As regular readers will know, all of us at Props & Frocks fancy dress live in another world where seeing people dressed up in various costumes is perfectly normal. However, we can see that from an outsiders point of view, hearing someone say ‘ can I try the head of the elephant on’ is a tiny bit weird. So we thought of having a nonsense fancy dress theme today would be appropriate. When you think about it it, a lot of our fancy dress costumes are nonsense, I mean where do you see an adult sized Monkey walking down the road having a conversation with a long dead Elvis? You see we do live in a strange world!
This costume theme could be really funny, here are some of our Nonsense Costume Ideas:
- Dead Icons including; Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, Michael Jackson, Amy Whinehouse etc… why not take a look at some of our Dead Icon costumes?
- Superheroes – Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Silk Spectre – we have a very large selection of superhero costumes
- Fantasy costumes, including; Fairies, Dracula, Frankenstein, Werewolves & Aliens
- Ride on costumes, we stock ride on Emus, Horses, & Dragons
We were mentioning Oxford’s Alice Day yesterday and today they are staging a caucus race For those of you who don’t know what this is, we thought we would take a few moments to enlighten you.
It has American origins (weren’t we noting earlier in the week how Americanisms are getting everywhere?) and has to do with the way several committees meet to choose political candidates for elections. Lewis Carroll was so unimpressed with this supposedly democratic but weak system of selection that in the Alice book he satirised it with a somewhat pointless race. The event was presided over by a dodo, with everyone running in circles and when they stopped, all were declared winners and given prizes. So now you know. In the meantime, needless to say, when it comes to the race for costume prizes, our customers will always be winners.