23 Feb 2011

Pancake Day sees racers in fun fancy dress

There's always an excuse to wear fun fancy dress and Pancake Day is one of them.

Bracknell residents are likely to agree as many of them will be slipping on their favourite costumes to take part in this year's Pancake Race on Shrove Tuesday (March 8th 2011).

The event will take place in Bracknell town centre and it will involve participants taking part in a relay race carrying a pancake in a frying pan and flipping it at the start and finish lines.

Organisers have encouraged runners to wear funny costumes, such as <a

04 Feb 2011

Karen Gillan dons pirate fancy dress for Doctor Who

Karen Gillan has been spotted wearing pirate fancy dress as she filmed scenes for a new episode of Doctor Who.

The 23-year-old – who plays the Time Lord's assistant Amy Pond – donned a swashbuckling outfit on location in Cornwall to film for series six of the popular BBC programme.

It appeared as though a host of seadogs had taken her and the Doctor hostage in the story, but Amy manages to break free and swing across the set, which happens to be a huge wooden ship.

From the action going on, the cutlass-brandishing assistant appears to save the day

09 Dec 2010

Celebs and royals check out pirate fancy dress at City firm’s charity day

A host of celebrities and even part of the Royal family headed out to see the pirate fancy dress on show at a City trading firm's charity day this week.

Employees at ICAP worked for free and donned costumes to help raise money for good causes yesterday (December 8th 2010), with Prince Charles and Prince William among those taking part.

The heirs to the throne even manned the phones at one stage in order to close a £14 billion deal with a foreign exchange company.

Other outfits sported by the kind-hearted staff included <a

22 Oct 2010

Historical fancy dress ‘is still really popular’

Historical fancy dress is still a favourite among people heading to costume parties, one expert has said.

Voirrey McDonald, who does 1940s reenactments and also owns a vintage clothing store, told the Huddersfield Examiner that people seem to especially like dressing up in costumes from the World War II era.

She explained that men like wearing 1940s Army fancy dress, while women like the glamorous outfits too.

"Quite often people will choose a

11 Oct 2010

Johnny Depp visits London school in pirates fancy dress

Hollywood superstar Johnny Depp has made the wishes of a little girl from London come true after visiting her school in pirates fancy dress.

The actor made a surprise visit to the Meridian primary school in Greenwich kitted out as his iconic character Captain Jack Sparrow, while taking a break from filming the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean movie, On Stranger Tides, at the Royal Naval College.

Depp put in an appearance after receiving a letter from nine-year-old Beatrice Delap, a student of the school, who had written to the star asking for Captain Jack's help in staging a mutiny against the teachers.

During a

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