Archive for September, 2007

Bognor Birdman ChallengeThose Magnificent Men in Their fancy dress and Flying Machines. Every year in the town of Bognor in Sussex UK people gather for the annual Bognor Birdman challenge. This year saw the 36th edition of the event where competitors “fly” into the sea wearing crazy fancy dress costumes and home built flying machines. It is great fun to watch, as well as to find some excellent fancy dress ideas.

The event is taken very seriously by some participants and with a £25,000 jackpot for anyone who can travel 100m, who can blame them! The more serious competitors don’t tend to wear fancy dress, but the vast majority do and there are cash prizes for the best fancy dress ideas. This event held in the UK along with other eccentric events are uniquely British and long may they continue!

Check out this YouTube video for some highlights of last years event.

So if your looking for something to do in your fancy dress costume, or you are looking for some fancy dress ideas in the UK or just want a laugh, why not travel down to Bognor next year for the Birdman Challenge.


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Fancy Dress Ideas for the Freddie mercury commemoration night, Manchester UK.
September 5 was Freddie Mercury’s birthday and to mark the event there will be a Freddie mercury commemoration night at One Central Street in Manchester, UK. So if you are in the area, this is your chance to put your Freddy fancy dress ideas in to action and get on down to the party.

Will you go as Freddie the housewife, or the glammed up version of Freddie from his Bohemian Rhapsody days?

There will be plenty of music, including many Queen and Freddie tracks alongside a soundtrack of pop music across the decades, and what is one of the more bizzare features of the night, you can also talk to Freddie himself through a spirit medium!

But the whole idea of the night is about fun and to remember the late great Freddy Mercury, and what a better way to do this than in Fancy dress?

Guilty Pleasures presents: A Night of a Thousand Freddies at One Central Street on Friday 7 September between 10pm-3am. Presented by Sean Rowley, Flotsam and Jetsam and Father Jesmond, entrance costs £6, with a free Freddie moustache on entry. Rock on.

For some fancy dress ideas try Jokers’ Masquerade Freddy Mercury Costumes

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Welcome to the first post of Fancy Dress Ideas UK and to our very first “idea” for you!

With Pirates all the rage here in the UK at the moment largly due to to the adventures of Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) in the films Pirates of the Caribbean, I thought I’d start of with a few pirate fancy dress ideas!

Ideas for Him:

Pirate Costume

The Capt’n Cutthroat Fancy Dress Costume

This is the perfect costume for the man with a slightly dark side and edgy side to him! One with ambition and one who wants to rule the waves!The fantastic thing about it is that you can easily add plenty of other accessories to this fancy dress, just depending how deep into the character you want to go! There is always the classic pirate eye patch and no pirate would be complete without a beard and moustache (or mustache).

So here can you get this Fancy Dress Costume?
In the UK, Jokers’ Masquerade if THE place to go, it has the largest online collection of adult fancy dress costumes and Halloween costumes in the UK today. They have are over 10 000 costumes and they have a huge range of pirate fancy dress costumes.

Right thats is all for now from Fancy Dress Ideas UK hope this has been of some help to you

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House of magicHere is one of the best fancy dress ideas in the UK for a while: A special Halloween Fancy Dress Extravaganza at Simon Drake’s House Of Magic in London, UK.

So if your looking for a Fancy dress Halloween party, tickets are now on sale for for the annual fancy dress halloween special evening which is available as a shared evening on Friday 26th October. This event has become more popular each year with past acts which include Richard O’Brien singing The Time Warp at midnight.

There can be very few entertainment venues in the UK like The House of Magic and they have even had clients fly whole groups of people from overseas to experience a full evening.

For more details and to book:

Contact: Simon Drake’s House of Magic
Tel: +44 (0)20 7735 477
Emal: info@houseofmagic.co.uk

Try Jokers’ Masquerade for your Halloween Fancy Dress Ideas for Halloween in the UK.

That’s it from Fancy Dress Ideas UK for now but check back soon for our Halloween Fancy Dress Special

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Wonder WomanOn todays issue of Fancy Dress Ideas UK we will be focusing on the fairer sex and what better role model than wonder Woman!

This costume is perfect in many ways, as it is so versatile. Wear it to a Superhero fancy dress party or even a 70’s or retro party (Wonder Woman became a huge icon firstly in the 70’s in the US, but later also became very popular here in the UK.

This sexy outfit probably sums up the term “If you’ve got it, flaunt it!” Not only will you look stunning in this fancy dress costume but it will also make you look smart! Wonder Woman was all things, both beautiful, strong and smart!

Where to get it you ask? I found this and a whole bunch of other Super Hero Fancy Dress Ideas on Jokers’ Masquerade Super Hero Fancy Dress. Follow the link to my other blog for more fancy dress ideas.

So if you harbor any fantasies of becoming a Superhero for the night this has got to be top of the list for your Fancy Dress Ideas.

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