Monday, 28 March 2011

Superhero Costumes

Save the world as a Superhero - maybe Superman or Superwoman... there is no doubt that this is a Super theme! The Superhero theme is enduringly popular, often with the addition of Villains, to give the guests even more to choose from. We thought we'd blog one at a time because there is an insane amount of ideas on each!

Wonderwoman is always a popular choice, and looks particularly amazing when teamed with the right boots. If ever there was a costume that was made better with the addition of accessories, it was the Wonderwoman costume with boots.

These shoes are comfortable and give your outfit that extra 'KAPOOOW'!

Classic Superhero Stylin'
Superman and Superwoman are also great for a Superhero theme and is an easy set of costumes to go in as a couple.
Watchout for that Kryptonite!
Be brave and show your stomach or play it safe in one of the more conservative costumes.

Then there's the classic Cat woman, Batman, Batwoman, Robin, Spider man or X-men costumes. It's hard to beat an old school Marvel or DC Comic

Save the Day in classic grey!  
Catwoman - crime fighting fun.

But whilst the perviously mentioned Superheroes are the most popular picks, they are far from your only options. You could remix the theme a bit as Buzz Light-year, Mr/Mrs Incredible, a Ghostbuster, Zorro, Storm from X-men or V for Vendetta.
Mum Mrs Incredible comes to the rescue

Perhaps you could pick up a few old school Marvel/DC comics to have lying around the room.

As for decorations, you could have different parts of your house decorated to different Superheroes themes - for example maybe you could transform your bathroom/garage into the Lair in Batman - a few cardboard cutouts of bats, some 'spiderweb' in the corners, maybe a mask here or there... A red, blue and yellow theme could be good for the main area as it is typical of Superman, Superwoman and even Wonderwoman - the colour combination just screams superhero! Add streamers, superhero logo cut-outs (think the S for Superman), coloured balloons, and maybe cut out some big yellow bits of cardboard to make the classic comic 'POW!' signs. You could even tie the food in with the colour theme (Jaffas, Blue Jelly, Chips, Strawberries, Blueberries, Watermelon...). Another idea would be to ice some muffins with various superhero symbols.

Buzz - he's so hot right now!

The superhero theme is lots of fun. As Buzz Lightyear would say, 'Too infinity and beyond!'

Friday, 18 March 2011

Disney Fun!

Disney is one of our favourite party themes here at Costume Direct! Remember Belle's enchanting golden gown from Beauty and the Beast, or Buzz Lightyear's space-age gear from Toy Story. So much fun and so much to work with! Here are a few ideas to get you inspired for your next Disney party!

Romp the streets like Aladdin and maybe you'll find a Princess!

To infinity and beyond! Buzz Lightyear's vest flashes like a real space cadet!

Scare them away as Cruella de Ville from 101 Dalmations. Be sure not to wear real fur though!

Live the live of arabian Princess Jasmine!

Try to please boyfriend Mickey as sweet little Minnie Mouse!

Be the leader of the pack as Mickey Mouse!

Fall in love with John Smith and live a life of adventure as Pocahontas!

Bite the shiny red apple and be kissed by a handsome Prince as Snow White!

Float about the skies as Peter Pan's personal fairy. Clap your hands if you believe!
"If you don't eat with me, you don't eat at all!" Have fun as bad tempered Beast!

Try to please the beast as the gentle natured Belle!
All of these costumes and more are available from Costume Direct
Have fun planning other elements of the party, here are some tips for food and cakes!

Check out these amazing cakepops from Bakerella

So cute and easy to make! find the recipes here

You could even get these crazy disney plates for your guests to keep and take home afterwards!

So cute!

Wowwww now this is amazing!

You can even buy some disney food, check this out
Just add milk and cook over the stove, perfect no fuss!

You could even play disney music, line up your favourite youtube clips if you don't have any soundtracks. This is our fave!

Have fun with your disney party! Hope these tips are helpful!

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Monday, 14 March 2011

Our Costume Direct Blogging Debut!

We are Costume Direct and we've been helping adults and kids find the perfect costume for that next party or event for almost a year. We thought it was time to start a blog full of fancy dress ideas, tips, anecdotes and inspiration.

We'd love to have you join us as we set out on our costume blogging adventure.