25 Apr 2010

Runner in superhero fancy dress costume breaks marathon record

People wearing superhero fancy dress costumes are just as capable of superhuman feats as the characters they emulate, judging by Sunday’s London Marathon.

Jill Christie, a police officer from Brentford, pulled on a Supergirl fancy dress costume in order to set a world record on the streets of the capital.

She finished the race in an impressive time of three hours, eight minutes and 55 seconds in order to become the fastest

25 Apr 2010

J.Lo dons a Marilyn Monroe fancy dress costume to say Happy Birthday

We have a sneaking suspicion that many of the people hiring Marilyn Monroe wigs and costumes are men.

However, there’s at least one woman who enjoys dressing up as the screen goddess – Jennifer Lopez.

J.Lo recently showed just how good a Marilyn Monroe costume can look on the right person by slipping into one to give US chat show host George Lopez a very special surprise for his birthday.

Wearing a white dress and Marilyn Monroe wig, she serenaded the host with a version of Happy Birthday in a

23 Apr 2010

Spiderman voted best superhero costume

If you’re going to an event that requires you to dress up as someone from the silver screen, then you can’t go wrong with Spiderman fancy dress costumes.

That’s because the experts at ScreenRant.com have voted Spidey as the best superhero outfit ever, even with stiff competition from the likes of Superman.

The Webbed One pipped Iron Man and Superman into second and third places, while The Watchmen came third (really?).

Hellboy and poor old Batman could only watch from their secret hideaways

23 Apr 2010

Don a Sister Act-style fancy dress costume and do the Nun Run!

We don’t know what it is about nuns, but they have provided some very memorable examples of Halloween fancy dress costumes over the years.

However, if you want an excuse to dust yours off again or even try a nun’s habit for the first time, then you may have the perfect opportunity.

The producers of Sister Act the Musical have announced that there will be another Nun Run in London this May, following on from last year’s debut event.

Set to take place on May 2nd – Bank Holiday weekend – it’ll involve hundreds of nuns pounding

22 Apr 2010

Mum escorted out of Disneyland over Princess fancy dress fiasco

It may be famous as a place of wonder and merriment, but you’d better not venture into Disneyland Paris if you’re wearing a princess fancy dress costume.

Natasha Narula from Coventry found this out the hard way recently when she took her little girl Drew to the theme park and decided to dress up.

Admittedly, it wasn’t the best costume, given that it was made of an old charity shop wedding dress, but you’d have thought that staff would have given her full marks for effort.

Not so.

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