Props & Frocks -THE fancy dress experts
With just under a week to go to this year’s Children in Need, this weekend might be a good time to finalise your fundraising arrangements (or, if you are caught up with the mood of the moment, quickly work up some fundraising ideas to contribute to this worth cause). Props & Frocks supports many charities and is happy to offer a 10% discount code for any of you participating in this year’s events. Just drop us an email and we will get back to you with the relevant discount code that you can use on any of our fancy dress costumes and costume accessories
In the meantime, today we say Happy Birthday to Hugh Bonneville. He is one of those actors of great versatility, who crops up in all manner of roles. He is currently probably best known for being the Earl of Grantham in Downton Abbey, and as Ian Fletcher, the head of the Games Organising Committee in the Olympics spoof ‘Twenty-Twelve’. Following our comments earlier this week, it is probably true to say that TV programmes do not create as much demand for costumes as movies, but with the enthusiasm for the Downton programme (and similar ‘historical’ dramas) we do tend to notice an upturn in interest in the periods portrayed. Strangely, with the possible exception of the Victorians, few people seem interested in portraying the lower and servant classes of the relevant eras, even if the demand for French Maid outfits seems constant, come what may!
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Prior to December, one of November’s seasonal rituals is the fundraising activity known as BBC’s Children in Need. In case you have missed the memo (or the BBC adverts), this year it is being held on Friday November 16th. Here at Props & Frocks we regularly receive bizarre requests, and none more so when people need fun costumes and/or accessories for charity fundraising. We are keen to support both local and national charity events, but as we have mentioned on previous occasions, at the end of the day we are in business (and wish to remain so) so we do not usually offer costumes for free, no matter how good the cause. That said, we are always happy to work on mutually satisfactory arrangements – come and discuss your plans, the earlier the better.
It’s that time of year again when people don novelty costumes, wigs and accessories all in the name of Children in Need. Children In Need fundraising does continue all year, & Props & Frocks is proud to support this worthwhile cause with a discount code to use for your fundraising costumes & accessories – just put this code in during the cart process CIN11
We know that when it comes to routes to good costuming, we like to think that the only way is us here in Essex. Unfortunately someone’s already nicked that title for something else (although we are working on our own tele-visual riposte). In the meantime something that turned up in a recent episode of TOWIE has raised some interest: This is the animal-themed party featuring a selection of interesting face/body-painting creations. Nothing too full-on, just some minimalist designs to complement the animal print outfits (most of them normal street/club separates) being worn.
Now it would be naïve to think that the painted designs were the work of the Bright Young Things themselves – so far we know of about five face-paint artists who claim to have been involved – but what the episode did highlight was the simplicity with you can create impressive results using the new generation of face-paint stencils. These have been widely used by professional body-paint artists for years to get uniformity of repeat designs such as scales or big-cat markings, and to cover a large skin area quickly using an air-brush, but as always, a good idea has ‘trickled down’ to become available for the wider face-paint market. Take a look at our wide range of face paints to use for a wide range of fancy dress outfits.
But, whether you are going the whole hog today and showing your spots (or stripes or whatever), or just adopting a minimalist approach, we hope you have fun and raise lots of money for this worthy cause.
Have you sorted out your fundraising costumes & accessories for this year’s Children In Need Appeal?
With this year’s Children in Need just over a week away (November 18th for those of you who’ve missed the publicity), we thought it would be a good idea to highlight some of our fantastic range of fun costumes to dress up in. Whether you choose to be a animal or a favourite cartoon character or perhaps you would like to be a superhero, we have costumes for all shapes and sizes. As this year it is all about the spots why not take a look at some of our spotty outfits, including our 1950s and 1980s polka dot fashions? At Props n Frocks we stock both adult and children’s costumes for both hire and sale, so whatever type of fundraising you choose, we have a costume for you.
As we know, dressing up has been proven to raise more money, so Props & Frocks is pleased to be able to offer a Discount Voucher Code that will give you an additional 10% OFF. Online customers, just CIN11 during the cart process to get your discount. If you are visiting the shop, in Battlesbridge, just print out this blog post and hand it over before you start your transaction at the till.
Please Note: Discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer