We thought we would choose an animal themed costume party today as September 26th
is the anniversary of the birth of Hugh Lofting, the creator of Doctor Doolittle. Although there has since been a ‘hijacking’ of the concept by the Americans, the original Doctor Doolittle, lived in Puddleby-on-the-Marsh and, through his ability to talk to animals, undertook a wide-ranging and exciting number of adventures around the world. The original Dr Doolittle film starred Rex Harrison as our hero and featured the Pushmi-pullyu, a llama-like creature with a head at both ends! From the costuming point of view, the outfit had the advantage of neither person having to be the ‘back-end’, but it did require a little co-ordination as to which direction to go in! Given that this date in 1986 also saw the premiere of the ‘Crocodile Dundee’ film, we thought we’d suggest an ‘Imaginary Menagerie’ theme, where you can create your own animal concepts. to help with this theme, we do stock animal tails, noses and ears that you can use as a base for your animal concepts.
If this theme is too limiting why not expand it out to include all animals? Props n Frocks has a huge range of animal costumes and animal face masks. You could even call it a Noah’s Ark party where couples have to arrive in two’s.