May the Fourth


May’s a good month if you’re looking for a chance to get into cheap fancy dress. First there’s May the Fourth when you can release your inner Jedi. Look out for lots of Princess Leia fancy dress outfits this year, in honour of Carrie Fisher who played the character and died in December 2016. But whether you’re a Darth Maul  or a Yoda, a Chewbacca or an Ewok, this is your chance to celebrate the film series in your own special way. And of course, Rogue One’s DVD release is giving the franchise a whole new lease of life.


Eurovision Fancy Dress


Between 9 -13 May 2017 those who love Eurovision will be able to indulge their passion! The annual event used to be slated for tackiness but these days its viewed as a bit of an opportunity to enjoy some of the simpler pleasures of life: reality TV, pop music, dressing up and singing along.


There’s two ways of approaching the Eurovision fancy dress party - one is the patriotic route, where you can choose a Union Jack minidress if you’re a Brit, some lederhosen if you’re backing the Swiss entry and so on, and the other way is to celebrate some of the great Eurovision winners: Lulu, Dana, Conchita Wurst and many more … and of course if there are four of you, dressing up as ABBA or Brotherhood of Man is also an option.


Plenty of bars will be offering live-screen Eurovision with themed cocktails and prizes for the best fancy dress, so practice your moves and learn your lyrics for maximum party fun!