Today’s fancy dress ‘Here Come The Girls! is all about having fun!
Here in England it is just another Thursday, but over in Germany for the next few days, there are distinct signs of frivolity. Despite their supposed lack of humour, when the Germans have fun, they go for it in a big way and today in both Cologne and Dusseldorf, the Women take control! Commemorating an uprising of washerwomen in 1824 against male dominance of carnival, women in black storm the city hall and seize the keys to the city. With the ‘ladies’ in control, they go wild, kissing any man they come across and cutting off their ties with giant scissors (well, that’s what it says here). In deference to their washerwoman antecedents, perfectly attractive women will disguise themselves in over-the-top drab outfits and make-up which would do credit to the best of our panto dames. Brings a whole new meaning to the term ‘dress-down-day’. Anyway, we are not suggesting you emulate our continental counterparts, but with the weekend in sight, today might be a good day to introduce a few eccentric elements to your ensemble and keep your colleagues wondering what you are up to.
So what about the men? Well, they have to dress up as women. They may just choose to wear a fancy dress wig, or some fake eyelashes, or go the ‘whole hog’ in a fancy dress costume but the whole idea is for it to be a ‘bit of a laugh’ – Are you game? Take a look at our ladies costumes, lots of them go up to a UK size 18 and will be suitable for men.
Today we thought we’d concentrate on ladies fancy dress costumes.
Our remark about the lack of female werewolf outfits yesterday returns to a point we were making last year: There is not always a level playing field when it comes to costumes. One example is that there seem to be more superhero outfits available than there are superheroines, so it can be a bit tricky when it comes to a superhero/villains theme event. Others would also observe that, of the female superhero outfits that are available, some tend to be in the skimpy crop-top style which doesn’t suit everyone’s requirements. The same sort of thing happens with Halloween outfits: Whilst we know that there’s a school of thought that says ‘Girls don’t do gruesome’, it is, of course, their right to do so if they wish, but they then find that in many cases all the Market has to offer is female (and sexy!) versions of male icons of horror such as Jason and Chucky. We know the female is supposedly more deadly than the male, so where are the outfits from ‘Resident Evil’, ‘Alien’ or the Selene (of Underworld) combat suits?
Suffice it to say, here at Props n Frocks, once we’re aware of a problem, we do our best to deal with it. Stay tuned for further developments!
Of course, in our vast range of ladies hire costumes, we stock ladies fancy dress costumes in all themes and ranges. If you are local to our retail / hire shop in Battlesbridge, it is well worth a visit to see our complete range of top quality hire costumes.