Today we’re suggesting Storybook Characters as a fancy dress theme because Roger Hargreaves, creator of the Mister Men and Little Misses died on the 11th September in 1988. The books continue to be popular with children (and adults) of all ages, their popularity of course being enhanced by the TV series narrated by Arthur Lowe (late of ‘Dad’s Army). There are a wide range of Mr Men and Little Misses characters to give you ideas (or you could invent your own) – there are even some official costumes available, but they tend to be in child sizes. Why should the kids have all the fun? We stock a huge range of Storybook Characters from a Scarlett O’Hara Costume to Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz, or what about a character from The Twilight Saga – Props n Frocks stocks a huge range of werewolf costumes and accessories and brilliant vampire fangs.
Fay Wray, the co-star to King Kong, a gorilla who was big in the 30s (and continued to be so in the 1976 and 2005 remakes), was born this day in 1904. So, if you don’t fancy a storybook characters costume theme, how about ‘stars of the silver screen’ as an alternative costume theme.