Naval Officer Costume
Today’s fancy dress theme suggestion is based on a Nautical theme as at 23.40 on April 14th 1912 the liner Titanic, on its maiden voyage, had its fateful encounter with an iceberg and subsequently sank with the loss of over 1500 people – there were 2227 passengers aboard.
Being one of the greatest maritime disasters of all time, there may be an obvious reluctance to make this event an occasion for celebration although ‘What You Were Wearing When The Boat Went Down’ has, and always will be, a very popular fancy dress theme.
Popular Nautical fancy dress costumes for this theme include:
Some possible Titanic linked costumes…
- Dinner Suits & Ballgowns
- Naval Officer Costumes
- Poker Player
- Show Girl (from the on board Theatre show)
More traditional Nautical costumes include:
- Navy Officers
- Scuba Diver
‘All the nice girls love a sailor’ says the song, & with this fancy dress theme, you can!
Nautical Fancy Dress Costume Ideas:
Today is the centenary of the sinking of the Titanic. There are many special programmes and commemorations marking the occasion, so there is little that we can add, although we were intrigued by the notion put forward a few weeks back that in fact it was the Moon which helped create the disaster. Apparently the exceptionally close proximity of the Moon in April 1912 was said to have created increased tidal flow which caused a greater number of icebergs to break away and move further into the shipping lanes than usual, with disastrous consequences.
Today’s fancy dress theme suggestion is ‘What You Were Doing When The Ship Went Down’ as at 23.40 on April 14th 1912 the liner Titanic, on its maiden voyage, had its fateful encounter with an iceberg and subsequently sank with the loss of over 1500 people – there were 2227 passengers aboard.
Being one of the greatest maritime disasters of all time, there may be an obvious reluctance to make this event an occasion for celebration. However, before the events surrounding the ill-fated voyage were portrayed to such effect in the eponymous blockbuster film, a commonly found fancy-dress theme was ‘What You Were Wearing When The Boat Went Down’ – the point being that people could turn up dressed up in virtually whatever came to hand, as one might in a forced evacuation in the middle of the night. A common idea is to come in a bedsheet or duvet, but if you want something more outlandish and different, you know where to come. This is one of those fancy dress themes that you really do not need to hire or buy anything. If your budget does not stretch to purchasing a costume, you will be able to put something together at home from your own wardrobe.
Popular fancy dress costumes for this theme include:
Under the Sea is the fancy dress theme for today, as it was this day, twenty years ago in 1990 that the two halves of the
Zombie Pirate Csotume
Channel Tunnel were linked, effectively joining the UK with the rest of Europe. Technically, of course, the tunnel is under the sea-bed, but that offers less scope for costuming unless you went for a ‘Monsters under the Sea Bed’ theme (Monsters Sink) but that’s probably carrying the stream of consciousness a little far. So for under the sea it’s down to Mermaids (could become trendy again when one turns up in the next Pirates of the Caribbean film); fish and other sea creatures and, of course, catching the mood of the moment, maritime zombies (the ones who are past their sail-by date).
You could make them costume theme easier by having a ‘water’, or ‘The Sea’ based fancy dress party as this would then bring into play Naval costumes, pirates, swimwear, lifeguards, diving costumes, as well as all the underwater costume suggestions that have already been mentioned.
And, as we mentioned at the beginning, this fancy dress theme gets its inspiration from the joining of the two ends of the Channel Tunnel, so why not also use this date to have a ‘European’ theme if you don’t fancy the ‘sea’?
The costume theme we have chosen for today is Nautical. The reason being that on October 21st 1805 (yes, we know we are a bit late with this), the Battle
of Trafalgar took place, mortally wounding Admiral Horatio Nelson. But when it comes to the Sea that’s not the only reason, for also on this day in 1772 the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge was born, one of his most famous works being the Rime of the Ancient Mariner. Now we might not have any Ancient Mariners in stock as such, but we certainly have plenty of other uniforms, including our Naval Officer Costume which is always a popular choice and is available for both males and females. Take a look at our naval fancy dress costumes
Given the era of the Battle of Waterloo, we decided on a Nautical theme to give you and your guests more costume choices, this theme therefore also includes pirate costumes - very popular at the moment. We have a fantastic range of costumes and pirate accessories for both male & female pirates and with the new Pirates of the Caribbean 4 currently being filmed in and around Greenwich, famous for its naval history this could combine a number of themes.