05 May 2010

Children’s fancy dress costumes help towards charity fundraising

Pupils at a school in Hounslow have been helping to raise money for a hospital by donning Peter Pan costumes for a record attempt.

The youngsters dressed up as Peter Pan recently as part of an attempt to smash a Guinness World Record for the highest number of people dressed as the character, the Hounslow Chronicle reports.

Schools all over the country took part simultaneously, meaning they can pool their numbers in order to break the current record.

Not only this, but the

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

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

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