Category: Historical

Primary school pupils in Perth, Australia have unwittingly found themselves at the centre of a scandal after one of their classmates chose a somewhat inappropriate historical fancy dress costume for a recent event.

The nine and ten-year-olds had been asked to dress up as a well-known figure, but one decided upon Adolf Hitler.

To add insult to injury, the teachers decided his was the best costume and awarded him a prize!

After parents complained, they were forced to backtrack and apologise, but the head said he still


A teacher has revealed how he brings the history of art to life – by wearing historical fancy dress.

Neil McGregor, who works for Doncaster Council's museums service, told the South Yorkshire Star he often dresses up as the artists featured within his lessons, as it helps the pupils to remember things.

"In the past I've dressed up as Van Gogh, Monet and Turner," he commented.

This summer's theme is the impressionist Edgar Degas, which requires a Mr Benn-style bowler hat and suit as well as a beard.

However, Mr

Halloween Historical

If you're going along to watch The 39 Steps next month, you may wish to take along some historical fancy dress.

The play at the Criterion Theatre celebrates its fourth birthday on September 9th 2010 and is to host a vintage tea party to commemorate it.

You'll be able to sample cream cakes and tea-based cocktails in your spy-like fancy dress costumes, as well as watching the comical thriller in all your finery, according to Broadway World.

This could be the perfect event for people who like murder mystery nights, as it