Quite often when it comes to a movies themed fancy dress party, people will often require instantly recognisable character costumes such as Buzz Lightyear, Shrek, the various superheroes, Cleopatra, Mark Anthony, etc., rather than individual stars. For those who do not appreciate dressing-up, two of the easiest characters to portray are the comedy duo of the early cinema, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. They do of course require one person to be of the larger persuasion, whilst the other needs to be fairly thin, but aside from this the only costume requirements are usually dark suits, ties and the obligatory bowler hats. The reason we have mentioned them today is Stan Laurel died on February 23rd 1965. With only a few days to go now until the Oscars we thought we would check on the comedy duos wins. In 1960 Stan Laurel received a special Oscar “for his creative pioneering in the field of cinema comedy”, whilst the only Oscar they ever won together was for the short comedy ‘The Music Box’ in 1932. (The one where they are seen dressed in dungarees, moving a piano, if that means anything to you!).
Other ‘easy’ fancy dress options for those of you who are not keen on dressing up are The Blues brothers. Just wear a black suit, wear a black fedora and dark glasses. Finish the entire look with a black tie. We stock all Blues Brothers accessories to help complete this very easy and simple fancy dress costume.
This fancy dress theme comes up so much, so why not check out some of our other blogs on this theme, or take a look at our range of film costumes, where you will find plenty of costume ideas