04 May 2010

And the bride and groom will be wearing … fancy dress costumes

It may be the most important day of their lives, but one loved-up couple from Wigan plan to liven up their wedding this weekend with fun fancy dress costumes.

There’ll be no frilly white frock and tuxedo combo for Lara Rodrigues and Brian Baldwin on Saturday.

Instead, they told Wigan Today, they intend to make everything as far from the norm as possible, with the groom and best man set to don a pantomime cow outfit.

The blushing bride plans to

29 Apr 2010

Michael Jackson fans sport fancy dress costumes for charity

People in Cumbria have been wearing Michael Jackson fancy dress costumes to help raise money for charity.

Friends of Andrea Thompson helped her celebrate her 40th birthday with a special themed party, which involved raising funds for good causes.

Cancer Research was one of Ms Thompson’s chosen beneficiaries, along with the British Heart Foundation (BHF), reports the Whitehaven News.

This week, representatives of the heart charity visited Ms Thompson to acknowledge her charitable efforts.

She was

28 Apr 2010

Man dons Elvis Presley fancy dress costume for charity

A man wearing an Elvis Presley fancy dress costume has helped to boost the coffers of a charity.

The Elvis fan was among the 150 people taking part in the annual Severn Bridge Walk, a five-mile excursion to raise funds for St David’s Foundation Hospice Care.

He was not the only one who stepped out in a fancy dress costume, as all sorts of weird and wonderful outfits were sported at the event.

Kris Broome, director of fundraising at St David’s Foundation Hospice Care, is delighted that everyone took part so

23 Apr 2010

Don a Sister Act-style fancy dress costume and do the Nun Run!

We don’t know what it is about nuns, but they have provided some very memorable examples of Halloween fancy dress costumes over the years.

However, if you want an excuse to dust yours off again or even try a nun’s habit for the first time, then you may have the perfect opportunity.

The producers of Sister Act the Musical have announced that there will be another Nun Run in London this May, following on from last year’s debut event.

Set to take place on May 2nd – Bank Holiday weekend – it’ll involve hundreds of nuns pounding

22 Apr 2010

Mum escorted out of Disneyland over Princess fancy dress fiasco

It may be famous as a place of wonder and merriment, but you’d better not venture into Disneyland Paris if you’re wearing a princess fancy dress costume.

Natasha Narula from Coventry found this out the hard way recently when she took her little girl Drew to the theme park and decided to dress up.

Admittedly, it wasn’t the best costume, given that it was made of an old charity shop wedding dress, but you’d have thought that staff would have given her full marks for effort.

Not so.

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