Goodies & Baddies Fancy Dress

Goodies & Baddies is today’s fancy dress theme. As a child did you like to dress-up and play Cops and Robbers or Cowboys and Indians?  If not, chances are youAdult Devil Fancy Dress are one of our growing number of readers who subscribe to the more modern take on these type of themes, that of Heroes and Villains or Goodies and Baddies.  The reason we were asking is because today, August 8th marks the day of the Great Train Robbery, way back in 1963. For those of you who were not born then, such as Tennis Star Roger Federer (who celebrates his 30th birthday today – born 1981) or were too young to remember it, this was possibly one of the most daring and audacious crimes in the UK. Probably one of the most well known of the Great Train Robbers was Ronnie Biggs, who escaped from Wandsworth prison in 1965 and then spent 30 years in exile.  He was also born on this day in 1929. So, whether you want to be a Goodie or a Baddie, a Hero or a Villain, have a chat with us at Props n Frocks.

We have covered this Go0die & Baddies costume theme a few times on these blogs, so we are not going to repeat the lists we have made on previous blogs, but we suggest you take a look here for some great Goodie & Baddie Costume ideas

Heroes & Villains Fancy Dress Party

We often find people wanting to have Superhero, Heroes & Villains or Goodies and Baddies fancy dress parties in May. Take a look at some of these other Heroes & Villains blogs Wizard of Oz Outfits

One thing you may notice about many of the costumes available, particularly the superhero ones is that are all very similar. This is to do with licenses and copyright.  A few of the bigger names in the costume manufacturing world, will pay for a licence to produce costumes for a particular film, character, etc.. Often these can be for older films rather than newer ones, as many companies find it difficult to produce the costumes when the film is out in cinemas.

Most costumes for these types of parties, (particularly the Superheroes theme) tend to be character costumes, such as Batman, Robin, Superman, Spiderman, Supergirl, Lara Croft, etc.. However there are some generic costumes that will also fit the bill such as gangsters and molls, angels and devils, etc…

You do not need to be restricted to superhero costumes for this theme, why not also look at the following as it may give you some other great costume ideas…

  • Real Life Villains – Infamous criminal (Jack The Ripper) or a bog standard prisoner costume
  • Real Life Heroes – Mother Teresa, Doctors & Nurse, all the armed services
  • Film / Book Villains – Freddy Krueger, Wicked Witch Of The West
  • Film / Book Heroes – Indiana Jones, James Bond
  • Cartoon Heroes – Popeye
  • Fantasy Villains – Devils, Vampires, Witches
  • Fantasy Heroes – Fairy Godmother, Angels
  • Childhood hero, just who was your childhood hero? Maybe a teacher or a pop star?