With just under a week to go to this year’s Children in Need, this weekend might be a good time to finalise your fundraising arrangements (or, if you are caught up with the mood of the moment, quickly work up some fundraising ideas to contribute to this worth cause). Props & Frocks supports many charities and is happy to offer a 10% discount code for any of you participating in this year’s events. Just drop us an email and we will get back to you with the relevant discount code that you can use on any of our fancy dress costumes and costume accessories
In the meantime, today we say Happy Birthday to Hugh Bonneville. He is one of those actors of great versatility, who crops up in all manner of roles. He is currently probably best known for being the Earl of Grantham in Downton Abbey, and as Ian Fletcher, the head of the Games Organising Committee in the Olympics spoof ‘Twenty-Twelve’. Following our comments earlier this week, it is probably true to say that TV programmes do not create as much demand for costumes as movies, but with the enthusiasm for the Downton programme (and similar ‘historical’ dramas) we do tend to notice an upturn in interest in the periods portrayed. Strangely, with the possible exception of the Victorians, few people seem interested in portraying the lower and servant classes of the relevant eras, even if the demand for French Maid outfits seems constant, come what may!