Today’s fancy dress theme suggestion is ‘When The Ship Went Down’ . Although, due to the timing of the sinking of the Titanic, some people may think that this is not an appropriate costume theme, however, this is a fancy dress theme that crops up all through the year.
Here are some of our ‘When the Ship Went Down’ Costume suggestions…
- Bed Clothes
- Black Tie
- Evening Wear
- Kids Entertainers
- Band Member
- Crew – why not wear a pirate costume – who said it wasn’t a pirate ship?
- Show girls
- Taking a shower – wear shorts and a strapless top (for the ladies) underneath a large towel with either a shower cap or towel wrapped around the head. Men can just wear a towel, over shorts around their waist.
You cannot have failed to notice the media spotlight that has recently been turned on the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic (it sank on April 15th 1912, having struck an iceberg at 11.40pm on April 14th (‘local’ ship’s time)). The commemoration services due to take place next weekend reflect the tragic loss of life of so many people on the “ship that could not sink”. When it comes to costumes, parties are not the only events where people want to dress up. Anniversaries of specific events also play a major role in our business.
People requesting costumes for 1912, often ask us for Edwardian outfits. As with other decades of the twentieth century, clothing takes time to evolve and although the country was almost two years into the reign of George V when the Titanic sank, the Edwardian look was still very much in vogue. For those interested in finding out more info on the types of costumes worn for this period, Props & Frocks have a range of newsletters on each decade of the twentieth century. So, whether you need costumes from the 1900s through to the 1990s, why not get in touch?