Today is the ideal day to wear a novelty fancy dress costume. It’s April 1st and a day upon which it is traditional to be wary of traps and tricks being played for April Fool’s day (or alternatively you might have a few jokes of your own up your sleeve, which you are hoping to bring to fruition). Unfortunately the uniqueness of the day has become somewhat lost as there are now many other occasions throughout the year where, for one reason or another, you have the chance to at least act or dress outlandishly, often for a good cause or for fund-raising purposes. Obviously, wherever possible, we at Props n Frocks will be pleased to help you with your charitable efforts and, using our own expertise in the field, may even be able to offer suggestions as to how you can develop your plans and maximise your impact – no kidding.
Meanwhile, on a different subject there’s a film out today which may be of interest to those of you girls who complain that action hero role models are scarce. ‘Sucker Punch’ gives you five! We have not seen the film, but we have heard a lot about it and seen the surreal trailers. Some ‘official costumes’ are in prospect, so stay tuned. On the wider matter of ‘equal opportunity costuming’, we are taking some time next week to examine aspects of the issue.