28 Jan 2011

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Plucky mum to run fourth marathon – in fun fancy dress

A brave cancer survivor is to this year run her fourth marathon – and she is hoping to raise money by sporting fun fancy dress as she does it.

Tina Grist, 39, will be taking part in the 2011 London Marathon again, but she has also completed the Paris version of the event in the past, the Burton Mail reports.

The April race will mark three years since she was first diagnosed with ovarian cancer, but she is now in remission and wants to raise money for the Burton CT Scanner Appeal.

Ms Grist has revealed she will be wearing Dorothy from the <a

26 Jan 2011

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Fun fancy dress set to help kids get fit

A fun fancy dress event is set to encourage children and their parents to get fit by doing more walking.

On Friday (January 28th 2011), pupils at Alderman Leach Primary School in Darlington are to help launch the Great Swapathon, the Northern Echo reports.

This is an initiative organised by NHS Change4Life and aims to get people to make little changes to their daily routine in order to make them healthier.

As part of the programme, pupils will be asked to walk to school for just one day this week, providing the added bonus that the school will be almost

19 Jan 2011

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Loose Women sport fun fancy dress for National TV Awards votes

People of a nervous disposition may wish to avoid them, but photographs have been released of the Loose Women in fun fancy dress to drum up votes for the National Television Awards.

According to the Mirror, they are up for best topical magazine show and decided to get in costume to generate a little extra publicity.

Carol McGiffin wore a Lady Gaga costume similar to the one the pop star wore in her Telephone video, while Coleen Nolan became Vicky Pollard.

Meanwhile, Denise Welch did her best to emulate Cheryl Cole and Sherrie Hewson wore <a

17 Jan 2011

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Eliza Doolittle: I love fun fancy dress

Pop star Eliza Doolittle has revealed she loves wearing fun fancy dress to have a bit of a laugh.

The Skinny Genes singer told the Guardian that she has been a fan of costumes since she was little, when she used to emulate the groups in the charts.

"As kids, my friends and I would dress up as the Spice Girls – Posh Spice was my favourite … I enjoy the element of theatre when it comes to fancy dress," she commented.

Doolittle added that she likes to keep an eye on Lady Gaga when it comes to outrageous outfits, as she finds it fun to see

14 Jan 2011

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Gwen Stefani: I love wearing fun fancy dress

Gwen Stefani has said she loves getting the opportunity to wear fun fancy dress as part of her career.

The former No Doubt frontwoman was signed up this week as a new face for L'Oreal Paris, joining the likes of Eva Longoria and Beyonce Knowles to promote the brand's beauty products.

She said she can't wait to begin and is especially looking forward to the costumes.

"I can't believe I get to be one of the L'Oreal Paris girls. I love playing dress up, on stage or shooting videos, it's always been one of my favorite parts of

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