04 May 2010

Pirate fancy dress event breaks world record

A swashbuckling team of people from Devon – including some who donned Jack Sparrow fancy dress – have managed to smash a Guinness World Record thanks to a pirate-themed event that took place over the bank holiday.

More than 1,700 men, women and children gathered in Brixham to try and take the title of the biggest ever gathering of pirates, which was previously held by Portland in the US.

And thanks to an array of eye patches, wooden legs and parrots, they beat the record by almost 250.

"I am thrilled

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

30 Apr 2010

World record attempt to feature fancy dress costumes

Buckinghamshire residents are to attempt to break a world record for the longest ever conga line while in superhero fancy dress costumes.

The Iain Rennie Hospice at Home is hoping that more than 1,000 people will turn out for the annual Goodnight Walk, which last year raised more than £100,000 for the charity.

Helen Mariner from the hospice said that as the event is all about having a good time, it makes sense to ask walkers to wear fancy dress costumes.

She told the Bucks Free Press: "We receive amazing support from the local communities in

29 Apr 2010

Garden centre staff to wash cars in fancy dress costumes

You might not expect to see staff wearing Iron Man fancy dress costumes if you’re spending a pleasant afternoon in the garden centre.

But that’s exactly what customers at Bridgemere Garden World in Crewe can expect this weekend.

Employees will be carrying out a charity car wash on the premises on Saturday and Sunday, while wearing fancy dress costumes.

All of the money raised will go towards Greenfingers, a national charity which creates nice gardens at children’s hospices.

Hope

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

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