20 Jul 2010

Comic-Con to welcome Star Wars fancy dress enthusiasts

San Diego’s annual Comic-Con is once again set to welcome a group of fundraisers in Star Wars fancy dress as part of its line-up.

The event takes place in California this coming weekend and 200 members of the 501st Legion are to make a special appearance in their sci-fi costumes.

All Star Wars enthusiasts, they travel all over the US to take part in parades, visit sick children in hospitals and generally spread happiness while dressed as various characters from the six movies.

Christi Ladnier, 42, told the Associated Press

09 Jul 2010

Kelly Brook sports Star Wars fancy dress for photoshoot

Kelly Brook has paid homage to Star Wars by donning Princess Leia fancy dress for a photoshoot.

The glamour model was posing for Total Film magazine ahead of her appearance in new flick Piranha 3D, which she has described as a B-movie full of "boobs, blood, gore and drama".

She sported a brown bikini with a metal trim as a tribute to the scene in Return of the Jedi in which Princess Leia is being held captive by Jabba the Hutt.

Brook even had her hair in the same glamorous updo as the

24 May 2010

Say ‘Happy Birthday Empire’ in Star Wars fancy dress

If you’ve got a costume party to go to over the bank holiday, then now could be the perfect opportunity to don that Yoda fancy dress outfit you’ve always dreamed of wearing.

This month marks the 30th birthday of Star Wars sequel The Empire Strikes Back – recently voted the best movie follow-up of all-time in a poll by LoveFilm – so Star Wars costumes are sure to be huge this summer.

As MovieFone points out, Empire is arguably the best of the entire saga thanks to its stunning visuals, dramatic plot and fab

06 May 2010

Inverness exhibition attracts scores of fancy dress costume fans

A museum in Inverness is achieving record visitor numbers thanks to a new exhibition which is appealing to fans of Star Wars fancy dress costumes and other sci-fi themes.

Invasion opened at Inverness Museum and Art Gallery at the beginning of this month and features a range of props and outfits from films like Star Wars, Alien, Mars Attacks and Predator, including Darth Vader costumes and other exciting pieces.

According to BBC News, some 300 people a day have been flocking to check out the event, which will go on until May 29th 2010.<br

30 Apr 2010

Fancy dress costumes to be showcased at Bestival

Isle of Wight-based music event Bestival is encouraging its attendees to spend the weekend in fantasy fancy dress costumes.

According to the Times newspaper, the Rob da Bank-curated music festival was one of the first to place an emphasis on fancy dress.

As a result, fancy dress costumers are a common sight at music festivals up and down the country.

However, it is not just the chance to wear fancy dress costumes all weekend which is appealing for people heading to Bestival.

The newspaper said: "The music is as loud and imaginative as

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