As regular readers will know, we get our fancy dress theme inspiration from things that have happened on this date in history. We have a choice of 2 unrelated costumes themes today, read on to find out what they are and let us know which one you would choose.
September 7th and it’s the National Day of Brazil, but unless you’re keen on carnival or football (some British ex-pats did set up the first Italian football club in Genoa this day in 1893) there’s not much scope for a celebratory theme. There is always an option for a carnival based fancy dress theme. Some people use the carnival theme as a chance to wear one of our beautiful masquerade masks. We have one of the largest ranges available on-line and we keep them in stock all year round.
If Carnival does not ‘float (get it?) your boat’, why not go with our alternative excuse for a celebration is that it was upon this date in 1533 that the future Queen Elizabeth I was born. As most people know, she was the daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, although her mother was executed when Elizabeth was two and a half as Henry sought to find a wife who could bear him a male heir. Despite being declared illegitimate as a result of Anne’s fall from favour, Elizabeth grew to be the last and possibly greatest of the Tudor monarchs.
As the current second Elizabethan reign stands on the verge of the Queen’s Jubilee next year, many organisations and groups are starting to make their plans for celebrations to complement the official events and, judging from past experience (and jubilees), many of these may involve pageants of the ‘Gloriana’ Elizabethan Tudor age. Needless to say, we at Props n Frocks will be here to help – just don’t leave it to the last minute!
Some of our Tudor Costumes include (some of these are hire costumes only)
- Henry VIII
- Elizabeth I
- Tudor Man
- Rich Tudor Ladies
- Peasant Men
- Jester Costume
Take a look at some of our range of Tudor costumes