Bond Fancy Dress Theme

Our fancy dress theme suggestion has to be 007 as out on general release later on this

Bond Costume Ideas

Use For Baron Samedi

week, tonight sees the Premiere of the long-awaited new James Bond film Skyfall, which will be attended by Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall in aid of ‘Secret Service’ Charities. Unlike the Queen’s earlier ‘movie’ moment at the Olympic Opening Ceremony we don’t expect to see them arriving at the venue by jumping out of a helicopter.  However, from our perspective what will be interesting is whether there will be any costume opportunities, aside from the obvious dinner suit and evening gowns. We are not holding our breath as in recent years the Bond films have taken themselves more seriously than in the heady day of the Seventies, but no matter – here at Props & Frocks we are working on some different ideas on the Bond theme for the Skyfall release date on Friday.

James Bond, or 007, remains one of the most popular fancy dress themes, but it causes people a hard time with their costumes.

Here at Props  Frocks, we have looked at all the Bond movies and have come up with lots of James Bond Costume Ideas that you may not have thought about. This list should grow once we have had a chance to look at Skyfall as well – watch this space!

Bond Costume Ideas

Bond Costume Ideas

Bond Fancy Dress Ideas

Use for Baron Samedi

 

Today’s the 85th birthday of Roger Moore, who was born in 1927. Despite his early success with TV series’ such as Ivanhoe and The Saint (and some will remember him teamed with Tony Curtis in ‘The Persuaders’), he is probably now best remembered for his stint as James Bond in the films from ‘Live and Let Die’ in 1973 to ‘A View to a Kill’ in 1985. As you might have noticed (and we have mentioned) this is a bit of a Bond-orientated month, with the 50th anniversary of the films back on the 5th (along with International James Bond Day) and the new movie ‘Skyfall’ released on the 26th. Prior to this, there have been special Bond exhibitions, an online auction of Bond memorabilia (which finished last week) and the makers of Monopoly have created a special Bond edition. What better excuse for a Bond party? Here are some of our Bond Fancy Dress Ideas

  • Acrobat – in Octopussy. Wear a leotard, top hat and tails. Other circus acts in this film include Clowns
  • Baron Samedi – in Live & Let Die – we find many people take our Grave Groom costume for this character
  • Carnival Go-er – in Moonraker – wear Salsa costumes, bikinis
  • Chinese/Asian Coolie – Tomorrow Never Dies – Coolie costume
  • Egyptian Belly Dancer – features in the Man With The Golden Gun & The Spy Who Loved Me – wear a standard Belly dancer costume
  • Ernst Blofeld – features in You Only Live Twice, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Diamonds Are Forever – wear a grey Nehru suit, bald head and eye scar. Similar to a Dr. Evil Costume
  • Frogman – in Goldfinger and Thunderball – wear a Diver’s costume
  • Geisha – You Only Live Twice – standard Geisha costume, wig and makeup
  • Gypsy Dancer – features in From Russia With Love – gypsy blouse, headdress, sash & skirt.
  • Jenny Flex – A View To a Kill – wears a riding jacket, jodhpurs, riding boots and carries a whip
  • Sheik – The Spy Who Loved Me – wear a standard Sheik Costume
  • Astronaut – You Only Live Twice & Moonraker
  • Martial arts Man – Moonraker – wear a black Ninja Costume
  • Wai Lin – Tomorrow Never Dies – Combat Fatigues
  • Soul Brother – Live & let Die – wear a black Pimp suit and afro wig

James Bond Costume Theme

Celebrate 50 years of James Bond with a James Bond Fancy Dressparty.

Astronaut Fancy Dress

Astronaut Costume – Moonraker

Today we officially mark 50 years of James Bond films because, as we mentioned last week, 5th October 1962 saw the UK premiere of the first James Bond film ‘Dr No’. Starring an ex-milkman who had been previously seen in a Disney leprechaun movie – ‘Darby O’Gill and The Little People’ – and ‘The Longest Day’, the film had nothing of the big budgets we associate with Bond today, but it made an impact. The scene where Honey Ryder (Ursula Andress – the first Bond Girl) emerges from the sea in her white swimsuit is still voted one of the sexiest moments on film (and it was ‘channelled’ by Halle Berry in the later ‘Die Another Day’ – the 21st Bond which contained several other homages to the films that had gone before). The anniversary is being marked in a number of ways – a ‘costume’ exhibition at the Barbican, London; A display of the cars and other vehicles seen in the films in ‘Bond in Motion’ at Beaulieu, Hampshire and the release of the latest film – Skyfall – at the end of the month. The Bond theme has been a curiously enduring one over the years, and this anniversary might increase the enthusiasm. Needless to say, we’ll be rising to the challenge!

