31 Aug 2010

Movie-based costumes could provide perfect Halloween fancy dress

Anyone on the lookout for Halloween fancy dress costumes could consider getting inspiration from the movies.

Sam Qam from MovieMatics said there are lots of ideas available from the silver screen, as you don't have to go for something super-scary if you don't want to.

He recommended Freddy Krueger as being an especially good character to copy when it comes to horror films.

"Get yourself a red and black striped t-shirt and a hat and you can become the root of many people of a certain age's

27 Aug 2010

Wear Halloween fancy dress and head to Kent this October

People who like wearing Halloween fancy dress and indulging in a night of fright each October 31st may want to head to Tunbridge Wells this year.

Groombridge Place is hosting a special event between October 23rd and 31st 2010 that will delight kids and adults alike, Only Kent reports.

Pirate fancy dress will be one of the star attractions, as the infamous smuggler Dr Syn and his evil companion Megilante will hide in the

27 Aug 2010

Witch fancy dress could fit in at Discworld Convention

Should you be in the Birmingham area with nothing to do this weekend, you could don a witch fancy dress costume and head along to the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel.

That's because the venue is playing host to the Discworld Convention, which this year has the theme 'The Thing and the Whole of the Thing'.

This only happens every two years and is a celebration of Terry Pratchett's popular series of books, some of which have also been made into television programmes.

Not only will there be

25 Aug 2010

Halloween fancy dress – time to roll out the Saw costumes again

The Saw franchise has become something of a failsafe for Halloween fancy dress – there's just so many of those films!

This year is no different, thanks to the forthcoming arrival of Saw 3D (aka Saw VII) in cinemas, as well as the computer game based on the blood-and-guts flicks, which will hit stores in time for October 31st.

Producers of the movie have revealed a poster as part of the publicity, which features a black heart with fists coming out of it, as well as a more disturbing one with the broken-up head of

25 Aug 2010

Teacher wears historical fancy dress to bring art to life

A teacher has revealed how he brings the history of art to life – by wearing historical fancy dress.

Neil McGregor, who works for Doncaster Council's museums service, told the South Yorkshire Star he often dresses up as the artists featured within his lessons, as it helps the pupils to remember things.

"In the past I've dressed up as Van Gogh, Monet and Turner," he commented.

This summer's theme is the impressionist Edgar Degas, which requires a Mr Benn-style bowler hat and suit as well as a beard.

However, Mr

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