Having a ‘couples ‘ Fancy Dress Theme is okay if you have lots of couples who are your friends. However, if you are planning a fancy dress party, why not ban any couples actually attending as a couple (as in a pair of costumes such as Batman & Robin) and throughout the night, your guests have to see if they can find a couple for their costume? A great idea if you have loads of single friends, but also a great way to get your friends to mix and get chatting.
Okay, for all of you who actually want to go to a fancy dress party as a couple, you are not forgotten, we will give you some couples costume ideas…
Scarlett O’Hara & Rhett Butler – Gone With The Wind
Batman & Robin (or The Joker, or any other Villain)
Morticia & Gomez Addams (or Uncle Fester or Wednesday)
Today’s Fancy Dress Theme is couples – aah how romantic!
Ladies Juliet Fancy Dress
We mentioned the 80’s a few days ago and of course Julia Roberts who was born on October 28th 1967, had her first teenage debut in 1988 in the film ‘Mystic Pizza’. However, probably her most popular role to date is that of Vivian Ward in the 1990 romantic film ‘Pretty Woman’. We might suggest that Romantic Couples could be the theme today. But, if the role of a ‘ho’ is not for you, there are hundreds of others we could mention. For a start there is the original fairy tale behind the Pretty Woman theme; Cinderella and her Prince Charming, or other popular pantomime and literary characters such as Romeo and Juliet or Heathcliff and Cathy from ‘Wuthering Heights’.
Alternatively you might choose to look at Films and Musicals which are often peppered with Romance, such as Rhett Butler and Scarlet O’Hara from ‘Gone with the Wind’ (we stock some lovely costumes that are ideal for a Scarlett O’Hara costume).; or Christine and the Phantom of the Opera, or Princess Fiona and Shrek.
History and mythology also have some great romantic couples, from Cleopatra and Mark Anthony to Helen of Troy and Paris, to Lancelot and Guinevere; Maid Marian and Robin Hood to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, the list is endless. We’re sure you will have some great ideas for this theme and naturally Props ’n’ Frocks is the place to help you make your dreams come true.
Often we are asked for fancy dress costumes suitable for couples to dress up in and do we have a great choice of costumes at Props n Frocks. There have been so many famous couples that it is releatively easy to find great costumes. For example, what about a Robin Hood costume, either paired with Friar Tuck, or a Maid Marion costume. As Halloween approaches how about a Morticia Addams & Uncle Fester costume
August 23rd – Romance is on our mind today as we mark the passing in 1926 of Rudolph Valentino and the birth of Gene Kelly in 1912. Best known for his smouldering Latino looks in silent screen roles such as ‘The Sheik’ (add a ladies belly dancer costume for a great couples fancy dress idea) and ‘Blood and Sand’ (where he played a matador – just add a ladies Spanish costume for another couples costume), Valentino was arguably the first movie ’heart-throb’. Such was the impact of his death that he had to have two funerals. The first, in New York, where he actually died, was marked with thousands lining the streets as the funeral vehicles passed, and reports of suicides by despondent fans. The body was then transported by train to the West Coast for a funeral held at Beverly Hills and his eventual burial in a crypt at Hollywood.
Gene Kelly is, of course best known for that dance routine from ‘Singing in the Rain’ but had a long and distinguished career in films and musicals. His last big screen appearance was with Olivia Newton John in the rollerdrome movie ‘Xanadu’ (1980). In honour of these two screen idols, we suggest that a Romantic Couples event could prove quite popular.
Why not let us know all of your couple fancy dress ideas?