Couples Fancy Dress

For February 22nd we get up close and personal with our ‘Couples fancy dress theme’ as today celebrates the 125th anniversary since the first Western Outfitsappearance of a personal column in the Times newspaper. Of course the personal column has many functions, one of the main ones being the ‘lonely hearts’ search for a soul-mate. The trick here is to sum yourself up in a few concise sentences with the help of a ‘shorthand’ that pre-dates text-speak by years, a ‘gsoh’ (good sense of humour) often being a requirement. Of course the object of dressing-up (or ‘cosplaying’, as some now call it) is to seize the opportunity to adopt an alter-ego and be someone/thing else for a change, but a gsoh can still help. So even if you are taking the chance to make a good first impression as someone completely different (so you can have a second chance as your real self later), come and see us here at Props n Frocks, where we have been known to make quite an impression ourselves.

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)
  • Freddy Krueger & Miss Krueger
  • Hansel & Gretel
  • Bill & Ben
  • Noddy & Big Ears
  • Doctors & Nurses
  • Nun & Vicar (or other religious costumes)
  • Cleopatra & Mark Antony, or Caesar
  • Cowboy & Indian squaw, or saloon girl
  • Gangster & Charleston (Moll)
  • Robin Hood & Maid Marion
  • Henry VII & one of his wives
  • Santa & Mrs Christmas, or Miss Xmas or Elf
  • Superman & Supergirl
  • American GI Man & Lady
  • Captain & Sailor Girl
  • Alice & the Mad Hatter
  • Andy Pandy & Loppy Loo

Couples Fancy dress

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?