Using Masquerade Masks to Add the Finishing Touch to Any Costume

Masquerade masks are becoming increasingly popular fancy dress costume accessories, and with their versatility it isn’t hard to see why. They have the ability to add the perfect finishing touch to any outfit, but can equally be used as a costume in their own right.

Masquerade masks can be ideal for masked balls or similar style parties where wearing one is essential. They can be equally as beneficial for Phantom of the Opera style costumes, and are sure to go down a storm. They can even be ideal for use with 80s outfits and indeed anything else, so there truly is an option for everyone.

They’re the perfect solution for people who don’t normally like to wear fancy dress costumes, and being a small piece of equipment they don’t have to cost a fortune. They make the ideal accessory and can be used to great effect for any style of party necessary.

Luckily, with the huge range of styles available there will be something to suit any costume imaginable, so finding the perfect accompaniment should never be too hard. And, for a great selection of masquerade masks of all kinds, Props n Frocks is the place to go.

At Props n Frocks they stock a fantastic range of masquerade masks at great prices, as well as a huge array of other costumes with everything from animals to 80s outfits being available. Anyone wanting the perfect costume, or even just the perfect finishing touch in the form of masquerade masks, should always make Props n Frocks their number 1 choice.

Props n Frocks has all the Accessories to Complete a 1980s Outfit

While Props n Frocks sells an exciting range of different 1980s fancy dress costumes, one size does not fit all as far as style is concerned and quite often, a touch of individual customisation is desired. For this, the shop sells a number of extra accessories including wigs and jewellery, but also everything from chokers, hats, make-up, bracelets and fishnet fingerless gloves – in a variety of colours – to machetes, fake blood, chainsaws and masks. These accessories include both those to suit a general look, from punk to New Romantic, and that of a specific pop, film or TV star; including moustaches (Freddie Mercury) and silver sequinned gloves (Michael Jackson).

Props n Frocks sells a range of wigs designed to suit 1980s style costumes. These include a layered mullet style male Bee Gees wig, the Cher Curly Wig, the 1980s Rock Star wig and the punk rocker style Spiky Budget Black Wig, with many of these wigs being available in various colours and to suit various budgets. The shop also sells jewellery potentially suitable for 1980s fancy dress, from bracelets to clip-on rings. In addition to these items, the shop also sells accessories in other sections of the site, such as the Historical or Films sections, which may be suitable for the customisation of fancy dress costumes depending on the exact desired look. To find out more about the complete range of 80s fancy dress accessories and costumes available to buy, just visit the Props n Frocks website now.

Ideas for 1980s Costumes Themed around Films

Many of the most popular 1980s fancy dress costumes are based on the decade’s pop, rock or TV stars, but they are not the only sources of inspiration for a great costume. Also worth considering are 80s costumes themed around films, such as:

  • Airplane,
  • Back to the Future,
  • Beetlejuice,
  • Beverley Hills Cop,
  • The Blues Brothers,
  • Ghostbusters,
  • The Indiana Jones series,
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street
  • The Rambo series,
  • Robocop,
  • Scarface,
  • Star Wars, and
  • Top Gun.

Props n Frocks sell a range of outfits and accessories based around 1980s movies. Full costume sets include the Freddy Krueger Costume and Blister Pack; the official costume for A Nightmare on Elm Street, as well as a Ghostbusters costume that consists of a jumpsuit and inflatable back pack.

Also available are several outfits based around the cult film Friday the 13th, including the Mechanic Jason Overalls Costume and the Jason Costume Blister pack; a licensed costume kit consisting of a screen printed blood stained tunic, a blood stained cleaver and mask. Also available to complete these particular costumes are ‘bloody’, chainsaws, machetes and masks.

Also on sale is the replica licensed Darth Vader Mask, as seen in the original Star Wars trilogy. Fancy dress costumes such as these are practically guaranteed to make your outfit the most authentic and original of the party.

To find out more about the huge range of fancy dress costumes and accessories available in the shop across many different categories, just take a look at the Props n Frocks website.

