Good luck if you are running the Sport Relief mile today in a fancy dress costume. We hope the sun shines for you. We mentioned yesterday that Saturday can often be our busiest day, but we are starting to find that Sunday is getting to be quite popular. This is possibly because we are one of the few fancy dress shops in the area that do open on Sundays.
Today we thought we would take a look at those celebrating their birthday today, as they can be pertinent to some of the themes we get asked for. 1970s is not quite as prolific request as it once was, but today sees the 70th birthday of actor and writer, Richard O’Brien. Some may remember him from The Crystal Maze in the 1980s, but it is the 1970s Rocky Horror Show, which is undeniably his most famous creation.
Talking of which, we see that the Sing-a-long-a Rocky Horror Picture Show is back at the Prince Charles Cinema in London on March 30th (plus a few other dates during the year). For those of you who are going, you might like to know that we offer the full range of licensed Rocky Horror characters for this show, including Frank n Furter, Columbia, Magenta and Riff Raff, we also stock boas, basques, stockings, wigs, etc, where you can improvise your own look. Take a look at our Rocky Horror information page, it gives you loads of information on Rocky Horror Costume Ideas
Another person celebrating his birthday today who was big in the 1970s, is Paul Michael Glaser, who played Detective Dave Starsky in the 1970s TV series’ Starsky and Hutch. This was one of the classic Cops TV shows (along with 1980s Miami Vice) which was recreated with new films in the noughties. Although we do occasionally get requests for the Miami Vice look, when it comes to costumes, Starsky and Hutch is not one that has stood the test of time.