18 May 2011

Doncaster Museum hosts fancy dress exhibition

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Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery is hosting a new fancy dress exhibition that covers everything from Medieval deer costumes to contemporary hedgehog getup.

The Worn to be Wild exhibition, which is the brainchild of designer Kate Plumtree, was inspired by the wildlife of Britain – particularly the country's unique array of rare birds and mammals.

A total of 17 animal fancy dress costumes have been created specifically for the show – each one based on the traits of a different

18 May 2011

Johnny Depp’s pirate costume ‘not fit for unfurling sails’

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Johnny Depp was on the cover of Entertainment Weekly recently, promoting the latest instalment of Pirates of the Carribean – which, let's face it, is a massive fancy dress fest.

The A-list actor went into considerable depth when discussing his authentic pirate fancy dress costume with a journalist from the publication.

However, Pirates Magazine editor Dave Nichols read the article and contacted Entertainment Weekly to inform the publication's readers that Depp failed to

17 May 2011

Fancy dress is high on the agenda as BBC opens festival season

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The BBC's Big Weekend was arguably the first major, national music festival in the 2011 calendar and, with many revellers sporting entertaining costumes for the duration, it is clear that fancy dress will play a hugely important role in defining outdoor music events throughout the year.

Whether in animal fancy dressed or sporting the costume of their favourite superheroes, festival-goers have long had a passionate love affair with unusual attire.

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16 May 2011

Clark Kent finally dons Superman costume

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When Smallville hit TV screens many years ago, the writers of the show claimed that the young Clark Kent would be unlike any previous incarnation of Superman's real-world alter-ego.

But, after a decade on our screens, it looks like the creators of the show have had to go back on their pledge to steer clear of caped-flight and lycra.

Last week, US fans of Smallville saw the slightly-nerdy news reporter don the classic blue and red Superman costume for the first time in

13 May 2011

Ex-Footballer completes London Marathon in fancy dress – at last

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If you thought that the London Marathon was done-and-dusted a month ago – you are sadly mistaken. Ex-footballer Lloyd Scott has just finished the race – after starting it 26 days ago – travelling on a giant sled while dressed as Brian the Snail from the Magic Roundabout.

Mr Scott completed just over a mile a day – spending eight hours each day in the fancy dress costume.

But the feat was no stroll in the park, as Mr Scott suffered constant cramps, vomiting and

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