Ideas for Costumes Themed around 1980s TV Shows

Although many attendees of fancy dress parties tend to go dressed as pop, rock or film stars, from Madonna and Michael Jackson to Freddie Mercury and Adam Ant, there are also many other themes to base a great costume around. Among these are outfits based around 1980s TV shows, ranging from The Dukes of Hazzard, Miami Vice, Baywatch, Airwolf and Magnum P.I. to Dynasty, Dallas, Fame, Knight Rider, A-Team, ‘Allo ‘Allo and Blackadder. There are even 1980s cartoon characters to potentially base an 80s costume around, ranging from Danger Mouse and Bananaman to He-Man and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Full fancy dress costumes based around 1980s TV shows that are already in stock at Props n Frocks include the licensed Miami Vice Tubbs costume, which consists of a grey suit, glasses and police badge. For those not afraid to improvise and customise their fancy dress outfits further, it is also well worth looking through supposedly unrelated sections of the website, such as the Historical section for making those finishing touches to a Blackadder costume. It is an exciting quest to embark on to design a truly individual costume at those moments when an off-the-shelf version is not available, and indeed to complete these looks it is well worth having a browse through the full range of jackets, trousers, dresses, wigs, jewellery and other 1980s fancy dress accessories available at Props n Frocks, which can be done either from the shop in Essex or online.

Take a Look at the Props n Frocks Range of 1980s Style Wigs

The process of achieving the ultimate look for an 1980s fancy dress themed party does not stop with the right off-the-shelf fancy dress outfits. Whether one wishes to resemble a specific pop, rock or film star of the decade, from Michael Jackson to Alice Cooper, or simply a general look such as Punk or New Romantic, pulling it off also depends on adopting authentic headwear.

Props n Frocks has all the wigs in stock to complete 1980s style costumes. These include afro wigs, a mullet style male Bee Gees wig, a spiky Alice Cooper style wig and the Cher Curly Wig, which is of a long length with a fringe. Also available is the 1980s Rockstar wig, which is another long length wig with spiky top layers. For individuality, extra fancy dress accessories such as big hair bows could also be added to many wigs. Props n Frocks sells its wigs in a number of different colours, including blonde and black. Budget versions of a chosen wig may also be available.

Props n Frocks also sell products across a number of other categories that may be suitable for 1980s fancy dress costumes. These include everything from glasses, gloves, microphones and moustaches to chokers, bracelets and beards. It must be kept in mind though that for hygiene reasons, the shop cannot refund its wigs as per the usual returns policy. For top quality 80s costumes, wigs and accessories, Props n Frocks is the number one choice.

The Best Freddie Mercury Fancy Dress Outfits Available Online

As lead singer of the British rock band Queen, Zanzibar-born Freddie Mercury has been an inspirational figure for millions, being much-missed since his death in November 1991. His greatest hits with Queen include such instantly recognisable songs as Bohemian Rhapsody, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, We Will Rock You, We Are the Champions and I Want to Break Free. He is regarded by many to be the greatest rock singer of all time, with his performance with Queen at Live Aid in 1985 one of his most memorable. Just as individual as the music was the fashion sense, with many men today replicating his style for pop or rock star, 1980s, musical and icon themed fancy dress parties around the globe.

Props n Frocks stock two Freddie Mercury style fancy dress costumes, reminiscent of the one he wore in his 1986 Magic Tour performance at Wembley. The first consists of a 100% polyester white jumpsuit and yellow jacket combo, with the jacket being suitable for chest sizes up to 44″. The latter costume consists of a yellow PVC jacket and white trousers, with the jacket being available in three sizes to fit up to a 40″, 42″ or 44″ chest. As well as these 80s outfits, the store also sell a range of Freddie Mercury style accessories to complete the look, including moustaches, wigs and microphones.

Props n Frocks is the place to shop for Freddy Mercury 80s outfits and other eighties fancy dress pop or rock star costumes and accessories.

Strike a Pose with our Madonna Costumes

Madonna is an international favourite for all ages, with astonishing independence and here-to-stay power. Having not necessarily been too highly rated as a natural talent, particularly at the beginning of her career, she went on to prove the doubters wrong with her charisma and chutzpah and continues to top the charts today. Often controversial, she has continually reinvented herself, and with such hit songs and videos spanning the decades as Like a Virgin, Like a Prayer, Vogue and Ray of Light, it is of no surprise that so many women seek to copy her style through a range of Queen of Pop themed fancy dress costumes, jewellery, wigs and other accessories.

The Madonna style ladies fancy dress range at Props n Frocks includes the iconic gold outfit. As well as the famous cone bra, it includes a flesh coloured corset top which is elasticated at the back to fit more flexibly, as well as a hair scrunchie and hot pants. Also available is a dark dress to which could be added whalenet tights, a wig and lace gloves, as well as the 1980s Pop Star Costume with a gold basque. Other costumes available include the 1980s Diva costume, which is another outfit reminiscent of Madonna’s 1980s costume style. It includes a dress, wristbands, leggings, a headpiece, lilac chain and belt. Other accessories on sale to complete the look include tutus, wigs and eyelashes. For the ultimate 1980s Madonna costume, Props n Frocks is the only online fancy dress shop any lady will ever need.