yarrrs” and shiver your timbers, at work, at home and on the phone. It’s also, of course, the perfect excuse to dress up as a
buccaneer of the high seas!

Pirate Costumes and More from Fancy Dress Delivered

At Fancy Dress Delivered, we supply great value costumes across the UK, whatever you want to dress up as. With our help, you could be a convincing pirate but also a villain or a super hero – be anything from a rocking Robin or a stunning Batgirl! Cops and convicts, clowns, doctors and nurses, cowboys and Indians and cavemen are just some of our other ideas. We also supply a number of great season ranges covering your year from New Year’s to Halloween, and stacks of delightful children’s outfits in an endless selection of themes. Not to mention all the accessories, wigs, hats and masks you’re ever likely to need!

And we offer a variety of ways for you to get your order, including free UK delivery with no minimum order required. Got a party and time of the essence?

Choose next day fancy dress delivery service for an extra charge, which applies however many outfits you buy.

Learn more from our website – and we’ll be glad to answer any queries you may have on any of our products.


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