Stars in fancy dress


We might not have the cash that Jonathan Ross has, and he certainly knows how to throw a Halloween fancy dress party, but we bet the Cheap Fancy Dress customers had just as good a time as his celebrity guests. From David Walliams to Claudia Schiffer, from Gok Wan as the scariest clown ever, through to Konnie Huq in a very un-Blue Peter costume with a hatchet through her head, we couldn’t help spotting our favourite stars.


Because we love to see a good fancy dress costume, we really browsed over the paparazzi pictures of Jonathan Ross and his guests and the one that really surprised us was Jimmy Carr! Not sure how much time he put into his preparations, but he was totally unrecognisable as Hannibal Lecter … not the way we usually think about this cuddly TV host at all!  Still, having taken a good look at his costume, we think we could have saved him a mint - our Hannibal Lecter straitjacket and mask are a snip, and look just as scary as his bespoke fancy dress costume.


Top themes for 2016 Christmas parties


One thing we’ve noticed now Halloween is over is that people are clearly planning their Christmas and New Year Fancy Dress balls already and two key themes are emerging. One is Frozen themed Fancy Dress, which is proving to be a runaway success this year, so if you’re aiming to be Anna, Elsa or Olaf, you need to get your order in early.


The other big theme this year seems to be colour themed parties - lots of ‘black and white’ balls or ‘red or dead’ parties appear to be on the cards this year, so if you’re looking for something a little different for a colour themed party, we recommend looking out for coloured contact lenses to add the final finishing touch to your party gear! If you want to be controversial (and there’s always somebody who does) and not wear the ‘right’ colour for a colour themed party, one way around it is to invest in a multicolour costume such as a rainbow or hula dancer with floral garland, that way at least part of your fancy dress will be the right shade!