Here are just some of our James Bond Costume Ideas

  • Acrobat – in Octopussy. Wear a leotard, top hat and tails. Other circus acts in this film include Clowns
  • Baron Samedi – in Live & Let Die – we find many people take our Grave Groom costume for this character
  • Carnival Go-er – in Moonraker – wear Salsa costumes, bikinis
  • Chinese/Asian Coolie – Tomorrow Never Dies – Coolie costume
  • Egyptian Belly Dancer – features in the Man With The Golden Gun & The Spy Who Loved Me – wear a standard Belly dancer costume
  • Ernst Blofeld – features in You Only Live Twice, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Diamonds Are Forever – wear a grey Nehru suit, bald head and eye scar. Similar to a Dr. Evil Costume
  • Frogman – in Goldfinger and Thunderball – wear a Diver’s costume
  • Geisha – You Only Live Twice – standard Geisha costume, wig and makeup
  • Gypsy Dancer – features in From Russia With Love – gypsy blouse, headdress, sash & skirt.
  • Jenny Flex – A View To a Kill – wears a riding jacket, jodhpurs, riding boots and carries a whip
  • Sheik – The Spy Who Loved Me – wear a standard Sheik Costume
  • Astronaut – You Only Live Twice & Moonraker
  • Martial arts Man – Moonraker – wear a black Ninja Costume
  • Wai Lin – Tomorrow Never Dies – Combat Fatigues
  • Soul Brother – Live & let Die – wear a black Pimp suit and afro wig

James Bond Dies!!!

James Bond Dies – Or does he?

James Bond Costume Ideas

Tuxedo Morphsuit – a modern approach to a Bond Costume

Celebrating 50 years of James Bond, the latest movie Skyfall, starring Daniel Craig as our eponymous hero is out on general release in the UK in one month’s time. This movie, probably more than any other James Bond one has attracted much attention, but possibly not for the right reasons.

However, next week on the 5th October, (1962, i.e. 50 years ago) the very first James Bond film was premiered in the UK. It starred Sean Connery, with Ursula Andress as the female interest.

In the words of Rolf Harris “Can you guess what it is yet?”

No?

Well, try putting Dr first.

Yes, you’ve got it.

Dr No.

We often have enquiries for James Bond parties and if you are thinking of holding one, why not have a look at some of the ideas for a James Bond theme? It doesn’t all have to be about safe options such as tuxedos and glamorous dresses.

Here are just some of our James Bond Costume Ideas

  • Acrobat – in Octopussy. Wear a leotard, top hat and tails. Other circus acts in this film include Clowns
  • Baron Samedi – in Live & Let Die – we find many people take our Grave Groom costume for this character
  • Carnival Go-er – in Moonraker – wear Salsa costumes, bikinis
  • Chinese/Asian Coolie – Tomorrow Never Dies – Coolie costume
  • Egyptian Belly Dancer – features in the Man With The Golden Gun & The Spy Who Loved Me – wear a standard Belly dancer costume
  • Ernst Blofeld – features in You Only Live Twice, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Diamonds Are Forever – wear a grey Nehru suit, bald head and eye scar. Similar to a Dr. Evil Costume
  • Frogman – in Goldfinger and Thunderball – wear a Diver’s costume
  • Geisha – You Only Live Twice – standard Geisha costume, wig and makeup
  • Gypsy Dancer – features in From Russia With Love – gypsy blouse, headdress, sash & skirt.
  • Jenny Flex – A View To a Kill – wears a riding jacket, jodhpurs, riding boots and carries a whip
  • Sheik – The Spy Who Loved Me – wear a standard Sheik Costume
  • Astronaut – You Only Live Twice & Moonraker
  • Martial arts Man – Moonraker – wear a black Ninja Costume
  • Wai Lin – Tomorrow Never Dies – Combat Fatigues
  • Soul Brother – Live & let Die – wear a black Pimp suit and afro wig

