Today we give you Cult Films as our fancy dress theme. Well, it’s time to get a bit highbrow as we celebrate the work of two film directors, whose films have produced some memorable characters (even if not all of them have been immortalised in costume!). Firstly, we have Blake Edwards who was born this day in 1922. He is probably best known for his comedies, some featuring his wife Julie Andrews, but many showcasing the talents of Peter Sellers, notably the Pink Panther series in which Sellers played Inspector Clouseau.
The Pink Panther (originally the name of a diamond but also a cartoon character in the film titles) took on a life of his own. Edwards also brought us ‘The Great Race’, from whose characters The Great Leslie (Tony Curtis) and Professor Fate (Jack Lemmon), the Wacky Races cartoon series was apparently developed.
On the more serious side, today in 1928 Stanley Kubrick was born. Kubrick believed in quality not quantity and was famed for his meticulous attention to detail in his pictures. These included ‘Spartacus’, ‘Dr. Strangelove’, ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ and ‘A Clockwork Orange’. We sometimes get requests for Alex de Large, the anti-hero of Clockwork Orange, but there is often a dispute as to who’s going to be Spartacus. Kubrick also did wonders for the Venetian mask market thanks to some of the surreal scenes in ‘Eyes Wide Shut’. Our theme of the day is ‘Cult Film Characters’.
Here are just some of our costume ideas for Cult films…
- The Rocky Horror Picture Show – we stock the full range of licensed Rocky Horror Costumes
- The Pink Panther
- Star Trek
- A Clockwork Orange
- Quadrophenia – 60s costumes
- Texas Chainsaw Massacre
- Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory
- The Sound Of Music
- Evil Dead – bring out those Zombie Costumes again
- Blues Brothers
- Planet Of The Apes
- Ben Hur
The word ‘cult’ has different meaning to different people, so we have tried to stick with a list that doesn’t just rely on the more mainstream types of film that you all know, and if you feel that they are in fact a ‘cult’ then please go ahead and dress up as a character in one of them. If you need more great film costume ideas, check out our website selection.
Have you other ideas as to what Cult films should be on our list – why not drop us a line so we can add them on?