Today is a chance to become someone who you’ve always wanted to be with our ‘Alter Ego’ Fancy dress theme. If we are being honest, every time you wear a fancy dress outfit, you are becoming an ‘alter ego’. It is really interesting how just be dressing up as someone, or something else, your inhibitions fall away and even the most shy person becomes someone else for a short time. A lot of our very famous actors are actually very shy, which can be difficult to understand.
With the choices of voice overs (see further down this post) you have the chance to dress up anything you want to with this costume theme. One of the easiest ways to be someone famous, and keep to a very small budget is to wear one of our famous people masks. We stock over 50 various famous people cardboard masks so whatever your age, likes or dislikes, we’ll have a cheap famous person mask that will be suitable for you.
Today in 1989 Mel Blanc passed away. Like radio personalities, you might not know the name but you would certainly recognise his work – he was most famous for being the voice behind numerous cartoon characters such as Bugs Bunny and Tweety Pie. Unfortunately, such specialist voice artists are becoming a rare breed as there has been an increasing inclination to have celebrities doing the voices in animations and cartoons. Some trace this trend back to when Disney gave Robin Williams the chance to voice the Genie in their animation of the Aladdin story, and his ad-lib wise-cracking was such that it helped contribute to the film’s success.
These days almost every A-lister (and others) have had a go – it is well-paid work requiring little rehearsal and no messing with costume and make-up, and their name helps sell the film. It also leads to some interesting potential when it comes to off-the-wall portrayal of film stars at Movie theme parties. Tom Hanks and Tim Allen as Woody and Buzz from Toy Story are well enough known but what about John Travolta as a film-star Dog (Bolt), Angelina Jolie as a Tigress (Kung Fu Panda), or Johnny Depp as a Chameleon (Rango)? It even works with some musical/pop stars, Katy Perry as Smurfette (The Smurfs) and Ozzy Osbourne as Fawn (Gnomeo & Juliet). Our suggested theme of the day is ‘Alter-ego’.