Bond Fancy Dress Theme

It’s time to be shaken, not stirred by our Bond Costume theme.Bond Costume Ideas

Because it is the anniversary of Ian Fleming’s birth today, in 1908, we thought we would look at themes related to his work. Most obviously, of course, we have James Bond, a theme which regularly crops up as a seemingly glamorous option, until the guys find that tuxedos are not as easy to come by as they thought (but check out the tuxedo Morphsuit!), and the girls feel they would like to be something a little better than arm-candy in a cocktail dress. Here at Props & Frocks, we have solved this problem with a helpful information page within this site, which gives a range of Bond-related costume suggestions to suit almost all tastes. Of course there is a new Bond film, Skyfall, scheduled for the end of this year, but it would be fair to say that the recent films have offered fewer costuming opportunities, than their predecessors of the 1960s & 70s. On the other hand, Fleming’s more specialist fantasy work ‘Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang’ about a flying racing car offers some interesting characters, from the devious Child Catcher to the many guises of the heroine Truly Scrumptious.

A Bond Fancy Dress Theme

Today’s fancy dress theme is ‘Bond’. We have decided upon this costume theme today as 85 years Shark Costume - Makes an appearance in Thunderball & live & Let Die ago on January 13th, the writer Michael Bond was born. Coincidentally, as we were mentioning Paddington in connection with our Underground theme earlier this week, he is, of course, best known for his creation ‘Paddington’, the Peruvian bear who was found at that station.

A Teddy Bear’s picnic might be a little limiting as a theme, but a Children’s Favourites party could certainly be mooted. For those who think that might be a bit childish (in the words of Scrooge – “Bah, humbug!), a more adult party could be on the cards with “The name’s Bond, … Bond”.  Naturally, the obvious choice would be James, but for those who like to be more creative, other options could be Brooke Bond (PG Tips Monkey) or Basildon Bond (envelope? town? or a well known fox combined with a teacher’s gown?).  We’re not too sure how you would depict Bond Street, which could be an interesting challenge!

We know our customers are very resourceful, but if you are short of time and don’t want to spend hours coming up with a fun idea, then why not let us help you out?

We are in the process of developing a new information page for Bond Movie costumes as we often have people come into the fancy dress shop and are not too sure as to what they can go dressed up in. Well, there are actually lots of costumes suggestions, we will list a few that you may not have thought of below, but we will keep you informed when our information page is ready for you to use for complete Bond costume inspiration.

  • Acrobat – in Octopussy. Wear a leotard, top hat and tails. Other circus acts in this filmBelly Dancer - appearance in The Man With The Golden Gun & The Spy Who Loved Me include Clowns
  • Baron Samedi – in Live & Let Die – we find many people take our Grave Groom costume for this character
  • Carnival Go-er – in Moonraker – wear Salsa costumes, bikinis
  • Chinese/Asian Coolie – Tomorrow Never Dies – Coolie costume
  • Egyptian Belly Dancer – features in the Man With The Golden Gun & The Spy Who Loved Me – wear a standard Belly dancer costume
  • Ernst Blofeld – features in You Only Live Twice, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Diamonds Are Forever – wear a grey Nehru suit, bald head and eye scar. Similar to a Dr. Evil Costume
  • Frogman – in Goldfinger and Thunderball – wear a Diver’s costume
  • Geisha – You Only Live Twice – standard Geisha costume, wig and makeup
  • Gypsy Dancer – features in From Russia With Love – gypsy blouse, headdress, sash & skirt.
  • Jenny Flex – A View To a Kill – wears a riding jacket, jodhpurs, riding boots and carries a whip
  • Sheik – The Spy Who Loved Me – wear a standard Sheik Costume
  • Astronaut – You Only Live Twice & Moonraker
  • Martial arts Man – Moonraker – wear a black Ninja Costume
  • Wai Lin – Tomorrow Never Dies – Combat Fatigues
  • Soul Brother – Live & let Die – wear a black Pimp suit and afro wig