The final preparations are being made for the Props & Frocks Fancy Dress charity fun day on 14th July.
There is so much going on throughout the day including:
- Being a model wearing one of our quality fancy dress costumes, walking down the catwalk and having your picture taken – you may even be seen on our newly designed website. If this interests you, we are looking for people of all ages and shapes and sizes, please give us a call on 01245 327156
- Designing a mask
- Licensed Bar
- Kids Entertainment
- Mega raffle, with prizes from many local companies -more details to follow…
Yesterday we were mentioning American Independence Day and today we look at the way elements of American culture have worked their way into aspects of the costume trade business. Leaving aside the fact that a good many of the superheroes currently onscreen at the movies are of American origin (where are the British when you need them?), most would point to our more enthusiastic celebration of Halloween as a major legacy of US influence. In fact Halloween has a perfectly decent Celtic pedigree and if anything is a re-import from the States (whether it is an improvement is a different matter). Of greater interest at this time of the year is the Prom – the end-of-school-year event seen in films such as ‘Grease’ and ‘Back to the Future’ and increasingly in recent years ‘adopted’ by educational institutions of all levels in this country. During these times we find ourselves regarded as a potentially cheaper back-up to the formal dress-hire companies, although some schools may be creative enough to see the potential in a fancy-dress prom. After all, the prom usually has a theme (although ‘Under the Sea’ seems a little over-used when it comes to the movies), so why not work within that theme for the dress code?